The Aeon Group’s primary purpose, through its fintech platform and as the issuer of its pooled investment vehicles,  is to enable accredited individuals and qualifying institutions to access valuable and hard to find investment opportunities. 
The Aeon Group, Inc. is at the center of a portfolio of companies that includes a family of technology oriented funds, and related enterprises

Demetrios Mallios

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mallios is the Founder of The Aeon Group, Inc., the parent company of the Aeon Family of Funds and AeonX, as well as other subsidiaries. Mr. Mallios has had a diverse career over the past 20 years as a fund manager, corporate consultant, investment banker, executive and entrepreneur. Prior to Aeon, his experience as Partner, CEO, COO, and Head of Investment Banking at many firms in the US, China as well as other countries has allowed him to participate as principal investor and/or agent in primary and secondary transactions in private and public companies worldwide in excess of 1 billion dollars.

Alan D. Lewis

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Lewis has a proven track record of success as a transformational leader in the financial, investment, and technology industries. He has co-founded and raised funds for multiple ventures, including The Aeon Group, Inc. In his current roles and as an investment banker, Alan has leveraged his extensive background in entrepreneurship, start-ups, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, strategy, venture capital, corporate finance, private equity, and strategic planning to help companies innovate in the digital arena. He has also demonstrated the ability to grow private equity and venture capital funds, and is dedicated to continuous learning in the rapidly evolving digital landscape, as demonstrated by his pursuit of a doctoral degree in Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Peter Petino

Chief Operating Officer

Meet Peter
Pete Petino, our COO, brings with him over 30 years of diverse Wall Street and military experience that includes operations, personnel and project management and trading. From March 1990 to February 2001, Mr. Petino served in the New Jersey Army National Guard, as a Commissioned Field Artillery Officer where he earned the rank of Captain prior to his Honorable Discharge. During those 10 years, he performed a wide range of leadership and management roles and was ultimately responsible for the safety and training of the personnel and equipment assigned to him. Concurrent with his service, Mr. Petino founded and operated Laurel Management, his own IPO and syndicate focused trading business he has been operating for over 14 years. Prior to that, Mr. Petino’s served as a Manager at Bankers Trust from April 1990 to April 1992, and Associate at Goldman Sachs from April 1992 to May 1994.

Valentino LaRosa


MEET Valentino
Valentino LaRosa, our Chief Financial Officer, has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations. He has been serving as the President of Aster Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of Aeon, Inc., since November 2019, focusing on the growth of the “Mangia Organica” brand. He founded Eleven Eleven Productions, an audio/video production company, in October 2006 and has been serving as its Chief Executive Officer since then. Prior to that, Mr. La Rosa was a financial consultant to Verizon Wireless from August 2003 to September 2006, handling financial reporting and audit responsibilities and Unilever, a multinational consumer goods business, from July 2002 to June 2003. From July 2000 to May 2002, he was worked at Transtechnik Corp., an electronics manufacturer, in various financial reporting positions. He started his career at Interchange Bank in May 1999 as a Financial Accountant and worked directly with the Controller and gained great knowledge in financial reporting until May 2000.

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