The Team

Brian C. Mark

Brian is the co-founder and Managing Member of St. James Investment Advisors and serves as Portfolio Manager. 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 and Member 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 JPMorgan Chase. 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 Member 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 is an investment advisor and 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.

Jonathan Reid

Jonathan is involved in business development for St. James Investment Advisors. Prior to working at St. James Investment Advisors, Jonathan worked in the electrical field as an apprentice. He has graduated from Suffolk County Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Brian T. Mark

Brian is involved in portfolio research and business development for St. James Investment Advisors. Brian is currently enrolled in the Kelly School of Business and Hutton Honors College at Indiana University and will be graduating May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Thomas C. Mark

Thomas is involved in portfolio research and business development for St. James Investment Advisors. Brian is currently enrolled in the Luter School of Business and the Honors Program at Christopher Newport University and will be graduating May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.