Joseph A. Alagna Jr.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Managing Member
Joseph Alagna's career in the securities industry spans almost 30 years. Joe is the founding member of Joseph Gunnar & Co. (est. in 1997) and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is a founding member of the Buttonwood family of venture capital funds and currently serves as their Co-Manager. From 1990-1997, Joe was Executive-Vice President and National Sales Manager for a nationally recognized broker-dealer, where he was instrumental in developing a 20-person, one office firm into a business with more than 250 financial consultants with eight offices in five states. Joe attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from C.W. Post College.
Stephan A. Stein
President & Chief Operating Officer, Executive Committee Member
Stephan A. Stein has 40 years of full spectrum debt, equity and merger/acquisition transaction and business management experience, initially as a practicing attorney in New York City, as a principal of emerging growth stage related companies; and thereafter as an investment banker specializing in nano-cap and micro-cap companies. In addition to his current role as President/COO, (previously Head of Investment Banking) Stephan is a founding member of the Buttonwood family of venture capital funds and currently serves as their Co-Manager. Stephan came to Joseph Gunnar & Co. in 1999 soon after its founding from Commonwealth Associates, the New York based merchant and investment bank, where he was Managing Director of Corporate Finance. Stephan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School.