About Us


Meet the team of behind the success of our Registered Investment Advisory Firm (RIA) — Pento Portfolio Strategies. Our key people offer a wealth of experience for investors in this country and around the world. Here is more information about the Michael Pento investment team:


Michael Pento

Michael Pento

Chairman, Investment Policy Committee

Michael Pento is the President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies with more than 30 years of professional investment experience. He worked on the floor of the NYSE during the mid-’90s. Pento served as an economist for both Delta Global and EuroPacific Capital. He was also the portfolio creator and consultant to Delta/Claymore’s commodity portfolios, which were distributed through Claymore/Guggenheim’s sales network.

Justine Coleman

Justine Coleman

Research & Technical Assistant

Justine Coleman spent 25 years working as a Certified Public Accountant in the financial reporting Industry. She is now a Registered Investment Advisor and Securities Analyst.

Jenifer Pento, CPA

Jenifer Pento, CPA

Tax and Accounting Services

Jenifer is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20-years’ of experience in the field of public and private accounting.


Pento Portfolio Strategies is pleased to announce the opening of our Naples office – 999 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 200,  Naples, Fl 34108


At Pento Portfolio Strategies we are pleased to help our community and support organizations such as Lunch Break in Red Bank.  Lunch Break provides life’s basic necessities of food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to the financially insecure individuals and families in Monmouth County and beyond. For more information or to make a donation click here 

Please join me in donating to the Merk-Pento Leadership Scholarship.

We are establishing this scholarship to support a student in need of financial aid who has shown leadership potential through their actions. The first recipient, Roy Tanga, has impressed us with his tenacity and motivation to promote sound fiscal policy in Kenya. Among other accomplishments, he has spoken at the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Budget at the Parliament of the Republic of Kenya. We have known Roy for several years and have admired his determination in pursuing his goals.

Coming from a family of very modest financial means, Roy recognized the need for a formal higher education to transform his passion into a career. This is where you can help. Your support for Roy represents an investment in the stability and prosperity of an emerging market.

Roy is currently working towards his Bachelor of Science at USIU-Africa in Nairobi.

Your donation to the Merk-Pento Leadership Scholarship will go to the US-registered 501(c)3 charitable organization of USIU-Africa and is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

We will match the first $1,000 in donations. You don’t have to donate $1,000 or even hundreds; any amount is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for any support you can provide.

 Axel Merk, Merk Investments LLC

Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies