Philip Mathews - Chairman
Phil has over thirty years of investment management experience. He began his career in the investment business at Dillon Read and then Solomon Brothers. Following success in the trading departments of both firms, Phil went on to become the ninth partner ever appointed of BlackRock Financial Management. While at BlackRock, he was the co-head of the US Pensions and Endowment Group which managed the fixed income and equity investments of some of the largest institutions in the United States. His clients included the Ford Motor Company, State of Florida Pension Plan, ATT, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Fund, and the JP Getty Endowment Fund amongst others.
BA-University of Michigan, 1970; MBA-University of Wisconsin, 1973
Robert A. DeFruscio, CPA - Chief Executive Officer
Robert began his career with a large property and casualty insurance company. In 1982, he accepted a position with Price Waterhouse and Company in New York. His client list included, IBM, Consolidated Edison of New York, and the Rockefeller Family. Robert eventually founded R. A. DeFruscio and Co., a multi-state CPA firm which he managed for over two decades. He founded Greenwich Investment Management Inc., in 1999 and has held the titles of President, CCO and Portfolio Manager.
BA-University of Massachusetts, Amherst , 1978; MS-Northeastern University, 1982
Michele Newland, JD - Chief Investment Officer
Michele began her career in health care at the University of California. She later founded the Newland Law Firm where her practice areas were health law, municipal finance, and regulatory compliance. Michele left private practice to join Greenwich Investment Management as Managing Director of Fixed Income Investments and concurrently served as due diligence counsel for fixed income transactions. During the course of her career, Michele has originated, analyzed, structured, and closed numerous bond transactions. Her experience also encompasses the representation of bondholders in the restructuring and resolution of distressed debt securities. Michele is a member of the California and Illinois Bar.
BS-California State University, Fullerton, 1985; JD-The John Marshall Law School, 1995
Eric Young - Vice President, Trading
Eric began his career at Citigroup Asset Management, performing daily trading account reconciliation of financial transactions between various Citigroup institutions and departments. In 2007, he accepted a position at Chandler Asset Management as an Execution Trader, executing fixed income trades for Portfolio Managers. Eric operated accounting programs and software to manage investment transactions through client accounts and provided customized monthly investment analytical reports for individual client needs. He was promoted to Assistant Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income where he implemented asset allocation and idiosyncratic trade ideas across multiple fixed income strategies. Eric is a Level II candidate in the CFA program.
BS-University of Connecticut, 2004