Our senior executives have over 100 years of experience with some of the top investment banks and hedge funds in the world.

Quoin brings its senior-level investment banker experience to every client engagement. Some of these banks include: Societe General, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and The Travelers Group.

Quoin Capital’s leadership are graduates of the finest business schools in the world, from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania to Harvard Business School.

Board

Photo of Osagie Imasogie, Quoin Capital Non-Executive Chairman

Osagie Imasogie

Non-Executive Chairman

With over 35 years of experience in the fields of law, finance and business management, healthcare and the healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry, Osagie is a co-founder of PIPV Capital, a Private Equity Firm that is focused on the Life Sciences vertical and has invested over $1 Billion in institutional money. Prior to co-founding PIPV Capital, he established GlaxoSmithKline Ventures and was its founding Vice President. Osagie has held senior commercial and R&D positions within pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, SmithKline, DuPont Merck and Endo. He has also been a Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance Partner as well as a practicing attorney with a leading US Law Firm, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Osagie is a serial entrepreneur and investor and serves as Chairman and Founder of Ibere Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:IBER) and Zelira Therapeutics (ASX:ZLD). He also serves on the Board of a number of financial institutions such as FS-KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE: FSK), Haverford Trust and Beltraith/StoneRidge Investment, institutions that cumulatively manage over $28 Billion. Osagie is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Executive Committee of the University, and is also the Chairman of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property.

Osagie holds LLM degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar in addition to other Bars.

African-Specific Experience
  • Established the Central Clearing House of the Nigerian Stock Exchange
  • Price Waterhouse Partner-in-Charge of West Africa for Corporate Finance Advisory Services and Information Technology
  • Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • Led transactions funded by the African Development Bank
  • Advisory Board of the African Healthcare Fund
  • Investor in manufacturing & export based Nigerian businesses

Felix I. Odigie

Managing Director

Felix, an intrepid and highly experienced entrepreneur, has been managing and leading teams in the financial and technology sectors for over 15 years. As the general partner at Quoin Capital, he is dedicated to increasing Quoin’s footprint and reach globally, especially in the Americas and Africa by providing access to unique instruments and resources they may not find elsewhere. He is a Managing Partner at Cedros Capital, LLC, providing entrepreneurs and business owners with a compelling combination of capital, financial flexibility and managerial expertise. Felix has years of technology experience that includes Sr. Technology Integration executive at Citizens Bank, a managing consultant at TEKsystems, and at TUFTS, where he managed the technology and engineering group.

Felix holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science from Northeastern University, along with an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Felix holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 63, and 24.

African-Specific Experience
  • Led multiple investments in FinTech and Banks Assets and Transactions in West and East Africa
  • Investor in manufacturing and Oil & Gas sector verticals in Nigeria
  • Advisor to multiple Africa focused investment funds
photo of Dr. Oludare Odumosu

Dr. Oludare Odumosu

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Odumosu is the Chief Executive Officer of Zelira Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD, OTCQB: ZLDAF) and brings more than a decade of biopharmaceutical expertise in organization leadership, business development, scientific and clinical research, product development, regulatory approval, business operations, global commercialization and licensing including strategic alliance management. Dr. Odumosu is also a notable World Bank Institute Certified public health professional with global healthcare translational/clinical/epidemiological research and data management expertise. Prior to joining Zelira, he was the founding Chief Operating officer at Ilera Healthcare. Recently Dr. Odumosu was named to the board of the National Cannabis Roundtable, which promotes common sense federal regulation, tax equality and financial services reform and supports changing federal to acknowledge states rights to regulate and manage cannabis policy.

Dr. Odumosu earned his PhD in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Public Health-Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, and a BS in Biology from Calvin College, Michigan.

African-Specific Experience
  • Experienced with the development and implementation of product design and scale up on the African continent
  • Held key advisory roles in several African multinational startups
  • Managed investments in the export of agriculture and agricultural commodities

Leadership

Felix I. Odigie

Managing Director

Felix, an intrepid and highly experienced entrepreneur, has been managing and leading teams in the financial and technology sectors for over 15 years. As the general partner at Quoin Capital, he is dedicated to increasing Quoin’s footprint and reach globally, especially in the Americas and Africa by providing access to unique instruments and resources they may not find elsewhere. He is a Managing Partner at Cedros Capital, LLC, providing entrepreneurs and business owners with a compelling combination of capital, financial flexibility and managerial expertise. Felix has years of technology experience that includes Sr. Technology Integration executive at Citizens Bank, a managing consultant at TEKsystems, and at TUFTS, where he managed the technology and engineering group.

