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Sean Michael Murphy, Co-CEO

Mr. Murphy has 20+ years experience in the securities industry. He started in 1994, at the age of 19 years old, at Nichols, Safina & Lerner. He was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award his first year. Within 2 years, he was ranked in the top 5 producing brokers out of over 200 registered reps. He subsequently became one of the youngest senior partners of Maxim Group, a private, New York based investment bank with assets in excess of five billion dollars. His focus at Maxim Group was Chinese companies, specifically reverse mergers. He was directly involved in the investment banking process, in both Shanghai and New York. He currently holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses and resides on Manhattan’s east side.

Joseph Mellusi II, Co-CEO

Mr. Mellusi has over 20 years of experience in the securities industry. Before starting First Colonial Group, he was a senior partner at Maxim Group, a mid-tiered investment bank headquartered in NYC. Prior to that, Mr. Mellusi was a partner with First Republic Group. He was responsible for building the firm from his contacts on Wall Street. Mr. Mellusi began his career with Gruntal and Co. in 1991. Four years later, he joined Nichols Safina & Lerner as a senior partner where he managed a clientele of high net worth investors and was instrumental in the company’s investment banking. Mr. Mellusi graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management. He currently holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

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