Our Team

Concord’s Co-Founders

Christopher E. Cahill, Partner

As one of the founders of the company, Mr. Cahill has been with Concord since 1988. Mr. Cahill is a chairperson of Concord’s Investment Strategy Group (ISG). Mr. Cahill is actively engaged with clients in a lead consultant capacity, as well as developing investment strategy for all clients. Prior to founding Concord, Mr. Cahill worked for both Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. Mr. Cahill earned his B.A. degree in Economics from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is a lifelong resident of the Princeton, N.J. area.

Scott Santin, Managing Partner, Chief Compliance Officer

As one of the founders of the company, Mr. Santin has been with Concord since 1988. Mr. Santin is a chairperson of the Concord ISG. As Managing Partner, Mr. Santin is responsible for oversight of all firm operations, strategy, and compliance. He is actively engaged with clients in a lead consultant capacity, as well as developing investment strategy for all clients. Prior to founding Concord, Mr. Santin worked for Merrill Lynch, PaineWebber and Hamilton & Co. Mr. Santin earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Rider College in Lawrenceville, N.J. and a MBA degree from Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. He has been a lifelong resident of the Princeton, N.J. area.

Consulting Team - Princeton Office

Bradford Stephan, CFA, Vice President-Consulting

Mr. Stephan joined the Concord consulting team in 2012 and became a voting member of the ISG in 2016. Before joining Concord, Mr. Stephan was a Director in Perella Weinberg Partners Agility Group and a Senior Managing Consultant at PFM Advisors. Bradford also served as Investment Director for SEI’s Institutional Group. Mr. Stephan earned his MBA in Finance from Villanova University and is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Michael J. Michalski, Senior Consultant

Mr. Michalski has been working in institutional investment consulting since 1989 when he joined Concord. Mr. Michalski has extensive experience providing leadership to finance committees for the stewardship of their organization’s assets. Mr. Michalski's prior experience comes from being a security analyst with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Michael graduated from Rutgers with a B.A. degree in Accounting and an MBA degree in Finance.

John Bolton, Senior Consultant

Mr. Bolton joined Concord as an analyst in 2011, working in the role of portfolio oversight. John progressed over the years into a consulting role managing a client service team. John was promoted to relationship manager in 2015 and he now works closely with lead consultants and clients across the firm. Mr. Bolton holds a B.S. in Finance from Wake Forest University, Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. Before joining Concord Mr. Bolton was employed by Investors Savings Bank and Metropolitan Life.

Christopher Cender, Consultant

Mr. Cender began his career at Concord in 2012 as a portfolio analyst. As an analyst Chris worked closely with finance office personnel on portfolio administration and reporting. Chris was promoted to consultant in 2016 and is now responsible for overseeing the client service provided by a team of analysts. Mr. Cender attended American University where he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Finance with a minor in Economics. Chris was previously employed at MSCI-Institutional Shareholder Services.

Scott Schleiffer, Consultant

Mr. Schleiffer began his career in the portfolio analyst role in 2012. As an analyst Scott conducted investment analysis and performance reporting. Mr. Schleiffer was promoted to consultant in 2016 and now oversees a team of analysts. Mr. Schleiffer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Economics & Finance from Rider University. Mr. Schleiffer was previously employed by Johnson & Johnson Global Financial Services.

Matthew D. Tamasi, Consultant

Mr. Tamasi started his career at Merrill Lynch, and then joined Concord as an analyst in 1989 when the firm was founded. Mr. Tamasi manages a team of portfolio analysts and he works closely with lead consultants across the firm to deliver Concord’s investment consulting services. Mr. Tamasi holds a B.S. degree from Ithaca College.

Jason Corcoran, CFA, Consultant

Mr. Corcoran joined Concord in 2013 as a portfolio analyst. Jason earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation in 2015. In 2017 Jason was promoted to Consultant, where he utilizes his analytical skills in investment manager and portfolio oversight, along with risk analysis and asset allocation modeling. Mr. Corcoran earned his MBA in finance from Villanova University, and a Business Administration degree from La Salle University. Before joining Concord, Jason was employed at BNY Mellon as a business quality analyst.

Tamerlane Asher, Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Asher performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Tam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics & Economics at Lafayette College. Mr. Asher minored in German and he is fluent in the language.

Christopher Coffin, Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Coffin performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Prior to joining Concord Mr. Coffin worked as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley and as a Financial Consultant at AXA Advisors, LLC. Mr. Coffin completed his Bachelor degree at Ithaca College.

Michael Grisley, Senior Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Grisley performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Mike is a graduate of the Ramapo College of New Jersey, Anisfield School of Business. He obtained a B.S in Finance and Business Administration.

Lisa Maleson, Senior Portfolio Analyst

Ms. Maleson performs portfolio oversight and reporting for her team’s clients. Lisa graduated from Rider University with a B.S. degree in Business Economics. Lisa was previously employed at Merrill Lynch as a mutual fund trader and senior portfolio analyst assistant.

Andre Misdary, Senior Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Misdary performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Andre completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Andrew Rowan , Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Rowan performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Prior to joining Concord Andrew was employed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor, and as a Staff Internal Auditor at Caesars Entertainment Corporation.  Mr. Rowan graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  Andrew is currently a CFA Level II Candidate.

