StrongVest Leadership

The StrongVest leadership team brings decades of combined experience- both as investors and business managers- to their roles at StrongVest. Members of our team serve in corporate executive roles, as board members, as investment managers, and have founded companies in addition to building StrongVest into the company it is today.



Kyle Cerminara, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

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StrongVest benefits from the wealth of experience Kyle brings to his role as CEO. He serves concurrently as Chairman and CEO at Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), the parent company of StrongVest Global Advisors.

Kyle holds numerous leadership positions including Co-Founder and Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, Co-CIO of Capital Wealth Advisors, Chairman at RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE American: RWC), and Director at 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc., (Nasdaq: PIH). Kyle is also on the board of directors of blueharbor bank (OTC: BLHK) and Itasca Capital Ltd (TSX-V:ICL).

Previously, Kyle worked as a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management (2011–2012) and held positions as Director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management (2009–2011). He served as Director and Portfolio Manager at CR Intrinsic Investors (2007–2009), Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst at T. Rowe Price (2001–2007), and as an Analyst at Legg Mason (2000–2001).

Kyle earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, an NCAA Academic All-American, and Co-Captain of the Men’s Varsity tennis team. He also completed a China Executive Residency in Beijing at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Kyle has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Ryan Turner, CFA

President

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Ryan is President at StrongVest Global Advisors and serves as Vice President of Strategic Investments at Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), the parent company of StrongVest Global Advisors. Ryan also serves on the board of directors at RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE American: RWC), a technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets wireless communication products.

Prior to StrongVest, Ryan was Director of Research and Associate Portfolio Manager at Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors, an affiliated family office and wealth advisor. Previously, he served as an Associate Analyst covering the Financial Services sector at T. Rowe Price (2006–2012) and a Business Analyst at AST Trust (2002–2006).

Ryan earned an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Ryan has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Jeff Sutton, CFA

Chief Compliance Officer

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StrongVest is pleased to have Jeff serving as CCO. Jeff also holds positions as COO and CCO at Fundamental Global Investors and CCO at Capital Wealth Advisors, an affiliated family office and wealth advisor.

Jeff founded and manages ValueTree Investments LLC. Prior to that, he worked as an Analyst for SSM Ventures, a private equity firm, and for Pittco Management, the family office of AutoZone founder J.R. “Pitt” Hyde III.

Jeff earned two BA degrees in Business Administration and French from Rhodes College. Jeff also earned an MBA degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Jeff has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

John Puglia, CFA

Treasurer

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In addition to his role at StrongVest Global Advisors, John serves as a Financial Analyst in the Strategic Investments group at Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), StrongVest’s parent Company.

Prior to assuming his current roles at StrongVest and Ballantyne Strong, John worked as an Analyst at The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a private equity firm based in Washington, DC (2014-2017).

John graduated Magna Cum Laude from The College of William and Mary where he earned a BBA in Finance with a concentration in Accounting. John has earned the right to use the CFA designation.