Mr. Gabelli founded the firm in 1977 as a broker-dealer. The firm has since grown into the diversified financial services corporation it is today. Mr. Gabelli is a leading proponent of the Graham & Dodd School of securities analysis. He is a pioneer in applying Graham & Dodd’s principles to the analysis of domestic, cash generating, franchise companies in a wide range of industries. In addition to his own company, Mr. Gabelli is Vice Chairman & CEO of Lynch Interactive and Vice Chairman of Lynch Corporation. Mr. Gabelli received a Bachelor’s degree at Fordham University and a M.B.A. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.