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Firm Leadership

First Manhattan Co. is led by our Chief Executive Officer Zachary Wydra who, along with Executive Chairman Robert W. Gottesman and the 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.

Founder

Gottesman, David, Founder, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Executive Chairman

Gottesman, Robert W., Executive Chairman, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Chief Executive Officer

Wydra, Zachary A., Chief Executive Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Management Committee

Wydra, Zachary A., Chief Executive Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Aspen, Andrew, Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer

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Clifford, Graham, Managing Director, Chief Information Officer

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Henderson, Kenya, Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer

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Mullen, Wendy, Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Puri, Himayani, Senior Managing Director, Director of Research

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Sammarco, Joseph A., Managing Director, Chief Operations Officer

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Spinola, Alvaro, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

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Tambaro, Arthur, Managing Director, Chief Operations Officer

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Research Committee

Puri, Himayani, Senior Managing Director, Director of Research

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Freedberg, Andrew, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Gottesman, Robert W., Executive Chairman, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Varon, Jack, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Wydra, Zachary A., Chief Executive Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Additional Firm Executives

Clifford, John, Managing Director, Head Trader

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Volpe, Christopher J., Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer

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