John L. Villano CPA
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Treasurer
John L. Villano has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception in 2010. Mr. Villano is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our business operations, including loan origination and servicing, investor relations, brand development and business development. He was previously engaged in the private practice of accounting and auditing for almost 30 years. Mr. Villano is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Peter J. Cuozzo
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Pete brings over three decades of experience as a business executive and professional educator with a diverse professional background as a corporate officer, senior HR leader, CEO advisor, chief learning and talent officer, organization development partner, executive coach, and entrepreneur. Throughout his career, Pete has held cross-functional positions in information technology, finance, human resources, transportation/logistics, and sourcing at well-known companies such as GE, Sachem Capital Partners (the predecessor of Sachem Capital Corporation), Syngenta, HP, Stanley Black & Decker, Hess Corporation, and TBC Corporation. More recently, during his employment at the last five companies, Pete served as Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of learning, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. Pete earned both his doctorate and masters in adult and workplace education from Columbia University’s Teachers College (USA). He holds an MBA from the University of Bridgeport (USA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame (USA). He is currently writing a book on global business best practices entitled The Three-Legged Stool.