Mr. Belfatto is a Managing Partner of Simon Quick and is responsible for client relationship management, marketing and new business development. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and also serves as the Senior Relationship Manager on a number of individual, endowment and foundation client accounts.
Mr. Belfatto joined Simon Quick as a partner in 2007, after a 23 year career on Wall Street. He began his career in institutional sales at Merrill Lynch in 1984. During his seventeen years at the firm, he held various positions in sales, sales management, and capital markets, including Global Head of Convertible Bond Sales, Global Head of Equity Sales and Global Head of Fixed Income Sales.
Mr. Belfatto joined HSBC in 2002 as Head of Sales for the Americas, during which time he played a key role in the build-out of the sales organization across products in Canada, Latin and South America and the US. He later became the Global Head of Equities, based in London and New York, and was responsible for restructuring this business, integrating cash and derivatives and developing a risk management platform. In 2006 he assumed responsibility for the Markets business in the Americas, which included sales, trading, capital markets and risk management across equities, fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange, futures and derivatives. He was also a member of HSBC's Investment Committee for the North American Retirement Income Plan from 2006-2007. In 2007, he established the Executive Client Coverage Group to leverage the bank’s capabilities with key clients across commercial and investment banking, markets and private banking. Immediately prior to joining Simon Quick, Mr. Belfatto was a Senior Executive Vice President at HSBC and served as a member of the Executive Committee for Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets.
Mr. Belfatto graduated from Seton Hall University summa cum laude with a major in Economics, and went on to Harvard Business School, graduating with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. He is currently a member of the Seton Hall University Advisory Committee. Previously he served on the Planning Board in Summit, NJ, the Board of Trustees of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child and the North Jersey Affiliate of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
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Director, Southeast / Client Advisor
Ms. Bell joined Simon Quick in 2018, extending the firm’s reach to the Southeast by opening an office in Chattanooga, TN. As Director of the Southeast and Client Advisor, Kristin counsels and advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth management and financial planning to help them achieve their financial goals. She also advises endowments and foundations on developing an investment policy statement, asset allocation, and portfolio implementation. Additionally, Ms. Bell works with business owners to provide retirement plan solutions for employees. She is also involved with the Women’s Network Initiative, a unique effort of over 500 members to more deeply engage, educate, and empower our female clients and professionals in our network.
Of her 20+ years in the investment industry, Kristin spent thirteen years as an analyst on the Fixed Income desk at Unum Group. During her tenure there, she covered private placement bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, and municipal bonds, developing a keen understanding of corporate and municipal risk and financial analysis in a variety of market conditions. In 2015 she joined Southeastern Trust where she improved the firm’s investment strategy, manager selection process, and implemented private equity and other alternative investments opportunistically. She also managed and implemented the firm’s fixed income strategy. Above all, she enjoyed working with clients and helping solve the financial complexities in their lives.
Kristin completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program and received the CFA designation in 2004. She is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society East Tennessee, as well as the Chattanooga Estate Planning Counsel. In November of 2019, Ms. Bell became a Certified Financial Planner. Kristin holds a B.S. in Psychology from Wheaton College, where she was also captain of the Women’s Tennis Team. She has served on a variety of non-profit boards but currently serves on the Board of Directors and Development and Finance Committees of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County. She is also a member of the Chattanooga Rotary Club and the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Initiative (CWLI). In her leisure time, Ms. Bell enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. She is a CrossFit enthusiast and loves to snow ski.
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Mr. Donovan joined Simon Quick in July 2017. He is currently an associate on the client advisory team. He is responsible for supporting the Partners and Client Advisors in assisting with financial planning for clients, implementing investment plans, preparing investment performance reports and coordinating client communications. Connor completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at New York University in December 2019 and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in July 2020.
Mr. Donovan graduated Cum Laude from Lehigh University in May of 2017 with a B.S. in Finance. At Lehigh, Mr. Donovan was a member of the varsity baseball team including the 2015 Patriot League Championship Team. He served as Team Captain and is just the tenth three-time All-Patriot League Baseball honoree in school history and only the fifth All-Eastern College Athletic Conference honoree in school history. Mr. Donovan also earned All-Academic Patriot League honors and the Lehigh Baseball Scholar Award. Mr. Donovan was active in campus leadership programs and was a member of the College of Business and Economics Leadership Council, Lehigh Baseball Leadership Council, Student-Athlete Mentor and Lehigh Leadership Legacies among others.
