James E. Williams, Jr. | Chairman, Forefront Capital Advisors (FCA) James E. Williams, Jr. has joined as Vice Chairman of Forefront Capital Advisors (FCA). Prior to FCA Jim served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Easter Seals International for 24 years. During his tenure, he led the organization through years of unprecedented growth; achieving total revenues in excess of $2 billion with services provided to more than 2 million people annually Easter Seals became the 7th largest charity in America under his leadership. Williams served and held leadership positions on numerous boards including the National Health Council which he chaired, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the National Association of Dentistry for People with Disabilities, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities which he chaired, the JM Search for Excellence, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and numerous other local education and civic boards. He has served as an advisor to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, and as an advisor to for profit companies including Pfizer, Posit Science, and other education and medical service-organizations.

James E. Williams, Jr. | Chairman, Forefront Capital Advisors (FCA)

James E. Williams, Jr. has joined as Vice Chairman of Forefront Capital Advisors (FCA). Prior to FCA Jim served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Easter Seals International for 24 years. During his tenure, he led the organization through years of unprecedented growth; achieving total revenues in excess of $2 billion with services provided to more than 2 million people annually Easter Seals became the 7th largest charity in America under his leadership.

Williams served and held leadership positions on numerous boards including the National Health Council which he chaired, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the National Association of Dentistry for People with Disabilities, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities which he chaired, the JM Search for Excellence, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and numerous other local education and civic boards. He has served as an advisor to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Transportation, and as an advisor to for profit companies including Pfizer, Posit Science, and other education and medical service-organizations.

Cole Reifler| President Cole Reifler is the President at Forefront Capital Advisors. Mr. Reifler is responsible for development and retail sales. Mr. Reifler is a President and Founder of Arora, a financial platform whose mission 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 is mission to solve wealth inequality using finance. He co-founded Forefront Income Trust in 2014 to give the middle class access to investment opportunities typically reserved for the 1%. Mr. Reifler 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. Mr. Reifler is responsible for development and retail sales. Mr. Reifler is a President and Founder of Arora, a financial platform whose mission 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 is mission to solve wealth inequality using finance. He co-founded Forefront Income Trust in 2014 to give the middle class access to investment opportunities typically reserved for the 1%. Mr. Reifler serves on multiple corporate and advisory boards. He holds a B.A in Finance from Elon University. 

Francis J. Argenziano | Senior Managing Director Francis J. Argenziano is a Senior Managing Director at Forefront Capital Advisors and Head of Investment Banking of MCap as well as Senior Managing Director and Secretary to the Board of Forefront Income Trust. He has approximately 20 years of Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Equity transactions experience. Mr. Argenziano has been involved in raising over $2 billion of public and private financing, and has served as an investment banker on M&A transactions for numerous middle market companies that aggregate to over $1 billion in transaction value. Mr. Argenziano also has extensive experience in Special Purpose Acquisition companies (SPACs), financing and M&A advisory. He previously was a vital member of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets teams that grew Newbridge Securities, as a Senior Managing Director; and, Maxim Group LLC, as a Director. Mr. Argenziano holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

Francis J. Argenziano | Senior Managing Director

Francis J. Argenziano is a Senior Managing Director at Forefront Capital Advisors and Head of Investment Banking of MCap as well as Senior Managing Director and Secretary to the Board of Forefront Income Trust. He has approximately 20 years of Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Equity transactions experience. Mr. Argenziano has been involved in raising over $2 billion of public and private financing, and has served as an investment banker on M&A transactions for numerous middle market companies that aggregate to over $1 billion in transaction value. Mr. Argenziano also has extensive experience in Special Purpose Acquisition companies (SPACs), financing and M&A advisory. He previously was a vital member of the Investment Banking and Capital Markets teams that grew Newbridge Securities, as a Senior Managing Director; and, Maxim Group LLC, as a Director. Mr. Argenziano holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

 
Alan Feldman | Senior Managing Director Alan Feldman is a Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors and Mcap. He is a former stock and bond analyst who has become a seasoned generalist investment banker with transaction experience across numerous industries. Mr. Feldman has participated in many transactions ranging in size up to $150 million, for both debt, equity and M&A. Most of his transaction experience over the last few years has been centered around the industries of specialty finance, media, telecom, life sciences, energy, alternative energy and mining.  In “Special Situations” where the investment opportunity may not fit a particular silo, Mr. Feldman is creative in finding solutions that enhance the chances of funding success.  He previously worked at such notable firms as Guggenheim Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, and Paine Webber as a Managing Director.  Mr. Feldman has earned a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds a B.A and M.B.A from Columbia University.

Alan Feldman | Senior Managing Director

Alan Feldman is a Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors and Mcap. He is a former stock and bond analyst who has become a seasoned generalist investment banker with transaction experience across numerous industries. Mr. Feldman has participated in many transactions ranging in size up to $150 million, for both debt, equity and M&A. Most of his transaction experience over the last few years has been centered around the industries of specialty finance, media, telecom, life sciences, energy, alternative energy and mining.  In “Special Situations” where the investment opportunity may not fit a particular silo, Mr. Feldman is creative in finding solutions that enhance the chances of funding success.  He previously worked at such notable firms as Guggenheim Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, and Paine Webber as a Managing Director.  Mr. Feldman has earned a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds a B.A and M.B.A from Columbia University.

Brian Weiner | Senior Managing Director Brian is Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors and is Senior Vice President of Business Development running the New York office for Trade Finance Solutions. Prior to joining FCA, 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 is Senior Managing Director of Forefront Capital Advisors and is Senior Vice President of Business Development running the New York office for Trade Finance Solutions. Prior to joining FCA, 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.

Alisa Rusanoff | Associate Alisa Rusanoff is an Associate at Forefront Capital Advisors. Ms. Rusanoff has experience in brokerage operations, managing data, and has conducted analysis on various financial projects. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from State Academy in Russia with a dual degree in Psychology and French linguistics, as well as Bachelor of Business Administration degree in  Finance  and  Investments from Baruch College, City University of New York. Alisa is a CFA Level II Candidate.  

Alisa Rusanoff | Associate

Alisa Rusanoff is an Associate at Forefront Capital Advisors. Ms. Rusanoff has experience in brokerage operations, managing data, and has conducted analysis on various financial projects. She holds her Bachelor of Arts from State Academy in Russia with a dual degree in Psychology and French linguistics, as well as Bachelor of Business Administration degree in  Finance  and  Investments from Baruch College, City University of New York. Alisa is a CFA Level II Candidate.

 

 
Wendy Espinoza | Chief Compliance Office Wendy Espinoza is a Compliance Officer for Forefront Capital Advisors. Ms. Espinoza’s  expertise includes regulatory compliance, broker-dealer, investment advisor, regulatory filings, FINRA conduct rules, and Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940. She has a strong background in developing automated compliance systems and oversees compliance, registration, business systems and operations. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York.

Wendy Espinoza | Chief Compliance Office

Wendy Espinoza is a Compliance Officer for Forefront Capital Advisors. Ms. Espinoza’s  expertise includes regulatory compliance, broker-dealer, investment advisor, regulatory filings, FINRA conduct rules, and Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940. She has a strong background in developing automated compliance systems and oversees compliance, registration, business systems and operations. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York.