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John E. Maloney

Mr. Maloney is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


Previously, he served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sterling Advisors, a division of Gruntal & Company, LLC, which he also co-founded in 1984. He began his career at Marine Midland Bank in 1978 and then joined The Herold Group in 1980. In 1981 Mr. Maloney continued his career as Portfolio Manager at Bayrock Advisors, a division of Prudential Securities.


Mr. Maloney completed both his undergraduate and graduate education at Columbia University, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science, and master’s degrees in both Business Administration (MBA) and International Economics (MA). He has over 30 years of investment management experience. Mr. Maloney also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of the Marion Woods Retirement Community in Hartsdale, NY.


John E. Maloney is a contributor to Forbes.com. Mr. Maloney offers commentary on companies, industries and stock market sectors he follows in his regular role as the Chief Investment Officer of M&R Capital.

Michael Charvala

Michael Charvala is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.


Michael joined M&R Capital in 2019 and brought over two decades of senior management experience to the firm. In addition to his background in Financial Management, Mr. Charvala has held senior management positions in the Telecommunications Industry. Most recently, Michael was an Associate Director for IT Project Management at Verizon Wireless, where he led a team of professionals responsible for delivering consumer-focused technology solutions.


Mr. Charvala received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Cabrini University. He then attended the Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he earned both his MBA and Masters in Information Sciences.  


He is active in his community, having run the Maplewood Lacrosse Club for 5 years and being President of the South Orange Elks.  Currently he is still very active with the Elks serving on the House Committee.

Paul M. DeSisto, CFA

Mr. DeSisto is the Executive Vice President and Managing Director.


He joined the firm in 2012 after 12 years with the Bank of New York Mellon, where he was Senior Portfolio Manager. At the Bank of New York, he was a member of the Personal Asset Management Division’s fixed-income investment committee and lead manager of the firm’s All Cap Leaders equity product.


He was previously the Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Alliance Capital Management. Before this, he was also Senior Portfolio Manager at BayBanks Investment Management, where he was the lead manager for small not-for-profit institutions.


Mr. DeSisto began his career at Moseley Securities Corp, Boston in 1987 as a Series 7 certified investment executive. Mr. DeSisto earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Air Force Academy, holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Oklahoma State University, and studied graduate-level economics at New York University.


He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) and Command Pilot, United States Air Force Reserve. He has over 28 years of investment management experience.


Paul M. DeSisto is a regular contributor to Forbes. Mr. DeSisto offers commentary on companies, industries and stock market sectors he follows in his regular role as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of M&R Capital.

Saul Eisenberg

Mr. Eisenberg is the President.


He joined M&R Capital in 2004 from Wachovia Securities (formerly Prudential Securities), where he was the first Vice President and Manager of the Investment Supervisory Group. Earlier in his career, he was a securities analyst with Fitch Investment Service, E.A. Viner and Standard & Poor’s.


Mr. Eisenberg is a graduate of the City College of New York, and he attended the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. He has over 40 years of securities analysis and investment management experience.

George V. Merrill, JD

Mr. Merrill is the Senior Vice President and

Senior Portfolio Manager.


He joined the firm in 2012 after 12 years with The Bank of New York Mellon, where he was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager. He was also a member of the same bank’s Personal Asset Management Division’s Equity Investment Committee. 


Previously, Mr. Merrill was a Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, and member of the Stock Selection Committee at Northern Trust Corporation. Mr. Merrill is a lawyer currently admitted to the Bars of the State of New York.


Mr. Merrill is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard University Law School, and Columbia University Business School. He has over 30 years of investment experience managing assets for private clients, foundations, and family offices.

Howard Katz

Mr. Katz is the Director of Research.


He has been doing value-based equity research since receiving his Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in 1982. 


His career started with Glickenhaus as a Value-Based Generalist from 1982 to1984. For most of the subsequent period, he analyzed companies for AK Money Management. He was also a financial advisor with Dean Witter and later at UBS/Paine Webber. Mr. Katz has over 25 years of experience in investment management and securities analysis.

John D. Orsatti, CFA

Mr. Orsatti is a Fixed Income Analyst and Portfolio Manager.


He joined the firm in 2006 after nine years with Deutsche Bank AG (formerly Bankers Trust) in New York, where he was an Assistant Vice President in Corporate Credit, covering energy and utility companies. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, specializing in Finance and Economics.


Mr. Orsatti also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Windsor and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He has more than 18 years of securities analysis and investment management experience.

Laurie Jesolosky

Laurie Jesolosky is the Operations Manager.


She  joined in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant and  presently manages the daily operations of the office, including trading support, client services, new account, and quarterly reporting.

Jennifer Esser

Jennifer Esser is a Client Services Administrator.


She joined the firm in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant and is responsible for the daily administrative duties of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was an administrative assistant to the Executive Vice President of the Trust Department at Trust Company of New Jersey

for 12 years.

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