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  • CEO

    Tim started his financial services career in 1985 with an independent financial planning firm in northern New Jersey. While the firm was fee-and-commission oriented in its business model, he moved primarily fee-based in 1988 to manage client portfolios. In 1995, he went on his own by starting an RIA firm, and in 1997 he started Comprehensive Asset Management and Servicing, Inc. (“CAM”), as a broker-dealer to service the transactional needs of several colleagues who had joined. When calls started coming in looking for a fee-friendly broker-dealer, Tim joined with a successful Florida entrepreneur to seize the opportunity and penetrate this market niche. Today, Comprehensive is a national leader in providing broker-dealer services to advisors who market under their own unaffiliated RIA. In addition to CAM, Tim founded Comprehensive Capital Management, Inc., an SEC-registered investment advisor, in 2002, as a compliment to the broker-dealer. The company allows investment advisory representatives to manage client portfolios for a fee, or to connect clients with other money managers. Most recently, he started Aurora Private Wealth, Inc., a new investment advisor driven by high technology solutions for investment advisors who want to grow their practices rapidly at minimal cost. Tim has been an industry leader as well, serving three years on FINRA District Committee, including two as Chairman of his region and the final year as Chairman of the National Advisory Council, representing the industry’s interests in the regulatory policy and rulemaking process. He has also served as a panelist for the TD Ameritrade Advisory Panel, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Broker-Dealers. Tim also provides leadership in private capacities, including as a former Councilman and Mayor of his municipality; founder and chairman of New Jersey’s Government Efficiency Movement; Board Member of his county’s Economic Development Corporation; Board Member of the Arts Council of the Morris Area; and Trustee of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ. Tim has been married to his wife, Tara, for over 25 years. They reside in Roxbury Township, NJ. They have a daughter who works in sales in New York City, a son who is a computer science major in college, and a teenage daughter who is a senior in high school.

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  • Managing Director

    Ryan started his career in Financial Services as a financial advisor for both Morgan Stanley, and Oppenheimer & Co. After recognizing the “mass exodus” from the wire house space to the RIA space, and wanting to get directly involved, Ryan left the role of financial advisor role and took on the role of consultant at RIA In A Box, Ryan consulted with small advisors who were looking to create their own RIA, and needed guidance in many aspects such as registration requirements and third party relationship offerings. From there, Ryan had the opportunity to work for the RIA Industries leading Regulatory Compliance Consultancy Practice/Securities Law Firm, MarketCounsel/The Hamburger Law Firm, as National Director Of Sales. While at MarketCounsel, Ryan consulted with some of the largest advisors in the country, and worked in conjunction with institutional custodians to help advisors transition to the independent space. During his time there, Ryan provided expertise on considerations advisors needed to make from a regulatory, employment and corporate perspective. Additionally, Ryan was directly involved in most of the deals that went to major industry aggregator platforms. After four years at MarketCounsel, Ryan was asked to lead national sales for The Royal Bank of Canada, and their prestigious custodial unit, RBC Advisor Services. At RBC, Ryan led the charge in helping develop a 21st century custodian for advisors managing more than 100MM in fee based assets. Additionally, he was responsible for bringing in 1Bln + in new AUM to the custody unit. After RBC, Ryan went on to work with industry leader Joe Duran and his firm, United Capital. At United Capital, Ryan’s role was charged with heading up all institutional relationships. During his time with United, Ryan was responsible for ensuring the alignment between United Capital and the Institutional Custody business partners, and that national referral programs were in place to generate new prospective advisors to United Capital.

  • Director of Business Development

    Sebastian brings nearly 30 years of financial services experience to Aurora Private Wealth. He began his career with Merrill Lynch holding multiple roles that included both products and operations. He quickly became a go-to specialist in limited partnerships, equity & corporate bond trading and ultimately lead a client services team. At a time when technology was developing within the financial services industry, and adoption was on the forefront, Sebastian went to Bear Stearns and ultimately led a team supporting the clearing business both domestically and internationally. Sebastian ultimately recognized the trend towards the independent advisory channel so he left Bear Stearns to hold a leadership and sales role with both Pershing Advisor Solutions and Charles Schwab Advisor Services directly supporting RIA’s. In 2014, Sebastian left Charles Schwab to work with Continuity Partners Group, a Cambridge Investment Research company, as Senior Director focusing on Succession & Continuity Planning for independent advisors. Sebastian resides in Hazlet, New Jersey. He attended the University of New York – Brooklyn College and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.

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  • Director, Strategic Planning

    Andrew is the firm’s Director of Strategic Planning. He also serves as a Senior Compliance officer with the Comprehensive Group. In his dual roles, Andrew applies his diverse operational, business, technology and compliance background helping bridge the gap between various mission critical functions to ensure timely and efficient project management and business insight. He brings well over 20 years of Financial Services experience in both retail and institutional environments to Aurora Private Wealth, Inc. In the 10 years prior to his current role, Mr. Nussbaum served in senior management roles as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Administrative officer for two boutique firms, focused on the Independent Advisor channel, Institutional Trading and Prime brokerage. Mr. Nussbaum began his career in sales having held senior positions with Anacomp and Automatic Data Processing. He entered the securities industry while at ADP as a Vice President, Business Development at ADP’s Brokerage Services Group (now Broadridge) where he created a variety of creative strategic alliance programs. After leaving ADP, Andrew assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Business and Product Development at the US discount Brokerage arm of Royal Bank of Canada. Mr. Nussbaum has also held senior positions in the operations group at Jefferies and Company, Led Correspondent and Prime Brokerage Sales at Investec Ernst and Company as the Director of Sales, and in Correspondent sales at Fiserv Securities. He holds the series 7, 63, 24 & 4 securities licenses. Andrew resides in Bergen County, NJ and has three teenage children (Triplets!). In his free time he enjoys Woodworking, Skiing and relaxing at the Jersey shore.

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  • VP, Operations

    Nezi has been with Comprehensive Asset Management & Servicing, Inc. since April 2000. She started as a client service representative. With her attention to detail and organizational skills, coupled with her strong service-minded approach, she evolved to lead the operations and client service departments. Before joining CAM, Nezi worked in the banking industry for over 15 years. It is there that she attained her Series 6 and 63. In her free time, Nezi enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and attending shows and New Jersey Devils games.

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  • Director, Technology

    Albert has been developing applications for 14 years and is a certified Java programmer. He has started to develop custom Salesforce solutions and is thrilled to be part of the Aurora Private Wealth, Inc team to help the company become a pioneer in business technology. Albert maintains a series 99 operations professional registration. In his spare time, Albert enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son. He is also an avid golfer and trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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  • Transition Manager

    Val is an industry veteran with over seventeen years’ experience in the financial services industry. In 2000, she took an opportunity to serve a successful independent financial advisory practice by managing all the administrative functions for the practice. After eight years in that growing role, she joined The Comprehensive Group,and has worked (and earned) the title of Transition Manager. With over 250 transitions under her belt, Val possesses extensive knowledge and understands the complexities of the RIA and BD transition process. Val often is the “transition quarterback”, working jointly with custodial partners to mitigate issues and maximize effectiveness. Val is on the “front lines” with all new incoming advisors to Aurora. She maintains a Series 99 operations professional registration. Residing in Morris County, NJ with her husband Chris and their daughter Charley Rose, Val enjoys spending her time just being a great mom.

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