Key Professionals

Wilfred J. Meckel II  

Senior Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer

Founder of Marque Millennium Group (1990). Previously, Bill was at J. & W. Seligman & Co for 17 years. He was a member of the 6-person management committee, responsible for a diversified investment firm that included investment management, mutual fund marketing, and brokerage. He has been a member of the American and Boston Stock Exchanges, chairman of the New York District of the Securities Industry Association, member of the NASD District Business Conduct Committee, a member of the NYSE Specialty Firms Advisory Committee, and director of the SIA-NY Economic Education Foundation. He is president and director of the Brown University Club in New York. A graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City, Bill has an A.S. from Brown University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School..

John R. McDonnell
Senior Vice President and Principal
John assists in the monitoring of client portfolios and the marketing of the firmís investment strategy.  He has extensive experience in the trading and analysis of the behavior of equity securities.  He was a senior manager at a New York Stock Exchange floor broker, a senior vice president and head of over-the-counter trading at Invesco, a senior trader at Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley Asset Management, and prior to that, at J.& W. Seligman & Co., where he worked with Bill Meckel, a founder of Marque Millennium.  John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

S. Kris Kaufman

Director of Quantitative Research

Kris has been associated with Marque Millennium Capital Management since 1995. From 1988 he has been president and chief executive officer of Parallax Financial Research. Prior to that he was senior staff geophysicist at Sierra Geophysics, which was a subsidiary of Halliburton. He has lectured on and published a variety of articles on behavioral finance, covering such topics as chaos theory, neural networks and non-linear cycles in financial markets, in addition to the geophysics of underground nuclear explosions, seismic wave propagation, and the tidal triggering of earthquakes. Kris has a B.S. in Math and Physics from the University of Colorado.

Douglas C. Frick

Consulting Director of Information Technology

Doug has been associated with Marque Millennium Capital Management since 1995. From 1988 he has been vice president, operations for Parallax Financial Research. Prior to that he was manager of software engineering at Sierra Geophysics. He specializes in the integration and automation of large software programs, using diverse but related databases.  Doug has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Washington and an M.Sc. in information and computer sciences from the University of Hawaii.  

John F. Stuart  

Consulting Director of Marketing Services  

John has been associated with Marque Millennium since 2007. He is responsible for client communications and marketing strategies for the firm. John began his career in the Portfolio Management department of a major retail stockbroker and subsequently moved to consumer products marketing. During a 30-year career, John worked with JWT and Wells Rich Green on major packaged goods clients including Procter & Gamble and Unilever. He and a colleague then started their own marketing firm, broadening their client base to include financial services and biotechnology firms.  In addition to building and maintaining client relationships, John brings positioning, market research and new product development capability to Marque Millennium. John has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. 

Eileen A. Guardiano

Partner, Administrative Director & Client Service

Eileen has been associated with Marque Millennium since the very beginning of the firm, 1990.  Eileen made partner in 1997. She started her career with a British investment bank, Guinness Mahon Inc., in much the same capacity.  Eileen is very knowledgeable with computers, including Advent Portfolio System, Reuters, Baseline, Front Page, PowerPoint and numerous others.  She has been interacting with our clients and custodians for nearly two decades.  She handles all portfolio maintenance, performance measurement, monthly client reporting and backup for Bill Meckel and John McDonnell when trading.