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  • CEO

    Tim started his financial services career in 1985 with an independent financial planning firm in northern New Jersey. While the firm was fee-and-commission oriented in its business model, he moved primarily fee-based in 1988 to manage client portfolios. In 1995, he went on his own by starting an RIA firm, and in 1997 he started what is now APW Capital, Inc., as a broker-dealer to service the transactional needs of several colleagues who had joined. When calls started coming in looking for a fee-friendly broker-dealer, Tim joined with a successful Florida entrepreneur to seize the opportunity and penetrate this market niche. Today, APW Capital is a national leader in providing broker-dealer services to advisors who market under their own unaffiliated RIA. In addition to APW Capital, Tim founded Comprehensive Capital Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor, in 2002, as a compliment to the broker-dealer. The company allows investment advisory representatives to manage client portfolios for a fee, or to connect clients with other money managers. Most recently, he started Aurora Private Wealth, Inc., a new investment advisor driven by high technology solutions for investment advisors who want to grow their practices rapidly at minimal cost. Tim has been an industry leader as well, serving three years on FINRA District Committee, including two as Chairman of his region and the final year as Chairman of the National Advisory Council, representing the industry’s interests in the regulatory policy and rulemaking process before FINRA and the SEC in Washington, DC. He has also served as a panelist for the TD Ameritrade Advisory Panel. Tim also provides leadership in private capacities, including as a former Councilman and Mayor of his municipality; founder and chairman of New Jersey’s Government Efficiency Movement; Board Member of his county’s Economic Development Corporation; Board Member of the Arts Council of the Morris Area; Trustee of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ; Finance Chairman of the Morris County Republican Committee; and currently as Chairman of the Morris Republican Victory PAC and a Trustee of Skyline Theatre Company. Tim has been married to his wife, Tara, for over 25 years. They reside in Roxbury Township, NJ. His avocations are politics and theatrical performing. He has a daughter who is a yoga instructor, a son who works at Google, and a daughter who is a student at NYU studying musical theatre.

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  • Chief Compliance Officer of APW Capital & VP of Compliance

    Desmond is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Gordon brings over 10 years of regulatory experience to Aurora Private Wealth, Inc. Previously, Mr. Gordon served as the Chief Compliance Officer for PKS Investments since 2019 and held several positions within PKS Investments (such as Compliance Officer and Assistant Director of Compliance) during his 12-year tenure. Mr. Gordon began his career as a financial planner with the Ayco Co. a Goldman Sachs company assisting Fortune 500 executives on tax strategies, deferred compensation, and investment planning.

    Mr. Gordon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with a concentration in Finance at the University at Buffalo and holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, 24 securities licenses. Desmond resides in Albany, NY with his wife and son. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching a good movie, and spending time with his family.

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  • Chief Compliance Officer of Aurora Private Wealth & Comprehensive Capital Management and Deputy CCO of APW Capital

    Tonya has been with the company since 2018 and has risen to the title of Chief Compliance Officer for the company’s two RIAs, Aurora Private Wealth and Comprehensive Capital Management. She also serves as the company’s Deputy CCO for APW Capital. Mrs. Coutant has over 20 years of diverse regulatory experience. She began her career in compliance as a regulator with the State of Florida Division of Securities where she conducted both routine and for-cause exams on broker dealers and investment advisers. Since then, she has served as a Chief Compliance Officer, FINOP, Consultant, and President within the investment banking, broker dealer, and registered investment advisor segments of the financial services industry. Throughout her career Mrs. Coutant has been instrumental in the development and growth of her employers, applying high ethical standards through interpreting, training, and implementing a multitude of complex and evolving rules and regulations, while overseeing, and monitoring the implementation of her firm’s compliance programs.

    Mrs. Coutant holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 26, 28, 51, 53, 79, and 99 securities licenses as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science, a Master’s in Business, a Master’s in Finance, and a Master’s in Forensic Accounting. She resides in Central Florida with her husband, two dogs, Tilly and Scuttlebutt, and two cats, Madness and Mayhem. In her spare time, Tonya is an avid marathon runner and golfer while enjoying everything Central Florida has to offer.

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  • SVP; Operations and Advisor Experience

    Nezi has been with APW Capital, Inc. since April 2000. She started as a client service representative. With her attention to detail and organizational skills, coupled with her strong service-minded approach, she evolved to lead the operations and client service departments. Before joining APW Capital, Nezi worked in the banking industry for over 15 years. It is there that she attained her Series 6 and 63. In her free time, Nezi enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and attending shows and New Jersey Devils games.

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  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | Director of Technology

    Albert has been developing applications for 14 years and is a certified Java programmer. He has started to develop custom Salesforce solutions and is thrilled to be part of the Aurora Private Wealth, Inc team to help the company become a pioneer in business technology. Albert maintains a series 99 operations professional registration. In his spare time, Albert enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son. He is also an avid golfer.

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