A division of Slateshore, LLC
The Leader in class action claim procurement
Anthony Paul Picadio Slateshore, LLC / Slateshore Recovery Chief Executive Officer Creator & Founder
Past, Present & Future
In 2004 Anthony was approached by his former partners of Class Action Refund to join a business which he had never heard of before; The Class Action Recovery Business. As Anthony attended a meeting and listened carefully. He immediately understood the magnitude of what was being presented to him and quickly decided to sign on to the company as a low level account executive & employee. Up until this point in his life, Anthony had only been self employed and involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, but knew that this was something he needed to be a part of even if at a ground floor level with all intentions to climb the corporate ladder as quickly as possible and hone his skillset as a Class Action Recovery Expert.
Although his former partners knew he would be an asset to the company based on his Motivation, ambition, work ethic and in depth understanding of the Class Action Space, they could of never imagined the immense value he would bring to the company in such a short period of time. He quickly became the top closer in the firm executing nearly 50% of all the firms contracts inside of his first 6 months of engagement. In less than one year from joining the firm he had began to invest his own personal capital and quickly became an equal partner gaining the Managing Director position of the fledgling startup.
From systems to operations Anthony did it all. Between his proprietary methodology in finding cases, ability to locate clients and a keen eye for hiring top quality staff, He quickly transformed the business into a well oiled machine producing millions of dollars in yearly revenue & championing a $175,000,000.00 gross recovery for the firm & their clients in one specific case (The Visacheck / Mastermoney Antitrust Litigation Settlement). In addition to years of research in the class action / antitrust realm of litigation, his sheer drive, determination, cunning business sense, & leadership skills, caused him to create the leading Class Action Recovery firm in the country while simultaneously and systematically pioneering the industry as a whole through 2015.
Anthony has taken his years of experience and innovative techniques in this market and has launched his newest venture, Slateshore Recovery (a division of Slateshore, LLC).
Anthony will not only focus on the class action claims recovery side of the business but will also be creating a new, very promising Division of the company called "Slateshore Capital Group". This sister company will consist mainly of class action claims purchasing which is a fairly low risk investment Instrument for the right investors. This will create a mechanism for clients in distress to be able to receive funding of claims instantly, rather than deal with the uncertainty of the judicial systems sometimes difficult and time consuming payment process.
“Those who are certain in what they believe in can never fail as long as what they believe in has been self proven in the past”.... Anthony Picadio.
Marc Jacobson Slateshore, LLC / Slateshore Recovery General Counsel
Marc Jacobson brings over 40 years of legal and business experience to Slateshore. He is frequently described as a businessman with a law degree. Now with Slateshore, he previously served as President, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at three different publicly held companies and owned or operated a host of privately held companies, all while maintaining a private law practice. He consistently demonstrates an understanding of the needs of the company as well as its customers. Marc enhanced shareholder value for startup and high growth companies through his expertise in strategic planning & corporate development, by defining the vision, developing the strategies and executing the tactical actions to drive business growth and market expansion.
In the sales and marketing arena, he identified and capitalized on market opportunities, deployed multimedia promotional campaigns and established a foothold in new markets and business sectors. He guided companies in their financing, investment and contracts, by structuring, negotiating and closing acquisitions, public and private offerings, divestitures, licensing, personal service agreements and talent representation contracts. He also provided infrastructure development & organizational leadership, by creating performance-driven, cost-effective organizational structures. He recruited top-flight teams, instilled strict accountability measures and set an aggressive tone for growth and profitability. His business cultures reward innovation and commitment to customer service.
More recently, he has focused his attention on Slateshore. Throughout the years Marc was Anthony's personal attorney and helped him with many aspects of his former Class action recovery business. Always admiring the business Marc has decided to become a partner as well as take on the General Counsel role in the new firm. He brings a plethora of expertise to the legal department of the new venture. In addition to being the Founding Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Section on Entertainment Arts & Sports Law, He testified before Congress and the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He was Adjunct Professor of Entertainment Law at Fordham University Law School, CUNY Law School and The New School. He speaks regularly at bar association and other events about issues related to his practice. He has received many awards relating to his abilities as an attorney. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of The Direct Marketing Association, SonicNet, Inc., and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Internet Alliance, an Internet Industry trade association for consumer facing internet companies, such as Prodigy, AOL, Compuserve, Microsoft and others. With his diverse portfolio of legal knowledge Marc is the perfect fit for Slateshore. We work on many cases that cover a broad spectrum of nuances and product diversity so Marc's broad understanding of Law will help us hurdle the most difficult obstacles that may be presented to us. He also maintains an active law practice and is licensed to practice law in New York, California and Florida.
Neil Montesano Slateshore, LLC / Slateshore Recovery Chief Operating Officer Strategic Partner
Neil began his career in the Television/Ad Sales space over 16 years ago with ABC Television Network. During his 6 years with ABC, Neil was quickly recognized a Sales leader with innovative techniques for expanding and deepening his Agency/Client relationships which resulted in his being promoted six times, from a Sales Assistant to his final position as Associate Director of Primetime Sales. In Primetime, Neil was responsible for Sales in the Academy Awards, NCAA and NFL Sports as well as all ABC Primetime Programs. In his last year at ABC, he sold over $500 million of Advertising to Agency Clients such as MediaVest, Zenith and Deutsch Media, as well as direct client Ford Motor Company.
While at ABC, Neil was able to develop key relationships with every major Advertising Agency throughout the United States. In 2006, Neil decided to leave ABC to take his skills and relationships to the next level by joining a prominent Sports Media and Production company in Chicago that was looking for Neil’s guidance in its Television, Digital and Event Marketing Divisions. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a fundamental part of the creation and development of the Under Armour All America High School Football Game which launched on ESPN/ABC Sports and continues to air on TV to this day.
