CEO & Co-founder

Mike is the founder of I-Bankers Securities Inc., an international investment bank established in 1996. He has lived between Italy and the U.S. since 1994 and works from offices in Lugano, Switzerland and New York, NY. He has served as a director of various companies throughout his career. Under his leadership, I-Bankers Securities served as managing underwriter on transactions that collectively raised more than $6Bn concluding over 90 transactions for companies in nine countries. Mike has been securities licensed since 1992 and holds both a Series 7 and Series 24 license. He holds a BSBA from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

CFO & Financial Principal

Shelley is President and co-founder of I-Bankers Securities Inc., an international investment bank established in 1996. She previously served in various capacities of operations, finance, and compliance in the insurance and securities industry, including four years as CFO and Director for Commercial Life & Accident Insurance Co. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. She holds Series 7, 24, 27 and 63 securities licenses.


Christine A Murphy has been working in the securities industry for over 25 years in all areas of the Broker Dealer Industry with 10 years in the RIA Industry. Ms. Murphy has been conducting consulting for broker/dealers, consultants and RIAs for over 15 years. She holds Series 7, 63, 4, 24, 55, 27, 28 and 99 securities licenses.

Managing Director, West Coast

Humphrey is based in Silicon Valley and contributes expertise in venture capital, entrepreneurship, as well as experience as an executive for leading technology companies such as Sun Microsystems. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he started his career as an international corporate lawyer. He is currently an investor and director of Big Data analytics leader uCirrus Corp and Edgewave, a cloud-based social media security company. A co-founder of the Heritage Bank of Commerce (Nasdaq: HTBK), he is a member of the board of directors and has served as chair of the board's audit committee for ten years.

Managing Director

Mike has 30 years of experience in equity and debt capital markets. He began his career at Salomon Brothers where he held a variety of positions spanning 18 years in Corporate Bond Trading, Liability Management, Pension Services, and Emerging Markets. He then led the private placement effort at Needham & Company, a boutique investment bank that serves technology and life sciences companies, for eight years. Immediately prior to joining I-Bankers Securities, Mike directed the private placement business at The Northstar Group. Mike holds an M.B.A. from the Columbia Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University.


Silvia has worked in the financial industry since 1994, as an equity fund manager, head of investor relations for blue chip companies and HNWI private banker. She is fluent in Italian, English and German. Silvia holds an M.Sc in International Politics and an MBA.

General Counsel

Georgann has been practicing law for over twenty-five years, both at law firms and in-house. Areas of practice include debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and general transactional matters. Ms. Joseph received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

COO & IT Manager

Chris has ten years of experience in the IT sector. Before joining I-Bankers Direct, he managed accounts as a systems administrator and, later, developed web solutions for two top IT consulting companies in the US. At I-Bankers Direct and I-Bankers Securities, Chris operates as webmaster and director of development for web-based and interactive applications. Chris recieved his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut. He holds a Series 99 securities license.