How? We think it boils down to the NewSquare Edge:
We are experienced and passionate portfolio managers who pursue better investment outcomes for our clients.Read More
Investment solutions that seek to grow and protect your wealth.Read More
Investing can be emotional. We are confident that the consistency and discipline we offer help manage emotions and maintain focus.Read More
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This is our mission: To earn the trust of our clients by delivering excellence in both long-term investment solutions and client service.
At NewSquare Capital, we work as a team. Because two heads are better than one, and three are better than two.
We collaborate with some of the best minds in the industry – investment professionals with long and broad experience.* They make our decisions better by bringing deep expertise and diverse perspectives.
Investing with NewSquare makes you part of this community that passionately seeks better investment outcomes.Meet our team
“At NewSquare Capital, our goal is not to eliminate risk or volatility, but instead to reduce the long-term impact of losses in an orderly way. That’s how we seek to maximize investor outcomes over time, no matter what’s happening in the markets.”RYAN L. KIRK, CFA, PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Our clients have told us what they look for: Solutions that can help them feel confident about their financial futures.
We help them do that by combining innovative thinking with proven investment approaches.
Our best thinking is different from the rest. We base it on research. We strive to remove blinders and biases. We focus on smartly responding as markets move up, down, or sideways. All so we can take advantage of opportunities for growth and protect capital in difficult markets.Explore our offerings
“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”—ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is no substitute for following a disciplined approach.
At NewSquare, we listen carefully to the market. We don’t try to predict its future – it is inherently unpredictable. We take the long-term perspective: We see time as an asset and aim to build wealth over time.
We believe emotions can only derail decisions. It’s not always easy to stay the course when investors seem consumed by fear or greed, but those may be the moments that separate the good investor from the unsuccessful.Learn about our approach
“For investment success, there are two key challenges: designing an investment strategy that can deliver and executing that strategy with discipline. The latter proves to be the hardest of the two.”—JOSEPH S. RIZZELLO, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, NEWSQUARE CAPITAL
Information technology has radically changed the world. That is also true for investing.
And investors benefit. With rich and timely information – and powerful technologies to help analyze it – we can make better decisions – faster and cost-efficiently.
Technology significantly enhances investment processes that have been around for over 100 years and have stood the test of time. For all of our processes, we rely on technology to gain critical, accurate, and timely information. Then we execute, for the benefit of our investors.Learn about our approach
Meet our team
Our TeamA team of passionate, innovative thinkers with extensive experience and a mission of delivering investment solutions that help clients build, grow, and protect wealth.
Joseph S. Rizzello CHAIRMAN AND CEO
In Joseph, NewSquare has a true industry veteran at the helm. Perhaps not as expected in this industry is what else he brings to the role: a rare combination of rock-solid experience with a sunny and charismatic personality, youthful enthusiasm, and a refreshing thirst for knowledge.Meet Joseph
Joseph S. RizzelloCHAIRMAN AND CEO
Joseph was brought in as chairman of NewSquare in 2014 to grow the firm into an outstanding investment management firm. Under his leadership, the firm has experienced significant growth and expanded the suite of investment options to include some truly innovative investment approaches. He has also expanded and significantly strengthened the team by bringing in individuals with deep industry experience, diverse areas of expertise, and this prerequisite: a truly collaborative mindset.
Looking back on his long, successful career in the investment industry, Joseph sees a strong theme. While each challenge has been unique, what has brought success has always been the same: his passion for problem solving and his skills at building exceptional teams focused on finding innovative and workable solutions to the most critical issues. It starts with clearly defining the issue, finding the best talent, empowering them, and creating a culture that fosters innovation, lets talent thrive, and delivers success. That’s the exciting challenge he faces every day as chairman of NewSquare. And while he may be the most senior leader at NewSquare, the team says he is the one who brings the most youthful enthusiasm to work every day.
Joseph, a recognized industry innovator, was prominent in the lead-up to the creation of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which have enjoyed explosive growth since their introduction.
