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Joseph A. Belfatto

Managing Partner

Joseph A. Belfatto

Managing Partner

Mr. Belfatto is a Managing Partner at Simon Quick and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is responsible for client relationship management and serves as the Senior Relationship Manager on several individual, endowment, and foundation client relationships. He also focuses on new business development and strategic growth initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions and advisor recruiting.

Mr. Belfatto joined Simon Quick as a partner in 2007, after a 23-year career on Wall Street. He began his career in institutional sales at Merrill Lynch in 1984. During his seventeen years at the firm, he held various positions in institutional sales, sales management, and capital markets, including Global Head of Convertible Bond Sales, Global Head of Equity Sales, and Global Head of Fixed Income Sales.

Mr. Belfatto joined HSBC in 2002 as Head of Sales for the Americas, during which time he played a key role in the build-out of the sales organization across products in Canada, Latin and South America, and the US. In 2005 he became the Global Head of Equities, based in London and New York and in 2007 assumed responsibility for the Global Markets business in the Americas, which included sales, trading, capital markets, and risk management across equities, fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange, futures, and derivatives. He was a Senior Executive Vice President and served as a member of the Executive Committee for Corporate, Investment Banking, and Markets.

Mr. Belfatto graduated from Seton Hall University summa cum laude with a major in Economics and received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is actively involved on the Advisory Committee for Let’s Talk: Women’s Health and Wellness, an all-day symposium for women created by Deb Belfatto. He has served on the Planning Board in Summit, NJ as well as the Board of Trustees of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate, Cornelia Connelly Center, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, and the North Jersey Affiliate of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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Mark D. DeLotto

Managing Partner / Chief Operating Officer

Mark D. Delotto

Managing Partner / Chief Operating Officer

Mr. DeLotto joined Simon Quick in April 2007 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, with primary responsibility over the areas of Finance and Operations. He also oversees human resources, legal, compliance, technology and infrastructure and, as a member of the Management Committee, contributes to the firm’s strategic direction, business development and business planning. In early 2013, Mr. DeLotto became an equity partner of  Simon Quick.

Mr. DeLotto began his career with Fleet/Quick & Reilly as a Financial Advisor. At the Bank of America Investment Services, he managed and serviced client assets. He earned Series 7, Series 66 and New Jersey Life and Health Insurance Producer Licenses and was selected to partner with a successful team of advisors in 2005.

Prior to joining Simon Quick, Mr. DeLotto supervised, mentored and coached over forty financial advisors and sales assistants as a licensed market principal at Bank of America Investment Services, Inc.

Mr. DeLotto has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Villanova University School of Business. He is an active member in the Morris/Somerset Chapter of the Villanova Alumni Association and was an active member of The Villanova School of Business and served as a mentor in the Commerce and Finance Counselor program. A graduate of the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, he currently serves on the Board of the Alumni Association and is the Co-Chair of the school’s annual fundraising effort. Mark currently sits on the Technology Advisory Board for both Pershing LLC (an affiliate of BNY Mellon) and Fortigent LLC (an affiliate of LPL Financial). Mark sits on the Board of Directors for the ARC of Morris County, an organization dedicated to people affected by intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families in Morris County.

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Christopher B. Moore, CFP®

Managing Partner

Christopher B. Moore, CFP®

Managing Partner

Mr. Moore helped found Simon Quick Advisors in 2004, and is a Managing Partner of the firm. Chris Chair’s the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the firm’s vision, mission, strategy, and operations. The Committee is also accountable for the organization’s performance, and the achievement of business goals, while maintaining alignment with its core values.  He is also Chair of the Investment Committee, which oversees investment matters, including market research, asset allocation, risk management, investment manager due diligence, and portfolio implementation and monitoring. He has over 20 years of experience working with clients, and developing his expertise in the areas of investments, taxes, insurance, and estate planning for a comprehensive approach to wealth management.

From 2014 through 2022, he served as the Chief Investment Officer at Simon Quick, responsible for the development of the firm’s Market Outlook and approach to asset allocation. Prior to that, Chris served as the Head of Research, responsible for the diligence process across private equity, real estate, venture, hedge fund, and traditional investment strategies. He began his career in the financial services industry working for Aon Risk Services as a licensed Property & Casualty insurance producer, servicing middle to large market corporations in the Northeast. He has participated in many speaking engagements, and has been interviewed by CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Mr. Moore is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, and earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, where his studies were concentrated in finance and investments. He graduated with a BA from the College of the Holy Cross, where he majored in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science. He is an Advisory Board Member for Bow River Capital Partners, a private equity firm based out of Denver, CO and Valor Capital Group, a Brazil focused Venture Capital firm, with offices in New York and Brazil. He is also an active participant in, and former Board Chair of, the NJ chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) – one of the world’s premier leadership organizations. In 2017, he was named a 40 Under 40 award winner by NJBIZ, as one of the best and brightest in the Garden State’s next generation of business leaders. Most recently, he became an Investor In Residence for the Benjamin Graham Value Investing Program at the UCLA Department of Economics.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, especially when that also involves travel, golf, skiing, hiking, and coaching youth sports.

