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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

    Andrew is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Andrew applies his diverse operational, business, technology and compliance background helping bridge the gap between various mission critical functions bringing a culture of compliance to all areas of the firm along with timely and efficient project management and business insight. He brings well over 20 years of Financial Services experience in both retail and institutional environments to Aurora Private Wealth, Inc. In the 10 years prior to his current role, Mr. Nussbaum served in senior management roles as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Administrative officer for two boutique firms, focused on the Independent Advisor channel, Institutional Trading and Prime brokerage. Mr. Nussbaum began his career in sales having held senior positions with Anacomp and Automatic Data Processing. He entered the securities industry while at ADP as a Vice President, Business Development at ADP’s Brokerage Services Group (now Broadridge) where he created a variety of creative strategic alliance programs. After leaving ADP, Andrew assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Business and Product Development at the US discount Brokerage arm of Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Nussbaum has also held senior positions in the operations group at Jefferies and Company, Led Correspondent and Prime Brokerage Sales at Investec Ernst and Company as the Director of Sales, and in Correspondent sales at Fiserv Securities. He holds the series 7, 63, 24 & 4 securities licenses. Andrew resides in Bergen County, NJ and has three teenage children (Triplets!). In his free time he enjoys Woodworking, Skiing and relaxing at the Jersey shore.

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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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  • 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 and trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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  • Director of Transitions

    Val is an industry veteran with over seventeen years’ experience in the financial services industry. In 2000, she took an opportunity to serve a successful independent financial advisory practice by managing all the administrative functions for the practice. After eight years in that growing role, she joined APW Capital, Inc., and has worked (and earned) the title Director of Transitions. With over 250 transitions under her belt, Val possesses extensive knowledge and understands the complexities of the RIA and BD transition process. Val often is the “transition quarterback”, working jointly with custodial partners to mitigate issues and maximize effectiveness. Val is on the “front lines” with all new incoming advisors to Aurora and APW. She maintains a Series 99 operations professional registration. Residing in Morris County, NJ with her husband Chris and their daughter Charley Rose, Val enjoys spending her time just being a great mom.

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