Management Team

Deborah A. Salerno

Founder and Managing Director

DEBORAH SALERNO began her career in the security industry in 1977 as an assistant manager with the Option and Accounting Department at Ivan F. Boesky & Co. From 1980-1981, Ms. Salerno joined Bodkin Securities where she became a Senior Registered Option Principal, she was a licensed registered representative with an NASD Series 4 (registered Option Principal), NASD Series 7 (General Securities Representative), and NASD Series 24 (General Securities Principal) registrations, and was accepted as an Allied Member of the NYSE.

In 1985, Ms. Salerno joined Yves Hentic & Co., as Syndicate Manager, where she syndicated fifteen (15) new issue and secondary offerings and arranged the firm’s participation in more than fifty (50) offerings. In 1987, Ms Salerno became a partner at Magna Securities, a New-York based broker-dealer. Ms. Salerno helped expand the firm to include two offices in Florida, Boca Raton and Sarasota with the acquisition of Welshire Securities. Following the crash of 1987, focused on a more tailored approach and higher quality standards as an investment banker. She became the principal in a dozen blind pool/blank check offerings. Using knowledge acquired over a decade, she became successful with a dozen offerings underwritten by Westminster Securities Corporation and was finding merger partners for the offerings.

The 1990’s provided exciting market opportunities requiring full time attention, and Ms. Salerno accordingly spent the last fourteen years involved in capitalizing on current trends, becoming particularly active in the PIPE (Private Investments in Public Equity) market.