Chris Crooks is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Fundamental Small and Micro Cap Strategies. Mr. Crooks also serves as an Equity Analyst for these strategies. Prior to joining AlphaOne Capital Partners in 2009, he worked for the OFI Institutional/Babson Capital organization since 2003, serving as Managing Director/Portfolio Manager.

Previously, Mr. Crooks was a Managing Director/Analyst at Commerce Capital Markets covering the specialty chemicals and materials sectors. He also was a Senior Research Analyst at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.

Mr. Crooks received five awards in the Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" survey, including awards for earnings estimate accuracy and stock picking in chemicals/specialty chemicals & materials.

He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an MBA from Villanova University. Mr. Crooks is a CFA charterholder and member of the American Chemical Society.