Sales

Cornerstone Macro’s Sales team is comprised of 16 salespeople who specialize in macro.

Our sales group delivers the macro message to clients in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and Latin America.

Our clients include banks, endowments, family offices, hedge funds,  insurance companies, mutual funds and pension funds.

Our sales team facilitates client meetings, conference calls, research dinners and customized requests as they help deliver a customized product to institutional clients on topical issues while cutting through the noise in the market.

Sales Team

Jason Glazer – COO

Elise Byrnes

Frank Chiodi

Anthony Costanzo

Rachel Deneault

Jay Glickson

Fernando Irausquin

Lee Jekos, CFA

Eric Lupton

Peter Naso

Tim Perley

Julia Perotti

John Pietanza

Brian Raabe

Keith Reilly

Matt Scouten

Ambreen Shah, CFA

Thomas Thayer

JasonChief Operating Officer
Office: 212-257-4946
jglazer@cormacteam.com

Jason Glazer joined Cornerstone Macro in July 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Jason spent 1 ½ years at Cowen & Company where he was a Managing Director and Regional Manager for New York Hedge Fund Sales following their acquisition of Dahlman Rose. Previously, Jason spent 6 years at Dahlman Rose as a Managing Partner where he was Co-Head of Equities & Head of Sales. Jason spent 8 ½ years as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns, first as a healthcare sales specialist and then as a hedge-fund sales specialist. Jason started his career at Eli Lilly & Company in Pharmaceutical Sales. Jason graduated from Bucknell University with a BA in Economics & Political Science and has an MBA in Finance & International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business; which includes a semester in European Management Studies at Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) Paris in Jouy-en-Josas, France.

EliseInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4984
ebyrnes@cormacteam.com

Elise Byrnes is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro, covering New York as well as California. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Elise spent three years in Institutional Sales as an Associate Managing Director at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI.) Elise started her career as an intern at ISI on the Economics team working with Nancy Lazar. Elise graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a BA in Political Science and Minors in Economics & International Studies.

FrankInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4982
fchiodi@cormacteam.com

Frank Chiodi is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Frank was a Senior Managing Director and Partner at International Strategy and Investment (ISI) where he worked from the firm’s founding in 1991 to 2013. Frank started his career at Jennison Associates where he was Manager of Portfolio Accounting/Client Services. Frank graduated from West Virginia University where he earned a B.S. of Accounting/M.B.A in Finance. He also holds an M.A. degree in America Studies from Columbia University.

AnthonyInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4991
acostanzo@cormacteam.com

Anthony Costanzo is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Anthony started his career at Telsey Advisory Group where he specialized in delivering consumer equity research across 18 verticals to institutional clients from December 2010 to November 2013. Anthony graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in Psychology.

Institutional Sales
Office: (212) 257-4994
rdeneault@cormacteam.com

Rachel Deneault joined Cornerstone in 2016 as a sales assistant. During the summer of 2016 she interned for Morgan Stanley Investment Management as a Summer Analyst with the Global Equity Trading Team. Rachel graduated from Franklin Pierce University with her bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance after only three years. While at Franklin Pierce she was a member of the varsity field hockey team, a student ambassador, an accounting tutor, and an inductee of Sigma Beta Delta National Business Honor Society. Rachel also attended Wachusett Regional High School where she was a four year letter holder in field hockey as well as captain of the girl’s golf team.

JohnInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4985
jglickson@cormacteam.com

Jay Glickson is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Jay was a Partner and Managing Director at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI) from 2002-2013. Prior to ISI, Jay was at CIBC Oppenheimer in the Corporate Executive Service Group. He received an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland at College Park and obtained an MBA from The George Washington University.

FernandoSales
Office: 212-257-4987
firausquin@cormacteam.com

Fernando A. Irausquin is member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Fernando served as Head of International Institutional Services at Wolfe Trahan & Co from February 2012 to May 2013. Fernando was previously a Partner at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI) from 2000-2012, where he was active in establishing, maintaining and growing the firm’s largest international client relationships. Prior to ISI, Fernando was at Paine Webber and BEA Associates in Asset Management and Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund Management. Fernando started his career in 1990 as an analyst in the Emerging Markets M&A and Corporate Finance division at Bankers Trust. Fernando graduated cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and Finance and a BA in Asian Studies.

LeeInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4981
ljekos@cormacteam.com

Lee Jekos is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Lee was a partner at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI) from 2001-2013, covering US and Canadian accounts on the Institutional Sales desk. Prior to ISI, Lee worked for three years at Greenwich Associates, a market-research based consulting firm. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1997 with degrees in economics and psychology, and is a CFA charterholder.

LeeInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4986
elupton@cormacteam.com

Eric Lupton is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone in May 2015, Eric was a salesperson at MSCI where he was responsible for coverage of plan sponsor relationships in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and New York City. Eric began his career as an equity research analyst at Chilton Investment Company. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Union College, and a Masters of Business Administration from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Institutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4952
pnaso@cormacteam.com

Peter Naso joined Cornerstone Macro in April 2016 as a member of Institutional Sales team. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Peter spent six months as a Global Macro Analyst at Verition Fund. Previously, Peter spent 2 years at Wall Street Access and 4 years at Direct Access Partners as a Vice President of Technical Research Analyst covering Global Macro. Prior to becoming a Technical Research Analyst Peter was an Execution Trader at Quadrum Capital Management. Peter started his career at Direct Access Partners as an Institutional Equity Sales Trader in 2005. Peter graduated Baruch College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Investments. Peter lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife and is an avid soccer fan.

Institutional Sales
Office: 646-517-1324
tperley@cormacteam.com

Tim Perley joined the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro in July of 2017. Prior to Cornerstone Macro, he was a part of the Trading Solutions department at Bloomberg LP where he was responsible for providing premium custom service to all institutional clients of Bloomberg’s buy side trading platform. Tim graduated from Bucknell University in 2015 with a BA in both, Economics and Political Science. While at Bucknell, Tim was a captain for the Men’s Swim team where he was named the winner of the 2015 Dearstyne-Dorr Award as voted by the Men’s Team for showcasing outstanding leadership in and out of the athletic arena. Tim also attended Iona Preparatory School, where he served as captain for both, the football team and swim team.

Institutional Sales
Office: 646-517-1323
jperotti@cormacteam.com

Julia Perotti joined the Institutional Sales Team at Cornerstone Macro in June 2017. Previously, Julia spent six years at Strategas Research Partners, where she was responsible for acquiring and growing institutional client relationships, primarily in Texas and New York City. Prior to that, Julia worked for New York Life’s mutual fund company, MainStay Investments, where she oversaw the distribution of mutual funds and separately managed accounts to financial advisors in various regions. Julia graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007 with a BS in Marketing and a Minor in International Business, which included a semester abroad at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, Italy.

johnpInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4993
jpietanza@cormacteam.com

John Pietanza is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, John was a Managing Director at Miller Tabak + Co., LLC, in Institutional Equity & Derivative Research Sales & Trading from 2005-2014, and as a Macroeconomic and Bond Market Strategist from 2002-2004, in which he focused on various fixed income instruments and commodities. Prior to Miller Tabak, John worked at JP Morgan Securities from 1997-2002 as a trader on the US Treasury Desk, primarily focused on the short end of the treasury curve, and also short duration FNMA, FHLMC, FHLB bonds. John began his career at Smith Barney in 1996 as a sales liaison for TRAK, a $6 billion asset allocation service. John graduated from St John’s University with a degree in Finance and studied Yield Curve Analysis at the New York Institute of Finance.

BrianInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4990
braabe@cormacteam.com

Brian joined Cornerstone Macro shortly after the firms’ founding and manages relationships from Baltimore to Boston. Prior to joining Cornerstone he managed the launch of a number of US and European firms research and sales operations. Brian was Head of Sales at Empirical Research Partners covering accounts throughout the US and Europe. He joined Empirical from Sanford C. Bernstein where he held roles of increasing responsibility leading up to Head of the Large Markets desk managing the firms most substantial relationships. Brian spent a dozen combined years in the corporate world at the outset of his career with GE Capital and IBM in financial planning, marketing, M&A and risk management roles. He holds a BBA in Finance from Western Connecticut and an Executive MBA from Columbia.

KeithInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4983
kreilly@cormacteam.com

Keith Reilly is a member of the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro. Prior to joining Cornerstone Macro, Keith was previously a Partner at International Strategy and Investment Group (ISI) from 1996-2013, where he was active in establishing, maintaining and growing some of the firm’s largest client relationships. Prior to ISI, Keith was at Dreyfus Corporation and JP Morgan. Keith started his career in 1988 as a Financial Consultant at and Johnston , Lemon and Company. Keith graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Economics.

MatthewInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4989
mscouten@cormacteam.com

Matt Scouten joined the Sales team at Cornerstone Macro in May of 2015. Prior to Cornerstone, he worked as a Sales Manager for Tom Cody Design where he was responsible for sales in North America. Matt graduated from Siena College in 2012 with a BA in Finance.

ambreensInstitutional Sales
Office: (212) 257-4954
ashah@cormacteam.com

Ambreen Shah joined the Institutional Sales team at Cornerstone Macro in October 2015. She has a strong background in macro research sales, having joined International Strategy and Investment (ISI) in 2007 on their sales desk. After ISI, Ambreen was a founding partner at Renaissance Macro from March 2011 to June 2014. Most recently, she was a managing director in sales at GMP Securities focused on the energy sector. Ambreen began her career at Wachovia Securities, first as an investment banking analyst and then moved into equity sales trading. She graduated from Colgate University with a BA in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

TomThayerInstitutional Sales
Office: 212-257-4992
tthayer@cormacteam.com