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Investment Management Team

A collaborative and collegial culture reinforces our cohesive team and encourages the open exchange of ideas, news and analysis in both formal and informal investment meetings. In this way, our strategic expertise has evolved over 30 years.

Roy D. Behren

Roy D. Behren, Managing Member and Portfolio Manager
Roy came to WCM in 1994 and became a Managing Partner as of December 31, 2010. He is co-portfolio manager for Westchester Capital Management, LLC and affiliates and Westchester Capital Partners, LLC. He was also their Chief Compliance Officer from September 2002 through June 2010. After earning a B.S. in Economics at The Wharton School, he received a J.D. degree from the University of Miami Law School and an LL.M. degree in corporate law from the New York University School of Law. In 1987, he joined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's New York Regional Office, where he worked as an enforcement attorney for seven years prior to starting his investment career at WCM. From 2004 through 2006, Roy served as a member of Redback Networks' Board of Directors and its Audit Committee.

Michael T. Shannon

Michael T. Shannon, Managing Member and Portfolio Manager
Michael joined WCM in 1996 and became a Managing Partner as of December 31, 2010. He is co-portfolio manager for Westchester Capital Management, LLC and affiliates and Westchester Capital Partners, LLC. After receiving a B.S. in Finance from Boston College, he started his career at J.P. Morgan in 1988 where he worked in the firm's corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and equity research departments for eight years. He then joined WCM where he was Director of Research for nine years. After two years as Senior Vice President in charge of Mergers and Special Situations at D.E. Shaw & Co., he rejoined WCM in 2006. Mike holds a Chartered Financial Analyst certification and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.

Robert K. Lynch

Robert K. Lynch, Director of Research
Robert was hired as WCM's Director of Research in May 2005. He graduated from Brown University and received his MBA from Columbia University. Following business school, Rob joined the Equity Research Department at Bear Stearns as an Associate Research Analyst for two years. He then joined Société Générale as a senior risk arbitrage analyst in the equity derivatives group where he spent five years. He spent two years as a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston where he was the senior analyst on the risk arbitrage proprietary desk just prior to joining WCM.

Abraham R. Cary

Abraham R. Cary, Head Trader and Research Analyst
Abe is WCM's Head Trader, having joined the firm in January 2002. After graduating from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Geography and French, Abe started his career in 1997 with the equity derivatives group at Société Générale where he spent two years as a risk arbitrage trader. He then spent two years as Vice President and Senior Trader on the risk arbitrage desk of Crédit Lyonnais before joining WCM.

Steven V. Tan

Steven V. Tan, Senior Equity Analyst and Director of Credit Research
Steven joined WCM as Senior Analyst in January 2012. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. After graduating from college, Steven started his career in 2000 as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he spent three years. After graduate school, he was Vice President at Avenue Capital for six years where he was a senior analyst in the Event-driven Group and later in the High Yield and Distressed Group. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a member of the board of directors of Magnachip Semiconductor.

Benjamin E. Kunofsky

Benjamin E. Kunofsky, Trader
Ben started his career at WCM as an Assistant Trader in 2010.  Ben graduated from Middlebury College, completing his B.A. in Mathematics and Religion.

 

Michael Corigliano

Michael Corigliano, Analyst/Trader
Michael joined WCM in 2015 as an Analyst/Trader, with broad equity derivatives experience, including a deep expertise in options modeling. Prior to joining WCM, Michael was an Equity Derivatives Trader at Capstone Investment Advisors from 2007 to 2010. Michael was then a Portfolio Manager at Bell Curve Capital, a derivatives-focused hedge fund, for four years prior to joining WCM. Michael graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering in 2006, with a Bachelor of Applied Science.

 

Business Management and Support Team

Our firm is supported by a best-in-class institutional infrastructure focused on ensuring compliance and timely execution.

Bruce J. Rubin

Bruce J. Rubin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Bruce joined WCM as Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Bruce started his career practicing law for five years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He then held a number of positions at major Wall Street firms, including four years as President and CEO of PaineWebber Properties and three years as CAO at Lightyear Capital, a private equity fund. Prior to joining WCM, Bruce spent five years at Seneca Capital, an event-driven hedge fund, as Chief Operating Officer.

Jody Harris-Stern

Jody Harris-Stern, Managing Director, Strategic Accounts and Investor Relations
Jody joined WCM as Director of Strategic Accounts and Investor Relations in 2010. She received a B.A. from Saint Michael's College in Business and Economics. Jody began her career in 1997 at Zweig Advisers and held a number of positions within the firm over four years. She then spent over eight years in senior management positions at UBS, specializing in business development, marketing and investor relations. Prior to joining WCM, Jody was Chief Marketing Officer at Southridge LLC, a hedge fund in Connecticut.

Thomas Macior

Thomas Macior, Managing Director, Business Development
Tom joined WCM as the Director of Business Development in December 2013. He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Finance from DePaul University. Tom began his career in sales and marketing at Harris Investment Management. After ten years with Harris, he continued to raise assets for several other firms, including Banc One Investment Advisors, Principal Global Investors and Oakbrook Investments. Most recently, he was a Director at Allianz Global Investors, raising assets in a broad array of disciplines and strategies.

Jennifer A. Coppola

Jennifer A. Simpson, Controller
Jennifer joined WCM as Assistant Controller in 2011, and was promoted to Controller in 2012. She graduated from Pace University with both a BBA and MBA in Accounting. Jennifer began her career in 2003 where she spent eight years in Ernst & Young's New York FSO Assurance Practice serving asset management clients including hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds, and management companies. Jennifer is also a certified public accountant licensed in New York State.

Amy Nazimiec

Amy L. Nazimiec, Associate Compliance Officer
Amy joined WCM as Associate Compliance Officer in 2015. She graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Economics. Amy began her career in 2005 at BlackRock and gained additional experience in operations and compliance at Old Mutual Asset Management Trust Company. Prior to joining WCM she was a Compliance Analyst at Towers Watson Investment Services, Inc.

Michael Bauco

Michael Bauco, Director of Operations
Michael joined WCM in 2016 as Director of Operations. He graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Finance. Michael began his career in 2007 at IBM and gained operations experience at hedge funds DKR Capital and Shumway Capital. Prior to joining WCM, Michael spent 5 years at Deimos Asset Management (previously known as Guggenheim Global Trading until 2015).

Robin Grosso

Robin Cosgrove, Associate Operations Manager
Robin joined WCM in 2000 as an Assistant Operations Manager and served as the Assistant Compliance Officer from 2007 through March 2015. She attended State University of New York at New Paltz and Mercy College. She contributes a strong financial institutions background, having started her career in banking in 1984 at Northside Savings Bank. Prior to her time at WCM, she worked for an environmental consulting firm as their office manager and human resource specialist.

Stacey Fornabaio

Stacey Fornabaio, Associate Operations Manager
Stacey joined WCM's operations department as an Assistant Operations Manager in 1996. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music with a B.M. and completed her Master of Music in 1990 at Manhattan School of Music. Stacey joined WCM after working for many years in the music and fitness fields.

Laura Morgan

Laura Morgan, Associate Operations Manager
Laura joined WCM in 2005 as an Assistant Operations Manager. Prior to joining WCM, Laura trained at the New York School of Interior Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also a licensed teaching assistant in New York, and ran a design business.