Our Team 2017-11-17T17:16:36+00:00

Executive Board

Matthew D. Eitner
Matthew D. Eitner Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Eitner serves as Chief Executive Officer at Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. He joined the firm in 2010 and was named CEO in April 2011. Prior to Laidlaw, Mr. Eitner served as Managing Director of the private client group at Aegis Capital Corp., a private investment firm. Before Aegis Capital, Mr. Eitner was a Vice President at Casimir Capital, a boutique investment bank. Mr. Eitner’s experience includes his role as an equities trader at NDB Capital Markets, now Deutsche Bank, and as an Associate at International Strategy & Investment.

Outside of the Firm, Mr. Eitner is involved in a number of charitable organizations, including Covenant House and Good Counsel Homes. Mr. Eitner is also a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, NJ. Don Bosco Prep is a private, Catholic institution, administered by the Salesians of St. John Bosco.

Ken Mathieson
Ken MathiesonManaging Director and Portfolio Manager

Ken is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Laidlaw Asset Managing LLC. LAM is a Registered Investment Advisor affiliated with Laidlaw & Co ( UK ). Laidlaw is a privately owned, full-service Investment Bank catering to corporations, families, institutional and multigenerational investors. Ken has over 30 years of experience providing clients with investment advice, financial planning, retirement and college saving & insurance coverage.

Before joining Laidlaw, Ken was a Wealth Manager at Steward Partners, Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities.

Ken is incredibly committed to achieving outstanding results for is clients. His goal from day one has been to provide clients with advice, direction, confidence and a well-structured investment strategy to help them achieve their financial goals. Our team provides first class service and well-reasoned advice.

Ken has an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in Maritime Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College.

Hugh Regan
Hugh Regan Executive Director & Head of Laidlaw Private Equity

Mr. Regan serves as Executive Director, Investment Banking & Head of Laidlaw Private Equity. Before joining Laidlaw, Mr. Regan served for nine years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Auerbach, Pollak & Richardson, Inc., an investment banking and securities brokerage boutique.

Before joining Auerbach, Mr. Regan was a founding member, principle shareholder, Executive Vice-President and Director of Laidlaw Holdings, Inc, an asset management and investment banking concern, where he oversaw the corporate finance activities and served as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Regan’s experience includes his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of the management companies overseen by Laidlaw Private Equity. Mr. Regan has also served as the manager of other investment management entities previously or currently involved in investment vehicles focusing on the private securities market. He is a graduate of Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude where he was awarded the Benedict Prize for national achievement in Classics. Mr. Regan also attended Stanford University’s Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and Columbia University Post-Graduate School of Special Studies.

Investment Committee

Ken Mathieson
Ken MathiesonManaging Director and Portfolio Manager

Ken is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Laidlaw Asset Managing LLC. LAM is a Registered Investment Advisor affiliated with Laidlaw & Co ( UK ). Laidlaw is a privately owned, full-service Investment Bank catering to corporations, families, institutional and multigenerational investors. Ken has over 30 years of experience providing clients with investment advice, financial planning, retirement and college saving & insurance coverage.

Before joining Laidlaw, Ken was a Wealth Manager at Steward Partners, Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities. 

Ken is incredibly committed to achieving outstanding results for is clients. His goal from day one has been to provide clients with advice, direction, confidence and a well-structured investment strategy to help them achieve their financial goals. Our team provides first class service and well-reasoned advice.

Ken has an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in Maritime Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College.

Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Brian is a Founding Partner and Managing Director at Laidlaw Asset Management LLC. (LAM).  LAM is a Registered Investment Advisor affiliated with Laidlaw & Co (UK).  Laidlaw is a privately owned, full-service Investment Bank catering to corporations, families, institutional and multigenerational investors.  Brian has over 13 years of experience helping high net worth clients achieve their goals.  Prior to his 7 years at Laidlaw, Brian was a Financial Advisor at Citigroup Smith Barney.

