Jack Thompson has joined The Berger Funds of Denver, Colorado as executive vice president. Thompson was last with Janus Capital Corporation where he was executive vice president, chief operating officer and director. During his tenure, from 1983 through 1995, Janus grew from $250 million to $26 billion in assets. Berger currently has $4 billion in assets.
Berger has also promoted Mark Sunderhuse from senior vice president, institutional marketing to portfolio manager of the $165 million Berger New Generation Fund. Sunderhuse has been with Berger since 1998, and was previously with Norwest/Crestone Capital Management as co-founder and senior vice president. Dave Martens will assume Sunderhuse's old position at Berger. Martens has been with Berger for the past four years as national sales manager.