My Approach

I help my clients achieve their dreams for today, tomorrow, and well into the future — using our exclusive Confident Retirement® approach. It starts with a personalized conversation about covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy. By breaking your financial goals down into doable steps, we can help take the uncertainty out of planning for your financial future. Take a few minutes now for a quick confidence check.

I’m here to help you live the life you’ve earned. When you have the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant.

Interests

* I was born and raised in Connecticut.

* I am married and have 2 sons both in College.

* Playing noontime basketball at the Westport YMCA for longer than I would like to admit.

* Recent advances in Astronomy and Cosmology have both captured my imagination as well as helped me fall asleep at night.

Community Participation

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Numerous MS Society "Walk for the Cure"
  • Experience

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    Areas of Focus

    • Investments
    • Wealth Preservation Strategies
    • Employee Stock Options
    • Tax Planning Strategies
    • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
    • Charitable Giving

    Awards & Recognition

    • Ameriprise Chairman's Award, 1989
    • Ameriprise Circle of Success, 2006 - 2012
    • Ameriprise Diamond Ring Award, 2009

    Qualifications

    • CPA  Certified Public Accountant
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    AAMS®  Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM

    The AAMS® certification requires abiding by a code of ethics and successfully completing coursework that addresses the needs of individuals by applying investment concepts to real-world situations of asset management. Candidates must pass a certification examination covering the following topics: asset allocation, investment strategies, estate planning, investment opportunities for retirees and small business owners, and insurance products.

    ADPA®  Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor

    Individuals who hold the ADPASM designation have completed a course of study encompassing wealth transfers, federal taxation, retirement planning, and planning for financial and medical end-of-life needs for domestic partners. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations.

    AEP  Accredited Estate Planner

    The AEP designation is awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to estate planners who have completed two graduate-level courses administered by The American College, meet specific professional requirements and who practice as one of the following: attorney, CPA, trust officer, CLU®, CFP® certificant or ChFC®.

    APMA® Accredited Portfolio Management AdvisorSM

    Individuals who hold the APMASM designation have completed a course of study encompassing client assessment and suitability, risk/return, investment objectives, bond and equity portfolios, modern portfolio theory and investor psychology.

    AWMA®  Accredited Wealth Management Advisor

    The AWMA® certification requires abiding by a code of ethics and passing a certification examination covering coursework that addresses the asset management needs of individuals. The coursework provides candidates with advanced knowledge in asset management, allocation and selection, investment performance and strategies for retirees and small business owners, estate planning, income tax and benefits planning, and risk management and investment issues for high net worth clients.

    CASL®  Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

    The CASL® credential provides advisors with in-depth training on issues impacting seniors and those planning for retirement.

    CDFA®; Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

    A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts who specializes in the financial issues surrounding divorce.

    CEP®  Certified Estate Planner

    Certified Estate Planners are proud to lead the way in the education and support of financial, legal and tax professionals who desire to take their practice into the comprehensive and demanding field of Estate Planning.

    CFA®  Chartered Financial Analyst

    Holders of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation are securities analysts, money managers and investment advisors who have completed the CFA program, a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and examination program for investment professionals that covers a broad range of investment topics.

    CFP®  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner

    The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification is recognized as a standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP® certification requires meeting experience and ethics requirements, successfully completing financial planning course work and passing the certification examination covering the following topics: financial planning principles, employee benefits planning, investment planning, income tax planning, and retirement and estate planning.

    CFS®  Certified Fund Specialist

    A Certified Fund Specialist has completed advanced studies in mutual funds, including modern portfolio theory to help them understand how to analyze and construct efficient portfolios containing mutual funds and other investment vehicles. Advisors who hold this designation have advanced knowledge of mutual funds, having passed an examination covering the following areas: dollar-cost averaging, risk management, asset allocation and modern portfolio theory.

    ChFC®  Chartered Financial Consultant

    The Chartered Financial Consultant® designation is one of the most robust and respected credentials for financial planning professionals. To earn the Chartered Financial Consultant designation, advisors must complete experience and ethics requirements.

    CIMA®  Certified Investment Management Analyst

    The Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation identifies professionals with years of experience and hard-earned, in-depth management capabilities who have completed extensive course work and passed a rigorous exam. CIMA® certification requires meeting experience and ethics requirements, successfully completing financial planning course work and passing the certification examination covering the following areas: asset allocation, due diligence, risk measurement, investment policy and performance measurement.

    CLTC  Certified Long Term Care

    The Certified in Long-Term Care program is the long-term care insurance industry’s only independent professional designation. The Certified in Long-Term Care course is focused on the field of long-term care planning and provides legal, accounting, insurance and financial service professionals the critical tools necessary to address the subject matter with their middle-age clients.

    CLU®  Chartered Life Underwriter

    The Chartered Life Underwriter Designation® is the highest level designation available in the life insurance profession, and is obtained by completing retirement planning course work that focuses on the financial planning needs of clients like you. Chartered Life Underwriters have completed advanced courses and exams in regard to insurance, investments, taxation, employee benefits, estate planning, accounting, management and economics.

    CMFC®  Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM

    The Chartered Mutual Fund CounselorSM program was developed in conjunction with the Investment Company Institute and is the only mutual fund designation recognized in the financial services industry. The program provides a thorough knowledge of mutual funds and their various uses as investment vehicles.

    CPA  Certified Public Accountant

    The Certified Public Accountant designation is awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to accountants who pass the AICPA’s Uniform CPA Examination and satisfy the work experience and statutory and licensing requirements of the state(s) in which they practice.

    CRPC®  Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM

    The Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM certification is obtained by completing retirement planning course work that focuses on the pre- and post-retirement needs of clients like you. By completing coursework focused on key retirement issues such as asset management and estate planning, a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM is trained to help clients assess retirement preparedness and confidently address their pre- and post-retirement financial needs.

    CRPSSM  Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM

    Chartered Retirement Plans Specialists have completed a course of study encompassing design, installation, maintenance and administration of retirement plans. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations.

    CSPGCM  Certified Specialist in Planned Giving

    The Certified Specialist in Planned GivingCM program is designed to teach the body of knowledge required for planned giving professionals and others who may be called upon to participate in the planned giving process.

    LUTCF Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow

    The Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow certification coursework provides advisors with a better understanding of a variety of insurance products and addresses the protection planning needs of individuals. Candidates are required to meet ethics standards and pass a certification examination covering the following areas: retirement planning, investing, estate planning, annuities, business insurance, employee benefits, life insurance and disability income insurance.

    MAAA Member of the American Academy of Actuaries

    An MAAA is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. To many employers, clients, and government leaders, the MAAA designation denotes professionalism and credibility.

    REBC® Registered Employee Benefit Consultant

    The Registered Employee Benefit Consultant® program focuses on providing the student with the knowledge necessary to become a professional in the sale and service of employee benefits plans.

    RHU® Registered Health Underwriter

    The Registered Health Underwriter® designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons involved in the sale and service of disability income and health insurance.

    RICP®  Retirement Income Certified Professional®

    The Retirement Income Certified ProfessionalSM designation is obtained by completing retirement planning course work that focuses on creating an effective retirement income plan for clients who are nearing or are in retirement. By completing coursework focused on key retirement issues such as income gaps, taxation, asset management, and estate planning, a Retirement Income Certified ProfessionalSM is trained to help clients assess retirement preparedness and confidently address their income needs throughout retirement.

    Education

    • Boston College - Carroll School of Management - Honors Program
    • B.S.- Accounting, Graduated 1977, cum Laude
    • Sacred Heart High School, Waterbury, CT - Graduated May 1973

    Professional Associations

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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