In his distinguished 40+ years career, Joseph has held senior positions with top-tier organizations, including serving as CEO of the National Stock Exchange, New York City; co-founder of the Mind Capital Group, Philadelphia; president of Pershing Trading Company, Jersey City, New Jersey; a principal in charge of Vanguard’s Broker-Dealer, Malvern, Pennsylvania; and executive vice president of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. He has also served on the boards of various financial industry associations.
His most rewarding educational experience was his participation in the Wharton School’s 3-year Executive Program in partnership with the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). The program brings together hand-picked, rising talent from across the industry to learn from a world-class faculty and industry experts on topics that enhance their leadership skills and augment their investment and industry knowledge. After graduating, Joseph served as a lecturer in the program.
He is highly regarded in the industry as an authority on ETFs, a senior advisor on market structure, a marketing expert, and a new product innovator. A role he especially treasures is that of speaker and lecturer at prestigious universities around the world (including INSEAD, University of Grenoble, Temple University, and the London School of Economics). There, he tells students to put away their textbooks for a moment to listen to tales of what really goes on in the world of financial services.
For the last two years, Joseph has been Entrepreneur in Residence for the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at West Chester University.
Joseph lives with his wife, Daria, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. They love spending time with their four adult sons, Damien, Justin, Marcus, and Xander, and their families and are blessed with five grandchildren.
Ryan L. Kirk, CFA President and Head of Portfolio Management
Calm. Cool. Collected. In control and on top of things. That’s Ryan at work: keeping his cool when markets act up and emotions run high. Until he comes home, when four little ones with boundless energy are in charge, and the issues are of a very different nature. That’s when staying calm under pressure takes on a whole different meaning.Meet Ryan
Ryan L. Kirk, CFAPresident and Head of Portfolio Management
Ryan leads the portfolio management team. He oversees the day-to-day management of NewSquare’s portfolios. He has been with NewSquare since its founding in 2009. Ryan has been instrumental in expanding the firm’s investment offerings, bringing innovative strategies to NewSquare’s clients. He also provides leadership to the overall management of the firm, assisting with business development, new product development, education, and content management strategy and execution.
Reflecting on the abilities he brings to the team, his in-depth preparation and search for further knowledge are constants. Ryan is often the one to challenge the team to “dig deeper” for better solutions for clients. He comes at decisions with a fact-based and analytical viewpoint. But he also welcomes other perspectives with an open mind and believes teamwork results in the best outcomes. The team appreciates his drive and diligence, but they are quick to point out that his disarming sense of humor is an important part of his personality and effectiveness.
Ryan started his financial industry career during a very turbulent time. He joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2008 in the midst of the Great Recession. As markets were tanking, Ryan learned how critical it is to manage risk and protect capital for clients. Ever since that time, Ryan has remained convinced that successful investing can be executed with fact-based implementation, but emotions can hinder that success if investors let them.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Scranton, where he played on the basketball team all four years. He has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.
Together with his wife, Ryan enjoys the fun and busy, sometime-crazy, never-dull life of parents of four young children.
Christy L. Hart Director of Operations & Client Relations
Ensuring NewSquare’s growing business operates smoothly requires skills: analytics to diagnose issues, creative problem solving to find improved solutions, great communication, resourcefulness, and patience. How fortunate, then, that those are the exact skills Christy hones at home as she is shepherding her herd of three lively young children.Meet Christy
Christy L. HartDirector of Operations & Client Relations
Christy leads the operational and client relations functions for NewSquare in order to facilitate the firm’s growth and meet the needs of its clients. She oversees the day-to-day operations, monitors performance to uncover unmet needs, and replaces short-term fixes with quality processes. She is a key contributor to strategic initiatives and leads the client relationship team.
Looking back on her successful 16+ years in financial services, Christy says she has tackled the numerous challenges she has faced the same way: with persistence, passion, a solid dose of humor, and great problem-solving skills. Collaborative by nature, she thrives on partnering with firm leadership and her team to streamline operations and design and implement improved business processes. She listens intently to feedback from clients and seeks innovative ways of addressing issues to ensure advisors and clients get the service they deserve.
Prior to joining NewSquare in 2016, Christy was a Client Experience Consultant at CREATIVE Financial Group. She worked with businesses and high-net-worth clients to build and sustain strong client relationships. She led efforts to better meet clients’ needs and improve firmwide operations.
