Executive Team

Mike McCrory


Mr. McCrory has worked in the securities industry since 1995 and co-founded I-Bankers Securities with his sister in 1996. Based primarily in Italy since 1994, he has driven the firm’s international business with established presence in Europe and continued capital markets success with clients globally. In addition to serving in his capacity at I-Bankers Securities he serves on the Board of Directors of various other companies. He received a BSBA after studies at University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Shelley Leonard

President & CFO

Shelley co-founded the firm in 1996. Prior to that she served in various capacities of operations, finance, and compliance in the insurance and securities industry, including four years as CFO and Director for Commercial Life & Accident Insurance Co. In addition to her management of I-Bankers Securities she also serves as CFO and Director of I-Bankers Direct, LLC. Her BS degree in International Business is from Regents College and her MBA is from Southern Methodist University. She holds Series 7, 24, 27 and 63 securities licenses.

Paolo Floriani

Chief European Consultant, Director

After achieving a master's degree in Management and Auditing from Bocconi University in Milan, Mr. Floriani spent six years as Director of Investments of PRIVEST. During 1991 he became a Qualified Swiss Corporate Consultant and Trustee, and acted as partner and director in many international holding and finance corporations. His experience includes banking, corporate finance, and real estate investments. A native Italian, Mr. Floriani brings an extensive European client base.

Chris Nash

CTO & Manager Operations

Chris has over 15 years of experience in the IT sector. Before joining I-Bankers Direct, he managed accounts as a systems administrator and, later, developed web solutions for two Fortune 500 IT consulting companies. At I-Bankers Direct and I-Bankers Securities, Chris operates as webmaster and director of development for web-based and interactive applications. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. He holds a Series 99 securities license.

Mike Marshall

Managing Director

Mike has 30 years of experience in equity and debt capital markets. He began his career at Salomon Brothers where he held a variety of positions spanning 18 years in Corporate Bond Trading, Liability Management, Pension Services, and Emerging Markets. He then led the private placement effort at Needham & Company, a boutique investment bank that serves technology and life sciences companies, for eight years. Immediately prior to joining I-Bankers Securities, Mike directed the private placement business at The Northstar Group. Mike holds an M.B.A. from the Columbia Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University.

Silvia Barettini


Silvia has worked in the financial industry since 1994, as an equity fund manager, head of investor relations for blue chip companies and HNWI private banker. She is fluent in Italian, English and German. Silvia holds an M.Sc in International Politics and an MBA

Paul Fratamico


Mr. Fratamico is an Advisor to I-Bankers Securities and Managing Director at BRIC Advisory, where he leads the firm’s renewable energy and agribusiness practices. Before joining BRIC Advisory, Paul worked as an investment manager at MD Sass, a credit oriented hedge fund in New York with $15 billion under management. Earlier in his career, Paul worked at JP Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Paul has an MBA from the University of Chicago and speaks Spanish.