The Executive Team

 
Michael P. Flatley | Senior Managing Director Michael Flatley is a financial services and marketing executive with nearly four decades of experience on Wall Street and currently serves as a Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Flatley specializes in providing expertise in the fields of wealth transfer, life insurance, investment management and estate planning. He is also directly involved in the management of the firm’s life insurance reserve portfolios, as well as overseeing the insurance agencies of Forefront United, LLC. Previously, Michael was a managing director and group head of market development of a large financial guaranty insurance company. His past experience includes co-founding a firm that specialized in the placement of commercial paper; supervising all the firm’s sales and trading activities.  Michael served for many years as the corporate affiliate representative and featured speaker to the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). Mr. Flatley holds a B.S. degree from St. John’s University in New York as well as numerous licenses in the fields of finance, insurance and real estate.

Michael P. Flatley | Senior Managing Director

Michael Flatley is a financial services and marketing executive with nearly four decades of experience on Wall Street and currently serves as a Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Flatley specializes in providing expertise in the fields of wealth transfer, life insurance, investment management and estate planning. He is also directly involved in the management of the firm’s life insurance reserve portfolios, as well as overseeing the insurance agencies of Forefront United, LLC.

Previously, Michael was a managing director and group head of market development of a large financial guaranty insurance company. His past experience includes co-founding a firm that specialized in the placement of commercial paper; supervising all the firm’s sales and trading activities.  Michael served for many years as the corporate affiliate representative and featured speaker to the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). Mr. Flatley holds a B.S. degree from St. John’s University in New York as well as numerous licenses in the fields of finance, insurance and real estate.

Cole Reifler| President Cole Reifler is the President at Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Reifler is responsible for development and retail sales. Mr. Reifler is the President and Founder of Arora, a financial platform whose mission is to empower the world to be equally powered by women. He serves as President of Young Minds for Gender Equality Foundation, a non profit for gender equality as well as the co-chair for the Easter Seals Millennial Board. In 2014, Mr. Reifler realized the unfairness in the investment environment, which is why he made it a mission to strive to solve wealth inequality using finance. He co-founded Forefront Income Trust in 2014 aiming to give the middle class access to investment opportunities typically reserved for the 1%. Mr. Reifler is a notable public speaker and serves on multiple corporate and advisory boards. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Elon University. 

Cole Reifler| President

Cole Reifler is the President at Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Mr. Reifler is responsible for development and retail sales. Mr. Reifler is the President and Founder of Arora, a financial platform whose mission is to empower the world to be equally powered by women. He serves as President of Young Minds for Gender Equality Foundation, a non profit for gender equality as well as the co-chair for the Easter Seals Millennial Board. In 2014, Mr. Reifler realized the unfairness in the investment environment, which is why he made it a mission to strive to solve wealth inequality using finance. He co-founded Forefront Income Trust in 2014 aiming to give the middle class access to investment opportunities typically reserved for the 1%. Mr. Reifler is a notable public speaker and serves on multiple corporate and advisory boards. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Elon University. 

Brian Weiner | Senior Managing Director Brian Weiner is Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining Forefront, he was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Trade Finance Solutions where he was responsible for originating new business relationships with clients and industry professionals throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. He was also, Vice President of Business Development for Bibby Financial Services.  Previously, he was an investment banker with Crusader Investments and was the founder of a factoring company focused on small businesses and middle market companies in the food and beverage industry in the New York Metro area. Earlier in his career, Brian was a partner in a large family-owned meat wholesaler. Through organic growth and acquisitions, he was instrumental in growing the company to over $100 million in revenue. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Boston University.

Brian Weiner | Senior Managing Director

Brian Weiner is Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining Forefront, he was the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Trade Finance Solutions where he was responsible for originating new business relationships with clients and industry professionals throughout the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. He was also, Vice President of Business Development for Bibby Financial Services.  Previously, he was an investment banker with Crusader Investments and was the founder of a factoring company focused on small businesses and middle market companies in the food and beverage industry in the New York Metro area. Earlier in his career, Brian was a partner in a large family-owned meat wholesaler. Through organic growth and acquisitions, he was instrumental in growing the company to over $100 million in revenue. He earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Boston University.