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Client Service Administrator
Ms. Epstein joined Simon Quick in December 2020 and currently serves as a Client Service Administrator. Her primary responsibilities include assisting Client Advisors and Analysts with client onboardings, specific client requests, executing investment documents, and money movements for various investment managers.
Before joining the team, Ms. Epstein served as a branch manager for M&T Bank. There she gained invaluable experience in customer service while working with small business owners and conducting customer onboardings.
Ms. Epstein received her B.A in International Business and Management from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While at Dickinson, she played Division III softball and studied abroad in Bologna, Italy. Jessica enjoys coaching softball for her high school team, skiing, and traveling in her spare time.
Managing Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Mr. Ferrare joined Simon Quick in 2011, and works directly with high net worth clients in developing and implementing their investment and financial planning goals. Mr. Ferrare also works with single family offices, endowments and foundations and regularly attends investment committee and board meetings. Prior to joining Simon Quick, Mr. Ferrare spent five years in the Private Client Advisor Practice at Deloitte Tax LLP. He provided tax advisory services to a variety of private clients including high net worth individuals, investment partnerships, corporate executives and owners of closely-held businesses. Mr. Ferrare graduated from Bryant University with a BS in Finance. He completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in December 2009 and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in November 2010. In April 2014, Mr. Ferrare became a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
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Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Brannon joined Simon Quick in April of 2019 and helped extend the firm’s reach into the Rocky Mountain region by establishing an office in Denver. He is responsible for new business development and works closely with the New Jersey-based Client Advisory teams to provide ongoing services to our valued clients.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Brannon was director of client relations and a registered investment advisor representative for a Denver-based asset management firm. He also had a 15-year career as a college administrator, including a 10-year stint as a development officer at Bowdoin College.
Brannon is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and holds degrees from Colgate University, CU-Boulder, and Dominican University of California. He remains involved with higher education by volunteering for Greenhouse Scholars as a mentor, selection committee member and member of the Development and Advisory Board. Brannon, his wife Mandy, and his daughters Waverly and Layla enjoy a variety of active outdoor pursuits and host a revolving cast of foster pets for Mandy’s nonprofit animal rescue, Old Dogs New Digs.
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Managing Director / Head of Financial Planning / Client Advisor / Principal
Mr. Lalor serves as the Head of Financial Planning where he employs his extensive experience to oversee the firm’s financial planning services. His expertise includes tax, retirement, and cash flow planning, as well as executive compensation. He also manages some of the firm’s family relationships, endowments, and foundations.
Mr. Lalor began his financial services career at The MDE Group, a New Jersey based wealth management firm. There he was involved with many of the firm’s largest corporate executive financial counseling relationships. Prior to entering the financial services industry, he worked for the telecom company, JDS Uniphase, where he was a Development Engineer managing teams responsible for the design and production of new products.
Mr. Lalor earned an MBA with a finance concentration from Rutgers Business School. He graduated with a BS from Rutgers School of Engineering where he majored in Ceramic and Materials Engineering.
Mr. Lalor became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in January 2007 after completing Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Program for Financial Planners in 2006. He completed his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2014.
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Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Mr. Mahoney joined Simon Quick in 2018. As a Director on the client advisory team, his focus is on providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth individuals & families. Mr. Mahoney also serves as Co-Head of the Hiring Committee where he oversees the recruitment of new team members at the firm.
Mr. Mahoney began his career at Bloomberg LP. While at Bloomberg, he partnered with some of the firm’s largest clients to solve business challenges through the suite of Bloomberg functionality and services. Most recently, Mr. Mahoney worked at UBS Private Wealth Management in NYC, where he was responsible for providing access to wealth management solutions available to the firm’s ultra-high net worth clients. He helped advise clients on all of their wealth management needs from investments, to lending, to generational wealth planning.
Mr. Mahoney graduated from Connecticut College in New London, CT. While at Connecticut College, Jack was a member of the lacrosse team. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 2015. He and his wife are residents of Montclair, NJ, where Jack remains involved with the youth lacrosse program.
