Team

 

At Meliora Advisors, our team is organized as an open architecture model where we “plug in” expertise as needed.   

This allows us to construct the optimal team for your specific project.

Tony Cotrupe, CFA

Tony Cotrupe, CFA is Managing Director Meliora Advisors, LLC where his work is focuses on the valuation of assets and businesses for transactions, financing, business divorce, and tax reporting purposes.  He is CFA Charterholder and earned a BA in political science and an MBA in finance and economics, both from The University of Rochester. 


Tony has worked in business valuation, investment banking, private equity and venture capital for over 30 years, beginning at Ernst & Young in its Valuation Services Group.  Also at Ernst & Young, he was an economist in E&Y’s International Services Office, providing economic and valuation consulting services to multinational corporations. 

After E&Y, Tony began his tenure at J.P. Morgan (formerly Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank) in its Emerging Markets Investment Banking Group, where he structured debt and equity transactions for companies across Latin America. He then started and ran the Private Equity Group in the JPM Global Private Bank, where he sourced, structured, and executed venture capital and private equity transactions for high net worth (HNW) clients, family-owned businesses, and family offices worldwide. 

From 2003 to 2006, he was a Director at Huron Consulting Group where he was responsible for Huron’s New York financial valuation team.  At Huron, he led engagements focused on the valuation of companies and assets for transactions, restructurings, financial and tax reporting, and strategic planning. 

From 2006-2008, he was Senior Vice President at Paramax Corporation, a middle-market investment banking firm in Upstate NY.  At Paramax, he worked on deal teams engaged in the sale of middle market businesses, corporate divestitures, mergers, other corporate advisory engagements.  He also led the corporate advisory and business valuations effort at Paramax. 

In 2009, Tony formed Meliora Advisors, a corporate advisory and consulting firm, focused on providing business valuation and other corporate advisory services to companies in the U.S. and abroad. 

Dr. Namukale Chintu

Dr Chintu is the Founder of Frontier Market Consultants, an exclusive advisory services firm that is passionate about building long term relationships to grow and protect technology startups and emerging businesses that are not (yet) served by large financial institutions and advisors.

As a Rhodes Scholar, Dr Chintu serves as National Secretary for the Rhodes Scholarship in Zambia that sponsors young talented Zambians to study at the University of Oxford.


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Louis R. Gigliotti, Esq.

Mr. Gigliotti is "of counsel" to Meliora Advisors and had a well-established concentration in litigation , licensing, and corporate law.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghampton and holds a Masters in Intellectual Property Law  (M.I.P.) from Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Mike Harris

Mike Harris is the Founder and CEO of Smart Money Network.  Mike is also the creator of the Family Office RoundTable (FORT).  

More about Mike coming soon.

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