Our Story and Services

Our team offers a rare breadth of talent, and a wide range of skills. As of September 30, 2018, we manage approximately $3 billion in assets, 1,200 partnerships with other advisors, and are comprised of fourteen Financial Advisors and twelve support members located throughout the country.

Whether you are seeking Portfolio Management, Institutional Investing, Estate and Retirement Planning strategies, Business Planning, or you require an International Client Advisor, we offer the guidance you seek. Our robust team includes a variety of disciplines, including a Family Wealth Director. This elite designation held by less than 3% of Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors qualifies us to address the unique concerns of high net worth families.

With over one hundred combined years of experience in the financial services industry, The Pelican Bay Group offers you a rare depth and breadth of talent. We pride ourselves on the comprehensive services we offer, backed by the global resources of Morgan Stanley.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Asset Management2
  • Corporate Retirement Plans3
  • Corporate Trust Services
  • Endowments and Foundations4
  • Institutional Services
  • Professional Portfolio Management5
  • Qualified Retirement Plans6
  • Retirement Planning7
  • Sustainable Investing8
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Our Experience

For a combined total of over 100 years, we’ve provided clients, institutions, and advisors with financial solutions that have helped preserve and grow wealth. With a highly credentialed and dedicated team of professionals, we are known for providing objective consulting and strategic advice in the following areas:

Portfolio Management
Institutional Investing
Estate and Retirement Planning Strategies
Family Director Offering
International Client Advisor
Business Planning
Lending
Financial Planning

The Pelican Bay Group Portfolio Managers

The Pelican Bay Support Staff

    Our Clients

    We provide premium wealth management to individuals, advisors, and institutional clients. We are proud to serve clients from around the country and around the world. The relationships we develop are personal. In fact, many of our clients have been with us for over a decade, and we are now privileged to work with their sons and daughters.

    Our method is the same for all of our clients: we work closely with them to help articulate their goals and aspirations for themselves, their loved ones, and their businesses. Then we thoughtfully create a wealth management strategy based on their objectives being mindful of risk mitigation, tax issues, and changing economic conditions. We regularly review portfolios with our clients to make sure that their plans are on track towards their goals.

      Working With You

      Whatever your objectives, whether they are lofty or grounded, short-term or long-term—our aim is to help make your goals a reality. We help individuals, families, advisors and institutional clients strategize, manage, and implement intelligent financial solutions.

      With some of the top minds and capabilities in the industry, we tailor wealth management plans to align with your wishes, your style, and your specific needs. After all, your goals are unique, how we achieve them should be too.


      The Pelican Bay Group Pittsford
      1250 Pittsford Victor Road
      Building 200, Suite 350
      Pittsford, NY 14534
      Phone: 800-736-4608


      The Pelican Bay Group Denver
      1550 Market St. Ste 600
      Denver CO 80202
      Phone: 888-477-3002


      The Pelican Bay Group Boca Raton
      1801 North Military Trail, Suite 300
      Boca Raton, FL 33431
      Phone: 800-321-1034


      The Pelican Bay Group New York City
      522 Fifth Avenue 11th FL
      New York, NY 10036
      Phone: 212-603-6158



      The Pelican Bay Group Wyoming
      135 N Main
      Sheridan, WY. 82801
      Phone: 888-891-7423

        Location

        1250 Pittsford Victor Road
        Building 200, Suite 350
        Pittsford, NY 14534
        US
        Direct:
        (585) 383-9270(585) 383-9270
        Toll Free:
        (800) 736-4608(800) 736-4608
        1550 Market Street
        Suite 600
        Denver, CO 80202
        US
        Direct:
        (888) 477-3002(888) 477-3002
        1801 North Military Trail
        Suite 300
        Boca Raton, FL 33431
        US
        Direct:
        (800) 321-1034(800) 321-1034
        522 Fifth Avenue
        11th Floor
        New York, NY 10036
        US
        Direct:
        (212) 603-6158(212) 603-6158
        135 N Main St
        Sheridan, WY 82801
        US
        Direct:
        (888) 891-7423(888) 891-7423

