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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    Shan Kapoor
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    Erwin Mevorah
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    Verna Pisella
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    Selina O’Neil
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    Ken Wasiak
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    Jeff Wiegand
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    David McQueeney
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

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.

Shan Kapoor
Senior Investment Associate
Shan is a Research Analyst at Robotti Securities, LLC, focusing on fundamental equity research. He joined Robotti in 2018. Shan received a BA in Finance from New York University and completed his MBA from Columbia Business School. Shan began his career at BlackRock Financial Management working in Securitized Credit and also worked at Commerzbank AG working in Equity Sales. Shan holds the FINRA

Series 7, 57, 63, 86, and 87 licenses. 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

SVerna 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.

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.
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.

Jeff Wiegand
Director of Research

Jeff Wiegand is the Director of Research at Robotti Securities, LLC. He joined the firm in 1991 and prior to that spent five years with Carr Securities. Before coming to Wall Street, Jeff practiced law in New York City. Jeff has a BA from Harvard College, a Master's Degree from the University of Michigan, and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Some of Jeff's areas of coverage include Special Situations, Spinoffs, Bankruptcy/Distressed Securities, Shipping, and Oil & Gas Producers and Services.  Jeff is a member of the New York Society for Security Analysts and holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 63, 65, 86, and 87 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.