The Team

Brian C. Mark

Brian is the cofounder and Managing Member of St. James Investment Advisors and serves as Portfolio Manager. Previously, Brian was the cofounder and member of the St. James Investment Company. Brian started his career with American Express as a credit analyst. He later served as a consultant to the insurance industry, working for Aetna and the St. Paul Companies. Brian attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for two years before deciding to pursue a private career and graduated from Adelphi University in 1990 with a BBA in Business Management and Finance.

John Spicciatie

John is an Executive Director for St. James Investment Advisors. His responsibilities include operations, portfolio management along with attracting, growing and maintaining investor client relationships. Previously, John spent 40+ years in financial services working for BlackRock, BNY Mellon and JPMorganChase. John holds a BA in Finance and MBA in Business Administration from the C.W. Post School of Business at Long Island University.

Jennifer A. Abbonizio

Jennifer is the Chief Compliance Officer and Office Manager for St. James Investment Advisors. Previously Jennifer worked for the St. James Investment Company. She initially started her financial industry career with Dreyfus Service Corporation as an Investment Service Representative and then later within Corporate Training for Financial Center Representatives in both Mutual Fund Sales and Customer Service. Jennifer attended Suffolk Community College and studied Accounting.

Matthew Wypyski

Matthew serves as a research analyst for St. James Investment Advisors and has a background in the global maritime transportation industries. Previously Matthew worked for St. James Investment Company. Matthew received his MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015 and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from SUNY Maritime College in 1990.

Heidi R. Reid

Heidi serves as support staff with administration. Prior to joining St. James Investment Advisors, Heidi worked in the field of education as well as office management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Regis College, Weston, MA.

Michael Fantigrossi

Michael is involved in business development for St. James Investment Advisors. Previously Michael worked for Schonfeld Securities. Michael managed and operated the Opus Trading Fund, which is a proprietary equity fund, for 18 years. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Dowling College.

Kristine Dylnicki

Kristine serves in a marketing support role for St. James Investment Advisors. Prior to joining St. James Kristine was an Office Manager for Foerth & Pancotto Dental and for Apex Athletics.

Our Story

St. James Investment Advisors

St. James Investment Advisors builds on the legacy of the St. James Investment Company, cofounded in 1999 by Brian Mark. Because the St. James Investment Company continues to focus on the success it has enjoyed managing money for institutions, Brian cofounded St. James Investment Advisors in order to return to the original vision of managing wealth for individuals and their financial advisors throughout the United States. St. James Investment Advisors continues to be led by Brian Mark as the managing member along with members John Spicciatie and Jennifer Abbonizio.