        Meet The Pelican Bay Group

        About Me

        Founder of the Pelican Bay Group at Morgan Stanley and Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley’s Portfolio Management Group, Tony and his colleagues oversee the investment management of over $3 billion for individual and institutional clients, as of December 31, 2016. This includes $1.4 billion in covered call writing strategies, also for individual and institutional clients. 
        Mr. Gallea has received numerous industry awards and recognition, and has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, National Public Radio, USA Network and AP Radio Network. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and was the subject of a full-page interview in The New York Times. A founding board member of the Portfolio Management Institute, he was its first President. 
        Tony also is an accomplished author in the investment field with four books to his credit: The Lump Sum Handbook; Contrarian Investing; The Lump Sum Advisor, and Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered.  
        A native of Rochester, New York he now resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and Hendersonville, North Carolina with his wife Barbara. A graduate of the University of Rochester (BA) and Colorado State University (MBA), he is a life member of American Mensa and served as an adjunct professor at St John Fisher’s Bittner School of Business.  In addition, Mr. Gallea serves as an arbitrator for FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, in its Dispute Resolution Program.
        In his spare time, Mr. Gallea is a competitive chess player and an avid golfer.  A supporting member of the Cato Institute, as well as the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Mr. Gallea has been with Morgan Stanley since 1980.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
        NMLS#: 1331964

        About Me

        Throughout her more than 20 year career, Jennifer has advised institutions on asset allocation and investment manager selection, traded fixed income securities, managed a branch office and helped dozens of high net worth clients create and implement comprehensive wealth management strategies.

        Jennifer began her financial services career while still in college at the University of Pittsburgh. Several years later, she was managing the Pittsford, NY branch of a Morgan Stanley predecessor firm. Today, she interacts with a wide variety of Pelican Bay Group clients, including foundations, endowments, banks, trust companies and high net worth families. 

        Jennifer also works closely with other Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors who seek out The Pelican Bay Group for our investment management capabilities. She takes pride in the fact that we now maintain strategic relationships with more than 500 Financial Advisors. 

        A frequent speaker at financial services industry conferences, Jennifer serves as Co-Chairperson of the Morgan Stanley Consulting Group Wealth Advisory Group. She is a former co-chair of the Morgan Stanley Directors’ Advisory Group and an active member of the firm’s Impact Investing Committee, as well as the Portfolio Management Institute and the Economics Club of New York.

        In addition to the BA in Economics she earned at Pitt. Jennifer received an MBA from University of Massachusetts and Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. She resides in New York and is the proud mother of a newly adopted son.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, PR; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1282404

        About Me

        Richard DiMarzo’s practice at Morgan Stanley focuses on asset management and planning for High-Net-Worth Individuals and High-Net-Worth Multi-Generational Families.  His team responsibilities include discretionary portfolio management of fixed income investments, as well as asset management and marketing to property casualty mutual insurance companies.

         

        Richard is Chairperson of Judy’s Fund: Hope for Cancer Survivors.  The fund was established in 2012 as a tribute to Judy, his late wife, who passed away from cancer in 2009.  The fund’s dual purpose is to raise funds for the Judy DiMarzo Cancer Survivorship Program at the Wilmot Cancer Institute which addresses the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial issues as a patient makes a transition from treatment to care.  The fund also seeks to create awareness for survivorship and the growing number of cancer survivors.  Richard is also the former Chairperson of the Board of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute.  Currently, he is an Honorary Board member of the Wilmot Cancer Center. Richard is also a member of the George Eastman Circle and a founding member of the Willow Society.

         

        Richard is former Chairman of the Board of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and served as Chair of the board’s Institutional Advancement and Finance committees. He was also the prior Chair of Institutional Advancement and Property and Finance.

         

        Richard was awarded the 2015 Community Leadership award by Morgan Stanley.

         

        Richard is a prior board member of PMI (Portfolio Management Institute) and a 10 year associate member of PAMIC (Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies). He actively writes for the PAMIC Pulse, a monthly publication for Pennsylvania Mutual Insurance companies.

         

        Richard began his career in 1986 and has been with Morgan Stanley for 28 years.

         

        His two sons, Josh and Brian, both work in the financial service industry.

         

        He is a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York where he earned his degree in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Ethics.    He has also received his designation as Certified Portfolio Manager ® from Columbia University.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1268429

        About Me

        A former Branch Manager with a leading financial services firm, Paul brings more than 20 years of experience to the service of our clients. He joined The Pelican Bay Group in 1999 and works primarily with business owners and other high net worth individuals and their families. In addition, he advises a number of foundations, endowments, corporate pension plans and other institutional clients.
         