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Mr. Maly joined Simon Quick in April 2020 and currently serves as a Client Service Administrator. His primary responsibilities include assisting Client Advisors and Analysts with specific client requests, executing investment documents for various investment managers, and reconciling investment activity across our proprietary database, various custodians, and our reporting provider.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Jordan served as an analyst for an independent financial advisor at Summit Financial, LLC. There, while working for a West Point graduate, he sharpened his work ethic and attention to detail while gaining invaluable knowledge regarding financial markets.
Mr. Maly graduated from Monmouth University in 2017 with a B.S. in Finance. While at Monmouth University, Jordan was an active member of both Club Soccer and Club Surf. He was also the University’s mascot, Shadow. Jordan held leadership positions at his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, to include Treasurer. He continues his commitment to the fraternity by sitting on the Alumni Advisory Board to help the next generation of members. Jordan enjoys spending his free time watching Manchester United, surfing, and reading.
Ms. Manzolillo joined Simon Quick in 2018 with over 13 years of experience in wealth management and investing. As a Client Advisor, she works with clients to identify and implement custom-tailored investment management and financial planning strategies designed to help each client achieve their unique financial goals and objectives. Ms. Manzolillo has experience working in all areas of financial planning, including retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning and risk management.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Ms. Manzolillo worked as a financial advisor at Modera Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley and UBS Financial Services where she provided financial planning and investment management services to high net worth individuals and families. Ms. Manzolillo began her career within a variety of roles on Wall Street including positions at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.
Ms. Manzolillo graduated summa cum laude from University of Rhode Island with a BS in Accounting and earned an MBA with a finance concentration from Fordham University. She completed her Financial Planning Certificate Program at Pace University and became a CERTIFIED FINACIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in January 2008. In 2017, Ms. Manzolillo became a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA).
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Client Service Administrator
Ms. Martinez joined Simon Quick as a Client Service Administrator in July 2019. Her primary responsibilities include assisting with client documentation, custodial tasks, assisting with client requests/issues, and communication with third party providers. Ms. Martinez originally joined the firm in August 2018 as a part-time receptionist and later on went on to participate in the Wealth Management intern program.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Ms. Martinez interned for a pharmaceutical firm in Parsippany, New Jersey, where she both worked in Human Resources and the US Market Access Departments. There she assisted managing the lobby area and training her peers in administrative tasks. Additionally, she researched competitors pricing in certain health market segments where they had product stronghold as well as create a playbook to help understand their position and where they can grow their market share within the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.
Ms. Martinez graduated from Seton Hall University in May 2019 with a B.S. in Economics and Finance. At Seton Hall, she was an office worker for the College of Education and Human Services where she managed the reception desk, oversaw administrative tasks, assisted in event planning and coordination, and trained and oversaw a staff of her peers. Additionally, she would tutor international and English Second Language students and help to acclimate them to Seton Hall classes and campus. In her senior year at Seton Hall, Ms. Martinez worked as a research assistant for the Economics and Legal Department where she conducted comprehensive research and data collection and journal reviews for economic papers to be published. She was also a member of the Financial Women’s Association, Latino organization (Adelante), as well as an Equal Opportunity Program Scholar.
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August 2019 Employee Spotlight
Managing Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Jim is a Managing Director and Client Advisor at Simon Quick Advisors. Simon Quick is a growing multi-family office wealth management firm and has been providing customized financial planning and investment consulting solutions for wealthy individuals and families since 2004.
As a Certified Public Accountant and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, Jim has a highly personalized approach to client relationships. His background includes more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, with special emphasis on tax and financial planning for the wealthy. Jim’s career has spanned the financial services industry, including disciplines such as investment management, financial planning, taxation, accounting, litigation support and corporate advisory services. This experience gives him the breadth of knowledge needed to lead a team of professionals that can provide the individuals and families we serve with world-class service.
At Simon Quick, we develop, implement, and maintain strategies that support our clients’ life goals. We have the knowledge, resources, and network of professional relationships required to provide solutions for all types of financial challenges. In all matters, we serve as fiduciaries for our clients.
