The Team

LOUIS DeCARO

“Head of Banking” – Senior Vice President

Mr. DeCaro is a Senior Banker with Blaylock Beal Van, LLC and has over 40 years of experience in the securities business in a multitude of capital markets functions. Prior to joining Blaylock, Mr. DeCaro managed the U.S. Debt Capital Markets effort for ABN AMRO. In addition, he spent 15 years with JP Morgan/Chase originating funding for banks, insurance, finance, REITS, healthcare and corporate clients. Mr. DeCaro started his securities career at Salomon Brothers in the mortgage division. He holds a B.S. from St. Johns and an MBA from Pace University.

JOHN PASCENTE, CFA

Senior Vice President

Mr. Pascente joined Blaylock Beal Van in 2010 and has over 17 years of capital markets experience at both mid-size and bulge bracket firms. Before joining Blaylock Beal Van, Mr. Pascente was a Managing Director at Cabrera Capital Markets, a Chicago-based investment bank, where he managed debt and equity capital markets activities including origination, due diligence and underwriting, as well as the execution of corporate buyback transactions for Fortune 500 clients. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1997. Mr. Pascente earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Illinois and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.

WENDELL BRISTOL

Senior Vice President – Capital Markets

Mr. Bristol joined Blaylock Beal Van, LLC in 2012 and has over 15 years of investment banking, marketing, sales, and capital markets experience. Before joining Blaylock Beal Van, LLC, he was a Partner at Toussaint Capital Partners, LLC, an investment banking boutique, managing both debt and equity capital markets. Mr. Bristol began his career as an examiner with the New York Stock Exchange. He holds a B.S. from Morehouse College and an MBA from New York University. He also holds Series 7, 63, 79 and 82 licenses.

TARRELL GAMBLE

Vice President – Capital Markets

Mr. Gamble has over 10 years of experience specializing in the placement of corporate and municipal securities as well as trading government securities for institutional accounts. Additionally, Mr. Gamble is responsible for relationship management and business development with corporations across all areas of the firm. Tarrell completed the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Finance and Banking from San Francisco State University.

SEYNABOU BA

Vice President – Capital Markets

Ms. Ba joined Blaylock Beal Van in 2011 and is a member our capital markets team and manages our syndicate efforts. She is involved in many aspects of the business including market analysis, transaction management and execution. Prior to joining BBV she was an associate at Bloomberg L.P. and was responsible for identifying clients’ needs and demonstrating how Bloomberg Solutions could help them make the best trading decisions. Ms. Ba earned her B.A. From Widener University and holds a Series 7 license.