Jeremiah Silkowski, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, spent thirteen years with one of the largest independent, privately-held equipment finance companies in the United States in various senior management positions. Mr. Silkowski was responsible for all the day-to-day management of over a billion dollars of assets including two securitizations and eight public partnerships. Mr. Silkowski received his B.A. in Economics from New York University. Mr. Silkowski currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
Michael Ponticello, President, spearheaded the formation of the SQN Funds and is responsible for the establishment and development of the equity-raising arm of the company through SQN Capital Management, LLC. Prior to joining SQN, Mr. Ponticello was an Assistant Vice President of Operations at ICON Capital Corp. working in conjunction with Mr. Silkowski since 2001 and prior to that he held positions of Remarketing Manager and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ponticello also worked as a Regional Marketing Director of ICON Securities Corp. Mr. Ponticello received his B.B.A. from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Mr. Ponticello currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
Barbara Gettenberg, Financial Operations Professional (FINOP), co-founded Gettenberg Consulting, the predecessor to Accounting & Compliance International (ACI) , in 1984 after gaining nine years of experience in finance, accounting and management for Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Gettenberg has been providing financial and compliance consulting services to the firm since formation. She currently acts in the capacity of CFO (Financial and Operations Principal) for a number of NYSE and FINRA broker dealer firms that benefit from the more than 30 years of accounting knowledge she has developed and cultivated over the years. Ms. Guttenberg’s areas of expertise include regulatory reporting and both personal and corporate income taxation. She received a Master of Science Degree from C.W. Post School of Professional Accountancy and holds the FINRA Series 27 license.
Carmine Cozelino, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, brings many years of professional experience to SQN. His key attribute is an in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing with a focus on training and development. He most recently served as Vice president and National Sales Desk Manager with ICON Investments, where he held multiple sales leadership roles since 2008. Prior to that Mr. Cozelino was a Senior Regional Consultant with AllianceBernstein charged with mutual fund and separately managed account distribution across the Midwest, working with RIA’s, wire houses, and independent broker dealer reps. Mr. Cozelino received his B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from Hofstra University and currently holds FINRA Series 7, 39 and 63 licenses.
Lee Iredell, Senior Vice President, joined SQN in December of 2015. Lee has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as Vice President – Sales and Product Management at Realty Capital Securities from 2009-2015. Her previous experience spans both the retail and wholesale sides of the industry, including roles as Vice President and Senior Wholesaler for the Western U.S. at Lightstone Securities, 1031 Operations Manager at Cole Capital, and AVP – Western U.S. at ICON Securities Corp. She has been responsible for assembling and managing sales teams and territories, developing and overseeing key accounts within the independent broker-dealer channel, and has wide-ranging experience in the areas of operations, marketing and business development. Prior to her work within the wholesale distribution side of the industry, Ms. Iredell was a financial advisor at a regional broker dealer based in Arizona, specializing in tax control and income investment strategies for her clients. Lee has held leadership positions with The Alternative and Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA) since 2010, currently serving as a member of the ADISA Conference Planning and Education Committees, as well as track leader and moderator for the organization’s conferences. She has also been a member of the Investment Program Association (IPA). Lee served as a Rotary Foundation Scholar to Australia, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholar to Germany, and holds a B.A. in Education and Art with a minor in German from Elmira College. Ms. Iredell holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.