In 2004, Brian graduated from Elmira College with a BA in Business Administration.  At Elmira College he played both Varsity Basketball and Golf, both of which he still enjoys playing today.  Aside from sports, Brian enjoy travelling, playing music and spending time with his family.

As an advisor, Brian is committed to achieving outstanding results for his clients.

Hugh Regan
Hugh Regan Executive Director & Head of Laidlaw Private Equity

Mr. Regan serves as Executive Director, Investment Banking & Head of Laidlaw Private Equity. Before joining Laidlaw, Mr. Regan served for nine years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Auerbach, Pollak & Richardson, Inc., an investment banking and securities brokerage boutique.

Before joining Auerbach, Mr. Regan was a founding member, principle shareholder, Executive Vice-President and Director of Laidlaw Holdings, Inc, an asset management and investment banking concern, where he oversaw the corporate finance activities and served as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Regan’s experience includes his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of the management companies overseen by Laidlaw Private Equity. Mr. Regan has also served as the manager of other investment management entities previously or currently involved in investment vehicles focusing on the private securities market. He is a graduate of Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude where he was awarded the Benedict Prize for national achievement in Classics. Mr. Regan also attended Stanford University’s Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and Columbia University Post-Graduate School of Special Studies.

Operations

Keith Hassan
Keith HassanDirector

Keith Hassan is a Founding Partner and Director at Laidlaw Asset Management LLC (LAM). LAM is a Registered Investment Advisor affiliated with Laidlaw & Co (UK), a privately owned, full-service Investment Bank catering to corporations, families and mutigenerational investors. Keith has extensive experience in the financial services industry and previously held various roles in Institutional Equity Sales and Trading. Prior to joining Laidlaw, he was an Institutional Salesperson and Trader catering to Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund and Pension clients at Convergex Execution Solutions LLC, KCG Inc. and Morgan Stanley. His primary background is in Equities with a focus on Risk Arbitrage and Special Situations investing.

Keith graduated from the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University with a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Finance. An active participant in the Villanova Alumni community, Keith is a member of the Villanova Financial Club where he serves as the Chairman of the Internship Committee. The group provides mentorship and internship opportunities to current University students.

Katina Katsaros
Katina KatsarosAssociate Director

Katina Katsaros, a client service associate with Laidlaw Asset Management, brings 5 and a half years of financial industry involvement to the team. She joined Laidlaw and Company UK LTD, in 2012, and focuses on providing clients with a seamless service experience to achieve their financial goals.

Katina’s primary responsibilities include account maintenance, money movement, and client service. As a client service associate, she cares for Laidlaw Asset Management throughout all phases of the client service commitment and provides executive and operational backing for the advisors and team.
In 2010 Katina earned her BA in Merchandising from LIM College in NYC. She currently resides in Great Neck, NY with her husband Andrew.

James Bello
James BelloDirector of Operations

James Bello serves as Director of Operations at Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. With over 22 years of experience in the securities business, James gained his operational experience working at multiple clearing firms holding various roles.

Prior to Laidlaw, Mr. Bello served as Managing Director of Relationship Management / Sales at Sterne Agee Clearing. Before Sterne Agee, Mr. Bello was a Director of Relationship Management / Sales at Ridge Clearing a Division of Broadridge (previously ADP, Bank of America, and US Clearing). Mr. Bello’s experience includes his role running a trading desk for US Clearing, working as a clerk on the floor of the American Stock Exchange, and working as an equities OTC trader for Fleet Bank. Mr. Bello holds the following licenses, Series 7, 63, 24, 4, and 55.

CFO

John Coolong
John CoolongChief Financial and Chief Compliance Officer

John Coolong joined Laidlaw in May 2011 as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to Laidlaw, Mr. Coolong was Director of Finance at AeropostaleInc, a publicly traded retail company with $2.0 billion in annual Sales. Between 2001-2006, Mr. Coolong was Controller of ElieTahari LTD and the Controller H&M. Mr. Coolong has also worked in the publishing and medical education industries. Mr. Coolong is a Certified Public Accountant and holds Series 7, Series 63, Series 27 and Series 24 Securities License.