If you were to say that Hennessy Funds has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at Teresa Nilsen, it wouldn't be much of an exaggerration.

"Terry has been with me for almost 28 years, with overall responsibility for every facet of the business, from washing the dishes to overseeing and leading the 22 employees of the firm," says firm founder Neil J. Hennessy. "I would match Terry up against anyone, male or female, in this industry — she simply is the best and she understands all aspects of the mutual fund industry."

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