Founded on Fiduciary Principles
WhaleRock lends predictability to clients’ financial lives through a rules-based investment process, delivered with attentive service. With a policy tailored to each client, our ultimate goal is to achieve wealth preservation and accumulation over generations.
WhaleRock has continued to grow over the last decade and is now helping advise, protect and invest the assets of families, endowments, foundations and institutional investors. The firm provides customized investment advice and asset allocation modeling and implements both strategic and tactical positioning within client portfolios.The WhaleRock lighthouse was built in 1882 as a beacon of safety to guide 19th century mariners who navigated the unpredictable waters off the coast of southern Rhode Island. Today, as it has for centuries, the Whale Rock remains a prominent landmark at the entrance to the west passage of the Narragansett Bay.
Bradley P. Dorman, Esq. | Managing Partner
25+ Years Experience
Focus Area: Chief Investment Officer/CEO
Education: Harvard University
Prior to founding WhaleRock, Brad was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Bank of America and one of its predecessor banks, Fleet Financial Group. In his prior capacity, Brad managed high net worth and institutional portfolios of $550 million and was responsible for overall asset allocation decision making, portfolio construction and implementation.
He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Economics in 1984 and obtained his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1987.
Current Board Memberships:
Board of Directors/Treasurer, Harvard Club of Rhode Island 1994-Present
Board of Directors, Justice Assistance 2005-Present
Investment Committee, Swan Point Cemetery 2011-Present
Former Board Memberships:
Trustee, Heritage Trust of Rhode Island 1992-1995
Trustee, Lincoln School 2000-2006
Trustee, Roger Williams University 2007-2009
Board of Directors, Picerne Military Housing 2007-2012
Tyson C. Reed, Sr. | Partner
Focus Area: President/COO
Education: Villanova University
Tyson joined the firm as a partner in 2014. He brings over 20 years of experience working with ultra high net worth private clients and institutional investment managers, most recently with JP Morgan, where he advised some of the bank’s largest clients in addressing their complex planning, banking, fiduciary, charitable and investment needs.
At WhaleRock, Tyson is responsible for developing and managing relationships with high net worth clients and their families, advising on the full spectrum of wealth management issues, drawing upon the various resources of the firm and its outside network of expert professionals.
Prior to JP Morgan, Tyson was Managing Director at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where he served as a Private Client Advisor to high net worth individuals and their families, including executives, proprietors, and prominent commercial clients. During those years Tyson teamed with WhaleRock Managing Partner Brad Dorman on key relationships, many of which are now here at WhaleRock.
Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2001, he was a Vice President at Thomson Financial, and began his career in 1988 at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, in the Global Custody and Securities division.Tyson currently holds numerous professional securities licenses – Series 7, 66, and 63. Committed to a continuing education, he has completed various executive education courses, including Chartered Trust Financial Analyst (Level I) and the Foundations of Investment Management program at Stanford University. An active member of his community, Tyson serves on the Board of Overseers at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, is a past Trustee of the Providence Preservation Society and member of the Rhode Island Estate Planning Council. Tyson resides with his wife Kristin and their three children in Westwood, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island.
Tyson earned a Bachelor of Arts at Villanova University, and serves as on the Board of the President’s Leadership Council as well as the Capital Campaign Executive Committee.
Kenneth E. Goodreau, CMT | Head of Research & Risk Management
Focus Area: Equities, Risk Management & OCIO
Education: University of Rhode Island
Ken Goodreau joined WhaleRock as a Managing Director in January 2016, bringing nearly twenty years of institutional investment experience to the firm. In his role as Director of Research, Ken is responsible for fundamental research, investment analysis, asset allocation and risk management. Ken also leads the firm’s institutional business, working with foundations, pension plans and endowments.
Prior to joining WhaleRock, Ken served as the Chief Investment Officer of the $8 billion Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island from 2006 to 2012. As the CIO, Ken was responsible for all aspects of investment oversight including asset allocation, risk management and manager due diligence. His risk management expertise helped the fund to avoid large losses during the 2008 Financial Crisis by steering pension plan assets out of $1.3B in sub-prime debt.
