Todd Cohen

Todd Cohen

Founder, CEO & CIO


  • Joined CCM: 1998
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1989
  • Special Interests: Anything and everything golf, history documentaries, and my dog, Benny
  • Email: tcohen@ccminvests.com

As CEO, Todd focuses on strategic marketing initiatives, client relationship management, and product development to expand the firm’s product offerings. As CIO, Todd oversees the portfolio management team and is responsible for strategy formulation for the firm’s portfolios and client portfolio management. Todd also plays a key role in portfolio analysis including portfolio fundamentals, asset allocation, holdings, attribution, and rebalancing.

Biography:

In 1998, Todd founded CCM and in 1999, he launched the CRA Qualified Investment Fund, which is one of the largest dedicated fixed income impact investing mutual funds. In 2013, he created the CCM Alternative Income Fund to fill the void of a market-neutral income-oriented, publicly traded mutual fund. Prior to founding CCM, Todd co-founded SunCoast Capital Group, Ltd., an institutional, fixed income broker/dealer. Todd is a board member of the Jason Taylor Foundation. Todd received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 7.

Elliot Gilfarb, CFA

Elliot Gilfarb, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager


  • Joined CCM: 2006
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2005
  • Special Interests: Spending time with his wife and fur baby, living a healthy lifestyle, and traveling to wine destinations
  • Email: egilfarb@ccminvests.com

As a senior portfolio manager, Elliot is responsible for portfolio management, research, and trading. He works closely with the chief investment officer on setting strategic asset allocation, security selection, and yield curve positioning for the Firm’s mutual funds, separately managed accounts, and private funds.  Elliot oversees the investment team’s portfolio analytics capabilities, including attribution and holdings analytics, and client reporting. He also works closely with credit research and investment analysts on credit and financial analysis prior to making any buy/sell decisions.  Elliot serves as Chair of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee and is a member of the firm’s Valuation Committee.

Biography:

Elliot joined CCM from Morgan Stanley where he worked as a financial advisor. He is a member of the CFA Society of South Florida and has been an integral part of the investment team at CCM since 2006 helping to manage and grow assets to more than $2 billion. Elliot received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and is a CFA Charterholder. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63 & 66.

Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Senior Portfolio Manager


  • Joined CCM: 2015
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2004
  • Special Interests: Spending time with family, playing racquetball, and all-things Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!)
  • Email: akaufman@ccminvests.com

As a senior portfolio manager, Andy is responsible for portfolio management, research, and trading.  He works closely with the chief investment officer on setting strategic asset allocation, security selection, and yield curve positioning for the Firm’s mutual funds, separately managed accounts and private funds.  Andy oversees the portfolio management team’s fundamental economic analysis, cash flow modeling, and returns forecasts. Andy is a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee and the Compliance Committee.

Biography:

Andy began his career at BlackRock Financial Management in New York City where he spent the majority of his ten years as a fixed income portfolio manager. He joined as an alternative investment portfolio analyst in the portfolio risk and quantitative analysis group focusing on the firm’s hedge funds, commercial mortgage REIT, private equity, and CDO businesses. He quickly advanced to BlackRock’s portfolio management group responsible for managing $200 billion in multi-sector relative value separate account portfolios. He also headed the fundamental fixed income Canadian dollar separate account business and was a member of BlackRock’s investment strategy group. Andy left BlackRock to relocate to sunny south Florida where he was recruited to join Mercantil Commercebank as a portfolio manager responsible for managing the bank’s $1.75 billion residential mortgage-backed securities portfolio consisting of agency pass-throughs, CMOs, hybrid arms, and HECMs. While there, he built the bank’s $450 million CMBS investment platform inclusive of research, analytics, and security selection. Andy received his B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.

Julie Egan

Julie Egan

Director of Municipal Research


  • Joined CCM: 2009
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1987
  • Special Interests: Spending time with family, working out, and traveling to the beach
  • Email: jegan@ccminvests.com

As director of municipal research and a portfolio manager, Julie is responsible for overseeing and performing municipal credit analysis and research. As part of the portfolio management team, Julie assists in the analysis of primary and secondary issues on behalf of clients. Julie is a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee.

