Neil Gagnon Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Neil Gagnon founded Gagnon Securities LLC in January 2000 and is the Managing Member. He is also the Portfolio Manager of the Gagnon Securities Partners Fund LLC, the Manager of Gagnon Investment Associates LLC, and the Managing Member of Gagnon Advisors, LLC, the Investment Manager of Gagnon Investment Associates Offshore Ltd. and GIS Fund of Funds LLC. Neil is also a principal decision-maker of GagnonLee Associates, LLC. Neil was previously a Senior Partner at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. for over twenty-five years, after joining the firm in 1974 as an analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to this, he was an early partner at Hambrecht & Quist, a West Coast investment banking firm. Neil began his career as a research analyst at Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company and then moved to Argus Research. Neil has a BS in Engineering Physics from Pratt Institute and an MBA in Economics from New York University.

Brian Gagnon Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Brian Gagnon is a founding member of the Gagnon Securities, and is a Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager. He is also a Senior Analyst and Advisor to the Gagnon Securities Partners Fund LLC, the Manager of Gagnon Investment Associates LLC and Gagnon Investment Associates Offshore Ltd. Brian began his investment career in 1987 as an Associate in Investment Banking at Wheat, First Securities in Richmond, VA. In 1991, he joined Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York as a Vice President in Investment Banking, following which he joined Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. in 1992 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Brian has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Richmond.

Maureen Drew Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Maureen Drew is a member of the founding Gagnon Securities team, having joined the firm in 2000. She is a Senior Partner of the firm and a Portfolio Manager. Maureen is also a Senior Analyst to the Gagnon Securities Partners Fund LLC, the Manager of Gagnon Investment Associates LLC and Gagnon Investment Associates Offshore Ltd. Maureen was previously an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co, which she joined in 1994, and utilized the same fundamental approach to investing. Maureen achieved her B.A. from Boston College.

Susan DuMont Senior Partner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Susan DuMont is a member of the founding team at Gagnon Securities, and acts as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for the firm and its affiliates. She is also the Chief Administrator to Gagnon Advisors. Prior to Gagnon Securities, Susan worked directly with Neil Gagnon at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. providing support to his investment team from 1997 to 2000. From 1996 to 1997, she worked at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. assisting the sales team in developing policies and procedures for its clients services, marketing and institutional trading efforts. Previously, Susan was the operations manager on a market-making trading desk of Jansen-Meyers & Co. She has ten industry licenses, most of which pertain to regulatory supervision.

Willis Taylor Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager
wt_pictureWillis Taylor joined Gagnon Securities in 2005 and is a Senior Partner and Portfolio Manager of the firm. Willis is also a Senior Analyst to the Gagnon Securities Partners Fund LLC, the Manager of Gagnon Investment Associates LLC and Gagnon Investment Associates Offshore Ltd. In addition, he is a Principal Executive Officer of WGT Capital LLC, the Manager of Old Growth Partners LLC, and a principal decision-maker of GagnonLee Associates LLC, the General Partner of The Darwin Partnership, L.P. Willis was previously a research analyst and Vice President at Knowlton Brothers, Inc., an investment advisory firm focused on growth stocks. While at Knowlton Brothers, he participated in the firm’s research efforts, assisted in the oversight of the firm’s investment portfolios and managed individual brokerage accounts. Willis has a B.A. from Connecticut College.
Ben Atkinson Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Ben Atkinson joined Gagnon Securities in 2003 and is a Partner and Portfolio Manager. He began his career in 1986 as a research analyst at Morgan Stanley. In 1989, he joined Rosewood Growth Capital, a private equity fund, also as a research analyst. Ben later joined Ten-Squared, a global and macroeconomic focused hedge fund, in 1992, where he started as a Research Analyst and later became a co-Portfolio Manager. In 1998, Ben formed Occam Partners, a Registered Investment Advisor. Ben has a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

Henry Beinstein Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Hank Beinstein has been a member of the Gagnon Securities team since 2002, and is a Partner and Portfolio Manager. Hank’s career began in 1964 at Lybrand Ross Bros. & Montgomery, where he was an accountant. In 1969, he joined Fanning Enterprises and was Chief Financial Officer. He rejoined Coopers & Lybrand in 1977 as a Partner and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Hank also served as Executive Director of Proskauer Rose LLP, and later Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Hank has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Pace University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey.

Jamey CappelloPortfolio Manager

Jamey Cappello joined Gagnon Securities in 2017, and is a Portfolio Manager focused on the technology sector. Prior to joining the firm, Jamey was Co-Portfolio Manager at Invicta Capital, LLC, a technology-focused hedge fund investing primarily in small- and mid-cap equities. Between 2008-2013, he was Vice President and Senior Research Analyst on the Small-SMID-Midcap team at Columbus Circle Investors, LLC, investing in technology-, services-, and industrial-related equities. Jamey began his buy-side career in 2001 at Kern Capital Management, LLC, a small-cap asset manager, starting as an analyst and becoming a Principal and Senior Investment Adviser. Jamey earned his B.S from Fairfield University and an M.B.A from Hofstra University and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Matt JampolePartner and Head Trader
Matt Jampole is a Partner and Head Trader at Gagnon Securities. He has over 15 years of industry experience, and began his career in 1998 at Bear, Stearns & Co. prior to joining Gagnon Securities in 2000. Matt has a B.A. from the University of Miami and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut.

Dwight Lee Partner and Portfolio Manager
dl_pctureDwight joined Gagnon Securities in 2005 and is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at the firm. Dwight is a principal decision-maker of GagnonLee Associates, LLC, the General Partner of The Darwin Partnership, L.P. and the Managing General Partner of Upland Asset Management, L.P. Prior to 2005, Dwight formed a joint venture investment partnership in 1996 with Knowlton Brothers, Inc. From 1980 to 1999, he was a Partner at Robert R. Barker & Co., which later became Barker, Lee & Co., at which point he became Managing Partner. Dwight formed First Arbitrage Management Company in 1973, and acted as its Managing Partner and later President. Prior to this, he was a General Partner at The Shoreline Group since 1972, and began his career in 1969 as a research analyst at Goodnow, Gray & Co. Dwight has a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Jonathan Robohm Partner and Portfolio Manager
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Jonathan Robohm joined Gagnon Securities in 2001 and is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at the firm. His career began in 1999 as a research analyst and, later, portfolio manager at Gilder, Gagnon, Howe & Co. Jonathan has a B.A. from Skidmore College.

Michelle SimmonsPartner and Portfolio Manager
Michelle Simmons joined Gagnon Securities in 2012, and is a Portfolio Manager with an emphasis on the consumer sector. Michelle is also the Portfolio Manager of Runway Capital, LP and the Managing Member of its Investment Manager, Simmons Ventures, LLC. Michelle began her Wall Street career in 2003, managing a long/short consumer portfolio for Cougar Capital, LLC followed by Exis Capital Management. Earlier in her career, Michelle worked in the apparel industry both in retail and in wholesale. Michelle earned her B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Evan SteenSenior Associate

Evan Steen joined Gagnon Securities as a Senior Associate in 2017 with over 30 years of equity and fixed income experience. Prior to joining Gagnon Securities LLC, Mr. Steen was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Eos Partners since 1994. Before he joined Eos, he was a Portfolio Manager at Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management, a division of PaineWebber, where he managed over $1 billion in assets for the PaineWebber High Income Fund from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Steen received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.