Member Directory

Joseph Cangelosi / Provident Bank

Joseph Cangelosi is a Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer/Relationship Manager at Provident Bank. He works with prospects and clients in obtaining commercial loans from Provident Bank. These commercial loan products include commercial mortgages, working capital lines of credit and equipment financing. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and graduated Cum Laude in 2000 as a Finance Major. After starting his career with Commerce Bank in 2000, he relocated to Westchester, New York for the company and worked for Commerce Bank for a total of over six years. Joseph decided it was time to move back to New Jersey and started with Provident Bank in 2006. He resides in Tinton Falls, NJ with his wife Ann Marie, and their two daughters, Madelyn and Kristen. He can be reached at or 732-726- 5449.


Jack Cox / NorthBridge Business Advisors
NorthBridge Business Advisors is a professional business brokerage and franchise consulting firm committed to the promotion and sale of small and middle market businesses. We connect sellers with qualified buyers and work with both parties and their advisors to manage the process to the successful sale of an existing business.

For those who are looking for an opportunity to start a business, NorthBridge is a Registered Franchise ConsultantTM with Business Alliance, Inc.  Through this network and affiliation, we introduce qualified candidates to over 400 franchise partners in a variety of different industries.

As President and Founder of the firm, Jack Cox, brings over 35 years of business and management experience that is critical to assisting others in the business ownership and transfer process. Jack has served in senior finance and operation roles in multiple industries, including large consumer electronics distributors, real estate, insurance and franchise companies as well as a medical device start up. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in both the United States and Australia.  Jack is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Masters in Business Administration, post graduate Certificate in Finance, is a Certified Business Broker, an Accredited Business Intermediary and a licensed realtor. Jack is also connected to the communities he serves and is a member of the Finance Council for the Diocese of Paterson, the Board of Adjustment for the Borough of Morris Plains, NJ and is a Trustee for Employment Horizons.

During his career, he has been involved with both large and small organizations.  He has seen situations where business owners attempted to personally handle the sale of the business.  The business owner might have prudently engaged legal counsel and accountant for assistance, but no one represented the owner in terms of managing the process, including the important question of “what is the price and why”?  Therefore, the result is typically disappointing for the owner.  This approach by many small business owners prompted Jack to pursue starting his own firm.

In addition to managing the process for the seller and finding qualified buyers, he recognizes that many first time business owners might not want an existing business, but might be a perfect fit for a franchise opportunity.  Jack is a Registered Franchise ConsultantTM to fulfill the needs of that segment of the business buyer population by providing access to over 400 franchise opportunities.

We are members of the International Business Brokers Association, the American Business Brokers Association and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and maintain our corporate office in Morristown, NJ.


Tom Ferguson / Family First Funding, LLC
Tom Ferguson is a mortgage loan associate with FAMILY FIRST FUNDING, LLC, a mortgage banker headquartered in Toms River, NJ.

FAMILY FIRST FUNDING, LLC offers high quality mortgages banking services to residential and business customers while aiming to provide customers competitive, reasonable rates.  Keeping clients educated and informed throughout the process, we hope to become friends and trusted advisors, providing quality services.

We are a Direct Lender who has the ability to underwrite files in our home office, and because no two lenders are alike, we have over fifteen relationships with FHA and special niche investors that allow financing for borrowers with less than perfect credit, no ability to document income (commercial loans), unique properties, and other ‘rush’ deadline situations.

Tom resides in Bernardsville with better-half Karen and three boys, Tom III, Daniel, and Matthew, 15, 13, and 9 respectively, is involved in the local Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, town baseball, and volunteers his time through, among other things Community in Crisis, a drug awareness/prevention group.


