About Me

For me, retirement planning means more than providing my clients with investment advice. It means helping them maintain the financial independence they’ve worked their whole lives to achieve.

My consultative process begins with an in-depth discussion of your current finances and future objectives. We’ll address issues you might have overlooked and determine how we can help you adjust your investment strategy to accommodate changing conditions and meet any unforeseen expenses and income demands that may arise during retirement.

Personal Interests: Golf, Hiking, Skiing, Sports, Family Time, Volunteerism

My Family: Wife Amy, 3 Children – Greg, Abby and Ben

Community Involvement: Lazarus House Ministries, President, Board of Directors

Local Church – Finance Subcommittee Member
Services Include
  • Financial Planning1
  • Wealth Management2
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities3
  • Cash Management4
  • Corporate Retirement Plans5
  • Life Insurance6
  • Long Term Care Insurance7
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Planning for Education Funding8
  • Retirement Planning9
  • Wealth Consulting
  • 529 Plans10
  • Alternative Investments11
  • Defined Contribution Plans12
  • Endowments and Foundations13
  • Exchange Traded Funds14
  • Professional Portfolio Management15
Securities Agent: CT, WA, VT, NY, NH, NC, MA, FL; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
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Education

  • Colby College, B.A.
  • Babson College, M.B.A.
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER

Goals Planning System | GPS

Our integrated platform ties goals to implementation, leveraging the intellectual capital and
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    Your Goals and Concerns Change as Life Changes

      Transforming Passion into Action

      Do you have a passion that you'd like to transform into an actionable plan that benefits others?  I, along with our partners1 across the firm, can help you:

      Define your charitable interests and identify nonprofits that work in those areas

      Select charitable vehicles that may address your needs

      Implement plans to help ensure that your charitable dollars are well spent

      Seek nonprofit board placements that complement your passion

      Conduct research on specific charities and areas of charitable interest

      Introduce you to like-minded philanthropists

      Find ways to involve children and other family members in your giving

      Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss ways of incorporating charitable giving into your overall wealth strategy and intergenerational planning. In the meantime, to begin to identify factors that might have shaped your attitude about charitable giving, ask yourself the following questions:

      Which childhood lessons about money related to giving have carried over into your life as an adult?

      As you look at how you spend your time now, what activities do you enjoy the most? Which activities do you consider the most worthwhile?

      Describe the nonprofits you support. What is your reason for giving to these organizations?

      What single charitable gift or activity has given you the most joy?

      Do you know how effectively the organizations you support have been using the money? Is this an important factor to you?

      1 Gaining access to Philanthropic Services can be contingent on meeting certain criteria, including minimum $25MM total net worth, with $10MM in liquid assets.

        Location

        35 Village Rd
        Ste 601
        Middleton, MA 01949
        US
        Direct:
        (978) 739-9625(978) 739-9625
        Toll-Free:
        (800) 730-3326(800) 730-3326
        Fax:
        (978) 739-9650(978) 739-9650
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        Retirement

        Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
        • 401(k) Rollovers
        • IRA Plans
        • Retirement Income Strategies
        • Retirement Plan Participants
        • Annuities
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        • Wealth Planning
        • Traditional Investments
        • Alternative Investments
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        Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
        • Estate Planning Strategies
        • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
        • Long Term Care Insurance
        • Special Needs Planning
        • Trust Services
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        • Business Planning
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        • Qualified Retirement Plans
        • Corporate Pension Funds
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