Felix holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science from Northeastern University, along with an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Felix holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 63, and 24.

African-Specific Experience
  • Led multiple investments in FinTech and Banks Assets and Transactions in West and East Africa
  • Investor in manufacturing and Oil & Gas sector verticals in Nigeria
  • Advisor to multiple Africa focused investment funds
photo of Jack Namvou, managing director at Quoin Capital

Jack Namvou

Managing Director - Agro-Allied and Africa

Jack is a passionate and highly experienced professional across the agribusiness industries of frontier markets, particularly West Africa. He serves as CFO of DSN Enterprises, LLC – a Venture Capital company based in Pennsylvania, USA. Jack co-founded and is leading the operations of Agrifa International Ltd, an Agro-Allied company based in Nigeria, by spearheading farm production activities, product quality and uniformity, and by managing the achievement of daily production targets. He previously founded and managed Jasmine Farms SARL, a fully integrated agricultural company based
in Cameroon.

Prior to focusing on the Agro-Allied space, Jack worked in the Investment Banking Groups of Wells Fargo & Co and of Bank of Montreal, managing over $90B in capital markets transactions and leading Mergers & Acquisitions deals across the software, financial technology and educational technology industries.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.”

African-Specific Experience
  • Co-founder of Agrifa International LTD, an Agro-Allied company based in Nigeria
  • Founder of Jasmine Farms SARL, a fully integrated agricultural
    business based in Cameroon
  • Advised and led several Africa focused venture based transactions

Debra Gordon

Sr. Managing Director

Debra Gordon is the Senior Managing Director of Nexus Investment Consultants, a firm specializing in marketing, branding, and business development for established and emerging managers and broker-dealers. She is responsible for firm-wide management, strategic planning, and implementation. Current areas of focus are sports arena development, real estate, private equity, internet technology, and entertainment. With 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Debra is highly regarded. Her relationships represent over $500 billion in assets under management. She began her career as a runner on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and was the first African American woman in that role. Debra's initial foray into institutional sales began when she helped launch Melvin Securities. Melvin Securities is a full-service investment banking firm and was the only African American specialist firm in the country that made markets in over 100 stocks.


After moving to New York, she held sales/trading and executive roles at top-ranking minority-owned investment banking firms on Wall Street. In this capacity, she traded various investment vehicles including domestic and international corporate equities and bonds, options and convertibles for public and corporate pension funds, fortune 500, and mid-tier asset management firms. In her role as an industry influencer, connector, and leader, she served as the Vice President and President of NASP Chicago for almost 10 years. During her tenure, NASP Chicago worked closely with the State of Illinois Pension and Investment Committee to establish legislation for inclusion of MWBE managers and brokers in local public pension funds, and was the leader in providing networking opportunities for the local MWBE community as well as trustee education. Among her various charitable pursuits, Debra serves on the Board of Directors of the Westside Health Authority, the Board of Cornerstone Recovery homes and is a founding member and partner of In the Throne Ministries. Debra is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Pleroma Inc. a digital Health company. Debra has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Joquinn “J.T.” Sadler

Chief Compliance Officer

As the founder of multiple financial services companies, JT is an expert in compliance and operations management with more than 25 years of experience in retail and institutional sales, and corporate and municipal underwriting.

In 2011, JT founded Ibis Compliance & Financial Services, where he currently consults and contracts his many years of compliance and supervisor services to several brokers/dealers, introducing brokers and RIAs. In previous work, JT is also a co-founder of Morgan Wilshire Securities (1998), where he helped establish and train the firm’s sales force; IFS Securities (2006), an independent minority-owned Broker/Dealer in Atlanta, Georgia; SB Advisory, LLC. (2009), a state-registered RIA; and San Blas Securities, LLC (2018), a full-service Broker/Dealer, whose platform includes Capital Markets and an Advisor Network.

At Quoin, JT’s mission is to ensure full compliance with regulatory requirements relating to the firm's business, leveraging his expertise in liaising with  FINRA, the SEC, the NFA, and State regulatory boards. He holds many FINRA licenses, including Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 34, 53, 63, 65 and 99.

