Our Advisors

Robert Zito Advisor Tower Beverage USA

Robert Zito

Robert is currently the Vice-Chair of the FDNY Foundation Board of Directors. Robert was the Executive Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange on 9/11, Mr. Zito established the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund.

The Fund was born of a longstanding tradition on the floor of the Exchange, in which members would pass a hat to collect money each time a firefighter or police officer was killed in the line of duty.

Rick Martinez Tower Beverage USA

Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez has dedicated his entire life to the service of others, from the military to law enforcement. As a NYC Police Officer, he served as a member of the elite Emergency Service Unit. During 9/11, his unit suffered 14 losses, fourteen friends that he will never forget.

Rick was also on the security detail that escorted Bob Woodruff (Bob Woodruff Foundation) from Teterboro Airport to a NYC hospital after returning from overseas with a serious brain injury. Today, Martinez is a national Security Administrator for CVS Health Corporate Security.

Kevin Lynch CEO of the Quell Foundation

Kevin Lynch

Kevin is the Founder, President and CEO, of The Quell Foundation with a mission to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and the incarceration of people with a mental health illness. Kevin spent 17 years in health care on senior management teams and 12 years in the military as a member of the elite United States Submarine Force. He earned a master’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, where he currently sits on the Alumni Society Executive Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lynn University, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.

Marc Goldman

Marc Goldman

After selling his third-generation family business, Farmland Dairies in 1999, Marc has been active in a variety of initiatives in culture, business, real estate and public policy, particularly oil independence. He has been associated with several Major Motion Pictures and Broadway Shows. He is involved with FIRST, which encourages students to participate in science and technology. He serves on the AISH International Advisory Board and a variety of other organizations.

Kevin Erem

Kevin M. Erem

Kevin M. Erem was the driving force behind Cace, Inc. "Trucking and Warehousing", a notable figure in the transportation and logistics industry. With a remarkable career spanning decade's, Kevin's journey began in 1983 when he founded this thriving enterprise in Port Elizabeth, NJ. Under his visionary leadership, Cace, Inc. flourished into a powerhouse, boasting a 350K sq ft warehouse, a fleet of over 100 trucks and a team of 50 full-time warehouse personnel.

Ray Obssuth CPA

Ray Obssuth

Raymond K. Obssuth has over thirty-five years of accounting, auditing, taxation, and legal experience. He consults regularly in the merger and acquisition of small to mid-market businesses. Ray also represents clients before federal, state, and local taxing authorities. Ray was audit manager, tax partner, and general counsel for Rothstein & Kass, a large national accounting firm which was bought out by KPMD LLP., which is the 4th largest accounting firm in the US.


Anthony Salerno Jr

As a young man Anthony worked for his Father in the family’s concrete contracting company in Manhattan. Anthony learned all business aspects of heavy duty commercial construction, which included concrete foundations, steel erection, gravel, sand and heavy hauling. In 1986 Anthony went into business for himself, as the President and sole owner of A.Salerno Contracting in Rhinebeck, New York, Anthony specializes in renovating and building commercial/residential high rise buildings.

In 1998 Anthony branched out his business skills to include; Valley Vending AMS in Rhinebeck, NY. As the President of the firm for 15 years Anthony built a huge and very successful vending route, supplying 100’s of beverage and snack machines to many well established high traffic commercial business locations throughout the tristate area.


Ken Cooper

Director/Senior Instructor - Ken Cooper has been involved in security / law enforcement training since 1983. Ken is the Founder and current Director of Tactical Handgun Training of New York, Inc. (THT), a New York State Certified Security Training Academy which, is listed by American Survival Guide Magazine (ASGM) as one of the top Firearms Training academies in the country.

Cooper is a New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Certified Firearmsand General Topics Instructor, ASP- Tactical Baton Instructor, T.A.S.E.R Instructor, Chemical Deterrents Instructor (Pepper Spray) and is an International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) Master Instructor, and an NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. Ken has attended and completed training at the SigArms Academy, Use of Force Management at the Smith & Wesson Academy, and has been certified by Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Research Center in Psychophysiology and human stress.

As an Honors Graduate from Albany State University (class of 74), his expertise extends beyond the physical and into what he feels is the critical aspect of survival in the modern world, common intellectual sense combined with realistic training and knowledge with a large pinch of respect for human life.

David B. Dinallo Terminal Construction

David B. Dinallo

In a career that extends more than 20 years, David Dinallo has amassed an impressive record of accomplishments as an entrepreneur, consultant, and businessman, making his mark across diverse industries including entertainment development and management, land development, and commercial construction. David's expertise is planning, developing and funding multi-million dollar undertakings through grant and World Bank funding.

Even before David knew what direction his career would take, he’d already begun honing his work ethic and leadership profile working for his father in the family’s construction company. During that time, David learned about concrete, steel erection, site, and foundation support systems, as well as nearly every trade associated with massive, multi-billion dollar projects including football stadiums and casinos, power plants, prisons, and even Newark Airport.

Two of his most prominent endeavors - Cooperstown Dreams Park and Golden Goal Youth Soccer Tournament Park, family-friendly destinations that have generated impressive profits since their openings in 1996 and 2007. David earned his Juris Doctorate and has gained broad exposure in the areas of international law and business development providing expertise in domestic trade, global trade and the import /export industry.