About the Chapter Chairs
Steve Suttmeier, CFA, CMT
Stephen W. Suttmeier, CFA, CMT, is a technical research analyst at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Steve has 18 years of experience in financial services.
Prior to joining the firm in March 2007, Steve was a small-cap equity research analyst at Capital Growth Financial and Joseph Gunnar & Co. Before that, he was senior technical analyst at Informa Global Markets, where he covered the fixed income, foreign exchange and commodity markets.
Steve holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA), CFA Institute (CFAI), the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA). In the MTA, he is on CMT Board of Governors (BoG). The CMT BoG is responsible for the execution of the vision and strategic initiatives of the CMT Program. Steve is also a CMT subject matter expert and a grader for the CMT level III exam.
Steve earned his MBA from Fordham University's Graduate School of Business with a dual concentration in finance and accounting. He completed his undergraduate education at Fairfield University, where he received a bachelor degree with a double major in biology and English. He holds the Series 4, 7, 24, 63 and 87 licenses from the NASD.
Dan Russo, CMT
Dan Russo is an institutional sales professional at Needham and Company where he combines the research being done by the firm's fundamental analysts with his own technical analysis to generate actionable trading and investment ideas for sophisticated investors. Prior to joining Needham in 2011, Dan worked in an institutional sales role at Susquehanna International Group from 2007 – 2011. Before transitioning to the sales desk at Susquehanna he was a Specialist and member at the New York Stock Exchange responsible for maintaining markets in the domestic equities, US-listed foreign equities and closed-end funds.
Dan is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Market Technicians Association. He holds an MBA in finance with an international designation from Fordham University.
Salma Abdulla, CFA, CMT, email@example.com
Salma Abdulla is Portfolio Manager at E. Magnus Oppenheim & Co., Inc., a registered investment advisory firm. She uses both technical and fundamental analysis to run a concentrated equity portfolio for the firm’s clients. Previously, Salma was a Futures Trader at Goldenberg Hehmeyer Trading Co. Ltd. She received her undergraduate degree from McGill University and her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Salma holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations. She also serves as co-chair of the MTA's Women in Technical Analysis committee.