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    Christian Bertelsen, MBA | Chief Investment Officer

    Chris Bertelsen has over 40 years of investment experience. Previously, Chris was director of the value equity group for Phoenix Investment Counsel. He served as chief investment officer at Dreman Value Advisors, and was a senior vice president with Eagle Asset Management. Chris headed the equity investment department at Colonial Advisory Services Inc. and managed The Colonial Fund. He also held positions with Batterymarch Financial Management, and State Street Bank & Trust Company. Chris holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history from Boston University.

    Michael J. Dixon | Chief Executive Officer

    As CEO, Michael is responsible for the marketing, financial and back-office activities of the firm. Michael has a strong entrepreneurial background, having formed CBL, a UK-based software developer, in 1990. Prior to joining the firm, Michael founded and managed Global Financial Private Capital, a retail RIA. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, graduating with honors, from The University of Bradford, England.

    Mike Sorrentino, CFA | Chief Strategist

    Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a vice president at Barclays Capital working on a wide range of investment strategies. Prior to Barclays, he worked at Sanford C. Bernstein with responsibility for a number of research areas. He also has an extensive background in management consulting and is regarded as an expert in software implementation and strategy.

    Matthew Krueger, MSF, FRM
    Portfolio Manager and Head of Quantitative Research

    Matthew Krueger is responsible for the development and implementation of quantitative modeling and risk management across the investment strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Matthew was an advanced specialist at Bloomberg, L.P., where he focused on portfolio and risk analytics including risk modeling, optimization and quantitative research. Matthew holds a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. In addition, Matthew holds a Financial Risk Manager certification and has passed Level I in the CFA Program.

    Mark Belanian | Senior Trader

    Mark joined the firm as a senior trader in March 2006. Previously he was head trader and senior portfolio analyst for the value equity investment team at Phoenix Investment Counsel. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Mark holds the Series 7, 66 and 63 licenses. 

    Jeffrey Walker, CFA | Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Jeffrey has more than five years of investment industry experience as the director of third-party money managers, which includes trading, investment analysis/research and portfolio management. Jeffrey is a member of Global Financial’s investment committee. Jeffrey is a portfolio manager for the DIAS Lite Strategies. Jeffrey graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Jeffrey holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.


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