Who Is EcS+

EcS+ is a woman-owned advisory firm specializing in cost savings and efficiency for corporations, non-profit organizations, and municipalities.  The cost savings negotiated on your behalf have a direct relationship to the contacts we have developed over the past 30 + years of being accomplished professionals in 7 market segments. Essentially we analyze a wide range of expenses to strategize and negotiate the savings on behalf of the client.

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Angela J. Briante, Managing Principal

Angela Briante is the Broker and Owner of an independently woman-owned Real Estate Brokerage in New York since 2010. Ms. Briante has worked in the commercial and residential real estate industry for 29 years.  Ms. Briante has served as the Executive Vice President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, a committee member of the St. James the Apostle Finance Council, and for 29 years, as one of the Chairs of the Hamlet of Carmel Chowder Festival & Holiday on the Lake Parade as well as proud Rotarian.

Prior to being in Real Estate, Ms. Briante held Management positions at Grolier Enterprises Inc. (currently Scholastic Inc.) and the prior 5 years held key management roles at Mitsubishi International Corp. in the International Commodities and Consumer Product Division. 

Ms. Briante aligned with the two founding partners and now they serve on the Advisory Board for EcS+. After Ms. Briante experienced first hand the importance of expense savings had on her commercial client's bottomline, she graciously accepted the opportunity to "plug into" the 30 + year business model, infrastructe and align with the founding partners business realtionships and create EcS+. Ms. Briante is inspired to assist the many businesses and non-profit organizations that can benefit from the meritorious capabilities of the cost savings analysis as well as the successful outcomes in cost savings that were orchestrated in the past by the founding partners and now her on her Advisory Board. Ms. Briante is recently quoted "The future is bright and I am looking forward to a heck of a journey!"


B.A. Pace University
M.B.A in Finance
Long Island University

Advisory Team

Gene Cordiano

Gene Cordiano was an Executive Vice President and Divisional President of the international asset-based lending division for the Bank of New York.  Mr. Cordiano managed their locations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA.  Mr. Cordiano founded Global Venture Partners, a cost solutions-expense reduction company in February of 2002 with offices in New York City and Santa Monica, California.  Mr. Cordiano was President and COO of GEAR Magazine which he successfully ran and sold in 2008.  Mr. Cordiano was President and COO of Zanella, an international upscale apparel company with factories in Italy and operations in the United States.  Mr. Cordiano expanded Zanella’s profitability and successfully sold the company in 2015, securing a significant multiple to the bottom line.


B.S. in Finance-Davidson College
M.B.A in Economics
NYU, Stern School of Business.

Marc-André S. Buenger

Marc-André S. Buenger is a Trilingual European Institutional Equities professional with a demonstrated record of success marketing financial products in the U.S. and internationally.  Mr. Buenger has spent his career working for American (Merrill Lynch) , British ( ICAP) , French (Natixis Bleichroeder) , German (Westdeutsche Landesbank) and Swiss (UBS) investment banks specializing in equity sales and trading, serving U.S. based mutual funds, pension funds and hedge funds.  While residing primarily in New York, Paris, Boston and, briefly, London, Mr. Buenger has created and built businesses on 4 different platforms in both finance and media. Mr. Buenger and Mr. Cordiano launched Quintet Partners in 2014, a cost solutions-expense reduction company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Buenger worked for the Permanent German Mission to the United Nations as an Aide to the Assistant Attaché and served as an International Currency Trader and Analyst in New York for a Seoul, South Korea based investment corporation.


B.A in Religion (Philosophical focus)-Denison University
M.A in International Relations / Pan-European Economics
The Pennsylvania State University