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Gustave J. Scacco

Chief investment officer & CEO

Gus joined HVIA in 2015 with over 20 years of investment experience. He has the distinction of having played baseball during spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. While that experience was short-lived, Gus learned that even baseball is “all about business and maybe a little bit of luck.”

But baseball’s loss was the financial world’s gain. Gus began at the American Stock Exchange, launching him into a career at some of Wall Street’s top firms. A seasoned portfolio manager and securities analyst, Gus brings both retail and institutional experience to HVIA.

“When I started in the business it was people-oriented, but over the years it lost that. Not here. We’re people-oriented and that’s an important difference.”

Having been born in Brooklyn and later residing on Long Island, he now calls the Hudson Valley home. Gus and his wife have two children.

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – 1984

Hofstra University, Frank Zarb School of Business

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance – 1998

Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc., 2/2015 – Present

  • CEO and Chief Investment Officer

TigerShark Management, LLC, 2/2011 – 2/2015

  • COO and Senior Equity Analyst

High Farms Capital, LLC, 2/2009 – 9/2010

  • Partner, Lead Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Angelo Gordon Asset Management, LLC, 3/2004 – 2/2009

  • Partner, Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, 11/2003 – 2/2008

  • Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst
  • The Economics Club of New York Member
  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
  • New York Society of CPA’s
  • HVIA Investment Policy Committee
  • New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. – Board Member
  • Background Information

    Gus joined HVIA in 2015 with over 20 years of investment experience. He has the distinction of having played baseball during spring training with the Cincinnati Reds. While that experience was short-lived, Gus learned that even baseball is “all about business and maybe a little bit of luck.”

    But baseball’s loss was the financial world’s gain. Gus began at the American Stock Exchange, launching him into a career at some of Wall Street’s top firms. A seasoned portfolio manager and securities analyst, Gus brings both retail and institutional experience to HVIA.

    “When I started in the business it was people-oriented, but over the years it lost that. Not here. We’re people-oriented and that’s an important difference.”

    Having been born in Brooklyn and later residing on Long Island, he now calls the Hudson Valley home. Gus and his wife have two children.

  • Education & Training

    Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – 1984

    Hofstra University, Frank Zarb School of Business

    • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance – 1998
  • Business Experience

    Hudson Valley Investment Advisors, Inc., 2/2015 – Present

    • CEO and Chief Investment Officer

    TigerShark Management, LLC, 2/2011 – 2/2015

    • COO and Senior Equity Analyst

    High Farms Capital, LLC, 2/2009 – 9/2010

    • Partner, Lead Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

    Angelo Gordon Asset Management, LLC, 3/2004 – 2/2009

    • Partner, Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

    Morgan Stanley Investment Management, 11/2003 – 2/2008

    • Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst
  • Notable Memberships
    • The Economics Club of New York Member
    • Orange County Chamber of Commerce Member
    • Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
    • New York Society of CPA’s
    • HVIA Investment Policy Committee
    • New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. – Board Member