Chief Investment Officer & Co-PM

Sandy Rufenacht a 32-year industry veteran, is the Chief Investment Officer, Co-Portfolio Manager and principal owner of Three Peaks Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Rufenacht also serves as a Co-Portfolio Manager for the Aquila Three Peaks High Income Fund and the Aquila Three Peaks Opportunity Growth Fund.  Prior to founding Three Peaks in 2003, Mr. Rufenacht managed or co-managed multiple fixed-income products at Denver-based Janus Capital for more than a decade.  During his tenure at Janus, Mr. Rufenacht received numerous international accolades while managing the Janus High Yield Bond Fund and the Janus World High Yield Bond Fund.  Prior to joining Janus Capital, Mr. Rufenacht spent two years at Colonial Investments in Boston, Massachusetts as Fund Accountant. Mr. Rufenacht graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business administration.  Mr. Rufenacht served on the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine Council of Advisors for a number of years.  He also served on the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort School of Business Deans Leadership Council for a number of years.