Portfolio Manager & Director of Client Service
Alex joined Reynders, McVeigh in 2012 and is currently a Portfolio Manager and the Director of Client Service. In her role as Portfolio Manager, Alex helps implement investment strategies for clients to help them reach their long-term goals while aligning with their values. Alex also works on financial plans for clients and is currently studying for the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification.
As the Director of Client Service, Alex oversees the Client Service Department. Alex has extensive knowledge in account opening, transfers, gift requests, and other aspects necessary to provide an excellent client experience.
Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Alex worked at New York Life Insurance where she was licensed to sell Health & Accident Insurance and provided organizational support. Alex graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Global Studies.
Outside of the office, Alex enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and being a dog mom to her miniature dachshund, Lillian.
SHEEVANI BLAES, ESQ.
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Sheevani assists the Chief Compliance Officer in management and maintenance of the Reynders, McVeigh Compliance Program. Sheevani is responsible for internal policy drafting, monitoring, and annual program review and training. Furthermore, Sheevani assists in annual filings, reviews all marketing material and keeps abreast of all regulatory updates and proposals that may affect the industry.
Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Sheevani worked at Santander Securities, LLC as a Regulatory Compliance Analyst where she held FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations. Before her work as a Compliance Analyst, Sheevani attended law school in Boston, MA. During this time, Sheevani held leadership positions within the American Bar Association’s First Circuit Law Student Division, focusing her efforts on lifting the taboo surrounding mental health and the law school experience. Additionally, she interned for the International Bar Association in London, UK, where she researched and wrote about current international human and humanitarian rights issues.
Sheevani received her Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She received the B.S. in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Economics and International Business from Drexel University.
SUSAN BREMER, CPA
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Sue has been CFO of Reynders, McVeigh since 2009 and assumed responsibility for compliance in 2015. She gained her experience in the financial industry with Reynders, Gray & Co., Incorporated, a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange and Reynders, Gray, Price & Gottlieb, a Registered Investment Advisor under common ownership, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of both firms. Upon graduation from college, Sue spent five years with Ernst & Young in Chicago. She holds a B.S. in Accountancy from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Sue possesses a lifelong belief in the importance of community involvement. She served as a grant officer with the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, and presently volunteers as treasurer for the Colebrook Historical Society and the Colebrook Lions Club.
DYLAN BRIX, CFA
Dylan helps families reach their goals. His work is informed by his experience in both the wealth management and the healthcare IT industries. Dylan has experience in asset allocation, financial planning, equity research, alternative asset due diligence, and sustainable investment analysis from his previous roles at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge, LLC and Algonquin Advisors, LLC.
Dylan is a member of the Boston Security Analyst Society and has been a volunteer mentor at YearUp and Minds Matter. Dylan is a dad, a CFA® charterholder, and a graduate of Bowdoin College.
Assistant Portfolio Manager
MaryElizabeth (“M.E.”) has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. M.E. served as Head Trader for six years at Penobscot Investment Management Company. Prior to Penobscot, M.E. spent over 15 years at UBS Financial Services as an associate for advisors. Her duties included customer service, operations, and portfolio monitoring and analysis. M.E. currently holds the Series 66 license under FINRA and previously held both the Series 7 and 63 licenses in addition to Life, Accident and Health licensing. M.E. has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in marketing, from St. Bonaventure University.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Kathryn joined Reynders, McVeigh in 2015 and currently serves as the Firm’s Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Kathryn manages a variety of communication needs including overseeing the creation and distribution of all Firm mailings and marketing materials. Kathryn also provides support to the client service team. Kathryn was previously responsible for the opening and funding of new accounts as well as providing administrative support and assisting the Firm’s Operations team. Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Kathryn worked for an online media company in Los Angeles providing a variety of administrative, marketing, and social media support functions.
Kathryn graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications and a minor in Psychology.
MARIA EGAN, M.B.A.
