Sean Hanlon, CEO of Hanlon Investment Management

A Message From CEO Sean Hanlon


I learned long ago that successful businesses share four essential qualities: Passion, Integrity, Vision, and Care.
– Sean Hanlon

We’ve made those same qualities the bedrock of our business, and you’ll see their positive effects across our full range of our offerings—from asset management to technology solutions to comprehensive Registered Investment Advisory services for financial professionals and their clients.

We’re dedicated to sustaining world-class service through continuous enhancement of our entire suite of solutions and the processes we use to deliver them. The indicators of that dedication are plain to see:

  • The positive energy of our service professionals who are devoted to ensuring your every interaction with us ends with a smile.

  • The long hours of our research and trading professionals, who understand that behind every dollar they manage is an important life goal for the investor who entrusted their money to us.

  • The commitment of our tireless developers, who never stop pushing our technology solutions toward the cutting edge.

We’re deeply honored by the trust and faith financial professionals and their clients place in us to help them navigate the ever-shifting investment landscape, and look forward to building on Hanlon’s reputation as a trusted partner to financial professionals and the investors they serve.




Internal Mission Statement and Business Principles




Our mission is to provide the complete solution for firms and advisors to be the best at delivering financial services, enabling them to serve each and every client.



We are passionate about what we do and strive to make a difference. Starting from the company leadership and carrying through to each and every individual that forms the total team, there must be a passion for what we do.


We hold ourselves to uncompromising integrity. We demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all transactions, placing the success of our customers, our people, and our business ahead of any personal gain. Our continued success and reputation depends upon unwavering adherence to this standard.

The leadership must provide clear vision for the company and its associates, as well as set goals and objectives and regularly measure the progress in achieving those goals and objectives. Everyone in our organization, regardless of level or position, knows where we are headed. We optimize advisors time and financial resources so they focus on what’s really important, the client.

Finally, and most importantly, everyone must care. Really, truly care. Care about the clients, the advisors, the service, the process and the results.




The Hanlon Leadership Team




Sean Hanlon

Sean Hanlon CFP®
Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer


Email: SHanlon@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Sean Hanlon

Sean Hanlon is Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Hanlon Investment Management which he founded in 1999. Hanlon is an innovative asset management, services and financial technology company. Combined, these offerings provide a fully-integrated managed accounts program and wealth management platform for elite advisors, wealth managers, family offices, broker/dealers, banks and institutions along with the over 100,000 clients they serve. The platform is a fully-integrated, cloud-based technology, combined with high quality service and premier investment management teams.

Sean is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Hanlon Financial System Center at the Stevens Institute of Technology. The Hanlon Center serves as a platform for financial systems research, and the development, testing and evaluation of software for financial networks and the investigation of cyber-security challenges in the financial domain. It also supports educating tomorrows financial services leaders.

Sean earned a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens in 1980, earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 1997, and is a member of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Financial Planning Advisory Board.


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Nathan Berk
Nathan Berk
Chief Information Officer

Email: NBerk@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Nathan Berk

Nathan Berk joined the company in 2010. As the Chief Information Officer, he is responsible for formulating the strategic information technology goals and plans for the company and leading the implementation through the direct management of the technical teams. He is also responsible for developing the overall corporate IT mandate of the company and ensuring the mandate is met. Prior to joining us Nathan held the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing and General Manager of Omicron Consulting, LLC. At Omicron Nathan focused on managing the daily operations of Omicron, set the firm’s overall strategic direction and managed Omicron’s sales and marketing teams. Nathan began his career in technology over 20 years ago as an Engineer for Atlantic Electric. Nathan obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1992 and received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Rutgers in 2001 where he graduated with Honors.

