Art DeGaetano - Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Art DeGaetano - Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. DeGaetano is the Managing Member of Bramshill Investments. Before starting Bramshill in May of 2012, Mr. DeGaetano was a Senior Portfolio Manager at GLG Partners from 2007. Prior to GLG Partners, he traded at RBS Greenwich Capital where he was a Managing Director and Head of Credit Trading for two years. Prior to RBS, he traded for 12 years for Bear Stearns and was a Senior Managing Director and Head Trader on the high yield desk. Mr. DeGaetano has a B.A. from Colgate University.

Stephen Selver – Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Selver – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Selver is a Managing Member of Bramshill Investments. Mr. Selver joined Bramshill in June, 2014. Mr. Selver was previously a Managing Director at BankAmerica Merrill Lynch, Inc. in High Yield Sales where he covered many large institutional asset managers. Before joining BankAmerica, Mr. Selver spent 14 years at JPMorgan as a Director, selling various credit products to funds including loans, bonds, credit derivatives and CDO’s. Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Selver was an attorney at Squire, Sanders and Dempsey where he specialized in corporate finance and public finance. Mr. Selver is a graduate of Albany Law School and Holy Cross College.

William Nieporte – Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

William Nieporte – Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Nieporte is the C.O.O. and C.C.O. of Bramshill Investments. Before starting Bramshill in May of 2012, Mr. Nieporte was an early stage member and the Senior Director of Sales and Operations for Accept Software from 2003. Prior to Accept, he was a co-founder and Vice President of Business Development and Operations for CCG Consulting for three years. Prior to CCG, he was the Director of Business Development and Operations for Net TV / Lumenati a Pequot Company for two years. Mr. Nieporte has a B.S. from St. Mary’s College.

Woody Forns – Chief Financial Officer

Woody Forns – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Forns (CPA, CGMA) has more than 35 years of experience as both a CPA and a CFO. Mr. Forns joined Bramshill in November 2012. A former partner at J.H. Cohn, LLP (now CohnReznick), Mr. Forns was associated with the firm from 1971-1995 and again from 2006-2012. Mr. Forns was the CFO of Pezrow Companies, Inc. from 2000-2004 and was instrumental in the Companies sale to Advantage Sales & Marketing in 2004 when he became Regional Director of Finance. Prior to Pezrow, Mr. Forns was CFO of Barry Callebaut USA from 1998-2000 which acquired his previous company, Van Leer Corporation where he was also the CFO from 1997-1998. Mr. Forns holds a MBA in Accounting & Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University and BBA in Accounting from Siena College.

Justin Byrnes – Portfolio Analyst

Justin Byrnes – Portfolio Analyst

Before joining Bramshill Investments in 2014, Mr. Byrnes worked for SAC Capital for 8 years where he co-ran an equity portfolio focused on the Energy, Power and Utility sectors for one of the largest portfolio managers at the firm. Prior to that, Mr. Byrnes was an analyst at CJS Securities. Mr. Byrnes graduated from Vanderbilt.

Jeff Leschen – Associate Director

Jeff Leschen – Associate Director

Mr. Leschen is an Associate Director at Bramshill Investments. Before joining Bramshill in 2013, he worked at the Institute for International Research where he lead sales and marketing campaigns directed towards private and institutional investors. In addition he lead programs to research best practices in hedge fund operations, compliance, and client servicing. Mr. Leschen is a graduate from the University of Delaware and holds a Claritas Investment Certification from the CFA Institute.

Derek Pines – Portfolio Manager / Analyst

Derek Pines – Portfolio Manager / Analyst

Prior to joining Bramshill Investments in 2012, Mr. Pines spent 10 years as a Proprietary Trader and Portfolio Manager specializing in quantitative strategies across a variety of asset classes, the bulk of that time with Assent (Sungard Financial) and most recently Chimera Securities. He also spent a year with Accenture in their Core Trading Services Group. Mr. Pines holds a Masters Graduate Certificate in Algorithmic Trading from Stevens University. Mr. Pines graduated cum laude with a B.S. in finance from Georgetown University.

Malcolm Selver – Managing Director

Malcolm Selver – Managing Director

Malcolm has 46 years of experience in the securities industry. Malcolm joined Bramshill in 2014. Malcolm was most recently a Managing Director at JP Morgan for 18 years in Equity Sales where he sold all equity, equity derivatives, swaps and other cross products to large institutional clients worldwide. Malcolm’s prior experience was as a Director at Salomon Brothers (later Citigroup) for 21 years where he was responsible for equity sales and trading. Malcolm is a graduate of Bryant College (B.S.).

Sean Wilke – Compliance Consultant

Bramshill has a close relationship with CounselWorks, an outside business and regulatory consulting firm, which provides Bramshill with ongoing support related to the administration and enhancement of the firm’s compliance program. Sean Wilke, an attorney and director at CounselWorks, has worked with Bramshill since before its 2012 inception and also previously served as the firm’s in-house general counsel and chief compliance officer.