An Entrepreneurial, Team Environment

Jay B. Abramson

Jay has been with CRM since 1985 and serves on the Investment Team. 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.

Ian Bitner, Research Analyst

Ian joined the Firm in 2010 and his primary role is as a research analyst covering the industrial, materials, energy, and consumer sectors in CRM’s investment group. Previously, he was a senior analyst covering industrial, energy, and materials at BroadArch Capital.  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.

Thomas P. Cook, Head of Trading

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.

Brittain Ezzes, Portfolio Manager

Brittain joined the Firm in 2010 and is a portfolio manager on CRM Small/Mid Cap Value and CRM Mid Cap Value.  She also serves as a senior research analyst covering the industrial and materials sectors 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 experiences 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.  Brittain serves on the Board of Fintech Acquisition Corp III, where she is a member of the Audit Committee.

Bernard C. Frojmovich, Portfolio Manager

Bernie joined the Firm in 2009 and his primary roles are as a portfolio manager of CRM Small Cap Value and senior research analyst focusing on the financial and real estate sectors in CRM’s investment group. Previously, he was a Vice President and senior analyst 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 Brooklyn College and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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.

Brian M. Harvey, CFA, Co-CEO, Chief Investment Officer

Brian joined the Firm in 2005 and serves as the Firm’s Chief Investment Officer and was named co-CEO of CRM following the Firm’s buyback transaction completed on September 30, 2019.  He maintains overall responsibility for the Firm’s investment team and the Firm’s management and strategic direction. Brian is also a co-portfolio manager of CRM Small Cap Value and a senior research analyst focusing on the financial and real estate sectors 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 serves as an Assistant Trader 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.

Robert Maina, Portfolio Manager

Rob joined the Firm in 2005 and he is a portfolio manager on CRM All Cap Value and a senior research analyst covering the energy and TMT sectors in CRM’s investment group. Previously, Rob worked at Copper Beech Capital Management, a long/short fund focusing on the technology sector.  He has additional experience from CIBC World Markets, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Arthur Andersen & Company LLP. He received a BS from Fairfield University’s School of Business.  Rob serves on the Investment Committee of NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Tyler Mixter, Research Analyst

Tyler joined the Firm in 2014 and he currently serves as a research analyst covering the TMT, energy, and utilities sectors 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 TMT. Tyler received a BA from Amherst College and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Mimi B. Morris, Portfolio Manager

Mimi Morris joined the Firm in 2010 and is a portfolio manager on CRM Long/Short Opportunities and a senior research analyst covering the consumer sectors 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.  Mimi serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Thaddeus D. Pollock, Portfolio Manager

Thad joined the Firm in 2003 and is a portfolio manager on CRM Small/Mid Cap Value and CRM Mid Cap Value and senior research analyst in CRM’s investment group covering the healthcare on consumer sectors. Prior to CRM, he spent three years as an analyst in Corporate Finance at Lehman Brothers. Thad received a BS from Yale University.

Jeffrey Yanover, Research Analyst

Jeffrey Yanover joined the Firm in 2017 and currently serves as a research analyst in CRM’s investment group focusing on the consumer, healthcare, and industrial sectors.  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 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in finance.

Jason Yellin, Portfolio Manager

Jason joined the Firm in 2015 and currently serves as a portfolio manager on CRM Long/Short Opportunities and senior research analyst covering industrials, TMT, and consumer sectors 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.  Jason serves on the Board of Scarsdale Little League Baseball.

Katherine Knauer, Executive Assistant