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Meet The Zitzmann Group

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Sean Reilly, CFP.

Consulting Group Analyst, Assistant Vice President

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Stephen DiPardo

Portfolio Associate

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Matt Stone

Assistant Vice President, Registered Marketing Associate

About Me

John Zitzmann is a Wealth Advisor, Executive Director and Senior Institutional Consultant at Morgan Stanley.  He began his career as a financial advisor at Prudential Securities in 1992. He joined Dean Witter in 1994 where he served as the research broker to the Ford Foundation.  Dean Witter merged with Morgan Stanley in 1997 and John has been with Morgan Stanley ever since.  John has received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association, issued as a result of his studies at the Wharton School of Business.  He is a graduate of Bowdoin College.  John is the team leader and head of relationship management for his clients.  John resides in Barrington, RI with his wife Christine and 3 daughters.  He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, playing tennis, jogging and reading books about history.
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About Me

Sean is our analyst and financial planner.  He is a Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 licensed representative.  He has worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he worked as a Premier Client Manager at the Bank of America.  In 2007 he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  designation.  This designation is conferred upon individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of all aspects of financial planning, including cash flow management, insurance, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning.  Sean is a graduate of Fairfield University and he currently lives with his wife Donna and two children in South Kingstown, RI.   Sean enjoys playing with his two young children, kayaking, bike riding and rock climbing.  

About Me

Stephen began working in the financial services industry in 1998 and joined Morgan Stanley in 2008.   He is the team’s Registered Client Service Associate. Stephen is a Series 7, 9, 10, 24, and 63 licensed representative. He graduated from Johnson and Wales University and currently resides in Lincoln, RI with his wife Amy and their two daughters.  Stephen enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, landscaping, gardening and playing volleyball.  

About Me

Matt joined Morgan Stanley in 1998 and is a Series 7 and Series 65 licensed representative.  He serves as the team’s director of resources and is a Registered Marketing Associate at the firm. Matt has volunteered his time to People’s Power and Light, Mass Energy, Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living and Urban Greens Food Co-Op.  He lives in Providence, RI with his wife Elisabeth and daughter.  Along with spending time with his family, Matt enjoys beekeeping, glass blowing, cooking and practicing yoga.
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