Phone: (646) 668-3522
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Managing Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Ms. Mehlfelder joined Simon Quick in 2009 and became a Principal of the firm in 2019. As a Client Advisor, she works with clients to help them achieve their financial objectives. She advises clients in all areas of financial planning including customized investment portfolios, risk management, estate planning, tax planning, retirement planning and charitable giving. As a Behavioral Financial Advisor™, she focuses on integrating traditional finance practices with the emotion of investing by helping clients align their behavior with their overall goals. As a member of Simon Quick’s Financial Planning Committee, Ms. Mehlfelder helps to create a holistic and consistent client experience for the firm by providing tools, resources, guidance and knowledge across all disciplines of financial planning.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Ms. Mehlfelder worked at other boutique financial advisory firms where she gained valuable experience monitoring client investments and spearheading strategic marketing efforts. She also spent time in the Private Investors Operations Group of BlackRock, Inc. where she was responsible for reconciling trades, creating metrics and training fellow employees.
Ms. Mehlfelder earned a BS degree in Finance with a minor in Mathematics from The College of New Jersey. She completed Fairleigh Dickinson University's Program for Financial Planners in 2011 and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 2012. She earned her CAIA Charter in 2014 and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. In 2021, she became a Behavioral Financial Advisor™.
Ms. Mehlfelder lives in Chester, NJ with her husband and two sons. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling and supporting Cornerstone Family Programs.
2020 Five Star Wealth Manager
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Managing Director / Head of Client Advisory / Principal
Mr. Morr joined Simon Quick in 2012 and currently serves as the Head of the Client Advisor Group. In this role, Tom is responsible for managing various aspects of the firm’s client advisory team, which includes Advisors, Associates, Analysts and Client Service Administrators to ensure they are providing the highest level of service to our clients. Tom works closely with all departments to create efficiencies and best practices, including implementing innovative processes and technologies to improve the client experience. By sitting on the firm’s Hiring Committee, Tom is also involved with the hiring and training of new employees.
As a Client Advisor, Tom works directly with counsels and advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth management and financial planning to help them achieve their financial goals. He also advises endowments & foundations on developing an investment policy statement, asset allocation, and portfolio implementation. Additionally, Mr. Morr works with business owners to provide retirement plan solutions for employees.
Tom completed Bryant University's Program for Financial Planners and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 2016. He earned his CAIA Charter in 2014 and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Tom graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Business. While at Siena, Tom was the goalie on their nationally ranked lacrosse team. He maintains a strong relationship with his alma mater and is the head of the Siena Lacrosse Alumni Network (SLAN). SLAN provides current student athletes an opportunity to connect with alumni in the field of their interest in order to better prepare for life after school.
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Mr. Steck joined Simon Quick in November 2020 and currently serves as a Client Service Administrator. His primary responsibilities include assisting Client Advisors and Analysts with client onboardings, specific client requests, executing investment documents and money movements for various investment managers, and reconciling investment activity across our proprietary database, various custodians, and our reporting system.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Adam served as a 401(k) Specialist at JFL Total Wealth Management. While working there, he gained invaluable experience working with business owners and executive board members helping them run their corporate retirement plans efficiently, maximizing the value of the plan to the entire company, working with administrators to meet important deadlines throughout the year, and quickly resolving ad hoc situations.
Mr. Steck graduated Cum Laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2017 with a B.A. in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. While at Ramapo, Adam was an active member of the Student Government Association, Allocations Committee, and the Advisory Council to the Dean of the Anisfield School of Business. Adam also held the leadership position of Vice President in his fraternity, Kappa Sigma. Adam enjoys spending his free time watching Liverpool, golfing, skiing, and playing soccer.
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Vice President / Senior Client Service Administrator
Ms. Sullivan joined Simon Quick in March 2015 and currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Client Service Administrator. Her primary responsibilities include client onboardings, executing investment documents and money movements, and reconciling investment activity across our proprietary database, various custodians, and our reporting provider.
Prior to joining the team, Ms. Sullivan worked as an Administrative Assistant for Christine Haviaris, CPA. There she gained exposure to finance and accounting while developing extensive experience in administration, superb attention to detail, and superior client service.
Ms. Sullivan received her B.A. in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 2013. She went on to coach Women’s Volleyball at Kean University where she continued her education in Speech Pathology. She received the Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™ designation from the College for Financial Planning in September 2018. Vanessa is a two time published author, sports fanatic, and thoroughly enjoys traveling.
