is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal of CGIS Securities, LLC. Mr Dapena is a seasoned banking executive, investment advisor and business consultant with over 35 years-experience working with some of the most reputable global financial institutions, including: Citigroup, Bank of America, Prudential Securities (presently Wells Fargo Advisors), Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, PaineWebber (presently UBS) and Kidder, Peabody/General Electric (presently UBS). Mr. Dapena holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame/London Business School, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance, He is a holder of the FINRA Series 7, 8, 24, 63, and 65 licenses.
Mr. Darius Lashkari
is the Chief Compliance Officer for CGIS Securities, LLC, overseeing the day-to-day compliance and operational activities of the firm. Mr. Lashkari has over 10 years experience in the financial services industry and has worked with brokerage firms such as Prudential Securities, Inc. and Morgan Stanley. He has also held executive positions with other firms such as Bear Stearns, Inc., and TD Waterhouse Securities. He is holder of the Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 53, 66, 79, and 99 licenses.
Mr. Alberto Muchnick
is the Chairman of CGIS Securities, LLC. In addition to this role, Mr. Muchnick also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CGIS Inc., an introducing Broker Dealer through Pershing, LLC.
Mr. Muchnick's professional experience includes several senior level supervisory positions and a strong background in investments committees as Member of the Board of Directors of large companies in Latin America, especially in Chile, such as IAM (water industry). Mr. Muchnick has supervised a wide variety of business lines within the banking and securities industry.
From 1999 through 2002, Mr. Muchnick served as CEO at HSBC Bank USA, Santiago Branch. During his tenure, Mr. Muchnick was also a member of the Executive Committee IPBG. New York; a member of the Board for Latin America; Chief Executive Officer P.B. Investment Banking for Latin America; Chairman of the Board at HSBC Uruguay; Chief Executive Officer at HSBC Chile; and member of the Board at HSBC Florida.
Between 1986 and 1999, Mr. Muchnick worked for the Republic National Bank of New York Corporation, where he joined in 1986 as Vice President and General Manager of the Chile Branch. In 1990, he became the First Vice President and Regional Manager of the Southern Cone. In 1991, he was named Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Board at Republic National Bank of New York, Uruguay Branch. From 1992 through 1999, Mr. Muchnick held the position of Executive Vice President of the Bank in charge of Latin America.