Christy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University. She lives her busy life in West Chester, Pennsylvania with her husband John and children Delaney, Brayden, and Tyson.
Matthew G. Wilson Chief Compliance Officer
When not wrestling with issues of financial industry compliance, you’re likely to find Matt watching one of his children’s extracurricular activities or knee-deep in various board roles for the Little League. There, as is no surprise to his colleagues, he is known as the one who manages to keep his cool when others are losing theirs.Meet Matthew
Matthew G. WilsonChief Compliance Officer
Matt Wilson is the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of NewSquare Capital. In this role, he works with the firm’s legal counsel to ensure that NewSquare is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements. He leads the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm, adapting these as required when laws and regulations change.
Upon graduating from college in 2000, Matt joined the CREATIVE Financial Group. He spent the first six years in investment operations roles before moving into various compliance roles. With the founding of NewSquare in 2009, Matt supported the firm with operational and compliance expertise and served as assistant to the CCO. Upon the CCO’s retirement in April of 2016, Matt was named CCO of NewSquare.
Matt has provided a much-needed level of stability, consistency, and transparency through a period of significant change and growth for the firm. Always level-headed, steadfast, calm, and thoughtful, Matt approaches the challenges of the sometimes turbulent investment industry with a disarming sense of humor and open, clear communications.
Matt graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 2000. Matt lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his wife, Megan, and their children Darren, Ella, and Travis.
Miguel L. Biamon Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Miguel loves helping investors accomplish their goals. How? Miguel says his favorite pastime, golf, and investing have a lot in common. One key to success is controlling your emotions. Don’t get overconfident when things go well. Don’t despair when they don’t. So maybe his calm, quietly confident nature helps explain why he is so good at both?Meet Miguel
Miguel L. BiamonSenior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Miguel joined NewSquare’s team in July 2018. With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of fixed income investing, he oversees fixed income portfolio management and trading. Miguel works directly with investors and their financial advisors to develop customized solutions designed to meet the client’s unique goals. His team is supplemented by industry-leading partners who provide fixed income market research. The team employs robust technologies to ensure best execution and always acts as a true fiduciary whose only goal is to do what is best for each client.
Miguel’s commitment to his clients is to be responsive, resourceful, helpful, and accessible. His friendly and easygoing style and genuine passion for helping others are greatly appreciated by the NewSquare team and clients alike. A communicator and educator with an open door, Miguel thrives on contributing to the collaborative culture at NewSquare.
Miguel started his financial industry career at Martindale & Andres, later acquired by M&T Bank, where he was trained and mentored by firm co-founder Bob Andres. After six years there, he served as as Director of Fixed Income Investments at the Bryn Mawr Trust Company for 13 years. He then served two years as Senior Investment Advisor and Fixed Income Trader at Blue Bell Private Wealth Management before joining NewSquare.
In portfolio management, Miguel has found a way to combine his love of numbers with his passion for helping clients meet their financial goals. Miguel’s first career after college was also to help clients reach their goals: serving as a country club golf professional, he found satisfaction in helping clients improve their game and enjoy the learning process. He helped clients define their long-term goals and developed plans to help them get there. The lessons learned there serve him very well as a fixed income portfolio manager. In investing, too, each client has unique goals and may need help staying focused on the long term to stick with well-designed plans.
Miguel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University. He lives with his wife, Debbie, and their daughter, Margot, in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.
Lee S. Grout, CFA SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER
After spending more than 20 years in a successful career in portfolio management and investment research, Lee had an opportunity to pivot. Time for more travel, golf, and barbeque, Lee thought, and hit the road. Until NewSquare contacted him. That’s when Lee realized getting back in the game was exactly what he wanted to do next.Meet Lee
Lee S. Grout, CFASENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER
With 25+ years in the investment industry, Lee joined NewSquare at the end of 2019. As the portfolio manager for several of NewSquare’s portfolios, Lee oversees both investment research and portfolio management for solutions that are designed to meet a wide range of investor needs.
