Mr. Pugliese is responsible for fundraising for RiverRock Funds. Prior to joining RiverRock, Mr. Pugliese was the CEO of CheckPoint HR, a private-equity backed HR Technology company. Prior to that, Mr. Pugliese co-founded LifeOptions, one of the largest life settlement brokerages in the nation, and was the co-founder and President of BenefitPort, a national general agency for life and health insurance. Mr. Pugliese received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and holds the Series 6, 63, 65 and 82 securities licenses. He has been a member of the Fairchester Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 1991, and served on its Board.