A. Steinberg Managing Partner, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Mr. Steinbergs career in investment management spans
over 48 years. He founded Steinberg Asset Management (SAM)
as a value research boutique in 1982, which evolved into an
asset management firm specializing in small, mid and all-cap value
portfolios. Prior to 1982, Mr. Steinberg spent five years
as a partner at Sloate Weisman Murray & Steinberg, a money
management and brokerage firm. That association followed almost
10 years as a securities analyst, portfolio strategist, and
money manager with Loeb Rhoades, which he joined after receiving
a BS from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University
of California at Berkeley. His research and portfolio views
have appeared in a variety of industry publications.
Jason A. Kesselman Partner, Director of Research/Analyst
Mr. Kesselman has 19 years of investment experence. Prior to joining SAM, he was a Managing Director at Karsch Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar long/short hedge fund where he managed a fundamental value based portfolio. Before Karsch, he was a Partner at Stonebrook Fund Management, a billion dollar long/short hedge fund focused on using a bottom-up fundamental approach to find value. At both Karsch and Stonebrook, he was a generalist covering a wide range of sectors. Prior to joining Stonebrook, Mr. Kesselman worked in the mergers and acquisitions group of Lehman Brothers Inc. He holds a BA in history from the University of Michigan and a JD from Columbia Law School as well as an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Justin S. Steinberg Partner, Analyst
Mr. Steinberg has 10 years of investment experience. Prior to joining SAM, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley covering a variety of industries and clients, with a focus on financial sponsors. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Steinberg served as a Senior Policy Advisor for Economic Development and Rebuilding under New York City Mayor Bloomberg. He holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
David A. Etzbach Managing Director, Marketing and Client
Mr. Etzbach serves as a relationship manager for business development and client service at SAM. Prior to joining the firm, he was Senior Vice President at Pyramis Global Advisors, and served as Sales Relationship Manager for institutional business development in the Northeastern US. Previously, he was with Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) where he served as Director, Relationship Manager, responsible for institutional sales and relationship development in the Eastern US. Prior to CSAM, Mr. Etzbach spent six years in senior institutional sales roles at Legg Mason and Citigroup Asset Management, which was acquired by Legg Mason in 2005. He began his career in 1992 at JPMorgan Chase and Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Etzbach holds an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BA from Northwestern University.
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G. Shaplen Managing Director, Analyst/Client Portfolio Manager
Ms. Shaplen has 17 years of investment experience. Her
prior experience includes equity research analyst positions,
covering the healthcare and consumer sectors, at Goldman Sachs
Asset Management and Schroders. Before entering the investment
business, Ms. Shaplen worked at the Council on Foreign Relations,
a foreign policy think tank. She holds a BA in International
Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA/MIA
(Masters of International Affairs) from Columbia University
where she focused on finance and the Middle East.
L. Feld, CPA Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer/Compliance
Mr. Feld is responsible for the financial accounting, compliance, trading
and operations of the firm. Mr. Felds securities industry
background, prior to joining the firm in 1990, include positions
in both public accounting and corporate controllership. He
is a Certified Public Accountant with a BA from Queens College
and an MS in Accounting from C.W. Post University.
Joseph J. Spanier, Esq. Vice President, Compliance Officer
Mr. Spanier is responsible for legal, compliance and related activities at the firm. Before joining the firm in 2007, he served as Vice President of Vastardis Capital Services working in various outsourced compliance and administrative capacities for investment advisers, private funds and registered funds. Previously, he was in private law practice. Mr. Spanier is a licensed attorney and holds a JD from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and BSFS from Georgetown University.
SAM has established a Partner Participation Plan (the “Plan”) which gives Partners a guaranteed portion in the profits of the firm on an annual basis.