Biography:

Julie joined CCM from Evergreen Asset Management Corporation, Wachovia’s asset management arm and currently Wells Cap, where she was a director and senior municipal research analyst. Prior to Evergreen, she was a senior municipal research analyst for John Nuveen & Company, Inc. in Chicago with earlier experience including stints at Banc One Investment Advisors, Nationwide Life Insurance Company and National City Bank. Julie was elected to Smith’s Research & Grading 2016 All-Star Team winning second team in the Housing category. She has been a consistent nominee for Smith’s All-Star Team since 2008. Julie serves on the Board and as Chair of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. She previously served as President for the Southern Municipal Finance Society from 2008 to 2010 and 2012. Julie received her B.B.A. in Finance from Kent State University and an M.B.A from Case Western Reserve University. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.

David Sand

David Sand

Chief Impact Investment Strategist


  • Joined CCM: 2013
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1981
  • Special Interests: Traveling abroad, playing tennis, and binge-watching Netflix
  • Email: dsand@ccminvests.com

As chief impact investment strategist, David is responsible for developing the macro-economic outlook applied in the construction of the firm’s investment strategies and effectively communicating the firm’s economic and market views and risks to partners, clients, and prospects.  David also works on furthering the scope of impact reporting and metrics, business development, and creating new products to meet the needs of existing and future clients.  David is a well-regarded and sought-after speaker on the topic of impact investing and represents the firm in client meetings and media requests. He is a frequent guest lecturer on impact investing at college campuses around the country. David is chair of the Investment Strategy Committee and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Investment Management and Trading Committee, and Valuation Committee. 

Biography:

David has more than 35 years of investment management experience and is a trailblazer in the socially responsible/impact investing arena. In 1994, he co-founded Access Capital Strategies and served as its president and chief investment officer from 1994 to 2010. In this capacity, he pioneered the development of market-rate, fixed income impact investments for institutional investors. He then worked as a consultant to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI’s), non-profits and social enterprises. David serves on the following boards: New York Advisory Board for Enterprise Community Partners, Croatan Institute, and AERIS®: The Information Service for Community Investors. He is also a former board member of U.S. SIF: The Forum for Sustainable Investment. David received his A.B. in American History from Princeton University and an M.P.A from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.

Jessica Botelho

Jessica Botelho

Director of Impact Research


  • Joined CCM: 2013
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2006
  • Special Interests: Hiking with her dog, cooking Italian food, and traveling to new places
  • Email: jbotelho@ccminvests.com

As director of impact research, Jessica is responsible for overseeing and gathering all impact and CRA research as well as impact investment reporting. She provides clients with comprehensive information on the positive impact of their fixed income investment portfolios and how it is furthering their specified impact investment goals.  She additionally manages all facets of CRA Investment Test needs including CRA documentation and fulfillment, proactive summary earmarking letters prior to a bank’s CRA exam, and maintaining relationships with federal regulators.  

Biography:

Jessica joined CCM from Acadian Asset Management where she was a senior client service associate responsible for servicing clients nationally, conducting portfolio reviews and firm updates, and identifying opportunities to expand client relationships by partnering with the sales team to execute cross sell opportunities.  Prior to that, she was a client service and marketing analyst at Fox Asset Management LLC, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance.  Jessica received her B.S. in Business Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Charlton College of Business.  She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.

Cayce Shawn

Cayce Shawn

Trader


  • Joined CCM: 2013
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1997
  • Special Interests: Coaching youth sports, vacations with family, and landscape design
  • Email: cshawn@ccminvests.com

As head trader, Cayce is responsible for trading major fixed income sectors including governments, agencies, mortgages, and other pass-through securities. He actively manages the firm’s fixed income investment products for institutional clients, working closely with the firm’s portfolio management team while following client guidelines. Cayce is a member of the firm’s Investment Management and Trading Committee.

Biography:

Cayce joined CCM from Mesirow Financial where he was a senior vice president responsible for buying/selling mortgage-backed securities. While there, he implemented an electronic trading platform to increase assets and profitability. He also managed junior traders in the Florida office and served as the firm’s Bloomberg Trading Systems Administrator. Prior to Mesirow, Cayce was a Gunner’s Mate Third Class in the United States Navy. Cayce received his B.A. in Business Administration from Atlantic International University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 24 & 63.

