Compliance and Operations

Deborah Kessinger

Deborah is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of U.S. Boston Capital Corporation. She also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of the Pear Tree Funds and the Pear Tree Advisors, Inc. Deborah joined the company in 2004.

Previously, Deborah was Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Wainwright Investment Counsel, LLC, an investment advisor, and its affiliated broker-dealer, WFS, LLC. She was also corporate attorney for Forefield, Inc., a provider of sales, education and presentation materials to the financial industry.

As an attorney, Deborah brings more than two decades of experience in securities law and compliance with such firms as John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, John Hancock Distributors, The Pioneer Group, and H.C. Wainwright & Co. She began her compliance career with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Deborah earned her JD from New England School of Law and her BS from Bryant University in Rhode Island. She holds the Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 53, 65, 82 and 99 securities licenses.

Alina Monisov, IACCP®.

Ms. Monisov serves as Chief Compliance Officer at Pear Tree Partners, LP and Director of Compliance for U.S. Boston Capital Corporation. As the CCO Ms. Monisov is responsible for establishing and maintaining the policies and procedures for Pear Tree Partners. Ms. Monisov is also responsible for identifying, preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations. Ms. Monisov performs testing and reviews of the firm’s overall compliance program. Ms. Monisov is a member of the IT governance committee (enterprise wide). Prior to joining Pear Tree Ms. Monisov was Chief Supervisory Officer at Winslow, Evans & Crocker a dually registered Broker Dealer and Investment Advisory firm. In that capacity, her primary responsibilities were to oversee compliance and supervision within the organization.

Ms. Monisov has a strong operations background with experience in implementing new systems, processes and controls that significantly improve operationally efficiencies. She is also well versed in Fiduciary/Trust Administration.

Ms. Monisov earned her BS from Boston University School of Management and an MBA from University of Massachusetts Boston. Alina holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 securities licenses and is a Certified Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® (IACCP®)

Diane Hunt

Ms. Hunt heads the Accounting Department at USB Corporation which serves U.S. Boston and all of its affiliates, including U.S. Boston Growth Capital. Diane chairs the Pricing Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee for Pear Tree Advisors.

Diane earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.