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Thomas Morr, CFP®

Managing Partner / Head of Client Advisory

Thomas Morr, CFP®

Managing Partner / Head of Client Advisory

Mr. Morr joined Simon Quick in 2012 and currently serves as the Head of the Client Advisor Group. In this role, Tom is responsible for managing various aspects of the firm’s client advisory team, which includes Advisors, Associates, Analysts and Client Service Administrators to ensure they are providing the highest level of service to our clients. Tom works closely with all departments to create efficiencies and best practices, including implementing innovative processes and technologies to improve the client experience. Mr. Morr sits on the firm’s Operating Committee which is responsible for executing on Simon Quick’s vision and strategy.

As a Client Advisor, Tom counsels and advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth management and financial planning to help them achieve their financial goals. He also advises endowments & foundations on developing an investment policy statement, asset allocation, and portfolio implementation. Additionally, Mr. Morr works with business owners to provide retirement plan solutions for employees.

Tom completed Bryant University's Program for Financial Planners and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 2016. He earned his CAIA Charter in 2014 and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Tom graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Business. While at Siena, Tom was the goalie on their nationally ranked lacrosse team. He maintains a strong relationship with his alma mater and is the head of the Siena Lacrosse Alumni Network (SLAN). SLAN provides current student athletes an opportunity to connect with alumni in the field of their interest in order to better prepare for life after school.

Call: 973-525-1047
Email: tmorr@simonquickadvisors.com


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Leslie C. Quick III

Founding Partner

Leslie C. Quick III

Founding Partner

Mr. Quick founded Simon Quick in 2004. He began his career in 1975 as the fourth employee of Quick and Reilly Inc., the first New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member to offer discount stock brokerage to the investing public. During his 28 years with the firm, he served in many capacities. He was a key member of the management team that built the branch network, started and grew a major clearing firm, acquired and ran a major NASDAQ market making firm, made many acquisitions of NYSE specialist firms and built one of the industry’s first electronic internet trading platforms. Mr. Quick was the company liaison for Quick and Reilly in 1983 when it offered stock to the public and became listed on the NYSE. Mr. Quick completed his tenure as Chairman of Fleet Securities, Inc. in 2003 after Fleet Bank had acquired Quick and Reilly Group, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Quick also sits on the Simon Quick Investment Committee. 

Mr. Quick has served on many industry boards and committees, including the NYSE Hearing Board, the Board of Governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry Association and District Committee #10 of the NASD. Currently, Mr. Quick is Chairman of the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hudson, Essex & Union Counties, he also serves on the boards of the Bishop's Finance Council for the Diocese of Metuchen and the Finance Council for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He serves on the Investment Committees for the Diocese of Metuchen, St. Mary's Abbey/Delbarton, and the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province. He also served as the Chairman of the Campaign for the Heart at Morristown Memorial Hospital and is a Trustee for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. Mr. Quick sits on the Order Friar Minors Finance Committee in Rome, Italy and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. He served on the Board of Trustees for St. Bonaventure University for 25 years and was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2015. 

Mr. Quick earned a BBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure University, which awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Flame of Charity's Man of the Year award.

Les Quick and his wife Eileen reside in Bernardsville, New Jersey. They have four grown children.

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J. Peter Simon

Founding Partner

J. Peter Simon

Founding Partner

Mr. Peter Simon became a Partner at Simon Quick in 2017. Prior to that, Peter Simon co-founded William E. Simon & Sons, LLC along with his late father, former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and his brother, William E. Simon, Jr., in 1988. The firm merged with what is now Simon Quick Advisors. Peter also sits on Simon Quick's Investment Committee and DEI Committee which aims to foster an environment of inclusion and promote diversity in the workplace.

Peter Simon was previously employed by Kidder Peabody in New York City from 1975 – 1988. There, he rose to Managing Director in the Convertible Securities Department. During his time at Kidder Peabody, he was part of the Institutional Equity Trading Department. The department established itself as a leading underwriter and market maker in convertible securities. It also developed one of the first research products focused on convertible securities. Peter Simon earned a B.A. in Psychology from Lafayette College and attended NYU’s Graduate School of Business.

Currently, Mr. Simon is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees at Lafayette College. At the University of Rochester, he is an emeritus member of the Executive Advisory Committee at The William E. Simon School of Business. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. At present, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Richard Nixon Foundation, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, the New Vernon Cemetery Association Board of Trustees, and is a provisional member of the Charles Hayden Foundation. Throughout his Board experience, he held the Investment Committee Chair position for each of the Boards he served. Peter also serves as a Lector at Christ the King Church in New Vernon.

Past philanthropic commitments include an appointed member of the New Jersey State Board of Education, the Alliance for School Choice Board of Trustees, the Gladney Center Board of Trustees, the National Council for Adoption Board of Trustees, and the Peck School Board of Trustees. He was also a past member of the Covenant House New Jersey Board of Directors.

Peter Simon and his wife Janet reside in Morristown, New Jersey. They have four grown children.

