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Thomas Passios
PRESIDENT & CIO

THOMAS PASSIOS is President and Chief Investment Officer of Pinnacle Associates, Ltd. He formed Pinnacle in 1984 after seven years with investment counseling firm William D. Witter, Inc., where as a Co-founder, Director & Senior Portfolio Manager, contributed to the growth of the firm’s assets from $4 million to $600 million. Prior experience includes twenty-two years with the Grace National Bank of New York (acquired in 1965 by the Marine Midland Bank) first as an Investment Officer and then as a Group Vice President, specializing in individual & institutional portfolio management; also a senior member of the Stock Selection Committee with investment responsibility for the Bank’s Common Trust Fund. Tom is a graduate of the American Institute of Banking.

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Carmine D'Avino
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

CARMINE D'AVINO joined Pinnacle in 2000 and is currently a Vice President and Portfolio Manager.  Prior to Pinnacle, he was an Assistant Treasurer with the Global Asset Management division of Deutsche Bank.  While at Deutsche Bank he was involved in the management of index funds which were sub advised on behalf of Fidelity Investments.  Mr. D’Avino began his career as an assistant trader with Bear Stearns specializing in international equities.  He earned a B.S. degree from Susquehanna University with a concentration in Finance.  Additionally, Mr. D’Avino is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a member of the Financial Planning Association.

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Michael F. Delfino
SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER & DIRECTOR OF TAFT HARTLEY SERVICES

Mr. Delfino joined Pinnacle Associates Ltd in January 2005 from his previous position as president and CEO of Furman Selz Capital Management, a division of ING. Mike had been the CEO of Regent Investor Services, a division of Alliance Capital Management, prior to joining Furman Selz. While with both Furman Selz and Regent, Mr. Delfino was responsible for the firms separate managed account business for high net worth investors and institutions. Prior to his position with Regent, Mr. Delfino served as Managing Director at Shields Asset Management, which he joined in 1982. Mr. Delfino also served as Chief Investment officer of The Bank of New York’s County Trust division before joining Shields. Over the course of his fifteen year career in Trust Investments, he also worked at Bankers Trust Co. and Chase NBW. Mr. Delfino earned an MBA degree from Fordham University, and a BA from Iona College. He holds certification in the Pension and Profit Sharing Institute at Purdue University and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Delfino was the 1980 recipient of the Harriman College Diplomat Award for investment work done in the Taft Hartley funds field, and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Money Management Institute.

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James F. Ferrare
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER

JAMES F. FERRARE joined Pinnacle in February 1999 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice President after five years with Manchester Capital Corporation, a registered investment advisor. For the period 1986 to 1994 Jim was a General Partner at Davidson, Weil Associates, an investment partnership specializing in asset allocation for high net worth individuals. Jim was also employed for three years at Oppenheim, Appel, Dixon & Co., a certified public accounting firm specializing in the securities industry. Jim is a graduate of Buffalo University and a Certified Public Accountant. He previously served as a member of the Estate Planning Committee of the New York State Society of Public Accountants and on the Charles Schwab & Co. Institutional Advisory Board.

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David L. Dineen
VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Mr. Dineen joined Pinnacle in 2006. He currently serves as Senior Portfolio Manager—International. Previously he was with Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 1990 to 2005. He was aVice President, Portfolio Manager/Analyst from 1998 to 2005 and was the primary portfolio manager of the Morgan Stanley Select Global Equity Fund where he designed the international investment process and stock selection criteria for the universe of EAFE and emerging market securities. Also at Morgan Stanley he was a Junior Portfolio Manager for International Equities and an Emerging Markets Equity Analyst. He attended New York University, Leonard N. School of Business and received an MBA in Finance and International Business. He earned his BS in Management, Magna Cum Laude, with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing in 1990 from Binghamton University, School of Management. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

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Ryan Fause
VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

RYAN FAUSE is Vice President and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Fause joined Pinnacle as a research analyst after working two years as an investment specialist at Charles Schwab & Co. Prior to this, Mr. Fause was employed at Morgan Stanley and later First Union Bank, where he analyzed, created and managed portfolios for institutional and high net worth clients. Mr. Fause earned a Masters of Finance degree from The City University of New York, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. In addition, he earned his BS degree in Business Administration from Rowan University's School of Business. He also has his BCS designation from the Institute of Business and Finance. He holds the Series 65 license.

