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Leadership Team

 

 

LAWRENCE K. DOLL
Chairman and Founder

Doll is the Chairman and Founder of Drexel Hamilton, a firm he started in 2007. Initially, Doll achieved success as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry, where he founded both The Lawrence Doll Company, which specializes in land development, and Lawrence Doll Homes, a builder of upscale homes and townhouses. Doll is also Chairman of the Board of United Bank, a retail and commercial banking subsidiary of United Bankshares with more than $4 billion in assets and operations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A service-disabled United States Marine Corps veteran, Doll’s duty in Vietnam earned him two Purple Hearts, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and a prestigious appointment to the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard in Washington, DC. He is also the co-founder of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation with General Peter Pace.

JAMES CAHILL
President

Cahill has spent his entire career in fixed income securities and currently manages overall operations in Drexel Hamilton offices throughout the country. He began his career at Salomon Brothers, where he served as managing director and ran sales groups at the firm. Cahill subsequently moved to Lehman Brothers in 1987, where he acted as a managing director covering some of the nation’s largest institutional accounts. In 2002, he joined Keefe Bryuette & Woods (KBW) and presided over fixed income operations. He joined Drexel Hamilton in 2010 as President, overseeing the daily operations of the firm.

 

CAULDON D. Quinn
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
MANAGING DIRECTOR
EQUITIES

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Quinn participated in the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2001, providing forward combat logistical support to Surface, Aviation, and Coalition Special Forces Units operating in Afghanistan. After his military service, he became the eighth graduate of the Wall Street Warfighters Program. Quinn first began his civilian career with an equity agency execution broker-dealer, ultimately serving as the Director of Client Services/Product Specialist. Quinn has continued to serve the financial services industry with technology solutions working for SEI Investments and CorePROFIT Solutions. With expertise in electronic equity execution services, program trading and algorithmic trading, he served as a board member on the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia (ITAP) from 2004 to the present with a brief hiatus from 2009-2010.

JOHN GLYNN
Managing Director
Corporate Trading

Glynn brings 25-plus years of expertise in Fixed-Income Credit Trading to Drexel Hamilton.  Glynn began his career at Bear Stearns & Co., and spent 14 years on the Institutional Trading Desk. He then moved to Merrill Lynch for five years, where he was a Senior Trader responsible for various sectors of the Investment Grade Corporate Bond market. Glynn then moved to London for six years as Head of Trading, Dollar Denominated Credit for JP Morgan Chase. While there, he successfully increased the depth and breadth of the distribution of dollar denominated debt, transacting with over 500 International Fixed Income investors. At Drexel Hamilton, Glynn serves as the Managing Director responsible for trading all Corporate Bonds and Taxable Municipal issuance. He received his BA from Williams College.

STEVEN IVCIC
Managing Director
Government Agency Trading

At Drexel Hamilton, Ivcic works with major state funds, insurance companies, and asset managers, providing advice and value added portfolio management strategies. He spent the first ten years of his career with Prudential Bache Securities, most as Head Agency Trader and Senior Vice-President, while also serving on the Steering Committee for the Agency Traders Association. He then helped build County Natwest GSI as a Managing Director before continuing his trading career for 13 years as Head Agency Trader at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Using 24 years of trading expertise, Ivcic then garnered nine years of additional and diversified experience on the “sell” side at UBS, Oppenheimer and Wachovia/Wells Fargo before joining Drexel Hamilton as a Managing Director in 2008.

TOM MEAD
Managing Director
Municipal Finance

Mead, a United States Army and Vietnam veteran, serves as the Managing Director for Drexel Hamilton’s Municipal Finance department. Mead began his career at Salomon Brothers, where he worked for 20 years becoming Managing Director responsible for municipal sales, trading, and underwriting. Prior to his arrival at Drexel Hamilton, Mead was a Managing Director at Ramirez & Company and President of WR Lazard & Company, where he brought unranked municipal divisions into the top ten of co-managed underwriters while underwriting a wide range of new issues across the country. Additionally, Mead has been financial advisor to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority for the last 20 years.

