Kevin Centofanti, CFA


Mr. Centofanti is the President of Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. and its affiliates. Additionally, he is a Registered Principal of Brooks, Houghton Securities, Inc. Previously, he was a Senior Managing Director of the firm involved in all aspects of its investment banking business. Areas of particular interest to him include healthcare, food and beverage, business services, manufacturing, and intellectual property. Before joining BHC, he was a Partner at The Nassau Group where he focused on technology and special situations for the firm, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures/sales and on a wide range of capital raising initiatives. Previously, Mr. Centofanti was a Managing Director at WR Hambrecht + Co., a merchant and investment bank. At WR Hambrecht, Mr. Centofanti focused on advising new media, software, and special situation companies on public and private capital raising, mergers, acquisitions, and sales. Prior to WR Hambrecht, Mr. Centofanti was at Daiwa Securities America, an international investment bank. He founded that firm's private equity group, which concentrated primarily on funding emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries.

Mr. Centofanti received B.S. degrees in Pharmacy and Business from SUNY at Buffalo, and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia University. Additionally, he holds the CFA designation.


Anthony Moretti

Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking

Mr. Moretti brings with him over 15 years of investment and commercial banking experience to Brooks, Houghton & Company. Mr. Moretti has spent his career assisting middle market and emerging growth companies on numerous assignments involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, debt and equity financings (public and private), general corporate finance advisory, valuations and fairness opinions. Mr. Moretti's transaction experience covers several industry sectors, including apparel & footwear, consumer electronics, digital media, filmed and interactive entertainment, personal care products and services, recreational products, retail and toys.

Prior to joining Brooks, Houghton, Mr. Moretti served as a Director at BMO Capital Markets where he provided investment and corporate banking services to a broad range of consumer and media & entertainment clients. Prior to BMO, he served as a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at RBC Capital Markets.

Mr. Moretti received a BA in Business Economics from Brown University.

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Dr. Domenico Pecorini

Managing Director and Head of EMEA

Dr. Pecorini is Managing Director and Head of EMEA and Asia for Brooks Houghton & Company Inc. He is responsible for developing investment and corporate finance opportunities in the EMEA and Asian markets.

Dr. Pecorini is currently an Advisory Board member of the Algodon Group of New York, and is Chairman of Life Episteme Group, a technology and marketing company based in Geneva, Switzerland, active in biotech, medical devices and renewable energies. Previously he served as Chief Operating Officer of Fondazione Parco Biomedico San Raffaele of Rome, a science park focusing on regenerative medicine and stem cells. He was also Executive Director of Stilbon SA, a Geneva-based oil and gas trading company, President and CEO of Inveni Engineering, a company with patents and know-how in renewable energies and specializing in environmental studies and civic works, CEO of L'ARCOSS SpA , a German-Italian general contractor, and Head of Foreign Activities at ISMES SpA - ENEL Group), one of the largest European utilities.

He holds a PhD and is a registered lecturer of LUISS University of Rome in International Economics, specializing in Trade and Project Finance.


Kevin M. Halpin

Managing Director

Mr. Halpin has spent the past twenty years supporting middle market transactions as both an advisor and principal investor. Prior to joining Brooks Houghton, he served as an independent investment banker during which time he executed transactions in the craft brewing, construction products, industrial, technology and healthcare industries. Earlier in his career Mr. Halpin was a Managing Director at DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC, a regionally focused private equity fund, where he was responsible for much of the transactional related activities of the firm and was a member of the Investment Committee. In his private equity role, he held board positions in companies operating in the technology, electrical components and utility/infrastructure markets. He has also established himself as a trusted advisor to start-ups and growth stage companies both as a board member and in support of their near-term financing objectives, most recently in the hemp and gaming markets.

Mr. Halpin is a Board of Director of the Upstate Capital Association of New York and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. He received a MS in Finance from The E. Philip Saunders College of Business at RIT and a BS in Business from SUNY at Fredonia.


George J. Psomas

Managing Director - Debt Capital Markets

Mr. Psomas is a 30-year veteran of the asset based lending industry largely working in an origination capacity during his career. He has had long track record of sourcing and closing senior and junior secured loans in the Middle Market with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and retail with industry expertise in the metals, building supply, technology, paper, environmental services and automotive sectors. He spent more than half of his career at Congress Financial (later Wachovia Capital Finance) from 1992 to 2008. Subsequently, he has served in an origination role at RBS Citizens Business Capital, Alostar Business Credit and, most recently, Ares Commercial Finance.

Mr. Psomas is former President and Treasurer of the New England Commercial Finance Association as well as a former board member of both the Northeast and Upstate New York Chapters of the Turnaround Management Association. In addition to remaining active in those organizations, he is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Psomas earned a BS degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and is a holder of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.


David M. Maher

Executive Director

Mr. Maher is an Executive Director of Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. responsible for origination and execution of the firm's investment banking business, providing the firm with expertise in corporate finance and capital markets. Prior to joining Brooks, Houghton, Mr. Maher worked for Deutsche Bank Securities in their Equity Capital Markets group. Mr. Maher began his career at JP Morgan Chase in their Derivatives Trading business. He has experience and expertise in several industries including healthcare.

Mr. Maher received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business. He is a FINRA licensed Investment Banker holding series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.


Edward J. Rutkowski

Senior Advisor

Mr. Rutkowski is a Senior Advisor to Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. providing the firm with expertise in corporate and governmental matters. After serving as the District Representative to Congressman Jack Kemp in Buffalo, he served as the Erie County Executive, the largest county in upstate New York. He has also served as Director of New York State Parks. Mr. Rutkowski is the President of Domer Associates, a consulting company providing a specialized service to various industries.

Mr. Rutkowski is a graduate of Notre Dame University and a former player with the Buffalo Bills professional football team. He is a member of the Pennsylvania National Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the New York State Parks L.L. Huttleston Executive Award.


Recent Firm News

  • Kevin M. Halpin joins Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. - July 31, 2019

    New York, NY  Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. ("BHC") is pleased to announce that Kevin M. Halpin has joined the firms Investment Banking team as a Managing Director.

  • BHC Serves as M&A Adviser to Generex Biotechnology Corporation on Final Tranche Acquisition - November 5, 2018

    Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. ("BHC") is pleased to announce that it advised Generex Biotechnology Corporation ("Generex") (OTCMKTS: GNBT) on the second and final tranche acquisition of remaining operating assets

  • BHC Serves as M&A Adviser to Generex Biotechnology Corporation on Acquisition of Assets - October 11, 2018

    Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc. ("BHC") is pleased to announce that it advised Generex Biotechnology Corporation ("Generex") (OTCMKTS: GNBT) on the first tranche acquisition of certain operating assets from Veneto

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