The Iona College Campus Quad

Joseph R. Kolinsky '92

Born and raised on City Island, Joseph graduated from Iona with a B.A. in Economics in 1992, giving him the solid foundation he required to cultivate a career in the finance industry for the past 29 years. During his time at Iona, Joseph spent a significant amount of his time in the Rudin Center as a peer tutor. He also rowed crew for three years, where he came to greatly appreciate the value of good timing, hard work and dedication. Joseph also was a tenor in the Iona Singers, an active participant in the Gaelic, Italian, and Economics clubs, covered the crew team for the school newspaper and was a chairperson for the Iona College Modern Language Day Contest, overseen by Br. Cussen. For the education he received – both inside and outside of the classroom – he will always be eternally grateful.

He began his career in client services, operations, accounting, and internal audit positions within the investment management industry, and then used this combined experience to transition into compliance positions for both mutual funds and investment advisers. He was Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Operations for 13D Management LLC, before moving to Orange County, California in 2018. He is currently the Compliance Manager for Chandler Asset Management Inc., in San Diego.

Joseph took his passion for training developed during his years on the Iona Crew Team and has run well over 40 marathons & triathlons for charities over the years. In 2015, he ran from San Francisco to Anaheim, California in 18 days to raise money to combat Spinal Muscular Atrophy – the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two in the world. He became a Certified Ironman Coach in 2017, and has helped over 50 athletes cross finish lines across the country.