Julian LeCraw

Dimitri Kuriloff

Year joined Shields & Company:

1982

Current:

Dimitri liaises with WSC’s sell-side and is responsible for aggregating and disseminating internal and external research to our financial advisors. As chair of the firm’s weekly research meeting, he brings decades of experience as an idea generator to his role and works with our analysts, portfolio managers, and financial advisors to develop investment themes and perform due diligence on potential investment ideas.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Prior to joining the firm, Dimitri owned a printing services business and a temporary staffing business.

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

Dimitri enjoys spending his free-time with his wife and grandchildren.

Frank Gretz

Year joined Shields & Company:

1987

Current:

Frank advises the firm and its clients from the perspective of Technical Analysis. He is the author of Equities Perspective, a weekly stock market commentary based on supply and demand. Frank likes to say: “While the fundamentals are among the many factors affecting stock prices, they are but one. The charts tell the whole story.”

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Frank’s career on Wall Street began at Merrill Lynch where, as he likes to say, he attended the Bob Farrell School of Technical Analysis. Following that, he joined Shields & Company, the predecessor to Wellington Shields.

Education and Certifications:

  • Georgetown University, A.B. – Economics
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 63

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

Frank is an avid tennis player and played competitively while attending Georgetown University.  He was President of the 7th Regiment Tennis Club and has also served on various committees of the West Side Tennis Club.  He is especially interested in the art of the 1920s and 1930s and is a member of the Art Deco Society of New York.

Alexander Cripps CFA

Year joined H.G. Wellington:

2005

Current:

In addition to co-managing Wellington Shields’ All Cap fund, Alex works to identify new equity investments for use across Wellington Shields’ separate account platform. He collaborates with brokers and advisors on portfolio positioning. He also works with clients in discretionary or advisory capacities to build portfolios to meet their unique risk and return requirements. Clients benefit from Alex’s years of experience researching stocks as an equity generalist, and building portfolios as a portfolio manager.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Since merging with Shields & Co. in 2009, Alex has worked as a stock picker for, and eventually co-manager of the Wellington Shields Mutual Funds. Alex joined H.G. Wellington, predecessor firm to Wellington Shields, as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager in 2005. As an equity generalist, he looked across sector and capitalizations to identify timely equity investments and published actionable investment ideas on a weekly basis. He also worked with individual clients on a discretionary and advisory basis. Prior to that, he was an Analyst and Portfolio Manager with Melhado, Flynn & Associates, Inc. and an analyst at a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. After college, Alex first worked in sales and business development in the pharmaceutical industry.

Education and Certifications:

  • Reed College, Portland OR, BA – Biology
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • Member of the CFA Institute and New York Society of Security Analysts
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 4, 7, 24, 66, 86, 87

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

Alex and his fiancé love to travel to exotic beach and mountain venues. Rather than traditional relaxation, these vacations often include rock climbing, surfing, jungle exploration and other adventurous pursuits. Running, biking, and competing in triathlons are among his slate of after-work pastimes.

Terence Brogan CMT

Year joined H.G. Wellington:

2002

Current:

Terence is the Co-Head Market Technician and Equity Market Strategist for Brogan Group Equity Research (BGER), which is a division of Wellington Shields & Co, LLC. He is responsible for producing and marketing The Brogan Group’s Money Flow/Relative Performance Equity Research. In addition, Terence is the editor of a daily market letter called “The Relative Report” where he provides daily commentary on equity market strategy using their proprietary money flow research and asset allocation to help institutional money managers with their investment decision process.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Terence joined his Father at Brogan Group Equity Research in 2002, and in so doing, it became a family-managed research firm. His brother, Rob, joined them in 2008 just prior to the merger with Shields & Company in 2009 to form Wellington Shields & Co, LLC.

Earlier, Terence was part of John Hancock’s wholesale distribution team that provided investment products to retail brokers in New York and New Jersey territories.

Education and Certifications:

  • Saint Anselm College, BA – Psychology
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 87

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

  • CMT Association,® Member
  • Chartered Market Technician,® CMT

Rob Brogan, Jr.

Year joined H.G. Wellington:

2008

Current:

Rob is a Vice President at Brogan Equity Group Research (BGER), a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC. He has an expertise in money flow and relative performance analysis. BGER monitors and provides money flow & relative performance on the largest global database in existence. They work with institutional money managers who collectively manage over $2 trillion dollars in equities.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Rob joined his Father and Brother, Terence at Brogan Group Equity Research in 2008, prior to the merger with Wellington Shields in 2009. Before that, Rob was a Lending Specialist at J.P. Morgan Chase from 2005 to 2008 working on single and multi-family residential projects as well as commercial lending projects. From 2002–2005 Rob worked for American Business Financial Services as a Senior Mortgage Lender. During the period 1998–2001, Rob worked as a Senior Vice President for Evanston Financial Corporation providing financing for large commercial corporations via FHA loans.

