Firm Leadership

First Manhattan is led by its CEO, Bob Gottesman, who, along with the firm’s Strategy Committee, sets the firm’s overall strategy, and along with the firm's Management Committee, provides day-to-day management of the firm. Our leadership’s priority is upholding the firm’s high standards for quality and client service. Creating opportunities for young talented professionals, respecting the legacy of excellence, and being protective of our collaborative culture and strong work ethic will allow us to achieve these goals.

STRATEGY COMMITTEE

Robert W. Gottesman

Robert W. Gottesman

Chief Executive Officer
Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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David S. Gottesman

David S. Gottesman

Founder
Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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Timothy C. Muccia

Timothy C. Muccia

Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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Neal Stearns

Neal Stearns

Senior Managing Director
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

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Jack Varon

Jack Varon

Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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Jay Vodofsky

Jay Vodofsky

Senior Managing Director
Relationship Manager

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Zachary Wydra

Zachary Wydra

Senior Managing Director
Deputy CEO
Portfolio Manager

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MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Robert W. Gottesman

Robert W. Gottesman

Chief Executive Officer
Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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Rachelle Howe

Rachelle Howe

Managing Director
Controller

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Wendy Mullen

Wendy Mullen

Managing Director
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Joseph A. Sammarco

Joseph A. Sammarco

Managing Director
Co-Director of Operations

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Alvaro Spinola, CFA

Alvaro Spinola, CFA

Managing Director
Chief Financial Officer

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Neal Stearns

Neal Stearns

Senior Managing Director
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

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Arthur Tambaro

Arthur Tambaro

Managing Director
Co-Director of Operations

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Zachary Wydra

Zachary Wydra

Senior Managing Director
Deputy CEO
Portfolio Manager

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