One Oak Advisory Board

Meet the Board

The One Oak Advisory Board contributes their insights to the firm on business, economic, operational, and strategic perspectives. The members of the Board are Andrew Formato and John McNiff.  Together, they bring substantial experience in financial services and valued insights to the firm's investment process.

Andrew Formato

Andrew Formato is President of Weeden Prime Services LLC. Andy began his career in the Securities Industry in 1992, after having graduated from Trinity College with a BA in History. He worked in various capacities within Institutional sales at Smith Barney, S.C. Bernstein, and then CIBC World Markets, where he was one of the top producers covering Institutional accounts in the firm, before joining Weeden in 2003. Andy was a member of Weeden’s Executive Management Committee and was a board member of Weeden Investors and Pragma Securities, a leading quantitative technology provider.

John McNiff

John McNiff is chairman of Discovery Capital Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in New York City. In 1993, Mr. McNiff co-founded Longwood Investment Advisors, Inc. and served as President from 1993 until 2005. In 1991, Mr. McNiff co-founded Radnor Holdings Corporation, a diversified chemical manufacturer. Mr. McNiff was an associate at the law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell. He has served on the boards of Steel Partners Holdings (NYSE), Colonial Penn Insurance Company, Lincoln Mortgage Company, Chartwell Investment Partners, Radnor Holdings Corporation, Insurance Capital Management, Cooke and Bieler, Winston Partners and Alliance Healthcare. Mr. McNiff was the head of the Board of Trustees of Chestnut Hill Academy. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.