Client Services

  • Richard Potocki, Managing Director

    • Managing Director and Head of U.S. Distribution for VanEck's mutual funds, VIP (variable insurance products) Funds, ETFs, and alternative investment strategies within the advisory and institutional channels
    • Oversees Financial Advisor, RIA, ETF, Institutional, and National Account Client Services teams
    • Joined VanEck in 2012
    • Prior to joining VanEck, served as Director, National Sales Manager, and Head of National Accounts at Russell ETFs; served on Russell's ETF Operating Committee and Distribution Leadership Team
    • Previously Managing Director and Partner at J. & W. Seligman; also served as National Sales Manager, Head of National Accounts, Head of Marketing, and Member of Board of Directors: Global Horizon and Spectrum Funds; responsible for expansion of Seligman brand overseas, led offshore 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

     

  • Michael Cochrane, Regional Vice President, Mutual Fund RIA Channel - West

    Territory: Mutual Fund RIA West

    Contact Information
    Phone: 781.635.6036
    Email: mcochrane@vaneck.com

    West Coast Client Services Map

    Advisor Consultant:
    Matt Ryan

    Phone: 212.293.2174
    Email: mryan@vaneck.com
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  • Trevor Perry, CIMA®, Regional Vice President, Mutual Fund RIA Channel - South

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • Manages the RIA channel for VanEck's mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the Southern part of the country
    • Earlier career experience includes eight years as Investment Management Consultant responsible for Southeast RIA sales and distribution of BlackRock mutual funds and iShares ETFs; RIA platform, Investment Advisory Division of Raymond James
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) Member
    • BS, Economics, University of South Florida
    Territory: Mutual Fund RIA South

    Contact Information
    Phone: 561.223.7805
    Email: tperry@vaneck.com

    Mutual Fund RIA Channel - South Client Services Map

    Advisor Consultant:
    C.J. Casey

    Phone: 212.293.2075
    Email: ccasey@vaneck.com
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  • William O'Brien, AIF®, Regional Vice President, Mutual Fund RIA Channel - North

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • Manages the RIA channel for VanEck's mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the Northeast and parts of the Northern Midwest
    • Earlier career experience includes seven years as RIA Regional Consultant with Pioneer Investments as well as NYC wirehouse relationships
    • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation
    • MBA, Finance, Suffolk University; BS, Business Administration, Western New England University
    Territory: Mutual Fund RIA North

    Contact Information
    Phone: 646.584.8860
    Email: wobrien@vaneck.com

    Mutual Fund RIA Channel - North Client Services Map

    Advisor Consultant:
    C.J. Casey

    Phone: 212.293.2075
    Email: ccasey@vaneck.com
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  • Kol Estreicher, Regional Vice President, ETF RIA Channel - West

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • ETF Specialist responsible for the West territory covering the Registered Investment Advisor channel for the VanEck Vectors exchange-traded funds
    • Earlier career experience as Director of ETF Execution Services with Wolverine Execution Services and as a Vice President with UBS
    • BS, Finance, Trinity University
    Territory: ETF RIA West

    Contact Information
    Cell:312.659.4666
    Email: kestreicher@vaneck.com

    ETF RIA Channel West Client Services Map

    Internal Regional Sales Representative:
    Jim Cooper

    Phone: 813.964.3654
    Email: jcooper@vaneck.com
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  • Patrick Schramm, Regional Vice President, ETF RIA Channel - East

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • ETF Specialist responsible for the East territory covering the Registered Investment Advisor channel for the VanEck Vectors exchange-traded funds
    • Earlier career experience includes several positions in Deutsche Bank's Asset & Wealth Management Division, AAPL Futures, and Global FX LLC
    • Holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 Licenses
    • BA in Business, Niagara University, 2001
    Territory: ETF RIA East

    Contact Information
    Cell: 917.244.9426
    Email: pschramm@vaneck.com

    ETF RIA East Coast Client Services Map  

    Internal Regional Sales Desk:
    Phone: 800.826.2333
    Email: info@vaneck.com
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