Ashley Glowacki / NFP Private Client Group
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched by our commitment to each client’s goals and is enhanced by our investments in innovative technologies in the insurance brokerage and consulting  space. In her role as Assistant Vice President in NFP’s Private Client Group (PCG), Ashley takes pride informulating, negotiating, and servicing personal insurance programs to protect the assets of NFP PCG’s highest value clientele. Drawing on more than 15 years of industry expertise and an unwavering penchant for white glove customer service, Ashley strives to deliver the perfect transaction every time. Ashley joined NFP PCG (formerly Lane McVicker) in 2010 as an Associate Manager. She was promoted in 2012 to Account Executive then again in 2015 to Assistant VicePresident. Prior to NFP PCG, Ashley held positions in the Wealth Management Division at Wachovia Bank, Account Management at The Noyes Insurance Agency and Customer Service at State Farm Insurance. The first PCG nominee named to NFP’s Women in Leadership Program, Ashley graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The College of Saint Elizabeth. Ashley’s primary office location is 360 Mount Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 and she can be reached at 973-539-8500 or


Eliot Goldstein / Goldstein Law Firm, LLC
Goldstein Law Firm, LLC, located at 92 East Main Street, Suite 408, Somerville, New Jersey, is dedicated to assisting individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of Estate Planning, Business Planning, Estate Administration (Probate), Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Guardianships, Commercial Real Estate and Residential Real Estate.  Eliot Goldstein can be reached at (908) 450-7250 or

Goldstein Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in downtown Somerville one block from the Somerset County Courthouse and easily accessible from Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Union and Morris Counties via Routes 22, 28, 78 and 287. The office is serviced by an adjacent parking deck with plenty of free parking and a covered walk way making access to the building easy no matter the weather. The building is handicapped accessible.


Ray Hawkins / AEPG Wealth Strategies
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), I help my clients make smart decisions with their money regarding saving, investing, retirement and charitable/philanthropic planning. My passion is in the philanthropic space. As an independent philanthropic advisor, I can help you clarify your giving, in the light of your goals. My hope is to help you get greater impact with your giving, more joy from it, and, if you wish, engage your family in that giving process. I work with your other advisors, if you wish, to situate the gift in your overall financial or estate plan. I do not sell products. I have been in the financial services business for over 32 years. I spent 28 years as a Managing Director at a major Wall Street firm. I have been a trustee of the non-profit organization for seven years and currently serving as the Treasurer for the past four years. As a donor, advisor and trustee, I am intimately involved in all three sides of philanthropy. I bring this experience along with my CFP® certification, and a team of experiences professionals that I work with to help you make smart decisions with your money to meet your goals.


Christian Jensen / OlenderFeldman LLP
Christian is an experienced problem solver and complex business attorney at OlenderFeldman LLP, a full-service, business-focused law firm located in Summit, New Jersey and New York, New York. The firm specializes in providing creative and cost effective solutions to companies and their owners/executives and synergizing legal solutions with practical business advice at every stage of the business life cycle. As a partner in the firm, Christian focus on all types of civil litigation, employment and corporate advisory services. As the firm serves as outside general counsel to its clients, it also has attorneys who are very experienced in handling M&A transactions from initial stages through due diligence and closing. As a general matter, we focus on providing high-level business, financial, technology, privacy/HIPAA/GDPR compliance, data breach, employment, real estate, intellectual property, construction and litigation services to clients throughout the nation. Christian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to joining OlenderFeldman LLP, Christian was associated with one of New Jersey’s largest and most respected law firms. Christian can be reached at (908)964-2446 or


Denise W. Jones / J2 Studio, LLP
J2 Studio is your partner and advocate in residential and commercial property improvement, renovation or development. A one stop resource for Architecture, interior planning and design services as well as custom cabinetry design and installation.

Our success is grounded in the care we take in honoring the vision of our clients. Listening and understanding their needs and aspirations and transferring them from an abstract concept into a tangible reality. We exceed expectations and deliver results that delight not just satisfy. Our continued growth is attributed to the referrals and recommendations from enduring relationships with our clients, as well as the strong bonds formed through decades of collaboration with honorable and ethical craftsmen, builders and trades.


