I have been fortunate in my career to have worn many different hats. I’ve worked for large and small organizations, in the public and private sector, led global teams while based in the U.S. and abroad, and have been on the legal, compliance, operations, business management, business development, and relationship management sides of the financial services and investment management industries.
I started my career as a prosecutor working for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. I truly enjoyed being a prosecutor: you had to constantly think on your feet, every day was different, and I was proud of the work I was doing for the public good.
I ended up in finance when I joined American Express, initially on the legal side and then on the business side. From there I joined several hedge funds, two of which were multibillion-dollar shops, and became involved in all sides of the business. I have also led a hedge fund allocation firm and was a partner at a regional law firm, where I led the financial advisory practice.
I grew up in New York City, the son of immigrants, who showed me the value of hard work, sacrifice, family, and education. I am the first generation to attend college and, thanks to them, I am fluent in Spanish and Italian.
The most important thing for me is family. I’ve been blessed with an amazing wife and four beautiful, healthy children. I’ve coached their various sports teams for more than twenty years and have loved every minute of it.
I am a former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran, and I’ve had the privilege of leading Marines over a long career. I joined the Marine Corps when I was 17 years old, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I gained some of my closest friendships and developed confidence, discipline, leadership skills, and an appreciation for physical fitness. I am also a Knight of Malta.