People / Executives


Jay B. Abramson
Chief Executive Officer

Jay has been with CRM since 1985. As Chief Investment Officer, he maintains overall responsibility for the firm’s 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.

Christopher C. Barnett

Chris is a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for the management and strategic direction of CRM. He is also responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global marketing and institutional client efforts. Chris joined the firm in 1997, was named Director of Marketing in 2002 and Executive Vice President in 2007. Prior to CRM, he worked at Ark Asset Management as an Associate in the fixed income department. Chris earned a BA in history from the University of Richmond.

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

Carlos joined the firm in 1999. 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.

Ronald H. McGlynn

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.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Steve joined the firm in 2005. Prior to CRM, he worked at K&L Gates and Proskauer Rose. Steve also has served as Senior Counsel at the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission. Steve is the Immediate Past President of the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, and is an ex-officio board member. Steve is an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the NYU School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. Steve has received a BA from Brandeis University and earned his JD from the Cardozo School of Law.