Experienced Leadership

At Huntwicke, we have a seasoned, professional management team with a proven, 
successful track record managing businesses and real estate.

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Brian Woodland, President

Brian Woodland founded and has been the President of Huntwicke Capital Group, Inc., since November of 2016. Mr. Woodland has also founded and served as President for Huntwicke Securities, LLC, a FINRA-member firm, since 2009 and Huntwicke Advisors, LLC an SEC-registered investment advisory from 2006-2018, which merged with Essex Financial Advisors, Inc., to become Essex Private Wealth Management, LLC. Mr. Woodland was a Senior Vice President at Smith Barney from 2000-2006, working to manage portfolios for individuals and small institutions. Mr. Woodland joined Cowen and Company in 1996 as a Vice President, where he worked closely with trading desks, research analysts, private clients and portfolio managers. Mr. Woodland began his career in financial services working for Olde Financial in 1993, becoming assistant branch manager in 1995. Mr. Woodland has also developed and acquired various commercial properties during his career, an interest that began while working for First Winthrop, Inc., the nation's largest acquirer and syndicator of commercial real estate, in 1992-93.

 

Mr. Woodland graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a BA degree in Business/ Finance in 1993. 

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Fernando Garcia, Vice President of Operations

Fernando Garcia joined Huntwicke Capital Group, Inc., as Controller in 2016 after working at Sentinel Securities, and Sentinel Benefits and Financial Group from 2011-2014. Mr. Garcia has also served as the Operations Manager at Fernando A. Garcia & CIA S.C.A in Colombia from 2009-2011 and Logistics and Purchasing Manager at Citricos S.A. from 2008-2009 in Panama.
 
Mr. Garcia earned an MBA at Hult International Business School in 2015 and a BS in Finance from Bentley University in 2006. 
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Michael Ponchak, Vice President of Finance
 

Michael Ponchak joined Huntwicke Capital Group, Inc., as Vice President of Finance in 2022 after working as a Portfolio Manager for the Commercial Lending group at People’s United Bank. Mr. Ponchak has 5 years of experience in the commercial banking industry.  

Mr. Ponchak earned a B.S. in Business Administration, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Development, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2016.