Vice President & Director of Shareholder Engagement
Maria advises individuals, families, trusts and charitable institutions by implementing investment strategies that help clients align their assets with their individual needs and values at Reynders, McVeigh. She forms deep relationships with clients to best advise and help them reach their goals through investing, financial planning and impact investing. She is an Investment Committee Member, and Director of the Firm’s shareholder engagement work, submitting shareholder proposals to companies, voting proxies, and participating in industry peer groups on a range of topics where the Firm believes that making changes to these business practices will both impact the company’s bottom line and create a positive social footprint. Further, Maria advises lawyers in trust departments using Reynders, McVeigh’s macroeconomic outlook coupled with proprietary independent research to best suit each underlying trust and client’s needs. She sits as trustee for clients upholding the highest professional and fiduciary standard. Maria is on the Impact Investing Investment Committee where she provides research expertise in the burgeoning private impact investments space, where capital is allocated to prove that measurable social impacts can be coupled with financial returns.
Maria brings over 10 years of experience as an activist investor, relationship manager and fundamental analysis investor to our socially progressive work. She provides financial literacy to clients and the community. Maria was featured on Bloomberg Radio speaking about Reynders, McVeigh’s socially responsible investment strategy. She has testified in the City of Boston regarding implementation of ESG investing in city pension plans. Maria is a guest lecturer for a range of economics, impact investing and shareholder engagement college and graduate courses. Maria is a member of the Board of Directors at that Transformative Culture Project and a mentor to the Social Innovation Forum’s social entrepreneur accelerator and nonprofit accelerators. She is on the Coastal Enterprise, Inc. advisory board and is a member of The Boston Foundation’s Professional Advisors Network. Maria is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative with her FINRA Series 65 License. She holds a B.A. in Management from Clark University and an M.B.A. from Clark University. She holds a Certificate in Community Development Finance from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, the first program in this space, and participated in Rutgers Business School’s Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program.
Maria lives with her husband and daughter, Brian and Penelope, in Boston where they are active urban dwellers. she/her
CARRIE A. ENDRIES, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President & Director of Impact Investments
Carrie advises individuals, families and foundations at Reynders, McVeigh. She is an Investment Committee Member and also directs the Firm’s private impact investment work. Carrie brings over 20 years of experience as a researcher, teacher, and investment professional to our sustainable investment work. She graduated from Bowdoin College and earned a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University.
Dedicated to the non-profit and impact communities, Carrie is the current Board Chair at Camp Starfish, a program for emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids, and a Board Member at the innovative Jewish Studio Project. She enjoys mentoring nonprofits through the Social Innovation Forum and serves as a Professional Advisor to the Cambridge Community Foundation. She is also a member of the Boston Economic Club. Carrie lives with her family in Somerville, where they are active in supporting local food and business in their vibrant urban community.
KEVIN FAIRWEATHER, M.B.A.
Kevin has been with Reynders, McVeigh since 2014 and currently serves as the Controller. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial management of the Firm, developing internal procedures and best practices, as well as specific aspects of data operations. In addition to accounting, he has a strong background in data management and reporting. Prior to joining Reynders McVeigh in 2014, Kevin worked for Presidio Networked Solutions.
Kevin graduated from Saint Anselm College with a B.A. in Business and received his M.B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University.
AUDRA GARDNER, IACCP
Audra assists the Compliance Department, managing the Cybersecurity and Vendor Due Diligence programs. Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Audra served as Senior Operations and Compliance Analyst for Covalent Partners, LLC. At Covalent, Audra was responsible for implementing and maintaining all aspects of their compliance program, along with serving as the main Investor Relations contact. Audra received her B.S. in Business Management from Babson College and is certified as an Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professional. Outside of the office, she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Hazie Ghazali-Cho, M.B.A.
Client Service Associate
Hazie provides client service support to Fresh Pond Capital and assists Julie McVeigh in her role as Director of Fresh Pond Capital. Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Hazie was a Client Service Associate with The Retirement Group in San Diego, assisting Investment Advisors managing accounts of employees retiring from Fortune 500 companies and a Registered Client Associate with UBS Financial Services in Boston, supporting Financial Advisors managing high net worth clients.
Hazie earned her M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S.B.A in International Business from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She completed her yoga teacher training from Maui Yoga Shala in Paia, Maui and has taught yoga classes in Maui, Phoenix and San Diego. Her background in client service and being a yoga teacher in Hawaii brings the combination of experience and peaceful alignment for working with money.
