Mario J. Gabelli is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer-Value Portfolios of GAMCO Investors, Inc., a provider of investment advice and brokerage services to mutual funds, institutional and high net worth investors . GAMCO Investors, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GBL. Mr. Gabelli founded the firm in 1977 as a broker-dealer. It has since grown into the diversified financial services corporation. He is a leading proponent of the Graham & Dodd school of security analysis, and is a pioneer in applying Graham & Dodd's principles to the analysis of domestic, cash generating, franchise companies in a wide range of industries.