Our talented & experienced team

Alinian Capital Group has assembled a talent base of exceptional people. Our members possess expertise in business management, investment banking, capital markets, and corporate finance advisory. Each has a passion for adding value to our corporate clients, our investors, and our company.

AJ Nassar

AJ is a Managing Member of Alinian Capital Group, LLC. AJ has more than 25 years of business experience. As a corporate finance advisor, manager of client companies, and turnaround specialist, AJ provides management expertise and financial direction to businesses that are in need of experienced management and strategic direction. His career includes the successful formation of several privately held businesses in which he built into profitable enterprises and then subsequently sold. He is the CEO of Foss Manufacturing Company LLC ,a $130 million textile company which he successfully turn around after purchasing out of bankruptcy and double the revenue while returning over a 500% return on investment to his initial investors in just over 6 years. In 1993, he became the Chief Executive Officer of the Maxim Group, Inc., an integrated textile manufacturing, distribution and retail franchise group of companies specializing in the interior home furnishing and flooring industry. AJ led the company through an initial public offering where it was listed on the NASDAQ National Market. Under his leadership, the company’s gross operating revenues grew from $3 million in 1993 to consolidated revenues of over $1.7 billion in 1998, including franchise system sales. He then moved the company from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange. He was named twice “Man of the Year” by the flooring industry publication, and was a Member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commonwealth University. A.J. also served as the Financial Co-Chairman for the Presidential Election Campaign, Sits on the board of directors of Special Olympic Broward County and is a trustee for Signal 30 that benefits the needs of New York State Troopers and their families.

Frank Cougentakis

Frank is a Managing Partner of Alinian Capital Group, LLC and is an active entrepreneur and investor. Frank possesses an acute business sense which has enabled him to be the founder and principal owner of several businesses with aggregate revenue in excess of $100 million annually. His businesses interests include construction, real estate development, financial services, manufacturing, shipping and freight, distribution, retailing, and hospitality. With his interests located primarily in the metro New York City area, Frank’s flagship company is one of the largest commercial general contractors and specialty stone contractors in the New York area and throughout the Northeast. He has developed numerous real estate projects and his portfolio of real estate holdings include commercial office and retail, high rise condo and apartment towers, and single family rental houses. He provides business advice to Alinian’s clients that are in need of operational and financial guidance.

James (Jim) Morrell

Jim is a Managing Member of Alinian Capital Group, LLC, a private equity and financial consulting firm specializing in the business incubation, capital markets funding, and corporate finance advisory for client companies. Jim assists in all aspects of the initial corporate formation and funding, building the infrastructure and business models, developing go-to-market strategies, with implementation and program management. He also manages all aspects and relationships for client companies as an interim officer, addressing issues concerning department heads, shareholders, directors, and employees. Jim has a 25 plus year career in finance with an approach derived from a cross-industry, multi-disciplinary professional experience. He started his financial career with E.F. Hutton in 1984 as a Vice President of capital markets, becoming the only “rookie”, in his first year as a broker to make the Presidents Club. He continued his financial and investment banking career with the title of Senior Vice President at Paine Webber and Raymond James Securities, and later joined Meridian Capital Markets, a division of Meridian Bank as an Executive Vice President, which was subsequently acquired by CoreStates National Bank, and then by Wachovia Bank. While at these firms, Jim developed broad capital markets and investment banking experience including structuring sophisticated financial transactions involving debt and derivative instruments. Jim now applies his knowledge and core skill sets to his client base of micro and small cap companies. His expertise and advisory spans across numerous transactional areas; including mergers and acquisitions advisory, debt restructuring, business turnarounds, raising debt or equity financing, private equity advisory, and going public strategies. Jim was licensed under the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), now known as FINRA, and remained in good standing while formerly holding the NASD Series 3, 7, 8, 24, and 63 licenses, some of which were considered a “Principal” or “Managers” license. Jim currently serves the Finance Committee in the City of Coral Springs, FL, which carries a AAA credit rating from all three credit rating agencies on all the municipalities debt, and is the only municipality to ever receive the Malcolm Baldridge Award for Excellence.

Colin Cave

Colin has over 20 years international business expertise as CEO, Senior Vice President, CFO specializing in corporate finance and international acquisitions for both public and private corporations. As a Canadian Chartered Accountant, his international presence includes; speaker for New York State on global incentives for foreign corporations, Chairman of Caribbean Foreign Exchange Conference, created initial public offerings and public securities guidelines for West Indies Stock exchange, lecturer at the European Corporate Finance Conference in London, England on North American European Economic Community market entry, and Business Advisor Foreign Consulates in Europe. Colin was Senior Manager Corporate Finance for Price Waterhouse in Germany and the Caribbean. He was one of the first North Americans representing the East Bloc governments in privatization of their industries encompassing such countries as Poland and East Germany. His career positions include VP Finance/CFO for Greater Gulf Developments Ltd. a major developer and residential and commercial builder, VP Finance for CMQ Communications/Dow Jones Telerate Limited, a premier provider of communications and data for broker and stock exchange corporations, Director of Acquisitions and Taxation for Standard Industries/Lafarge Ltd., a multinational $2 Billion Public Corporation, and was an international taxation specialist with Peat Marwick. Colin received his Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Ontario and Chartered Accountant from Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.