Data Management Associate
Max assists with confirming the integrity of data flowing into Reynders, McVeigh systems from client custodians. This includes reconciling daily positions and transactions, as well as other operational responsibilities. Additionally, he is responsible for maintaining consistency across the company’s various databases. Prior to Reynders, McVeigh, he worked at Donnelley Financial Solutions, providing back-office support for Mutual Funds. Max graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, with a degree in Accounting.
LISA HESSLER, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
Lisa manages investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts, and charitable institutions. She has over 20 years of experience in financial services, primarily focused on equity research.
Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Lisa served as principal, co-director of research, and portfolio manager at Penobscot Investment Management. She has served as president of the Boston Economic Club and is a past vice president of the Phillips Academy Alumni Council. Lisa founded internship programs with two organizations and continues to serve as a mentor within the investment community. She is also an advisor to Red Tomato, a regional food hub promoting sustainable agriculture.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Vermont and assisted with early legislation on organic farming standards for the Senate Agriculture Committee. Lisa is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder and is currently serving on the board of the CFA Society of Boston.
Client Account Associate
Louisa supports the Fresh Pond Capital team, serving as a resource for clients interested in social impact and community investments. Louisa also provides support to the clients of Reynders, McVeigh in coordinating their impact investing.
Prior to joining Reynders McVeigh, Louisa spent five years at Root Cause, a purpose-driven consulting firm that works with nonprofits, foundations, school districts, and public agencies. She held a variety of roles at Root Cause, including supporting the firm’s communication and business development teams. Louisa began her work there as the project manager for the Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative, managing a large network of public and private funders working to align their investments to decrease youth violence in Boston.
Louisa is an active member of The Philanthropy Connection, an organization that inspires, teaches, and enables women of all generations to engage in collective philanthropy. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joyce joins Reynders, McVeigh as the Office Manager. She oversees reception, manages office administration duties, and assists the Operations team. Prior to her current position, Joyce worked at Siemens Healthcare and Siemens Financial Services performing various office management and administrative functions. Joyce obtained a secretarial certificate from Katharine Gibbs School and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
James is a trading assistant on the Operations team at Reynders, McVeigh. He executes trades for equity and fixed income securities for multiple portfolio managers. Prior to Reynders, McVeigh, James worked at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as a Fund Accountant within the NAV Analysis group. James is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative with his FINRA Series 65 license.
James graduated from Providence College with a B.S. in Finance. Additionally, he was a member of the Providence College men’s lacrosse team.
Yuji brings over 20 years of experience in research and equity portfolio management to the Firm. As a Managing Director at Reynders, McVeigh, Yuji provides portfolio management and investment advice to institutional and trust relationships. He also works to foster relationships with institutions, foundations, and investment consultants.
Yuji began his professional career at Dreman Value Management as the primary research analyst focusing on the technology sector. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and voting member of the Investment Committee, where he focused on contrarian investment research and was an Assistant Portfolio Manager for the firm’s small cap portfolios and mutual fund. Yuji was also involved with institutional business development and established relationships with investment consultants. Yuji then held similar positions as a Managing Director at Thunderstorm Capital and as a Managing Director at Mauna Kea Capital Group before joining Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management in 2011.
Yuji has earned a dual B.B.A. degree from James Madison University in Financial Engineering and Computer Information Systems and holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University Extension School. Yuji currently serves on the Advisory Council for Youth Enrichment Services, a nonprofit youth development organization in Boston where he is a former Member of the Board of Directors and a former Treasurer.
Senior Operations Manager
Ashley has been with Reynders, McVeigh since 2007. Ashley oversees the Firm’s client service efforts and manages the day-to-day operations. She works with every department to develop and streamline internal organizational structures that allows the Firm to tailor all clients’ needs and create a smooth and easy client experience with the Reynders, McVeigh team.
Ashley graduated from Salem State with a B.A. in Education and Business and holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. Ashley lives north of the city with her husband and three children.
