Our Professional Staff
William J. Baxter Jr., Principal, Chief Economist
Mr. Baxter acquired a B.A. degree from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He joined the firm 1957. Mr. Baxter is responsible for providing macro-economic analysis and commentary and assists in the development of the firm’s overall investment strategy. Mr. Baxter is an avid sailor and maintains homes in Florida and on the East End of Long Island.
William J. Baxter III, Principal, Chief Portfolio Manager
Bill earned a B.A. degree in economics and political science from Colgate University. Bill joined Baxter Investment Management in 1989. Bill’s experience also includes two years as a Research Analyst at Glickenhaus & Co. As our Chief Portfolio Manager, Bill is responsible for constructing and continuously managing all client portfolios, and contributes his expertise to our research efforts particularly in the fixed income sector. Bill is intimately involved in the development and implementation of the firm’s overall investment strategy. Bill is an active sailor and resides with his family in Greenwich, Connecticut.
J. Bradford Smith, Director of Research
Brad holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and has been employed in the securities and investment field since 1986. For six years prior to joining Baxter Investment Management, Brad served as the Director of Research at Haebler Capital. His experience also includes positions at Northcote Partners and Steinberg Asset Management, where he served as a Portfolio Manager. At Baxter Investment Management, Brad has primary responsibility for conducting equity research and analysis. He also assists in the overall development and implementation of the firm’s investment strategy. Brad is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR).
John C. Baxter, Principal, Portfolio Manager
John attended Saint Mary’s College. His prior business experience includes having served as a Financial Advisor at the UBS PaineWebber where he worked in the Wall Street Branch for over three years. John is a Board Member of the SoundWaters charitable organization, and sits on its Development Committee. John is also member of both the Greenwich and Cutchogue Chambers of Commerce. John is a competitive sailor and a life-long resident of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Jamie Gioia, Chief Technology Officer, MIS Director
Jamie attended Brooklyn College. He is responsible for managing the firm’s technology, security, and operations systems. Jamie’s prior business experience, which began in 1979, includes database design, computer consulting, and service as Chief Technology Officer for a joint broker-dealer / investment advisor firm. He is a resident of New York City.
Elizabeth P. Hulit, Operations Manager
Liza earned a B.A. degree from William Smith College of the Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and has been with Baxter Investment Management since 1984. Liza has primary responsibility for account reconciliation, billing, and quarterly reporting and provides other back-office functions. Liza lives in Greenwich and enjoys golf, tennis, and gardening.