Charles Provini, President & CEO; Corporate Secretary
Mr. Provini holds an Engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. He was the President of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management and a Director of Ladenburg Thalmann, Inc., one of the oldest members of the New York Stock Exchange, and has served as President of Laidlaw Asset Management as well as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Howe & Rusling, Laidlaw’s Portfolio Management Advisory Group. Prior to this, he served as President of Rodman & Renshaw’s Advisory Services and President of LaSalle Street Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mr. Provini has been a leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Honor Board and is a former Marine Corps officer. He is a frequent speaker at financial seminars and has appeared on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” and “Fox and Friends,” discussing financial markets and, more recently, the solar industry.