Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Fred DiSanto is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ancora. He became the Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and Chairman in 2014. Mr. DiSanto leads Ancora and its three Registered Investment Advisors along with its Broker Dealer. Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. DiSanto served as the Executive Vice President and Manager of the Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisors Division overseeing Investment Management, Private Banking and Trust and Banking Services. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Maxus Investment Group from 1998 until December of 2000, which was subsequently sold to Fifth Third Bank in January 2001. In his role at Maxus, he was responsible for the marketing, sales and financial operations. He also served as Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management from 1991 until its merger with Maxus Investment Group in 1997.
Mr. DiSanto began his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in Institutional Equity Sales. Mr. DiSanto is currently on the boards of The Eastern Company (EML), Alithya (ALYA) and Regional Brands, Inc. (RGBD). He is also on the Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University. Fred is a former Chairman of the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School and former Chairman and current Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. He is a past Board Member of Lorain National Bank (LNBB) and Parkview Federal Savings Bank (PVFC). Fred earned a Bachelor degree in Management Science from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management (Cleveland, Ohio).