LOVE CONQUERS ALL THINGS....Virgil
Born in Brooklyn before it became so trendy and grew up in Staten Island with my supportive and loving family. Now living in Manhattan for many years. Mentoring and advising friends, colleagues, entrepreneurs, and C-Suite and helping achieve their goals thrill me. I attribute my drive and success to my emotional EQ and growth mindset which have allowed me to thrive and grow in the best of times and exhibit resilience in the face of adversity. My work experience in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments gives me opportunities to strengthen these traits in many situations. My love for learning inspired me to recently attend grad school. The friendships along this part of my journey are life-long and I'm excited for our future and new adventures.
Love travel, art history, music and sporting events and prefer to spend time outdoors. I enjoy volunteering and also being a sounding board and mentor for entrepreneurs and small business professionals. Recent charity events include St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House in NYC.
Anyone who knows, food is my muse! Love wine tasting. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures, the arts and ancient architecture. Being outdoors, paddle boarding, beaches, mountains, facials with friends, live music, health and fitness.
Christine Petraglia has many years of financial services experience in client relations, sales, marketing and investor relations. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, she leverages her investment community contacts to increase clients' visibility with their respective investment audiences.
Prior to operating her own financial communications firm and working in a smaller agency she worked at the New York Stock Exchange as the Director of Client Services, working daily with top management of NYSE listed companies, where responsibilities included Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, marketing, account management and listed-company services. Other positions prior to the NYSE were with leading wire houses and investment management firms including PIMCO in London, Oppenheimer Capital, Prudential Securities and Nuveen Investments; her contributions led to the launch of new investment products, a $2 billion increase in managed assets, and international expansion.
Hobbies and Interests include art history, health and fitness and mentoring other entrepreneurs and professionals. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, sporting and charity events including St. Jude’s Children’s hospital and Ronald McDonald house in NYC.
She graduated from CUNY Staten Island with a BS in Business and received her MBA from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.