ROGER ELSAS
Managing Director
Capital Markets

Elsas, a United States Navy and Vietnam veteran, is the Managing Director responsible for overseeing all branches of Capital Markets for Drexel Hamilton. He began his career with 18 years at LF Rothschild & Co, where during that time he honed his skills in Institutional Equity and Syndicates, ultimately serving as the Managing Director for Fixed Income Syndicates. Elsas spent the next eight years at Lehman Brothers heading up the Fixed Income Syndicate desk and equity responsibilities for Capital Market & Syndicate activities. Most recently, Elsas spent 14 years as a senior member of the leadership team at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

CRAIG SIMMONS
Managing Director
Capital Markets

Simmons is currently responsible for capital markets and managing client relationships at Drexel Hamilton. During the past three decades, he has served institutional investors and corporations in the U.S. and Asia in several capacities, including sales, investment banking, and investment strategy. As a consultant at Armored Wolf, Simmons was instrumental in developing key investor strategies and securing seed investors for the start-up hedge fund.  Previously, he worked in fixed income for Lehman Brothers and has been responsible for raising capital for private equity, hedge funds, and real estate at a number of other firms. Simmons also served as the first member of the debt capital markets investment banking team for Williams Capital. He began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston.

 

JOHN D. KERIN
DIRECTOR
FIXED INCOME SALES

Kerin brings to Drexel Hamilton more than 20 years of capital markets experience with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Wachovia Securities, Keefe Bruyette & Woods and Oppenheimer. At KBW, he was part of a team that securitized and syndicated $10 billion of Trup CDO’s and $20 billion of standalone Bank and Insurance debt. Most recently, Kerin was a Corporate Bond Trader at Oppenheimer Capital Markets, responsible for the secondary trading of Utilities and Manufacturing sectors.

JASON DIAMOND
Managing Director
INVESTMENT BANKING

Diamond, with 30 years of industry experience, is Managing Director and head of Investment Banking at Drexel Hamilton. He specializes in transactions for both public and private companies, including buy-side and sell-side M&A, private placements of debt and equity offerings, registered direct equity offerings, as well as executing large block trades. During his career, Diamond has held various positions in institutional bond trading, equity research, and investment banking. Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton, he was Head of Investment Banking at Kuhns Brothers Securities Corporation, Head of Equity Investment Banking and Director of Corporate Finance for Cohen & Company Capital Markets, LLC, and previously was Partner and Director of Investment Banking at Capstone Investments. Before assuming leadership of Capstone’s Investment Banking department, Diamond built Capstone’s research and institutional sales departments and was named a 5-star analyst in the Zack’s All-Star Analyst Survey four times. Diamond completed the Kellogg School of Management’s Finance for Executives program.

 

BARRY M. SINE, CFA, CMT
Managing Director
EQUITY RESEARCH

Sine is currently responsible for overseeing equity research with a focus on technical analysis and telecommunications services. Ranked a top analyst by the financial press several times throughout the past decade, he has managed start-up research operations for a number of firms and worked at some of the leading US investment banks. Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton he worked at CapStone Investments, where he ran the firm’s equity research business beginning in 2008 and ultimately grew it to 17 analysts with 24 institutional sales people. He previously managed start-up research operations for Kaufman Bros. LP. Sine’s coverage focus is telecommunications and he has twice been a top ranked analyst by the Wall Street Journal in the past five years. He also publishes technical analysis reports on equities, currencies and commodities. He has previously held positions with JP Morgan, Prudential, UBS and Oppenheimer. He is currently a director and board secretary of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is a past director of the Market Technicians Association. He has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University – Stern School of Business. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 16, 24, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

 

 

HARRY GOBORA
Chief Operating Officer

Gobora is one of Drexel Hamilton’s founding partners and recently retired from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after more than two decades of service. With more than 25 years of experience in the securities industry, he previously served as Director of Institutional Equity Derivatives Marketing for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), where he was responsible for managing the equity option, sector index option, and foreign currency option marketing. Gobora began his career as a retail broker before transitioning to an institutional equity and fixed income broker associated with firms such as Legg Mason, Philadelphia Investors, and Republic New York Securities. He holds Series 4, 7, 24, 63,65,79 and 99 licenses from FINRA.

 

COLLEEN LINDH
Chief Compliance Officer

As head of compliance, Lindh brings to Drexel Hamilton over 20 years of industry experience. She started her career at N. D. Meyer & Co., Inc., a boutique municipal bond broker/dealer located in Philadelphia. During her 18-year tenure with the firm, she advanced from office clerk to Vice President of Operations, gaining experience in the various aspects of brokerage operations, finance, and compliance. In 2005, Lindh joined Commerce Capital Markets, Inc. as Vice President of Fixed Income Operations, working directly with the Institutional Trading, Sales, Underwriting and Public Finance teams, as well as partnering with the Finance and Compliance departments on an ongoing basis. Lindh joined Drexel Hamilton in June of 2011, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 99 licenses.