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Mr. Talmadge joined Simon Quick Advisors as a Client Service Administrator in December 2019. His primary responsibilities include assisting with client documentation, custodial tasks, client requests/issues, and communication with third party providers.
Prior to joining full-time, Adam interned for Simon Quick Advisors during the summer of 2017.
Adam graduated with a BAA and MBA from St. Bonaventure University. At St. Bonaventure, Adam held several management positions for the university’s student investment club (SIMM), where he oversaw a portfolio of over $400,000. Mr. Talmadge was also a student leader in Enactus, a non-profit organization that holds an annual service trip to Freeport, Bahamas. He enjoys playing hockey and volleyball in his spare time.
Mr. Velischek joined Simon Quick in July of 2016. He is currently a member of the Client Advisory team. He is responsible for supporting the Partners and Client Advisors in assisting with financial planning for clients, implementing investment plans, preparing investment performance reports and coordinating client communications. Prior to joining the Client Advisory team Mr. Velischek spent six months in the Simon Quick Analyst Training Program. Anders completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University in September 2019 and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in December 2019.
Mr. Velischek graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S.B.A in Accounting and Financial Management in May of 2016. At Bucknell, Mr. Velischek was actively involved on campus. He was a computer technician at the Technology Desk, a Residential Adviser, a Peer Adviser of the Chi Phi Fraternity and a teaching assistant for Management 101. Mr. Velischek was also an analyst in Bucknell’s Student Managed Investment Fund course where he actively managed over $1.5 million of the university endowment.
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Managing Director / Client Advisor / Principal
Mr. Weitz joined Simon Quick in 2011. As a Managing Director and Client Advisor, his focus is on providing investment and financial planning advice to high net worth individuals & families. Additionally, he works closely with endowments & foundations and regularly attends investment committee and board meetings. Mr. Weitz is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee.
Prior to joining Simon Quick, Mr. Weitz worked as a portfolio analyst at RegentAtlantic Capital where he was responsible for the daily monitoring and rebalancing of over 250 client portfolios. He was also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Risk Management Subcommittee, and co-authored an article about the attractiveness of high yield bonds that was published in 2008 by The NAPFA Advisor.
Mr. Weitz completed Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Financial Planning program and passed the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam in 2009. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. Mr. Weitz holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Business School. In his leisure time, Mr. Weitz enjoys playing golf and traveling.
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Mr. Wells joined Simon Quick in December of 2017. He is currently an associate on the client advisory team. He is responsible for supporting the Partners and Client Advisors in assisting with financial planning for clients, implementing investment plans, preparing investment performance reports, and coordinating client communications. Garrett completed the Financial Planning Certificate Program at Fairleigh Dickinson University and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in October 2020.
Prior to joining the firm, Garrett worked as a consultant for First Derivatives focusing on Regulatory Reform for investment banks. There he gained experience in the implementation of financial regulation across the front, middle, and back offices of large banks.
Garrett graduated with High Honors from the Stevens Institute of Technology in May of 2017 with a B.S. in Business and Technology, concentrating in Finance and Information Systems. While at Stevens, Garrett was a member of the varsity baseball team and he currently is a volunteer assistant coach. Mr. Wells is originally from Manhattan Beach, California.
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Ms. Weyrauch joined Simon Quick in July 2018 after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross. Alex is currently an analyst on the Client Advisory team. She is responsible for supporting the Partners and Client Advisors in assisting with financial planning for clients, implementing investment plans, preparing investment performance reports and coordinating client communications. Prior to joining the Client Advisory team Alex spent six months in the Simon Quick Analyst Training program.
Alex graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in May 2018 with a B.A. in Sociology. At Holy Cross, Alex was a member of the varsity women’s soccer team. Through soccer, Alex was a member of the college’s Leadership Academy for two years where she developed her leadership skills. Alex also was a member of the Holy Cross SPUD program. In this program Alex volunteered her time each week tutoring middle school children at disadvantaged public schools in the Worcester, MA area. Additionally, Alex was a committee member for Relay for Life where she was actively involved in event planning and fundraising efforts.