Our Team

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    Robert Robotti
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    Erwin Mevorah
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    Verna Pisella
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    Lindsey Sichel Rubinstein
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    Karin Chadwick
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    Daniel Grzywacz
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    Curtis Jensen
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    David Kaiser
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    David Kessler
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    Selina O’Neil
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    Todd Offermann
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    Ben Rubenstein
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    Isaac Schwartz
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    Theo van der Meer
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    Alan Weber
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    Victor Buzeta
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    Longsheng (Steven) Ye
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    Susan Kaplan
Robert Robotti
President and Chief Investment Officer

Robert Robotti is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Robotti & Company. Prior to forming Robotti & Company, Incorporated in 1983, Bob was a vice president and shareholder of Gabelli & Company, Inc. He worked in public accounting before coming to Wall Street and is currently an inactive CPA. Bob holds a BS from Bucknell University and an MBA in Accounting from Pace University. Some of Bob's areas of coverage include Special Situations, Energy Industry and Home Building. Bob is the principal of the managing member or general partner of several investment vehicles.

Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors of Panhandle Oil & Gas Company, a NYSE-listed diversified mineral company located in Oklahoma City and on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded real estate and media services company, AMREP Corporation, located in Princeton, New Jersey; as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pulse Seismic Inc., a seismic data licensing business located in Calgary, Alberta; and was previously on the Board of Directors of BMC Building Materials Holding Corporation, prior to the completion of its merger with Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. on December 1, 2015.

In addition, he serves on the Boards of many non-profit organizations where he generously donates his time and expertise. Previously, Bob was a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies, established to examine the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other aspects of the federal securities law. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck

Erwin Mevorah
Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Erwin Mevorah is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Robotti & Company and is responsible for the oversight of the financial and administrative aspects of the firm. Erwin’s career has focused on middle market companies where he has been heavily involved in the finance and administrative functions. Prior to joining Robotti & Company, Erwin was the CFO of CoActive Marketing Group, a publicly traded marketing services company. During the period from 1995-2003, Erwin was the CFO at two different venture/private equity backed media companies and prior to that spent seven years at The Gabelli Group.

Erwin started his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he was employed for four years and had a client base that had a particular emphasis on middle market entrepreneurial type companies. Erwin is a CPA and holds a BBA and an MBA from Pace University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Verna Pisella
Chief Compliance Officer
Verna Pisella is the Chief Compliance Officer of Robotti & Company and is responsible for oversight of the firm’s regulatory compliance programs. Prior to joining Robotti & Company, Verna was the Chief Compliance Officer at Astenbeck Capital Management LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor, for six years. Prior to that, Verna was the Chief Compliance Officer at Capstone Investment Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor and Capstone Global Markets, LLC, a registered BD, for approximately 2 years. Prior to that, Verna was Chief Compliance Officer at Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., an SEC registered investment advisor and AG BD LLC, a registered BD, for approximately 10 years. Verna holds a BA from Amherst College and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Lindsey Sichel Rubinstein
Managing Director, Marketing & Investor Relations
Lindsey Sichel Rubinstein is a Managing Director and is the head of marketing and investor relations of Robotti & Company.  Prior to joining Robotti, Lindsey served as Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of American Farmland Company, a publicly traded farmland REIT.  In addition, Lindsey was a Vice President in the Risk Management Group of Optima Fund Management LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor, where she also held Investor Relations and Product & Business Development roles. Prior to that, she was a Finance and Operations Associate at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., an investment and technology development company as well as  at Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF). Lindsey received her B.A. in English from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, with Distinction in all Subjects.
Karin Chadwick
Managing Director

Karin Chadwick is a Managing Director of Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC. Karin is responsible for the operations, trading and client services of the Adviser. Prior to joining the firm in early 1996, Karin spent four years with the Gap, Inc. in successive store management positions. Karin holds a BBA in International Business & Finance from Ohio University and holds the FINRA Series 7, 55, 63, 65 and 99 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Daniel Grzywacz
Senior Investment Associate

Dan joined Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC in 2013. Dan is a Senior Investment Associate at Robotti focusing on fundamental equity research along with special situation investment opportunities. Prior to joining Robotti, Dan was the Director of Investments for VMP Holdings, a privately held family office. At VMP Holdings, Dan was primarily responsible for securities analysis, asset allocation, and conducting due diligence. Before joining VMP, Dan worked as an equities and derivatives trader at Ingalls & Snyder LLC. After graduating from Villanova University with a BA in Economics, Dan began his career at Merrill Lynch where he worked in trading, operations, and finance roles. Dan is a CFA Charterholder, a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and has completed the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) program. Dan holds the FINRA Series 7, 86, and 87 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Curtis Jensen
Portfolio Manager

Curtis Jensen is a portfolio manager focusing on a fundamentals-based strategy, grounded in primary research, to identify securities whose public market prices diverge significantly from a conservative estimate of intrinsic or economic value. Prior to joining Robotti & Company Advisors in 2016, Curtis was employed by Third Avenue Management in various roles from 1995 to 2014. Curtis oversaw that firm’s Small-Cap strategy and, from 2003 until 2009, he also served as Co-Chief Investment Officer, along with the firm’s founder, Martin Whitman, until being named sole CIO in January of 2010. Curtis was a member of the firm’s management and risk committees and oversaw the recruiting and mentoring of the firm’s research team. During his tenure at Third Avenue Curtis was a member of the nominating committee of the Board of Directors at Investor AB, Sweden’s leading industrial holding company. Curtis holds a BA in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from Yale University School of Management.

