Mr. Brown is a partner and the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. He was the founder of Laureola Asset Management, a private investment firm that merged with Aviance Capital Partners. Mr. Brown was a Director for Prudential’s Strategic Investment Research Group, managed a due diligence team at Smith Barney, and was a sell-side analyst for UBS. He has been managing investment portfolios since 2005, and his research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed professional journals. Mr. Brown earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a past president of the CFA Society of Naples.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Pike is a partner and the firm’s Chief Operations Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Aviance, he was with Private Capital Management as an Operational Risk Manager. Mr. Pike was also a Control Analyst at Times Square Capital Management and a Portfolio Analyst and Mutual Fund Trader at Advest Inc. Mr. Pike’s proficiency in many aspects of financial operations, ranging from the back-office to equity and fixed income trading, stems in part from his extensive tenure in the investment industry. Mr. Pike earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Founding Member, Sr. Portfolio Manager
Mr. Neel is a founder, partner, and Senior Portfolio Manager for the firm. He was the Senior Resident Officer at Bessemer Trust, Resident Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Dreman Value Advisors, and Portfolio Strategist and Equity Mutual Fund Manager at Kemper Financial Services. Mr. Neel has managed portfolios for pension plans, foundations, mutual funds, and high net worth individuals throughout his extensive tenure in the investment industry. Mr. Neel earned both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Michigan State University prior to serving four years as an United States Naval Officer. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Mr. Chapman is a Portfolio Manager for Aviance. He is also the owner of AOMAC Services and Pegasus Property Management. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Chapman served as Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst at Private Capital Management, Portfolio Manager at Invesco, and Senior Analyst at JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Chapman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Senior Financial Planner
Mr. Campbell is a Senior Financial Planner for Aviance. Prior to his role at Aviance, he was a partner with Capital Rock Investments and Platinum Wealth Partners. Mr. Campbell served as a Wealth Advisor for several years. He worked for 15 years at Fidelity Investments serving a large base of clients as a Vice President and Senior Account Executive in the Private Client Group. Mr. Campbell attended Bridgewater State University and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. He completed the Certified Equity Professional – Level 1 program from Santa Clara University.
MatthewJohnson, CFP®, AEP®, ChFC®
Senior Financial Planner
Mr. Johnson is a Senior Financial Planner for Aviance. Prior to his role at Aviance, he was a Financial Advisor with Citi Personal Wealth Management in New York City for 15 years. He developed comprehensive wealth management advisory solutions for High Net Worth Individuals. Mr. Johnson holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner, CFP®. He has attained the Charted Financial Consultant designation, ChFC®, and is an Accredited Estate Planner, AEP®. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He has obtained Executive Certificates from Fordham University and The Wharton School Aresty Institute of Executive Education. Mr. Johnson was selected for Leadership Collier (LC’20) and is a member of the Naples Estate Planning Council.
Mr. Cotroneo is a Financial Planner for Aviance. Prior to his role at Aviance, he was the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Aspen Group, Inc., an Investment Banking Associate at Harbor View Advisors, a Flight Officer in the United States Navy, and an Equity Research Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Cotroneo earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University.
Mrs. Danno is the Portfolio Administrator for Aviance overseeing client on-boarding and servicing. Prior to Aviance, she was with CPWR, LLP in Dallas, TX as a Business Office Manager. At CPWR, LLP, she was responsible for managing the daily operations of the firm. Prior to CPWR, LLP, Mrs. Danno was a Business Office Manager at a sole proprietor CPA firm and a Housestaff Administrative Coordinator at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Mrs. Danno earned an Associates of Science in Medical Business Administration from Rochester Business Institute.
Who We Are
As a private, owner-managed investment management firm, Aviance Capital Partners offers a combination of guidance, a proprietary investment platform, and friendly personalized service.