Fred DiSanto

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Fred DiSanto has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Ancora Group, a registered investment advisor since January 2006.  He became Chairman of the Board in December of 2014.  Fred was the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group from 1998 until December of 2000.  He was responsible for the marketing, sales and financial operations.  Prior to Maxus, Mr. DiSanto was Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management from 1991 until its merger with Maxus Investment Group in 1997.  He began his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in Institutional Equity Sales.

In January 2001 Maxus was sold to Fifth Third Bank.  Mr. DiSanto served as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing Investment Management, Private Banking and Trust and Banking Services.

Mr. DiSanto is currently a Part Chair of The Cleveland Film Commission and is on the boards of Medical Mutual of Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Lorain National Bank, Axia NetMedia Corporation, and WF Hann and Sons.  Previously, he served as chairman of the Board at Regents of St. Ignatius High School and The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, where he is current Trustee.  Mr. DiSanto is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Management Science.  He received his M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management.

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