Steven M. Shapiro
President and CEO
Mr. Shapiro is the founder of the Company. Previously, Mr. Shapiro was the President of MARK Partners LLC, a merchant banking boutique he founded in 2001. Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience in strategic consulting, investment banking advisory services, and private equity investing. Mr. Shapiro has held positions with several private equity and investment banking partnerships, including The Blackstone Group, LP and Centre Partners Management LLC. Mr. Shapiro holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shapiro is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA), the life settlement industry’s trade group. Contact Steven Shapiro.
Paul E. Shapiro
Mr. Shapiro joined the Company in 2004. Prior thereto, Mr. Shapiro held positions as Chief Administrative Officer of each of Revlon, Inc., and Sunbeam Corporation, and General Counsel of each of the Coleman Company, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. He was an Executive Vice President of each of the aforementioned public companies. Prior thereto, Mr. Shapiro practiced corporate and securities law as a managing shareholder of the Palm Beach County office of Greenberg Traurig LLP (which acquired Shapiro and Bregman, a firm he co-founded) and was a partner in Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. Mr. Shapiro was a founder and a Co-Director of the Institute for Paralegal Training, the first school created for the training of legal assistants. Mr. Shapiro holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Shapiro serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Audit Committee of Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE). He is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Contact Paul Shapiro.
Howard A. Feldman
Vice President – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Feldman joined Q Capital in 2004. Mr. Feldman is the former Managing Partner of the West Palm Beach office of Arthur Andersen LLP. His experience includes all aspects of financial management, strategic planning, equity and debt offerings, long-range planning, SEC and other financial reporting. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, he was Regional Managing Partner of the Southeast eastern region of Laventhol & Horwath, responsible for the operations of seven offices in the Southeast United States and Puerto Rico. He served two three-year terms as a member of the firm’s governing body. After retiring from the Public Accounting profession, he spent three years as a Financial Advisor with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. and Raymond James and Associates handling a wide range of services for individuals, trusts, and small institutional clients. Mr. Feldman’s most recent experience was as the Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit entity. Mr. Feldman holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Contact Howard Feldman.
Karen H. Canoff, Esq.
Vice President – General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Canoff joined Q Capital in 2013. She also serves as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Life Settlement Solutions LLC, a position she has held since 2003, and joined Q Capital Strategies, LLC when Life Settlement Solutions was acquired by Q Capital Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Life Settlement Solutions, she was head of the legal department of Nielsen Dillingham Builders, Inc. She was previously a partner in the law firms of Hyde and Canoff and Dorazio Barnhorst & Bonar in San Diego, and was resident managing partner of the San Diego office of Markowitz & Herbold. Contact Karen Canoff.
Tony L. Blankenship
Director – Business Development and Operations
Mr. Blankenship joined Q Capital in 2006. Mr. Blankenship has held several positions within the company prior to leading the business development efforts and operations. Mr. Blankenship supervised both Q Capital’s Central Processing and Underwriting Departments and assists in numerous Servicing and IT projects. Since moving into the Business Development and Operations role, Mr. Blankenship has focused primarily on the expansion of customer relationship and streamlining Q Capital’s business operations. Mr. Blankenship graduated with a B.A. from the University of Kansas. Contact Tony Blankenship.