John Skidmore is the Chief Compliance Officer of Parnassus Investments and the Parnassus Funds. Mr. Skidmore oversees compliance, legal matters and risk management for the firm and the funds. He joined Parnassus Investments in 2008. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Genworth Financial Wealth Management. Prior to that he was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Funds Management and had previously been Vice President and Director of Mutual Fund Administration at HighMark Capital Management. Mr. Skidmore holds the Series 6, 63 and 26 securities licenses as well as the CSCP and IACCP certifications. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology from the University of Kansas, a Juris Doctorate degree from Glendale University College of Law, where he was a member of Law Review, and a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he was a member of the Delta Mu Delta honor society. Mr. Skidmore was named a Rising Star of Compliance by Institutional Investor News in 2008.