Abby joins Reynders, McVeigh as a Portfolio Manager, bringing several years of experience in research and operations. Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Abby worked at GfK Boutique Research, with a focus on the Consumer Technology sector, as well as Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and State Street Global Advisors. Abby graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Biochemistry. Outside of the office, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
JULIE MCVEIGH, CFA
Senior Vice President of Reynders, McVeigh & Managing Director of Fresh Pond Capital
Julie is a co-founder and managing director of Fresh Pond Capital, a division of RMCM. She has worked with clients in socially responsible investing since 1998 with a commitment to financial literacy and social, economic, and racial justice. Grounded with these priorities, Julie leads Fresh Pond Capital working with clients to build portfolios with a social impact and personal alignment.
Before joining the investment field, Julie worked as a community organizer for MASSPIRG and the Sierra Club. Julie has served local agriculture through her support of the Waltham Fields Community Farm and The Food Project. She has been a committed volunteer, Tracy Donor and active alumna with Resource Generation, a nonprofit organizing young people to use their economic privilege for justice. As a founding member, she has been involved with the Slow Money Alliance, which organizes investors and communities around growing local food systems.
Julie graduated summa cum laude with honors from Bowdoin College with a double major in history and women’s studies. She earned the CFA designation for Chartered Financial Analyst in 2006. She is a stepmother and mother. She serves on the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Waldorf School where her children have attended. She is a runner, yogi, and meditator.
President & Chief Investment Officer
Patrick is widely recognized as a pioneer in bringing together traditional investment management with socially responsible investing. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, he was one of the three original employees at Trillium Asset Management, one of the first investment management firms dedicated solely to ethical investing. In addition to leading that firm’s research efforts and serving as editor of Investing for A Better World, Patrick also wrote a series of groundbreaking studies conducted by the Social Investment Forum which tracked the growth of socially responsible investing and its implications in the investment markets. He served as a founding board member of SEED, a community loan fund that worked with cooperatives in Haiti.
Prior to entering the investment field, Patrick worked in the area of community economic development. He began his efforts as a VISTA volunteer and helped create the San Jose Food Co-op and the first recycling center in that city. He also managed the Youth Opportunity Program at Stanford University which created jobs and educational opportunities for low-income teenagers and adults on the campus. Patrick is currently on the board of the Waltham YMCA and has previously been on the board of the Waltham Fields Community Farm.
Partly in recognition of his efforts to start the cross-country team at Santa Clara University, Patrick was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year of the West Coast Athletic Conference in 1978. He continues to enjoy running (you can follow him on Strava and at the Boston Marathon) and triathlons. He has four children and lives in the oldest house (built 1716) in Waltham, MA.
Portfolio Manager & Portfolio Strategies Coordinator
Yiannis serves as an advisor on a number of individual portfolios, assisting clients and families on portfolio construction and allocation, along with being lead contact on matters relating to their accounts. Yiannis also helps lead a major law firm relationship in which he advises on over $1 billion in assets, speaking and advising to trustees regarding client assets. Prior to joining Reynders,
McVeigh, Yiannis spent three years with Thunderstorm Capital, where he worked his way up to the position of operations manager, handling all back office portfolio and trading matters for the firm.
Yiannis is a FINRA Registered Investment Advisor Representative, and graduated from Northeastern with a double major in Finance and Accounting. He enjoys auto racing and classic cars, as well as following the Bruins.
Katherine joins Reynders, McVeigh as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to this role, Katherine worked in equity capital markets at Janney Montgomery Scott where she played an active role in the origination, marketing, and execution of equity transactions for corporate clients in the healthcare, infrastructure, real estate, and financial spaces. While at Janney, Katherine also spent time in institutional equity sales and helped manage the Capital Markets Group’s marketing strategy.
Katherine graduated from the University of Delaware with dual degrees in Economics (B.S.) and Energy and Environmental Policy (B.S.) with a minor in legal studies. Under the advisement of Dr. John Byrne, she defended an undergraduate thesis focused on financing solutions for solar energy projects.
Katherine is a board member for Camp Starfish, a program for emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids. Outside of the office, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Chat brings more than 25 years of experience in investment management and social venture investing to his work as Chairman and CEO of Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. His passion for forward-thinking investment strategy rooted in fundamentals has provided a guidepost for his success to date. Chat has been featured in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and Forbes.
In addition to his leadership in the traditional investment management world, Chat has structured and funded public/private partnerships that have brought more than $150 million in revenues to leading cultural institutions around the world – projects that have won numerous awards. In this vein, he has for decades produced socially oriented IMAX films including Dolphins, which was produced in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation and garnered an Academy Award nomination in 2000, and Coral Reef Adventure, which received the largest grant in the history of the Informal Science Division of the National Science Foundation.