“Ken was with me in the trenches through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. He has the experience that can’t be taught and the dedication that is needed when times get tough. When he arrived, Ken proactively positioned the State pension fund out of subprime mortgage bonds, and, as a result, superior performance followed during and after the crisis years,” said Frank Caprio, Former Rhode Island State General Treasurer.
Over the course of his career, Ken has held investment positions at several asset management firms. From 2005 to 2006, Ken was Portfolio Manager and general partner of Knollwood Capital Partners, LLC, an independent hedge fund. Additionally, he was a senior analyst at Leerink Swann, LLC, a leading healthcare investment bank, from 2001 to 2005. More recently, Ken co-founded FlowPoint Capital Partners, a US equity long/short fund.
Ken received a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Rhode Island, and he has held the Chartered Market Technicians designation since 2001.
Nicholas G. Trotman, MBA | Head of Fixed Income
20 Years Experience
Focus Area: Fixed Income & Equities, CCO (chief compliance officer)
Education: Tufts University, Columbia University
Nick joined WhaleRock in January 2017 as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the investment management business with expertise across multiple asset classes and industry sectors.
Prior to WhaleRock, Nick was the COO and co-portfolio manager at a Boston-based long/short hedge fund. At the fund he was responsible for investments in Energy, Industrials, Materials and Utilities and oversaw regulatory compliance and trading operations. Nick spent five years working in the wealth management business for a Greenwich, CT-based investment advisor where he managed an equity income strategy and worked on a high yield municipal bond strategy. Nick’s equity income portfolios significantly outperformed the S&P 500 while generating more than two times the income of the S&P 500. He developed expertise in many of the high yield equity sectors including master limited partnerships, business development companies, real estate investment trusts, income trusts, and closed-end funds. Nick covered Energy, Materials and Industrials for two other long/short hedge funds. He also covered business services and technology services during his four years as a sell-side research analyst.
Nick received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2000 and his bachelors from Tufts University in 1994.
Nick has been a lifelong sailor and recently served as the chairman of the board of a non-profit youth sailing program in Gloucester, MA. He was a two-time All-American sailor at Tufts and has won multiple national championships and two world championships.
Nick is married with three children and lives in Annisquam, Massachusetts.
Malcolm G. Chace, Jr. | Portfolio Manager
20+ Years Experience
Focus Area: Equities
Education: Colby College
Malcolm moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 1996 to join the Providence Investment Advisory Group and later co-founded the Providence office for Baldwin Brothers in 1999, managing over $500 million in assets for high net worth individuals and institutions. In 2008 Malcolm joined Oppenheimer and Company as a managing director and portfolio manager and formed the Nulman/Chace Group. In each capacity, Malcolm was responsible for investment policy, as set allocation by way of custom tailoring portfolios, investment process and relationship management.
Malcolm graduated from Colby College with a BA in Economics and History in 1990.
James B. Webber | Portfolio Manager
Focus Area: Equities
Education: Trinity College
Jerry is a licensed investment representative with over 35 years of experience.
For the last 17 years, Jerry held the position of Vice President and Portfolio Manager at U S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Fleet Financial Group. There he provided customized investment management for individuals and institutions.
Jerry has been a Private Trustee for numerous private trusts since 1996, has been on the Board of Directors for 501(c)(3) Team USA – United States Fly Fishing Competitive Team since 1997, and has been a member of the Providence Society of Financial Analysts since 2001. He is an avid fly fisherman, having fished extensively in Montana, Iceland, and Maine, where he was previously a portfolio manager. Jerry graduated from Trinity College with a BS in 1971.
Robert E. Cusack |Director, Retirement Services
30+ years experience
Focus Area: Fixed Income & Equity
Bob Cusack has been an investment professional for over 35 years, beginning in public finance investment banking at First Boston Corp. in New York City. Over the course of his finance career, Bob has managed bank and insurance company portfolios and advised a five star Morningstar municipal bond mutual fund.