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King H. Harris
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

KING H. HARRIS joined Pinnacle Associates Ltd. in June 1998 as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager. For almost twenty years before coming to Pinnacle, Mr. Harris was a Managing Director with Laidlaw & Company where he managed assets for international and domestic high net-worth individuals and foreign institutions. Mr. Harris graduated from Schiller University in Paris, France with a degree in International Finance/Business Administration. He also attended the University of Madrid in Spain studying Spanish History and Philosophy.

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Monica Jalife
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

MONICA J. JALIFE is an Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2002, Ms. Jalife was employed at the Mexican Consulate in New York as a financial analyst.  She earned her BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in MexicoCity where she graduated with honors. She earned her MBA from the Stern Business School at New York University, with concentrations in Finance and Global Business. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA), and is an active member of the CFA Institute and of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). She is fluent in Spanish and holds a Series 66 NASD License.

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Jonathan Mark
PORTFOLIO MANAGER & SENIOR SECURITIES ANALYST

JONATHAN MARK has 14 years investment experience and has been with Pinnacle for 12 years. He is an Analyst in the International Department. Jonathan focuses on company fundamentals of current and new investments through on-site company visits and extensive information networks. His investment experience includes working as a Senior Analyst for the J & W Seligman International Growth Fund focusing on European equities. Prior to joining the portfolio management area, he was part of the Far East Asian research team with Smith New Court, now a part of Merrill Lynch. Additionally, he worked on the Emerging Markets equity team at J.P. Morgan. Jonathan earned his MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds a Series 65 and is fluent in Cantonese.

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Peter N. Marron
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

PETER N. MARRON, CFA is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager who joined Pinnacle in 1993 after three years with Prudential Securities Investment Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager.  Previous experience includes Bear Stearns Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer supervising $3.5 billion in assets; Bernstein Macaulay Inc. as Director of Research & Institutional Portfolio Manager; and Lexington Investors, a private investment partnership as an Analyst.  Other credentials: Member of the New York Society of Security Analysts; B.A. in Economics from Brooklyn College; MBA in Finance from Pace University; Chartered Financial Analyst. He is a member of the Investment Committees of the Brooklyn College Foundation and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS);  and the Treasurer of the Alexander & Brenda Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College.

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John T. Passios
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & SECURITIES ANALYST

JOHN T. PASSIOS is Executive Vice President and is a senior member of our domestic research team. John joined Pinnacle Associates Ltd. in 1986. He works closely with senior portfolio managers on equity portfolios. In this capacity he conducts primary and secondary research on new purchases and implements these ideas throughout the portfolios. Previously, John worked for Salomon Brothers Inc. in their fixed income department. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

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Kimon Passios
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER & SECURITIES ANALYST

KIMON PASSIOS is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager for domestic equities.  Kimon’s primary role is analyzing small and mid cap companies and making investment recommendations as a member of the Small/Mid Cap team.   Additionally, Kimon participates in Pinnacle's marketing and client servicing efforts for institutional and retail clients.   Prior to joining Pinnacle in 1996, he was with Chase Manhattan Bank providing performance appraisals and analysis of the bank's Middle Market Banking, Private Banking and Foreign Exchange & Derivatives divisions to senior management. Kimon earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University and has a B.S. degree in Finance/Accounting from the University of Vermont.