Gerson Gibbs

Operational and Compliance Director with Quoin Capital

Gerson Gibbs, MBA, is an Operational and Compliance Director with Quoin Capital, where he provides independent oversight to ensure the business's success, by following the rules and regulations set forth by government agencies.  Mr. Gibbs is the Founder & CEO of Belite Capital, a regulatory compliance and business management company.  Belite offers oversight services and solutions provided with watchful and responsible care for the participants in the investment industry: Investment Firms and Investment Professionals, Investors and Issuers. He launched Belite as an outgrowth of his first highly successful compliance business, Phoenix Compliance Group, that started in 2012, after departing after almost ten years with the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA).  Mr. Gibbs has over two decades experience in the securities business, with almost ten years as a top financial cop as a senior FINRA regulator: he has overseen the examinations of some of the world’s largest investment banks, including: JP Morgan Chase Investment Division, UBS Domestic Investment Division and UBS International (Puerto Rico).  His time and experiences with these firms inspired the creation of a compliance services organization that can provide custom expertise for small and medium sized businesses.  After great success with Phoenix Compliance, Belite Capital was created to address the remaining needs of small- to mid- cap company Founders and CEOs, creating solutions that are supported by the use of emerging technology and outsourcing services. Prior to founding Belite, Gerson Gibbs was a Director for a legendary, minority-owned investment bank based in New York City. For the last eight years, he has been Professor Gibbs, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, and Finance.  His client roster includes brokerage firms, private equity firms, hedge funds, and HNWI across the country.

Gerson Gibbs received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business from the University at Albany, and his Masters in Business Administration from the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). Mr. Gibbs resides in New York City, where he is an advisor for the MCNY Financial Services Department and a member of Psi Beta Theta Honors Society.  In his free time, the passionate Panamanian musician mentors community youth immigrants through his media production company: developing motivated creatives into the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Photo of Osagie Imasogie, Quoin Capital Non-Executive Chairman

With over 35 years of experience in the fields of law, finance and business management, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry, Osagie is a co-founder of PIPV Capital, a Private Equity Firm that is focused on the Life Sciences vertical and has invested over $1 Billion in institutional money. Prior to co-founding PIPV Capital, he established GlaxoSmithKline Ventures and was its founding Vice President. Osagie has held senior commercial and R&D positions within pharmaceutical companies such as GSK, SmithKline, DuPont Merck and Endo. He has also been a Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance Partner as well as a practicing attorney with a leading US Law Firm, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Osagie is a serial entrepreneur and investor and serves as Chairman and Founder of Ibere Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:IBER) and Zelira Therapeutics (ASX:ZLD). He also serves on the Board of a number of financial institutions such as FS-KKR Capital Corp. (NYSE: FSK), Haverford Trust and Beltraith/StoneRidge Investment, institutions that cumulatively manage over $28 Billion. Osagie is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Executive Committee of the University, and is also the Chairman of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Osagie holds post-graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the London School of Economics and is a member of the New York State Bar, in addition to other Bars.

Osagie Imasogie

Non-Executive Chairman

photo of Felix Odigie, managing director at Quoin Capital

Felix, an intrepid and highly experienced entrepreneur, has been managing and leading teams in the financial and technology sectors for over 15 years. As the general partner at Quoin Capital, he is dedicated to increasing Quoin’s footprint and reach globally, especially in the Americas and Africa by providing access to unique instruments and resources they may not find elsewhere. He is a Managing Partner at Cedros Capital, LLC, providing entrepreneurs and business owners with a compelling combination of capital, financial flexibility and managerial expertise. Felix has years of technology experience that includes Sr. Technology Integration executive at Citizens Bank, a managing consultant at TEKsystems, and at TUFTS, where he managed the technology and engineering group.

Felix holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science from Northeastern University, along with an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Felix holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 63, and 24.

Felix I. Odigie

Managing Director

photo of Dr. Oludare Odumosu

Dr. Odumosu is the Chief Executive Officer of Zelira Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD, OTCQB: ZLDAF) and brings more than a decade of biopharmaceutical expertise in organization leadership, business development, scientific and clinical research, product development, regulatory approval, business operations, global commercialization and licensing including strategic alliance management. Dr. Odumosu is also a notable World Bank Institute Certified public health professional with global healthcare translational/clinical/epidemiological research and data management expertise. Prior to joining Zelira, he was the founding Chief Operating officer at Ilera Healthcare. Recently Dr. Odumosu was named to the board of the National Cannabis Roundtable, which promotes common sense federal regulation, tax equality and financial services reform and supports changing federal to acknowledge states rights to regulate and manage cannabis policy.

