Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Years at First
The DSG Team, which includes David Gottesman (DSG), Jack Varon, Dan Helmick, and Michael Kelter, has managed portfolios for First Manhattan Co. clients since 1964. The team's long-term track record reflects a history of prudent investing, protecting and steadily building clients' wealth over time. They believe strongly in long-term investing and in the power of compounding. As patient, risk-averse, value-oriented investors, they conduct deep due diligence before making any investments on their clients' behalf. This has historically allowed for low portfolio turnover and tax efficiency.
Pictured above are the team's Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Assistants. From left to right: Dan Helmick, Christine Heim, Jennifer Del Valle, Michael Kelter, David Gottesman, Terri Molloy, Bjorg Mayring, Jack Varon, and Maria Colon.
Dan Helmick Biography
Dan Helmick is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining First Manhattan Co. in 1997, he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young.
Dan holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business and a BA in Art History from Trinity College.