Team

ASSET MANAGEMENT

DCM ADVISORS

Leila B. Heckman, PhD

Senior Portfolio Manager

Dr. Leila Heckman is currently Head of the International Equity Team for DCM Advisors. In addition, she leads an independent research subscription and advisory business, Heckman Global Advisors, a division of DCM Advisors. Previously, Dr. Heckman led the International Equity teams at Lebenthal Asset Management and Bear Stearns Asset Management.  She was also a Senior Managing Director of Global Asset Allocation at Citigroup Smith Barney where she built a preeminent team that was ranked #1 or #2 by Institutional Investor’s annual global poll for four years in a row.  Dr. Heckman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Education: Brown University- BA, Cornell University- MS, Operations Research, and NYU Polytechnic University- PhD

 

John Mullin, PhD

Senior Portfolio Manager 

Dr. John Mullin is a Senior Portfolio Manager on the International Equity team. Previously, he worked in the same capacity at Lebenthal Asset Management, Roosevelt Investments, Mesirow Financial, and Bear Stearns Asset Management.  Prior to becoming a portfolio manager, John served as Chief Equity Strategist for ABN AMRO’s Americas Division, Chief Latin America Equity Strategist for Salomon Brothers and Global Equity Analyst for Smith Barney. Dr. Mullin’s Wall Street career began at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he served as a senior international economist in the research department.

Education: University of California at Berkeley- B.A., Economics and History, UCLA- PhD, Economics

 

Vijay Chopra, PhD
Senior Portfolio Manager

Dr. Chopra is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global and International Equity group. Previously, Dr. Chopra managed equity strategies at Lebenthal Asset Management, Roosevelt Investments, Mesirow Financial, Bear Stearns Asset Management, and was a Managing Partner at VKC Investments. He has also served as Portfolio Manager with Jacob Levy Equity Management, Deutsche Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Bankers Trust Company, and as a Senior Research Analyst with Frank Russell Company.

Education: Indian Institute of Technology- Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University- MBA and PhD, Finance, CFA

 

Gregory W. Serbe,
Senior Portfolio Manager

Gregory Serbe is a Senior Portfolio Manager for the firm’s U.S. Municipal Bond strategy. Prior to joining DCM Advisors, Mr. Serbe spent a decade as President and Municipal Portfolio Manager for the Municipal Bond division of Lebenthal Asset Management, LLC, for which he had worked since 2007. Mr. Serbe had been President of the original Lebenthal Asset Management from 1996 until 2005, when Lebenthal/Advest merged with Merrill Lynch. At that time he became Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and its successor company, BlackRock, from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Serbe’s previous work experience includes roles at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management and Provident Institutional Management Co., Inc., where he started the first California Money Market Fund.

Education: Yale University- BA, University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business- MBA,  Louvain University License en Sciences Economiques Appliquees

 

Allison Hay

Vice President, Analyst and Trader

Allison (Liz) Hay is an Analyst and Trader for the Global and International Equity Group and the U.S. Municipal Bond Group. Previously, she worked since 2014 at Third Bridge as Manager of NY Operations, co-founding the company’s North American content-based product, Forum. During her time at Third Bridge, she focused on strategic initiatives, data analytics, project management, and research on credit and thematic topics.

Education: Washington University in St Louis – B.A., International and Area Studies

LISANTI

Mary Lisanti, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Mary Lisanti is a 38+ year veteran of small cap growth research and investing and is the founder of Lisanti Capital.  Ms. Lisanti spent the first twelve years of her career as a small cap analyst and strategist on Wall Street.  During the past 25 years, she has managed small cap portfolios at three premier asset management companies. In her most recent position prior to founding Lisanti Capital, she was CIO of ING Investments, LLC. Prior to that, Ms. Lisanti was at Strong Capital Management as Senior Portfolio Manager for both the Small Cap Growth and Mid Cap Growth Strategies and was Managing Director and Head of the Small/Mid Cap team at Bankers Trust Company.  Ms. Lisanti was named Fund Manager of the Year in 1996 by Barron’s.

