Peter J. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming Bear Wagner’s CEO, Mr. Murphy headed our Specialist
Operation on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and has been a Specialist
since 1982. Mr. Murphy joined Bear Wagner Specialists LLC in 1995 coming
from Marcus Schloss & Co. where he was a Specialist on the floor of
the NYSE. Prior to his tenure at Marcus Schloss & Co. he was a NYSE
specialist with Dritz Goldring/Emco Inc. Mr. Murphy is a former
member of the NYSE Board of Executives. He received his Bachelor's degree
from Colgate University.
Michael L. Winchell, Chief Operating Officer
From 1985 until joining the firm, Mr. Winchell worked at Bear, Stearns
& Co., Inc., most recently as Senior Managing Director and Head of
Risk Management. Mr. Winchell was also responsible for International
Fixed Income Trading and served on Bear Stearns’ Board of Directors,
Risk Committee, Credit Committee and Capital Committee. From
1992 to February 1999, Mr. Winchell also served as President of Bear Specialist,
Inc. Mr. Winchell graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
and received an M. A. in English, and an M. A. in Economics from North
Carolina State University.
Donna Sabatini, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sabatini has served as CFO for Bear Wagner Specialists since 1992.
A CPA with public accounting experience, Ms. Sabatini has worked
as an auditor and a regulatory and business advisor to clients, including
broker-dealers, investment advisors and hedge funds. She received her
B.S. degree from Binghamton University.
John R. Merrell, Managing Director
Mr. Merrell, who brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and
expertise in the financial services sector, directs the firm’s business
development and client service groups. Prior to joining Bear Wagner
in 2003, Mr. Merrell was President of EnvestnetPMC, a leading provider
of managed accounts for financial advisors and independent broker-dealers.
His past experience also includes senior management responsibilities at
Robert W. Baird and The Ohio Company as well as active involvement in
various committees of the Securities Industry Association. Mr.
Merrell holds a JD from Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio,
and received an undergraduate degree from Indiana University.