Our Team

J.V. Shields, Jr.

J.V. Shields, Jr. is Chairman of Wellington Shields & Company. He previously had been the Director of Corporate Finance at H.N. Whitney Goadby & Company. He is responsible for the development of the firm's corporate policy and serves on the Investment Committee of the investment advisory affiliates. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BBH Funds, which is the mutual fund group of Brown Brothers Harriman, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods, Inc., a NYSE food company. He received his B.S. in Finance and Economics from Georgetown University.

David V. Shields

David Shields joined the New York Stock Exchange as a member in 1966. In 1982, he and his brother co-founded Shields & Company. From 1980-1986 Mr. Shields served as President of the Alliance of Floor Brokers of the NYSE and was selected as a Governor of the NYSE in 1982. In 1986, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the NYSE and served three terms. He is a director of the National Organization of Investment Professionals and a past Chairman. He holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and a MSc Economics from the London School of Economics.

W. Jameson McFadden

In addition to being President of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC, where he has served as an Analyst since 2005, Jameson McFadden is President and CEO of Capital Management Associates, a Registered Investment Advisor and affiliate of WSC. Mr. McFadden also serves on the Wellington Shields Investment Committee. He holds a series 7, 24, 63, and 65 and is a 2004 graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and has an MBA in Finance & Management from the N.Y.U Stern School of Business.

Paul Gulden
Co-Chairman Investment Committee/Portfolio Manager

Mr. Gulden was a division Head and Chief Investment Officer of H.G. Wellington Capital Management prior to the formation of WSCM. Formerly, he was a General Partner and Senior Portfolio Manger of McMullen & Hard and an investment specialist at the Bank of New York. From July 2002 to November, 2006 he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Pax Growth Fund, a multi-cap socially responsible growth fund. Mr. Gulden received a B.A. at the University of Virginia and studied accounting and economics at the N.Y.U. Graduate School of Business. 

Ralph Scarpa
Managing Member

Ralph Scarpa is a managing member of Wellington Shields & Company, LLC. Mr. Scarpa has held a variety of managerial and investment advisory positions at a major New York City bank and other New York Stock Exchange member firms. He is past president of the Consumer Analysts of New York and the Pace University Alumni Association. He received his BA in Finance from Pace University and attended New York University Graduate School of Business.

Tim Grant
Vice Chairman

Thomas W. Grant is the Vice Chairman of Wellington Shields Capital Management. He previously had been the President, CEO, and Director of The Pax World Funds, the first socially responsible mutual fund group. He was a partner and managing director of Fahnestock & Co for 24 years prior to joining H.G. Wellington & Co as President/CEO in 1991. He served on the board of N.A.S.D. (District 12) and was a director of the Securities Investor Protection Corp (S.I.P.C.) from 2003-2007. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), BA class of 1963.

Larry Shadek
Managing Member

Laurence A. Shadek worked for Moore & Schley as a registered representative and limited partner from 1973-1985. In 1985 he purchased an interest in Stillman, Maynard & Co which merged with the H.G. Wellington & Co in 1986. He was a managing director of H.G. Wellington from 1986-2009 when the firm merged with Shields & Company. He is currently a managing director of Wellington Shields and Co., LLC.
Mr. Shadek is chairman of the Pax World Management Company, adviser to the Pax World funds, a leader in ESG investing which considers environmental, social and governance issues. He has served as a panelist for the NYSE Department of Enforcement Hearing Board, as a NYSE Arbitrator, and was past president of the Wall Street Sales Management Association.
Mr. Shadek is a 1972 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and currently serves on their Board of Trustees. He has an MBA in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business Administration.