Brendan McCormick

​Brendan McCormick has launched a new business named Smith Hill Capital. Prior to Smith Hill Capital,  Mr. McCormick worked at Axonic Capital LLC in 2014 and oversaw 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

As CFO for The Traina Companies, Mrs. Currier  is responsible for all finance activities with Traina Companies operating divisions and its international joint ventures and investments, internal and external financial reporting, and revenue accounting.

 Mrs. Currier oversees all global corporate risk and financial functions, including treasury, accounting, financial planning, labor and projections analysis, tax, strategic planning, investor relations, and purchasing. Since joining The Traina Companies, she has been responsible for overseeing the company’s Treasury, Accounting, Corporate, Strategic and Revenue Planning, Corporate Development, Information Technology, Fraud Prevention Management, Risk Management, Legal, and Internal Audits. 

 Mrs. Currier blazed the path for international expansion and manages all domestic and international banking, and operations, merchants processing, credit card and lines of credits relationships, as well as overseeing all managed service agreements for technology and phone systems.

Additionally, Mrs. Currier works with all departments regarding workflow and system upgrades, while overseeing all payroll processing, employee benefit programs and human resources requirements.

Mrs. Currier joined the Traina Companies in 2006 and graduated from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.



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.

Barbara Donno

Barbara Donno’s insight, experience and understanding of the serious issues facing families are not the result of a career spent in politics, but a lifetime commitment to community.  Throughout her professional and personal life, Barbara Donno has devoted herself to helping and serving others.

Serving her seventh term as Mayor of the Village of Plandome Manor, Barbara has consistently held the line on tax increases, working hard to protect the taxpayers while continuing to provide the services necessary to preserving the quality of life expected by her Village residents.

Under Barbara’s leadership the Village building codes have been rewritten in order to protect the integrity and character of the Village; she has worked diligently to build and repair critical infrastructure within the Village along with providing safe walkways for pedestrians and bikers. Working with the Village board of trustees she has implemented a capital improvement plan all the while maintaining fiscal discipline to protect taxpayer dollars.

Prior to her tenure as Mayor, Barbara was a nine-year member of the Manhasset School District Board of Education serving as President for 4 years. She is also a former elementary school teacher.

Barbara is past President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association, and a member of the executive board advocating for Nassau County’s 64 incorporated villages representing a population of over 465,000 residents and is a member of the Finance committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors.  In 2008 Barbara was nominated by the Nassau County Republican Party as a candidate for the New York State Senate. She also served as Director of District Operations for former New York State Senator Jack M. Martins and for former NY State Senator Elaine Phillips.

Outside of the public sector, Ms. Donno sits on the Board of the Long Island Regional Planning Council and serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Lead the Way Fund. She serves as a member of the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council, is a member of the Manhasset Rotary Club, a founding board member of the Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management.

In recognition of her longstanding community service, Barbara was named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor.  A graduate of Duquesne University, she was also named one of the University’s Distinguished Alumni.

Barbara Donno and her husband, Robert, reside in Plandome Manor and have two adult children, Jackie and Matthew, and two grandchildren, Emma and James.

James P. Regan

James P. Regan is the Chairman and CEO of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund.  In October of 2007, Mr. Regan co-founded the organization in honor of his son, Sgt. James J. Regan, who was killed in action in Iraq on February 9, 2007 while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. The Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund was created as a way to give back to those Jimmy served alongside and meant so much to him.

Through health, wellness and financial aid programs, Lead The Way Fund provides support to the families of Rangers who have died, have been disabled or who are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. After seeing first-hand the tremendous need, Mr. Regan has made it his mission to fill the gaps for these Rangers that the government is unable to.

In 2015, Mr. Regan was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment Hall of Fame for his dedication to the Rangers and families of this elite unit.

In 2017, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund was honored with the prestigious Patriot Award, established by the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command in 2007, which recognizes individuals who greatly support SOF wounded warriors, their families, or surviving family members by providing significant and enduring contributions.

Mr. Regan graduated from the University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Mr. Regan who retired in 2009, has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry, with extensive experience in interest rate trading and capital market credit. Prior to co-founding Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, Mr. Regan was Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods specializing in investment portfolio and balance sheet management.

Mr. Regan and his wife Mary reside in Naples, FL. They have three daughters and six beautiful grandchildren.