A true measure of any organization is the people it employs. Divine Capital’s team members provide experience, expertise, dedication and diversity unlike any other financial services firm. Through a collaborative process, our individual talents are brought together to accomplish one common goal: Helping clients achieve their objectives. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Senior Team members of Divine Capital Markets by clicking the member's bio.
Ms. Hughes is the CEO and Founder of Divine Capital Markets LLC. 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. Today, Divine is recognized for providing high quality equity and option execution, research and trading strategies, investment banking services, and capital introduction. Divine Capital's clients include leading institutional fund managers, pension plan sponsors, major corporations, family offices and high net worth individuals.
Ms. 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. 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 on the Deans Advisory Board for the School of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Ma-He-Tu, a 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.
Stephanie Jackels joined Divine Capital Markets in 2012 after consulting with the firm in 2011. Her prior experience includes consulting with broker/dealers in CFO capacity, and experience working with hedge funds, fund-of-funds and other alternative investment industries, working with a small private accounting firm in Atlanta, and then consulting. She also has Law Enforcement Investigations experience, working with joint agency task forces such as FBI, DEA and ATF. She has volunteer experience as Treasurer for various organizations spanning a period of five years. Ms. Jackels holds a BA in Accounting from Georgia State University, MAFM from Keller University, and holds the Series 27 securities license.
Mr. Camardo joined Divine Capital Markets in 2010 as a Senior Equity Trader. Mr. Camardo began his career as a floor clerk on the New York Stock Exchange in 1986. Soon after, he joined the upstairs trading desk of W&D Securities as an equity trader. In 1992 he signed on with Rochdale Securities as an equity sales trader where he provided equity trading and execution services to institutional clients for over 17 years. Mr. Camardo brings 23 years of trading experience to Divine Capital Markets
Mr. Camardo holds the Series 7, 63 and 55 securities licenses.
Mr. Dorsi has more than 20 years experience in the financial industry. Throughout the last 15 years he was a market maker trading small cap equities and covering institutional and broker dealer accounts. Mr. Dorsi joined Divine Capital Markets in 2010 as a Senior Equity Trader.
Mr. Dorsi attended City University of New York and holds the Series 24, 7, 63, 55 and 99 securities licenses.
Mr. Gabriel has more than 15 years experience in the financial industry and over 11 years specifically in the international space. Mr. Gabriel joined Divine Capital Markets LLC in 2012 as a Senior Equity Trader on international trading desk. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Mr. Gabriel worked for ConvergEx Group LLC as the Head of Asia Equity Trading for their direct market access (DMA) and algorithmic trading product. Prior to running the Asia desk, Mr. Gabriel was a global execution trader on the program desk focusing in European and frontier markets during live market hours.
Mr. Gabriel created a frontier markets broker network which enabled his firm to offer trading in over 30 additional markets; capitalized on order flow and obtained favorable rates from the local market to assist clients expand their global reach. He has traded in over 100 markets throughout his career and is well-versed on market rules and regulations in the international space.
Mr. Gabriel has extensive experience in executing global transitions, program trading, block trading and ADR executions. He has had a broad client base throughout his career dealing with hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and asset managers. Mr. Gabriel began his career in financial services at Brean Murray, Carret and Co. in 1997 as financial analyst. Mr. Gabriel graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey and holds the FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.
Mr. Hathaway joined Divine Capital Markets in February of 2013 as a Senior Global Equity Trader. He is well-versed in trading across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and EMEA. He began his career in 1991 at Baring Securities where he worked as a market-maker on the Latin American desk. In 1999 he joined CLSA where he was responsible for ADR Arbitrage and Customer Facilitation. In 2005 he joined Auerbach Grayson as a Sales-Trader, covering European and Asian markets from New York. He most recently hails from Mizuho Securities where he was Director of International Trading. Mr. Hathaway graduated from Miami University with degrees in both International Studies and Spanish. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.
Joe Libretti began his career in 1980 with Able Noser Corporation as a Junior Analyst specializing in fundamental corporate research. Proving his value to the organization, he was invited to develop a trading desk and floor operation. Able Noser Corporation recognized Mr. Libretti’s passion for the trading business and he was appointed Senior Clerk at the New York Stock Exchange to handle the firm’s Institutional Business.
Because of his strong client relationships, Mr. Libretti became a founding partner of Sharpe Securities Inc. in 1992 and was Director of Floor Operations. Sharpe specialized in Canadian Arbitrage and IPO markets. Mr. Libretti was a pioneer in introducing trading platforms directly on clients’ desktops. In 2003, he joined Paris Securities to establish a trading execution business for High Net worth clients. Mr. Libretti joined Divine Capital Markets in 2011 as Senior Institutional Sales Trader.
