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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Elliott Kopstein

Mr. Kopstein is a managing director with Pintoresco Advisors, LLC based out of San Francisco, CA 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. Mr. Kopstein is a former Wall Street equity research analyst with Alex Brown (now Deutsche Bank) where he covered telecommunications equipment and network infrastructure. Companies covered included Lucent, Nortel, Broadcom, JDS Uniphase, CIENA, and Juniper Networks. He's held various senior finance and M&A positions with Pacific Telesis, AirTouch, and MFS Communications (where he co-led the finance due diligence team for the $2.6B acquisition of Brooks Fiber in October 1997). Mr. Kopstein was VP Corp Dev and senior M&A advisor to Precision Response Corporation (PRC) from 1999 to 2004, where he sourced and co-managed the acquisitions of Access Direct and Hancock Information Group. He co-founded PRC's online call center division PRCNetcare which was a key driver in the companyís sale to Barry Dillerís Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: IACI) in 2000 for over $700M.

Since 2004, Mr. Kopstein has been an active hand-on investor and consultant for various consumer internet, software, and communications start-ups including Palore, The Voice Internet, Evant (sold to Manhattan Associates MANH in 2005), CineGoGo, and Violin Memory (IPO 2013). Elliott is senior advisor to C3/CustomerContactChannels, a leading call center and business process outsourcer (BPO) based in South Florida. He was Managing Director at Endeavor Advisory Group, a boutique strategy/advisory firm based in New York City where he headed up the firm's San Francisco office.

Mr. Kopstein is a CPA and received his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of PlayGround, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating aspiring playwrights in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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