David Kaiser
Senior Investment Associate

David initially joined Robotti & Company in 2005, where he acted as a Senior Investment Associate for Robotti & Company until 2013. David still acts as a Senior Investment Associate and provides research analysis for Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC, including its pooled vehicles and separately managed accounts, from time to time.   Additionally, David Kaiser manages the Structured Value Strategy for Robotti & Company Advisors', LLC. This is a rule based, or quantitative, strategy that relies on mean reversion for portfolio gains and downside protection. Through a systematic screening process David selects securities that, generally, create a portfolio that is a lower valuation than the benchmark used (the Russell 2500 Value), but has better key fundamental metrics.  David is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College, where he received a BS in Business Administration and Finance. David holds the FINRASeries 7, 63, 65, 86, and 87 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

David Kessler
Senior Investment Associate

David Kessler is a Senior Investment Associate with Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC.  Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he was a Research Analyst Consultant with Aquamarine Capital and a Portfolio Management Associate with Rochdale Investment Management.  David received an MBA from Columbia Business School.  He was a member of Columbia’s Applied Value Investing Program and gained valuable experience as a summer analyst with Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb (Sequoia Fund).  David graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Finance and Marketing. David holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Selina O’Neil
Selina O’Neil is a Compliance Associate in the Compliance Department at Robotti & Company. Prior to joining Robotti, she served as a compliance analyst for ACA Compliance Group, where she supported compliance consultants in conducting mock SEC exams for large registered investment advisers. Selina received her B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2014, and her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 2017.
Todd Offermann
Senior Marketing & Operations Associate

Todd Offermann first joined Robotti & Company as a Research Analyst Intern in 2014.  In April 2015, Todd joined full time as the Sales and Marketing Associate of Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC.  Todd graduated from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in May 2015 with a BS in Finance, concentrating in Value Investing.  He attended the 2014 and 2015 Gabelli School of Business’ Value Investing Executive Education Programs, is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and holds the FINRA Series 7 license with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Ben Rubenstein
Investment Associate

Ben Rubenstein is an Investment Associate for Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Ben worked at Chesapeake Partners, Kimco Realty, Larch Lane Advisors' and Federated Investors. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 with a BA in Economics.

Isaac Schwartz
Portfolio Manager

Isaac Schwartz is a portfolio manager and seeks to achieve long-term gains by investing in undervalued securities (primarily stocks) of companies throughout the world. Isaac serves as a director of Menu Group (U.K.) Ltd., the leading online food delivery platform in several former Soviet Republics, and of Complete Start Inc., a plant-based health food company in the U.S. Prior to joining Robotti & Company in 2002, Isaac worked for Schiff’s Insurance Observer, an investigative journal, where he did research on the property-casualty and annuity insurance industries. Isaac graduated from Wharton with a BS in Economics.

Theo van der Meer
Senior Investment Associate

Theo van der Meer joined Robotti & Company in 2012 and is currently a Senior Investment Associate of Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC. Theo graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Physics and a correlate in Economics. He has also attended the Columbia Business School Value Investing Executive Education Program. Theo's focus is on small cap equities, mid cap equities, and special situations. Theo holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Alan Weber
Research Associate

Alan Weber is a Research Associate for Robotti & Company Advisors, LLC.  After having spent two years with Robotti & Company from 1993 to 1995, Alan was an analyst at Prescott Investors and rejoined us in 2000.  Prior to 1993, Alan was an analyst with American Securities, Fund America and Bear Stearns over a period of ten years.  Alan holds an MBA from St. John’s University and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Queens College. Alan holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses with Robotti Securities, LLC. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Victor Buzeta
Coming soon.
Longsheng (Steven) Ye
Longsheng (Steven) Ye joined Robotti & Company as an accounting intern in 2011 and is currently a Senior Financial Accountant. Steven graduated from Xiamen University in China with a BA in English and a double major in Economics and Pace University with MS in Accounting. Steven is a CPA and holds the FINRA Series 7 with Robotti Securities, LLC.
Susan Kaplan
Executive Assistant
Susan Kaplan joined Robotti & Company in 2012 as Executive Assistant to Bob Robotti. She started her career in finance at Gabelli & Company where she served in several capacities including Vice President,  Mutual Funds department.  Before joining Robotti & Company, Susan was a New York City public school teacher. Prior to that, she managed her own title closing business in Rockland and Orange counties. She graduated from Union College with a BA in modern languages (French and Spanish.) She has an MA in Education from Lehman College and a paralegal certification from Mercy College. Susan holds a FINRA Series 7 license.