        Paul plays a key role in our client acquisition and retention efforts, helping clients create and implement personalized financial plans that encompass every aspect of their financial lives. He has earned several prestigious Morgan Stanley designations, including Retirement Plan Consultant and Financial Planning Specialist. As a Professional Alliance Group Director, he collaborates with attorneys, accountants, business brokers and other third party centers of influence to identify and serve clients with especially complex financial needs.
         
        Paul is a graduate of Siena College, where he played on the hockey team for four years. Active in his community, Paul gives back through his involvement with the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute. He has served on the board of not only that organization, but its affiliate, the Judy DiMarzo Survivorship Clinic.
         
        Paul resides in Brighton, NY with his wife and four children.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1270090

        About Me

        Stephen interacts with Pelican Bay Group clients in a number of critical capacities. He manages our US and International Opportunities Portfolios that seek growth at a reasonable price. He is one of the few Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors to receive the prestigious International Client Advisor designation that qualifies him to serve the complex needs of non-US investors seeking diversification and higher return potential. In addition, Stephen is a Family Wealth Director. This elite designation held by approximately 2% of Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors qualifies Stephen to provide wealth transfer, liabilities management, and business succession planning for high net worth individuals and their attorneys, accountants and other advisors.
         
        Stephen began his career at a Morgan Stanley predecessor firm in 1986 and eventually became a branch manager, opening the firm’s corporate services branch in Plano, Texas. There, he oversaw the management of more than $1 billion in assets committed primarily by Fortune 500 companies.
         
        A graduate of Indiana University with a BA in Finance, Stephen has earned a number of industry accolades. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Bill Eagar award from The Portfolio Management Institute, where he served as both President and Board Member. He also completed a rigorous course of study at Columbia University that earned him the designation of Certified Portfolio Manager®.
         
        Stephen volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and is an active supporter of that organization. He and his wife have two grown children and reside in Denver and Maui.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1262135

        About Me

        Jeff began his career with Morgan Stanley in 2012.  He strives to lead clients through life’s transitions and to bridge the gap between financial challenges and aspirations.   He takes pride in working with clients on strategies to support their financial & life goals.
          
        Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jeff was a Sr. Financial Analyst and Assistant Vice President at Citizens Bank.  He supported the Retail Business in financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning.  Jeff worked as an intern in 1998 & 1999 with the Pelican Bay Group and recently joined the team.
              
        He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at St. Lawrence University and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clarkson University School of Business.  He has attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ & Financial Planning Specialist designations.  Jeff is also licensed in Life, Annuity, and Long Term Care Insurance.   As an active member of the Financial Planning Association, he completed the University of California FPA Residency Program.  In addition, Jeff is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and the Canandaigua, NY Rotary Club.
            
        Named to the Firm’s Pacesetter’s Club, a global recognition program for Financial Advisors who, within their first five years, demonstrate the highest professional standards and first class client service.
         
        Jeff resides in Victor with his wife and son.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1393563

        About Me

        Mark joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and was recently invited to join The Pelican Bay Group. He has held the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation for over 25 years and takes pride in developing financial plans to assist clients that have concerns regarding retirement and estate planning. Many long-term clients are reaching retirement age and are now benefiting from the planning done years ago that has allowed them to reach their goals and objectives.

        Mark is also a Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley. This designation along with over 30 years of experience has proven to be helpful in providing objective investment guidance for his clients. Recognizing that there is no silver bullet or one size fits all solution, Mark’s focus is on understanding each client’s unique vision, goals and preferences and aligning advice and portfolio structure in a custom-tailored manner to help his clients increase their financial comfort.  

        After a 15 year career in retail, Mark decided that his attention to detail and numbers may be a perfect fit to embark on a career as a financial advisor and took the necessary steps to obtain his securities licenses. He began his new career on October 19th, 1987.

        Mark practices yoga on a regular basis and focuses on good nutrition. He is a RYT® 200 Registered Yoga Teacher and promotes a healthy life style with many of his friends and clients that have similar interests.

        Mark lives in Boca Raton and has been a lifelong Palm Beach County resident. His son Justin and his family reside in Houston.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
        NMLS#: 1279336

        About Me

        Cindy Walker-Laroche’s practice at Morgan Stanley focuses on wealth creation, financial planning and customized portfolio construction. Her responsibilities include building portfolios in the fixed income bond market with a focus on municipal bond strategies. Secondly, to review and recommend institutional money managers that would support a wealth strategy in the equity markets with concentration on various asset classes. This serves as a compliment to the other team members and their expertise.

