Darren Short, CFA is Managing Director, Head of Southeast Institutional Equity Sales at RBC Capital Markets.  Previously he served as Director, Head of South East Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital and also worked in institutional equity sales at Bear Stearns & Co.  He holds a BBA from the University of Georgia and was awarded the right to use the CFA designation in 2001. He is a member of the CFA Institute and also serves as a member of The Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Society of Financial & Investment Professionals. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of Christian Leadership Concepts, and is a past board member of the Georgia Council of International Visitors and Trinity Community Ministries.  In addition, Darren is an active member of his church, Peachtree Rd UMC having served in numerous leadership positions including Chairing the Administrative Board and Finance Committee and most recently as chair of a capital campaign to eliminate the church’s indebtedness and build a youth facility.  He is married to the lovely Ann Short and they have two daughters – Lilly Grace (age 9) and Caroline (age 7).