“Coming from a blue-collar family, I understand the value of a dollar and the importance of preserving capital.”
Where do we find value in the market?
We pursue unrecognized value, obscured by economic uncertainty or overshadowed by temporary, but solvable, problems.Ask Us
Vice President, Regional Sales
YEARS AT OLSTEIN
Mark Zichelli's retail background as a financial consultant provides a strong foundation for understanding shareholder needs and communicating the benefits of value investing.
Mark joined the Olstein team in 2001 to direct our third-party distribution and development efforts. Prior to this, he conducted third-party sales for Jundt Associates, a growth-oriented investment management firm offering mutual funds and alternative investments, and Societe Generale Asset Management, the highly-regarded value equity firm (now known as First Eagle SoGen). Mark began his career as a Financial Consultant for Shearson Lehman Brothers and, following its acquisition by Smith Barney, served as Regional Sales Manager for Smith Barney Asset Management.
Mark holds a B.S. in Economics from Fordham University, where he was a four-year letterman on the football team and a member of the Gridiron Club. When he is away from work, Mark coaches youth football and lacrosse.
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LEGAL DISCLOSURES AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The fund recently experienced significant negative short-term performance due to market volatility associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Olstein Funds. This and other important information is contained in the prospectus, which should be read carefully before investing. For a copy, click the prospectus link below.