Dr. Odumosu earned his PhD in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Public Health-Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, and a BS in Biology from Calvin College, Michigan.

Dr. Oludare Odumosu

Non-Executive Director

photo of Maceo Davis, president and CEO of Quoin Capital

Maceo Davis established Quoin Capital in 2005 and has more than 35 years of experience in investments and public service, including with the City of Philadelphia. His career began in global banking at Citibank and he has a track record of trading stocks and bonds. Maceo is a highly experienced entrepreneur who has promoted and arranged trade and investment projects in several Middle Eastern and African countries.

Maceo earned a BA in Mathematics from Lincoln University and an MBA in Finance & International Business from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 63, 55, 24, 53, 79 and 28.

Maceo Davis

President & CEO, Head of Bonds

photo of Jack Namvou, managing director at Quoin Capital

Jack is a passionate and highly experienced professional across the agribusiness industries of frontier markets, particularly West Africa. He serves as CFO of DSN Enterprises, LLC – a Venture Capital company based in Pennsylvania, USA. Jack co-founded and is leading the operations of Agrifa International Ltd, an Agro-Allied company based in Nigeria, by spearheading farm production activities, product quality and uniformity, and by managing the achievement of daily production targets. He previously founded and managed Jasmine Farms SARL, a fully integrated agricultural company based
in Cameroon.

Prior to focusing on the Agro-Allied space, Jack worked in the Investment Banking Groups of Wells Fargo & Co and of Bank of Montreal, managing over $90B in capital markets transactions and leading Mergers & Acquisitions deals across the software, financial technology and educational technology industries.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.”

Jack Namvou

Managing Director – Agro-Allied and Africa

Team

photo of Jay Jung, managing director at Quoin Capital

Jay Jung

Managing Director

Jay leads Quoin Capital’s execution team and is focused on providing our clients world-class execution of their specific transactions and needs. Jay also founded Embarc Advisors and has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic finance. Jay is former Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Vice President and McKinsey & Company Engagement Manager. He has completed over $50 billion in transactions including marquee transactions such as the sale of Yahoo, MuleSoft and SanDisk. He currently works with startups as a fractional CFO or advises them as a consultant. Most recently, he has successfully advised on capital raises for several startups – including during the COVID-19 crisis. He also co-founded a technology startup that raised capital from Softbank and other VCs.

Jay received an MBA from Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

photo of Malcolmn Pryor, managing director at Quoin Capital

Malcolmn D. Pryor

Managing Director

Malcolmn Pryor, Sr. has spent more than 30 years in the Financial Services Industry as a Senior Executive. He began his career in fixed income sales at Goldman Sachs in 1972. He has been a Member of the Chicago Board of Trade, The New York Coffee and Cocoa Exchange and a Market Maker with the Philadelphia Options Exchange. Malcolmn founded Pryor, Counts & Co., which led financings in the Municipal Bond Industry and Senior Managed transactions in Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, Utilities and Development projects in varying amounts. The firm also underwrote and structured transactions for international entities and invested in projects in the financial services in West and Southern Africa. Malcolm was CEO of an Enterprise Fund sponsored by USAID in Southern Africa.

Malcolmn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with an MBA. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, 53, 63 and 39.

African-Specific Experience
  • Co-founder and Chairman of Pryor, Govan, Counts & Co. Inc., where he led financings for the African Development Bank
  • Founding and current shareholder of the African Export Import Bank Cairo, Egypt
  • Founding shareholder of Ghana Home Loan company Accra Ghana, and the Merchant Bank of East Africa, based in Kampala Uganda
  • Founding shareholder and Director of the National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe
  • CEO of the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ava Watkins

Managing Director, Alternative Capital Markets

Ava Watkins founded the Alternative Asset Group, a third-party marketing business focused on raising assets in the alternative space and heads the Alternative Asset Group. Clients include a variety of single-manager hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity and venture, as well as a feeder fund which allows access to some of the biggest names in the business with lower minimum investments. Ava began her career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later joined Tremont Partners where she marketed alternative asset managers before founding her own business.

