John Chuff


John has been with BA Securities since its formation in 2010 and has been involved in the securities industry for nearly 40 years. He has held several positions at regional investment banks including Board of Directors, Director of Equity Capital Markets and Chief Operating Officer. He was a member of Janney Montgomery Scott's Management Committee as well as Director of Equity Capital Markets, responsible for Janney’s equity research, sales trading, research sales, investment banking, equity syndicate and the soft dollar operations. John received his B.A. and MBA from the University of Scranton.

FINRA S7, S79, S9, S10, S24, S99, S14 & S63

Daniel N. Pickens


Dan brings over 25 years of corporate finance experience to BA.  He has originated and executed numerous debt, equity and merger and acquisition transactions, and has also served on the Boards of various corporations, both public and private.  He was a Managing Director at Bryant Park Capital (2009-2016); prior to joining Bryant Park, he spent 13 years at Janney Montgomery Scott, a Philadelphia-based based investment bank and brokerage, where he assumed various responsibilities, including Managing Director of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Chair of the firm’s Fairness Opinion Committee.  Dan received his B.A. from Kenyon College, a J.D. degree from Temple University and a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

FINRA S7, S79, S24 & S63



Michael L. Bolden, Esq., CRCP.

Compliance Officer

Michael joined BA Securities in 2014 after beginning his career in law. An experienced trial attorney, beginning with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, before transitioning into a private civil practice, he represented and advised clients on numerous matters including business formation and operations. Michael received his B.A. from Stanford University, his J.D. from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, and completed the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional program at The FINRA Institute at Georgetown McDonough School of Business.

FINRA S7, S79, S24 & S63​

Dennis Wentzler

Managing Director

Dennis has 20 years of financial services and capital markets experience.  Prior to joining BA, he was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Chase, where he managed global teams in both finance and operations. Before J.P. Morgan, he spent 13 years at Goldman Sachs, where he served in a variety of roles supporting both the securities and derivatives businesses.  Dennis received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany and his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.