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Rich Vitale

Head Trader


Rich Vitale manages our trading operations with a long-term mindset on value investments.

As Head Trader, Rich works closely with our portfolio management team to minimize risk and seek best execution of trades. His strong networking capabilities and collaborative spirit have played a pivotal role throughout his career. Richard previously served as Options and Equity Trader for OTA LLC, a leading trading and research firm exclusively serving institutional investors. Also at OTA, he was Trade Floor Assistant and Internal Financial Analyst, responsible for monitoring trading operation profitability.  Prior to that, Richard served as a Financial/Budget Analyst at TRW. 

Rich earned a B.A. in Accounting from Rutgers University. His licenses include: Series 7 (Stocks, Bonds), Series 55 (Trading), and Series 63 (State Laws).  

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