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August 11, 2017


Kevin O’Neill kicks off the show talking President Trump and the North Korea situation, shortcomings of Dodd-Frank, and the continuation of Chief’s healthcare plan. Kathy Dervin is in-studio and joins Kevin and Chief to discuss literature and the human condition, Rick Renteria and the Chicago White Sox.  At the top of the hour, special guest Roni A. Elias, litigation finance attorney, joins the Chief and Kathy. They discuss financial cases and how his experienced team dives into a case, assesses its merits, provides strategic guidance where desired, lines up experts to strengthen it, and — most importantly — deploy the funding needed to carry the case through to its best outcome.  John Neal of PTI Securities & Futures’ Peoria, AZ location joins in to discuss the Cubs and Bears and trading strategies.

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Guests & Co-Hosts

Kevin O’Neill

Kevin O’Neill is our Wednesday morning sports guy. His segment emphasizes what happens off the field as much as what happens on the field. All businesses have their intrigue, but the inner workings of sports organizations find their way into the public domain frequently. Unless a rant from the Chief spills into Kevin’s segment (not an unusual occurrence), he will highlight some of those sports related business issues; but be advised that those highlights usually come with an opinion. Read more.

Kathy Dervin

Kathy Dervin has been with Stocks & Jocks since 2011 as our Friday morning contributor, producer and banking guru. She has worked in the financial markets industry since 1993, including PC Quote/HyperFeed 1993 to 2003 and Thomson Reuters 2003 to 2013. She is currently Vice President at an investment bank. Read more.

Roni A. Elias

TownCenter Partners, LLC lead Asset Manager is Mr. Roni A. Elias. Prior to joining TownCenter Partners, Mr. Elias worked in litigation cases reaching over $9.5 Billion Dollars in Recovery. While at his previous firm, Mr. Elias managed a real estate portfolio of over $250 Million. Mr. Elias received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from NSU, MBA from Ashworth, JD from FAMU College of Law & LLM from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Mr. Elias holds multiple real estate licenses in Florida, DC, VA & holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Mr. Elias is a long time member of the International Shopping Center Association. Mr. Elias has been published in multiple law review journal including but not limited to NYU, Georgetown, Charlotte Law, Suffolk University School of Law, Trinity Law Review, DePaul Law, Thurgood Marshall Law, Tulsa Law, American Bankruptcy Institute(ABI) Law Review & more. Mr. Elias is a current officer of the Federal Bar Association, ADR Division & Federal Bar Association, Health Law. Mr. Elias is a member of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists(ACEDS).

John Neal

John Neal directs PTI Securities’ Glendale, Arizona office serving the firm’s clients in the Phoenix metro area and across the Western U.S. He oversees day-to-day operations, including client services, investor education, staff management and marketing. John has more than 12 years of management experience in the securities and financial services industry. He joined PTI Securities in 2003 in this role. Prior to that time, he was a branch manager with Phoenix area firms, Granite Capital Management and, most recently, Independent Financial Management. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John earned a bachelor’s degree in international management from Arizona State University in Tempe. Away from work, John enjoys reading, live music and outdoor activities. He also volunteers with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and the Lupus Foundation of America. Married with two children, John and his family live in Peoria, Arizona.

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