What was it about NewSquare that Lee found compelling? He says he has always loved the world of investing and that in NewSquare, he found the opportunity to again be part of a winning team set up for success by offering differentiated investment approaches to a growing number of individual investors. He adds that the collaborative culture that characterizes NewSquare made the deal, as he firmly believes teamwork is both more effective and rewarding.
Lee was most recently Portfolio Manager at Chartwell Investment Partners, Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he spent 14 years as Portfolio Manager and Head of Investment Research at the Killen Group, Inc., also in Berwyn. He served as Secretary of the Board of Directors and held an ownership interest in the firm. Lee’s investment research career dates from 1994, when he joined McCabe Capital Managers, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, as a research analyst. He started his investment industry career in 1993 as a Mutual Fund Accountant with SEI Corporation in Oaks, Pennsylvania.
Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec. Lee lives with his wife, Eileen, and their two dogs, Chloe and Finnegan, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Tim ChisholmDIRECTOR OF RETIREMENT PLAN SERVICES
Tim provides high-quality qualified plan solutions and fiduciary support to retirement plan sponsors with a focus on sound fiduciary practices. He evaluates and benchmarks employers’ corporate retirement plans to ensure they are delivering a robust and competitive retirement option to employees. He supports employees with comprehensive education and personalized support to increase plan participation and the likelihood of successful retirement savings outcomes.
Prior to joining NewSquare in 2015, Tim spent 10 years with Brinker Capital. As VP and Regional Director for the North East, Tim provided financial advisors and their corporate clients with comprehensive retirement plan services across the states in the region.
Before Brinker, Tim spent 7 years at MFS Investment Management servicing high-net-worth clients in various positions, including client service and marketing.
Tim graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree.
When not in the office, Tim enjoys time with his wife and two daughters. He is an avid gardener and a rabid sports-fan and enjoys playing golf and running.
Steve Jones Director of External Distribution
Not often found at his desk, Steve probably knows the ins and outs of the Tri-State area better than most. Not only does his job take him on the road and all over our region, but so do the two hobbies he is passionate about: playing music in venues around the Philadelphia area, and working on his golf game.Meet Steve
Steve JonesDirector of External Distribution
Steve joined NewSquare in 2017, bringing in-depth knowledge of the investment management industry’s distribution channels and marketplace. Steve provides financial advisors information about, and access to, NewSquare’s investment offerings. With NewSquare’s differentiated investment strategies, Steve enjoys crystallizing the message so busy financial advisors can understand the NewSquare Edge and see where our strategies best meet the needs of their clients. Bringing the perspectives of financial advisors and their clients back to the NewSquare team, Steve ensures that the NewSquare team has in-depth understanding of trends in the marketplace.
Prior to joining NewSquare, Steve spent nearly 20 years with Eaton Vance as Vice President, Wholesaler. Before that, Steve was in various sales roles with Main Line Investor Services and subsidiaries they acquired, lastly as Managing Director. Steve started in the industry in 1987 and advanced through the ranks from sales associate to regional sales director and managing director.
Steve graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Steve’s proudest accomplishment is raising his children, now grown and well underway to professional fulfillment in their own careers.
Gang Zhou Portfolio Analyst
Being far from home—which is Dalian, China—energizes Gang. There’s so much to explore and learn here in a country so different from his own. At work, Gang also thrives on new challenges. With NewSquare since 2015, Gang has seen that in a rapidly growing business, the challenge of the day is likely to be quite different from the previous day’s. And that suits him just fine!Meet Gang
Gang ZhouPortfolio Analyst
As Portfolio Analyst, Gang is intimately familiar with the investment models and strategies that NewSquare clients are invested in. Gang monitors each portfolio’s compliance with clients’ investment guidelines and executes trading across all NewSquare portfolios. He conducts in-depth portfolio analysis to ensure each portfolio meets the appropriate levels of market exposure, risk, and liquidity. Working closely with advisors and the senior portfolio management team, Gang executes the daily management tasks of all accounts.
Prior to joining NewSquare, Gang was an HRIS Assistant for Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, supporting operations, upgrades, and enhancements of their HR system. He also assisted with new policy and tools implementation. Previously, as an intern at NASDAQ’s OMX Options and Futures Department while in graduate school, Gang gained exposure to a variety of functions within the investment industry.
