Christopher D. DriscollExecutive Profile
Christopher Driscoll has over fifteen (15) years of business and investment experience across several market sectors and geographies. Mr. Driscoll has held executive roles at several investment banks across the country, heads a private equity group based in NY, and is considered an advisor to senior business leaders based in the U.S. He was formally the Chief Executive Officer of Whitewood Group Inc., one of our country’s oldest investment banks, where he oversaw the firms buy-side private equity operation, focusing on growth capital transactions. Mr. Driscoll was also directly responsible for the development and senior oversight of the firm’s trading and clearing facility, servicing transactions in equities, options, bonds and other instruments. With over a decade of retail and institutional transactional experience, Mr. Driscoll worked to ensure that the firm’s clearing, execution and advisor support divisions operated efficiently to provide top-tier services to the firm’s clients. Prior to his role at Whitewood, Mr. Driscoll spent several years as a private equity sponsor, engaging and analyzing dozens of transactions, ranging from early stage growth investments to later stage leveraged buy-outs. Since 2005, Mr. Driscoll has held a number of senior compliance positions, including the role of Chief Compliance Officer, at several mid-sized registered broker-dealers and FINRA members. Additionally, he has held seats on the Board of Directors of privately held companies.
Mr. Driscoll holds an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University where he graduated with distinction and second in his class, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Management where he received Delta Mu Delta and Phi Beta Capa honors. Mr. Driscoll holds Series 7, 24, 4, 79, 53, 27, 99 and 66 licenses, and is actively involved in several local civic organizations.
Barry R. Gainsburg, ESQ.Executive Profile
Barry brings a deep value to CXG, carrying with him more than two decades of legal, business and investment related experience. Fully versed in Finra & SEC processes and statutes, Barry’s core focus is on BD compliance, securities, CMA/1017 regulation and securities underwritings.
Prior to joining CXG, Barry spent nearly a decade operating his own law practice focusing on securities regulation. His experience on Wall St. has been far-reaching. He served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Steben & Company, Inc, an registered broker dealer and CPO. He’s spent 6 years as Director of Compliance at John W. Henry & Company, Inc., a commodity trading advisor and CPO, and Director of Compliance at several affiliates, including Westport Capital Management Corporation, Global Capital Management Limited and JWH Securities, Inc.
Throughout his career, Barry has served executive roles at various broker dealers, hedge funds & commodity firms. He previously held Series 3, 7, 24, 63 and 65 NFA industry licenses. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.
James Christopher FelleExecutive Profile
James brings more than a decade of experience in business development to CXG and its clientele. With a background on teams of both small and large firms alike, James thrives on understanding the challenges that each business may face, and using his resources to develop real-time solutions for new and potential clients.
As a dynamic and knowledgeable professional, he helps new and existing broker-dealers capture more of their revenue through customized compliance solutions, and principal outsourcing programs that are unique to CXG. His executive leadership qualities lend themselves to a broad range of project management expertise’s, aiding our clients in the on-boarding process, helping to streamline CXG’s customized approach.
Jesse HollanderExecutive Profile
Jesse brings more than a decade of private equity, sell side M&A advisory, and international finance experience to CXG. He drives incredible value to our clients through the identification of growth opportunities, and subsequent creation of tailor made execution strategies; leveraging a combination of marketing, consultative directives, and new client initiatives in the Broker-Dealer space.
He began his career in cross-border M&A at The Bridgeford Group, a US subsidiary of Mizuho Securities, where he identified buy-side opportunities for Japanese clients across a range of industries. Jesse spent the next 10 years advising and supporting investment strategies and fund development for global private equity firms, technology companies, and other organizations across many sectors and geographies. Jesse brings invaluable experience to CXG, and is considered to be an expert in research, strategy, financial modelling and consulting.
Additionally, Jesse has founded, mentored and/or led the growth of technology startups across multiple domains, notably in UX/UI, cryptocurrency, Internet of Things, digital healthcare, and artificial intelligence. He holds an MBA in International Finance from Hult International Business School and a B.A.in Psychology from Boston University, where he graduated with distinction, cum laude.
Ken MeiselmanExecutive Profile
Ken has spent the last 20+ years immersed in marketing, today bringing his vast experience to both CXG, and our clients alike. Priding himself as being a forward thinker in the industry, Ken’s unique marketing strategies blend traditional marketing techniques with contemporary approaches, all while using state-of-the-art technology.
Ken’s experience is broad, spanning multiple market sectors, industries and positions. He began his career in advertising, producing audio/video for radio and tv commercials at some of the industry’s top-rated studios. Later in his career, he spent more than a decade holding senior marketing rolls at leading U.S. companies in the manufacturing and electronics industries, helping to pave the way for how products were marketed through retail channels throughout the late 90’s and 2000’s. Along the way, he also helped design the technology for one of the world’s 1st internet radio stations. Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from New York University.
Paul Stache has over twenty-five (25) years of compliance, financial reporting and operations experience in the asset management, brokerage, commodities and mutual fund industries, in executive and leadership roles with firms with multiple regulatory registrations. This includes over twenty (20) years as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of firms registered with the SEC, FINRA and NFA.
Most recently as Vice President at State Street Bank he led the integration of all policies, supervisory procedures and processes specifically in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML), broker-dealer (BD), employee compliance and privacy for State Street Global Advisers prior to and subsequent its acquisition of GE Asset Management (GEAM) in 2016. He also managed the on-boarding of all GEAM’s institutional clients on to State Streets AML platform to ensure conformity with their AML, CIP and KYC policies and procedures. Prior to the acquisition he was Senior Compliance Officer and CCOof the broker-dealer at GEAMfor ten (10) years. During this period his responsibilities also included oversight for compliance activities in areas such as AML, employee compliance, privacy, commodities and futuresactivities across the organizations multiple registered entities.
In other roles prior to GEAM,Mr. Stache served as both CCO and Chief Operating Officer at OBEX Securities (BD) and OBEX Investments (IA); SVP and director of asset management and brokerage operations at Prime Financial Services (BD) and Asset and Financial Management Planning (IA) where he was responsible for five departments and a staff of forty-four (44). He also was President and CCO of Ashland Global Securities, a BD he started catering to asset management and corporate/public retirement plans providing primarily execution (equity/fixed income), soft dollar and research related services.
Mr. Stache holds an MBA in financial management and investments from Adelphi University and BBA in finance and economics from Iona College. He also holds Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 27, 32, 52, 53, 73, 79, and 99 FINRA/NFA licenses.