Mr. Libretti graduated Hunter College in New York City with a BA in Finance and Economics. He holds the Series 7, 63, and 55 licenses.
Mr. Padilla joined Divine Capital Markets in 2011 as a Senior Equity Trader. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry, with a specialty in the Canadian marketplace. Mr. Padilla started his career in 1995 working for Legg Mason Wood Walker and in 2000, he joined Magna Securities, a MWBE registered firm.
Mr. Padilla comes to Divine with an extensive trading background in Basic Materials. He holds the series 7, 63, and 55 securities licenses.
Mr. Aledort joined Divine Capital Markets in April 2012 as a director of institutional trading. He was previously with WJB Capital LLC, as part of the Doyle Miles merger. At Doyle Miles, Mr. Aledort assumed the role of head trader and supervisor of its institutional sales and trading desk.
Mr. Aledort began his Wall Street career in 1989 on the floor of the NYSE with Robb, Peck McCooey Specialists division. In 1990, he joined the specialist firm of Weiskopf, Silver LLC where he worked as an assistant specialist and market maker for seven years. After leaving the NYSE in 1998, Andrew moved to Magna Securities Inc where he worked on the International/arbitrage and Domestic Equities desk for five years as a sales trader and supervisor.
Mr. Aledort attended the University of Maryland. He holds the Series 7, 63, 55 and 24 securities licenses.
Mr. Charest joined Divine Capital Markets in 2003, along with three colleagues, with a mission to leverage their unique capabilities as an independent research & sales trading group. As the firm's Research Principal, Mr. Charest develops research and investment strategies for institutions and private investors, with a focus on small and mid-cap companies across all industrial sectors. His approach combines fundamental and technical disciplines to identify operating optimums within the business cycle. Mr. Charest's Wall Street career began with Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1991 following several years' sales & marketing experience in consumer and pharmaceutical products. A focus on technically driven equity strategies led to a move to Bear Stearns in 1996, and May Davis Group in 1997, where he began publishing research. Steven is a frequent guest commentator in financial radio, television and print media.Mr. Charest graduated from the University of South Florida in 1986, where he majored in Advertising/Mass Communications and minored in Fine Arts. He holds the Series 7, 63, 65, 24, 86 and 87 securities licenses.
Mr. Hellman joined Divine Capital Markets in 2009 as a Senior Research Analyst. He brings over 16 years of securities industry experience spanning multiple disciplines. After beginning his career as a trader, Mr. Hellman earned his CFA charter holder designation in 2001 and subsequently joined Thompson, Davis & Co. as an analyst in 2005. At TD&Co. he was promoted to Director of Research while also publishing coverage on a variety of small cap companies. His main areas of interest are energy-related themes and emerging technologies.
Mr. Hellman holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 securities licenses.
Ms. Johnson joined Divine Capital's Research team in 2011. Bringing over 25 years of investment experience to our firm, Ms. Johnson adds breadth and depth to our team. Her buy-side experience includes stints at Equitable Life and Fleet Specialist where she provided research coverage on a variety of industries. She also spent several years as an institutional equity salesperson at Smith Barney. Ms. Johnson received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has an M.B.A in Finance from New York University. She earned her CFA charter holder designation in 2001. She holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 securities licenses.
Mr. Schneider is responsible for raising capital for Alternative Investments and maintaining relationships with strategic investors. Before joining Divine Capital, Mr. Schneider was president of Onyx Capital, a financial services firm specializing in institutional sales of alternative investment products. His 20-year career in the financial services industry includes executive positions at leading firms such as Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and CIBC Oppenheimer. Over the course of his career, Mr. Schneider has developed substantial expertise in alternative investments, as well as strong relationships within the global financial services industry. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Schneider holds the Series 7, 63, 65 and 79 licenses.
Mr. Derry is responsible for raising capital and maintaining relationships with investors. Before joining Divine Capital, Mr. Derry was an Associate Accountant with Deloitte and Touche and PMB Helin Donovan both in Austin, Texas. Mr. Derry has developed strong relationships within the independent broker dealer community. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Derry holds the Series 7, 66, and 79 licenses.
