The Team


Arts, Christopher Third Party Marketing
Backof, Robert Trading
Black, Wade Investment Banking, Operations
Brimberg, Anne
Fine, Joshua Investment Banking
Fitzgerald, Heather Administration, Finance
Flower, Christina Equity Brokerage
Gayevsky, Lana Administration
Gaynes, Ben Political Analysis
Giannini, David Investment Banking
Gorbunov, Sergei Investment Banking
Howe, Tony Equity Brokerage
Jolly, William Investment Banking
Lopez, Rebecca Administration
Low-Beer, Tony Discretionary Accounts Management
Matlack, William Investment Banking
McCormack, Regina Administration
Millan, Michael Trading
Mlynarczyk, Francis Investment Banking, Finance & Compliance
O’Malley Jr., William C. Investment Banking
Niehuser, R. Michael Research
Ortmann, Guy S. Research
Passante, Italo Trading
Si-Ahmed, Samir Trading
Stanley, Russell Investment Banking
Troiano, Paul Investment Banking
Walton, Kathy Investment Banking
Wu, Hui Investment Banking

Christopher Arts
(Bio soon to come.)

Robert Backof
Rob Backof, registered principal, equity trader, has some twenty years experience in the investment business. He was an equity trader and institutional sales trader at Leeb Brokerage Services Inc., after spending seven years at Banc of America Securities LLC, four years at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and seven years at Robb Peck McCooey Clearing Corporation in a similar capacity.
Mr. Backof received a B.S. from City University of New York in finance and economics and attended graduate school at Baruch College.

Wade Black
Wade Black, Chief Operating Officer, registered principal, has more than ten years of experience managing operations for broker/dealers and investment advisory firms. Mr. Black began his career at Brimberg & Co., L.P., in 1994 as Manager of Operations, left to form Leeb Brokerage Services, Inc. in 1998, where he stayed until January of 2004 as Chief Financial Officer, having successfully built an institutional agency trading desk.
Mr. Black graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and economics from Columbia University in 1999, and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School in 2005.

Anne Brimberg
Anne Brimberg, member, was the wife of the late Robert H. Brimberg, a founder with his brother of Brimberg & Co. in 1956, and senior partner until his death in 1993. Anne played an important role with her husband in building Brimberg & Co. through hosting and supervising business functions for that firm for over thirty years. From 1993 to 2005 she was a limited partner of Brimberg & Co. in her own right.
Ms. Brimberg received a B.A. from the school of business from Simmons College in 1954. She is a native of New York City, where she has been on the auxiliary board and a long-time volunteer at Lenox Hill Hospital.

Joshua Fine
(Bio soon to come)

Heather Fitzgerald

Heather Fitzgerald, Chief Financial Officer, registered principal, has been with Scarsdale Equities since its inception. She is responsible for managing client account documentation requirements in compliance with FINRA, and ensuring proper and efficient settlement of institutional and retail clients’ trades. Before joining Scarsdale Equities, she was with Brimberg & Co. for four years in operations.
Mrs. Fitzgerald graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a B.S. in business with a concentration in finance. She was born and raised in Jasper, Indiana.

Christina Flower
(Bio soon to come.)

Lana Gayevsky
Lana Gayevsky, registered representative, joined Scarsdale Equities LLC in April 2011. Her esponsibilities include client account documentation, as well as proper and efficient trade settlement. Before joining Scarsdale Equities LLC, she was operations manager at Leeb Capital Management, Inc.
Mrs. Gayevsky graduated from Baruch College with a BBA in business with a concentration in Finance and Economics.

Ben Gaynes
Ben Gaynes, registered representative, has over fifty years experience in the investment business. He has been a political economist/analyst for over sixty years. He was a pioneer along with Robert H. Brimberg (in whose honor Scarsdale Equities LLC is named) in bringing Wall Street to Washington in the 1960s. He conducted annual two-day Washington seminars for groups of institutional investors for twenty-five years. He has been providing analyses of domestic and international political and economic issues to institutional investors continuously since 1951. He continues to give speeches and provide consulting services to investment organizations and industrial corporations.
Mr. Gaynes graduated from Yale University in 1946 and earned a master’s degree from Stanford University in 1949. He worked in his first political campaign in 1946. He was raised in New York City where he graduated from The Taft School, Watertown, CT.

David Giannini
David Giannini, registered representative, has over twenty years experience in the investment business. He spent nearly ten years with Sanders Morris Harris in institutional sales, after stints with Jefferies & Company, Inc., Simmons & Company International also in Houston, and seven years with Kidder Peabody & Co. Incorporated in New York. A generalist, in recent years he has specialized in oil and gas and related industries, and in metals mining. His corporate experience included three years in underground mining at Falconbridge Nickel Mines in the early 1970s, two years with the Government of Canada negotiating native land claims in the Western Artic, and several years in the 1980s in corporate law practice in Toronto and Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Giannini studied law, with a B.A. and LL.B. from University of Western Ontario, and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics. He was raised in Canada and still plays hockey.

