I have an unwavering commitment to my clients and their sustainable success. Preparing for the next step in life isn’t always easy. My experience, professionalism, and access to a wide variety of products and services can help you meet your financial goals, estate strategies, and insurance needs.
Whether your goals include preparing for milestone life events like retirement or college, or you’re simply looking for life, disability income, or long-term care insurance, I promise you a new level of attention, insight, and capability.
As a client-centric representative, I always strive to exceed clients’ needs. With exceptional focus, in-depth advice, and a commitment to holistic solutions, I give my clients and their families a lasting voice. I regularly pursue continuing education and new solution training to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.
Supported by a team of specialists, my goal is to provide financial solutions. I help my clients take complete control of their financial picture in an organized, methodical manner. Contact me to discuss your financial future.
Erica joined the Garganese Financial Group family in the summer of 2021. A native Mainer she came to us with twenty years of experience in managing and helping improve general processes in a multitude of medical offices. Erica welcomes new challenges and thrives on ensuring the customer’s experience reflects the principles and standards that Garganese Financial Group has to offer.
Erica’s passions include cooking, traveling, hanging with friends and family and experiencing all that Maine has to offer. She could not be more excited to share her energy and commitment to a better future with all the Garganese Financial Group clients.
Extended Team of Garganese Financial Group Resources
Abigale began her career in 2011 with Garganese Financial Group as a sales support consultant on the Sales Desk. She transitioned to the Financial Planning Department in late 2012. As Garganese Financial Group’s Personal Financial View® Training Director, Abigale is responsible for managing its financial planning and Personal Financial View® software.
In addition to her role as the PFV® Training Director, Abigale is also a financial planning case writer. She is responsible for overseeing the financial plan development process, ensuring recommended strategies meet a fiduciary standard of care for clients’ financial well-being.
Her role includes:
- Providing comprehensive financial planning services for clients of the firm.
- Analyzing client situations and developing recommendations for proposed planning solutions.
- Approving financial plans for planners to deliver to clients.
- Training the firm’s financial advisors to utilize the financial planning software for client aggregation and financial planning projections.
Abigale graduated from Wheaton College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She holds her Series 6, 7, and 63 licenses.
As a college athlete and a child of organized sports, the ability to listen and be coachable are two principles that were instilled in me at a young age. Over my time in athletics, I was able to see the consequences of both good and bad coaching. The best coaches had three qualities; the first is they truly listened and cared about the questions and concerns of their players, the second is they deconstructed the sport or technique they were looking to coach into easy-to-understand points to best educate their players, the third is their unwavering commitment to the team and the continued success of each individual player and the team as a whole. These three qualities are the cornerstones of the daily conversations I have with my clients about their financial plan, their investments, and anything else. It is my goal to ensure my clients feel comfortable and heard in their financial plan, provide easy-to-understand insight and analysis to help them reach their goals, and provide unwavering commitment to them to ensure they reach those goals.
I grew up in a small town called Broadway, Virginia located in the middle of the I-81 corridor where I was immersed in the world of organized sports. From the age of 6, I played basketball, baseball, football, and I wrestled. Eventually, I chose football as the sport I would focus on to compete at the collegiate level. College took me to Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia where I played four years of college football and received my bachelor’s degree in Finance.
After college, my girlfriend and I decided to move to Vermont as she looked to pursue her doctorate in nursing at the University of Vermont. We currently live in Colchester, Vermont with our dog, Moose. When I am not at work, I love to run, bike, hike, and golf when it is warm outside, and when the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall, I love to snowboard and hike.
My entire life, I have set out every day with one goal of making a positive impact on the world around me and the people I have the opportunity to interact with. Being a financial planner, that daily philosophy has now become my job description. The principles of serving the community, working hard, and positively impacting the lives of others have become ingrained in my life and work.
Devon Black began her career in 2013 with Garganese Financial Group. She has been with the Financial Planning Department since mid-2015. As a Financial Planning Consultant, Devon is responsible for overseeing the financial plan development process, ensuring recommended strategies meet a fiduciary standard of care for clients’ financial well-being.
The customized solutions within financial planning empower clients to make informed decisions. Strategies are focused around the six areas of financial planning, including Financial Position, Risk Management, Wealth Accumulation, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, and Estate Planning.
Devon graduated in 2013 from Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst with a bachelor’s in finance with a risk management concentration. Also, she holds her Life/Health Licenses and Series 7 Registration.
She is currently taking certification course requirements at Boston University to obtain her Certified Financial Planner designation. Devon currently lives in Boston. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, and being outdoors.
Glenn is Director of Advanced Markets at Garganese Financial Group, one of New England’s oldest and largest privately-owned financial services firms. He works with moderate to high net worth individuals. He advises on strategies to improve their financial futures.
Glenn is a 1970 graduate of Rutgers University. He served in the United States Army for two years. He started his financial services career in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1972.
In 1976, Glenn moved to New York. He started the Westchester Financial Group and Westchester Pension Consultants with offices in Tarrytown, NY, and New York City.
In 1990, Glenn moved to Boston, joined New England Financial, and formed Strategic Financial Partners, a multifaceted financial services organization. In 2010, he merged his firm with Garganese Financial Group.
Glenn is an active volunteer, having served on several local and national boards. Glenn served as the Sudbury, MA Representative to the Minuteman (Lexington, MA) School Committee. He was the President of his church for six years.
Mark has been working in the financial services industry since 1993. He is currently a Senior Vice President with Garganese Financial Group. In 2014, his passion for distribution planning led him to develop a proprietary retirement distribution software tool focused on the impact of sequential returns in retirement.
Today, he leads Garganese Financial Group’s Annuity and Long-Term Care divisions. Prior to joining Garganese Financial Group in January 2006, he was a Regional Vice President with MetLife Investors covering upstate New York and western Pennsylvania. Mark began his career as a Financial Advisor with New England Financial In Worcester, Massachusetts.
Two years later, he transferred to New England Financial’s corporate headquarters in Boston. He held various positions in marketing and training. In fall 1999, Mark joined New England Financial Annuities as Regional Marketing Director. He joined MetLife as a Regional Vice President in 2003.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He enjoys all sports, especially golf. Mark grew up and resides in Holden, MA with his wife Kim, their daughter, Megan, and their son, Patrick.
Herb has been with Garganese Financial Group since 1996. He sees himself as a professional problem solver, educated as an engineer and attorney, and practicing as a Certified Financial Planner™ professional.
- B.S. in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University in 1975; and
- J.D.* from Temple University School of Law in 1979, where he was the Evening Division Class President
Herb’s primary expertise is multi-generational tax planning and multi-generational creditor protection. He is a very active volunteer in his community and in financial services, as
- Past President of the Greater Boston Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planning (IAFP, now FPA, Financial Planning Association);
- Past President of the Boston Society of Financial Services Professionals;
- A former member of two national CFP® Board committees: Board of Practice Standards and Board of Professional Review
- A former member of the national IAFP Ethics Committee; and
- Was a member of the adjunct faculty at Bentley University in Waltham, MA from 2000-2020
Herb’s creativity, experience, and resourcefulness enable him to work very well with the public and their professional advisory team in order to implement solutions responsive to each client’s financial objectives.
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