“One of the goals of NativeOne is to collaborate with Tribes towards achieving greater participation in the financial services industry while promoting the economic advancement of Native American Tribes, Canadian First Nations Tribes, their members and communities” - Don Lyons, Chief Executive Officer
Donald Lyons, Co-Founder
Donald Lyons is a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians located in Banning California. Mr. Lyons retired from a twenty-two year career with the Southern California Gas Company and became an active entrepreneur.
With many years experience in Tribal government and in the development of new businesses for his Tribe, Mr. Lyons was appointed Chairman of the Morongo Tribal Planning Commission and served as the Chair of the Commission for over seven years.
During the early days of “Indian Gaming”, Don was an instrumental member of the Tribal Council. The Morongo Tribe has one of California’s finest casino/resort properties. Located on interstate10 near Palm Springs, the Casino became a great success.
Through Mr. Lyons’ leadership, the Tribe was successful in developing many new businesses that now surround the gaming complex. Mr. Lyons has the experience and background to advise and guide NativeOne through the complexities of Tribal Governance and decision-making.
Mr. Lyons resides on the Morongo Indian reservation in California.
Dennis Smith, Co-Founder
Dennis Smith has been a financial advisor to Native American Tribes for over twelve years and has over 30 years experience in Financial Capital Markets and Investment Advisory Services.
Mr. Smith was a Fixed Income manager and past member of the New York Futures Exchange and the Philadelphia Foreign Currency Exchange. Mr. Smith has lectured in several foreign countries on fixed income & bond financing.
He has been a guest lecturer at many major Native American national functions and several regional Native American conventions concerning reservation project financing, business development and municipal bond financing. Mr. Smith has offered his financial knowledge to over 40 Tribal Nations throughout the US and in Canada.
Mr. Smith resides in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey with his wife.
FINRA Series 7 & 63
Tiani Osborn is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians which is located in North Carolina. She has a unique complement of skills from over 20 years in the financial industry. She began her career at Credit Suisse First Boston as a fixed income research analyst, and continued in that role at Greenwich Partners, LLC. She was a Senior Consultant with Wells, Canning and Associates, LLC, specializing in asset manager selection and evaluation of risk-based insurance general assets.
Ms. Osborn also served as chairman of the Investment Committee for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for 14 years. During this period, she was very involved with providing financial education for tribal officials as well as the community as a whole.
She holds a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and an M.A. from the City University of New York, both in music.
Ms. Osborn resides in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.
FINRA Series 7
Everett J Dearman III
Prior to joining NativeOne he was an advisor with Merrill Lynch specializing in Native American financial services. He has built a successful career providing institutional financial services and deep customized planning to his clients. Everett graduated from the university of Maine in Orono with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Everett resides in Brooklyn NY
FINRA 7, 63, 66
Allison Jaffe has over seventeen years of varied experience in both the retail and institutional areas of the financial services industry. Ms. Jaffe began her professional career at Oppenheimer & Co., after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Dayton, OH.
Ms. Jaffe joined First Montauk Securities Corp. and served as Director of Corporate Syndicate. In 2001 she joined KV Execution Services, a division of Bear Wagner Specialists on the NYSE, where she handled stock loan on behalf of Bear Wagner.
In 2008 she returned to First Montauk as a senior compliance officer, where she directly supervised the sales activities of retail and institutional reps across the country, as well as coordinated and implemented the Firm Element Continuing Education program, and served as the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering officer.
Ms. Jaffe resides at Navesink, New Jersey with her husband and two children.
FINRA Series 7, 24, & 63
James J. Maguire, Jr.
Jim Maguire has over twenty-eight years of trading experience in the financial industry. He started his career in 1983 after receiving a B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Maguire worked on the American Stock Exchange and CBOE trading floors before joining Henderson Brothers, a New York Stock Exchange specialist firm. At Henderson Brothers, he was responsible for maintaining orderly trading in numerous NYSE listed se curities including American Express and J.P. Morgan. He was a specialist at LaBranche & Co. from March of 2000 until joining Christopher J. Forbes, LLC. as a proprietary NYSE floor trader in 2004.
As a New York Stock Exchange member, Mr. Maguire served three terms as a floor official and was a member of the Audit Trail Trade Comparison Committee and a director of the Alliance of Floor Brokers.
Mr. Maguire lives in Little Silver, NJ with his wife and 5 sons.
FINRA Series 7, 24 & 63
Leo J. Decker
Leo Decker has over fifteen years of trading and sales experience in the financial industry. He started his career after graduating with honors from the University of Rhode Island.
Leo Decker started his career as a Wire Clerk on the New York Stock Exchange before heading to Josephthal as an Institutional Block Trader. He served similar roles at Schwab Capital Markets, and Jefferies & Company, Inc. His concentration at those firms was making markets for equities in the technology sector. In 2008 Mr. Decker joined Raymond C. Forbes & Company as Head of Institutional Trading.
Mr. Decker resides in Monmouth Beach, NJ with his wife and four children.
FINRA Series 7, 27 & 63
Marie-Regina Forbes has over twenty-one years of experience in the financial industry. She started her career in 1989 after receiving a B.A. in Economics from Boston University.
Ms. Forbes began working on the Trading Desk of Raymond C. Forbes & Company, Inc. alongside her father, the Founder and President of the Company, and her four siblings. Her responsibilities then included overseeing trading operations and compliance. Simultaneously, she managed operations and compliance for E. H. Smith, Jacobs & Co., Inc., a company under the Raymond C. Forbes & Company, Inc. umbrella, and eventually assumed the role of President for both companies.
Ms. Forbes lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.
FINRA Series 7, 24, 27 & 63
Patrick J. Forbes
Patrick Forbes has over twenty-two years of trading experience in the financial industry. He started his career in 1988 after receiving a B.A. degree in History from Denison University.
Mr. Forbes began his career on the American Stock Exchange working for Berkman and Leff. In 1988 he joined Raymond C. Forbes & Company, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange direct access firm. He is currently responsible for overseeing their floor operation and direct access business. While working closely with their institutional clients Mr. Forbes gained expertise and in many areas including corporate repurchases.
Mr. Forbes resides lives in Little Silver, NJ with his wife and two children.
FINRA Series 4, 7, 12, 55 & 63
CHRISTOPHER J. KENNY
Christopher Kenny has over twenty-five years of trading and sales experience in the financial industry. He started his career after receiving a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from Warren Wilson College.
Mr. Kenny worked on the corporate bond desk at KMS Securities before spending fifteen years on the U.S. Treasury desk at RMJ Securities. He later worked on the NYSE for Morgan Stanley and Jefferies in a institutional equity sales capacity. For the past three years he has been Director of Sales at Bonds.com until recently joining NativeOne Institutional Trading as Head of Fixed Income Trading and Sales.
Mr. Kenny lives in Gladstone, NJ with his wife Renee and eight children.
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