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THE DELTEC TEAM
“Our ability to attract and retain professionals with intellectual curiosity, a passion for collaboration and a strong desire to service clients has resulted in a firm culture characterized by mutual respect, long lasting relationships and the celebration of one another’s accomplishments. That is the key to Deltec’s successful legacy.”

Denise Vitti, CPA®
Managing Director

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SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTORS

Arthur E. Byrnes

Arthur E. Byrnes

Senior Managing Director, Investment Policy/Portfolio Management

Mr. Byrnes manages Deltec Emerging Market Income Fund, L.P. and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Deltec’s emerging market investment activities, including debt and equity portfolios. In the past, he oversaw the firm’s investments in distressed credits and high yield securities. Mr. Byrnes is currently a director of The Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce and The Ecuadorian American Association. After spending most of his youth living in Brazil, he went on to receive his BA from Harvard College and later an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

John R. Gordon

John R. Gordon

Senior Managing Director, Investment Policy/Portfolio Management

Mr. Gordon manages the Deltec Forum Fund, L.P and is responsible for the management of Deltec’s US equity investments and separate multi-asset class accounts. Prior to joining Deltec in 1988, he was a Managing Director of Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he spent 12 years in the firm’s corporate finance department. Mr. Gordon was a long-standing director of Anadarko Petroleum and served as chairman of the bondholder committees during the bankruptcies of Freuhauf Corporation and Southland Corporation. He received a JD/MBA from Harvard Law and Business Schools and a BA from Harvard College.

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Peter J. Coolidge

Peter J. Coolidge

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Coolidge manages Deltec Special Situations Partners, L.P. and is responsible for the firm’s event driven opportunities strategy. He joined Deltec in 2002. Prior to that time, Mr. Coolidge was a Managing Director at Brean Murray & Co. where he was an equities trader. Mr. Coolidge also worked at Kidder Peabody & Co. where he was a Senior Vice President. Mr. Coolidge attended Harvard College and Hunter College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Gregory J. Lesko, CFA®

Gregory J. Lesko, CFA®

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Lesko is a portfolio manager specializing in emerging market strategies. He manages DEME Master Fund, Ltd. and directs emerging market equity investments throughout the firm. He joined Deltec in 2001. Prior to that time, Mr. Lesko was a Managing Director at EastWest Capital Management where he spent 14 years co-managing a global limited partnership invested in emerging market and domestic equities. Mr. Lesko received an AB from Dartmouth College and a BE from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

James T. White

James T. White

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Mr. White is a portfolio manager and research analyst. He joined Deltec in 1990. While his research is primarily related to US equities, his developed knowledge of certain industries is utilized and benefits other Deltec portfolio managers. Mr. White previously served as the firm’s head trader. He received his AB from Dartmouth College.

ADMINISTRATION

Denise G. Vitti, CPA®

Denise G. Vitti, CPA®

Managing Director, CFO/COO/CCO

Ms. Vitti is responsible for all of Deltec’s operations, accounting and administrative functions and is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. She joined Deltec in 1997. Her previous experience includes financial accounting positions with Lehman Brothers and The Goldman Sachs Trust Company. Ms. Vitti began her career with Arthur Young & Company. She received her BS from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York State.

Edward J. Barrett

Edward J. Barrett

Director, Trading

Mr. Barrett serves as Deltec’s Head Trader and covers all markets. He has been with the firm since 1995. His previous work experience includes positions at Kampel & Associates, Solomon Brothers and Chase. Mr. Barrett graduated from Niagra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Caroline Bossert

Caroline Bossert

Administration

Ms. Bossert is Executive Assistant to Deltec’s Senior Managing Directors. Her administrative responsibilities include interacting with clients and all of the other areas of Deltec. She joined the firm in 1987 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Binghamton University. Ms. Bossert is also a notary in New York State.

Madge Dietrich

Madge Dietrich

Administration

Ms. Dietrich serves as an Administrative Assistant at Deltec. She provides support to all Deltec employees and plays a key support role in the firm’s marketing efforts. She joined the firm in 2019. Prior to her work at Deltec, Ms. Dietrich was a professional actor and also worked in the hospitality industry. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Music.

Mindy Kwong

Mindy Kwong

Portfolio Administration & Client Services

As Deltec’s Senior Portfolio Accountant Ms. Kwong is involved in all aspects of portfolio administration and assists with client services. She joined Deltec in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kwong worked at Sloate, Weisman, Murray & Co. Inc. She graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Deborah M. Manton

Deborah M. Manton

Portfolio Administration & Client Services

Ms. Manton serves as Portfolio Accounting Manager and is responsible for all aspects of Deltec’s portfolio administration and client services. She has been with the firm since 2007. Her previous work experience includes positions at Chesapeake Asset Management LLC, Reynolds Securities Ltd and Unity Management LLC. Ms. Manton graduated from LeMoyne College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Shijia Mao

Shijia Mao

Associate, Equity Research Analyst

As part of the emerging market team Ms. Mao works closely with Mr. Lesko in researching companies, developing ideas and constructing portfolios for emerging market investments. Ms. Mao joined Deltec in 2019. She received an MS in Accounting and Fundamental Analysis from Columbia Business School and is an honor graduate of Pepperdine University.

Akiko Matsuo

Akiko Matsuo

Accounting

Ms. Matsuo is Assistant Controller at Deltec. She is responsible for all aspects of Accounting and interfaces with the firm’s auditors, fund administrators, and clients on a regular basis. Ms. Matsuo joined the firm in 2018. Her previous work experience includes positions at TAK Development Inc, SS&C Technologies, Castle Harlan Inc. and Steelpoint Capital Partners. Ms. Matsuo has a Bachelor of Business Administration from CUNY Bernard Baruch College and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Doshisha University-Kyoto, Japan.

Elizabeth A. O'Reilly

Elizabeth A. O'Reilly

Information Technology and Administration

Ms. O’Reilly works extensively with Deltec’s IT Consultants, and manages both the firm’s relationships with its market data vendors as well as day to day premises needs. Ms. O’Reilly joined Deltec in 1991. She previously worked at Bessemer Trust Company and holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University.

Jessica Ryan

Jessica Ryan

Human Resources and Administration

Ms. Ryan is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at Deltec. She also provides support to Accounting and Client Services. Ms. Ryan has been with Deltec since 1996.

Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz

Accounting

Mr. Schwartz is Assistant Controller at Deltec. He is responsible for all aspects of Accounting and interfaces with the firm’s auditors, fund administrators, and clients on a regular basis. Mr. Schwartz joined the firm in 2000. His previous work experience includes positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Eisner LLP, and Goldstein Golub Kessler PC. Mr. Schwartz graduated from CUNY Bernard Baruch College.

John Von Reine

John Von Reine

Client Services/ Head of Operations

Mr. Von Reine is responsible for all aspects of operations and works extensively with both Deltec’s clients and Deltec’s prime broker and custodians. He joined the firm in 1994 and previously worked at UBS Securities.