Consumer Affairs Top Rated
Gold and Silver IRA Dealer
2016 to 2018


At Patriot Gold Group, you'll never pay retail and always work directly with the owners. Leading industry experts with a wealth of experience. we've held senior positions at the largest retail precious metal investment firms in the U.S. We eliminate multiple layers of executive and shareholder compensation and work directly with you to secure the most competitive pricing on gold and silver. Patriot Gold Group stands behind our commitment to every client:

  • Direct working relationship with an owner

  • No fees for life on gold and silver IRAs

  • Lightning fast 24 hour account setup

  • $2,500 free metals delivered to your home


Jack Hanney

Chief Executive Officer

Jack Hanney has been in the markets for 20+ years and is widely heralded as an expert in his field. Born and growing up in Westchester County, NY where his father was a successful politician and owner of an Insurance Brokerage Firm. Jack began subscribing to The Wall Street Journal at the age of 14 and moved to California in his early 20’s to study under William O’Neill, the single most successful investor in the history of the markets, founder of… Investor’s Business Daily and author of How to Make Money in stocks. Jack went on to be the General Manager and Director of Sales at several algorithmic automated trading companies trading the futures and commodities markets working with Introducing Brokers out of Chicago, Geneva and NYC. Jack was recruited by several tech startups and made a name for himself at Infosearch Media, Virutmundo and The Design People before returning to Finance.

Jack passed on Morgan Stanley and other reputable, prestigious Brokerage firms to be a CFP in their Wealth Management Divisions and opted for a position as Senior Executive Trader with MG Private Client Services where he spent 4 years 2010-2014. JackHanney has spent the last two years as Director of Trading, Executive Vice President of Wholesale Direct Metals overseeing the Retail Division. Jack resides in Los Angeles with his wife Amy and is the proud father of two daughters, Kate age 10 and Luna age 18 and their two dogs, Daisy an English Yellow Lab and Eva their 14 YO Yorkie! Jack has written over 140M in business and trades maintaining outstanding relationships with his clients that he refers to as dear friends and family and now ... welcoming them to The Patriot Gold Group family of investors.

Mike Celano

Senior Partner

Mike Celano and his family have lived all over the world including New York, Hong Kong, Kuala Lampur and Monterrey. Mike has an in depth knowledge of economic discrepancies, macroeconomics, currencies and global markets. He excelled in college and went on to executive management at Costco, the world's 2nd largest retailer. Mike studied under William O'Neill, one of the most successful stockbrokers in history and the founder of Investor's Business Daily.

Mike has held positions as General Manager, Director of Trading and Client Relationship Manager at some of America’s largest precious metals firms including AB. Mike’s extensive experience in precious metals markets has made him an invaluable asset not only to Patriot Gold Group but also to all the clients he has helped to achieve their financial objectives.

Charley Chartoff

Senior Partner

Charley Chartoff began investing in Southern California Real Estate acquiring an impressive portfolio of homes throughout Southern California 15 years ago. Charlie pivoted his investment focus into hard assets, Gold & Silver primarily focusing on Individual Retirement Accounts 10 years ago and quickly realized the significant benefits having your retirement backed by physical Gold & Silver.

Charley went on to be the Director of Retirement Services at the largest Retail Precious Metals Brokerage Firm nationwide for 3 years before becoming the Director of Retirement Services at a nationally recognized accredited Wholesaler in Los Angeles.

Charley is a Senior Partner and Principal at Patriot Gold Group where he finds that Retail Investors appreciate and benefit working DIRECTLY with an Owner. Due to the LONG-TERM relationship of a retirement account Retail Investors should ONLY work DIRECTLY with an owner of a firm and that is what differentiates Patriot Gold Group from the other Precious Metals firms in the industry.

Andrew Clay

Portfolio Manager

With an Ivy League pedigree Andy Clay started his career in finance in 2000 under William O’Neill, founder of Investor’s Business Daily. As a highly decorated Former Marine and Member of the Elite 2d Force Reconnaissance Company Andy served under Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North in Nicaragua as well as crossing Muammar Gadaffi’s “Line of Death” in the Gulf of Sidra in 1986.

In 2008 Andy and his team raised venture capital and developed the cutting edge technology platform that is used in the Four Seasons Hotel chain to deliver in-room fitness as well as other concierge services to guests. He has held upper level management positions at several of the most recognizable retail firms in precious metals and currently manages an extensive portfolio. Andy lives in Santa Monica with his wife Stacy, and his sons Davin, Mason, Daughter Fiona, and their most recent family member Australian Labradoodle Maisy.

Frank Johnson

Retirement Specialist

As a Senior Portfolio Manager, Frank Johnson brings his thirteen years experience in IRA diversification to Patriot Gold Group. He has held upper-level management positions with some of the nation’s largest retail precious metals firms.

Frank’s vast knowledge of the markets and dynamic background makes him a retirement solutions specialist.

Raised and educated in Central Florida, he has enjoyed the last twenty years in California with his wife Madeleine and daughter Sky Yvonne.