Gil Lai / NFP Private Client Group (PCG)
NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement, and individual private client solutions through our licensed subsidiaries and affiliates. Our expertise is matched by our commitment to each client’s goals and is enhanced by our investments in innovative technologies in the insurance brokerage and consulting space. Gil began his career in 1990 as an underwriter in Chubb’s Personal Insurance Division in New York. In 1994, Gil joined PLI Brokerage, Inc. (PLI), a national property & casualty agency specializing in personal lines insurance for the affluent and wealthy. Gil became Vice President of Sales and was responsible for expanding PLI’s footprint across the New York Metropolitan marketplace and Northeast. In 2001, Gil joined AON Private Risk Management as Vice President and Northeast Regional Director with a primary focus on program design and risk management solutions for high net worth and ultra-high net worth families throughout the country. In 2005, Gil along with two of his partners, joined Lane McVicker, LLC., a national personal lines insurance agency headquartered in New York City. Gil, one of five principals in the firm, presided over the growth and expansion of the firm nationally. In October 2012, NFP acquired Lane McVicker making Lane McVicker a wholly owned subsidiary of NFP Property & Casualty Services, Inc. At close, Gil was asked to join the NFP Management Team with a goal to develop a Private Client Group division within the NFP organization. Today, Gil is on the Management Committee and oversees the Northeast Region of NFP PCG. Gil received his BA in Political Science and History from Franklin & Marshall College. Gil also serves on the Alumni Board of The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Gil’s primary office location is 360 Mount Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 and he can be reached at 973-539-8500 or Additional information on PCG offerings can be found here.


Steven Lauterback / Lauterback Consulting
Steve Lauterback provides business owner clients and their staffs with guidance in growth, turnaround and start-up initiatives. Achievement of your objectives is through the development or improvement of operational methods, customer finding systems and internal culture realignment. Clustering together a unique mix of entrepreneurial and corporate experience justified the founding of Lauterback Consulting in 1999. References site a profound effect on profits, customer satisfaction, easing interpersonal challenges and reducing owner fatigue. Lauterback Consulting has built hundreds of business processes and led over 120 smaller companies (many just like yours) in tackling management dysfunction, reengineering their operations, and attaining or returning to a sustainable course.



Joseph Peters / Coldwell Banker Residential Mortgage
I am a Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage focused on real estate in the Hunterdon and Somerset County areas of New Jersey.

As a buyers or a seller, I help you in achieving your goals and dreams in residential real estate.

As a buyer, you are facing the complex tasks of finding the right home in an area that suits you, arranging the financing and going through the many intricate steps required in order to acquire that property.

As a seller, you are facing the task of understanding the complexities of your local market, pricing your house correctly and marketing it in a way that brings results.

As a local “Neighborhood Specialist”, I can assist you in both of these areas.

Prior to Real Estate, I was Senior Account Manager with experience in selling large scale and complex ERP and Store solutions to apparel and retail verticals. I have also successfully managed the design, development and implementation of systems for several major retailers, including Allied Stores and Macy*s.


Mark A. Saloman / FordHarrison LLP

As Co-Chair of FordHarrison’s Non-Compete, Trade Secrets and Business Litigation practice group, Mark Saloman extensively litigates and counsels businesses and executives on the meaning, drafting, and enforceability of various types of post-employment restraints such as non-compete agreements, non-solicitation provisions, confidentiality agreements, and other restrictive covenants.

For more than 25 years, he has successfully litigated these types of cases in more than 20 states and tried them to conclusion in state and federal courts. Mark also negotiates all types of employment and separation agreements for companies as well as senior executives. Mark’s practice also concentrates on complex employment litigation at the state and federal levels, encompassing wrongful termination, employment discrimination arising under Title VII and similar state statutes, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, constructive discharge and retaliation claims, and whistleblower actions.

Mark has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and named a New York Area Top Rated Lawyer by ALM Media. He has also been honored for his pro bono efforts in the community.  Mark is a summa cum laude graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.  He can be reached at (973) 646-7305 or


Matt Scalaro / CapConnect Funding Group
In 2013, when Matt Scalaro had the opportunity to go out on a limb and start CCFG with his brother-in-law, he decided his goal was to provide alternative solutions for vulnerable companies whose only option seemed to be equity dilution. Given his numerous years of investment experience, Matt knows a thing-or-two about the difficulties startups often face. He was surprised by how many companies were rarely educated about alternative options for capital growth – and so, he decided to offer companies such guidance.