Gang graduated with a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. In his free time, Gang is passionately searching for the best steaks, cheeseburgers, and cherry pies America has to offer or sharing an authentic and spicy Chinese hot pot with friends.
Ashley M. Romanoski Client Service Specialist
Growing up in a large, complex, and loving family may be an excellent training ground for client service. Or was it in sports that Ashley honed the fine art of dribbling that she now exhibits every day at work? Wherever she picked up those skills, we at NewSquare, and our clients, are grateful she is the captain of client service.Meet Ashley
Ashley M. RomanoskiClient Service Specialist
Ashley is the point of contact for clients, advisors, and our custodian and other vendors for all account-related issues. She executes her role with an eye for efficiency in processing and excellence in client interactions. Her days are filled with a barrage of inquiries, seemingly one more urgent than the next. That’s when her talent for prioritization and communication comes in especially handy.
As the captain of the Division II basketball team at Millersville University, Ashley learned how to focus on the goal, understand how to use the team players to get the ball in the net, communicate effectively with everyone, and build on each player’s strengths. What skills to bring to the hectic and unpredictable world of client service! She makes it look easy as she directs everyone involved towards a common goal: seamless client service that demonstrates just how much we care about our clients.
Prior to joining NewSquare in 2016, Ashley was a Portfolio Associate at Sterling Advisors in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. There, she learned the ropes of client service and account processing in the financial industry. Prior to that, Ashley held several roles that all involved direct client interactions. She takes pride in delivering excellent service and thrives on the extensive personal communications that her role requires. Always up for a challenge, she initiates and leads process improvement projects to ensure NewSquare continues to improve its service.
Ashley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Millersville University. Outside of work, Ashley’s time is spent enjoying sports, exploring the culinary scene of the greater Philadelphia area, and spending time with her extensive family, wherever in the country they may be.
Tyler A. PuglieseOperations Analyst
Tyler joined NewSquare full time in 2019 in a role that continues to expand and evolve as the business grows. Previously, Tyler interned with NewSquare through his last three years of college. He currently splits his time between the client service and portfolio management teams. On the operations side, he oversees data management, reporting, and proposals. His portfolio management responsibilities include internal auditing of portfolios and their performance along with trading. Tyler is also applying his project management skills and “how do we fix it?” approach to firmwide projects.
What in Tyler’s background has proven to be the best fit with his current responsibilities? Was it his time as a disc jockey entrepreneur, or maybe the number of years spent volunteering in animal rescue or in an equine program for the disabled? What was a great fit with NewSquare’s values was certainly his willingness to try something new, his perseverance, his ability to come up with workable solutions, and his winning approach of always giving whatever he was working on his best. Always hardworking, yes, but also understated and easygoing.
Tyler graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance. He is currently a candidate for the CFA charter.
With his diverse skill set and eagerness to learn different aspects of the investment industry, Tyler is a highly valued contributor to the client service, portfolio management, and operations areas.
Shelley McGovern Agency Assistant
Shelley learned early that life experience is an invaluable asset when it comes to doing a challenging job well. She brings it all to bear at NewSquare, the lessons learned from growing up in a large family, studying at Gwynedd Mercy University, raising her three children, and juggling positions in a real estate firm and financial services.Meet Shelley
Shelley McGovernAgency Assistant
Shelley joined CREATIVE Financial Group in 2005. There, she provided administrative support for a managing partner and was head of facilities. With the founding of NewSquare, Shelley’s role was transitioned to the new firm.
As the Agency Assistant, Shelley supports the firm’s ownership. She coordinates client communications, meetings, and travel. She manages the myriad of administrative tasks with professionalism, ease, a few pointed remarks, and a smile.
Shelley graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University. When not in the office, Shelley enjoys time with her large family, including her three children, and especially her two grandchildren.
Advisory boardDeep and varied industry expertise. A passion for investing. Outspoken. Engaged. That’s why our advisory board gives us an edge.
