Shannon Carini is In-House Counsel for the GCS Compliance team. She utilizes her legal acumen in assisting with the supervisory review process.

Prior to joining GCS, Ms. Carini actively practiced law, with a focus on transactional intellectual property law. She has served as in-house general counsel for a biotechnology start-up engaged in the research and development of cancer therapeutics, and as outside counsel for academic institutions, nonprofits, and start-ups in various industries including entertainment, technology, and retail businesses.

Ms. Carini earned a BA in Creative Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a JD from Boston University School of Law. She remains a member in good standing of the California Bar. On her off hours, she chases after her two young children, throws pottery, and forages for wild and edible plants.

What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships - win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 52 U.S. states and territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.