Our Culture

The firm was founded with a shared goal, to “Deliver Exceptional Investment Results and Develop Enduring Client Relationships”, and this mission continues to serve as the guiding vision for the firm.

Recognizing that our clients are our top priority, we have thoughtfully aligned our interests with theirs through co-investment in our strategies, and by being independent and employee-owned. The entrepreneurial spirit with which Champlain was founded is also emulated in an environment of continuous improvement that encourages us to embrace change and strive for excellence.

We understand that we cannot reach success without working as a team — this means that everyone is a hands-on contributor. As such, our offices are designed (both architecturally and organizationally) to facilitate robust collaboration within and across business units. The firm values an “open door” policy to promote the extension of deep industry, functional, and institutional knowledge between the partners and the associates. Employees are also encouraged to both expand upon, as well as share with others, their own knowledge base to maintain situational awareness beyond their primary function.

As Champlain has grown we have continued to be thoughtful in our expansion, acknowledging that while skills and qualifications are important when adding to our team, a candidate’s cultural fit is also vital to the hiring formula. We look for individuals who demonstrate humility, integrity, curiosity, and a hunger for excellence.