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  • Richard Potocki, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Distribution

    • Joined VanEck in 2012
    • 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
    • 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

     

  • Parker Johnson, CIMA®, CAIA, Managing Director, National Sales Manager

    • Joined VanEck in 2013
    • Managing Director and National Sales Manager for the Financial Advisor and RIA channels
    • Previous role at VanEck was ETF specialist responsible for the West Coast territory covering the financial advisors channel
    • Earlier career experience includes Institutional Sales with iShares/BlackRock; Strategic Services and Sales with AllianceBernstein
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) Member
    • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
    • BA, Finance and Banking/Risk and Insurance, Appalachian State University

    Contact Information
    Phone: 646.283.0364
    Email: pjohnson@vaneck.com

     

  • William O'Brien, Regional Vice President, Mutual Fund RIA Channel - North

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • Manages the RIA channel for VanEck's mutual fundsand 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
    Cell: 646.584.8860
    Email: wobrien@vaneck.com

    Mutual Fund RIA Channel - North Client Services Map

    Advisor Representative:
    Christopher Gagnier

    Phone: 212.293.2075
    Email: cgagnier@vaneck.com
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  • Kevin McGlynn, Mutual Fund Regional Vice President, RIA Channel - West

    • Joined VanEck in 2017
    • Regional Vice President manages the RIA channel for VanEck's mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the West
    • Previously ETF Specialist responsible for the West Coast territory covering the financial advisors channel for the VanEck Vectors exchange-traded funds
    • Earlier career experience included Sales Director for Schroders Investment Management; Vice President and Sales Director for Innealta Capital; and various roles at Mass Mutual, Smith Barney, and Morgan Stanley
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) Member
    • Applied Behavioral Finance Certificate, Investment Management Consultants Association
    • BA, Economics, San Diego State University
    Territory: Mutual Fund RIA West

    Contact Information
    Cell: 805.428.2188
    Email: kmcglynn@vaneck.com

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    Advisor Representative:
    Madison Morelli

    Phone: 212.293.2174
    Email: mmorelli@vaneck.com
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  • Nicholas Chbane, CIMA®, Regional Vice President, Mutual Fund RIA Channel - South

    • Joined VanEck in 2014
    • Regional Vice President manages the RIA channel for VanEck’s mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the South
    • Previously Regional Sales Representative covering Northwest territory for VanEck
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) Member
    • BS, Economics, University of Florida
    Territory: Mutual Fund RIA South

    Contact Information
    Cell: 813.422.9269
    Email: nchbane@vaneck.com

    Mutual Fund RIA Channel - South Client Services Map

    Advisor Consultant:
    Brad Pope

    Phone: 813.964.3613
    Email: bpope@vaneck.com