Brian Sponheimer, Senior Vice President at Gabelli & Company, Inc., joined the firm in July 2008 as a Research Analyst covering automotive and truck suppliers. He currently leads Gabelli & Company, Inc.’s automotive research team as well as the firm’s industrial platform. He began his business career as an Equity Sales Trader at CIBC World Markets in New York and Boston. Mr. Sponheimer graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in government and received an MBA in finance and economics from Columbia Business School.