Contact Information for the MainStay Investments RIA Team

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  • Brendan Gundersen
    Managing Director,
    Head of Sales, Institutional Intermediary Business

    brendan_gundersen@newyorklife.com

    Mr. Gundersen has over 20 years of industry experience and joined New York Life & MainStay Investments in December 2014 to lead the newly formed Institutional Intermediary Channel. Mr. Gundersen's responsibilities include leading, building, and growing the Institutional Intermediary Channel, which includes four unique segments of like-minded fiduciary consumers of our investment solutions: Private Bank and Trust; Large RIAs; Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO); and Research Platforms. Previously Mr. Gundersen worked for BlackRock, where he spent the last eight years building a market-leading business and strong partnerships across a variety of institutional and fiduciary clients. He led the effort across many product solutions including their ETFs, alternatives, SMAs, and active mutual funds. Mr. Gundersen received his BS from the State University of New York – Plattsburgh and received his MBA in Finance from the University at Albany.

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  • Scott Thies, Senior Vice President,
    External Advisor Consultant

    973-713-6655
    scott_thies@nylim.com

    Mr. Thies joined New York Life Investment Management in 2001 as an internal wholesaler, before joining MainStay Investment's Institutional Advisory Services Group. Previously, Mr. Thies was an Internal Wholesaler for AXA Advisors in its Retail Sales Group. Prior to that, he was a Financial Advisor with John Hancock. Mr. Thies earned a BS from Quinnipiac University and has 15 years of investment experience.

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  • Greg Zipoli, Senior Vice President,
    External Advisor Consultant

    312-972-9158
    greg_zipoli@nylim.com

    Mr. Zipoli has over 20 years of industry experience and joined Mainstay Investment’s Institutional Intermediary Business in August of 2015 to work with large RIAs, Single Family Offices, Private Banks, and Trust Companies in the Midwest. Prior to Mainstay, Greg was with Cedar Capital and since 1997 has worked extensively with RIAs and other intermediaries at organizations such as Fidelity Investments, Pershing Advisor Solutions, and State Street Global Advisors. Greg received his BS from Ithaca College and holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

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  • Tom Entwistle, Senior Vice President,
    External Advisor Consultant  

    845-558-2970
    tom_entwistle@nylim.com

    Mr. Entwistle joined New York Life/MainStay Investments in 2011 as an Internal Investment Consultant covering Independent Financial Advisors before joining the Institutional Intermediary Channel in April, 2014. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with Wealth Advisory Group in 2010. Mr. Entwistle earned a B.S. in Finance with a Minor in Economics from The University of Hartford.

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  • Paul T. Massie, CFA, CAIA, Director,
    Relationship Manager

    212-576-3344
    paul_massie@nylim.com

    Mr. Massie joined the MainStay Investments Relationship Management team in 2012. He’s responsible for building out relationships across the RIA and Private Bank Channels as it relates NYLIM’s mutual fund and ETF suite. Most recently he was the Director of Research and Competitive analysis for the Institutional Advisory Services team at MainStay. Mr. Massie joined New York Life Investments in 2008 as an internal wholesaler before joining MainStay Investment's Institutional Advisory Services Group in 2010. Previously, he worked at NYLIFE Securities, the brokerage unit of New York Life, where he was the supervisor of the trading and investor relations departments. Prior to that, he was with Northwestern Mutual as an agent. Mr. Massie graduated from S.U.N.Y. Cortland in 2004 with a degree in Economics, and became a CFA charter holder in 2010 and a CAIA charter holder in 2014.

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  • Hank Espinosa, Senior Associate,
    Internal Advisor Consultant

    212-576-5630
    henry_espinosa@nylim.com

    Mr. Espinosa joined New York Life & Mainstay Investments in 2009 and is responsible for client service supporting Institutional Intermediary Channel. Most recently he worked as a Regional Vice President covering Independent Financial Advisors before joining the Institutional Intermediary Channel in 2012. He began his career with AllianceBernstein as a regional consultant covering wirehouses. Mr. Espinosa graduated from Seton Hall University earning a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He holds a Series 7 and 66 license.

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  • Brian O'Donoghue, Senior Associate,
    Internal Advisor Consultant

    917-860-9382
    brian_odonoghue@nylim.com

    Joined New York Life/Mainstay Investments in 2006 as an Internal Salest Consultant for the retail sales group, Wirehouse and Independent Channel before joining the Institutional Advisory Services Group in April, 2014 as a Regional Consultant. He previously worked as an Investor Services Representative for Sentinel Asset Management. Mr. O'Donoghue earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Vermont. He has 10 years of industry experience.

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  • Timothy B. Radice, Senior Associate,
    Internal Advisor Consultant

    212-576-3343
    timothy_radice@newyorklife.com

    Mr. Radice joined New York Life & MainStay Investments in 2012 and is responsible for client service supporting RIA & Wealth Management firms. Previously he covered Independent Broker Dealers before joining the RIA & Wealth Management group in 2014. Prior to joining MainStay Investments, he was a commodities trader working as an options market maker in frozen concentrated orange juice and cocoa on the NYBOT. Mr. Radice graduated from SUNY Albany earning a B.S. in Business Administration. He also holds a Series 7 and 66 license.

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  • Wyman Chu
    Associate, ETF Portfolio Specialist

    212-576-7909
    wchu@indexiq.com

    Wyman Chu is Associate, ETF Portfolio Specialist at IndexIQ responsible for ETF sales and distribution in partnership with MainStay Investments Institutional Intermediate Distribution. He joined IndexIQ in 2014 bringing a special knowledge of the alternative investment landscape with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining IndexIQ, Wyman was an institutional equity and derivatives salesperson covering asset managers and hedge funds.

    Wyman holds FINRA Series 7 & 63. He earned his BA in History from Colgate University.

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