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  • Richard Potocki, Managing Director

    • Joined Van Eck in 2012
    • Serves as Managing Director, Head of U.S. Distribution for Van Eck's advisory and institutional channels across all product lines
    • Prior to joining Van Eck, served as Director, National Sales Manager and Head of National Accounts at Russell ETF. Also served on Russell's ETF Operating Committee and Distribution Leadership Team
    • Previously, at J. & W. Seligman, Managing Director and Partner, National Sales Manager, Head of National Accounts, Head of Marketing and Member of Board of Directors: Global Horizon and Spectrum Funds. Was responsible for expansion of Seligman brand overseas, led offshore and 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 

     

  • Bill Best, Managing Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2008
    • Responsible for growing Van Eck's institutional business through sales of existing actively managed natural resources equity, commodity, emerging markets debt, emerging markets equity, and liquid alternative strategies, as well as through new product development. Responsibilities also include support of sales efforts for Van Eck's Market Vectors® exchange-traded funds (ETFs) 
    • Earlier career experience includes a focus on alternative product development as Global Head of Hedge Fund Sales at Bear Stearns Asset Management and as Managing Director at VegaPlus Capital Partners. Prior to that, held corporate finance positions at Lehman Brothers (New York), Arral & Partners (Hong Kong) and The World Bank (Washington)
    • Board member of Trickle Up, an international development organization that provides small business loans to women in Africa, Central America, and India
    • Holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 63 and 24 licenses
    • MBA, Finance and Public Policy, The Wharton School; BA, Political Economy, Williams College

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2038
    Email: bbest@vaneck.com 

     

  • Florence Moon, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2005
    • Responsible for business development and all aspects of investor relations
    • Earlier career experience includes Account Executive at international consultancy firm AGG International, counseling European and multinational clients on a broad array of communications aspects
    • Holds FINRA Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses
    • BA, Foreign Affairs and French, University of Virginia

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2026
    Email: fmoon@vaneck.com 

     

  • Julian Daniels, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in January 2008
    • Responsible for investor relations and business development for the firm’s institutional relationships in North America and Latin America
    • Since joining Van Eck, has specialized in Van Eck’s alternative investment funds and mutual funds, as well as Van Eck’s Market Vectors® exchange-traded funds 
    • Earlier career experience includes Associate at Select Access Management, a global, multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for marketing, investor relations and business development initiatives
    • Holds FINRA Series 3, 7 and 66 licenses
    • BS, History and Political Science, Northeastern University

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2028
    Email: jdaniels@vaneck.com 

     

  • Mark Hurrell, CFA, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2012
    • Responsible for business development and client service related to the Van Eck Tracker suite of Hedge Fund Beta strategies
    • Earlier career experience includes the commercial development of “liquid alternative beta” strategies, True Alpha® Trackers, at Lyster Watson, an alternative investment business development at Meridian Capital Partners, Inc. and The Archstone Partnerships, two fund-of-hedge fund managers. Prior to that, worked as a Senior Consultant for Yanni-Bilkey Investment Consulting, a manager of the New York Euro CD trading desk for Credit Suisse First Boston, and as a money market trader for Pittsburgh National Bank
    • CFA charterholder; member of the New York Society of Security Analysts
    • Holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses
    • MBA, Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University (Beta Gamma Sigma); BS, Business Administration, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2214
    Email: mhurrell@vaneck.com 

     

  • Patrick Lulley, CIMA, ARPC, Director, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in 2011
    • Serves as Director of Institutional Business Development within the consultant channel
    • From 2011 to 2013, was responsible for the firm's DCIO distribution efforts with platform consultants and advisors
    • Earlier career experience includes leadership positions at Morgan Stanley and TIAA-CREF
    • Frequent speaker at pension industry events and board member of the New York chapter of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA®) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations
    • MBA, Finance, Fordham University; BS, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Scranton

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 212.293.2097
    Email: plulley@vaneck.com 

     

  • Colgate Smith, Associate, Institutional Business Development

    • Joined Van Eck in January 2013
    • Serves as Institutional Business Development Associate for the U.S. market
    • Earlier experience includes Associate on the Equity Capital Markets desk at Barclays Capital/Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for equity origination for investment banking clients. Prior to that, held a junior role in the Private Wealth Management Division at Lehman Brothers.
    • MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; BA, History, Trinity College

    Contact Information
    Phone: 212.293.2067
    Email: csmith@vaneck.com