15. Profit Investment Management

Profit Investment Management was founded by former pro football-player Eugene Profit in 1996. The firm currently manages $931 million assets–down 31% from the previous year.

The Silver Spring, Maryland-based investment firm manages 53 clients including corporations such as Abbott Laboratories and The Boeing Company;  as well as government agencies including New York City Retirement Systems and the San Francisco City and County Employee Retirement System, among others.

The firm’s products include large cap, small cap, and social equity portfolios.