Paul F. Testa now serves as Wood's Chairman Emeritus. For over 25 years he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm with responsibility for the overall supervision of the firm's investment activities. Prior to his affiliation with Wood, he was Senior Vice President in charge of equity trading at Burgess & Leith in Boston and was a General partner at Barrett & Company located in Providence, Rhode Island.
He was a member of the Boston Stock Exchange where he served on the Market Surveillance Committee and was also a member of the National and Boston Securities Traders Association. Prior to entering the securities industry, he served on active duty as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Testa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Providence College. He holds Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55 & 63 registrations. This investment professionals registration information can be found on FINRA BrokerCheck.
Donald P. McCarthy is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director at Arthur W. Wood. He has worked at E. F. Hutton, L. F. Rothschild Unterberg & Tobin, Homans McGraw Trull & Valeo and Lehman Brothers. During his tenure in the securities industry he has been involved in all aspects of the investment business including retail sales, institutional sales, syndicate, private placements, business development, corporate finance and investment banking activities, compliance and office management. Mr. McCarthy joined Arthur W. Wood Company, Inc. in 2001 and is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in history. He holds Series 7, 24 & 63 registrations. This investment professionals registration information can be found on FINRA BrokerCheck.
Kristin H. Kennedy serves as President of Arthur W. Wood. She joined Wood in 1982. Since then she has provided expertise in the trading, clearance, operational and compliance arenas. Prior to Wood, she served as a proprietary trader and also worked in the trust department of a large financial institution. For over 20 years, she served on the Boston Stock Exchange Hearing Committee and served on the FINRA District Business Conduct Committee, acting as Chairman for her final year. She served on the Securities Industry Council for Continuing Education - Co-Chair her last year - and is currently on the Securities Industry Continuing Education Content Committee. She is a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. She holds Series 7, 24, 27, 55, 63 & 99 registrations. This investment professionals registration information can be found on FINRA BrokerCheck.
Paul V. Wessling is a Senior Managing Director at Wood. Wessling began his investment career at L. F. Rothschild Unterberg Towbin in institutional sales. He has been a Managing Partner of Robertson, Coleman & Stephens, Needham & company, Hambrecht & Quist and W. R. Hambrecht. He has vast experience in the institutional marketplace as well as private investments and banking. Mr. Wessling is a graduate of Yale University, served in the United States Navy and studied economics at Oxford University in Oxford, United Kingdom. His registrations include Series 7, 24 & 63. This investment professionals registration information can be found on FINRA BrokerCheck.