Kenneth R. Hyman founded Partnervest in 2001 and is responsible for the direction and oversight of Partnervest’s business, financial, compliance and operational affairs. He also serves as Co-Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Management Committee overseeing the STAR Asset Management program.
Prior to establishing Partnervest, he was the Senior Executive and Financial Officer for Integral Securities, Inc. (Predecessor of Partnervest Securities Inc.) and Integral Securities Europe Ltd. the regulated entities of software developer Integral Development Corp. (IDC). He was also the President and Sole-Proprietor of Partnervest, a financial services consulting firm specializing in operations, e-commerce, financial operations, compliance and regulatory issues, product and service development, and business strategies.
Prior to Partnervest and Integral, Mr. Hyman was the Managing Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Mercer Global Securities and the Director of Operations for Mercer Global Advisors, one of the nation’s largest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms. He was also the Vice-President of Trading for Associated Financial Group, a financial services company providing support to more than 328 representatives in over 179 branch and satellite offices.
Mr. Hyman received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics/ Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 1984. He has been in the financial services industry since 1980. From 2005-2008, he was a Member of FINRA District Committee 2 and served as Chairman in 2007-2008. He is licensed as a Financial Operations Principal, a General Securities Principal, a Municipal Securities Principal, an Options Principal, and a General Securities Representative.
John serves as the Managing Partner for Partnervest Financial Group. He is also a Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer for Elysian Capital Holdings, LLC, an equity partner of Partnervest Financial Group. He drives the strategic direction and operational performance of Partnervest, while creating the vision and leading the company in its corporate endeavors.
With over 25 years of sales distribution experience, John began his career as a National Sales Manager and Senior Vice President for The ING Group. He later became the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Investments, Mutual Funds and Variable Annuities for Transamerica Capital Management. John later joined Vertical Capital Markets Group, LLC as an Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager.
John earned his Master’s Degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the University of California, Irvine. He maintains FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 registrations.
Tina Mahota joined Partnervest in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Partnervest Advisory Services, LLC. In this role, Tina is responsible for ensuring compliance with SEC regulations, identifying and addressing regulatory risks, as well as planning and executing a compliance program that addresses day-to-day operational compliance activities and controls.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. She is also a qualified General Securities Representative (Series 7), Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66), Municipal Securities Principal (Series 53), General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Options Principal (Series 4), and Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27).