Meet Our Team

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Daniel Capurso

President and CEO

Daniel is president and CEO of Premier Asset Solutions and a Financial Services Professional with New York Life. He has nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in financial strategies, with a focus on business needs and retirement for business owners and charitable organizations.

Daniel works closely with clients developing plans to fit their lifestyles and work within the confines of their financial ability, hoping that every client will come away with a sense of ease and relief. His goal is to form a partnership with them for many years to see them through good times and bad and that clients consider him a friend. Daniel feels a great sense of pride in doing things the right way and ensuring clients know he cares about them, their families and their businesses.

Before entering the financial services industry, Daniel had a successful career in banking with many achievements as one of the top bankers in the country. Daniel has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table since 2011, and most recently has achieved Court of the Table status since 2017. Daniel has also been a member of New York Life's Chariman's Council, which consists of ranking in the top three percent of New York Life's elite sales force.

Daniel proudly served on New York Life's peer elected Agent Advisory Council in 2016 as an Associate Chairman to the Agency Support Committee. He is a member of The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company, and the AALU since 2016. He has earned New York Life’s council membership since 2011 for being one of New York Life’s top agents in its sales force. Daniel looks forward to opportunities to mentor other agents and often speaks to the newer agents in classroom settings to assist them in growing their respective practices.

When not in the office, Daniel enjoys spending as much time as he can with his kids, Jessica and Joey. He also enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, and is an avid dart player and golfer.

Piero Silvestri

Senior Vice President

Piero is one of Premier Asset Solutions’ Senior Vice Presidents and a Licensed Agent with New York Life. He enjoys the long-term friendships he has built while working with the majority of his clients for many years and has developed much care and respect for his clients. Gaining and keeping his clients’ respect is very important to him which pushes him to go above and beyond for his clients.

Piero works closely with business owners and individuals to help them realize their dreams of retirement and makes sure that their loved ones are protected. The need he fills for many of his business owner clients is creating an employee benefits plan and health insurance plan. Many of his clients are also restaurant owners that he assists with retirement planning as well as business succession planning.

Piero enjoys the working relationship and friendship he has built with Danny Capurso. He attributes the company’s success to how well they work together and that is reflected to clients.

Piero has been a member of New York Life's Prestigious Council*, and has earned a lifetime membership of the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) since 1993. He is also a senior NYLIAC agent with New York Life and a former member of the Agents Advisory Council with New York Life.

An interesting fact about Piero is that before beginning his career in insurance and financial services, he was the first mate of a cruise ship. It is on that ship that he met his wife of nearly four decades, Andrea. He was then introduced to the man who would become his manager at New York Life, launching his successful career that has now served him well for many years.

Piero and Andrea are the proud parents of two children, Joseph and Olivia. Joseph works for New York Life’s Long Term Care Department and Olivia is pursuing her dream of becoming a designer.

Piero and Andrea cherish each other’s company and enjoy traveling as well as spending time at their property in West Palm Beach. They love being on the beach, enjoying nice restaurants and spending time with their friends and family.

Maria Ocampo

Employee Benefits Specialist

Maria Ocampo is Premier Asset Solutions’ Employee Benefits Specialist and a Licensed Agent with New York Life. Maria looks forward to spending many more years in her position and oftentimes spends her days discussing protection and retirement needs with clients. Many of her clients are business owners and she enjoys helping them to create a more well-rounded benefits package for their employees.

Maria is dedicated to showing genuine care for her clients and providing comprehensive, thorough service. She strives to exceed client expectations and better educate them on different aspects of their financial lives.

Maria studied Business Administration and then began her career in financial services in 2011. In 2015, Maria became a registered representative and achieved her Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation through the American College of Financial Services and continues to be a student of the industry for her clients and her personal growth.

Outside of the office, Maria loves being outdoors, especially during the summertime. Her and her partner often go to the beach, park or pool during summer weekends. They enjoy cooking, especially grilling, and of course, eating. Maria is passionate about contributing to various organizations including being a “big buddy” for Comfort Zone camp and assisting at events within the LGBT community.

Deena Giovannelli

Executive Assistant to Piero Silvestri

Deena is the Executive Assistant to Piero Silvestri. She has been with Premier Asset Solutions for nearly three decades. Her position has been such a great fit for her because she gets great satisfaction out of helping clients that are in need. She also likes to problem solve and enjoys being part of the Premier team because they are more like family. Deena spends her time in the office assisting the company’s health insurance clients and helping to make various processes go smoothly such as processing new client applications and handling underwriting issues.

Deena and her husband James have three children: Kyle, Grace and Sara. Outside of the office, Deena can be found with her family and friends and attending her children’s sporting events. Deena is a big music fan and her and Sara attend many concerts together. She also enjoys being at their beach cabana during the summer.

J. Marcus Rivera, RICP®

Financial Advisor

I am a home-grown businessman who loves sitting down with successful professionals in the community. I enjoy helping people plan for their future to protect, preserve, and grow their livelihood. I have officially transitioned my father’s 35 year financial planning practice as of 2018. At our firm we plan on continuing to bring a genuine level of enthusiasm and presence to our client’s needs. Through owning my practice and engaged in outside business ventures with Rivera Business Holdings LLC, I understand and can relate to my clients who are also business owners.

  • How do I create a plan to make my money last longer than me?
  • How do I maximize income out of this bucket of money?
  • Are there any pitfalls in my current plan?

These are just a few of the financial questions I get to help my clients solve everyday.