Ricky Fernandez

Ricky Fernandez

Investment Analyst


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2012
  • Special Interests: Piano and guitar playing, watching boxing and football, and reading novels
  • Email: rfernandez@ccminvests.com

As an investment analyst, Ricky is responsible for supporting the portfolio managers in all facets of fixed income portfolio management.  This includes data collection and analysis, reporting performance attribution and portfolio and benchmark characteristics on a recurring and ad hoc basis, on-going projects and other general investment team duties, and supporting the implementation of new and existing tools to help monitor and explain portfolio level data. 

Biography:

Ricky joined CCM from Morgan Stanley where he worked as a wealth management analyst in Honolulu and a registered associate in Miami. While he was with Morgan Stanley, he assisted with fixed income trading, provided research and analysis for investment decisions, and reported on portfolio performance and financial market conditions. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ricky held two internships in fixed income with Scotty D Group, an options market making firm, and Bishop Street Capital Management, a fixed income investment manager. Ricky received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Hawaii and passed all three levels of the CFA Program. He may be eligible for the Charter upon completion of the required work experience. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 66.

Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart

Investment Analyst


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2012
  • Special Interests: Financial modeling, salsa dancing, and Ted talks
  • Email: rstewart@ccminvests.com

As an investment analyst, Ryan is responsible for assisting with municipal credit analysis, research, and portfolio management support. On a day-to-day basis, Ryan supports the team with new purchase write-ups, ongoing surveillance of current holdings, rating change assessments, municipal bond portfolio characteristics, and research of bonds to see if they qualify for the Community Reinvestment Act.

Biography:

Ryan joined CCM from Oxbow Carbon, LLC where he was a credit analyst responsible for analyzing the financial condition of hundreds of customers and recommending credit limits to Oxbow’s Credit Committee. Ryan received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Florida State University. He is a charterholder, and is a member of the CFA Society of Miami. 

Ivan Cassuto

Ivan Cassuto

Junior Investment Analyst


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2014
  • Special Interests: Spending time outdoors, Beat Generation Writers, and trying new recipes
  • Email: icassuto@ccminvests.com

As a junior investment analyst, Ivan is responsible for supporting the investment team in monitoring portfolio compliance, performing loan level research, and conducting fixed income investment valuation.

Biography:

Ivan joined CCM from a Florida-based sell-side firm where he was responsible for developing client relationships and facilitating the trading of Equity IPOs and registered secondary products. He began his career as a member of the global equities trading division of Deutsche Bank where he worked alongside regulatory affairs officer to conduct client research, investigate department specific regulatory mandates put in place by financial regulators, and implement procedural change to comply with the current regulatory environment. Ivan received his B.S. in Finance from Florida State University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.

David Downes

David Downes

Chair of the Board


  • Joined CCM: 2004
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1963
  • Special Interests: Watching his grandchildren play sports, golfing, and fishing
  • Email: dkdownes@ccminvests.com

As board chair, David serves as the primary liaison between CCM and the Board of Directors for the Community Capital Trust (CCT). He maintains a critical connection between CCM and the CCT and is the primary contact for all governance related issues.  He facilitates communication, ensures that the group operates within the parameters of their function, and fosters a collaborative working relationship between staff, the Board, and committee members.  David is on CCM’s Board of Directors.

Biography:

David was previously president and CEO of Delaware Family of Funds, and COO and CFO of Lincoln National Investment Companies and Delaware Investments. He has been in the investment and accounting business since 1963. David serves on the Board of Directors for Actua Corporation and THL Credit, Inc. David received his B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7, 24, 27 & 63.

Alyssa Greenspan, CFA

Alyssa Greenspan, CFA

President & Chief Operating Officer


  • Joined CCM: 2003
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1994
  • Special Interests: Traveling to new destinations, Orange Theory fitness, and giving back to her community
  • Email: agreenspan@ccminvests.com

As president and chief operating officer, Alyssa is responsible for creating long- and short-term strategies surrounding the sales and marketing of products and services as well as working with the CEO on the development of current and new offerings. Alyssa is also responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of the firm as well as overseeing risk management, including portfolio compliance, and client service.  Alyssa has helped grow the firm’s assets under management to more than $2 billion. She has been involved in the creation of detailed impact metrics and customized reporting, working closely with clients to understand both their impact and investment goals. Alyssa serves on CCM’s Board of Directors and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Compliance Committee.  

