Joel Pina, Chief Financial Officer, Keystone Risk Partners. Joel joined Keystone in 2004. Prior to joining Keystone, Joel was the CFO at Preferred Real Estate Investments, a $1BB+ privately-held developer, owner and operator of commercial real estate with a portfolio of 8MM square feet. He was responsible for all aspects of financial management at Preferred. Prior to that, he was a founder, Chairman and CFO at i-Open, a venture-backed, new media company providing digital signage software and solutions to major retailers throughout the U.S. His activity included cultivating business relationships and negotiating contracts with premier retail clients and advertisers and guiding the process to successfully raise $8 million through multiple rounds of financing. Joel was also the CFO for Graham Partners, a $225MM LBO fund that engages in leveraged acquisitions, joint ventures, growth capital investments and other equity-related investments. During his tenure, Joel was actively involved in all stages of due diligence, transaction structuring, financing and post-closing financial monitoring of portfolio companies. Prior to joining Graham, Joel had very successful tenures as Manager in charge of Worldwide Tax Reporting and Planning at ARCO Chemical, and prior to that as a Senior Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse.
Joel earned his B.S. degree in Business Management and Accounting from Boston College, where he participated in the S.O.M. Honors Program and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Joel earned a Masters of Taxation from Villanova University, where he graduated with honors, and his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he was a Director’s List student. Joel is a former C.P.A. and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.