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Dierdre A. Downham
Dierdre A. Downham
Chief Administrative Officer

Email: DDownham@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Dierdre A. Downham

Dierdre Downham began her career with the company in 2002. As a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Administrative Officer, Dierdre provides oversight and direction related to administrative functions, health, safety and environment, and human resources. She supervises the office staff and works collaboratively as a member of the senior management team providing input with the strategic development of the firm. Prior to joining Hanlon, Dierdre worked for eight years for Prudential Securities. Dierdre earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Thomas Ericson
Thomas Ericson
General Counsel

Email: TEricson@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Thomas Ericson

Thomas J. Ericson joined the company as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel in February 2010. Prior to joining, Tom served as the Chief Legal Officer and Compliance Officer for several different Broker Dealers and Investment Advisors. He is a frequent lecturer to producer groups and national associations on compliance related matters. Tom has passed the Pennsylvania Bar exam and Life and Health Agent examinations. He is a graduate of Mercyhurst College with a BA in Accounting and from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law with a JD degree.

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Alex Barned
Alex Barned
Chief Sales Officer

Email: ABarned@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Alex Barned

Alex Barned brings over 20 years of financial services experience. Most recently, he created and built a national group of financial advisors for Cetera Advisor Networks. He has experience across diverse aspects of financial services, from sales and marketing to recruiting, including retail, private wealth, international and institutional business to managed money platforms, alternatives, P&L management and technology. In prior roles he was Chief Distribution Officer for Allianz’s independent broker/dealer, ran a Midwest market area for UBS Wealth Management, and held several sales and management roles at Smith Barney/Citigroup.

Alex graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice: Crime in Commerce Program’ – a program focused on the investigation, prevention and detection of white collar crime


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Don Williams
Don Williams
Chief Operating Officer

Email: DWilliams@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Don Williams

Don Williams joined the company in 2004 and oversees the Back and Middle office departments of the firm. Don worked for Montauk Financial Group prior to joining us. Don earned a Bachelors degree in Economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. He enjoys all outdoor activities, especially golfing and mountain biking.

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Wade Waller
Wade Waller
Chief Product Officer

Email: WWaller@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Wade Waller

Joining the company in 2001 as the first Customer Support Representative for Solution 360°, Wade Waller was appointed as the Director of Product Management & Support in 2013 leading a collaborative effort to set a strategic direction for the support team, manage the client relationships of the firm through our Account Manager and work with the Product Managers to define and set the direction of our platforms functionality and services. Wade has been instrumental in establishing a common customer experience and delivery of consistent high level support, which today are considered company differentiators and core competencies. Prior to joining, Wade held positions as an Associate Financial Planner and Income Tax Preparer.

Wade graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Finance, is a CFP® candidate and holds licenses in FINRA Series 7, 66, Accident & Sickness Insurance & Variable Products.


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Marty Rising
Marty Rising
National Sales Manager

Email: MRising@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Marty Rising

Based in Arizona, Marty Rising is the National Sales Manager for Hanlon Investment Management, serving the territory of the west, central and mountain states. Marty has been in the financial services industry for 34 years, including 17 years of personal production with the firms of Smith Barney and Kidder Peabody and 12 years at Hanlon. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Marketing.

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Andy Hanlon
Andy Hanlon
Regional Wholesaler

Email: AHanlon@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Andy Hanlon

Based in northern New Jersey, Andy Hanlon is the Regional Wholesaler for Hanlon Investment Management serving the Eastern United States, handling all aspects of the sales efforts for the firm by meeting advisors and introducing them to the Hanlon Story. Andy has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry including 18 years of Wall Street experience. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Pension Fund Investment Consultant, a specialist and market-maker on the New York Stock Exchange (member), American Stock Exchange (member) and New York Futures Exchange (member). Andy studied Economics at Fordham University. He enjoys golfing and skiing.

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Frank Manna
Frank Manna
Strategic Account Manager

Email: FManna@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Frank Manna

Frank Manna joined the company in October 2013. In his current role as Strategic Account Manager, Frank works with existing customers to expand relationships (software and services) and partners with internal teams to ensure customers’ needs and expectations are met by the company. He is responsible for the overall relationship the customer has with Hanlon Advisory Software. Prior to joining Hanlon Advisory Software, Frank worked for BNY Mellon/Pershing and The Vanguard Group. Frank earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Law from Saint Joseph’s University and his Master of Business Administration from Penn State University. In his spare time, Frank enjoys snowboarding, playing tennis, participating in classic car events, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Mandy Lowe
Mandy Lowe
Director Of Finance

Email: MLowe@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Mandy Lowe

Mandy Lowe joined the company in 2012 as Controller. In her current role of Director of Finance, Mandy oversees and manages the Accounting & Billing functions. Prior to joining us, Mandy spent 12 years as Controller at Sea Oaks Golf Club where she supervised all areas of the Accounting Department. Mandy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the State University of NY at Oswego. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys the beach and spending time with her son and family.

