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Jay B. Abramson, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer

Jay has been with CRM since 1985. As Chief Investment Officer, he maintains overall responsibility for the firm’s investment team. Jay is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and serves as Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to CRM, Jay earned his CPA. He received a BSE from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Jay is a Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee for Montefiore Medical Center and is on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

Christopher C. Barnett, President, Director of Marketing

Chris serves as President of the firm and is a member of CRM’s Management Committee.  He is responsible for the firm’s overall management and strategic direction. Additionally, Chris oversees all aspects of the firm’s global sales, consultant relations, and client services. Chris joined CRM in 1997 and was named President in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has held various leadership roles, including Director of Marketing and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining CRM, he worked at Ark Asset Management in the fixed income department. Chris earned a B.A. in history from the University of Richmond and is a Registered Representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Carlos A. Leal, CPA, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Carlos joined the firm in 1999 and serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer.  He is also a member of CRM’s Management Committee and is a Trustee of the CRM Mutual Fund Trust. Prior to CRM, Carlos was an Audit Senior Manager within the Financial Service Group of Ernst & Young LLP. He received a BBA from Iona College. Carlos serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Westchester Youth Soccer League.

Ronald H. McGlynn, Chairman

Ron is one of the co-founders of CRM and his primary role is Chairman. Prior to CRM, Ron was a portfolio manager and an investment analyst for Chase Manhattan Bank, Standard & Poor’s InterCapital and Oppenheimer & Company. He earned a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Columbia University Business School. Ron serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee on the Board of Trustees at Winthrop University Hospital.

Steven A. Yadegari, Esq., Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel

Steve is the firm’s COO and Chief Compliance Officer. He also serves as the General Counsel and is a member of CRM’s Management Committee. Steve joined the firm in August 2005. Prior to CRM, he worked at K&L Gates and Proskauer. Steve also has served as Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Steve is a past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York and is a past President of the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, and former Chairman of the Board. Steve has received a BA from Brandeis University and earned his JD from the Cardozo School of Law.