Education: Princeton University, BA, English

 

Timothy Woods, CFA
Senior Analyst

Tim Woods joined Lisanti Capital in June 2015.  He previously worked with Mary Lisanti at Bankers Trust, where he followed energy and health care as part of the Small/Mid Cap Team, and then managed the team and the small cap product after Ms. Lisanti departed. Mr. Woods was instrumental in the launch of, and managed, the Smith Barney Small Cap Growth mutual fund. Mr. Woods was most recently at JP Morgan as part of their large cap growth team. He specializes in research on the industrials, financials, materials and energy sectors. He also serves as the firm’s Risk Manager. Mr. Woods is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Education: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA, Finance

 

Justin Keating,
Research Analyst and Trader

Justin Keating rejoined Lisanti Capital in April of 2015.  He previously worked for the firm during college and after graduation, assisting the firm in its industrials, energy and technology research. Mr. Keating currently specializes in research on the technology sector. He also serves as the firm’s Head Trader.

Education: Manhattan College, B.S., Finance

Kit-Yee Martin,
Chief Operations Officer

Kit Yee Martin joined Lisanti Capital in 2008 as an Operations Specialist.  Prior to joining Lisanti Capital, she was with Manhasset Capital Management, LLC (hedge fund) as the Office Manager and portfolio assistant.  She previously worked with Mary Lisanti at ING, where she handled administrative work and special projects, and at Deutsche Asset Management/Bankers Trust, where she was the Business Manager for the small/mid and large cap equity fund groups.

Education: New York University, AAS, Business Administration

 

WEALTH ADVISORY

Steven Roseman

Wealth Management Advisor

Mr. Roseman has been with Dinosaur Group Holdings since 2001. Prior thereto, Mr. Roseman worked for over two decades on institutional derivative trading at Bierbaum-Martin Securities and Garvin Intercapital Corp. He helped establish inter-bank interest rate swap trading desks during multiyear tenures in London and Tokyo while in the employ of Bierbaum. Mr. Roseman acts as a portfolio manager for both private and institutional clients of Dinosaur Financial Group and DCM Advisors.

Education:  SUNY- Oneonta- B.S., Fordham University Grabelli Graduate School of Business, MBA, Graduate Fellow in Mathematics

 

Manuel Choy

Wealth Management Advisor

Prior to joining DCM Advisors in January 2018, Mr. Choy was a wealth management advisor at DLG Wealth Management since 2010. Prior thereto, he was a wealth management advisor at McGinn Smith. Mr. Choy spent over twenty seven years at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he held a number of financial roles in commercial banking, investment and financial planning. Mr. Choy is a Certified Financial Planner™ and holds a Series 66 securities licenses, along with various insurance licenses.

Education: Cornell University, B.S., Applied Economics and Business Management, University of Albany, MBA, Finance and Marketing, College of Financial Planning, Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

 

William Gamello

Wealth Management Advisor

William Gamello is a Wealth Management Advisor who has over 28 years of experience in the brokerage and advisory industry.  He focuses primarily on individual investors looking to build a diversified portfolio to help attain their financial goals. Mr. Gamello holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 Licenses and is also licensed to offer Insurance Products, including fixed and variable life insurance and annuities.

Education: Attended Marist College

 

EXECUTIVE

Andrew Greenstein,

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Greenstein joined DCM Advisors in October 2017 and has been tasked with building its asset management and wealth advisory capabilities. Prior thereto, he was the General Counsel of Lebenthal Holdings where he handled a variety of legal and business matters for the firm’s asset management, wealth advisory and capital markets businesses. Mr. Greenstein previously spent 15 years at KCG Holdings (formerly Knight Capital Group) where he served as Deputy General Counsel and oversaw corporate governance matters, corporate transactions, securities filings and commercial work for the public company and its subsidiaries.

Education: University of Maryland, B.S., Finance, MBA and Juris Doctor

 

Elliot Grossman
Senior Vice President

Elliot Grossman is committed to building and continually improving Dinosaur Group’s global equity trading and asset management capabilities. As a close advisor to the CEO and founder, Mr. Grossman works with the management team to position Dinosaur Group and DCM Advisors for the future. He holds Series 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 99 licenses.

Education: Kenyon College, B.A., History

 

Steven Collopy,
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Collopy joined DCM Advisors in September 2017 as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior thereto, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Lebenthal Holdings. Mr. Collopy previously spent 13 years at Gildor Gagnon Howe & Co as the Chief Financial Officer where he handled finance and back office operations.  Prior to Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co, Mr. Collopy worked in public accounting with a specialization in Broker-Dealers and Hedge Funds.

Education: Manhattan College, BA in Accounting and Computer Information Systems

Jason Circelli

Investment Associate

Jason Circelli joined DCM Advisors in 2018 as an Investment Associate. Prior to joining DCM, Jason served as an associate for rpmAUM, an asset management consultant group specializing in distribution practices.

Education: Bryant University- B.S.B.A., Finance