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George Peller
George Peller
Director of Research

Email: GPeller@Hanlon.com
linkedin: George Peller

George Peller joined the company in 2013 as a Research Associate. In his current role as Director of Research, he oversees the daily operations of the Hanlon Research Team and provides portfolio management support to the Chief Investment Officer. He has over 10 years of investment experience, including six and a half years at BlackRock as a member of the Alternative Investments team and two years at Wells Fargo. George graduated with honors, Cum Laude, from La Salle University in 2003 with a major in Finance and a minor in Risk Management and Insurance.

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Kevin Rossi
Kevin Rossi
Compliance Officer

Email: KRossi@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Kevin Rossi

Kevin Rossi joined our company in 2010. In his current role as a Compliance Officer, he assists our CCO in all areas related to Compliance and Risk. Prior to joining us, Kevin worked in the mortgage and automotive industries. He holds a degree in business from Rowan University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family and friends, and cheering on all of Philadelphia’s sports teams.

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Carmine Turso
Carmine Turso
Trading Manager

Email: CTurso@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Carmine Turso

Carmine Turso joined the company in 2011. Carmine is currently one of the Trading Managers overseeing the Brokerage, Hanlon Mutual Fund and Variable Annuity business. Prior to joining, Carmine worked in the Broker Dealer and Mutual Fund industry for 20 years. He worked as a Product Manager at UBS and was Assistant VP of Broker Dealer Services for Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Blackrock Inc.. He attended Fairleigh Dickinson University. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his two sons in Little League Baseball and Recreation Basketball. Carmine is a Youth Ministry Leader at Bayside Chapel in Barnegat.

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Olga Palermo
Olga Palermo
Trading Manager

Email: OPalermo@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Olga Palermo

Olga Palermo joined the company in 2014. In her current role as a Trading Manager, she is responsible for implementing portfolio managers’ trading decisions across a large variety of products and custodians. Prior to joining, Olga worked as an Options Review Analyst at NASDAQ OMX PHLX. Olga is a CFA Institute Member and a CFA® Charterholder. She is a graduate of Rowan University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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Matt Andress
Matt Andress
Director of Platforms and Implementations

Email: MAndress@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Matt Andress

Matthew Andress has been with the company since 2004 and has over 25 years of experience in the mutual fund, brokerage, and transfer agency industries. For his first 10 plus years here, Matt ran the overall Operations but now his focus is working with all areas of the company and customers related to implementations and conversions of new business, the platform offering, policies and procedures, and best practices. Prior to joining, Matt worked for The Vanguard Group and PFPC and held his Series 7 and 63 licenses. Matthew also attended Delaware County Community College and West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Matt is the father of three children and enjoys the arts, boating, photography and travel.

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Joe Conklin
Joe Conklin
Director of Infrastructure

Email: JConklin@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Joe Conklin

Joe Conklin joined the company in 2014. As Director of Infrastructure, he is responsible for managing a team of Systems and Operations Engineers while maintaining the company’s Private Cloud Infrastructure and SaaS Infrastructure. He is also responsible for day to day technology operations throughout the enterprise and ensuring service level agreements are met. Prior to joining us, Joe spent many years in IT consulting as well as working with numerous industries to support enterprise technologies end to end across multiple data centers and geographically dispersed locations. Joe has received a MCSE, CCNA and VCP5-DCV certifications.

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Chris Andrews
Chris Andrews
Director of Development

Email: CAndrews@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews joined the company in June of 2014. As Director of Development, he provides technical leadership for multiple teams composed of software, quality assurance, and database engineers. Prior to joining us, he worked as a software engineer and briefly taught as an affiliate instructor. In 2009, Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Heather Goodwin
Heather Goodwin
Director of Operations
Email: HGooodwin@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Heather Goodwin

Heather Goodwin began her career with the company in 2006. As the Director of Operations she is responsible for the management of our two Service Teams, as well as the Operational Support and Quality Assurance departments. Prior to joining us, Heather worked for four years as a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones and Company. Heather graduated Cum Laude from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Education.

