Meet the CXG Team
Christopher D. Driscoll
Christopher Driscoll has more than 15 years of experience in business and investment across numerous sectors of the market and geographies. Mr. Driscoll has held executive positions at investment banks across the country, is a trusted advisor to senior business leaders in the U.S, and heads a private equity group based in NY. In addition, Chris was formally the CEO of Whitewood Group Inc., one of our country’s oldest investment banks, where he managed the firm’s buy-side private equity operation, fixating on growth capital transactions. Mr. Driscoll was crucial in the senior oversight and development of the firm’s servicing transactions in equities, trading and clearing facility, bonds, options, and other instruments. With over a decade of institutional transactional and retail experience, Mr. Driscoll worked to assure that the firm’s execution, advisor support divisions, and clearings operated efficiently to provide top-notch services to the firm’s clients. Preceding his role at Whitewood, Mr. Driscoll spent many years as a private equity sponsor, analyzing and engaging dozens of transactions, varying from early-stage growth investments to late-stage leveraged buy-outs. Since 2005, Mr. Driscoll has held several senior compliance positions, including the role of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), at numerous mid-sized registered broker-dealers & FINRA members. In addition, he has also held seats on the Board of Directors of privately-owned companies.
Mr. Driscoll received an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University, graduating with distinction as well as second in his class. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management where he received Phi Beta Capa and Delta Mu Delta honors. Mr. Driscoll holds Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53, 66, 79, and 99 licenses, and is actively involved in various local civic organizations.
Barry R. Gainsburg, ESQ.
Barry brings great value to CXG, bring more than two decades of legal, investment, and business-related experience to the table. Fully versed in SEC & FINRA statutes and processes, Barry’s primary focus is on Broker-Dealer compliance, CMA/1017 regulation, securities, and securities underwritings.
Before joining CXG, Barry spent almost a decade running his own law practice concentrating on securities regulation. His experience on Wall Street has been extensive. He served as the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and General Counsel of Steben & Company, Inc, a registered broker-dealer and CPO. In addition, he has spent 6 years serving as Director of Compliance at John W. Henry & Company, Inc., a CPO and commodity trading advisor, and Director of Compliance at numerous affiliates, including Global Capital Management Limited, JWH Securities, Inc, and Westport Capital Management Corporation.
Throughout Barry’s career, he has held executive roles at various broker-dealers, commodity firms, and hedge funds. He previously held Series 3, 7, 24, 63, and 65 NFA industry licenses. He received a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University.
James Christopher Felle
James has more than a decade of experience in business development that he brings to CXG and its clientele. With expertise serving on teams of both large and small firms alike, James excels at recognizing the difficulties that each business may face and uses his resources in order to develop real-time solutions for new and potential clients.
As a knowledgeable and dynamic professional, he helps existing, and new broker-dealers capture more of their revenue through customized principal outsourcing programs and compliance solutions that are unique to CXG. His executive leadership qualities and a broad range of project management expertise aiding clients in the onboarding process, helping to streamline CXG’s customized approach.
Jesse brings more than a decade of sell-side Merger & Aquisition advisory, international finance, and private equity experience to CXG. He brings incredible value to our clients through the creation of tailor-made execution strategies and identifying growth opportunities; leveraging a combination of consultative directives, new client initiatives in the Broker-Dealer space, and marketing.
He began his career in cross-border Merger & Acquisitions at The Bridgeford Group, which is a US subsidiary of Mizuho Securities, where his role was to identify buy-side opportunities for Japanese clients across a variety of industries. Jesse spent the next 10 years supporting and advising fund development and investment strategies for global technology companies, private equity firms, and other organizations across various geographies and sectors. Jesse brings priceless experience to CXG, and is considered to be an expert in strategy, research, consulting, and financial modeling.
In addition, Jesse has founded, mentored and/or led the growth of technology startups across multiple domains, notably in cryptocurrency, UX/UI, artificial intelligence, and digital healthcare. He received an MBA in International Finance from Hult International Business School as well as a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University, where he graduated with the distinction, cum laude.
Ken has spent the last 20+ years in marketing. Today, he brings his immense experience to both CXG and its clients alike. Ken prides himself as being a forward thinker in the industry, Ken’s unparalleled marketing strategies blend both contemporary approaches with traditional marketing techniques, all while using state-of-the-art technology.
Ken’s experience is expansive, traversing multiple market sectors, positions, and industries. His career in advertising began by producing tv commercials and audio/video for radio at some of the industry’s top-rated studios. Later in his career, he spent more than a decade holding senior marketing roles at leading U.S. companies in the electronics industries and manufacturing, helping to pave the way for how products were marketed through retail channels throughout the late ’90s and 2000s. Along the way, he also helped design the technology for one of the world’s 1st internet radio stations. Ken received a bachelor’s degree in communications from New York University.
Paul Stache has +25 years of compliance, operations, and financial reporting experience in the asset management, commodities, mutual fund, and brokerage industries, in both leadership and executive roles for firms with multiple regulatory registrations. This includes over 20 years as Chief Compliance Officer of firms registered with the FINRA, SEC, and NFA.
Most recently, as Vice President of State Street Bank, Mr. Stache led the integration of all supervisory procedures, processes, and policies in the areas of broker-dealer (BD), anti-money laundering (AML), privacy, and employee compliance for State Street Global Advisers prior to its acquisition of GE Asset Management in 2016. He also managed the on-boarding of all GEAM’s institutional clients on to State Streets AML platform in order to ensure conformity with their CIP, KYC, and AML procedures and policies. Before the acquisition, he was Senior Compliance Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of the broker-dealer at GEAM for 10 years. During this period, his responsibilities also included oversight for compliance activities in areas such as employee compliance, AML, commodities, futures activities, and privacy across the organizations multiple registered entities.
In other roles prior to GEAM, Mr. Stache served as both Chief Operating Officer and CCO at OBEX Investments (IA) and OBEX Securities (BD); director and SVP of brokerage operations and asset management at Prime Financial Services (BD) and Financial and Asset Management Planning (IA) where he was responsible for staff of 44 across five departments. He also was CCO and President of Ashland Global Securities, a BD he started catering to corporate/public retirement plans and asset management providing primarily execution (equity/fixed income), soft dollar and research-related services.
Mr. Stache received an MBA in investments and financial management from Adelphi University as well as a BBA in economics and finance from Iona College. He also holds Series 4, 3, 24, 27, 32, 52, 53, 79, 793, and 99 FINRA/NFA licenses.