Board of Advisors

  • A.J. BOSCO
    A.J. BOSCO

    A.J. Bosco is a Partner with StoneTurn, a leading forensic accounting, corporate compliance & expert services firm that assists attorneys, corporations & government agencies on a range of high-stakes legal and risk-related issues.

    Prior to Stoneturn, A.J. held senior attorney, regulatory and compliance roles at JPMorgan Chase, Moody’s, Bank of America and Deutsche Bank Securities. A.J. has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating complex contracts, anti-money laundering (“AML”), know your customer (“KYC”), customer identification program (“CIP”), financial operations, and third-party misconduct. A.J. has managed the relationship with many financial services regulators, including the SEC, FINRA, OCC, Federal Reserve Bank, and various state regulators.

    Before entering the private sector, A.J. was an Enforcement Division Branch Chief in the New York office of the SEC, where he oversaw investigations into insider trading, offering fraud, municipal securities fraud and money laundering. He began his career in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he was a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Trial Division, supervising more than 40 attorneys.

    A.J. is a frequent speaker on internal investigations, corporate compliance programs, and financial regulation. He is a member of the Fordham Law School Advisory Board on Compliance, the immediate past chair of the ABA Business Law Section White Collar Crime Committee and a current member of the New York City Bar Association Compliance Committee.

    Mr. Bosco received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. degree from Columbia University.


    Dave is the Chief Executive Officer of Bliss Lawyers, which serves legal departments and law firms across the United States. He is a legal industry veteran with a 20 plus year track record of scaling innovative businesses in the legal space, serving both in-house legal departments and law firms.

    Most recently, Dave was President of HotDocs US and COO of HotDocs Group globally, leading the privately-held document automation software provider to new growth, and launching the HotDocs Market e-commerce platform.

    Prior to HotDocs, Dave held senior management positions at Wolters Kluwer, a Dutch multi-national corporation providing information, software and services to professionals in legal, tax, accounting, and other verticals. Dave led Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, with a team of more than 500 employees across seven countries. Earlier in his Wolters Kluwer tenure, he led the company’s entry into Legal eBilling and Matter Management (now the ELM business). Dave also created the CCH CORSEARCH trademark searching and service business at Wolters Kluwer and led the launch of the award-winning CORSEARCH Advantage platform.

    Dave graduated with honors from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and received a BA in English from Dartmouth College.


    Mathew is the Senior Vice President & Global Head of the Regulatory Practice at Axiom. Axiom is the world’s leading provider of tech-enabled legal, contracting and compliance solutions for large enterprise and the financial services industry.

    With over 2,000 employees, Axiom serves over half of the FTSE/Fortune 100 and all top 10 investment banks from 15 offices on 3 continents. The Financial Times ranked Axiom #1 in business of law and innovation in corporate strategy, while The New York Times said Axiom is “rewriting the law firm business model.”

    Prior to joining Axiom, Mathew served as Global Head of Client Engagements and Partnerships for Clarient Global LLC. Clarient was a DTCC startup founded with BNY Mellon, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and State Street.

    Mathew previously served in various senior roles with DTCC directly. In 2013, Mathew was named to the ‘40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Trading and Technology’ by Financial News.

    Mathew received his executive MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his B.S. degree from Ithaca College.


    Stephen Piccininni is currently the co-founder and CEO of a privately held residential real estate investment company. Previously, Stephen served as the Treasurer of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. Other positions have included CFO (Italy) for JP Morgan, SVP-Treasury of Marsh Inc., International CFO of Midland Bank (UK), VP-Treasury of MasterCard International and the Chief Operations Officer of Rabobank North America.

    His expertise includes real estate investment/ management, financial accounting/reporting, investment management, capital structure management, debt issuance and complex contract negotiation. He has arranged over $1 billion in syndicated bank financing and credit facilities as well as a $750 million private placement.

    Prior to his retirement from McKinsey, Stephen was affiliated with the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSCPA) and Treasury Management Association of NY. He was on the Board of Advisors for International Treasurer Journal for many years and a Member of the T-30 Group of Treasurers, a prestigious group of 30 Treasurers from prominent Global companies. While CFO of Italy for JP Morgan in Milan, Stephen served on the Board of Directors of the Italian- American Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Piccininni has earned an MBA from Columbia University, a Certificate in International Banking from NYU School of Continuing Education and a bachelor’s degree in political science and History from Binghamton University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.


    Paul Pickard is the Managing Director and Founder of Stewart Capital Management LLC. Stewart Capital is a private equity firm specializing in shareholder liquidity and recapitalizations, acquisition and growth financing, corporate divestitures, management buyouts, minority investments with equal shareholder rights with the majority investors, and add-on acquisitions for middle market companies. Paul has extensive experience in writing, negotiating and executing complex business and acquisition documents and legal contracts.

    Prior to Stewart Capital Management, Paul has many years as an operating executive as the CEO or top business leader at several different companies and large divisions of Fortune 500 companies. Paul previously ran American Identity, one of the largest global distributors of corporate branded merchandise, where he dramatically increased profits and led its successful acquisition by Staples.

    Paul also led National Pen, a world-wide direct marketer and pen manufacturer, through a demanding three-year repositioning initiative. During his three year tenure, National Pen grew over 50% in sales and over 100% per year in profit.

    Before joining National Pen, Paul established and built a $250 million manufactured housing business in the western United States through seven acquisitions and 14 greenfield start-ups.

    Paul’s earlier career was with the Taco Bell Division of PepsiCo, McKinsey & Company, Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard.

    Mr. Pickard holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Marketing and a B.S. in Engineering with a major in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, earning both degrees at Duke University.

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