Sergei Gorbunov
Sergei Gorbunov, Ph.D., CFA, joined Scarsdale Equities LLC in July 2012 after retiring from a 20+ year career at the United Nations. He focuses on economic and investment analyses. During his tenure at the UN, he worked on and supervised the preparation of various UN flagship publications, reports and policy papers on global economic trends and prospects and international financial developments, as well as on global economic policy issues. He was also actively involved in providing advice and support to intergovernmental groups and committees, including deliberations on economic and financial issues taking place in various UN entities.

Prior to joining the UN, Sergei spent more than fifteen years with the Russian Academy of Sciences, initially at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations and then at the Institute of USA and Canada Studies. He graduated in 1972 summa cum laude from Financial University, Moscow, Russia, with MSc in finance. After graduation he served in the Russian Army (1972-1974). He received a Ph.D. in economics in 1977, and a Doctorate Degree in economics in 1988, both from the Russian Academy of Sciences.  He is the author of three books, several book chapters and almost two hundred articles published in various economic and financial journals. He holds CFA designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute. He was born and raised in Moscow.

William Jolly
Bill Jolly, registered principal, and his partner Scott Fine started their own broker–dealer, Fine Equities, in 1996. Their focus has been in healthcare and consumer products. Their projects include co-managing the IPO for Central European Distribution Corporation (NASDAQ: CEDC), multiple private placements for Interleukin Genetics (AMEX: ILI), multiple private placements for Med-Design Corporation (recently acquired) and multiple financings for, a private company. They play an active, on-going advisory role in their client companies and currently sit on the board of two companies.
Prior to 1996, Bill Jolly spent his career in consumer products, working for Procter & Gamble and Scott Paper. He spent a significant portion of his career in Asia running businesses throughout the region. Bill met Scott when they were both living in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Bill was President of Procter & Gamble Indonesia, in the early 1990’s.

Rebecca Lopez
Rebecca Lopez assists in the securities operations and administration of the firm. From 2002 to 2005 she worked at Brimberg & Co. prior to joining Scarsdale Equities LLC.
Ms. Lopez is a graduate of Kingsborough Community College with an associate degree in business administration.

Tony Low-Beer
Tony Low-Beer, member, registered principal, has been in the investment business for over fourty years. He was a registered principal of Brimberg & Co., L.P., a broker/dealer, from 1998 to 2005, where he managed discretionary accounts, an activity in which he has been engaged for over twenty-five years at several broker/dealers. He began his career as a security analyst with Lord Abbett, later moving to Neuberger Berman and L.F. Rothschild where he received industry-wide recognition by being elected several times to the Institutional Investor All-Star Research Team in railroads and honorable mention in airlines.
At various times he was engaged in investment banking activities and, among other assignments, was a leading influence in bringing America West Airlines to the public market. An investment generalist, he has a reputation among his peers as being an original thinker.
Mr. Low-Beer received a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University in 1971, and a B.A. in philosophy from Brown University in 1965. He was raised in New York and Italy, where he spent nine years.

Bill Matlack
Bill Matlack, registered representative, has been in the investment business for 13 years, first as a metals & mining equity research analyst with Citigroup Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets, and more recently as a metals & mining investment banker with Aegis Capital and Scarsdale Equities. Previously, he spent 20 years as a geologist in mineral exploration and mine development, primarily with Santa Fe Pacific Gold and Gold Fields, where he was involved in several world-class gold discoveries. He has used his exploration background to be the finder of projects for junior companies, most notably Mt. Hope, Nevada molybdenum for General Moly and Saddle Hills, Mongolia uranium for Western Prospector Group.
Mr. Matlack has a B.A. Geology from Carleton College and a M.S. Geology from the University of Minnesota.

Regina McCormack
Regina McCormack, member, has been Anthony B. Low-Beer’s factotem for over twenty years. She assists in the administration of Tony’s discretionary accounts business by monitoring and processing his trades. She began her career as a registered representative with Haller + Stieglitz & Co., later moving to Advest &
Co. as operations manager. She joined Tony Low-Beer in 1985, and Brimberg & Co. with him in 1998, subsequently accompanying him to Scarsdale Equities LLC upon its formation.
Ms. McCormack received a B.A. in business finance from Baruch University in 1974, later earning an M.S. in special education at Adelphi University. She was raised in New York City.

Michael Millan
(Bio soon to come.)

