Michael C. Ponticello has served as Executive Vice President of our General Partner and our Investment Manager since inception. Mr. Ponticello is a founder of SQN Capital Management, LLC and has led its capital raising efforts through the Independent Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor channels since its inception. Since 2007, Mr. Ponticello has played an integral role at SQN Capital Management, LLC, including serving as its Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager. Mr. Ponticello was also responsible for the establishment and development of our initial exclusive selling agent, SQN Securities, LLC, and serves as its President. Mr. Ponticello is also Managing Director of SQN Venture Partners, a manager of a venture debt fund. Mr. Ponticello started his career in equipment leasing and asset finance in 2001 at an alternative investment firm. Mr. Ponticello served as a Board member and Director of The Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), a national trade association of decision makers who influence over 30,000 professionals involved in alternative investments, primarily non-traded alternatives. Mr. Ponticello received his B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He also holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Carmine Cozelino has served as Senior Vice President of our General Partner and our Investment Manager since inception. Mr. Cozelino joined SQN Capital Management, LLC and SQN Securities, LLC in 2014 and serves as Senior Vice President of each of those entities. Mr. Cozelino brings a diverse professional background to our Investment Manager. His key attribute is an in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing with a focus on product structuring, working with non-traded investments including asset backed financing, specializing in equipment finance and real estate. Prior to joining SQN Capital Management, LLC and SQN Securities, LLC, Mr. Cozelino most recently served as Vice President Product Specialist with ICON Investments focusing on non-traded equipment funds. He also served as Vice President and National Sales Desk Manager with ICON Investments where he held multiple sales leadership roles since 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Cozelino was a Senior Regional Consultant with Alliance Bernstein charged with mutual fund and separately managed account distribution across the Midwest, working with Registered Investment Advisors, wire houses, and independent Broker-Dealer representatives. Mr. Cozelino received his B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University and holds Series 7, 39 and 63 Licenses.
Doug Drozdowski serves as the Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Drozdowski joined SQN Securities, LLC and SQN Investment Advisors, LLC in April 2017, and started in the brokerage and registered investment advisor industry in 2000 focusing exclusively on compliance since 2004. Mr. Drozdowski’s direct compliance and supervisory experience includes working as a regulator at FINRA (formerly NASD); and senior compliance officer roles at large institutional broker-dealers, investment companies and advisers, a large retail broker-dealer with commercial and retail bank affiliates, and serving as CCO for a small high net worth dually registered investment adviser and broker-dealer with $4 Billion in assets under management. Mr. Drozdowski holds a B.S. from Providence College. He also holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.