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Co-Founder and Chief Market Strategist
Joe DiMenna serves as Chief Market Strategist for Brenton Point Wealth Advisors. He is also the Head Portfolio Manager of Zweig-DiMenna, in charge of portfolio construction and stock selection. Mr. DiMenna has amassed a 33-year track record in equity long/short equity investing. Mr. DiMenna received a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University, where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Investment Committee for a number of years. He is currently a member of the Board of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Harlem Children’s Zone and the New York Historical Society.
Director of Market Research
Michael Schaus is the Director of Market Research for Brenton Point Wealth Advisors and Zweig-DiMenna. Since joining the firm in 1992, his focus has been on macroeconomic research, the analysis of market risk and the refinement of risk assessment processes, and quantitative research. For more than 20 years, Michael worked with Dr. Martin Zweig as his Head of Research. Previously, Mr. Schaus worked as an analyst at First American Bank in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University.
Co-Founder and CEO
Kevin Cannon is the Chief Executive Officer of Brenton Point Wealth Advisors and Zweig-DiMenna where he oversees all the critical business operations of the firm. Mr. Cannon, who joined Zweig-DiMenna in 1998, was previously a tax partner with Deloitte & Touche. For more than twenty years before joining Zweig-DiMenna, he had worked closely with the firms’ founding partners. Mr. Cannon received a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Fairfield University.
Co-Founder, Co-President and Head of Private Clients
Patrick Gingras is Co-President and Head of Private Clients for Brenton Point Wealth Advisors. Patrick most recently served as Senior Vice President and Board Member of Essex Financial Services. A 1994 graduate of Trinity College, Patrick began his career at MFS Investment Management in Boston, working in various capacities. He later worked for Putnam Investments in Boston and Sun Life of Canada in Charlotte, NC, where he was named Regional Vice President. Patrick subsequently spent seven years with The Hartford in Boston as a Regional Director. He holds the Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
Co-Founder, Co-President and COO
Paul Michalowski is Co-President and COO of Brenton Point Wealth Advisors. Paul is responsible for overall firm strategy, operation and business development. In addition to his responsibilities at Brenton Point, Paul is the Head of Global Marketing for Zweig-DiMenna. Previously he held various leadership roles within Bank of America/Merrill Lynch including Head of Distribution for Investment and Wealth Management, Head of Retirement Strategy and National Sales Manager for Merrill Lynch Insurance Group. He also served as an early stage Partner and Senior Vice President of the commodities firm, Gold Bullion International. He received his B.S from Fordham University.
Chief Compliance Officer
Moshe Luchins is the Chief Compliance Officer for Brenton Point Wealth Advisors and Zweig-DiMenna. He has had a broad range of legal and compliance responsibilities on behalf of the firm and its affiliates since joining in 1996. Mr. Luchins is a faculty member for the Regulatory Compliance Association, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Mr. Luchins received his JD from Columbia Law School and he holds a BA from Touro College and holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses.
Senior Client Manager
Cara Wardley is a Senior Client Manager for Brenton Point Wealth Advisors. Cara is responsible for managing Brenton Point’s existing client relationships. Prior to Brenton Point Cara was a Client Relationship Manager with Essex Financials Services since 2005. Cara is a graduate of Sierra Nevada and holds FINRA Series 7; 63 and CT Life and Health licenses.