Prior to joining WhaleRock, Bob was Chief Investment Officer at Preferred Asset Management LLC, a private wealth advisory he co-founded in 1997. During his 12 year tenure at Preferred, he advised institutional clients and private investors on matters of investment policy, asset allocation, manager selection and strategic investments. He was more recently a Partner and CIO of Newport Investment Management.
Bob has been a speaker at industry conferences nationally and has written for the business press. Active in civic affairs, Bob serves by gubernatorial appointment on two state boards with finance responsibilities: the Tobacco Settlement Financing Corp. (TSFC) and the Refunding Bond Authority. Bob also is a past trustee of a municipal pension plan and a past president of a private investment organization. He has devoted his efforts to several educational institutions and city government in East Providence, where he was an elected official.
Bob is a 1977 graduate of Fordham University where he majored in Economics, and did graduate studies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Not For Profit:
Member of Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, 2013 – Present
Marketing Committee, Gordon School, 1995-2004
Advisory Board, Randall Children’s Museum, San Francisco, 1997-2000
Member, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Financing Transportation Infrastructure, 2008
Member, Rhode Island State Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, 2002 – 2013
Board, Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation, 2002 – Present
Trustee, East Providence Police and Fire Pension Fund, 2007-2010
Member, Rhode Island Refunding Bond Authority, 2009 – Present
City Council, City of East Providence, RI, 2006-2010
Zoning Board of Review, City of East Providence, RI 2004-2006
Historic Properties Designation and Study Commission, City of East Providence, RI, 1992-2000
Trustee and President, IGWE Trust, LLC, 2005-2010
Peter T. Boss, MBA | Analyst
5+ Years Experience
Focus Area: Alternative Investments
Education: St. Lawrence University, Babson College
He has worked in a variety of fields in New York City over the past 15 years, most notably for Civic Entertainment Group and then in the investment management business in marketing, business development, client relations and sales.
Peter’s area of interest and passion in Family Council Development provides clients with a systematic approach to wealth preservation, understanding money values along with methods to address multi-generation family business complexities.
Peter serves on the board of IQuest Analytics, a semantic search company based in Rhode Island.
He holds a BA in history from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Bryan W. Berard | Director, Sports & Entertainment
3+ Years Experience
Focus Area: Business Development
A native Rhode Islander, Bryan played eleven successful seasons in the National Hockey League before retiring in 2009.
Bryan was drafted 1st overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year in 1996-1997. He was a member of the United States Olympic team in 1998, and in the 2003-2004 season he received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game of hockey.
Lisa M. Farias | Office Manager
25+ years experience
Lisa has over 25 years of administrative and operational experience in financial services. Lisa worked with and supported Brad and Jerry at Bank of America and Fleet Investment Advisors and has been with WhaleRock since inception. Lisa’s experience spans the retail and institutional brokerage arenas as well as high net worth and institutional wealth management service and administration.
Rosemary DaSilva | Senior Portfolio Administrator
30+ years experience
Rosemary DaSilva brings more than 30 years experience in financial administration, client service and operational experience to a firm that is rapidly expanding.
As a WhaleRock Senior Portfolio Administrator, Rosemary is responsible for assisting portfolio managers with account performance and portfolio administration, as well as account rebalancing and client reviews.
Prior to joining WhaleRock, DaSilva was an Assistant Vice President at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Rosemary was Assistant Vice President at Columbia Management Advisors, a subsidiary of FleetBoston Financial Corporation, where she oversaw various financial, administrative and technical functions for investment advisors and their administrators.
Prior to joining Columbia Management Advisors in 1999, Rosemary held positions at Fleet National Bank and Old Stone Bank.
A resident of Cranston, RI, she is a trustee at the Cranston Public Library and a volunteer at Trinity Repertory Company and Ocean State Theater Company.