Steven Ruggiero, CFA

Head Credit Analyst

Steven Ruggiero, CFA joined R.W. Pressprich & Co. in September 2013 as Managing Director and Head of Credit Analysis. He has spent approximately 30 years on Wall Street leading high yield research departments at such firms as Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and JP Morgan Chase. During his career, he has been recognized as a top ranked Institutional Investor High Yield Analyst in four distinct industries that include Supermarkets, Gaming, Consumer Products, and Food and Beverage. He is a graduate of Middlebury College '81 with a BA in Economics and earned his MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 1983. Mr. Ruggiero is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Brian Charles, CFA

Managing Director

Brian Charles, CFA - Mr. Charles joined R.W. Pressprich in December 2008. Initially he focused on distressed banks during the financial crisis, though he since has expanded his coverage across multiple industries, including aviation leasing, telecommunications, metals & mining, chemicals, healthcare, and others in addition to the financial services sector. From 2004 to 2006 he was at Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co., Inc. in Arlington, VA covering high-yield specialty finance companies and banks as well as special situations in other industries. From 1997 to 2004 he was with Banc One Capital Markets in Chicago covering investment grade specialty finance, banks, and REITs. From 2006 to 2008 he was a Senior Analyst/Portfolio Manager at ASB Capital in Bethesda, MD. Mr. Charles received his BA from Colorado College and his MBA from Georgetown University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Andrew Ginsburg

Associate Director

Andrew Ginsburg, CPA, joined R.W. Pressprich in August 2018 from Ernst and Young’s Financial Advisory practice where he had been employed since July 2016. He graduated in 2016 with high Honors from the University at Albany and has a MS in Financial Forensics and a BS in Financial Analysis and Accounting. While at Ernst and Young, Andrew had auditing and project experience with companies in the telecommunications, luxury fashion, and education industries. Andrew’s primary role at R.W. Pressprich is to support the trading desk as a High Yield desk analyst.