Mason Hawkins is the founding member and the chairman of Southeastern Asset Management Incorporation, which was established in 1975.
Hawkins had a relatively short career before starting his own firm. From 1972 to 1973, he was the Director of Research Atlantic National Bank and then from 1974 to 1975 he held the same position at the First Tennessee Investment Management.
In 1975, Hawkins was one of the three partners who founded Southeastern Asset Management Inc. Southeastern Asset Management Inc. is an independently owned business that serves as an adviser to the Longleaf Partners Group, including Longleaf Partners Fund, Longleaf Partners International Fund and Longleaf Partners Small Cap Fund.
BA (Finance) University of Florida
MBA (Finance) University of Georgia