Mr. Engelbrecht is responsible for capital development in Institutional, RIA and Independent Broker Dealer channels. Mr. Engelbrecht began his 20 year career with Shearson Lehman and prior to joining Divine Capital, served as Regional Vice President for a successful real estate fund sponsor. Mr. Engelbrecht has spoken nationally and continues his focus on alternative investments and private equity. He received his BBA from the University of North Texas and resides in Plano, Texas with his wife and family. Mr. Engelbrecht holds the Series 7, 63, 65 and 79 licenses.
Ms. Arroyos is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the capital markets team in addition to supporting the capital raising efforts of the team. Ms. Arroyos brings over seven years of expertise in the financial services industry, ranging from insurance to banking to investment solutions. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Ms. Arroyos served as national accounts manager and internal wholesaler for an Austin, TX based oil & gas fund sponsor. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Arroyos holds the 7, 6, 63 and 65 licenses.
Mr. M’maitsi is responsible for assisting in capital raising efforts as well as for servicing client investments. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Mr. M’maitsi was an Institutional Fixed Income Sales Trader in the Structured Products Group at Tejas Securities where he specialized in the analysis and trading of investment grade and distressed mortgage backed securities. Mr. M’maitsi received his B.B.A in Finance and Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and is a 2013 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.
Mr. Fanopoulos is responsible for capital development and key account management with a focus on the eastern half of the United States. Mr. Fanopoulos began his career at Morgan Stanley at the firm's headquarters in New York City on the institutional futures and derivatives desk. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Mr. Fanopoulous spent 5 years as a key accounts manager with an alternative investment firm. Mano along with his wife, Rachael and two children, Alexander and Eliana, reside in Arlington, MA. Mr. Fanoloulos holds the Series 7, 63, 3, 31 and 24 licenses.
Mr. O’Herron brings over 18 years of experience to Divine Capital. Mr. O’Herron led the institutional equity and derivatives sales teams at Refco Inc and Salomon Brothers, London, as well as two leading independent research firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. O’Herron has developed a deep understanding of alternative investments, as well as strong relationships with the industry’s largest global fund management firms. Mr. O’Herron earned a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Master’s of Science degree from Columbia University. Mr. O’Herron holds the Series 7, 3, and 63 licenses.
Mr. Hamel is responsible for covering Institutional and high net worth relationships at the firm. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Mr. Hamel work as a Sales Manager at Pfizer for a number of years as well as an Area Manager at Perot Systems. Mr. Hamel graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point in 1989. He has served tours for the Army in Iraq, Central America, and Africa. Mr. Hamel is happily married with three boys, one of which is following in his footsteps in the United States Army. He currently hold his 7, 65, and 63 licenses.
Mr. Teeters is responsible for raising capital in the Independent Broker Dealer and RIA channels, product knowledge and key account management. Mr. Teeters has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry specializing in alternative investment products. Prior to joining Divine Capital, Mr. Teeters raised capital for an oil and gas sponsor and most recently was an Account Officer at JP Morgan Private Bank where he provided asset management for high net worth individuals. Mr. Teeters holds the Series 7, 6 and 63 licenses.
Jeanine Blackman joined Divine Capital Markets in 2012 and works in the firm’s Compliance Dept. She brings over 12 years of securities industry experience. Prior to joining Divine Capital, she worked for a mid tier broker/dealer in Atlanta as a Compliance Officer. Mrs. Blackman graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Environmental Economics and Georgia Southern University with an MS in Economics. She holds the Series 7, 24, 4, 9, 10, 55, 79, 63 and 65 licenses.
Ms. Gray joined Divine Capital in 2013 as the Managing Director of Wealth Management. Maureen has been in the securities business for over 30 years with experience from York Securities. Previous to York Maureen began her career in the securities business at Bernard Herrold, Gilder Gagnon and Co, and Openheimer. Much of Maureen’s time has been spent developing a high net worth clientele and attending to the specific needs of the client thereby building long-term relationships.
Maureen attended Pace University and holds a series 7 license.
Ms. Alejandro joined Divine Capital Markets in 2006 as part of the Operations and Settlements team. As manager of operations, Ms. Alejandro runs all of the daily trade reporting and back office administration duties. She works hand in hand with the customers and our clearing agent to make sure that the account and settlement process is an effortless project for all parties involved. Ms. Alejandro's Wall street career began in 1998 on the floor of the American Stock Exchange as a Floor Operations Specialist for Charles Schwab. She was responsible for all pre-opening market data and the handling of all customer orders and executions. She became manager of booth operations and then proceeded to join the company Progressive Securities in September of 2004 as a Senior Floor Operations Specialist.