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. 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.

Robert W. Gottesman

Robert W. Gottesman

Chief Executive Officer
Senior Managing Director
Chairman of the Strategy Committee
Portfolio Manager

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David S. Gottesman

David S. Gottesman

Founder
Senior Managing Director
Portfolio Manager

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Cheryl M. Kallem

Cheryl M. Kallem

Senior Managing Director
Strategy Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Co-Chief Compliance Officer

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Timothy C. Muccia

Timothy C. Muccia

Senior Managing Director
Strategy Committee
Portfolio Manager

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Neal Stearns

Neal Stearns

Senior Managing Director
Strategy Committee
Chief Legal Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

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Jack Varon

Jack Varon

Senior Managing Director
Strategy Committee
Portfolio Manager

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Jay Vodofsky

Jay Vodofsky

Senior Managing Director
Strategy Committee
Relationship Manager

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Zachary Wydra

Zachary Wydra

Senior Managing Director
Deputy CEO
Strategy Committee
Portfolio Manager

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