About Timpani

Please Note: On January 18, 2019, Timpani Capital Management announced the signing of an agreement to be acquired by Calamos Advisors LLC. Our team is excited to partner with Calamos in continuing to provide our clients with unyielding focus and dedication to our investment process and strategies. The transaction is expected to close following applicable regulatory and customary closing conditions, including mutual fund shareholder approvals. To view the press release, click here.

Timpani Capital Management is an investment manager focused on small cap growth investing. Our experienced senior management and investment professionals work as a team to identify investment prospects and manage client portfolios. Timpani Capital uses a consistent and proven investment philosophy and process that has been used since the inception of the firm. Timpani Capital is an employee-owned, Milwaukee-based boutique that started with $1 million of assets under management on April 1, 2008, only a few months before a global economic meltdown, and today, manages over $300 million in assets.

Timpani are large, kettle-shaped drums, often found at the back of an orchestra. The name of our firm, Timpani Capital Management, combines two passions of its co-founder, Brandon Nelson – drumming and stock-picking. Brandon started his drumming career in the 5th grade and began picking stocks only a few years later. He continued his drumming throughout high school and college, playing snare drum with the University of Wisconsin Marching Band in the early 1990s (final performance was at the 1994 Rose Bowl!!). Today, he still finds time to beat the drums after a hard day at work.