Meet the Team

The Robotti Difference

Meet the Team

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    Robert Robotti
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    Brian Weber
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    Robert Scheuing
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    Mike DeRop
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    Ken Wasiak
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    David McQueeney
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    John Moran
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    Erwin Mevorah
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    Dennis Kelleher
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; on the Board of Directors of a NYSE-listed real estate company, AMREP Corporation, located in Germantown, PA; as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pulse Seismic Inc., a seismic data licensing business located in Calgary, Alberta; recently appointed an Independent Director of PrairieSky Royalty, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company located in Calgary, Alberta, having one of the largest portfolios of sub-surface mineral rights in western Canada; 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

Brian Weber
Senior Investment Associate

Brian Weber is a Senior Investment Associate at Robotti Securities, LLC. He joined the firm in 2015, and previously worked as a retail sales representative for EJ Sterling and as a research intern at Robotti & Company, LLC in 2012. Brian holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and a BA from Syracuse University. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Robert Scheuing
Senior Investment Associate

Robert Scheuing is a Senior Investment Associate at Robotti Securities, LLC. He joined the firm in 2012, and prior to that worked as an investment analyst intern at activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group and as a research intern at Robotti & Company, LLC in 2010. Robert graduated summa cum laude from Queens College and holds a BBA in Finance with a minor in Economics. He also holds an MS degree in Risk Management – Finance from Queens College. Robert is a member of the New York Society for Security Analysts and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Mike DeRop
Senior Investment Associate
Mike DeRop is a Senior Investment Associate at Robotti Securities, LLC. He rejoined the firm in October of 2019. Mike had previously worked for the firm from 2001 to 2015 in various positions. He has BS from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and he holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Ken Wasiak
Operations Manager, Sales Associate,
and Trader

Ken Wasiak is an Operations Manager, Sales Associate, and Trader at Robotti Securities, LLC. He joined the firm in 1997 and prior to that worked with several other retail stockbrokers including Tweedy Browne and M.S. Farrell. Ken holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 65, and 99 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

David McQueeney
Head of Trading

David McQueeney is the Head of Trading at Robotti Securities, LLC. He joined the firm in 2002 and prior to that worked as a trader/market maker for Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Capital Markets. Before that, David worked as the manager of equity & index options trading at Wall Street Access and was an account representative at National Discount Brokers.  David holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

John Moran
Senior Investment Associate
John S. Moran, has been an investment professional at Robotti Securities, LLC, focusing on publicly traded real estate securities since 2018; Vice President and investment manager at JP Morgan from 2015 to 2018; Senior Vice President and investment manager at Morgan Stanley from 2011 to 2015; Senior Director, partner and investment professional at Ingalls & Snyder 1997 – 2011; Senior Vice President and senior REIT analyst at PaineWebber from 1992 to 1994 and at Kidder Peabody from 1992 to 1994; Senior Vice President and portfolio manager at PRA Securities (predecessor to Heitman Real Estate Securities, LLC) from 1089 to 1992; Senior REIT analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons from 1983 to 1989. John Moran has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry with a concentration on publicly-traded real estate securities. His experience in investment management has included portfolio management of real estate securities portfolios in separate accounts and comingled funds for individual and institutional investors. A Chartered Financial Analyst since 1988, he has extensive experience in evaluating financial statements of REITs and other public real estate companies. He was a publishing analyst as several major brokerage firms and has extensive experience in valuing real estate securities. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri. John holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and SEI with Robotti Securities. 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.

Dennis Kelleher
Chief Compliance Officer
Dennis Kelleher 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, Dennis was the CCO at Align Impact, an SEC registered investment adviser specializing in social impact investments. Dennis has over 20 years of compliance experience working in-house and consulting for broker-dealer and investment advisory firms. He has acted as a FINRA arbitrator as well as provided forensic support and expert witness testimony in securities litigation. Prior to his tenure in compliance Dennis was an investment consultant with Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber. Dennis earned a BS in Finance from California Polytechnic University, Pomona and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and New York Life & Health insurance licenses. Check the background of this investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.