Gary E. DanielsCO-FOUNDER, CREATIVE FINANCIAL GROUP AND NEWSQUARE CAPITAL
As a founding partner of CREATIVE, Gary E. Daniels forged one of the nation’s most innovative and successful financial services organizations. His primary area of expertise is developing financial and business succession strategies for entrepreneurs with high net worth estates. In this capacity, his clients include some of the area’s leaders in the construction, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and food industries.
An attendee of West Chester University, Gary was a professional golfer prior to becoming a financial consultant. Early in his career, he distinguished himself by becoming the youngest number one agent in the 120-year history of Travelers, an achievement he attained from 1985 to 1989. He has been honored with many of the industry’s top awards year after year.
A recognized authority on business succession planning, Gary has addressed professional organizations such as the National Association of Manufacturers and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine.
Gary is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Variety Club. In 1992, Gary and his partner, Joseph Naselli, Sr., established The CREATIVE Financial Group Charitable Foundation, which contributed to organizations throughout the Delaware Valley.
Gary and his wife, Claire, reside in Berwyn. They have 3 children and 11 grandchildren, all of whom live in the area.
Joseph V. Naselli, Sr.CO-FOUNDER, CREATIVE FINANCIAL GROUP AND NEWSQUARE CAPITAL
Joseph V. Naselli, Sr. is a co-founder of CREATIVE Financial Group and NewSquare Capital. He started his career in sales working for IBM. In 1975, he realized that the vast changes taking place in the financial services market presented an opportunity that called for new approaches to the industry. His enthusiasm and experience led him to embrace this opportunity by starting CREATIVE. Through his leadership, CREATIVE emerged as one of the top agencies in the nation, becoming a regular recipient of industry awards for client and agent retention, overall service, and dedication to the market. His accomplishments were honored with many of the industry’s top awards, including master agency and national management awards.
In addition to founding CREATIVE, Joe has been instrumental in conceiving and implementing a number of leading-edge programs for the firm. His mentorship program has been nationally recognized as a model for delivering superior client service and creating career pathways for professionals. Likewise, CREATIVE targeted marketing programs have been hailed as a vital example of how service providers can strategically partner with clients.
Joe is routinely tapped to speak before audiences of business owners, industry peers, and the general public.
Joe lives in Newtown Square with his wife and has three children and eleven grandchildren. His civic activities include the Special Olympics, the Variety Club, and Cornerstone.
Tom DorseyFORMER CHAIRMAN, CEO, AND FOUNDER, DORSEY, WRIGHT & ASSOCIATES
Tom Dorsey co-founded Dorsey, Wright & Associates in 1987 and served as its Chairman and CEO until his retirement in 2019.
Tom is the author of Point & Figure Charting: “The Essential Application for Forecasting and Tracking Market Prices”, “Thriving as a Broker in the 21st Century”, and “Tom Dorsey’s Trading Tips: A Playbook for Stock Market Success”.
He has been a regular guest on Fox’s “Cavuto on Business” and “Bulls & Bears” programs and frequently speaks to audiences worldwide on topics related to the stock market, technical analysis, and Relative Strength investing.
Tom is a recipient of the Wharton School of Finance Securities Industry Association’s “Distinguished Speaker Award.” He was also named Alumni of the Year 2000 for Virginia Commonwealth University and was granted the Citizens Community Award from Governor Charles Robb.
Joseph V. Del RasoPartner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Joseph V. Del Raso is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton, LLP. Joseph leads the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group and is a practice leader for the firm’s Private Fund Services Practice Group.
Joseph concentrates his practice in securities. His work encompasses the representation of investment advisers, mutual funds, closed-end investment companies, unit investment trusts, hedge funds, offshore funds, and publicly owned venture capital funds.
He advises clients on the development of new or innovative securities products that are regulated by the Investment Company Act and works closely with the SEC, state securities regulators, and federal and state banking regulatory authorities that are primarily responsible for the oversight of collectively managed investment vehicles.
Joseph started his legal career as an attorney/adviser in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management. He lectures frequently about investment company regulation and has appeared several times in Europe as a lecturer or moderator of legal programs regarding the offshore development and marketing of investment company products. He is the founding co-editor-in-chief of the Villanova Journal of Law and Investment Management.
Joseph holds a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University. He is admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and Florida.