Education and Certifications:

  • Villanova University, BA – Communications Arts

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

  • Board of Trustees for Ballymeade Community

Bob Brogan, Sr. CMT

Year joined H.G. Wellington Shields:

2000

Current:

Bob Brogan, Sr., CMT is the Founder of Brogan Group Equity Research (BGER), a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, which has an expertise in money flows and relative performance analysis. BGER monitors and provides money flow & relative performance analytics streaming “Live” to clients’ computers via the E-Signal Global trading platform. They work with institutional money managers who collectively manage over $2 trillion dollars in equities.

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Bob began his career in 1968 as a graduate of Dean Witter & Company’s training program and was a member of the COMPARE sales team which marketed Dr. Robert Levy, pioneer of the computer-based momentum model. Then, he joined Wertheim & Co. Inc. to do institutional research where he introduced a “Trend & Counter-trend Electric Utility Trading Model” for institutional income funds (total return).  In 1974, Bob joined Tucker Anthony R.L. Day where he was a Managing Director, Branch Manager of the Philadelphia office and a member of the Institutional Sales team working with Institutional InvestorFirst-Team market guru, Stan Berge.  During his 13-year tenure working with Stan, Bob learned the art and science of applying macroeconomic, monetary and technical analysis to identify the primary and intermediate trends of the stock market.

In 1988, he founded Bomar Securities, L.P and in 1991, it was selected by Microsoft Inc. as a beta site to build the first commercial Windows-based research and analytics workstation for buy-side portfolio managers and traders. Reuters acquired Bomar in 1992 and today the same program is known as Thomson Reuters Advance Equities Trader.

After that Bob developed “The Money Flow Persistency Model” and began monitoring institutional programs. Brogan joined H.G. Wellington & Co. in 2000. His son Terence joined him in 2002, followed by Rob in 2008, making Brogan Equity Research Group a family-managed research team. In 2009, after the merger with Shields & Co, BGER joined Wellington Shields & Company, LLC.

Education and Certifications:

  • Villanova University, BS – Finance (Money & Banking)
  • Chartered Market Technician®, CMT
  • FINRA compliant
  • CMT Published Thesis – “Equity Money Flow Analysis: New Discoveries”

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

  • CMT Association,® Member
  • U.S. Air Force Reserves

Andrea Costello

Year joined Wellington Shields (WSC):

2011 (joined DRG 2009)

Current:

Andrea works with senior management of Wellington Shields (WSC) on strategic projects to enhance and grow our wealth management services and recruitment. Additionally, she serves as Head of Institutional Research Sales for Dudack Research Group (DRG), a division of Wellington Shields, marketing US macro research to buy-side firms including mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and family offices. This includes US equity market strategy, and two models (SP1500 momentum model and SP1500 valuation model).

Previous Experience/Career Highlights:

Prior to Dudack/Wellington, Andrea was an SVP and top performer at Prudential Financial in Institutional Equity Sales, promoting the firm’s equity research to large institutional investors in the US and CanadaAndrea frequently organized special events and highly coveted meetings between her clients and senior corporate managements. Earlier, she served as a Vice President of Product Marketing at both LF Rothschild and Donald, Lufkin & Jenrette, marketing research to the internal sales teams in New York, London, Paris, Geneva, and Lugano. Andrea began her career in private banking at Chase Bank (now JP Morgan) as an Investment Associate in the Investment Management Division, but it was her summer internships at Salomon Brothers in Government Bonds that triggered a passion to forge a Wall Street career.

Education and Certifications:

  • Cornell University, BS – Applied Economics & Management
  • Certified Financial Planner Certificate, Adelphi University
  • Harvard Business School, Executive Education
  • Columbia Business School, Leadership Development
  • FINRA Licenses: Series 7, 63

Other Interests and/or Affiliations:

Andrea is an Executive Council Member of Ellevate and a member of National Investor Relations Institute, 100 Women in FinanceCFA Society of New York, Cornell Alumni Association, and Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN).

Time spent with her two children is a top priority for Andrea. The Costellos love going to the theater, athletic activities, playing with their dog, and simply hanging out binge-watching Netflix favorites. She has served as President of the Munsey Park Women’s Club, and on the board of other local educational and civic organizations, and mentored dozens of Cornell students who share her interest in finance.

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