Chad Santin, Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Santin performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Chad graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Consulting Team - Orlando Office

Bryan Joseph, CPA, Managing Director

Mr. Joseph has over twenty years of experience serving in senior level financial positions with public, private, for-profit and non-profit organizations operating in various industries. Most recently, Mr. Joseph served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando and he began his career with KPMG, LLP. Mr. Joseph’s key areas of expertise include: strategic planning, risk management, creation of organizational and financial reporting frameworks, oversight and management of retirement plans and investment pools, financial operations integration, tax exempt financing and self-insurance program administration. Mr. Joseph holds BS, Business Administration (Finance) and MS, Accounting degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Camille Phillips, Senior Portfolio Analyst

Ms. Phillips performs portfolio oversight and reporting for her team’s clients. Camille has an extensive background in the financial service industry. Her previous role was with Russell Investments Canada as an Interim Regional Director. Prior to Russell Ms. Phillips was employed with Mackenzie Financial Corporation as a Regional Sales Representative. Ms. Phillips holds a Master of Finance from Queens University, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science from University of Toronto.

Andrew Greenwald, CPA, Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Greenwald performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. Andrew attended The University of Central Florida where he earned a Master of Science in Accounting. Before joining Concord Andrew worked as a staff accountant at Rudolph & Shivers, PLLC. Mr. Greenwald is currently a CFA Level II Candidate.

James Tan, Portfolio Analyst

Mr. Tan performs portfolio oversight and reporting for his team’s clients. James attended The University of Central Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance. Before joining Concord James worked as a Financial Analyst Intern at Tishman Hotel Corporation.

 

Research Team - Princeton Office

Paul Laux, Director, Research

Mr. Laux is a co-chairperson of Concord’s Investment Strategy Group where he has an integral role identifying managers and strategies that are appropriate for Concord clients. The Director works closely with all consultants to deliver client focused investment solutions. Prior to Concord, Mr. Laux was Director of Research for Ernst & Young’s Investment Advisory Service Practice and was a Senior Research Analyst in Merrill Lynch’s Consulting Services Group. He also previously spent time on the plan sponsor side with Public Service Enterprise Group and Orange and Rockland Utilities. Mr. Laux’s educational background includes an MBA in Financial Management from Iona College and a BBA in Accounting from Siena College.

Daniel Barberio, Investment Data Analyst

Mr. Barberio started his career with Concord in 2010 as a portfolio analyst. After several years in the portfolio oversight role Dan moved over to the research team. In 2017 Dan took on a newly created role of investment data analyst. Dan manages the qualitative and quantitative screening process for due diligence on all Concord investment strategies. He also implements and enforces data quality control procedures and manages research databases. Mr. Barberio earned his Masters in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, at Saint Joseph's University. Dan completed his B.S. degree in Finance with a minor in Management Information Systems at the University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.

Marissa Hine, CFA, Senior Research Associate

A CFA charter holder since 2006, Ms. Hine conducts broad investment manager research with a focus on SRI/ESG and impact investing. Areas of specialized knowledge include the real estate and private equity sectors. Prior to Concord, Ms. Hine was employed at The Burgiss Group as a Senior Client Service Associate. Marissa also held positions with GMAC Residential Capital, Fitch Ratings and Deutsche Bank. Ms. Hine obtained her B.A. in Business and Economics from Lafayette College.

Alyssa Juros, Research Associate

Ms. Juros specializes in fixed income research and pensions. Alyssa has over twenty years of experience in fixed income research and portfolio management. Her previous positions were with Neuberger Berman as a Short Duration Portfolio Manager and Credit Analyst and UBS Financial Services as a Lead Research Analyst on the manager research team. Ms. Juros holds an MBA- Finance from Fordham University and she earned a BA - Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Victoria Lukonin, Research Assistant

Ms. Lukonin assists the research team in conducting manager due diligence. Victoria earned her Business Administration degree from Thomas Edison State College. She has extensive experience in investment operations for fixed income and alternative investments, most recently at Prudential Investment Management and Deutsche Asset Management.

Thomas Lyons, CFA, Senior Investment Strategist

As Concord’s research strategist Tom performs broad investment research for identifying innovative and best in class strategies for clients. He specializes in asset allocation research, private credit and alternative investments. Mr. Lyons leads the development of the quarterly market outlook with Concord’s Investment Strategy Group. Mr. Lyons earned a BSBA, in Finance from Villanova University. Mr. Lyons is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia. Tom was previously employed with Susquehanna International Group, and Ameriprise Financial.

Michael Sadovy, Senior Research Associate

Mr. Sadovy has been a member of the Concord research team since 2008. Mike has immense experience conducting due diligence on investment managers and performing all equity asset class analysis. Smart Beta and Factor investing are two sectors Mike specializes in. Prior to joining Concord, Mr. Sadovy was a Vice President / Research Analyst with Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management–Investment Advisor Research Department (now a part of Morgan Stanley). Mr. Sadovy graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rider University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

Administration & Technology

Lynn Barclay, Director, Business Management

Ms. Barclay joined Concord in 2000. Lynn executes business administration for Concord including human resources and marketing, along with assisting the firm’s chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Concord, Ms. Barclay worked for The Wall Street Journal in various administrative positions. Lynn graduated from Douglas College, Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics.

Min Li, Director, Technology

Ms. Li joined Concord in 2005 to develop a proprietary software system for client service and reporting. The CAG system was officially copyrighted in 2012 and Min continues to customize the software for performance reporting and client service management. Prior to joining Concord, Ms. Li worked at Microsoft Corp. as a Software Engineer, and at Princeton University. Ms. Li received her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Adrian Andersen, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Andersen has an extensive background in customer service and administration. Adrian assists team members with client service and accomplishes various marketing and administrative functions. Adrian attended Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

Kristen Leonardo, Executive Assistant

Ms. Leonardo started her career with Concord in 2005 as a research assistant. Kristen currently manages travel for the firm and she is responsible for completing various business administration assignments. Ms. Leonardo graduated from Rider University with a B.A. degree in sociology.