        Her prior background includes a BS in Education from State University of New York at Geneseo. She spent years in education at the university creating an environment for training upcoming teachers while writing programs for highly gifted children. After moving to Florida, she followed her training career as a corporate training and development advisor for many south Florida corporations before migrating to the financial services business in 1987.    

        Cindy began her investment advisor career with E.F. Hutton in 1987. As of this March, she has celebrated 30 years in the financial industry and Cindy has been with Morgan Stanley since 2003.

        Her passion in this business is to guide individuals through a goal based process to achieve their life long dreams. Cindy prides herself by being attentive to the needs of wealthy families and the transfer of wealth to children and grandchildren. This is the driving force for investment decisions. 

        Charitably inclined, Cindy has dedicated the last 15 years to serving as a consultant, donor and promoter to The Habilitation Center for the Handicapped in Boca Raton, Florida. The Hab Center is committed to providing vocational training, socialization skills, daily living skills, self-advocacy, and health and wellness to mentally challenged adults.  

        Cindy is a native of Niagara Falls, NY but has lived in South Florida for 40 years. She resides with her husband Ron and enjoys gardening, cooking and hanging out with her poodle-mix, Jakey.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1288390

        About Me

        With more than 25 years of financial services experience, Bill joined The Pelican Bay Group in 2016. He plays a key role in our financial planning efforts and provides our clients with the knowledgeable counsel they need to plan their estates, structure legal settlements, and help meet the often complex challenges that come with retirement.

        A Rochester native, Bill developed a fascination with the stock market at an early age. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Business Administration, he joined a local bank where he specialized in trusts and investments, as well as working with corporate clients. Twelve years later, he followed his true passion and became a Financial Advisor.

        Throughout his career, Bill has supported a number of local organizations, serving as Treasurer for GEVA Theater Center and The Rochester Eye and Hunan Parts Bank. Currently, he sits on both the financial and pastoral committees at St. Thomas More Church. Bill and his wife Maria have two children and reside in Rochester.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures

        About Me

        Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2016, Jeanine served as an Assistant Vice President at Citigroup in their Microfinance Department in Miami. There she worked on highly visible projects with city and county governments across the country to expand financial literacy by providing access to financial products and services to individuals.

        Prior to her role at Citi, she spent eight years in the entertainment industry in Hollywood.  During that time she worked at the William Morris agency where she assisted in representing their A list clients in various commercial endorsement and other financial transactions. She also gained a grounding in foreign film sales, distribution and production.

        Jeanine is Series 7 and 66 Security Licensed and earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.  A California native, she has made her home in Florida and is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish.

        In January, Jeanine joined the Pelican Bay Group, representing the Group from the Morgan Stanley office in Boca Raton.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
        NMLS#: 1510952

        About Me

        Shelley brings a keen understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit to the clients she serves. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2011, she spent fifteen years helping start-up and established businesses develop sound business and marketing plans, execute those plans effectively and raise money through investors, licensing fees and other strategies. With The Pelican Bay Group, Shelley works closely with business owners to help them prepare for mergers, acquisitions and other liquidity events. She also advises them on cash management, 401(k) plan management and other issues that contribute to their corporate success.
         
        For the past several years, Shelley has focused on the unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and executives. She created the Executive Women’s Network of Colorado that provides its growing membership with a greater understanding of the financial options available to them.
         
        Active in the Denver community where she has lived her entire life, Shelley helps nonprofits refine their investment and spending policies and manage cash and other assets in line with their missions. She has served on the Board of Directors for Peripheral Neuropathy Association of Denver and currently sits on the board for Colorado Public Broadcasting. In addition, she is a Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Coach and a supporter of Cocktails for a Cause, a women’s group committed to supporting worthy nonprofits in the Denver area.
         
        Shelley earned a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and resides in Denver with her husband (a New Zealand native) and two children.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1364387

        About Me

        Marcy has been in the financial services industry for 25 years, serving 10 of those years in management.  She started in the industry with our firm in 1991.  In 1994, as a sales assistant, she attained her Series 7 securities registration.  She attained her principal securities Series 8 registration in 1998 after moving to Sheridan, WY from Billings, MT to assist in opening and developing a new office for Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley, where she served as Operations Manager, Vice President –Investments, until December 2008 when she became a Financial Advisor.  She has attained the designations: Financial Planning Specialist, Family Wealth Advisor, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM, (CRPC ®).
        Marcy directs the team’s business process which includes working with individuals and families by providing comprehensive financial planning to each of our clients along with exemplary customer service.  In applying our goals based wealth management process, we are able to assist our clients with attaining a holistic view and better understanding of their financial lives.  We take a disciplined, diligent approach to delivering a high level of service and a standard of care that takes into account an individual’s and/or family’s best interests and full financial picture.  This provides us the opportunity to assist our clients in building a lasting legacy for the ones they love and the things they care about.
        Marcy and her husband, Sean, have been married for 15 years.  They have three children, a daughter and twin sons, and two black labs.  They like spending their time with family and friends while enjoying their home, the outdoors and various sporting activities and events.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1282732

