LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altegris ( www.altegris.com), providers of premier alternative investments, has announced the expansion of its team of seasoned industry sales and consulting professionals to complement the firm's ongoing growth and expansion. Among the most prominent of the recent additions to the Altegris Sales and Consulting team is the appointment of Valentina M. Glaviano as Director of Distribution Strategy, a newly created position. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100301/NY61876LOGO ) "To successfully carry out our mission of delivering premier alternative investments to advisors and their clients, we rely on a team of highly-motivated and experienced professionals who are truly passionate and knowledgeable about alternative investments and the industry," said Jon Sundt, President and CEO of Altegris. " Valentina Glaviano brings with her a deep and broad range of expertise and technical knowledge that will make her a valuable asset internally and, more importantly, to our many advisor clients." Ms. Glaviano, CIMA, is an industry veteran with 25 years of experience in distribution strategy and management, business development, marketing and product development. She is also a recognized sales leader in the asset management industry and is particularly adept at foreseeing evolving trends in investor and advisor needs, as well as setting effective product, market and sales strategy to capitalize on those trends. Her background includes deep experience with a wide range of investment products—ETFs, ETNs, structured products, collective trusts, separate accounts, mutual funds and variable insurance products— in addition to alternatives. Most recently, Ms. Glaviano was Managing Director, Head of ETF and Trade-able Funds Distribution for Guggenheim Investments. Earlier in her career, she held a number of sales and management positions with iShares-Barclays Global Investors, Lazard Asset Management, Bankers Trust and Western Capital Financial Group.