Mr. Samelson has interacted extensively with the media. He has appeared on CNBC and been quoted in a range of major publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Business Week as well as appearing as a guest on CNBC and National Public Radio’s Marketplace. He has also been quoted in various trade publications, including Institutional Investor, Trader Magazine, Advanced Trading, Wall Street & Technology, Wall Street Letter, Trading Technology Week, and Securities Industry News.
Prior to founding Woodbine Associates, Mr. Samelson was a senior analyst at Aite Group focusing on equity-related topics. He has also served as Director of Product Management at Liquidnet, Inc. where he contributed to enhancements of Liquidnet “Classic” and performed the initial planning for the company’s trading desk. Prior to that, Mr. Samelson served as Vice President of Global Portfolio Sales and Trading with Investment Technology Group (ITG), where he developed portfolio and single-stock trading business and managed trading relationships with investment management, mutual fund and hedge fund clients. He also worked in portfolio trading at Lehman Brothers and as a as a financial risk management consultant at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Samelson began his career as a banking officer in the Europe Division of Irving Trust Company.
Mr. Samelson received an M.B.A. in Finance and Business Policy from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia College of Columbia University. He has held FINRA Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 licenses.