Meet Our Dedicated Team

Jack Brown, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Jack is Aviance's Chief Investment Officer. He oversees the firm's economic and market perspective as well as the overall investment platform. He believes investors benefit overtime by consistently keeping risk in perspective while ensuring assets are allocated in investments that benefit from a combination of fundamental improvements, income, and price adjustments.

He has been a research analyst since the mid-1990s and managing investment portfolios since 2005. His research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed professional journals. He was the founder of Laureola Asset Management, a private investment firm that merged with Aviance Capital Partners. He 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. 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.

Jack lives with his wife and two daughters in Bonita Springs. He enjoys bicycling and paddleboarding in his free time.

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Jeffrey Pike
Chief Operating Officer

Jeff is the firm’s Chief Operations Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. His efforts ensure Aviance utilizes the latest technological and procedural approaches to running the business in an efficient manner.

Prior to Aviance, he was with Private Capital Management as an Operational Risk Manager. Jeff was also a Control Analyst at Times Square Capital Management and a Portfolio Analyst and Mutual Fund Trader at Advest Inc. Jeff’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. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jeff resides with his family in Naples. He can frequently be found on weekends fishing, cruising the local waterways, and traveling.

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Matthew Johnson, CFP®, AEP®, ChFC®
Senior Financial Planner

Matthew is a Senior Financial Planner for Aviance. He is committed to developing clients' overall financial plans. Matthew is dedicated to meeting clients' personalized goals based on their individual risk tolerance and time horizon. Matthew brings a breadth and depth of experience in finding efficiencies for each facet of financial planning; cashflow management, investment strategy, tax planning, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Prior to his role at Aviance, Matthew was a Financial Advisor with Citi Personal Wealth Management in New York City for 15 years. He developed comprehensive wealth management solutions for High-Net-Worth Individuals. Matthew holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner, CFP®. He has attained the Charted Financial Consultant designation, ChFC®, and is an Accredited Estate Planner, AEP®. Matthew 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. Matthew was selected for Leadership Collier (LC’20) and currently serves on the board of directors for the Naples Estate Planning Council.

Matthew and his wife Kristin live on the water in Bonita Springs, where they are raising their young son Timothy and a Black Labrador Retriever, Charlie. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors: boating, fishing, and the beach as well as indoor activities: boardgames, listening to music, and cooking together. Matthew enjoys coaching his son's youth sports teams and is a NY Yankees, Syracuse University and Buffalo Bills fan. Personal interests also include volunteering, community involvement, gardening, and vintage vehicles.

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Jack Campbell
Senior Financial Planner

Jack is a Senior Financial Planner for Aviance. His planning and guidance efforts have provided Aviance and our clients with a high level of care and professionalism.

Prior to his role at Aviance, Jack was a partner with Capital Rock Investments and Platinum Wealth Partners. He advised clients for 15 years at Fidelity Investments serving a large base of investors as a Senior Account Executive in the Private Client Group. He attended Bridgewater State University and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and completed the Certified Equity Professional – Level 1 program from Santa Clara University.

Jack and his wife Lucia, both originally from Massachusetts, have called Naples home since 2003.  They are the proud parents of 2 son's.  Matthew , a Lieutenant in the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion program and Eric a CPA.  Jack enjoys Golf and remaining loyal to all of his Boston sports teams.

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Brian Cotroneo
Financial Planner

Brian is Aviance's Financial Planner for the Northern and Central Florida regions. He works directly with clients, crafting unique financial plans and guiding investment decisions. As a function of his background and experience, Brian specializes in working with Military Veterans, Special Needs individuals, and Small Business Owners.

Brian graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2008, with majors in Finance & International Business and minors in Accounting & Italian. He started his career working for Merrill Lynch as an Institutional Equity Sales Analyst, then moved to the Research Department as an Associate. In 2011, Brian joined the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer. He spent 8 years serving as Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, and Weapons Tactics Instructor for the Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Force based in Jacksonville, FL and Whidbey Island, WA. In that time he accumulated over 1,200 flight hours and deployed to the Middle East, Central America, and Indo-Pacific areas of operation. Brian earned his Master of Science in Finance from Georgetown University in 2019 and joined Aviance in 2020.

Brian currently lives in Ponte Vedra, FL with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid Villanova basketball and NY Giants football fan as well as an amateur Triathlete. In his spare time he enjoys learning to cook (and eat!) challenging meals, coaching his children's sports teams, and spending time with friends. Brian is also an active member of his parish church, the Jacksonville Villanova Alumni Network, CFA Society Jacksonville, and Estate Planning Council of Northeast Florida.

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Michael Chapman, CFA
Portfolio Manager

Michael spends his time analysing individual companies for inclusion into client portfolios. He builds complex, dynamic spreadsheet models to help him understand how companies operate and generate returns. He feels a deep understanding of individual stocks creates a level of conviction that allows the firm to take larger positions sizes tha index investor do.

He started out as a petroleum engineer for Unocal in California but found himself reading annual reports on weekends for fun. He thought it would be great if someone would pay him to do his hobby so he cold called investment firms until he found a job doing what he loves. 25 years later he is still amazed he was able to turn a fun hobby into a full-time career.

Michael is married with 2 children and does what he can to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities Florida offers. He hikes, bikes, paddles, and runs where he can in and around SW Florida.

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Casey Farrow
Research Analyst

Casey is a Research Analyst for Aviance. She performs research on securities in targeted markets for Aviance by using quantitative and qualitative data to build financial models that illustrate future expectations. She also maintains constant coverage on industry-related news, economic trends, and developments. In addition to research, Casey is responsible for performing account management related procedures to ensure clients needs are met.

Prior to her role at Aviance, Casey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with a minor in Real Estate from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was an Equity Research Analyst for the Student Managed Investment Fund, closely analyzing the consumer cyclical and consumer staple sectors. She also completed a Wealth Management internship.

Casey enjoys spending time with friends and family. She often travels around Florida enjoying all that it offers, such as bicycling, hiking, and kayaking.

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Alisha Danno
Portfolio Administrator

Alisha has been with Aviance since 2015. She is the Portfolio Administrator for Aviance overseeing client on-boarding and servicing. She is responsible for the communication and service relationship between the firm and our clients and works closely with our clients to facilitate their needs. She also provides support to the Chief of Operations, Portfolio Managers, and Financial Planning Department.

Prior to Aviance, she worked for an accounting firm in Dallas, TX and she was responsible for managing the daily operations as a Business Office Manager. Alisha earned an Associates of Science in Medical Business Administration from Rochester Business Institute, Rochester, NY.

In her free time, she enjoys going on walks, music, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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