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John Becker
Vice President

John joined the firm in 2008 and is responsible for relationships with Horizon Kinetics’ direct client base, focusing on High Net Worth Individuals, Registered Investment Advisors, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, John spent 10 years with Fidelity Investments as a Private Access Representative and, prior to that, 10 years with Citicorp Investment Services as a Registered Representative. He received a BS from Manhattan College.


Chris Bell
National Sales Manager

Chris joined the firm in 2001 and currently serves as National Sales Manager, where he assists in the oversight of a national wholesaling team that works with institutional broker-dealers. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was employed by Howard Investment Management as a Director, overseeing institutional and retail sales.  From 1998 through 2001, Chris served as an investment advisor with Du Pasquier & Co, Inc., in Paris, France.  From 1997 through 1998, he was President of USEXPAT Consulting, a French investment advisor where he had discretionary management responsibility.  Chris also held positions with Janney Montgomery Scott and First Albany Corporation.  Chris received a BA from Old Dominion University in 1984 and is a Certified Financial Planner. 


Tom Gormley
Vice President

Tom joined the firm in 2005 and is responsible for relationships with Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors.  Prior to joining Horizon Kinetics, Tom was a Capital Markets Consultant with Target Investments, from 2001 through 2005.  From 1997 through 1999, Tom served as a Regional Principal with JP Morgan Chase in Connecticut.  Tom began his investment career in 1974 and has held positions with Prudential Bache, Shearson Lehman and KPMG.  Tom graduated Manhattan College (summa cum laude) with a BS in Accounting.


Sean C. Markham, CFP®
Vice President

Sean joined the firm in 2008 and is responsible for relationships with Horizon Kinetics’ direct client base, focusing on High Net Worth Individuals, Registered Investment Advisors, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, Sean spent 10 years with Fidelity Investments, most recently holding the position of Vice President, Senior Account Executive. Prior to Fidelity, Sean was a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Financial Network. He received an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BS from Western New England College. Sean is a Certified Financial Planner®.


Patrick Peterkin
Vice President

Patrick joined the firm in 2003 and is responsible for relationships with Horizon Kinetics’ direct client base. Prior to Horizon, Patrick was a Vice President & Portfolio Manager for high net worth clients at Mellon Bank. He started his career as a Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust in the Private Banking Division. Patrick received a BA in History from Washington & Lee University.


Jim Pitman
Vice President; Assistant Director of Private Client Group

Jim joined the firm in 2007 and assists in the oversight of relationship management and client service for the Private Client Group within the firm.  Additionally, he is responsible for relationships with the firm's direct client base, focusing on High Net Worth Individuals, Registered Investment Advisors, Family Offices and Institutions. Previously, Jim spent 3 years with HRC Partners, a third party marketing firm that represents Horizon to Financial Advisors & Consultants. Jim began his career with Advest, Inc. as a Financial Advisor & Assistant Portfolio Manager. He received a BS in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Marc Schumacher
Vice President

Marc originally joined the firm in 2001 through 2002 and rejoined in 2007.  He is responsible for the sale of mutual funds, separate accounts and private funds to financial advisors at national, regional, and independent broker dealers. Previously, Marc worked as a Financial Advisor at Josephthal and Company.  He began his investment career in 1991 at various brokerage houses. Marc studied Communication at Northeastern University.


Bob Uly
Vice President

Bob joined the firm in 2003 and is responsible for assisting in the oversight and servicing of national accounts. Additionally, he is responsible for relationships with broker dealers and registered investment advisors.  Bob began his investment career in 1982 and has held employment at Target Investors, Prudential Securities, Smith Barney, National Securities & Research Corp and LGS Energy, a subsidiary of a publicly traded NYSE utility.  Bob started his career with Ocean Drilling and Exploration, where he served as an onsite Manager at both domestic and international locations.  Bob received a BA from Tulane University and also holds an MBA from Tulane.


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