Nicholas Ponzio

Nicholas Ponzio

Vice President & Partner

Nicholas Ponzio is the founder and sole owner of Wolcot Capital Inc. a private Equity firm focused on operating and investing in early stage technology and Life Science companies since 1991. He is also a partner in Cardinale Enterprises Inc., a real estate development company based in Jackson, New Jersey.

Nicholas was in the Securities Industry for more than 20 years. First joining Hill, Thompson Magid in the early 1990's and was made President in 1999 and assumed the role of CEO as well in 2002. He was responsible for oversight and all facets of the organization with a focus on capital markets, trading and business development. In 2005 Hill was acquired by the Royal Bank of Canada where Nick was asked to join the RBC Directors Group and well as The US Equity council, an internal group focused on business innovation and development of the all U.S. operations.

Nicholas is currently a board member of the Emergency Children’s help Organization, an organization dedicated to providing assistance to children with medical emergencies. He has been on the board of a number of charitable organizations including Eger Lutheran Nursing Home & Services, Staten Island Friends of Hospice Care and the Staten Island Children’s Museum. He has also been a participating member of MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street committee and the Campaign for Care and Healing Leadership Committee (Staten Island University Hospital). Nicholas is a lifetime member of the Securities Traders Association of New York and past member of the National Stock Exchange.

Nicholas has honorary memberships in the Fraternal Order of Police, Detectives Endowment of NYPD and the 200 Club of Monmouth County. He has also been honored by several organizations for his community service including the Iron Hills Civic Association and The S.I. Friends of Hospice Care.

Nicholas is a member of the Monmouth County Transportation Council, a advisory committee to the Monmouth County Planning Board.

Nicholas has been married to Janine Ponzio for 23 years and they have two children, Alexandra 22 and Nicholas 21.