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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.

Andrey A. Belov, PhD, Vice President

Andrey joined CRM in 2009 and is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group focusing on global equities. Previously, he was a senior research analyst responsible for global technology investments at Bernstein Global Value Equities, a unit of AllianceBernstein. Prior to Bernstein, Andrey was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he led projects in the high technology, telecommunications and aerospace industries. He earned a MS from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and a PhD from Princeton University.

Ian Bitner, Vice President

Ian joined the firm in 2010 and his primary role is research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Previously, he was a senior analyst at BroadArch Capital; and prior to BroadArch, Ian covered financial services as an investment banking analyst at Banc of America Securities. He earned a BS from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Sackett S. Cook, Vice President

Sackett joined the firm in 2010 and is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group focusing on international equities. Previously, he was a senior analyst and portfolio manager with Diamondback Capital and MENEMSHA Capital Group, respectively. He has additional experience as a global financial analyst with Execution Ltd., UBS Warburg and Fox-Pitt, Kelton. He received a BA from Tulane University.

Thomas P. Cook, Vice President

Tom joined CRM in 1996 and he is a trader for CRM’s investment team. Previously, he was employed as a trader at Gabelli Asset Management. Tom attended Fordham University where he earned a CBA BS in accounting. He is a member of St. Francis Prep Alumni Board of Directors.

Paul Covello, Director of Alternatives Trading

Paul joined the firm in 2013 and he is a trader for CRM’s investment team. Previously, he was a trader at JAT Capital. Paul has additional experience as a trader at Royal Bank of Canada and Pequot Capital Management. He received a BS in finance from the University of Florida.

Brittain Ezzes, Vice President

Brittain joined the firm in 2010 and is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Previously, she was an analyst and Managing Director with MissionPoint Capital Partners and Iridian Asset Management, respectively. Brittain has additional experience as an associate at the merchant banking fund SG Capital Partners, and as a business analyst with Price Waterhouse, LLP. She received a BA from Brown University.

Bernard C. Frojmovich, Vice President

Bernie joined the firm in 2009 and his primary role is research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Previously, he was a vice president and investor on the U.S. Small and Mid-Cap Value Equity Team at BlackRock Investment Management. Prior to BlackRock, Bernie covered financial services as an investment analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and a credit analyst at JPMorgan Chase. He earned a BS from CUNY, Brooklyn College and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Scott L. Geller, Senior Vice President, Director of Trading

Scott joined CRM in 1993 and he is Director of Trading. Before CRM, Scott was an assistant vice president on the trading desk at Rothschild, Inc. Scott earned a BBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York. Scott is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals.

Bianca Giannetta, Assistant Vice President

Bianca joined CRM in 2000 and is responsible for supporting CRM’s portfolio management team and trading desk. Previously, she was employed at Rothschild, Inc. for 15 years. Bianca attended Queensborough Community College where she earned an AAS in Computer Information Systems. She is active in the charitable endeavor, Support Connection, Inc.

Janet Hansen, Trade Settlement Specialist

Janet joined CRM in 2007 and serves as a Trade Settlement Specialist. Prior to CRM, she was employed as an Associate Manager with Prudential Equity Group for 31 years.

Brian M. Harvey, CFA, Vice President, Director of Research

Brian joined the firm in 2005 and he is the Director of Research and a portfolio manager in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, he was an equity research analyst at Fox-Pitt, Kelton. Brian also spent four years as accountant in the financial services audit practice at KPMG LLP and earned his CPA designation. He received a BS from Fairfield University.

Ryan Joyce, Assistant Trader

Ryan joined the firm in 2016 and is a trading assistant for CRM’s investment team. Previously, he was a senior operations associate at Deimos Asset Management (formerly Guggenheim Global Trading). Ryan has additional experience working in operations for SAC Capital (now Point72). He received a BS in finance from Boston College.

Ming Li Kwang, Analyst

Ming joined the firm in 2015 and serves as a research analyst focusing on international equities. Ming has over 10 years experience as an analyst covering Asia and Japan. Previously, she was a senior investment analyst at Maverick Capital and Chilton Investment Company in NY and Hong Kong. She has additional experience covering Asian equities at Goldman Sachs and UBS Securities.  Ming is fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, and Cantonese.  She received an MBA from New York University and a BA from National University of Singapore and Akita University.

Robert Maina, Vice President

Rob joined the firm in 2005 and he is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Previously, Rob worked at Copper Beech Capital Management, a long/short fund focusing on the technology sector, and also CIBC World Markets, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Arthur Andersen & Company LLP. He received a BS from Fairfield University’s School of Business.

Blaine Marder, CFA, Vice President

Blaine Marder joined the firm in 2015 and currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group.   Most recently, Blaine spent 11 years at Loeb King Capital as the Portfolio Manager on a long/short pan-Asia fund while also contributing to the research efforts on their multi-strategy fund.  Blaine has over 20 years of financial industry experience and is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received an MBA from The Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Milim, Analyst

Jeremy joined the firm in 2016 and he currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group.  Prior to CRM, Jeremy was an equity research analyst at Barclays where he covered industrials.  Jeremy has additional experience as an investment banking associate at Credit Suisse.  Jeremy received a BBA from Emory University and an MBA from University of Chicago.

Tyler Mixter, Vice President

Tyler joined the firm in 2014 and he currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, he worked at Credit Suisse where he served as an investment banking associate with a focus on technology, media, and telecom. Tyler received a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Mimi B. Morris, Vice President

Mimi joined the firm in 2010 and is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, Mimi was a Director at Telsey Advisory Group where she was an equity analyst and consultant. She has additional financial experience from Merrill Lynch, Columbia House Company and Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette. She received a BA from Williams College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Thaddeus D. Pollock, Vice President

Thad joined the firm in 2003 and he is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, he spent three years as an analyst in Corporate Finance at Lehman Brothers. Thad received a BS from Yale University.

Jeffrey B. Reich, MD, Vice President

Jeff joined CRM in 2007 and he is a portfolio manager and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, Jeff was a portfolio manager/senior analyst and principal at Merlin Bio Med Group. He earned his BA from Binghamton University and his MD from Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience for 10 years.

Jonathan Ruch, Vice President

Jon joined the firm in 2005 and he currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, he spent two years with Morgan Stanley’s Venture Capital group and two years as an analyst in the Corporate Finance division at Morgan Stanley. Jon earned a BA in economics from Cornell University.

Martin Teng, CFA, Vice President

Martin joined the firm in 2006 and his primary role is a research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Prior to CRM, he was a research analyst at SG Cowen and Needham & Company. Martin received a BS and MS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Maria Vasiliades, Assistant Vice President

Maria joined CRM in 2009 bringing over 16 years of extensive experience liaising between research and trading teams. Maria most recently held positions of increasing responsibility at Bear Stearns Asset Management as a portfolio analyst working with the equity and fixed income investment staff as well as assisting with business systems analysis.  Maria received her BS in Business Administration from Utica College, NY.

Jeffrey Yanover, Vice President

Jeffrey Yanover joined the firm in 2017 and currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group.  Most recently, he spent six years at Clovis Capital Management as a senior analyst covering the industrial and healthcare sectors.  Previously, Jeff was an analyst at Lord Abbett, Arience Capital, and Savannah-Baltimore Capital.  Jeff is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in finance.

Jason Yellin, Vice President

Jason joined the Firm in 2015 and currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group. Previously, Jason was a Managing Director at JAT Capital and began his career in the Mergers & Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley.  Jason has additional financial experience from WRA Investments, Cobalt Capital, and Matrix Capital Management. He received a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Candice Brown, Research Assistant

Katherine Knauer, Executive Assistant