Diane Englert Christian

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Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA, Diane Englert Christian is director of investments for Atlanta Capital Group. She has more than 25 years of experience as a researcher, portfolio manager and investment officer in New York and Boston.

Diane joined Atlanta Capital Group after serving as Chief Investment Officer and Equity Strategist for Optimum Growth Advisors LLC, a firm she co-founded with business partner Karen Japngie in 1996. Atlanta Capital Group acquired Optimum Growth Advisors in January of 2013.

Prior to starting her own successful firm, Diane was a Senior Vice President at the U.S. Trust Company of New York. In her role as Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager of Campbell, Cowperthwait Division, she was a key member of the investment committee and oversaw the implementation of investment decisions. Before working at Campbell, Cowperthwait & Company, Diane was also employed at Shearson Lehman and began her career in 1985 at E.F. Hutton in the asset management and financial auditing areas.

Diane is married to Michael and they have four children.  She maintains a commitment to various community and philanthropic activities and enjoys tennis and skiing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • New York Society of Security Analysts
  • Boston Security Analysts Society


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, Boston College

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