Board of Advisors Alumni Award - Nicholas F. Galluccio ’72
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Nicholas F. Galluccio ’72

Nicholas F. Galluccio ’72

English and History


President and Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager

Teton Westwood SmallCap Equity Fund, Teton Advisors, Inc.


Nicholas F. Galluccio, a double major in English and history, earned a BA from the University of Hartford in 1972. He then earned an MA in English from Columbia University in 1973, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1978.

Galluccio was a staff writer for Forbes magazine before joining Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb where he was a security analyst specializing in the semiconductor industry. Galluccio then joined Trust Company of the West (TCW) where he was group managing

director, U.S. Equities and led the investment team for the TCW SmallCap Value Added and TCW MidCap Value Opportunities equity strategies. Galluccio was senior portfolio manager and co-managed both strategies since their inception. In 2008, after a 25-year career with TCW, Galluccio joined Teton Advisors, Inc., a multi-strategy $4 billion asset management company. Today he is president and chief executive officer, as well as portfolio manager of the Teton Westwood SmallCap Equity Fund, Teton Advisors, Inc.

Galluccio has been a columnist for Forbes magazine and has been featured in numerous publications, including Barron’s magazine. He has been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, most recently on the topic of creative destruction in financial services. He has been instrumental in organizing
the “News and Finance Initiative” at Columbia University. He has served on various committees at Middlebury College and Columbia University and has endowed scholarships at the University of Hartford, Columbia Business School, and the athletic programs at the University of Hartford, Middlebury College, and Columbia University. Galluccio also served for four years as board chair of the Greenwich Arch Street Teen Center, and on the board of St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Conn. Galluccio serves on the University of Hartford Board of Regents and on the Executive Advisory Board of the Columbia Business School Program for Financial Studies. He also serves on the regents’ investment subcommittee at the University of Hartford. For more than 15 years, Galluccio and his wife Teri have been involved with Bronx, N.Y.-based City Squash, an urban enrichment program that has provided a pathway out of poverty for scores of underprivileged youth by affording its graduates access to top preparatory schools and colleges. Among his most memorable initiatives was bringing Dionne Warwick back to the University of Hartford for a fabulous concert and fundraiser a decade ago.