Chat’s focus on climate change also led him to his current role as a Director on the Board of the MacGillivray Freeman Educational Foundation (MFEF), an organization committed to increasing awareness of the delicate state of our oceans and environment. Using the power of film, television, new media and grassroots education, The MFEF strives to change the way people see and value the natural world — and to motivate action to restore it. Chat previously served as Executive Director of The Whale Conservation Institute, the nation’s leading independent cetacean research center, which was founded under a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Chat graduated from Princeton University with a degree in history. In addition to being a Director at the MacGillivray Freeman Educational Foundation, he also serves as the President of the Board of Governors for the Westminster Kennel Club.
THOMAS ROCHE, CFA
Director of Operations & Technology
Tom has been with Reynders, McVeigh since its founding days in 2005. Drawing on over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Tom has focused his effort on creating an efficient trading and operations infrastructure allowing RMCM’s team to focus on researching, investing and delivering a personalized experience for all clients. The work he is most proud of, however, is the successful recruiting, hiring and training of the RMCM staff ensuring a next generation of informed and thoughtful portfolio managers. On any given day he can be found on the trading desk, working with clients and helping the staff find the most efficient method to achieve their client’s goals.
Prior to joining the Firm, Tom was the Head Trader and Operations Director at Old Harbor Capital Management. He began his career in financial services at State Street Bank and Scudder Kemper Investments. Tom graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in Economics and is a CFA® charterholder. Outside of the office, Tom is an avid snowboarder and cyclist and, most gratifyingly, a devoted husband and father to a young daughter and son.
GEORGE ROOKS, M.B.A.
Senior Equity Strategist & Portfolio Manager
George brings over 50 years of investment experience to Reynders, McVeigh. He focuses on tailored portfolio management by combining long-term financial planning with investment expertise. He implements this strategy for a wide range of portfolios from endowments to pensions to individual and family accounts. George was the founder, president, and chief portfolio manager of Heritage Capital Management, Inc. and served as a director and member of the capital strategies committee at Trillium Asset Management Corp. At The First National Bank of Boston, Mr. Rooks headed the pension portfolio department, supervising $7 billion in corporate pension funds, and was president of two divisions: First Capital Corporation of Boston and First Venture Capital Corporation of Boston. Mr. Rooks also co-managed the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Pension Fund, has served as a member of the finance committee at the Marblehead Arts Association and is a former trustee and treasurer of Cohen Hillel Academy of the North Shore. Mr. Rooks has been a director of Marland Mold, Inc., the Popular Credit Union of Peabody, Cambridge Analytical Associates, and the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. Mr. Rooks is a graduate of Bowdoin College, majoring in economics. He also earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
ERIC SAMPLE, CFA
Eric joined Reynders McVeigh in 2012 and serves as Vice President. One of Eric’s roles at the Firm is Director of Fixed Income. As such, Eric’s responsibilities include conducting credit research and analysis and constructing fixed income portfolios for each client relationship. Additionally, Eric serves as an Equity Research Analyst for the Firm and is an Investment Committee Member. Lastly, Eric is in charge of business development for the Firm’s institutional relationships, managing referral networks, overseeing inflows and providing insight on portfolio construction and performance attribution.
Prior to joining Reynders, McVeigh, Eric worked at The Colony Group, LLC, conducting credit research and managing fixed income portfolios, among other responsibilities. Eric is a CFA® charterholder and graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Finance.
ERIC SHRAYER, CFA, CFP®
Senior Vice President & Research Director
Eric joined Reynders, McVeigh in 2006 and conducts fundamental analysis when researching equities for client portfolios. Eric’s methods for analysis may include analyzing SEC filings, reviewing company earnings calls, and speaking with company management. Before joining Reynders, McVeigh, Eric spent nine years as a branch manager with Park Avenue Securities, a division of Guardian Life Insurance. Eric earned a B.S. from Tufts University with a major in biology. Eric earned his M.B.A., magna cum laude, from the Olin School of Business at Babson College. Eric holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional (CFP®).
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