Chris Magaña – Principal

Chris-Magana-IMSCapitalChris Magaña is the President and Chief Compliance Officer at IMS Capital Management.  He is also responsible for providing equity research and portfolio management for the IMS Dividend Growth Strategy and for separately managed accounts.  Prior to joining IMS, Mr. Magaña worked as a portfolio manager for West Coast Trust, an affiliate of Columbia State Bank, where he developed a low turnover, concentrated equity strategy.  Chris has 12 years of equity research and portfolio management experience.  After receiving his B.A. in Business Administration from Concordia University, he completed his MBA in Finance and JD from Willamette University.  He is a member of the Oregon State Bar. He has served as an adjunct professor at Concordia University and currently teaches part-time at Washington State University-Vancouver and Willamette University’s Graduate School of Business.  He is active in several charitable organizations and speaks regularly to students, community groups and associations on investment, economic and personal finance topics. He is on the board of the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools and was named one of the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” in 2011.


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