Brendan McCormick

​Brendan McCormick is a Portfolio Manager and Head of Commercial Real Estate Loans at Axonic Capital LLC.  Mr. McCormick joined Axonic Capital LLC in 2014 and oversees all aspects of Axonic’s Commercial Real Estate Loan business including sourcing, underwriting and asset management.

Prior to Axonic, Brendan was a Senior Vice President at Talmage LLC (formerly known as Guggenheim Structured Real Estate) and a Vice President at Guggenheim from 2004-2014.  Before Guggenheim, Brendan worked at the Related Capital Company and Rockwood Realty Associates from 2001-2004.

Brendan graduated from Hamilton College in 2001 with a BA in History and is a CAIA Charterholder.

Brendan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund.

Walker Gorham

Walker currently works as a managing partner for Pathfinder Investment Management, a real estate private equity firm based  Raleigh, NC. Prior to Pathfinder, Walker was a Vice President with Eastdil Secured in New York and Atlanta.

Walker served in the 75th Ranger Regiment and 82nd Airborne Division, deploying in support of Operations Iraqi / Enduring Freedom as a Ranger Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Ground Force Commander.

Walker holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

John Martinko

John Martinko

John Martinko serves as President and is responsible for overseeing new business initiatives and opportunities. He previously served as a Managing Director responsible for the leadership and development of Drexel Hamilton’s Capital Markets Group. Martinko joined Drexel Hamilton from Credit Suisse where he was a Vice President on their Equity Trading floor.

Martinko served as an Infantry Officer, Special Operations Airborne Ranger, in the United States Army achieving the rank of Captain. His professional military experience includes serving in 82 Airborne Division and the Special Operations Force 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed seven times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinko took part in the initial strikes into Iraq.

He is a recipient of three Bronze Stars, one with the “V” (Valor) device denoting his acts of heroism while involved in close quarter battle in Afghanistan. Martinko has also conducted multinational operations and was awarded the Canadian and Israeli Defense Forces Paratrooper Jump Wings.

Martinko serves on the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund board.

Martinko is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and holds an MBA from Saint Martin’s University, Olympia, WA. He holds FINRA Licenses: 3, 7, 24, 55, 63, & 79.

Andrew Prisco

Andrew Prisco is Managing Director, Investment Officer CFP, for the Pronomic Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Andrew helps clients achieve their financial goals through a hardworking, commonsense approach to successful investing. As one of the co-founders of the team, he provides personalized service, builds lasting relationships, and maintains a strong discipline in long-term investing through proper asset allocation. Andrew focuses on Retirement and Estate Planning, and uses his vast knowledge of the equity and fixed income markets to construct, analyze, and monitor custom portfolios. In addition, Andrew supplements his portfolios with annuity and insurance products to help achieve his clients’ goals.

Andrew began his career at Lebenthal and Company, where he managed large municipal and corporate bond portfolios for high-net-worth individuals. He spent four years alongside Andrew and Katie Wedeen before moving their practice to Wells Fargo Advisors in 2006. He graduated from The College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts as a Political Science Major and Economics concentration. Andrew is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who abides by the strict code of professional conduct, known as the CFP® Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. He also holds his Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations.

Andrew is a proud supporter of Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, and currently resides on Long Island with his wife Sarah and their two children.

Michael Daum

Michael is global head of Capital Markets Distribution at Goldman Sachs & Co. He joined the firm in 2000 in the Equities Division and was named Managing Director in 2006.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Michael was a principal at Sanford C. Bernstein in the Institutional Equity Sales Trading Department from 1996-2000. Earlier in his career, he worked in Smith Barney’s Fixed Income Capital Markets Group.

In addition to serving on the board of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Michael is a Trustee of the Larchmont Manor Park Society.

Michael earned an AB in History from Harvard College in 1993.

Jamie Brodsky


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Mr. Brodsky is a Partner of Riverstone and Co-Head of Riverstone Credit, focused on the firm’s credit and capital markets activities. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining Riverstone in 2014, Mr. Brodsky was a Managing Director and Head of Energy Leveraged Finance at Nomura Securities International. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Brodsky was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in Leveraged Finance Origination, a group in which he was a founding member. Mr. Brodsky began his career as an analyst at UBS in 2000 and has primarily served as a natural resource-focused leveraged finance professional throughout.

Mr. Brodsky holds a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia and London Business Schools through the EMBA Global Program.