January 31, 2013

Strong Foundation

Prior to his career in asset management, Nicholas Galluccio ’78 was a journalist.

Nicholas Galluccio ’78 brings a wealth of experience to his business career. As an undergraduate English major, his MBA provided him a critical foundation in finance, marketing, economics and negotiation. Prior to his career in asset management, Galluccio was a journalist, writing for the Springfield Daily News in Springfield, MA, and Forbes Magazine. His inquisitive nature as a trained journalist prepared him well for his first job in finance as a security analyst for Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb. “The skepticism, the investigative reporting, the leave-no-stone-unturned mentality — it was very valuable,” says Galluccio.

Advice to Students:“ Be a contrarian in pursuing career goals.”

Following Lehman Brothers, Galluccio had an accomplished 25-year career at Trust Company of the West (TCW) where he held various executive roles, including Group Managing Director of U.S. Equities and Senior Portfolio Manager of the TCW SmallCap Value Added and TCW MidCap Value Opportunities equity strategies.

In 2008, Galluccio left TCW to become the president and CEO of Teton Advisors, Inc., a micro, small, and mid-cap equity asset management boutique based in Rye, NY. Since his arrival, the firm has tripled its assets under management to more than $1.2 billion. Galluccio is also a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the School's Program for Financial Studies.

Along the way, he has acquired more valuable lessons. “Always look to hire young, talented people smarter than yourself,” he says. “And nothing in business is more important than trust.”

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