Adriana Piltz

Adriana Piltz Founded Nicky’s Gardens of Hope, a 501(c)3 company providing housing for adults with disabilities, employment and training as well as providing support for their families. In conjunction with Nicky’s Gardens, Adriana founded NGOH Holdings, LLC, for profit corporation which will hold Real Estate assets, create incubator business to eventually offset financial shortfalls of Nicky’s Gardens of Hope. Adriana has over sixteen years of experience in financial industry with expertise in Compliance, Research, Operations and Capital Markets in Broker Dealer, VCs, and Hedge Funds. She was President/ Board Member of Merriman Capital where she was responsible for all of the firm`s broker dealer operating functions, compliance and the finance department as its President and Board Member. Adriana Piltz graduated from Berkeley College with bachelor’s degree in business administration with focus on International Business. She is passionate about social justice, and the environment.

Jack Kleinert

Jack Kleinert brings over 30 years of experience in risk management and income trading. As a general partner at Goldman Sachs, he was in charge of sales, trading, and money markets for municipal departments worldwide. He has founded and co-founded a number of companies, including the Velocity Portfolio Group and Targeted Lease Capital.  Jack received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, working with Bell Labs before transferring his skills to Goldman Sachs. Today, Jack serves on several boards and remains a retired limited partner at Goldman Sachs.

Howard Cohen

Howard Cohen has over 50 years of experience in the fields of Public Accounting, Consulting and Finance. He was an Executive Advisor with Wells Fargo NJ Middle Market Corporate Lending, Chairman of EisnerAmper, LLP and Managing Partner and CEO of Amper, Politziner & Mattia,LLP. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rider University and master’s in taxation from Pace University. His business experience includes management of personal service organizations, taxation, business consulting of both domestic and international companies in the areas of business strategy, family planning and corporate finance.
He is currently General Chairman of Metropolitan NJ State of Israel Bonds. He is on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Rider University Norm Brodsky College of Business Executive Advisory Council and the Accounting Department Advisory Council (Past Chairman). He is the recipient of many honors from Rider University including Distinguished Alumnus Award and an inductee into the Business School Hall of Fame. In 2013 he was named to the New Jersey Society of CPA’s” 50 over 50 list”.  He has been Honoree at many Charitable Events including B’nai Shalom of West Orange Man of the Year and the Guest of Honor at Alan T. Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis Golf Outing.