Institutional Research Team


 

Management

  • Robert Robotti

    Robert Robotti is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Robotti & Company. Prior to forming Robotti & Company, Incorporated in 1983, Bob was a vice president and shareholder of Gabelli & Company, Inc. He worked in public accounting before coming to Wall Street and is currently an inactive CPA. Bob holds a BS from Bucknell University and an MBA in Accounting from Pace University. Some of Bob's areas of coverage include Special Situations, Energy Industry and Home Building. Bob is the principal of the managing member or general partner of several investment vehicles.  Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of Panhandle Oil & Gas Company, a NYSE-listed diversified mineral company located in Oklahoma City and on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded real estate and media services company, AMREP Corporation, located in Princeton, New Jersey; as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pulse Seismic Inc., a seismic data licensing business located in Calgary, Alberta; and was previously on the Board of Directors of BMC Building Materials Holding Corporation, prior to the completion of its merger with Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. on December 1, 2015. In addition, he serves on the Boards of many non-profit organizations where he generously donates his time and expertise. Previously, Bob was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies, established to examine the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other aspects of the federal securities law. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

  • Erwin Mevorah

    Erwin Mevorah is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Robotti & Company, Inc. and is responsible for the oversight of the financial and administrative aspects of the firm. Erwin’s career has focused on middle market companies where he has been heavily involved in the finance and administrative functions. Prior to joining Robotti & Company, Erwin was the CFO of CoActive Marketing Group, a publicly traded marketing services company. During the period from 1995-2003, Erwin was the CFO at two different venture/private equity backed media companies and prior to that spent seven years at The Gabelli Group. Erwin started his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he was employed for four years and had a client base that had a particular emphasis on middle market entrepreneurial type companies. Erwin is a CPA and holds a BBA and an MBA from Pace University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

  • Suraj Patel

    Suraj Patel is the Chief Compliance Officer of Robotti & Company, LLC and is responsible for the firm’s business and regulatory compliance programs.  For the past four years Suraj has been the in-house counsel and compliance officer of Tangent Capital Partners, a registered BD and Jubak Asset Management, an SEC registered investment advisor.  Suraj is a barrister-at-law, admitted to practice in England and Wales; his legal training in London focused on commercial and contract work, with an emphasis on international law.  Suraj went on to pursue a Master of Laws, LLM degree in International Business and Trade at Fordham University School of Law, graduating cum laude.  Suraj has a Master of Science, MSC degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Rhetoric and English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Research

  • Jonathan Cukierwar

    Jonathan Cukierwar is a Research Associate at Robotti & Company. He joined Robotti & Company in 2016 and prior to that was an analyst at Citi. Jon graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Finance from Tulane University in 2015. He passed Level II of the CFA Program and holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

  • Brian Vest

    Brian is a Research Analyst at Robotti & Company, focusing on fundamental equity research.  He joined Robotti in 2007 and previously held the position of trader for eight years.  A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in Business Administration, Brian began his career at First New York Securities as an equity trader.  Brian is a CFA charterholder and holds the FINRA Series 7, 55, 63, 86, and 87 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

  • Jeff Wiegand

    Jeff Wiegand is the Director of Research at Robotti & Company. Prior to joining Robotti & Company in 1991, Jeff spent five years with Carr Securities. Before coming to Wall Street, he practiced law in New York City. Jeff has a BA from Harvard College, a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Some of Jeff's areas of coverage include Special Situations, Bankruptcy/Distressed Securities, Oil & Gas Producers and Oil Services.  Jeff is a member of the New York Society for Security Analysts and holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 63, 65, 86, and 87 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Trading

  • David McQueeney

    David McQueeney is the Head of Trading for Robotti & Company. Prior to joining the firm, David worked as a trader/market maker for Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Capital Markets. Before that, he worked as the manager of equity & index options trading at Wall Street Access and was an account representative at National Discount Brokers.  David holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.   

Sales

  • Robert Scheuing

    Robert is an Investment Associate for Robotti & Company. He was a research intern at Robotti & Company in 2010 and worked as an investment analyst intern at an activist hedge fund, Barington Capital Group, before joining Robotti & Company full-time in 2012. Robert graduated summa cum laude from Queens College and holds a BBA in Finance with a minor in Economics. He also holds an MS degree in Risk Management – Finance from Queens College. Robert is a member of the New York Society for Security Analysts and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

  • Brian Weber

    Brian is an Institutional Sales Representative for Robotti & Company. He was a research intern at Robotti & Company during the summer of 2012. Prior to joining Robotti & Company Brian worked as a retail sales representative for EJ Sterling. Brian holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and a BA from Syracuse University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Client Services

  • Peter Doro

    Peter Doro is a Compliance Associate for Robotti & Company.  Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Peter worked as an Assistant Vice President in Compliance at Barclays Capital.  Peter began his career as an Associate Examiner for FINRA and also interned for the SEC in their Division of Enforcement office while in law school.  Peter graduated from Union College with a BA in Political Science and Albany Law School with a JD concentrated in Business Law.  Peter holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.  Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA's BrokerCheck.

     

  • Ken Wasiak

    Ken Wasiak is an Operations Manager and Sales Associate with Robotti & Company, Inc. primarily serving retail clients. Ken is also a trader and the Operations Manager for the Firm. Before joining Robotti, Ken worked with several other retail stockbrokers including Tweedy Browne and M.S. Farrell. Ken holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 65 and 99 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

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