Mr. DeCaro is a Senior Banker with Blaylock Robert Van, LLC and has over 30 years experience in the securities business in a multitude of capital markets functions. Prior to joining Blaylock, Mr. DeCaro managed the U.S. Debt Capital Markets effort for ABN AMRO. In addition, he spent 15 years with JP Morgan/Chase originating funding for banks, insurance, finance, REITS, healthcare and corporate clients. Mr. DeCaro started his securities career at Salomon Brothers in the mortgage division. He holds a B.S. from St. Johns and an MBA from Pace University.
JOHN PASCENTE, CFA
Senior Vice President
Mr. Pascente joined Blaylock Robert Van in 2010 and has over 15 years of capital markets experience at both mid-size and bulge bracket firms. Before joining Blaylock Robert Van, Mr. Pascente was a Managing Director at Cabrera Capital Markets, a Chicago-based investment bank, where he managed debt and equity capital markets activities including origination, due diligence and underwriting, as well as the execution of corporate buyback transactions for Fortune 500 clients. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1997. Mr. Pascente earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Illinois and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.
Senior Vice President – Investment Banking
Mr. McKenna began his career as an equity research associate at Wells Fargo Securities. Following his tenure at Wells, he held senior equity research analyst positions at various Bay Area investment boutiques before joining Blaylock Robert Van in 2007. As a member of Blaylock’s research team, he followed stocks in the Consumer and Healthcare sectors and co-managed the firm’s proprietary long/short trading account until moving to Blaylock’s Capital Markets team in 2011. Mr. McKenna earned a BA in Economics cum laude from Clark University where he was a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Vice President – Capital Markets
Mr. Gamble has over 10 years of experience specializing in the placement of corporate and municipal securities as well as trading government securities for institutional accounts. Additionally, Mr. Gamble is responsible for relationship management and business development with corporations across all areas of the firm. Tarrell completed the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Finance and Banking from San Francisco State University.
CARLTON MARTIN, CFA
Carlton brings over 30 years experience as both an institutional research analyst and portfolio manager specializing in fundamental research and management. Prior to joining BRV he was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at TIAA-CREF from 1980-2004. He pioneered the TIAA-CREF family of Growth and Income Mutual Funds which had combined assets of over $1 Bill. and co-managed the $8.5 Bill. Global Equities Pension Fund. He earned a BA in Accounting from Howard University and an MBA in Finance from American University.
Vice President – Capital Markets
Ms. Ba joined Blaylock Robert Van in 2011 and is a member our capital markets team and manages our syndicate efforts. She is involved in many aspects of the business including market analysis, transaction management and execution. Prior to joining BRV she was an associate at Bloomberg L.P. and was responsible for identifying clients’ needs and demonstrating how Bloomberg Solutions could help them make the best trading decisions. Ms. Ba earned her B.A. From Widener University and holds a Series 7 license.