A team of tenured investment professionals

Levin Easterly's 10-person investment team has an average of 25 years experience

Jack Murphy Chief Investment Officer &
Lead Portfolio Manager

Jack Murphy is the Chief Investment Officer, Lead Portfolio Manager, and a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly.

Mr. Murphy has over 31 years of industry experience, 24 with Levin and its predecessor firms. Prior to joining Levin Easterly Partners, Mr. Murphy was a Lead PM for Levin Capital and John A. Levin & Co., Inc. He was at Prudential Securities (1991-1995) and began his career with at Bain & Co. (1988-1991).

Mr. Murphy earned a BS from Bryant College and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Chris Susanin Co-Portfolio Manager

Chris Susanin is a Co-Portfolio Manager and Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, focusing on the consumer and industrial sectors.

Mr. Susanin has 21 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Susanin was a portfolio manager in the industrials group of  Point72 Asset Management / CR Intrinsic Investors (2011-2016), portfolio manager of the FrontPoint Consumer & Industrial Fund at FrontPoint Partners (2006-2011), portfolio manager and securities analyst at John A Levin & Co., Inc. focused on the consumer and industrial sectors (2001-2006), and was an Institutional Investor All-Star analyst at Lehman Brothers covering building products and electrical equipment (1996-2001). 

Mr. Susanin earned a BA in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Sam Hendel Co-Portfolio Manager

Sam Hendel is a Co-Portfolio Manager and Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly. 

Mr. Hendel has 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hendel was a portfolio manager for event driven strategies at Satellite Asset Management (2006-2009).  Prior to Satellite, he was an associate director at UBS and worked in both the portfolio trading and proprietary trading groups (2003-2006).  Mr. Hendel is a co-founder of Dataminr, the real-time information analytics company.

Mr. Hendel also serves as an associate fellow of Davenport College at Yale University, from which he received his BA in 2003.

Evan Ratner Senior Securities Analyst

Evan Ratner is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, with a sector focus on consumer staples. 

Mr. Ratner has 12 years of buy side experience of which 5 years are with Levin. Mr. Ratner began his career as a trader at Richmond Capital before becoming an analyst at Charter Advisors, both family offices.

Mr. Ratner holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Emory University and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

David Sochol Senior Securities Analyst

David Sochol is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, responsible for the financial services sector as well as the real estate sector.

Mr. Sochol has 33 years industry experience.  Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Sochol was a securities analyst at Baron Capital (2005-2007), a mutual fund company as well as Pequot Capital (2002-2004), a hedge fund, where he specialized in the financial services sector.  From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Sochol worked at Legg Mason, Inc. and Parker/Hunter, Inc. as a sell-side equity analyst. 

Mr. Sochol earned an MS and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Mackin Senior Securities Analyst

John Mackin is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, focusing on the consumer and retail sectors.

Mr. Mackin has 28 years industry experience.  Prior to joining Levin in 2004, Mr. Mackin was a securities analyst for SAC Capital Advisors (2003–2004); president and co-founder of Archimedes Capital Partners (2000–2003); portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for Forstmann-Leff International (1998–2000); and an equity analyst for Merrill Lynch Capital Fund (1991–1998).

Mr. Mackin earned a BA from Lake Forest College.

Rich Petersen Senior Securities Analyst

Rich Petersen is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, responsible for the technology sector.

Mr. Petersen has 27 years industry experience and has been with Levin for 12 years. Mr. Petersen joined the firm from Pacific Crest Securities, where he was a senior analyst on the software research team ranked “Top Boutique” by Institutional Investor for the last three years.  Previously, Mr. Petersen worked in equity research at WR Hambrecht, CSFB Tech Group, and Volpe Brown Whelan. 

Mr. Petersen earned a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Brian Turner Senior Securities Analyst

Brian Turner is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly, responsible for the healthcare sector.

Mr. Turner has 26 years industry experience and has been with Levin for 11 years. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Turner was an analyst with Searock Capital covering the healthcare sector. From 1995-2007, he was with J & W Seligman as Senior Vice President covering the healthcare industry. Prior to this, Mr. Turner held positions with Janney Montgomery Scott and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Turner earned a BS in Finance from the University of Maine.

Doug Clifford Senior Securities Analyst

Doug Clifford is a Senior Securities Analyst for Levin Easterly and is responsible for the energy sector.

Mr. Clifford has 37 years industry experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Clifford was a Portfolio Manager and Partner of Omega Advisors, Inc. (2004-2014); an independent consultant to companies in the power industry and to investment funds (2002-2004); an officer of several commodities trading companies, including Sempra Energy Trading, People’s Energy, and Enron Corp. (1996-2001). From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Clifford was an investment banker in the energy and power groups at Smith Barney, and director of Smith Barney’s debt research in energy and utilities.

Mr. Clifford earned a BA from Tulane University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Michael Vecchiarelli Head Trader

Michael Vecchiarelli is the Head Trader for Levin Easterly

Mr. Vecchiarelli has 17 years of experience. He has been a trader with Levin and its predecessor firms since 2002.

Mr. Vecchiarelli earned a BS from Marist College in 2001.

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