Tom LeonardRETIRED PARTNER, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, LLP (PwC)
Thomas A. Leonard joined the Philadelphia office of PwC, in 1970. After a successful 38-year career, Tom retired from the firm in 2008.
During the last decade of his tenure with PwC, Tom was the head of the Philadelphia office’s Financial Services Industry Practice. He oversaw all aspects of its operations and successfully grew the Practice to become one of the leading financial services practices in the firm’s U. S. organization. His responsibilities included overseeing recruiting, performance management, compensation, training, and mentoring for a team of over 200 associates. As an assurance partner, Tom serviced leading clients in the financial services industry.
From 1985-2008, Tom led the Investment Management Industry practice for the Southeast Region, which included servicing clients in the investment management industry from Florida to Philadelphia. He was responsible for the growth and operational leadership of the practice. Tom was also a member of PwC’s U.S. Investment Management Committee.
Tom has been an active member of NewSquare’s Advisory Board since 2013. In his retirement, Tom continues his active engagement on several additional boards:
2011 – Present: Copeland Capital Trust, Chair of Board and Audit Committee
2014 – Present: Lincoln Financial Variable Annuity Trust, Lead Independent Trustee
2012 – Present: LaSalle University, Member of Board of Trustees and Finance, Audit, and Investment Committee Chair
2010 – Present: FundVantage Trust, Board Consultant
Tom graduated with a degree in accounting from LaSalle University.
Tom enjoys playing golf and going to Eagles games. He and his wife, Jean, split their time between Florida and the Philadelphia area. They enjoy spending time with their daughter, two sons, and four granddaughters and are excited to soon be welcoming twin grandchildren to the family.
Jesse H. DanielsMANAGING DIRECTOR, CREATIVE FINANCIAL GROUP
As Managing Director at CREATIVE Financial Group, Jesse has spent the last 12 years leading, recruiting, training, and supervising individuals and teams. His focus has been on growing the firm by expanding and improving the services CREATIVE offers its clients. Jesse also leads his own financial advisory practice, partnering with other advisors to provide his clients with high-quality advice and services that help them reach their financial goals.
Jesse joined CREATIVE in 1997 as a financial representative. He later moved into a role as a sales management associate. In 2008, Jesse was promoted to his current role as Managing Director.
Jesse has been actively involved in NewSquare Capital since its founding and has been a member of the Advisory Board from the beginning. In this role, Jesse has taken a keen interest in NewSquare’s growth and expansion and is now working closely with senior management to help expand the firm’s distribution strategy.
Jesse graduated from the University of Delaware in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.
In his free time, Jesse loves spending time with his wife and four children. He is an avid golfer, loves to ski, and enjoys traveling.
James H. Unger, CFP®SENIOR PARTNER | FINANCIAL ADVISOR, CREATIVE FINANCIAL GROUP
Jim Unger is a financial advisor with deep expertise in helping clients with cash flow and investment planning aimed at helping them reach their life and long-term financial goals. His approach starts with comprehensive planning based on the unique needs of each client. Through cash flow modeling based on realistic assumptions, Jim develops investment strategies to generate the desired returns with as little risk as possible. Jim firmly believes it is the integration of rigorous cash flow modeling and sound investment solutions that is key to long-term financial success. He believes his success as an advisor is earned through great attention to detail, his focus on mitigating risk, and the stress-testing of plans and models he provides so his clients can feel a great deal of confidence in their investment strategies.
Jim joined CREATIVE Financial Group in 1989 after spending 6 years working in the family automobile dealership. Pursuing his interest in financial services, Jim earned the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1992. He founded and helped build out the Wealth Advisory department at CREATIVE and has also served on CREATIVE’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Jim has been involved with NewSquare since its founding and has been a member of the Advisory Board from the beginning.
Jim and his wife Ginny have two children adopted through the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas, where Jim is a board member and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Together with his wife, he is an active and engaged supporter of Special Olympics. Ginny and Jim have served as coaches for the Delaware County Special Olympic Tennis program since 2010. Music plays an important part of Jim’s life: he has played piano since age 10 and continues to write songs and perform with his band at various social and charity events in the Philadelphia area.
Jim graduated from the Haverford School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1982.
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