People


Deltec is an employee owned firm with an established scalable infrastructure. Our investment management and trading team consists of six portfolio managers and two traders supported by business/operations group of twelve employees. Deltec’s portfolio managers average more than 20 years of investment management experience across different market cycles. We have built a collaborative team working together for many years.

DELTEC ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
INVESTMENT TEAM
Arthur Byrnes & John Gordon

Senior Managing Directors, Portfolio Management
BUSINESS / OPERATIONS
Denise Vitti

Managing Director, Operations and Administration

Emerging
Markets

U.S. Special
Situations

Marketing

Compliance Trading Operations Technology

Accounting & Client Reporting

Gregory Lesko
Timothy Hall

Managing Directors
Portfolio Management

Peter Coolidge
James White

Managing Directors
Portfolio Management

Robert Noble

Director
Marketing

 

Arthur E. Byrnes

Senior Managing Director, Investment Policy/Portfolio Management – 40+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 1971

Mr. Byrnes manages Deltec Emerging Market Income Fund, L.P. and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Deltec's emerging markets investment activities, including debt and equity portfolios. He is also actively involved in overseeing many of 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. He received a BA from Harvard College in 1967 and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1971.

John R. Gordon

Senior Managing Director, Investment Policy/Portfolio Management – 35+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 1988

Mr. Gordon manages the Deltec Forum Fund, L.P and is responsible for the management of Deltec's US equity investments and separate multi-strategy accounts. Prior to joining Deltec, he was a managing director of Kidder, Peabody & Co., where he spent 12 years in the firm's corporate finance department. Mr. Gordon is a director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where he is currently the lead director, and he 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 in 1976 and a BA from Harvard College in 1971.

Denise G. Vitti, CPA

Managing Director, Operations and Administration – 20+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 1997

Ms. Vitti is responsible for Deltec's operations, accounting and administrative functions and is the firm's Chief Compliance Officer.  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 a BS from Fordham University in 1986 and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York State.

Peter J. Coolidge

Managing Director, Portfolio Management/Research – 25+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 2002

Mr. Coolidge is a portfolio manager focused on special situations strategies. He manages Deltec Special Situations Partners, LP. Prior to joining Deltec, Mr. Coolidge was an equities trader at Brean Murray & Co. where he was a Managing Director and at Kidder Peabody & Company where he was a Senior Vice President. Mr. Coolidge attended Harvard College and Hunter College and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992.

Timothy S. Hall

Managing Director, Portfolio Management/Research – 10+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 2001

Mr. Hall is a portfolio manager specializing in emerging market equity and fixed income strategies. He assists in the management of Deltec Emerging Market Income Fund, L.P., DEME Master Fund, Ltd. and separate accounts invested in emerging market equity and debt securities. Mr. Hall joined Deltec in 2001 as an emerging market debt and equity trader. He received a BA from Bowdoin College in 2000.

Gregory J. Lesko, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Management/Research – 20+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 2001

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. Prior to joining Deltec, 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 in 1986 and a BE from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 1987. Mr. Lesko is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Robert A. Noble

Director, Marketing and Investor Relations – 20+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 2011

Mr. Noble is responsible for Deltec's marketing and investor relations. Prior to joining Deltec, Mr. Noble was a Director of Marketing and Investor Relations for SV Special Situations Fund and was a Vice President of Institutional Sales for Gerson Lehrman Group. Mr. Noble began his career in finance as a Director of Institutional Sales and Product Development at Thomson Financial. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1997 and a BA from Queens College in 1988.

James T. White

Managing Director, Portfolio Management/Research – 20+ years industry experience, joined Deltec in 1990

Mr. White is a portfolio manager and research analyst. While his research is primarily related to US equity securities, his developed knowledge of certain industries is utilized and benefits other Deltec portfolio managers. Mr. White previously served as Deltec's head trader. He received an AB from Dartmouth College in 1989.