Keith Trauner co-founded GoodHaven Capital Management in late 2010, created and began managing our affiliated GoodHaven Fund in April of 2011, and currently serves as a Managing Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager along with Larry Pitkowsky.
Prior to forming GoodHaven, Keith was a consultant to Fairholme Capital Management for approximately two years and from 1999 through late 2008, he held a variety of roles at Fairholme, including Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.
In addition, for most of the period from 2002 through 2008, he was a Director, the Secretary/Treasurer, and a named Portfolio Manager of FCM’s affiliated Fairholme Fund. Keith has more than 30 years of experience in securities research and portfolio management across a wide range of companies and industries, has helped found and build other investment businesses, and has been in management positions at investment advisory firms for more than twenty years. He has been quoted and interviewed by leading media outlets on many occasions, including, but not limited to, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, CNBC, Kiplinger’s, and Money.