Andrew B. Maus, Director

Mr. Maus is a member of the Investment Banking Team at TGPS, and a qualified energy professional and capital advisor. He has over nine years of experience in the financial industry, representing such firms as BT Alex Brown, Deutsche Bank Securities and Bear Stearns in multiple roles across equity derivatives and fixed income. Post his time in finance, Mr. Maus has spent the last six years involved in the renewable and alternative energy sectors, pursuing a business platform blending financing expertise within this emerging industry. In addition to his responsibilities for TGPS, Mr. Maus is a past Advisory Board Member to the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) 2011-12, and is currently attending Johns Hopkins University’s, Carey School of Business.  Mr. Maus holds his Series 7 & 63 licenses. 

Boris Epshteyn, Managing Director of Business and Legal Affairs 

Mr. Epshteyn concentrates on investment banking transactions, supervising and conducting all aspects of that business; origination, structuring and execution. Mr. Epshteyn has very significant experience in working with small to middle size companies in need of capital. Mr. Epshteyn holds the Series 24, 62, 63 and 79 Securities licenses. Prior to joining TGPS, Mr. Epshteyn was Managing Director of Business and Legal Affairs at West America Securities Corp., a boutique investment bank. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Mr. Epshteyn practiced law at the New York offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy as part of the Finance practice. At Milbank, Mr. Epshteyn worked on a wide range of securities transactions, including bank finance and private placements. Mr. Epshteyn graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service cum laude in 2004 with a BSFS and from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2007 with a JD. Mr. Epshteyn is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

James Tammaro, President/Chief Executive Officer 

As President of TGP Securities, Inc.  (“TGPS”), Mr. Tammaro oversees all of TGPS’ business while focusing his efforts on investment banking and advisory work. Prior to being a co-founder of TGPS and Tandem Global Partners, Mr. Tammaro was Managing Director/Global Head of Relationship Management, Financial Institutions Group & Hedge Funds at HSBC Securities, (USA) Inc. Previously, he was a Partner and Senior Managing Director with Blaylock & Partners LP where he was responsible for managing Fixed Income & Equity Sales, Trading, Research and Investment Banking.  Mr. Tammaro spent most of his professional career with Merrill Lynch from 1982 through 2003 in a variety of fixed income sales and institutional sales management positions. Upon departure, he was a senior managing director in charge of marketing and sales in the Alternative Investment Group. Mr. Tammaro earned a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.  In his capacities at HSBC Securities and Blaylock, Mr. Tammaro functioned in a supervisory capacity for teams in excess of 25 persons, particularly with respect to sales and trading in fixed income and equities and also investment banking activities consistent with or similar to those activities to be undertaken by TGP.

William T. McKinzie, Managing Director
Mr. McKinzie has 30 years of banking and investment experience advising issuers and investors as well as structuring corporate changes.  Mr. McKinzie was previously with Agincourt Ltd. where he concentrated on emerging market agricultural and insurance placements.  Prior to Agincourt, Mr. McKinzie was with HSBC Global Asset Management where he held positions including Member of the North American Regional Management Committee and Head of Institutional Business Development for the US and Bermuda, and Head of Wholesale for the US. Prior to HSBC, Mr. McKinzie was a Senior Consultant with Westport Strategies structuring funding and investment solutions utilizing insurance contracts for corporate executive savings plans and non-union retiree health benefits. Prior to Westport, Mr. McKinzie was Head of Insurer Relationship Management for Credit Suisse Asset Management. He began his banking career with Continental Bank (now Bank of America), where he was an underwriter and distributor of leveraged loans for acquisitions in the insurance industry. In addition, he was a loan workout specialist in the Oil & Gas industry. Mr. McKinzie holds Series 7, 63 & 65 licenses. He was awarded a BS in Finance (honors) from the U. of Illinois College of Business Urbana-Champaign and a JD (cum laude) from the Indiana U. School of Law Bloomington.

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What We Offer

TGPS assists its clients in attracting and placing investments in both equity and debt securities.TGPS provides mergers and acquisitions services as well as advisory services to companies seeking to enter the public markets.

TGP Securities, Inc. (TGPS) is a FINRA licensed broker dealer providing Investment Banking services.

About Our Company

Jeffrey Hyman, Managing Director
Jeff has 20 years of capital markets experience in Investment Banking and Advisory. He has led practice groups at the bulge bracket firms of UBS and J.P. Morgan, and most recently was Global Co-Head of Infrastructure, Project and Municipal Finance at Guggenheim Partners. Jeff’s expertise runs to a broad array of business, project and asset monetization endeavors. He has undertaken a large volume of real estate development and redevelopment initiatives, arranging financing for debt and equity, for both horizontal infrastructure components, as well as vertical build-out. Jeff has lead banked large transportation, education and utility projects across the country. He was considered one of the industry’s foremost experts on the securitization of tobacco settlement payments. His involvement in total funding activity runs well into tens of billions in proceeds raised, and touches upon a wide variety of capital structures and credit profiles. Jeff has been a speaker and rendered expert testimony at numerous, high profile public forums and governmental hearings on topics including infrastructure finance, statewide transportation project funding, pension obligation financing, and tobacco settlement securitization. He has advised a number of public entities on the monetization of various assets that cover a range from parking systems to statewide lotteries. Beyond his mainstream professional activities, Jeff was a founding partner of the Venture Capital firm Glenmont Partners, a firm focused on new technology companies. He was a seed investor and serves on the Board of Directors of Free Flow Power Corporation, a start-up, privately held Hydropower company. Jeff is an equity partner in a number of redevelopment projects in Troy, New York. He is a strategic advisor to Kannalife Sciences, a start-up Phyto-Medical company. Jeff holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, WI).

Joseph Sipkin, Chief Financial Officer/FINOP

Mr. Sipkin has been involved in the securities industry for over twenty years, including four as a broker.  His accounting firm specializes in the securities industry and has performed hundreds of certified audits of broker dealers.

Christine Labastille, Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Labastille has been working with broker dealers and investment advisers for over 30 years, in various capacities on both the buy side and sell side of the securities business (research analyst, institutional salesperson, supervisory analyst, compliance officer). Ms. Labastille has handled numerous FINRA, CBOE, and NASDAQ OMX PHLX applications of varying complexity, as well as SEC and state investment adviser registrations. Ms. Labastille has a great depth of experience in all of the broker dealer regulatory compliance obligations.