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Our Team

SchiffGold’s Precious Metals Specialists are trustworthy and knowledgeable advisors who understand and share Peter Schiff’s investment philosophy. We believe passionately in the importance of sound money and take pride in helping customers secure their financial future against a global currency crisis.

Offering customers an easy way to invest in precious metals at low prices is of utmost importance to us. Our Specialists are more than happy to explain the different products available, and make recommendations that suit your personal needs.

Peter Schiff, Chairman

Peter Schiff is an internationally recognized economist specializing in the foreign equity, currency and gold markets. Mr. Schiff made his name as President and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital. He frequently delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences, and is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Time and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, as well as hosting his own weekly radio show, Wall Street Unspun. He is also the author of the bestselling books: "Crash Proof," "The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets," and the recently released: "Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse".

Executive Team

Matt Malleo

Executive Director and Senior Precious Metals Specialist
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Matt has worked for Schiff Gold from almost day one. He was formally educated at Cornell University, where he studied business and played on the varsity football team. During his time at Cornell, he found himself challenging the Keynesian economic philosophies put forth by his classmates and professors. He studied Austrian economics on his own, and followed sound money writers such as Peter Schiff. While still in college, he made his first investments in gold and silver. That passion for gold and silver led Matt to pursue a career in the precious metals industry. The day after graduation from Cornell, he co-founded a precious metals company. After a successful start, Matt sold his portion of the company to help care for his ill mother. In addition to being a Specialist, Matt is Managing Director at SchiffGold and reports directly to Peter Schiff. Matt and his wife Kaitlynn recently welcomed a new son Matthew into the world. Matt serves as one of the founding board members on the NYC board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). In his free time Matt enjoys sports, exercise and health food. He was raised in New Jersey.

Jonathan Sosnay

Executive Director and Senior Precious Metals Specialist
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As Executive Director, Jonathan oversees the growth & development of SchiffGold and works closely with high net worth investors and institutional clients. He started his investment career at Euro Pacific Capital headquarters in Westport, Connecticut, where his experience included work with The Perth Mint Gold Certificate Program. In September 2011, he joined SchiffGold in midtown Manhattan to continue his passion for sound money and honest, personalized customer service during uncertain economic times. Jon is a student of the Austrian School of economic thought, including a strong critique of current monetary policy and the central banking system. Using both technical and fundamental analysis, Jonathan works closely with his clients to not only build a position but also form an exit strategy when gold ultimately reaches the end of its bull cycle. Jon is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington and holds a FINRA Series 7 license. He enjoys tennis, travel, and trading..

Precious Metals Specialists

Fabian Gambino

Director of Technology and Senior Precious Metals Specialist
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Fabian was introduced to precious metals investing as a tool for wealth preservation through the 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaign. Congressman Paul’s stark contrast from the other candidates and his unconventional economic views led Fabian to the Austrian School of Economics and the writings of Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, and Murray Rothbard. He made his first physical precious metals investment when he was 17 and has been actively investing since. Fabian graduated from the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Finance. He enjoys sports, cooking, and piano.

Joel Bauman

Senior Precious Metals Specialist
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Joel is a life-long student of the financial markets and a passionate believer in precious metals. He holds a master's degree in Financial Economics and is a professional foreign currency trader. He has spent hundreds of hours creating and programing a successful financial trading system rooted in technical analysis. Joel started following Peter Schiff after hearing his speech at the 2006 Western Regional Mortgage Bankers Conference, in which Peter correctly forecast the real estate bubble. Peter’s precious metals advocacy, combined with Joel's Austrian-influenced graduate studies, lead Joel to believe in the key economic role and monetary significance of gold and silver. As a volunteer Sunday school teacher, Joel has a natural passion for teaching and sharing truth. In his spare time, Joel enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, swimming, and a good game of croquet.

JD Bauman

Senior Precious Metals Specialist
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An avid reader, JD took to studying history and philosophy early in his life. The arguments of free market thinkers like Frédéric Bastiat and Thomas Woods convinced JD that a free society requires a stable form of money, specifically gold and silver. Later on, JD's brother Joel introduced him to Peter Schiff, who helped him get started with physical precious metals investing. JD later left his position teaching economics to join his brother and the SchiffGold team. JD acknowledges the personal responsibility to be a good steward of one’s own wealth. He is always glad to work one-on-one with clients to better understand their situation and help them keep their savings safe. In his free time, JD enjoys exploring new music of all genres, attending church, and spending quality time with friends and family.


Valerie Alikakos

Staff Accountant

Valerie is SchiffGold's Staff Accountant. She has over 30 years of experience in financial management, including long time experience at Big 4 Public Accounting Firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. She uses this experience and applies it to improve our business practices and strengthen financial control oversight. Prior to working at SchiffGold, Valerie worked as an Engagement Management Coordinator at Ernst & Young, and then as an Accountant at Innovation Ads. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, shopping, decorating, and music.