Danielle Hughes
CEO and Founder

Danielle Hughes began her Wall Street career in 1991, and has extensive proven expertise in the areas of proprietary and agency equity trading and investment banking. From 1992 to 1998, Ms. Hughes served as Vice President of Trading at M.H. Meyerson & Co., a large wholesale market making firm, and was responsible for establishing the firm's IPO and Secondary trading desk. Ms. Hughes founded Divine Capital in 2001 with the intention of aligning her firm's interests with her client's interests, understanding the importance of transparency in the global marketplace along the value chain within the securities industry. In 2005, Ms. Hughes established Divine Alternative Asset Management.

Ms. Hughes appears regularly on CNBC and is a frequent guest on FOX Business.  She is an active member of the Women's Presidents Organization and serves as the Finance Chair on the Board of Directors of Camp Ma-He-Tu, a not-for-profit Lutheran Girls Camp located in Bear Mountain New York.

Ms. Hughes graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She holds the Series 7, 63, 55, 24, 53, 65, 79 and 99 securities licenses.

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Rich Dorsi
Managing Director,
Domestic Trading

Mr. Dorsi joined Divine Capital Markets as a Senior Equity Trader with 25+ years of extensive financial industry experience. Mr. Dorsi oversees and manages Divine's trading team providing execution services for various financial institutions, asset managers, pension funds, 10b-18 compliant corporate repurchases and high net worth individuals.

Mr. Dorsi is also Chief Compliance Officer with oversight of the firm's compliance and operations services.

Mr. Dorsi attended City University of New York and holds the Series 24, 55, 7, 99, and 63 securities licenses.

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Valerie Sanchez,
Managing Director,
Business Development

Ms. Sanchez joined Divine Capital Markets in 2014 as Director of Business Development. Valerie has over 23 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on client relationship management, global equity execution, and institutional and broker dealer trading. Ms. Sanchez was most recently with UBS Securities, LLC for 18 years. Ms. Sanchez is an active member of Savor The Success and serves on the Board of Directors for The Valentine House. She also volunteers as a youth mentor for her local church. Ms. Sanchez holds the Series 7, 63, 55, 66 and Life, Accident, and Health insurance licenses.

Ms. Sanchez is Co-Creator of Divine Asset Management’s WealthWise Exchange. A platform focused on empowering women around all things financial. We help women understand that our money can change the world!

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Lou Almerini

Mr. Almerini  has over 30 years of experience in senior finance roles in financial services, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Controller and FinOp in asset managers, broker-dealers and hedge funds.

Mr. Almerini started his career at Price Waterhouse in New York as an audit manager in its Financial Services Group. Since then he has worked with firms  such as  Morgan Stanley as corporate controller,  Merrill Lynch, including serving as First Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Retirement Group and Controller of its Global Wealth Management business. and Kellogg Capital Markets as Chief Financial Officer .  

Most recently, Mr. Almerini was Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at PineBridge Investments.. Mr. Almerini guided the company’s financial compliance with new and complex accounting standards and new regulatory requirements it faced inthe 20 countries in which it operated.

Mr Almerini earned a Bachelor of Science Business (Accounting) – Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Mr. Almerini holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, FINRA Licenses: Series 27

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