Senior Vice President
John joined the Firm in 2008 and is responsible for relationships with Horizon Kinetics’ direct client base, focusing on high net worth clients, Registered Investment Advisers, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, John spent 10 years with Fidelity Investments as a Private Access Representative and, prior to that, 10 years with Citicorp Investment Services as a Registered Representative. He received a BS from Manhattan College.
Managing Director, National Sales Manager
Chris joined the Firm in 2001 and currently serves as National Sales Manager, where he is responsible for a national wholesaling team that primarily focuses on the distribution to advisors of the Kinetics Mutual Funds, SMAs and Private Funds. Chris is the FINOP and a Principal of KBD Securities, an affiliate of Horizon Kinetics, LLC. Prior to joining the Firm, Chris was employed by Howard Investment Management as a Director, overseeing institutional and retail sales. From 1998 through 2001, Chris served as an investment advisor with Du Pasquier & Co, Inc., in Paris, France. From 1997 through 1998, he was President of USEXPAT Consulting, a French investment adviser where he had discretionary management responsibility. Chris also held advisor positions with Janney Montgomery Scott and First Albany Corporation. Chris serves as Board President of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in Norwalk, CT. Chris received a BA from Old Dominion University in 1984 and is a Certified Financial Planner.
Agustin Krisnawahjuesa, CFA®
Managing Director, Director of Client Service & Business Development
Agustin joined the Firm in 2010 and is responsible for Horizon Kinetics’ institutional client service and business development, as well as cultivating partnerships with likeminded single and multi-family offices. Previously, Agustin was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, concentrating in asset allocation analytics as well as fixed income and GTAA manager selection research efforts. Prior to that, Agustin worked at JPMorgan Asset Management, with roles in asset allocation portfolio construction and implementation, quantitative research and manager selection. Agustin received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Agustin is also a CFA® charter holder.
Sean C. Markham, CFP®
Senior Managing Director, Head of Wealth and Advisory
Sean joined the Firm in 2008 and is responsible for relationships with Horizon Kinetics’ direct client base, focusing on high net worth individuals, Registered Investment Advisers, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, Sean spent 10 years with Fidelity Investments, most recently holding the position of Vice President, Senior Account Executive. Prior to Fidelity, Sean was a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Financial Network. He received an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BS from Western New England College. Sean is a Certified Financial Planner®.
Chris McCarthy, CFA®
Managing Director, Head of Institutional Sales
Chris joined Horizon in 2014 as Head of Institutional Sales. Prior to joining the Firm, Chris spent nearly 11 years at Delaware Investments, most recently as Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales, where he was responsible for the Northeast region. Previously, he served as co-head of Financial Institutional Sales, where he developed Delaware’s sub-advisory, private banking and UCITS fund channels. Chris began his tenure at Delaware as the National Sales Manager for their Defined Contribution (DCIO) business. Prior to Delaware Investments, Chris worked at ExpertPlan, Inc., a web-based retirement platform, as Vice President, Sales and as Director of Business Development at American Skandia (now a unit of Prudential Financial). Chris has a BSBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA Institute.
James (Jimmy) McShane
Jimmy originally joined the Firm in 2007 through 2009, and rejoined in 2015 as a member of the Firm’s wholesaling team. He is responsible for the sale of mutual funds, separate accounts and private funds to financial advisors at national, regional, and independent broker dealers. Jimmy has been in the financial services industry since 1991, most recently, from 2009 to 2015, as a Vice President of Sales at Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. Previous to that, he was a Senior Vice President at AIG SunAmerica and a Vice President with Natixis Global Asset Management. Jimmy received a BS from Stonehill College in 1991.
Rob joined the firm in 2016 and is responsible for business development with the Firm’s direct client base and assisting the Firm’s senior portfolio managers with research, portfolio analysis and portfolio implementation. Rob spent 16 years at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, first in the Controllers group and then the majority of his tenure with DB’s fund-of-funds group, then-known as DB Absolute Return Strategies, as a Portfolio Manager and Head of Long/Short Equity where he was responsible for hedge fund investment due diligence and selection. More recently, Rob worked at Lanx Management LLC and QuantX Holdings Ltd. in senior portfolio management and risk management roles. Rob received a BS in Finance and an MBA in Accounting from Fordham University.
Patrick joined the Firm in 2003 and is responsible for relationships with the Firm’s direct client base focusing on high net worth clients. Prior to Horizon, Patrick was a Vice President & Portfolio Manager for high net worth clients at Mellon Private Wealth Management. He started his career as a Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust in the Private Banking Division. Patrick received a BA in History from Washington & Lee University.
Senior Vice President
Jim joined the Firm in 2007 and is responsible for relationships with the Firm’s direct client base, focusing on high net worth clients, Registered Investment Advisers, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, Jim spent 3 years with HRC Partners, a third party marketing firm that represents Horizon to Financial Advisors & Consultants. Jim began his career with Advest, Inc. as a Financial Advisor & Assistant Portfolio Manager. He received a BS in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Marc originally joined the Firm in 2001 through 2002 and rejoined in 2007 as a member of the Firm’s wholesaling team. He is responsible for the sale of mutual funds, separate accounts and private funds to financial advisors at national, regional, and independent broker dealers. Previously, Marc worked as a Financial Advisor at Josephthal and Company. He began his investment career in 1991 working for several brokerage firms prior to Josephthal. Marc studied Communications at Northeastern University.
Bob joined the Firm in 2003 and is a member of the Firm’s wholesaling team with responsibility for relationships with broker dealers and registered investment advisers. Bob began his investment career in 1982. Prior to joining the Firm he worked for Target Investors, Prudential Securities, Smith Barney, National Securities & Research Corp and LGS Energy, a subsidiary of a publicly traded NYSE utility. Bob started his career with Ocean Drilling and Exploration, where he served as an onsite Manager at both domestic and international locations. Bob received a BA and an MBA from Tulane University.
Michael joined the Firm in 2005. He has held numerous business development roles for the Firm during his tenure. He is currently responsible for the Firm’s websites and developing the Firm’s online presence, particularly within social media. Prior to joining the Firm, Michael was a part of the investment banking technology group at Merrill Lynch and the strategic consulting team at Accenture. Michael received a BS from Manhattan College, and holds an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.