My team and I work daily on helping clients transitioning wealth from paychecks to paychecks and peace of mind. We find income is the most important factor retirees and pre-retirees seek. We strategize collaboratively with our team to come up with specific recommendations for each of our clients and their unique situations. Thank you for taking time to learn about me now I would love to learn about you!

Fun Facts:

  • I went to Nationals in college track and field for long jump.
  • I am a huge Manchester City soccer fan (English Premier League)
  • I love to cook all types of foods and enjoy cooking Puerto Rican food native to my heritage
  • I am happily married to my wife Libby and have 2 dogs see pic below!

A collage of photos of Marcus with his wife and dog

Marcus is essentially following in his father's footsteps, and for the very best reasons. His life goal is to be able to provide for his family in the same way his father provided for him. For more than 30 years Marcus has had a front row seat to the ultimate example of how to not only take great care of clients, but truly enjoy family at the same time. Marcus will never forget looking at the sidelines during soccer practice and seeing his dad standing there – no matter what time of day it was. It was then Marcus knew he wanted to model his lifestyle off of his father's. Fast forward to today where he is now running a boutique firm where the primary responsibility is to help people plan for their futures and assure their legacies. Marcus’ hard work and success has led him to a member of the 2019 NYL Chariman's Council and the MDRT Court of the Table.

Charlie Rivera, CLU®

Financial Advisor

Charlie Rivera along with his son John Marcus Rivera operate a family based financial firm.  Charlie specializes in Financial Advisory Services and is a Financial Advisor with Eagle Strategies LLC, a registered investment advisor.  Being an agent with New York Life Insurance Company for more than 30 years, he has shown his dedication to cultivating genuine relationships with his clients which earned him a lifetime membership in The Million Dollar Roundtable*.  His focus is on helping business owners with:

  • Business Continuation Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Executive Benefits
  • Employee Benefits

Charlie is a strong advocate for education; with time as his most valuable asset, he'll spend as much of it as necessary to make sure his clients understand their options and where their chosen paths lead.  It's that kind of genuine care that leads his clients to trust him not only with their own financial plans, but that of their families as well.

Photo of Charlie on a hike

I entered the insurance industry in August of 1983. My initial 10 years were dedicated first and foremost to education and obtaining the necessary credentials. This allowed me to work extensively with small businesses in providing executive benefits and business continuity planning.

In 2001 I helped form the Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce which assisted Hispanic businesses with banking, accounting and legal issues. 6 years later I turned the key over and launched the Kansas Hispanic Education and Development Foundation in the state of Kansas. The organization provides need-based scholarships to students seeking higher education. Since 2018, as a 501(c3), THE FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED OVER $350,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO Hispanic students.

I have also served on various city and state education and economic boards. One board includes the Kansas Board of Regents Admissions Task Force. My activity in various state economic development initiatives has helped to fund small to large Hispanic businesses.

Fun Facts:

  • Brewmeister for the past 20 years
  • I study Astronomy at Wichita State University
  • Enjoy spending time at my cabin in Colorado where I hike and climb in Pike’s National Forest
  • Enjoy bike riding
Phung Van headshot

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Phung Van, CLTC

Financial Advisor

Joining the team as a financial professional, Phung is committed to helping clients succeed in achieving their financial goals through the design and implementation of effective planning strategies. Keeping risk management on the forefront, Phung focuses on the protection, accumulation, distribution and wealth transfer for his client’s.

His narrow focus specializes in providing financial clarity for medical professionals, business owners, and retirees while keeping this key principle in mind, “there comes a certain point when it's not about how much you make, but how much you get to keep.”

Phung is a 2020 qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table^ and has been a member of the New York Life Executive Council since 2014. He graduated summa cum laude at Wichita State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s in finance and minor in accounting.

Donna Davis, AFA, RAS, LSA, ACS, ALMI

Executive Assistant

I LOVE my job…plain and simple. I began working in the Financial Industry over 16 years ago. During this time I worked for New York Life Corporate for 2 years and then in 2014 I began my employment with J. Marcus Rivera here at Premier Asset Solutions. After obtaining my Series 7 Securities license I continue to expand my knowledge and further my education to be the best I can be for those I help. As the manager of this office I have the honor of working with not only a great staff but also the best clients! Every day I look forward to learning about our clients and how we can help each one continue to write their stories. I take pride in knowing that the personalized experience we give each of our clients is exceptional.

Fun Facts:

  • I married my high school sweetheart 35 years ago. We have 3 children and 4 grandchildren that I adore.
  • I grew up in Colorado and love my Broncos (win or lose).
  • I enjoy being outdoors gardening, beekeeping and riding motorcycles – I recently took a 5,500 mile trip through 12 states and even rescued an owl during this trip!
  • I love all living things (even to a fault – can’t even kill a spider!)
  • I have 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and a tortoise
  • I am proud to say that my family represents the Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force.

Donna family collage

Marion Rivera


30 years ago I initially started helping my husband, Charlie with simple girl Friday things (ie. sending out birthday cards, filing, typing letters). As he progressed in the business so did I. I learned to assist him in all aspects of the business. My relationship with clients evolved to a “high touch personal service.” As our business grew my role also included supporting a full time staff and expanded to licensing and compliance.

In 2009 our son, J Marcus, came into the business. I also assist him by providing support to a second generation business.

I am the proud mother of 3 sons and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and singing and am involved with my church choir and a community choir. During the summer months I spend time with my family and friends in Colorado at our summer cabin in the Pike National Forest.

collage of Marion and her husband

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^The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.
*Council is an annual company recognition program based on agent production from July1-June 30.