Ernest PellegrinoErnest Pellegrino currently serves as the Executive Managing Director/Head of Investment Banking for Garden State Securities, Inc.’s Investment Banking/Corporate Finance Dept., GSS Capital Group. Mr. Pellegrino manages GSS Capital Group, including structuring, negotiating, advising and assisting in placing capital for investment banking/corporate finance clients, as well as providing financial advisory services. Mr. Pellegrino brings over 30 years of experience.

Prior to joining Garden State Securities, Inc., Mr. Pellegrino was the Head of Investment Banking/Director of Corporate Finance Dept. for First Montauk Securities Corp., from December of 2000 until November 2008 and was the Head of Investment Banking and Executive Vice President for Coleman & Company Securities, Inc. from December of 1997 until December of 2000. Mr. Pellegrino was responsible for the management of the Corporate Finance Dept. and all investment banking activities for First Montauk Securities Corp. and Coleman & Company Securities, Inc. During Mr. Pellegrino’s tenure, First Montauk Securities Corp. was consistently ranked in the PIPEs Reportand other PIPE ranking services/publications, for the number of transactions placed and was ranked in the top 10 nationwide on numerous occasions. Throughout his career and especially while serving as the Director of Corporate Finance Dept./ Head of Investment Banking for three different firms, he participated in and/or placed over $1 billion of capital for various public and private companies. They were also involved in providing advisory services to their corporate clients, including merger/acquisition activity.

Prior to Mr. Pellegrino’s employment at First Montauk Securities Corp. and Coleman Securities Inc., from 1988 until 1997, Mr. Pellegrino served at various investment banking/brokerage firms as a Sr. Vice President, most notably Shearson Lehman Bros. and Gruntal & Co.

Mr. Pellegrino graduated from St. John’s University in 1988 with a BS in Finance. He currently holds Series 7, Series 63, Series 79 and Series 24 licenses with FINRA.


Mr. Max PovolotskyMr. Max Povolotsky currently serves as a Managing Director of GSS Capital Group, the investment banking/corporate finance arm of Garden State Securities, Inc. He has been engaged in the investment banking, investment advisory and securities business for almost 25 years. Before joining Garden State Securities, Inc., he served as Vice President of Private Client Group/Corporate Finance Department at First Montauk Securities Corp. from April 2001 through October 2008. During Max's time at First Montauk Securities Corp’s, Corporate Finance Dept., and at his previous firms, he participated in raising in excess of $600 million for public and private companies. From July 1999 through April 2001 Max was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at First Atlanta Securities, LLC, From November 1995 through July 1999 Mr. Povolotsky was employed at JW Genesis Securities, a New York Stock Exchange member firm. During Max's time at JW Genesis, he was a member of the Presidents Club in 1998 and 1999. From 1993 through 1995, Max was employed at Josephthal Lyon & Ross & Inc., a New York Stock Exchange member firm.

Max holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University. He currently holds several registrations with FINRAincluding the Series 7, 24 and 79. He is married and has three boys.


Kathleen M. RiviereKathleen M. Riviere currently serves as the Executive Administrator for Garden State Securities Inc.'s Corporate Finance/Investment Banking Dept., GSS Capital Group.

Please direct all inquiries to Kathleen Riviere at 732-212-1029 or email any inquiries to