        About Me

        Doug Hockett recently joined the team after working closely with the Pelican Bay Group for over 10 years.  Doug brings with him over 19 years of experience with the firm and its predecessors.  Not only is Doug a Financial Advisor, he is also a sitting Branch Manager with the firm, holding that title since 2006.

        His passion for private family foundations, endowments, and other high-net worth clients is built and founded on trust and integrity.  The goal is to simplify and bring clarity to the clients’ financial lives.  He has earned the Morgan Stanley designation of Retirement Planning Specialist and Senior Portfolio Manager.  Doug concentrates on portfolio management, risk management, portfolio hedging strategies, monitoring of client investments/wealth management strategies, and new business development.

        Doug is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and continues to be very active not only in his community but his State.  He recently graduated from the 2017 Leadership Wyoming program, and serves on several local non-profit boards.  He is an avid golfer, hunter and outdoors enthusiast.
        Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
        NMLS#: 1278987

        About Me

        Russell’s extensive background in equity trading and analysis makes him an invaluable member of The Pelican Bay Group. Responsible for executing the team’s equities and options block trades, Russell is often called upon by the team’s Financial Advisors to discuss portfolio strategies with clients and explain our rationale for building and/or liquidating positions.
         
        Russell joined a Morgan Stanley predecessor firm in 2005 after serving as a fixed income and equity trader at several banks and investment management organizations. He received an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS in Finance from Ithaca College. Subsequently, he earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and contributes substantially to the team’s securities analysis efforts.
         
        A native of Annapolis, MD, Russell coaches his children’s lacrosse teams and is already instilling them with his passion for mountain bike racing. He and his family reside in Victor, NY.

        About Me

        Rebecca Michel began her career with the firm in 2010 and has completed the Series 3, 7 and Series 63 examinations. Becky has been in the financial services industry for 18 years. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has also received her designation as Certified Portfolio Manager from Columbia University.

        Becky is responsible for overseeing all of the group’s administrative and operational activities. She independently helps to develop, communicate and implement procedures to best meet the logistical and administrative needs of clients and team members. Becky serves as a liaison between Financial Advisors, support staff and branch management, keeping all apprised of the status of projects and proactively communicating any follow up issues and next steps. Becky also coordinates and manages the support staff functions of the group.

        In her free time, Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She competes in sprint triathlons, completed the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon the 2013 NYC Marathon.

        About Me

        Tara Farrell is a Consulting Group Analyst. She joined the firm in 1992. She has successfully completed the Series 7 and Series 63 examinations, and Morgan Stanley’s Consulting Group Correspondence Course. She is a graduate of Monroe Community College, where she earned her AS in Legal Studies and is also a Notary Public.
        Tara assists the team’s financial advisors in manager search, selection, due diligence and analysis for the team’s institutional relationships. In addition, she is responsible for the Group’s use of Morgan Stanley’s Portfolio Management Trade system, where all Group-managed accounts are analyzed and traded.
        In Tara’s personal time, she enjoys competing with her Border Collie, Dexter, in American Kennel Club (AKC) Agility Competitions. In 2011, Tara and Dexter earned their Master Agility Championship Title and Qualified for the 2012 AKC National Agility Championship Event in Reno, NV.  In 2013, Tara and Dexter earned their 2nd Master Agility Championship Title and will be attending the 2014 AKC National Agility Championship Event in Harrisburg, PA.  They continue to actively compete.

        About Me

        Jeanette joined Morgan Stanley and its predecessors in 1997 and has achieved her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.  She is a Senior Registered Associate which reflects her ability to provide the proficient handling of all client administrative needs including trade executions while providing a high level of service to all clients.  Jeanette is committed to achieving continued professional development. She is constantly adding to her knowledge, depth and breadth of her experience within the financial industry.  Over the years Jeanette has become an expert in the firm’s operational systems for the benefit of our clients.  She is involved in new hire training on Morgan Stanley managed account platforms, within the Complex and was a member of the National Service Advisory Council.  Jeanette is also trained to assist with Consulting Group technical analysis. 
         