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Tom Trynin

Partner

Tom Trynin

Partner

Mr. Trynin became a Partner at Simon Quick in 2022 when his firm Red Hook Management merged with Simon Quick. He works directly with high-net-worth individuals and families providing investment advice and financial planning services to help them achieve their financial goals. Tom coordinates with his clients’ accountants and attorneys to execute on tax planning and generational wealth transfer strategies.

Mr. Trynin brings with him nearly 40 years of investment experience. He began his career at Morgan Stanley as a Bond Trader. In 1996 he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of PageNet Brasil Ltd. where he ran the company’s first international operation. In 2000, Tom shifted the focus of his career to consulting and real estate investment management, holding positions at Exim Partners Consulting, Millennium Partners, and Alliance Acquisitions. In 2012 Tom joined his longtime friend Bill Conger to help build out Red Hook Management, an independent investment advisory firm serving high net worth individuals for the next 10 years.

Mr. Trynin graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics and Political Science and went on to earn an MBA from The Wharton School in Entrepreneurial Management and is a Series 65 license holder. Tom is actively engaged in fundraising for his alma maters and enjoys staying in touch with both alumni communities. Mr. Trynin has served as the Co-Chair of Project Morry’s Annual Gala for the past three years. Tom lives in Westfield, NJ with his wife Robin their daughter Sadie and their dog, Wiggle. In his free time, he enjoys staying fit, living a healthy lifestyle and is an avid golfer. 

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William E. Simon Jr.

Partner Emeritus

William E. Simon Jr.

Partner

William E. Simon, Jr. became a partner at Simon Quick in 2017. Previously, Mr. Simon was the co-chairman of William E. Simon & Sons, LLC (WESS). The Firm (WESS), which he co-founded in 1988 with his brother and father, former United States Treasury Secretary, William E. Simon, Sr., built a diverse and significant investment portfolio with holdings in real estate, private equity, and fixed-income securities.

Mr. Simon co-founded a successful municipal bond company in 1990, stemming in part from his previous experience holding senior positions on the municipal securities and foreign exchange desk for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. Earlier in his career, from 1985 to 1988, Mr. Simon worked in the Southern District of New York as Assistant United States Attorney under then United States Attorney, Rudolph Giuliani.

A 1982 Boston College Law School graduate, Mr. Simon earned his bachelor’s degree at Williams College where he serves today as a Lifetime Emeritus Trustee.

He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the William E. Simon Foundation and the Cynthia L. and William E. Simon, Jr. Foundation. Through these foundations, Mr. Simon helps needy youngsters in urban areas through faith-based efforts. He and his wife, Cindy, established the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation, providing state-of-the-art athletic equipment, curriculum, and training for Los Angeles area middle and high schools. The program now impacts more than one hundred thousand students per year.

In addition, Mr. Simon serves as Founder and Chairman of the Board for Parish Catalyst as well as the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors. He is a Trustee on the Boards of St. John's Health Center Foundation in Los Angeles and is also a member on the Board of Directors at Douglas Emmett and Co. and a current member of the Knights of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory.

Mr. Simon is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at both the UCLA School of Law, as well as the Undergraduate Department of Economics in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences. In 2014, the Gabelli Funds named Mr. Simon as the co-recipient of its Graham & Dodd, Murray, Greenwald Prize for Value Investing. In March of 2014, Mr. Simon was honored by the Pacific Research Institute with the Baroness Thatcher Liberty Award, and he has been the recipient of a number of honorary degrees.

Mr. Simon was the 2002 Republican Gubernatorial nominee in California where he came within five-points of unseating Gray Davis, despite being outspent three to one.  In addition, Mr. Simon also served as Chairman of California and Director of Policy and Speech Writing for the Rudy Giuliani 2008 Presidential Campaign Committee.


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Wayne Yi, CFA

Partner / Chief Investment Officer

Wayne Yi, CFA

Partner / Chief Investment Officer

Wayne Yi is the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Simon Quick Investment Committee and Executive Committee. In addition, Mr. Yi is also a member of the firm’s DEI Committee which aims to foster an environment of inclusion and promote diversity in the workplace. In his role as CIO, he drives the firm’s market outlook, allocation strategy, and investment implementation processes for client portfolios. He works with the Investments team to prioritize opportunities and oversees market research and manager diligence across traditional equity and fixed income strategies as well as alternatives, including hedge funds and private equity allocations.

Prior to joining the firm, Wayne was a Co-Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee for SAIL Advisors, a hedge fund investment firm headquartered in Hong Kong. He also served as the Senior Analyst for their Credit and Event-Driven strategies. Prior to SAIL, Wayne was the Sector Head for Credit and Event-Driven strategies at Robeco-Sage, a hedge fund investment firm based in New York. Wayne started his career in investing at Delaware Investments as a Research Analyst for high yield and investment grade bonds across various industries. He then joined Goldman Sachs’ Investment Research department where he was the Senior Analyst covering high yield bonds in the Technology sector.

Mr. Yi is a CFA charterholder and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.A. in both Economics and International Relations.


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