In 2009, Neil left formed his own company, Montesano Marketing Relations in New York City. MMR was a Sports Media/Entertainment Company focusing primarily on selling advertising for all Events, TV and Digital Properties. In conjunction with its partners, MMR produced the American Youth Football Championship presented by Under Armour, and, The 1st Annual Under Armour Brandon Jennings High School Basketball Invitational, both of which aired on Fox Sports Networks. During this time, Neil also became a consultant for a Social Media Technology Company based in Tampa, Florida. Neil eventually transitioned to a full time Employee because of his years of industry experience and strong business relationships at many Advertising Agencies in NYC.
Neil was integrally involved in the development and use of the One-band RFID event technology, providing a single source for all attendee event access and client data capture pushed out to Social Channels in real-time (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). The combination of the RFID Technology Platform and Neil’s Agency/Client contacts resulted in Social Event Activations with Under Armour at the Super Bowl, NFLShop.com, Indy Cars Fan Village, UFC’s Fight Night’s, Cal Ripken Baseball Camps and Gatorade Sports ESPY Player of the Year Event, just to name a few.
In early 2018 Neil Joined Slateshore as Chief Operating Officer & Strategic Partner. In addition to being a Media executive with progressive experience defining and driving sales initiatives and a proven track record of creating innovative business plans, building teams, pitching effective advertising, and developing strategic partnerships, Neil Thrives in high-volume, fast-paced environments with the ability to optimize ever-changing business needs, improve outreach, and is a master at continuously driving profitability. His Technology, Sales and Advertising background as well as his knowledge of navigating through the top tiers of corporate America is what defines him and makes him an integral part of Slateshore’s team of Directors & Executive Officers.
Tara Mullins Sicuranza Slateshore Recovery Administrative Director Senior VP of Processing & Claim Management
Tara was an integral part of the former Class Action Refund, LLC Claims Processing Department. From 2004 - 2012 She was instrumental in handling all of the day to day processing that occurred. It was a daunting task but Tara’s careful preparation & gathering of any and all documentation associated with a claimants claim, not only at times maximized the claimants recoveries but in the 8 years she was with CAR never once made a mistake or caused a claim to fail. She was personally responsible for the fate of Hundreds of Millions of dollars worth of clients claims and she was trusted implicitly. All claims that she personally oversaw were filed timely and properly, in turn making her one of the biggest assets of the former company.
In 2012 Tara left Car to start a family. She now has two beautiful boys and a burning desire to get back into the recovery business and to start working with a winning team. As a family operation there is no better place for her today than slateshore. This time around Tara is not just the head of administration & processing, she is also a partner in the firm and we are happy to have her on board.
Your claim is in good hands with slateshore and Tara Sicuranza. With a degree in History, political science, and Business administration, there are few people with better qualifications than Tara to handle your claim from inception to completion.
Ellio Nurieli Slateshore Recovery Director Of Business Development
In 2000, after years of top sales and marketing positions in the greater new york area, Ellio decided to Venture out on his own and Launched - New York Equipment Dealers inc. From just a single location in NYC, over the past 10 years Ellio has grown the Company to several locations in the U.S. and can proudly say that NYE is now one of the most successful Equipment Dealerships in the country.
In 2010, at an unstable time in a failing nationwide real estate market, Ellio decided to take a chance expecting that it would rebound in the years to come (especially in NY). With a keen sense for business and a good eye for making deals he purchased his first commercial property in Brooklyn NY which was initially intended to be used as one of his showrooms. In 2011 as the market slowly started to rebound he leveraged that property in order to purchase a second property on Bowery in Manhattan. After several successful deals and the leveraging of several different properties Ellio currently holds a real estate portfolio worth over $10,000,000.00.
Ellio, as an entrepreneur and self made millionaire has a great passion for developing & creating new businesses. It is that exact passion, Ambition and hard work which has driven him to achieve his goals and create multiple ongoing successes throughout the years.
With his previous successes behind him, Ellio has decided to take on the somewhat challenging role of Director of business development for us here at Slateshore. We are confident that Ellio's many innovative ideas will propel the company into interesting areas which can only enhance the already successful business model that we have effectively achieved to date.
Michael Anthony Slateshore Recovery Chief Communications Officer Financial Sector Recovery Specialist
Also known in his circles as “The man of Steel” Michael Anthony began his career in the financial sector many moons ago. Michael’s main commodity was Steel. Many of Michaels colleagues traded steel and steel futures throughout the years as well as managed hedge funds and also held other top financial sector positions. Married only once at age 18 and still with his loving wife Jessica today after 25 years mike has raised 4 wonderful bright and respectful children all while remaining an entrepreneur and juggling several different successful business ventures.
When the financial sector took a downturn in 2008 Michael kept with his roots and dug in deep and started his own Steel company (All American Steel). This is a man that has never been afraid to get in the trenches and get his hands dirty. An incredibly well rounded and intellegent human being, Michael quickly climbed to the top of his field and not before long had started to facilitate multi million dollar steel contracts while witnessing first hand the rise of his infant business. Mike has since decided to leave the Steel industry and will continue to hone his skillset as Slateshore’s Chief Communications Officer & Financial Sector Recovery Specialist.
The Slateshore Family is excited to welcome Michael as part of the team. Between his connections to wall street and his in depth knowledge of the financial sector Michael will be an intricate part of our operation & a tremendous asset to our firm. His drive & determination to succeed far surpasses any expectation we could have hoped for in filling this all important position.