Biography:

Alyssa began her career at Northern Trust Bank rising to investment officer before joining Morningstar, Inc. as a senior equity analyst, managing a team of analysts covering the financial services sector. In 2016, Alyssa was re-elected to the board of directors of U.S. SIF – The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Board and has been an active member of the organization for many years. Alyssa is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, a non-profit membership organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held companies. She is committed to giving back to her community. She has volunteered her time as a Reading Pal through the United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals program, an early literacy initiative for children in kindergarten through third grade and as a mentor for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for low-income and at-risk students in Florida as well as other volunteer opportunities. Alyssa received her B.S.M. in Finance from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds FINRA licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 26 & 63.

Stefanie J. Little

Stefanie J. Little

Chief Compliance Officer


  • Joined CCM: 2010
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1999
  • Special Interests: All-things Disney, movies and TV (especially documentaries), and all day on the beach (or in a Disney Park) with family
  • Email: slittle@ccminvests.com

As chief compliance officer, Stefanie is responsible for overseeing all firm- and mutual fund-related compliance. She is responsible for regulatory developments and best practices and helps integrate such practices into the firm’s business. She provides leadership and strategy to the firm’s compliance, risk management, control and governance functions.

Biography:

Stefanie has worked with registered mutual funds, hedge funds, private pooled vehicles, institutional and retail separate accounts, and wrap account programs. She has also developed compliance programs including the creation of comprehensive policies and procedures and oversight of operational implementation.  Stefanie received her B.S.B.A from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Widener Law School.

James Malone, CFA

James Malone, CFA

Chief Financial Officer


  • Joined CCM: 2011
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1991
  • Special Interests: Volunteering at faith-based organizations, watching cricket, and his beloved Patriots football team
  • Email: jmalone@ccminvests.com

As chief financial officer, James is responsible for overseeing the firm’s finance operations and financial reporting. He also spends his time on business development with research platforms including broker-dealers, retirement plans, consultants, banks, and bank trust platforms. James serves on CCM’s Board of Directors and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Compliance Committee, and Valuation Committee.

Biography:

James joined CCM from Franklin Templeton where he was a vice president for the investment platform division responsible for business development with research platforms across multiple distribution channels.  While in this role, he generated significant mutual fund platform wins and new sub-advisory mandates with major financial institutions.  Prior to this role, he was a senior product manager at Putnam Investments responsible for product management of various alternative investments including the THL Partners private equity funds.  He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He is on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee (Chair) of Sawgrass Adventist School, a private elementary school in South Florida.   James received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University.  He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of South Florida.  He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.

Michelle DeLaCruz

Michelle DeLaCruz

Operations Specialist


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2007
  • Special Interests: Exploring new cities and cultures, cooking Italian food, and playing basketball
  • Email: mdelacruz@ccminvests.com

As an operations specialist, Michelle is responsible for daily reconciliation, cash management, and middle/back office operations. She plays an important role on the investment management team in supporting trade processes, data, and portfolio management functions.

Biography:

Michelle joined CCM from Bloomberg Financial, LP in New York City as a Securitized Sales Specialist. She traveled throughout the country working extensively with fixed income asset managers to provide bond modeling and portfolio surveillance analytics to help them make better-informed investment decisions.  Michelle received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Albany, State University of New York.

Melodie Dinkins

Melodie Dinkins

Office Coordinator


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2016
  • Special Interests: Youth leadership, Bible teaching, and crocheting
  • Email: mdinkins@ccminvests.com

As office coordinator, Melodie manages accounts payable and receivables, organizes office operations and procedures, coordinates with third-party vendors on all office-related needs, and serves as the point of contact for mailings, supplies, shipping, and technology.

Biography:

Melodie joined CCM from the First Baptist Church of Sunrise where she was church secretary responsible for office management including accounting, vendor relations, and coordinating all technology.  She brings many years of experience in office management starting her career in Manhattan, New York at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She later relocated to Detroit, Michigan where she worked with various firms including Aon Consulting, Marsh & McLennan, and Ernst and Young, LLP before relocating to South Florida in 2009.

