OUR TEAM


MANAGEMENT

Jim Bruen Jim Bruen
Managing Partner & Director


There are a relatively small segment of leaders in the business world; individuals who are able to build relationships, establish trust and develop rapport with almost anyone, and then can identify and  facilitate strategic alliances among like-minded professionals to advance their cause in business or otherwise.  Jim Bruen is one of those people.  Mr. Bruen has a long history of driving results through collaboration, strategic introductions and providing operational and financial guidance in support of a common goal and driving the momentum to ‘get things done’.Jim Bruen has 28 years of professional experience in the Global Financial and Technology markets, gained from working with large global institutional firms that included Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Cantor Fitzgerald, eSpeed, Trading Technologies and ICAP/Brokertec.

Nathan Roberts
Managing Partner & Director


Nathan brings more than three decades of experience in alternative investments, with a career that spans both buy side and sell side experience. He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Company in the futures and foreign exchange division. He worked in various roles across operations, client service and sales & trading coverage of large Hedge Funds, CTAs, Asset Managers, Pensions and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Nathan joined a premier CTA manager, John W. Henry & Co., in 1995 and spent 15 years in various roles that included trading, management and capital raising. He was a Director of Business Development at both Bank of America and Wells Fargo Securities prior to joining The Luminosity Group.

John Hyde
Managing Partner & Director


 

Rob Difortuna Rob Difortuna
Chief Financial Officer


Rob DiFortuna is an experienced CFO with over two decades of operational and financial management experience in technology, media and ecommerce industries. Prior to joining The Luminosity Group, Rob was the CFO at CGB Inc, a hyper-growth ecommerce company, Worldwide Controller at Bandsintown Group, a mature tech/media start-up and Controller of multiple WPP media agencies including Mindshare US.Rob spent his early career in public accounting with Mazars US. ​After earning his CPA, Rob progressed to audit manager and later ​joined their transactional services group handling the financial due diligence for a number of successful private equity transactions.

Sales Team
Ron Hendrickson
Global Head of Sales


Ron has a passion for all things merchant. From small beginnings with single accounts in the retail and restaurant spaces to the global platforms we utilize today, he loves new and bigger challenges and as a result has helped many organizations to succeed along the way. Now with over 20 years working new verticals and growing markets in the merchant industry, Ron is happy to be part of the team at the Luminosity Group.  Having worked with many Point of Sale systems, ecommerce gateways and platforms he helps our team to bring the best possible solutions to our valued partners. From small to global, Ron is proud to help our growing number of clients achieve their goals.

Patrick Hayes - Luminosity Group Patrick Hayes
National Sales Director – Americas


Experienced sales professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial markets, information technology and services industry. Has a proven track record of delivering exceptional service and efficient execution to a diverse portfolio of clients and colleagues. Highly responsive with a strong focus on understanding the precise needs of each client.Pat Hayes brings 25+ years of sales experience supporting clients ranging from multi-billion dollar mutual funds/ hedge funds, exchanges, delivering hardware and software to global IT data centers, and IC components to OEM’s. This broad spectrum of experience is already helping The Luminosity Group LLC become an industry leader.

Rich Tormey
Sales Director


Rich brings over 30 years of customer service experience to this role, having focused primarily in finance. He is dedicated to understanding, educating and protecting his clients. His experience with financial institutions and customer assets, particularly those with multi-billion dollars in assets, provides him with a fundamental understanding of his customer’s needs. This allows him to pinpoint where The Luminosity Group’s strengths can most benefit his customers. His unwavering commitment to building meaningful relationships with clients, colleagues and trading partners are the driver behind his results. Rich is excited to be part of the Luminosity Group becoming an industry leader.

Mike Favale
Sales Director


 

Rich Petrone
Director – Business Development


Rich Petrone’s excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills along with maintaining the highest integrity, has turned the most demanding clients from customers into lifelong friends at the world’s largest financial institutions. These relationships generated over $40,000,000 in commissions throughout his career. The same deep relationship building skills have driven success in multiple verticals such as, Fintech, Marketing, Education, information technology, services industry. Rich also volunteers his time coaching youth Football and Lacrosse for the past 15 years.

Katrina Mitchell
Sales Director
CLIENT SERVICE ONBOARDING TEAM

Jaime Prisinzano
Director Client Solutions


Her innovation and drive for assisting business makes her a key player in your success. Business development, relationship building, and the best customer support are only a few of the things that make Jaime a great resource for any business. She is another of our merchant experts who wants to help your business grow. Jaime has 20 years experience in sales and leading the growth of various sales departments in the payment processing realm. She is devoted to planning and implementing effective sales and marketing strategies to achieve above and beyond what is expected of her. With her experience as a Mid-Market Relationship Manager, she will offer her experience in rolling out financial planning strategies to help clients improve investments and bottom lines. “We at The Luminosity Group (TLG) have a strong passion to see others grow. Our combined financial experience helps to guide our clients to a more profitable and successful future!”

Joe Bruen
Client Support