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Client Services

  • Richard Potocki, Managing Director

    • Joined Van Eck in 2012
    • Serves as Managing Director, Head of U.S. Distribution for Van Eck's advisory and institutional channels across all product lines
    • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Director, National Sales Manager and Head of National Accounts at Russell ETF. Also served on Russell's ETF Operating Committee and Distribution Leadership Team
    • Previously, at J. & W. Seligman, Managing Director and Partner, National Sales Manager, Head of National Accounts, Head of Marketing and Member of Board of Directors: Global Horizon and Spectrum Funds. Was responsible for expansion of Seligman brand overseas, led offshore and marketing efforts and opened offices in London, Buenos Aires and Hong Kong
    • BA, Duke University

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2219
    Email: rpotocki@vaneck.com 

     

  • Bill Best, Managing Director, Institutional Sales and Investor Relations

    • Managing Director of Institutional Sales and Investor Relations for Van Eck Global's actively managed strategies and ETFs
    • Oversees the Institutional Client Services team; responsible for growing institutional business through sales of existing strategies as well as new product development
    • Joined Van Eck Global in 2008
    • Prior to joining Van Eck Global, global head of hedge fund sales at Bear Stearns Asset Management; focused on business development
    • Previously Managing Director of VegaPlus Capital Partners, a hedge fund seeding and infrastructure platform based in New York, London, and Madrid
    • Earlier career experience includes corporate finance positions at Lehman Brothers (New York), Arral & Partners (Hong Kong), and The World Bank (Washington); and global fixed income portfolio management with Brown Brothers Harriman (New York) and Rothschild Asset Management (London), all with an emphasis on emerging markets
    • Board member of Trickle Up, an international development organization that provides small business loans to women in Africa, Central America, and India
    • Frequent speaker at pension industry conferences
    • MBA, Finance and Public Policy, The Wharton School; BA, Political Economy, Williams College

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2038
    Email: bbest@vaneck.com 

     

  • Florence Moon, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2005
    • Responsible for business development and all aspects of investor relations
    • Earlier career experience includes Account Executive at international consultancy firm AGG International, counseling European and multinational clients on a broad array of communications aspects
    • Holds FINRA Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses
    • BA, Foreign Affairs and French, University of Virginia

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2026
    Email: fmoon@vaneck.com 

     

  • Julian Daniels, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2008
    • Responsible for investor relations and business development for the firm’s institutional relationships in North America and Latin America
    • Since joining Van Eck, has specialized in Van Eck’s alternative investment funds and mutual funds, as well as Van Eck’s Market Vectors® exchange-traded funds 
    • Earlier career experience includes Associate at Select Access Management, a global, multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for marketing, investor relations and business development initiatives
    • Holds FINRA Series 3, 7 and 66 licenses
    • BS, History and Political Science, Northeastern University

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2028
    Email: jdaniels@vaneck.com 

     

  • Mark Hurrell, CFA, Director, Institutional Sales

    • Director of Institutional Sales and Investor Relations for Van Eck Global's actively managed strategies and ETFs
    • Responsible for institutional business development and investor relations
    • Joined Van Eck Global in 2012
    • Prior to joining Van Eck Global, commercially developed “liquid alternative beta” strategies, True Alpha® Trackers, at Lyster Watson
    • Previously held alternative investment business development roles at Meridian Capital Partners, Inc. and The Archstone Partnerships, two fund-of-hedge fund managers
    • Earlier career experience includes a senior consultant for Yanni-Bilkey Investment Consulting; a manager of the New York Euro CD trading desk for Credit Suisse First Boston; and money market trader for Pittsburgh National Bank
    • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
    • MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma), Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Business Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2214
    Email: mhurrell@vaneck.com 

     

  • Patrick Lulley, CIMA, ARPC, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2011
    • Serves as Director of Institutional Business Development within the consultant channel
    • From 2011 to 2013, was responsible for the firm's DCIO distribution efforts with platform consultants and advisors
    • Earlier career experience includes leadership positions at Morgan Stanley and TIAA-CREF
    • Frequent speaker at pension industry events and board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA®) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations
    • MBA, Finance, Fordham University; BS, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Scranton

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 212.293.2097
    Email: plulley@vaneck.com 

     

  • Colgate Smith, Associate, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2013
    • Serves as Institutional Business Development Associate for the U.S. market
    • Earlier experience includes Associate on the Equity Capital Markets desk at Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for equity origination for investment banking clients. Prior to that, held a junior role in the Private Wealth Management Division at Lehman Brothers.
    • MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; BA, History, Trinity College

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2067
    Email: csmith@vaneck.com