George E. Stephenson

George E. Stephenson, Vice Chairman

Mr. Stephenson holds 30 years of experience at Merrill Lynch in Institutional Sales. His title at Merrill Lynch was Managing Director. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Stephenson served in various positions at White, Weld & Co. Incorporated and G.H. Walker, Laird Incorporated. Mr. Stephenson has a B.A. degree from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.

george@griffinsecurities.com  |  direct 646.442.1446  |  cell 908.256.5139

Larry S. Kopp,

Michael P. Maher, Managing Director

Michael P. Maher has more than 16 years of Wall Street experience. Before joining Griffin Securities, he was a senior member of the institutional sales team at Maxim Group. Prior to Maxim Group, Michael held various positions at RBC Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets, Cowen & Co., and International Strategy & Investment Group. He graduated from Georgetown University.


michael@griffinsecurities.com |  direct 646.845.9982  |  trading 646.442.4255  |  cell 253.905.7370

Donna Izzo

Donna Izzo, Director of Trading

Donna Izzo has been on Wall Street for over 30 years. She began her career working at Merrill Lynch Asset Management while attending Pace University, where she studied Economics and Finance. She spent nearly 20 years on the buy side working for such firms as Century Capital Associates, Martin B Perlman Associates, Zweig Dimenna Associates, and Spear Leeds Kellogg. After working on the buy side, Donna began a career on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange that included an NYSE seat with Mogavero Lee & Co. Inc., where she worked for six years. She worked with Doreen Mogavero and Jennifer Lee at a women-owned brokerage firm helping to develop a successful direct access business. Her floor trading career spanned 14 years in total. Her profession skills include trading of Equities, Options, and Derivative Programs.

dizzo@griffinsecurities.com  |  direct 646.442.1443  |  cell 646.415.0563

Donna Izzo

Chip Curtis, Managing Director Sales / Trading

Chip Curtis has more than 20 years of Wall Street experience with positions in both fixed income and equity areas. After attending John Carroll University, Chip began his career at Thomson McKinnon Securities on the municipal bond desk as a retail trader until the merger with Prudential Securities. He later joined PaineWebber in 1995 following the Kidder Peabody merger and successfully built the Canadian equity relationship business into a leading revenue source for the Equity Capital Markets division. He continued to grow that production when PaineWebber merged with UBS and spent a total of eight years at the combined firms. Following UBS, Chip worked at Fulcrum Global Partners, Concept Capital, and Maxim Group as a senior sales trader.

ccurtis@griffinsecurities.comm  |  direct 646.845.9983  |  office 212.509.9500  |  trading desk 646.442.4255

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