Jamie Horwitz

Jamie Horwitz

Chief Marketing Officer


  • Joined CCM: 2005
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1998
  • Special Interests: Wine tastings, crossword puzzles, and running
  • Email: jhorwitz@ccminvests.com

As chief marketing officer, Jamie is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s overall positioning in the market.  This includes oversight of firm-wide communications, strategic marketing initiatives, media relations, marketing compliance, websites, social media, and all marketing materials. She is also involved in sales outreach to institutional investors and consultants.  Jamie is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Biography:

Jamie joined CCM from Bear Stearns in New York City where she worked in their corporate marketing department. Prior to that, she was a credit analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank.  Jamie enjoys volunteering having served as a Reading Pal through the United Way of Broward County’s ReadingPals program. The program is an early literacy initiative for children in kindergarten through third grade.  It focuses on ensuring children have been exposed to the wonders of literature and are reading at grade level at the end of third grade.  She is a past mentor for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for low-income and at-risk students in Florida.  In 2013, Jamie participated in the CFA Pilot Program for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ (f/k/a Claritas Investment Certificate).  Jamie received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She holds FINRA licenses: Series 6 & 63.

Gabby Bastos

Gabby Bastos

Marketing Assistant


  • Joined CCM: 2016
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2016
  • Special Interests: experimenting with vegan cooking, making cricket based granola, and zero waste living
  • Email: gbastos@ccminvests.com

As a marketing assistant, Gabby is responsible for assisting the chief marketing officer with all marketing efforts including RFPs/DDQs, marketing material requests, blog posts, media relations, social media, and new materials.  She also assists with firm volunteer days, events, and general ways to make our office and firm more environmentally friendly.  

Biography:

Gabby joined CCM upon graduating from UCSD.  While in school, Gabby interned at Beyond Green Partners, a food service and consulting company in Chicago.  She also held an internship at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C. and at the Work Movement Social Enterprise in Hong Kong.  She applied and was accepted to be a participant at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative in Berkeley, CA, a meeting which focuses on generating innovative solutions for global challenges. Gabby is a volunteer for the Children’s Home Society of Southern Florida.  Gabby received her B.A. in International Studies and Economics from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Andy Shafter

Andy Shafter

Client Portfolio Manager


  • Joined CCM: 2013
  • Joined Investment Industry: 1998
  • Special Interests: Education, flag football, and long walks (when it’s not below 20 degrees in Boston)
  • Email: ashafter@ccminvests.com

As a client portfolio manager, Andy is responsible for being an investment specialist for CCM’s two strategies to financial advisors and various distribution channels. He has spoken at many conferences and events regarding impact investing and CCM’s role as a fixed income impact investing manager.  Andy works closely with the investment team.

Biography:

Andy is a seasoned investment professional and well-versed in all asset classes.  He joined CCM from Longfellow Investment Management (LIM) where he was a product manager, senior analyst and a portfolio manager on the merger arbitrage strategy.  Prior to LIM, he was involved with institutional fixed income trading and sales at SunTrust Capital Market, Goldman Sachs, and Banc One Capital Markets.   Andy is active in his community as he has served as the chairman of the Hingham Public Schools’ School Committee (Board of Education), past member of the Hingham Scholarship Investment Committee, and is president of the Hingham Flag Football.  In addition, he is active with Catholic Charities of Boston, Northwestern Leadership Council of Boston, and Hobart College.  Andy received his B.A. in Economics from Hobart College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He holds FINRA licenses: Series 7 & 63.

Maria Leon

Maria Leon

Client Services Associate


  • Joined CCM: 2008
  • Joined Investment Industry: 2008
  • Special Interests: Spending time out on the water, family dinners, and vacations to places like Disney and the Caribbean
  • Email: mleon@ccminvests.com

As a client services associate, Maria is responsible for assisting with all facets of client servicing including updating client information, monitoring the progress of the account opening process, and working with clients to resolve any issues. She plays an integral role in ensuring clients are kept up-to-date and responding to them in a timely and effective manner.  She additionally facilitates best practice process management with various operational and administrative areas of the firm, including making suggestions for improved client service, quality control, and management procedures.

Biography:

Maria joined CCM from PRC in Miami where she worked as an Administrative Assistant for nine years.  Prior to PRC, she was an administration assistant at Starboard Holdings in Miami for eight years.

Allison Glansberg

Allison Glansberg

Client Services Associate