Ava is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.

Brian T. Hannon, CFA

Director, Quants

Brian Hannon began his career in the chemicals industry at the Dupont Company where he held various positions in research & development, and corporate finance. Brian made the transition to the investment management profession in 1992 at the DuPont Pension Fund and has since worked with ASB Capital Management,and with Macquarie Investments (formerly Delaware Investment Management) on their institutional large-cap value team. Prior to assuming his current role at Quoin Capital, LLC, Brian founded Qubit Investments, LLC and later became the Director of Equity Research at Sturdivant & Co.

Brian holds a BS degree in chemical engineering and a BS in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and has been a CFA charter holder since 1991.

Christina Surowiec

Director, Macroeconomics

Christina Surowiec is an experienced macroeconomist and policy analyst and is the editor of the Quoin Insights Research publications. She has been producing analysis and written work for clients including business/finance, government, academia and NGOs since mid-2001. Christina’s key focus areas are the intersection of governance, regulation, and public finance; energy issues and markets; and prospects for sustainable international development, particularly in Africa.

Christina holds a master’s degree in policy analysis, with a concentration in environmental policy, from Johns Hopkins University.

photo of James Hill, managing director of public finance at Quoin Capital

James D. Hill

Managing Director, Public Finance

James D. Hill is a St Louis based investment banker who has extensive investment banking experience. He started his finance career at A. G. Edwards & Sons as a retail stockbroker. He went on the public finance side of the business by working for Toussaint Capital Partners, LLC, Grigsby & Associates, and Great Pacific Securities. He graduated from St Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. James has utilized his relationships to assist with city development projects between 2017-2019. Although James did not have his licenses registered with a broker dealer during this period because his position did not permit it due to city mandates, James did continue to work with all entities in which he serviced during his registration. All of James' relationships consist of city government offices and institutions and his current primary business as a registered individual will consist of further developing these relationships in public finance. James has not removed himself from the financial industry as noted his position between the period of 2017-2019 did not require registration as he was a salaried employee who did not collect commission.

Abeeb O. Adebayo

Associate Director

Abeeb is a member of Quoin Capital’s deal execution team and brings on board his strong experience in investment banking, private equity, and venture capital. Having amassed over 7 years of work experience across Europe and Africa, his focus is predominantly on Africa-related transactions with the responsibility of performing research, financial analysis and modelling, deal structuring, and driving due diligence. 

Prior to Quoin Capital, Abeeb worked as a private equity senior associate in Nigeria where he originated unique transactions and invested in companies across different sectors in West Africa. He spent almost 4 years working in the investment banking division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) London where he advised clients in the Financial Services industry with announced transactions of over USD 20 billion to his credit.

Abeeb has an MBA from Brunel University London and a BSc degree from the University of Ilorin. He holds a Certificate in Securities and Derivatives from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) UK.

African-Specific Experience
  • Worked with two Discount Houses in Nigeria with the responsibility of managing intermediaries between the Central Bank of Nigeria and the financial institutions
  • Advised private businesses in Africa on potential IPOs, capital raisings and capital restructuring
  • Invested in and managed a portfolio of assets across financial services, consumer goods and technology sectors in Anglophone West Africa

Alexander Zaghloul

Business Development Associate

Alexander is a member of Quoin Capital’s investment banking services team, where he supports Quoin’s deal pipeline and investment banking operations.

Before joining Quoin Capital, Alexander worked as a strategy consultant for two boutique consultancies where he modeled processes to achieve operational improvements and supported the creation of ROI-based business case analyses in various technology sectors.

Alexander has an MS in business and bachelor’s degree in international business and economics from the George Washington University.

African-Specific Experience
  • Conducted research and prepared background materials on West and East African countries as part of the Milken Institute’s developing economy advisory practice
  • Assisted the Milken Institute’s capital market development practice in Nigeria by facilitating discussions on future-flow securitization among local and international investment banks and local regulators
photo of Jay Jung, managing director at Quoin Capital

Jay leads Quoin Capital’s execution team and is focused on providing our clients world-class execution of their specific transactions and needs. Jay also founded Embarc Advisors and has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic finance. Jay is former Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Vice President and McKinsey & Company Engagement Manager. He has completed over $50 billion in transactions including marquee transactions such as the sale of Yahoo, MuleSoft and SanDisk. He currently works with startups as a fractional CFO or advises them as a consultant. Most recently, he has successfully advised on capital raises for several startups – including during the COVID-19 crisis. He also co-founded a technology startup that raised capital from Softbank and other VCs.