        Jeanette was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  Her ties to Denver run deep with her large extended family.  She is a mother of 3 young children who keep her extremely busy in her personal time.  She is very involved in their education and extracurricular activities.  Jeanette and her husband Donavan, enjoy family time, traveling and exploring with their little ones. 

        About Me

        Jennifer joined Morgan Stanley as an intern in the Boulder, Colorado office in 2009.  After graduating, she ran their operations which included branch document processing, cashiering, and new accounts.  Relocating to Denver, Jennifer joined the Pelican Bay Group’s Denver office as a Client Service Associate.  She provides operational and administrative support to the clients of Financial Advisors, Stephen Stribling and Shelley Ford.  She nurtures both new and existing client relationships by utilizing hard work and creativity to tackle special situations. In addition, Jennifer assists the team in their financial education efforts by organizing and creating presentations for their clients and various organizations across the country.  

        Jennifer was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado.  She is a member of and was the treasurer for the Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. chapter at Colorado State.  Jennifer also served as her sorority’s Multicultural Greek Council representative.  She has lived in Wales and attended Swansea University in Swansea, Wales.  She was a member of the Colorado State University Shotgun Sports Team and continues to shoot trap, skeet, and sporting clays in her free time.  Jennifer is the corresponding secretary for the Brighton Japanese American Association.  She volunteers for and participates in Alzheimer’s Association events throughout the year.  Jennifer enjoys spending time on the river fishing throughout Colorado, cooking, and traveling any chance she gets.

        About Me

        Lisa joined Morgan Stanley in 2012. Over the past 5 years, client interaction and client-related services have been her primary responsibility. Lisa continues to make the most of her administrative and marketing skills and develop her knowledge in regard to helping the advisor / client financial planning process.

        After graduation from college and before becoming a mother, Lisa utilized her degree in Journalism by working for a South Florida advertising firm. She was responsible for handling executive planning, media buys, and B2B advertising for major accounts. In 1989, Lisa transitioned to the radio industry, subsequently working for two of the market’s top radio stations as a sales and support executive.

        After meeting her Canadian-born husband, Lisa worked for a worldwide leader in electronic component distribution, where she was tasked with the multi-national responsibility of handling several major clients around the world, before moving back to South Florida in 1997.

        Lisa was born in Fort Lauderdale, but raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and moved to Boca Raton where she has lived for 25 years with the exception of three years in Canada.

        Lisa has been married for 23 years and has been a devoted mother raising her two sons, Matthew and Andrew. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, boating and exercising, but most of all she loves taking care of her family and her “four-legged” daughter, Lexie.

        About Me

        Barbara joined Morgan Stanley in 2018 as a Senior Registered Client Associate bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge. She has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years having achieved her Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 licensees. In addition, Barbara is a Notary Public and fluent in Spanish.  She takes great pride in her ability to provide a high level, white glove experience to all of our clients. Barbara commitment to excellence ensures our client’s administrative needs are handled in a professional, personalized manner with an emphasis on nurturing each relationship with focused dedication, hard work and compassion. Barbara is eager to continue her professional development at Morgan Stanley eagerly  expanding her knowledge and experience in the financial industry.

         

        Barbara is originally from New York City and has spent most of her life in South Florida. She’s a devoted mother of two grown children and her four legged “senior rescued dog” Rambo. Her greatest passion is her family and music of all manner. She lives a very active lifestyle spending as much time as she can outdoors.

         

        Barbara is also an avid yoga practitioner and certified 200 hour RYT Yoga Instructor.

        About Me

        Lisa Goode joined the Pelican Bay Group in April as a Client Service Associate. She brings extensive financial industry experience, previously working at OakWood Financial Services and Citi Smith Barney. Lisa holds the FINRA Series 7 & 63 securities licenses and is a New York State Notary Public.  She received a BS in Personal Finance from St. John Fisher College and an AS in Business Administration from Finger Lakes Community College. 

        Born and raised in Naples, NY, Lisa prefers the country lifestyle and currently lives in Canandaigua with her two young children, Logan and Emma.  Lisa seeks out the thrills of many outdoor activities including kayaking, four wheeling, camping, and snowmobiling and likes to challenge herself with various home improvement projects. Together with her children she enjoys taking care of their animals, spending time in the kitchen and tending to their gardens. 
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