Our Team

Matin Rahmani
President / CEO

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Matin Rahmani – President and CEO of Phoenix Capital Partners.
Matin has a diverse background in the Financial Services Industry for more than 21+ years.  Mr. Rahmani has been recognized as a platform speaker for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 Financial Services Companies.  He has Managed Money through the largest Money Manager in the World (6.5 trillion AUM 2019), Traded Equities, Estate Planning for C Level Executives and Small to Midsize Companies including the largest Private Equity Company in Europe.

Mr. Rahmani also serves as CEO of First Manhattan Financial Network Corp since 2006, a boutique financial services firm featuring financial needs analysis, Annuities (Equity Indexed and Fixed), Insurance, and Medicare Planning Firm.  Mr. Rahmani is also Vice President and Founding Partner of KQM Realty Corp, represents 33% ownership in a family-owned real estate investment corporation with multiple commercial and residential real estate properties located in Astoria and Long Island City, New York.

Mr. Rahmani currently holds NYS Department of Financial Services Accident and Health, Life, Variable Life/Variable Annuities Licenses.  Has completed all American College Courses for the LUTCF Designation, has a Charter Special Needs Planning Certification from the American College, and an Economics Degree from Queens College. He has served the Astoria, Long Island City Kiwanis International and the General Agents & Managers Association International (GAMA), and National Association Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Mr. Rahmani’s proudest accomplishment is Frida, his daughter, who goes to Colombia High School in Maplewood, a phenomenal cellist and his son, little Jonny born on his birthday in 2019.

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Mariia Williams
Fund Manager

Mariia Williams is the Fund Manager at Phoenix Capital Partners. Mariia is a dedicated licensed insurance professional with 10+ years of experience in Financial Services and Medicare industry. Mariia works and trains agents in our team. She served 15,000+ Medicare Eligible consumers by educating them on Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Financial Planning, Special Needs Plans and Prescription Drug Plans. She is well known in the Russian and Ukrainian Community because of her origin. Mariia has been conducting Community Meetings for Medicare Beneficiaries for 10 years. As one of top agents in the North-East, she is a member of the New York Broker Council 2016 and 2017.
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian 

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Joe Saljooki
Senior Executive

Joe Saljooki is a Senior Executive at Phoenix Capital Partners, with expertise in the secondary market for pre-IPO technology companies. He has more than 14 years of experience on Wall Street, which began as an equity trader in public companies until expanding his career to private equity investments, specifically early and late-stage equity.

For years now, his primary focus has been enabling private clients around the world the access and ability to acquire interest and shares of high profile, venture-backed private companies and at the same time providing liquidity and diversification to existing shareholders.

Some notable investments include Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Uber, Airbnb and Palantir.

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Bruno Silva
Associate

Bruno Silva is an Associate at Phoenix Capital Partners. Mr. Silva entered the insurance industry in 2014, where he acquired vast experience in Life, Health, and Disability Insurance, acquired on Combined Insurance. Bruno started his Medicare career in 2016 with Humana. Mr. Silva joined First Manhattan Financial in 2017, to become an independent agent where he could offer clients more options and a better overall service towards his clients. Originally from Brazil, Mr. Silva is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Shayla Arroyo
Executive Office Manager

Shayla Arroyo is the Executive Office Manager at Phoenix Capital Partners and manages day-to-day operations.  Shayla studied Business Management at SUNY Farmingdale and has an extensive background in administrative services. Ms. Arroyo has comprehensive experience in the financial industry which is the reason that she makes a terrific team member for Phoenix Capital Partners.

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Vlada Deshko
Executive Assistant

Vlada Deshko is the Executive Assistant for Phoenix Capital Partners with over 2 years’ experience with executive administrative roles. Vlada oversees customer relations, event coordination, and she supports the executive sales team. Vlada speaks Russian, Ukrainian and English languages.

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Donald Pollard
Compliance Officer

Donald Pollard, based in New York, is the Compliance Officer for Phoenix Capital Partners.
Mr. Pollard serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Intersource Consulting Group LLC and Everest Consulting overseeing Compliance and Business Development. An experienced executive with over 25 years in the financial services industry. Don has also held management roles with E*Trade, Oppenheimer, and Smith Barney. He holds the FINRA Series 24, 7, 63, 4 and 8 Licenses.
Don primary role with Intersource and Everest is to serve as Remote Chief Compliance Officer (“CCO”) for broker- dealer clients. However, he also fulfils the role of Compliance Consultant for other broker-dealer clients.
Mr. Pollard holds a BS in business graduate of St. Joseph’s University

Jeff Offen
Executive

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Jeff Offen is an Executive at Phoenix Capital Partners. Mr. Offen helps with training and development of employees. His absolute determination in building relationships and partnerships with his clients is what makes him an important member of the team. Mr. Offen has held both Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses for 24 years.

Richard Megalaa
Associate

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Richard Megalaa is an Associate at Phoenix Capital Partners who pays much attention to detail. He studied in Politics Economic Prelaw in 2007 and graduated from SUNY Old Westbury. Mr. Megalaa has over 10+ years in the sales industry and has held both Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses.

Erik Nerzig
Associate

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Erik Nerzig is an Associate at Phoenix Capital Partners. Mr. Nerzig has 25 years market experience and specializes in Private Equity. He graduated SUNY Farmingdale with a four-year business degree and held both Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses.

Daniel Tuzzio
Certified Public Accountant

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Daniel M. Tuzzio Certified Public Accountant, LLC
Mr. Tuzzio performs all accounting and bookkeeping for Phoenix Capital Partners LLC.
Mr. Tuzzio was named the youngest board member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and has been a Certified Public Accountant for more than 15 years.
Address: 16 E Madison Ave, Cresskill, NJ 07626
Phone: (201) 266-8502