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DONALD R. DION JR.
CEO
 
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Don Dion is the owner and Chief Investment Officer of DRD Investments, LLC, based in Naples, FL. and Williamstown, MA., a family office focused on managing a long/short hedge fund, real estate assets and various other financial assets for the Dion family. Don no longer manages money for other families or institutions.
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SAM BARTLETT
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
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Sam is DRD Investments’ Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Based in Naples, FL, she oversees all research, analysis, and trading for the firm’s hedge fund and coordinates private investments. Ms. Bartlett graduated in 2010 from Williams College with B.A. in Mathematics and Statistics, and a concentration in Leadership Studies. She holds a Series 65 license.
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ALEX BIRD
Vice President
 
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Alex is a Research Analyst at DRD Investments, where he provides insight for investments in public equity, fixed income, and private ventures. He has passed Level III of the CFA Program, and holds a M.B.A. from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, a.M.Sc. in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University. He also holds a Series 65 license. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was a M.B.A. intern at Fidelity Investments, analyzed ETFs at Dion Money Management (now Atlas Wealth Management, part of Focus Financial Partners), and worked for a start-up in Shanghai.
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CAROLYN P. DION
Attorney, Research Analyst
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Carolyn is a an attorney and research analyst based in Naples, FL. She conducts research and analysis for the firm’s hedge fund and advises the firm in its venture capital and charitable activities. Prior to joining DRD Investments, Ms. Dion was Vice President of Dion Money Management, contributor and blogger at TheStreet.Com, and a Specialist on the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Dion earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 2014 and completed her undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College. She holds a Series 65 license.
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EMILY A. MCTAGUE
Senior Analyst
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Emily is a Research Analyst at DRD Investments while studying full time at Harvard Business School.. In this role she supports both public equities strategies and private investment projects. Ms. McTague is working towards completing the CFA Program and holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College. Prior to joining DRD Investments, Ms. McTague worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School.
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BRENDA PISCIONERI
DRD Investments Controller
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Brenda has over three decades of accounting experience. In addition she coordinates the firm’s real estate properties. Ms. Piscioneri is a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida. Prior to her work with DRD Investments, Ms. Piscioneri was a Senior Accountant at Dion Money Management. She began her career as an accountant at Litchfield Financial (acquired by Textron Financial in 1999). Ms. Piscioneri majored in Accounting at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
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GIDEON VIDGERHOUS, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant
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Dr. Vigderhous is a Senior Consultant to DRD Investments. Dr. Vigderhous holds a Ph.D. in statistics and was Chief Statistician for many years at Reader’s Digest, where his expertise lay in data mining and predictive modeling. Dr. Vigderhous has consulted with numerous corporations, including Barnes and Noble, CondeNast, FCA, Guideposts, and Trump Plaza, among others. At DRD Investments, he continues to use his own methodology for hedge fund analytics. He has published extensively in professional journals and was a visiting professor at McGill and Corcordia Universities in Montreal, as well as Haifa University and The University of Tel Aviv in Israel.
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