Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Louis Calderone is Chief Operating Officer with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry.
Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer of Converge Media Group. In his role with Converge Media Group, Lou managed the day to day operations of the full service media production company which specialized in comedic television and multimedia content. Converge Media Group was successfully sold to Zealot Networks in 2015.
Prior to Converge, Mr. Calderone was Senior Vice President of Montecito Advisers, a Prime brokerage firm serving high net worth clients and institutional clients. Lou brought with him direct relationships with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and RBC as well as many institutional clients.
From 1992 – 2009, Mr. Calderone worked for Aegis Capital Corp., ultimately serving as President of the firm. Aegis Capital is a full service retail and institutional broker-dealer located in New York City. While at Aegis, Lou was an instrumental part of the build-out of Aegis, helping grow the company from a small player to a premiere full service Regional East Coast Investment Firm. While there, he held increasingly more senior roles, overseeing the high net worth client group and institutional sales team.
Prior to joining Aegis Capital, Lou began his finance career as an options and equity trader in New York City. He has taken and passed the following securities exams Series 6 and 7, Series 24, Series 55 and Series 63.
Mr. Calderone attended Hofstra University.