Senior 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.
Jack Varon Biography
Jack Varon is a Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and member of First Manhattan Co.'s Research Committee. He has worked closely with David Gottesman, the founder of First Manhattan, since 1985.
Jack holds a BA in Economics from Yeshiva University.