Jay received an MBA from Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jay Jung

Managing Director

photo of Sung Yang, senior associate at Quoin Capital

Sung is a member of Quoin Capital’s execution team and supports the group in ensuring clients’ experience specialized and tailored execution. He plays a significant role in the firm’s transaction management framework. Prior to Quoin Capital Sung has amassed over 5 years in investment banking experience both in the USA and South Korea. His experience include Embarc advisors, Palm Tree LLC and GS Caltex Corp.

Sung earned his B.A in economics from Seoul National University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School.

Sung Yang

Senior Associate

photo of Malcolmn Pryor, managing director at Quoin Capital

Malcolmn Pryor, Sr. has spent more than 30 years in the Financial Services Industry as a Senior Executive. He began his career in fixed income sales at Goldman Sachs in 1972. He has been a Member of the Chicago Board of Trade, The New York Coffee and Cocoa Exchange and a Market Maker with the Philadelphia Options Exchange. Malcolmn founded Pryor, Counts & Co., which led financings in the Municipal Bond Industry and Senior Managed transactions in Infrastructure, Housing, Transportation, Utilities and Development projects in varying amounts. The firm also underwrote and structured transactions for international entities and invested in projects in the financial services in West and Southern Africa. Mr. Pryor was CEO of an Enterprise Fund sponsored by USAID in Southern Africa.

Malcolmn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with an MBA. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, 53, 63 and 39.

Malcolmn D. Pryor

Managing Director

photo of Ava Watkins, managing director at Quoin Capital

Ava Watkins founded the Alternative Asset Group, a third-party marketing business focused on raising assets in the alternative space and heads the Alternative Asset Group. Clients include a variety of single-manager hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity and venture, as well as a feeder fund which allows access to some of the biggest names in the business with lower minimum investments. Ms. Watkins began her career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and later joined Tremont Partners where she marketed alternative asset managers before founding her own business.

Ava is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.

Ava Watkins

Managing Director, Alternative Capital Market

photo of James Hill, managing director of public finance at Quoin Capital

James D. Hill is a St Louis based investment banker who has extensive investment banking experience. He started his finance career at A. G. Edwards & Sons as a retail stockbroker. He went on the public finance side of the business by working for Toussaint Capital Partners, LLC, Grigsby & Associates, and Great Pacific Securites. He graduated from St Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. Mr. Hill has utilized his relationships to assist with city development projects between 2017-2019. Although Mr. Hill did not have his licenses registered with a broker dealer during this period because his position did not permit it due to city mandates, Mr. Hill did continue to work with all entities in which he serviced during his registration. All of Mr. Hill’s relationships consist of city government offices and institutions and his current primary business as a registered individual will consist of further developing these relationships in public finance. Mr. Hill has not removed himself from the financial industry as noted his position between the period of 2017-2019 did not require registration as he was a salaried employee who did not collect commission.

James D Hill

Managing Director, Public Finance

Brian Hannon began his career in the chemicals industry at the Dupont Company where he held various positions in research & development, and corporate finance. Brian made the transition to the investment management profession in 1992 at the DuPont Pension Fund and has since worked with ASB Capital Management,and with Macquarie Investments (formerly Delaware Investment Management) on their institutional large-cap value team. Prior to assuming his current role at Quoin Capital, LLC, Brian founded Qubit Investments, LLC and later became the Director of Equity Research at Sturdivant & Co.

Brian holds a BS degree in chemical engineering and a BS in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and has been a CFA charter holder since 1991.

Brian T. Hannon

CFA Director, Quants

photo of Christina Surowiec, Director, Macroeconomics at Quoin Capital

Christina Surowiec is an experienced macroeconomist and policy analyst and is the editor of the Quoin Insights Research publications. She has been producing analysis and written work for clients including business/finance, government, academia and NGOs since mid-2001. Christina’s key focus areas are the intersection of governance, regulation, and public finance; energy issues and markets; and prospects for sustainable international development, particularly in Africa.

Christina holds a master’s degree in policy analysis, with a concentration in environmental policy, from Johns Hopkins University.

Christina Surowiecs

Director, Macroeconomic