William Harnisch, Founder of Peconic Partners

William Harnisch

William Harnisch is an investment professional with more than four decades of industry experience. Holding a BBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York, he began working for Chase Manhattan Bank as an analyst and eventually worked his way up to the position of vice president of special equity investment. William Harnisch later completed his MBA at New York University and joined Forstmann-Leff Associates (FLA) as a research analyst and portfolio manager. He played an integral role in the firm’s managed asset growth from $300 million to $5 billion and became a majority shareholder and CEO.

After FLA was sold, Mr. Harnisch maintained ownership for several years. He established his current business, Peconic Partners, in 2000, and in 2004, he left FLA to focus on his new endeavor. Now serving as the chief investment strategist for Peconic Partners, he oversees all aspects of the firm’s investment process. Mr. Harnisch has helped the firm maintain a compound annual return of over 15 percent since its founding and has focused its investment efforts on assets that can outlast the fluctuating economy.

William Harnisch is a chartered financial analyst. He belongs to the CFA Institute, New York Society of Security Analysts, and Chief Executives Organization.