Executive Team
The Pintoresco team is comprised of a group of seasoned M&A, operating, marketing and corporate finance executives. All our team members are able to bring considerable knowledge and transaction execution expertise and experience to their clients. With a combined experience of over 90 years of advising and consulting services, hundreds of successful engagements and the executive management of 18 companies, we know that our team will meet your challenges and expectations.
Joel L. A. Peterson Chairman & CEO

Mr.Peterson provides advising services to policy makers, boards and managers regarding strategy, financing, complex transactions, operations and management.
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Kevin S. Flannery  Vice Chairman

Mr. Flannery provides complex financial, policy and C-level operational advising services. He was formerly with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Senior Trader, and was a Senior Managing Director with Bear Sterns & Co. for 17 years where he was Head of Listed Equity Trading
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Ronald Lau  Managing Director

Mr. Lau brings over 15 years of entrepreneurship, professional advisory services, and corporate experience across a broad set of industries.
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Anthony Pines Managing Director

Mr.Pines has been an executive in the media and technology industries and most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for a leading media company.  He brings broad experience in marketing & technology, as well as diverse integrative & operational experience to Pintoresco Advisors.
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Robin Brown  Senior Advisor

Mr. Robin Brown serves as an industry advisor to Pintoresco and our clients. He brings 12 years global telecoms experience in Europe and South East Asia having worked for asset management, management consultancy and telecoms providers.
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Elliott Kopstein Managing Director

Mr. Kopstein is a managing director with Pintoresco Advisors and serves a wide variety of clients' needs for the firm. He has more than twenty years experience in technology corporate/business development, M & A, finance, equity research, and early stage venture capital.
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Joel L. A. Peterson

Prior to Pintoresco, he has served in senior executive positions responsible for strategy, investments, alliances, operations, financings and mergers & acquisitions for multi-billion dollar financial and operating companies conducting business worldwide.He has served on a number of corporate boards and in C-level positions.

Previously, Mr. Peterson was the founder of a WiFi network company; was President, Global Partnerships for an AT&T affiliate company; and was Senior VP for European operations of Level 3 Communications, Inc., a $5 billion public company, where he led business lines with $115 million in revenues and 300 employees with operations in 7 countries throughout Europe.

Before Level 3, Mr. Peterson was Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate Development for Concert Communications, a $7 billion independent joint venture company of AT&T and British Telecom, with 7000 employees and offices in 52 countries. He led all global strategy, worldwide business development, all mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, investments and investment portfolio management.

He was also CEO of Sharinga Networks, Inc., an AT&T affiliated internet software and network technologies company. Prior to Concert, Mr. Peterson was Executive Director, Corporate Development for BellSouth Corporation, a $25 billion company. He led international mergers & acquisitions activity and was the architect of BellSouth's European strategy. He successfully concluded $30 billion of mergers & acquisitions in 25 countries.

Before BellSouth, he was a high finance VP with Wachovia Corporation, Mitsubishi Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and SunTrust Banks, serving Fortune 500 corporations.

A Navy veteran, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, the youngest officer ever to attain full professional qualifications on an aircraft carrier. Mr. Peterson was a National Merit Scholar, receiving his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1986, where he was an Echols Scholar, as well as a Rodman Scholar in Nuclear Engineering. He earned his MBA in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from the R. B. Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech in 1992.

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