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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Ronald Lau

Mr. Lau is a Managing Director at Pintoresco Advisors where he is a principle in the firm, leading and executing client engagements. He brings over 15 years of entrepreneurship, professional advisory services, and corporate experience across a broad set of industries.

Most recently, he was a Vice President of Strategic Development and General Counsel of Recordant, Inc., a venture backed company providing an integrated capture and analysis solution of telephony and face-to-face based customer interactions. He led the product development and management of several key components of the solution in addition to crafting technology partnerships that reduced costs by an order of magnitude from initial versions of the solution. Mr. Lau also managed the legal affairs of the company, drafting and negotiating agreements, handling intellectual property issues, and creating much of the due diligence with the Series A and B investors.

He was also a co-founder of Venture X Group, a management consulting firm focused on providing business planning and development consulting services in addition to interim management services for high growth companies in a number of industries including healthcare services, medical devices, telecommunications, hardware, software and information technology. Over the past 10 years, VXG has worked with over 100 clients who have raised over $150 million in institutional capital through VXGs efforts.

Prior to co-founding Venture X Group, Mr. Lau was the Area Manager for one of BellSouth Entertainment's largest markets, responsible for the general management of four terrestrial cable franchises as well as a wireless video distribution system. His responsibilities included managing internal teams in marketing, technology, and content programming in addition to being the primary contact for managing the operation's external relationships.

In his role as a strategic planner for BellSouth, he was one of the primary strategists in the development and successful execution of the company's strategy in an FCC wireless spectrum auction as well as managing other strategic planning initiatives for companies in the BellSouth Enterprises portfolio.

Prior to BellSouth, he was a member of Ernst & Young's financial advisory services group, managing projects supporting over 30 M&A transactions. These transactions spanned the range of health care companies such as hospitals, HMOs and physician groups, as well as companies in other industries such as food production, textile, latex manufacturing and biomedicine.

He earned his law degree and MBA from Emory University, and a BS in Finance (magna cum laude) from the University of Connecticut.

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