Peter Hapgood,Director, Institutional Services
Peter Hapgood is responsible for establishing and maintaining Intercontinental’s client and consultant relations with a primary focus on the public fund sector.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2010, Mr. Hapgood founded Public Pensions Incorporated, a public pension consulting firm that specializes in providing educational resources and services to public pension systems, organizations and related industry firms and professionals. Peter also worked as a partner in the public funds practice of Nordea Investment Management Company, and he previously served as the national director of public fund marketing for Freedom Capital Management Corporation. He began his professional career as a legislative assistant in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and later taught and coached in the Southbridge, Massachusetts, public schools. Mr. Hapgood left teaching to become the Director of Program Development for the Massachusetts Teacher’s Retirement System and ended his public service career as the Deputy Executive Director for the MTRS in 1994.
Mr. Hapgood currently serves as the educational consultant for the Florida Public Pension Trustee Association (FPPTA) and the Southern Conference on Teacher Retirement (SCTR) designing, coordinating and implementing trustee education programs for both of these organizations. His knowledge, experience and dedication to trustee education are recognized throughout the public pension industry. Peter also serves as the appointed trustee of the Southbridge, Massachusetts, Contributory Retirement System.
Mr. Hapgood earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Nichols College and earned a master’s degree in Education from American International College.firstname.lastname@example.org
John Schmitt,Director, Institutional Services
John Schmitt, Director, Institutional Services, is responsible for establishing and maintaining Intercontinental's client and consultant relationships with a primary focus on the Taft-Hartley sector in the Tri-State area.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2010, Mr. Schmitt has been awarded the Security Mutual President’s Cabinet, the Million Dollar Roundtable (25 years) and Top of the Table (19 years) from the Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Mr. Schmitt has worked with Taft-Hartley union retirement funds since 1973. Prior to starting Schmitt-Sussman Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Schmitt played eleven years with the New York Jets, including winning the 1969 Super Bowl. During his years with the Jets, he served as their Captain, received All Pro Honors for 1968-1969 and received Most Valuable Line Man Honors for 1972. In 1974, John was traded to the Green Bay Packers and retired in 1975.
Mr. Schmitt is active with many charitable organizations and serves as a board member of several institutions, including; The Arthritis Foundation, Big Brothers & Sisters of New York, Nassau & Suffolk County Boy Scouts, Cancer Care, Cerebral Palsy Human Resource Center, Children Diabetes Foundation, Heart Association, Leukemia Society, Marty Lyons Foundation, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Lay Council of St. Paul's Church and Telecare.
Mr. Schmitt graduated from Hofstra University where he lettered in football, track and wrestling. During his years there he was Captain of the track and football teams receiving Little All American Honors and continues to serve on the Hofstra University Pride Club (Scholarship Club).
Bart Weinstein, CAIA,Director, Institutional Services/Research
Mr. Weinstein works closely with institutional investors and investment consultants as part of the Institutional Services team. In addition to his investor relations responsibilities, Mr. Weinstein conducts investment and economic research within the alternative markets for the firm.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2010, Mr. Weinstein was a Deputy Team Leader on the fixed income analytics desk at Bloomberg L.P. in New York City. While at Bloomberg, Mr. Weinstein provided fixed income analysis for financial institutions.
Mr. Weinstein earned his BA in government from Cornell University in email@example.com
Sara Mancuso,Operations Manager, Institutional Services Group
As a member of the Institutional Services team, Ms. Mancuso manages the operations of the sales, service and consultant relations effort. Ms. Mancuso has direct responsibility for overseeing the internal processes relating to marketing & client communication, consultant databases, Request for Proposals (RFPs), monitoring outstanding subscription agreements and for the overall coordination of marketing and client service activity.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2012, Ms. Mancuso graduated with a BS from the University of New Hampshire.firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Harrington, CAIA,Director, Institutional Services
Matthew Harrington is a Director with the Institutional Services group responsible for developing and servicing Intercontinental's clients and consultant relationships.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2014, Mr. Harrington was a Financial Analyst for the Teamsters Local 25 Health Services & Insurance Plan and an Administrator for the Teamsters Local 25 Investment Fund. During this time, Mr. Harrington was a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds.
Mr. Harrington has been a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Massachusetts Bay since 2011.
Mr. Harrington earned his BS from Babson College in 2009, where he was a member of both the varsity hockey and lacrosse teams. He earned his MBA from Northeastern University in email@example.com
Jimmy Beloff,Director, Institutional Services
Mr. Beloff, Director, Institutional Services, is responsible for developing and servicing Intercontinental’s client and consultant relationships with a primary focus on Taft-Hartley and Public funds. Mr. Beloff has over 20 years of experience in both the Taft-Hartley and Public fund market and has previously been recognized as the Taft-Hartley U.S. Marketer of the Year.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 2014, Mr. Beloff worked as a marketer, client service contact, and consultant to institutional asset management firms, primarily in the Taft Hartley and Public Fund sector. Mr. Beloff also worked as a consultant to United Health Care in the labor division.
Mr. Beloff earned his degree in English with a minor in Philosophy from the University of North Dakota.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Phalen,Officer, Institutional Services
Ms. Phalen is a member of the Institutional Services group, with a particular focus on consultant and research analyst relationships. Ms. Phalen also supports the institutional services team with investor relations, technology management, and Request for Proposals (RFP's).
Before joining Intercontinental in 2014, Kristin worked for Boston Financial Data Services as a Senior Auditor, Project Manager and Client Relations Senior Advisor.
Ms. Phalen graduated from Bucknell University, where she earned her BA in Gender Studies and Sociology with a concentration on legal studies. She currently holds a membership with the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Ross Vaillancourt, CAIA,Consultant Relations Officer
Ross Vaillancourt is a member of the Institutional Services group, with a particular focus on developing and servicing relationships with the investment consultant community. Mr. Vaillancourt spearheads the Request for Proposals (RFP's) efforts internally and supports the Institutional Services Group from a client service perspective.
Before joining Intercontinental in 2016, Mr. Vaillancourt was a Senior Associate with Segal Rogerscasey where he worked closely with members of the research team, the consultants, and the clients. While at Segal Rogerscasey, he managed key relationships with investment managers, custodial banks, and third party administrators. Mr. Vaillancourt was responsible for attending quarterly meetings where he provided guidance on plan level performance, investment manager performance, and made recommendations on asset allocation decisions.
Mr. Vaillancourt earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University in 2006, where he was voted team captain and All-America on the varsity men’s soccer email@example.com