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Firm Leadership

First Manhattan Co. is led by our Chief Executive Officer Zachary Wydra who, supported by Executive Chairman Robert W. Gottesman and the Management Committee, is responsible for day-to-day management of the firm. Our leadership’s priority is upholding the firm’s high standards for quality and client service.

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, Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal 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, Portfolio Manager

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Sammarco, Joseph A., Managing Director, Co-Director of Operations, Head of Business Supervision

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

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Tambaro, Arthur, Managing Director, Co-Director of Operations

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Research Committee

Puri, Himayani, Senior Managing Director, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager

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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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Kennedy, Thomas, Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

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