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David Powell
David Powell
Systems Manager

Email: DPowell@Hanlon.com
linkedin: David Powell

David Powell joined the company in 2003, and as the Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for maintaining the current technology infrastructure of the firm and providing vision to address future technological needs. Prior to joining Us, David worked for Comar, Inc., a large glassware and plastic manufacturer, as a UNIX programmer and as Manager of Technology Resources. In that role, David delivered a Microsoft/Unix ERP solution in a 0% downtime environment. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with minors in mathematics and psychology from Trenton State College. David enjoys coaching children’s sports teams.

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Kate May
Kate May
Operations Manager

Email: KMay@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Kate May

Kate May joined the company in June 2008. Kate is currently the Operations Manager. In this role, she oversees the daily tasks of the Operational Support, Quality Assurance and Service Team. Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of NY at Stony Brook. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, sailing, and photography.

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Alexa Guerrieri
Alexa Guerrieri
Service Team Manager

Email: AGuerrieri@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Alexa Guerrieri

Alexa joined the company in 2013 as a Service Team Associate. Prior to joining us, Alexa worked in banking for seven years, primarily in mortgage and loan processing. As the Service Team Manager, Alexa oversees the daily tasks of the Service Team and all functions of the department, therein. Alexa received her Associates Degree from Atlantic Cape Community College in 2010, and received a Bachelors in Communications from Thomas Edison State University in 2016. Alexa also plans on obtaining several certifications, including the Series 7 and 63. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach with her dogs, kayaking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

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Val Jules
Val Jules
Senior Manager of Back Office Ops

Email: VJules@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Val Jules

Valery Jules started with the company in 2007. In his current role as Data Reconciliation Manager he oversees the verification and reconciliation of account information and adjustments as necessary. Prior to joining us, Val worked for Resorts International Casino as a financial analyst. Val holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stockton University. Val works as a volunteer in a local “Feed the Homeless” program, and is also a youth mentor for Pleasantville Charter Schools. In his spare time, Val enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Stephen Hartney
Stephen Hartney
Customer Support Manager

Email: SHartney@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Stephen Hartney

Stephen Hartney joined the company in August 2008. As a Customer Support Manager, he oversees the flow of requests from our customers using the software. He is the subject matter expert in multiple areas of the software including portfolio billing, portfolio accounting and performance reporting. Prior to joining us, Stephen worked as a Financial Advisor for 5 years at Morgan Stanley and a few independent financial planning firms and then as a Portfolio Manager & Trader at Gratus Capital in Atlanta for over 2 years. Stephen graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He enjoys spending time with his 2 daughters and playing many sports including tennis, basketball, and softball.

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Ryan Jotkoff
Ryan Jotkoff
Senior Manager of Conversions

Email: RJotkoff@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Ryan Jotkoff

Ryan Jotkoff joined the company in September of 2009. As a Senior Manager of Conversions, he oversees our conversion department, which brings new advisors or firms previous system data on the HAS Platform including CRM and Portfolio Performance data. Prior to working in Conversions, Ryan worked as a Product Manager covering Rebalancing, Portfolio Management, and Portfolio Performance. Prior to joining us, Ryan spent 7 years working in the Financial Services Industry doing back office reconciliation and operations for a CPA & RIA firm. Ryan earned Bachelors of Science in Accounting from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and his MBA from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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Marlene Kneisel
Marlene Kneisel
Administrative Services Manager

Email: MKneisel@Hanlon.com
linkedin: Marlene Kneisel

Marlene Kneisel joined the company in 2005. In her current role as Administrative Services Manager, Marlene supervises the operation of supportive services for the company. Prior to working for us, Marlene was an Account Supervisor at an advertising agency where she managed various casino accounts in New Jersey, Indiana, Mississippi and Canada. Marlene earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration from Trenton State College.

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Contact Hanlon


3393 Bargaintown Road
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234

Phone: 888-641-7100
Fax: 609-601-7171
Email: Marketing@Hanlon.com