Edward Kuhnel

Edward Kuhnel

Vice President

Ed is a member of the Capital Alternatives Group team.  He has 15+ years experience in fund analysis, due diligence and marketing for DAP Trading, Channel Capital Group, Hedgefund.net, Withers LLP-London, and the Small Business Administration.  Ed has a BA from Cornell University. FINRA licenses 7, 63.

Robert Wood Jr

Robert Wood

Vice President

Robert is a member of the Capital Alternatives Group team.  He has 35+ years banking experience at Chase, AIG, Banco Real, Far Hills Group, Vega Asset Mgmt, Galleon Group, Fator Securities and Risk Advisors. He is fluent in Portugues and Spanish, and active in Brazil alternative investments. Robert has an MA in Intl Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a BA in Political Science from Duke University.  FINRA licenses 7, 63.

Marcel Melis

Marcel Melis

Vice President

Marcel is a member of the Young America Fund Marketing Group - Europe.  He has 30+ years experience at BP, Statkraft, Reliant, DELTA Energy, Energy Capital Mgmt/MMT Energy Fund.  He received his BA and MBA from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Neth). FINRA licenses 22, 82, 63.

Ed Mahoney

Edward Mahoney

Principal

Ed is a member of the Young America Funds Marketing Group.  He has 30+ years experience in institutional sales, at Merrill Lynch and Fuji Securities.  Ed is a graduate of Adelphi University, with a BA in political science and economics.  FINRA licenses 7, 63, 79.

Igor Gourari, CPA

Director of Fund Sales

Igor has 13+ years of advisory experience with focus on hedge funds, private equity and broker dealers. His experience includes advisory, audit and financial officer positions at Stonehaven, New Energy Fund, Hearst, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RSM McGladrey and Farkouh Furman Faccio. Igor has BS in Accounting from Fordham University and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. He is fluent in Russian and Spanish. FINRA licenses 7, 27, 63.

Lianne Merchant

Managing Director

Lianne has 25+ years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in commercial real estate private equity at Park Hill Real Estate (Blackstone) iStar, Merrill Lynch and GE's pension fund. She has an AB from Brown University and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate Finance from Columbia University. FINRA licenses 7, 63.

Scott Baldwin

Vice President

Scott has been associated with the securities and futures industry since 1981. He has been instrumental in the creation, formation and coordination of proprietary and client driven commodity investment solutions, as well as the cultivation and oversight of partner offices and affiliate relationships. He serves as Principal and President of an NFA registered Introducing Broker and Commodity Trading Advisor. Scott has a BS from Northern Illinois University. FINRA licenses 7, 63.

Nancy Hu

Nancy Hu

Research Analyst

Nancy is a member of the Young America Fund Marketing Group.  She specializes in hedge fund manager due diligence at prior firms including TD Securities, Banc of America, and Deloitte Consulting. Nancy is fluent in Mandarin, and received her BS in Engineering from Northwestern, and an MBA in Finance from MIT.  FINRA licenses 7, 63.