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Ray Leyden

Founding Partner
Registered Representative

It’s hard not to get caught up in Ray Leyden’s enthusiasm for business and for life in general. An Irish immigrant, Ray admits that he is constantly striving to be the best version of himself.

As the founder of Fenian Capital Strategies, Raymond had a vision to create a company focused on the client. “Too many times the client comes second, with us the client always comes first, it’s our responsibility and duty to ensure this happens.” Raymond knows a lot about duty having spent almost eight years in the US Army infantry and getting deployed to Iraq twice.

“I love this country and the opportunities it has given me”. After college, financial services seemed like the perfect environment for someone with his boundless energy and talent. He started out working for New York LIfe as an advisor, and quickly became one of the top advisors in his office winning numerous awards.

While leadership comes naturally to him, Raymond recognizes that the essence of true leadership is service. This belief in large part explains the “client first”culture that is promoted at Fenian. “As fiduciaries for the client, we have an obligation to create the most effective and efficient use of the client’s wealth”.

Raymond has been widely recognized by the financial services industry for his leadership and performance. He is dedicated to giving back, while in college he set up VALOR, an organization dedicated to helping veterans acclimate to civilian life. In 2019, Raymond was named as Aide to theGrand Marshall in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.

A graduate of Manhattan College, Raymond holds a BS in Economics. Raymond, his wife Kate,and family resides in Westchester NY.


Kari Timonen

Investment Advisor Representative
registered representative

Kari began his professional career in financial services in 1994 with a privately held financial service company based in the UK. While there, he developed a deep understanding of operational management as well as mergers and acquisitions in the global environment. Kari was asked to move New York in 2004 to run and develop two companies that were owned by this UK entity.

After completing nearly 20 years in financial services as a general operations manager, Kari joined New York Life in 2013 as an independent agent where he focused on advising business owners in their personal and business financial needs.

In 2019, Kari joined Fenian Capital Strategies where he, as an Investment Advisor Representative, is helping clients to achieve their financial goals by keeping them on track in their planning process.

He is committed to offering the highest level of integrity to every investor while at the same time his extensive knowledge of investing allows him to provide complex strategies to each of his clients with easy to understand advice.

Kari lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife and son.


Peter C. Paizis, LUTCF

Investment Advisor Representative
registered representative

Peter joined MetLife as an Account Representative in 1987. Worked for MetLlife for 29 Years and transitioned to Mass Mutual in 2017. Focus on Employee Benefits, Business Insurance and Pension Plans, 401(k) & 403(b). Secondary coverages for Auto, Home & Liability. Graduate of Brooklyn College with a BA in Economics 1983. Attended A. Fantis Parochial School, Brooklyn, NY K-8th Grade. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Married to Elizabeth V. Paizis. One son, Christos. Resides in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Joined Fenian Capital in 2019 to better serve my clients and provide comprehensive planning.

  • Past President of St. Andrew’s Greek Church, Randolph NJ (1989-1993)

  • Past Chairman New York Archdiocese YAL (Young Adult League)

  • Past Board Member Three Hierarchs Greek Church, Brooklyn NY (1998-2004)

  • Charter Member Greek Orthodox Archdiocese National Stewardship Committee

  • Committee Member Boy Scouts of America Troop 23, Clifton, NJ

  • Past President 2016 -2018 and now Board Member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus NJ.

  • Awards for Service to the Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey.

  • Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow – Awarded by National Association of Life Underwriters.


Erik Modansky

Financial Services Representative
Client Relationship Manager

Erik Modansky is a Financial Services Representative with Fenian Capital Strategies. Erik’s broad knowledge of insurance products gives his clients the confidence they need when working with someone in financial services.

Erik focuses his time with Fenian by personally servicing the team’s client relationships. This allows him a unique opportunity to build a deeper understanding of each client as they go through the application and servicing process together.

Erik’s transition to financial services came after nearly a decade of experience in client servicing. With a focus on small business, Erik was able to get a thorough understanding of each individuals’ concerns and needs. This understanding led Erik to seek a deeper and even more personalized relationship with clients. Working in small business, he found that while he knew how to grow profits, he didn’t feel the same satisfaction as he did when working one on one with the clients themselves. This feeling led Erik to seek a new path.

Erik joined the Firm in 2018. He earned a BS in Marketing and Management from Indiana University in 2012. He is a lifelong member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity.

Erik lives in New York, NY and enjoys staying active, playing sports, finding the best new foods, and spending time with his friends and most of all his family.