Born and raised in Queens, New York, John Florio saw first-hand the implications of poverty and economic disenfranchisement from an early age. Choosing a traditional business career in real estate and then financial services, John still felt connected to the economic struggles of hard-working communities and families through his volunteer work, board service, writing, and ultimately by serving seven years within the community development division of the nation’s sixth largest bank.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in Management and Communications, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and has more than 20 years of experience working in business, providing financial education, and performing community service. John is also the owner and primary consultant at JFM Community Resources, LLC where he specializes in community development consulting services to non-profits, government agencies and financial institutions.
Jamie has an MBA from Rutgers University and a Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investment and Development from NYU. He's traded stocks since he was 13 and bought his first property within a year of graduating college. He has flipped properties and got out before the 2008 mortgage meltdown because he was able to see the market turning before it happened. Jamie has started two companies and also has experience investing in antiques, collectibles, gold, silver, options, Forex, tax liens and private lending. In his spare time, he helps educate people on investing and personal finance through his website www.jamiesmoneyadvice.com and his podcast Money Tree Radio.
Robert Chapman is the founder of Compass Wealth, LLC, with over 20 years of financial services experience as a Personal Financial Specialist, CPA and CMA. At times quoted or interviewed in the local, regional and national media for his technical expertise, Robert excels at providing clients with comprehensive customized and integrated strategies for their specific financial situation, including advice on risk management, investments, Laxes and planning. His passion for the financial industry is evident in his proactive communication with clients on up-to-date legislation and approaches to wealth strategies.
justine DeVito Tenney, CPA/PFS, CFP, MBA, is a partner with WeiserMazars LLP, specializing in providing audit, tax, and consulting services to law firms, professional service firms, not-for-profit organizations, high net worth individuals and family groups. She also provides outsourced family office functions, including business management for high net worth individuals and family groups, as well as their trusts and foundations