ERIC VAN STANDIFER
Mr. Standifer has over 30 years of experience in trading and managing various products and services in the brokerage business. Prior to forming Robert Van Securities, Inc. in 1991, he worked as a broker for Merrill Lynch and Sutro & Co. from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Standifer is a Certified Public Accountant, a General Securities Principal, Registered Municipal Principal, Registered Options Principal, Registered Investment Advisor, and Registered Representative. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College.
Executive Vice President – Sales & Trading
Mr. O’Brien has over 24 years of experience in the sales, trading execution, and clearing of domestic equity and taxable fixed income products. Prior to joining Robert Van Securities in 1992, he was an assistant vice president for Sutro & Company and Dean Witter Reynolds, where he worked on BIS (Branch Institutional Sales) teams. Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.S. in Social Science/Education.
Executive Vice President – Director of Research
Mr. Singleton has over 24 years of experience in developing fundamental, technical, and quantitative models to understand the factors that effect stock price and portfolio performance. Prior to joining Robert Van Securities, he spent 10 years in the financial information services business with Fact Set Research Systems, Interactive Data Corporation, One Source Information Services, and Telekurs North America, selling those services and consulting on applications that require historical, fundamental, expectation and portfolio analysis applications. He is a general securities principal, registered research analyst and investment advisor (NASD Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 86 and 87). Mr. Singleton holds a B.A. in Mathematics/Economics from Claremont McKenna College (formerly Claremont Men’s College).
Executive Vice President – Institutional Sales and Trading
Mr. Ware has over 30 years in the financial services industry. He came to Blaylock Robert Van in an Institutional Sales capacity working with Public Fund clients introducing clients to our current Director of Research, Steven Singleton and the ELROI platform. For 5 years Russell headed the Equity Trading Team and ushered in the First Generation Electronic Trading Platform and algo trading tool suite. BRV offered clients Direct Market Access to Developed Markets in Europe. One of the first Emerging Broker Dealers to do so. Mr Ware currently is an Institutional Relationship Manager for the firm involved in all aspects of the firm’s product lines. Prior to joining Robert Van Securities, he spent 15 years in San Francisco with Bear Stearns in the private client services group for high-net worth clients. He began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1981. Mr. Ware completed undergraduate studies at the University of San Francisco in Economics.
Executive Vice President – National Sales Manager
Mr. Small has over 20 years of experience in the sales and trading of Fixed Income and Equity Securities for institutions. Over the last several years, he has sold fixed income instruments to institutions at multiple firms, including Tucker Anthony, Oppenheimer & Company and Utendahl Capital. Mr. Small graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Economics and received an MBA in Finance from New York University Business School.