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David Mason Basten Managing Director

David Mason Basten

Managing Director

David began his career at Yorktown in April of 2001. In addition to his duties as a portfolio manager, David is responsible for expanding Yorktown’s product distribution capabilities and also serves as an inside director to the Yorktown Board.
A graduate of Liberty University, David earned a degree in Multi-Disciplinary studies focusing on Business & Religion.

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Wayne LaPlante Senior Director
Northeast

Wayne LaPlante

Senior Director
Northeast
Wayne has over 25 years of financial services experience. Before joining the team at Yorktown Funds, Wayne served as a Senior Director for Principal Funds. Wayne has several industry awards to his name and has earned the Accredited Investor Fiduciary Designation (AIF®). He is a graduate of University of Houston, having earned his Bachelor’s in Finance. Wayne and his wife reside in Richmond, VA.
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Hernaldo Rivera, Jr. Senior Director
South

Hernaldo Rivera, Jr.

Senior Director
South
Hernaldo has over 22 years of financial services experience. Immediately before joining Yorktown in 2014, he spent five years as Regional Vice President at BNY Mellon/Dreyfus Funds. While leading the firm’s sales efforts in South Texas and Louisiana, he was a two-time President’s Club award winner and was also named Southern Division Wholesaler of the Year in 2013.
Hernaldo graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and now lives in Houston.
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Randy Erwin Senior Director
Midwest

Randy Erwin

Senior Director
Midwest
Randy is a 27 year veteran of the financial services industry.
Immediately before joining Yorktown Funds, he served as Midwest Regional Director at Stadion Money Management. Previously, Randy worked at AXA Distributors, first as a wholesaler and subsequently as Western Division Sales Manager. He started his wholesaling career in 1994, covering banks and wirehouse firms for Essex Corporation. Randy began his career as an independent advisor with IDS/American Express, where he served as both a bank investment advisor and a bank program manager.
A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Randy earned degrees in Business Economics and Marketing.
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Pat Connors Senior Director
West 

Pat Connors

Senior Director
West Coast
Pat has over 17 years of financial services experience, working with both individual and institutional clients. His prior experience includes serving as a Regional Vice President for Columbia Management, as well as positions at a boutique investment company and a large retirement service provider.
Pat graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
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Geossie Pasuquin Regional Sales Associate

Geossie Pasuquin

Regional Sales Associate: Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico
Geossie began her career in the financial industry in 1998 at Dean Witter.  Prior to working at Yorktown, she was a Senior Internal Sales Consultant at Invesco covering multiple territories throughout the United States during her tenure.  Geossie is a graduate of the University of Houston, earning a bachelor’s degree in business management.  She and her family reside in Houston. Geossie joined the Yorktown team in July of 2019.  She services as a Regional Sales Associate for the East Coast and South Territories.
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Chris McBee Regional Sales Associate

Chris McBee

Regional Sales Associate: Michigan, Ohio, Northern Indiana
Chris spent five years of his career as a financial advisor for IMG Financial Group. Previous to joining Yorktown, Chris spent time as a Regional Advisor Consultant with Invesco. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Chris has a B.S. in Finance. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as maintaining an active lifestyle which includes plenty of Aggie football.
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