A wise pundit once said: when it comes to doing, the smartest thing you can do is to focus on what you know. Taking this sage advice to heart, we are focusing on what we know best --- financial services. Knowing that financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, investment firms, etc. are the foundational building blocks of society, it was no surprise that their recent failings caused the global financial crisis and woke people up to the critical importance of social responsibility perhaps best symbolized by the Occupy Wall Street Movement. As financial experts and doers at heart, we know that responsible practices based on transparency, sustainability and fairness must be fully embraced if we are to deliver on our mandate of helping to foster the creation of an inclusive financial landscape that is, at its core, both responsible and just. Our first step in this direction is the creation of the SORIN Gap Fund designed to help hardworking and responsible people who find themselves in dire need when the financial protection they paid for did not prove to be enough. The gap fund may have been envisioned by us, but it belongs to everyone.
Joe is just crazy enough to believe that social entrepreneurship initiatives will help facilitate economic equity. Joe is a recent graduate of Syracuse University, where he studied political science and Middle Eastern studies. During his academic career, Joe studied abroad, spending extended periods of time in Turkey and Ukraine. Outside of work, Joe enjoys running, playing the guitar, spending time with his friends and bowling. He actually missed a perfect game a few years back by just one strike. He enjoys watching House of Cards and Real Time with Bill Maher on television and is an avid movie buff. Joe also loves to nap, something that he can't even blame on eating too much at Dinosaur BBQ, one of his favorite restaurants in Syracuse. Even though he comes from an Italian family, Joe does not like baked Ziti. Oh, and he admits that he drinks too much Diet Coke.
Corey was raised by his dear mother in Mercer County, New Jersey. Fighting through adversity and patiently persevering to eventually achieve his ambitions were traits he had to learn in order to stand out as the youngest child in a family of 10 siblings. Today Corey is a successful supply chain expert with a passion for doing the right thing, especially when working at the community grass roots level. He loves to watch and play basketball and has a collection of shoes - sneakers - that even his wife can't compete with. For Corey, leisure means spending time with his family going hiking, camping and enjoying the great outdoors. He is a devoted father of 6 beautiful children and a loving husband. He has developed a taste for spicy Indian food and chooses to honor the quintessential American dessert Apple Pie by only eating it warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.