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Edgar Perez
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIO MANAGER - FIXED INCOME

EDGAR PEREZ joined Pinnacle Associates as an Associate Portfolio Manager and Fixed Income specialist. He comes to us from David Lerner Associates, where he worked for 10 years specializing in training investment advisors on building fixed-income portfolios for individual investors. Edgar was also responsible for developing hedge strategies for the firm’s trading desk and underwriting over twenty new bond issues each year for various municipalities throughout the tri-state area. He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, with a Bachelor degree in Business Management and his licenses include the Series 7 & 63.

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Timothy J. Piacentini
SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER

TIMOTHY J. PIACENTINI joined Pinnacle Associates as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Tim was the President of his own investment firm where he managed accounts for high net worth clients. Tim earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University with concentrations in Economics and American Government. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA).

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Katherine M. Fishbein
ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIO MANAGER

KATHERINE M. FISHBEIN joined Pinnacle Associates in 2003. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Katherine worked with four portfolio managers at Alliance Capital Management LP.  Katherine assists the Large Cap Equity portfolio team with their research, client service, and new business situations.  Katherine graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Connecticut College in Economics and studied International Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  Katherine earned her Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business.

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Kenneth M. Sobolewski
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

KENNETH M. SOBOLEWSKI is a Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing, who joined Pinnacle in 2002. Prior to joining Pinnacle, he was Senior Vice President with Zurich Scudder. Other previous experience includes Barclays Global Investors where he was responsible for opening and managing their Chicago Office, and ANB Investment Management Company, most recently as the National Sales Manager. Ken earned an M.B.A. in Marketing from DePaul University and has a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame. He also has the series 65 license.

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Harold Stein
CHIEF INVESTMENT STRATEGIST (LARGE CAP) & SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER

HAROLD STEIN joined Pinnacle Associates as the Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Large Cap Core product. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Mr. Stein served as an Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee for Regent Investor Services. He has over 31 years of portfolio management experience. Before joining Regent Investor Services, he was a Vice President and Senior Investment Trust Officer for the Chase/NBW Trust Department. Mr. Stein received his Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University and his M.B.A. in finance, Magna Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He taught Securities Analysis at Pace University in New York and is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

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Nancy J. Vang
VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

NANCY J. VANG is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager who joined Pinnacle in 1998. Previous experience includes four years with Laidlaw Asset Management, Inc. as a Portfolio Manager and director of socially-responsible portfolios; and ten years with Estabrook Capital Management Inc. as a Principal and Portfolio Manager. Nancy specializes in portfolio structuring and management for individuals and ERISA plans. Other credentials: B.A. from St. Olaf College; M.M. from Northwestern University; and a Diploma from the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

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Donald M. Dowd III
VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Marc LangefeldDONALD M. DOWD III joined Pinnacle as a Vice President in 2006. Don began his career at Robb Peck & McCooey in 1988. From 1990 to 2000, he co-managed the Institutional Sales Desk and Proprietary Trading Unit of Oscars Gruss & Son. In 2000 he was recruited to Twin Capital Management as Senior Vice President and Head Trader for their Risk Arbitrage strategies. For three years prior to joining Pinnacle, Don worked for AXA-Financial advising domestic institutions and wealthy families. Don graduated from Kenyon College in 1998.

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Eric N. Freedgood
VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Marc LangefeldERIC N. FREEDGOOD, CPA, CFA is a Portfolio Manager and Vice President. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2006, Mr. Freedgood worked at Ernst and Young, LLP in the Financial Services Office. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University where he graduated with honors. Mr. Freedgood is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of NYSSA and CFA Institute and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Alice Gabriele
VICE PRESIDENT & PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Marc LangefeldALICE GABRIELE joined Pinnacle Associates in 2005.  She is currently a portfolio manager in the Private Client Group. Prior to Pinnacle, Ms. Gabriele worked at Goldman Sachs for seven years as an institutional equity specialist and at several small cap equity research boutique firms. As an employee at Innovative Planning Services, she counseled clients on all aspects of building and protecting their wealth, including investment management, retirement and estate planning and insurance (life, disability, health and long-term care). She earned her MBA in finance with honors from Columbia Business School and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Princeton University.  She holds the Series 65 license.
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