For Matt, it was important that he use CCFG as a platform to assist companies with their growth trajectories by maintaining their equity and finding different ways to raise funds utilizing the assets they currently possess. In determining which companies are perfect targets for CCFG, Matt says, “I look for quality management, technological advancement and a mutual desire for longstanding relationships with my clients.”

CCFG is not Matt’s first rodeo, as he brings with him years of financial experience. Before CCFG, Matt established a successful European/North American structure credit division at ICAP. For over 25 years, his excitement for micro and macroeconomics allowed him to excel in the credit, FX and equity derivative markets. Matt’s work enabled him to live throughout Europe and Asia, and these financial epicenters gave him the tools to assess many situations through an international perspective. However, through all of his successes, Matt believes that his greatest strength was his ability to foster lifelong relationships with his clients. In his free time, Matt is an avid runner, marathon-enthusiast and devoted family man.


Frank P. Turner/ Interpeak Consulting, LLC
Website:  www.InterpeakConsulting.Com
Frank P. Turner is the founder and managing partner of Interpeak Consulting, LLC.  Interpeak Consulting was founded to offer his unique perspective and Wall Street insight to small and medium size firms, their boards, or other company stakeholders in need of practical and non-conflicted advice on loan renegotiations and restructurings.

During his thirty-year career in commercial and investment banking, Frank has been involved in a variety of corporate debt restructurings totaling more than $12 billion.   His turnaround transactional experience encompasses both in and out-of-court restructurings, leading DIP and exit financings, arranging equity rights offerings, negotiating debt-to-equity exchanges, and mergers & acquisitions.

Frank’s experience also includes the role of a debtor in one of the largest bankruptcies in United States history:  Lehman Brothers.  He was responsible for the management and ultimate liquidation of the Lehman Brothers’ $40 billion corporate loan portfolio.

Frank has an MBA, with a finance concentration, from Purdue University.  He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the American Institute of Bankruptcy, and the Turnaround Management Association, where he earned their highly respected Certified Turnaround Professional designation.


Dan Vigilante
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Fairfield University, Dan Vigilante was a Staff Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a Tax Supervisor for RD Hunter & Company before opening his own firm, Daniel P. Vigilante, CPAs and Profitability Consultants, in 1991.  Dan is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC).

Daniel P. Vigilante, CPAs and Profitability Consultants serves a wide range of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and are experts in the accounting issues and tax laws that impact our clients. Our firm staff offers in excess of 100 years of experience in Business and individual Tax preparation, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning and Quickbooks advice.  We have a staff of 10, which includes six accountants, three administrations and one marketer.


Anthony Villanova / Villa Nova Financing Group LLC
Villa Nova Financing Group, LLC specializes in residential and commercial financing.  We are not bankers, we are mortgage planning specialists and can offer several unique and competitive outlets for your financing needs.  We focus on helping you understand how long you’re going to use your real-estate asset and more importantly the proper structure of the debt used against it.  For a free consultation please contact us .973-921-0220





Terrance Wood / Villa Nova Financing Group LLC
Terrance has 20 years of experience in Banking and Financing Industry. He has worked for several fortune 500 firms over his career. He currently functions as a Senior Loan Officer for VillaNova Financing Group LLC, located in Warren NJ. He provides financing for commercial real estate and business transactions.

Terrance has experience as a financial advisor, business banking officer, small business banking manager, and a Middle Market Lender. He has worked for companies such as Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, PNC Bank, J P Morgan Chase Bank, and Citi Bank. In 2006 he started Legion Capital Funding LLC, a Commercial Mortgage Brokerage Firm. He merged the company in 2016 with
Villa Nova Financing Group. Here he combined the company’s services of commercial and business financing with a residential financing division.

Terrance is a graduate of Kean University where he earned a BS degree in Marketing in 1997. He furthered his studies by attending Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ to work on an MBA degree in 2000.