Francis A. Mlynarczyk, Jr.
Frank Mlynarczyk, member, registered principal, has been in the investment business for over thirty-five years. From 1993 to 2005 he was chief operating officer of Brimberg & Co., L.P., a registered broker/dealer, after the death of Robert H. Brimberg, who had asked him to join the firm as a limited partner in 1991. Prior to that time he was a private investor subsequent to holding senior positions in portfolio management, securities trading, firm management, and compliance at three registered investment advisors. He joined the investment management group of Citibank, N.A. in 1969, where he was variously a research analyst, research manager, portfolio manager, head of quantitative analysis, founding head of the investment strategy department, a domestic and international political and economic analyst, and a member of the investment policy committee. He left Citibank as a vice president in 1981.

Mr. Mlynarczyk received a Ph.D. in financial accounting and control in 1969, an M.S. in industrial administration in 1965, and a B.S. in aeronautical and engineering sciences in 1964, all from Purdue University where he was a member of Iron Key, Tau Beta Pi, and Omicron Delta Kappa. His articles and book chapters in the 1960s and 1970s appeared in Financial Analysts Journal, Frontiers of Investment Management, Pensions and Investments, Financial Analysts Handbook, and the Journal of Accounting Research. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, and the CFA Institute. He serves on the investment subcommittee of the Trinity Health System in Novi, Michigan. He was raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he attended public schools.

William C. O’Malley, Jr.
Bill O’Malley, registered representative, has over fifteen years experience in the investment business. He spent five years with Sanders Morris Harris, Inc. in institutional sales, and subsequently three with Sterne Agee and Leach, Inc., both in Houston. In recent years he has specialized in oil and gas and related industries, both as an institutional salesman and an investment banker. In the late 1980s and early 1990s he spent five years with KPMG Peat Marwick LLP in KPMG’s International Tax practice and four years with Andersen Consulting, a separate business unit of Arthur Andersen and Company.
Mr. O’Malley was trained in accounting and tax matters, and received a M.B.A. in Accounting and a M.S. in Taxation from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Mr. O’Malley received his B.A. in psychology and pre-medicine from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. O’Malley also attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C where he played on the varsity baseball team. Mr. O’Malley enjoys golf, baseball, football, basketball and hunting.

R. Michael Niehuser
Mike Niehuser is an analyst focused on mining and alternative energy companies. Mr. Niehuser has been focused on these sectors for over 11 years of a 17 year career as an analyst. Previously, Mr. Niehuser published research for Beacon Rock Research LLC, The Robins Group LLC and The RedChip Review. Prior to investment research, Mr. Niehuser was a commercial real estate lender with U.S. Bank, served with faculty status with the Pacific Coast Banking School for 10 years and earned a BS in Finance from the University of Oregon in 1981.

Guy S. Ortmann
Guy S. Ortmann, CMT, Senior Technical Analyst, brings 24 years of Wall Street experience to Scarsdale Equities LLC. He holds the Chartered Market Technician designation as well the series 7, 63, 86, and 87 with a very strong focus on technical analysis. His formal study in technical analysis included two years at the New York Institute of Finance with Alan Shaw, former head of technical analysis at Smith Barney. His research involves macro equity markets, sector specifics, and individual equity recommendations that have been noted in Forbes, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire, and many other publications. More recently, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s “Market Beat” blog and Financial Times Magazine. Guy formerly interpreted charts at HFP Capital Markets, Arjent Services, and Capital Growth Financial. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University with a concentration in Business Administration and thoroughly enjoys fly-fishing trips as often as possible.

Italo Passante
(Bio soon to come.)

Samir Si-Ahmed
Samir Si-Ahmed, institutional sales trader, has been with Scarsdale Equities since 2006. He is responsible for executing trades for and maintaining relationships with institutional clients. Mr. Si-Ahmed began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1998 as a sales assistant for a team of financial consultants. He joined an emerging market hedge fund in 2000 as a portfolio manager for Asia and Latin America. Before joining Scarsdale Equities, he was an institutional sales trader at Leeb Brokerage Services for four years.
Mr. Si-Ahmed is a graduate of Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a course concentration in Monetary and Banking. He was raised in Paris, France.

Paul Troiano
Paul Troiano, CFA, CPA, registered representative, has been with Scarsdale Equities for two years. Prior to joining the firm he was an equity analyst for several years at TGRA Capital Management, a hedge fund based in New York. Paul specializes in the natural resource sector. He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Accounting in 1999.

Kathy Walton
(Bio soon to come.)

Hui Wu
Hui Wu, CFA, has more than ten years of experience in financial analysis. Prior to joining Scarsdale Equities in 2011, Ms. Wu worked for 11 years at JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup as senior manager for credit/risk management. She received her B.A. from Renmin University of China in Beijing in 1995 and M.B.A from Wake Forest University in 2000.