Hi, I’m Cassian Nunez. Nice to meet you!

If you found your way to our website through an internet search engine, you may be wondering what RINO INVEST is all about and who Cassian Nunez is. We’re not what most people think of when they hear the words Wealth Management organization. And that’s what sets us apart from the crowd.

Let me start by telling you a bit about me. I was raised in San Bernardino County, California. I went to good public schools where I found out that there’s a lot to learn from both winning and losing. For example, in high school, I ran for Senior Class President. I lost the election but ended up working successfully in the Associated Student Body alongside the person who beat me. I was a four-year member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), president of the Model United Nations (MUN), a founding member of the Young Republicans of America, and became the founder and president of the Future Investors of America. In my senior year, my classmates voted me “Most Likely to Become President.”

You could say I was a bit of an over-achiever.

After graduating from high school, I wanted to challenge myself in another way, so I decided to travel cross-country to attend Armstrong State University (now Georgia Southern University/Armstrong Campus) in Savannah, GA. And since old habits die hard, I got involved in a few organizations as an undergraduate. I was part of the Student Government Association all four years, working my way up from SGA Senator to Treasurer, then President. I was the Economic Empowerment Chair of the Armstrong Chapter of the Collegiate 100 and served on the Student Honor Court for my sophomore and junior years. I enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard at 18 and was a Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadet for four years.

I became interested in financial education while working as a Peer Financial Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid. That role gave me the chance to host several events to educate other students on topics like financial aid, loans, establishing credit, buying cars, and other real-life financial topics.
I graduated with a BA in Law and Society and was later commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve. I went on to earn a Certificate in Advanced Business Analytics from the University of South Carolina then graduated with an MBA from Mercer University in 2019.
I have served in the US Army for nine years and have been lucky enough to be stationed in some interesting places from Kuwait to Kosovo and Germany to Atlanta. I put my financial expertise to work as the Comptroller for the 1st Battalion 10th Special Forces Group (Green Berets) in Stuttgart, Germany. As a Division Program Budget Analyst, I oversaw an annual program budget of $40 million per year.
I started RINO INVEST to share knowledge and to show that financial independence is possible for anyone willing to set financial goals and take the necessary steps to make them happen. It doesn’t matter where you’re starting from today. What matters is where you want to be – and RINO INVEST has the knowledge and expertise to help you get there!
Please take some time to check out our website, follow us on social media, and take a look at all the great resources we offer. When you’re ready to start, we’ll be here for you.
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Hakop Kupalyan, Social Media Manager

Hometown: North Hollywood, CA
Favorite asset class: Real Estate
Education background: B.S. Marketing
Professional background: E-commerce and Marketing


Favorite quote:
“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.”
Henry Ford

Bojan Todorovic, Video Production Manager

Hometown: Nis, Serbia
Favorite asset class: Business
Education background: Science school Bora Stankovic
Professional background: TV production


Favorite quote:
“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them”
Chris Grosser

Edward Smith, Social Media Analyst

Hometown: Boston
Favorite asset class: Securities
Education background: B.S. Operations Management
Professional background: Sales and Marketing


Favorite quote:
“You do not find the happy life, you make it.”
Camilla Eyring Kimball

Spencer Park, Video Production Manager

Hometown: Bothell, WA
Favorite asset class: Business
Education background: Bachelor’s in Communications and Anthropology
Professional background: Event/Digital Marketing

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Favorite quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi

Betty Soto, UX/UI Designer

Hometown: Beaumont, CA
Favorite asset class: Real Estate
Education background: West Coast Ultrasound Institute Associate of Science in Cardiovascular Sonography, Current student at Colorado Technical University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.
Professional background: Cardiology Technician


Favorite quote:
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
Vincent van Gogh

Rahul Kulkarni, Asst. COO

Rahul Kulkarni serves as the Assistant Chief Operating Officer for RINO INVEST. In 1999 he earned a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering before receiving his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pune. In his spare time he enjoys bird watching and spending time with his wife and son.

Favorite quote:
“I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and make them right!”
Sir Ratan Tata

Diego Castiblanco, Web Admin

Diego Castiblanco works as the Web Developer of RINO INVEST, He got his degree in Computer Science from The Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in 2017, he worked as a full-time Web Developer in UpWork which is one of the best freelancing platforms, he got the Top Rated Plus tag due to his dedication and professionalism serving clients from start-ups to big companies.

Favorite quote:
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

Barbara Babcock, Curriculum Designer

Barbara Babcock is a Learning and Development Consultant and Financial Educator. Her passion is creating technology-rich learning solutions for Fortune 500 clients in the finance, technology, and engineering industries. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Dallas. She is also an emerging professional photographer whose work has been shown in various locations in Austin and Santa Fe.

Favorite quote:
“Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.”
Bill Ackman

Matt Pettit, CIO

Matt Pettit serves as the Chief Investment Officer of RINO INVEST. He is a 2015 Graduate of Wofford College with a degree in Accounting. He also serves his country as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve.

Favorite quote:
“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”
P.T. Barnum