From the purview of my life experience, I can write with confidence that my journey from Bermudian roots to Concentus Wealth Advisors has been an interesting path with various stories along the way.
My curiosity about all things economics and finance began early in my collegiate career at Arcadia University, during the phase when theoretical work collided with practicum head on. The collision of academic coursework in “money & banking” and my financial analyst internship with Merrill Lynch was the pivotal moment in which I discovered my life pursuit to be a learned person in the financial planning and investment management industry.
After my stint with Merrill Lynch, I wanted to pursue a financial advisory career path in a firm with similar ideals, and I found my initial home with Kessler Wealth Management of Wachovia Securities (Wells Fargo). I cut my teeth, so to speak, by learning about the financial services world in its entirety from my mentor, Jerry Kessler. Of course, I had fun along the way with executing IPO issuances, implementing derivative trading strategies, building portfolio management services, etc.
Eventually, in late 2008, and I decided to part ways on amicable terms with Kessler Wealth Management. Following that, I had a most illuminating lunch meeting with the founder of Strid Wealth Management of Wachovia Securities, Gerald “Zeke” Strid. During this lunch at his favorite submarine sandwich shop, we waxed about the virtues of having integrity and putting the client first in all cases. So, based on these shared values and after meeting with Erik and Paul, I accepted the offer to join their team.
From that point forward, there has always been a mutual mission working with the Strid family and my fellow colleagues. More specifically, after our transition from Wells Fargo in 2014 to Concentus Wealth Advisors, I found that we could fully practice our ethos of fiduciary responsibility for our clients’ financial well-being and deliver bespoke financial planning solutions for all the clients we serve.
With these thoughts at the forefront, I look forward to many more years of serving our clients’ best interests and providing financial advice to those willing to be a part of a financial advisory practice that delivers integrity in every facet of the business we conduct.
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
- Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®)
My Community Involvement
- Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (Financial Advisory Board; Investment Committee)
- V&H, LTD. (Board Member)
- Arcadia University M.B.A. Alumni Association (Board Member)
My Notable Recognitions
- Received Arcadia University’s “40 Under 40” Award (2018)
- Received Arcadia University’s Young Alumni Golden Disc for Distinguished Achievement Award (2016)
My Prior Experience
Began my career at Merrill Lynch as a financial analyst intern and then worked at Kessler Wealth Management of Wachovia Securities (Wells Fargo) as a financial consultant.
Born in Hamilton, Bermuda (on “The Rock”). My family immigrated to the United States and I was raised in Bridgewater, NJ. I currently live in Fort Washington, PA, with my wife and son.
My Favorite Quotes
“A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.” – Anonymous Mariner
“A peaceful mind generates power, strength, happiness, and, most of all, health.” – Norman Vincent Peale