WPG Partners Investment Team

Portfolio Management

Richard A. Shuster, CFA

Mr. Shuster is the Lead Portfolio Manager for the WPG Partners Small and Micro Cap Equity products. He joined WPG Partners in mid-1999 to head the firm’s Small Cap Value Team. He joined the firm from APM Partners, where he was a Managing Partner, responsible for managing a small cap value hedge fund. Mr. Shuster began his investment career as a financial analyst with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, later moving to First City Capital, where he spent three years as a Vice President, research analyst. Mr. Shuster was a portfolio manager with Value Equity Associates where he co-managed an event-driven stock portfolio. He holds a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shuster has thirty-three years of investment experience, sixteen of which were spent specializing in small cap equity investing.

Gregory N. Weiss

Mr. Weiss joined WPG Partners in mid-1999 to work on the firm’s Small Cap Value team. He joined the firm from Bear Stearns where he began his investment career in 1995 as an equity analyst, responsible for covering the building materials, nonferrous metals, steel and steel-related industries. Mr. Weiss holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Cornell University. He has twenty-three years of investment experience.

Research

Brian Rohman, CFA

Mr. Rohman joined WPG Partners in late 1998 as a research analyst on the firm’s Small Cap Value team, responsible for covering the financial services industry. He joined the firm from Brown Brothers Harriman & Company where he spent five and a half years as a senior equity analyst, responsible for covering the financial and retail industries, and special situations. He began his investment career in 1983 with Cyrus J, Lawrence, Inc. where he spent two years as a junior equity analyst responsible for covering the retail industry. In 1985 he moved to Wertheim Asset Management Services, Inc. where he was a Vice President, portfolio manager/generalist securities analyst. He moved to Citibank Private Bank Investment Division in 1988 where he was a Vice President, senior equity analyst. Mr. Rohman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts. He was recognized by Institutional Investor as the “Best of the Buy Side” in the financial services sector in both 2002 and 2003. Mr. Rohman holds a B.S. degree (cum laude) in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has thirty-three years of investment experience.

Eric A. Gandhi, CFA

Mr. Gandhi joined WPG Partners in July 2012 as a research analyst with a concentration in technology, media, telecom and consumer. Prior to joining the firm, he was a member of the Applied Value Investing program at Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia, Mr. Gandhi was an Associate in the investment banking division at Needham & Company. He graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Mr. Gandhi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Mr. Gandhi has nine years of investment experience.