Our Team

No needs are more important than your own. We pride ourselves in making your needs and goals, our own. We don't simply work for you. We work with you to understand who you are as an individual and as an investor.
Our mission is to help you to define your financial objectives, and then use that knowledge to develop — together — a plan that is tailored to fit your unique needs and preferences, and is in your best interest. We’re proud to offer comprehensive financial planning resources, providing you access to education, advice, planning, and consultation.
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Brett Vetensky
Senior Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Brett

Brett Vetensky provides tailored recommendations to his clients, evaluating their current financial situation with their goals in hand. He helps his clients address their financial concerns and recommends strategies by focusing on each individual’s specific needs. He has dedicated his career to delivering personalized planning services that his clients and their families deserve. Brett works with high net worth individuals, families, and businesses analyzing their current situation and provides recommendations based on their goals. His client service model focuses on integrity, objective advice, attention to detail, and unwavering concern of the well being of his clients. Whether it be saving for college, saving for a home, starting a business, preparing for retirement or planning for the transfer of wealth, Brett helps them prepare for the future. 

Brett joins Janney after serving as First Vice President / Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University and holds the Series 7, 65, and 31 licenses. 

Brett resides in Plainview, NY with his wife Sharon and their two kids, Lilah and Corey. He enjoys golfing, fishing, swimming and still plays competitive baseball.

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Michael Appelbaum
Senior Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Michael

Michael received his B.S. in Business Economics from Oneonta State University in 1988. Shortly thereafter, Michael joined Lehman Brothers in 1988. In 1989, Michael joined Prudential Securities as a Senior Vice President of Investments. From 1989 through 1996, he earned significant recognition at Prudential and was awarded membership in Prudential’s Equity Council, Director’s Council, President’s Council and Chairman’s Council. In 1996, Michael joined Commonwealth Associates as a Senior Vice President of Investments. Working with high-net-worth individuals in asset allocation and investment banking, he became a Limited Partner of Commonwealth Associates in 2000. Michael currently is a Senior Vice President/Wealth Management Financial Advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC since joining the firm in 2001.


Michael holds the Series 7, 63, 65, 66 and Life and Health Insurance licenses. 

Michael and his fiancé Suzanne live in Mill Basin located in the southeast section of Brooklyn with their dog Bixbi. Michael and Suzanne met in 1994 at Prudential Securities and have been together ever since. In his spare time, he enjoys attending Met games, collecting sports memorabilia, travel and fine dining.  

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Thomas Cohen
Financial Advisor
About Thomas

Before joining Janney, Tom cultivated a 30-year career as an International Fur Broker before spending two years at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America. Over the years, he worked tirelessly to expand his experiences and financial acumen toward producing exceptional results for his clients. This has generated a unique understanding of domestic and foreign markets, knowledge of financial instruments, and a keen ability to spot investment opportunities. It has given him the opportunity to develop a proven approach for helping clients define and meet their goals and broadened his commitment to fostering personal relationships. Tom’s strengths in strategic planning, attention to detail, and communication skills support the financial management plans he tailors to each clients' needs. His professionalism has helped him provide excellent customer service to his growing client base with an eye toward preserving and growing his clients’ wealth.

The strong ties Tom has established with his community and neighbors underscore his proactive outlook. He is proud to serve as a Trustee of the Incorporated Village of Hewlett Harbor since 2009 as well as its Police Commissioner since 2017. A member since 2000, he served as Past President of the Kiwanis Club of the Five Towns from 2016-2019, Treasurer from 2010-2016, and has been the President of the Chest and Foundation of the Fur Industry NYC since 2015. These rewarding commitments have given him additional opportunities to build long-term relationships while giving back to the community.

Outside of the office, Tom enjoys golf, movie and TV trivia, the New York Times Crossword puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. An ardent fan of the show Jeopardy!, he was a contestant in 2009, finishing in second place. Married for over 30 years to his wife, Shari, they are proud of their two children: one is an attorney at a hedge fund, and the other is a CPA at a big four accounting firm. A graduate of Hofstra University, Tom earned a BS in Economics and holds the Series 7, Series 66, and NYS Insurance registrations.

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Michael Marasco
Senior Registered Private Client Associate
About Michael

Michael has been in the financial industry for many years. His keen understanding of the critical relationships between operations and sales provides the support required to service established accounts and assist in the development of new business within the consumer market. Michael provides daily excellent communication, organization, research, and problem-solving skills. He is especially proud of his ability to get things done in a professional and efficient manner. Michael received his M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 1999. Michael currently is a Senior Registered Private Client Associate with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC since joining the firm in 2005. 

Michael proudly served his country as a private first class in the Army during the Gulf War.

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We collaborate with other Janney specialists, as needed, who have in-depth experience in specific disciplines. Together, we can assess your unique situation, analyze difference strategies, and develop a plan fit for your unique needs and goals.

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Debra Roey
Vice President, Retirement Plan Services Director
About Debra

Debra S. Roey joined Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in November 2006, as Janney Retirement Plan Services (JRPS) Manager. JRPS was founded in 1982 to provide Janney’s Corporate Retirement Plan Clients with support in plan design analysis, proposal procurement and review, investment fiduciary services, technical expertise, and problem resolution.


Debra has over 30 years of experience in the Retirement Plan arena. Prior to joining Janney, she served as Regional Director with Union Central Life Retirement and Investment Services. During her tenure, she received numerous sales awards including qualification for the company’s highest society membership. She also served on several corporate committees involved with Strategic Planning and Product Development.


Debra earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University.

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Greg Drahuschak
Market Strategist
About Greg

Greg Drahuschak joined Janney in 1991. He has over 45 years of economic experience and provides daily, weekly, and monthly market commentary, with a particular focus on the equity market, to Janney and our clients.


Prior to joining Janney, he worked as a retail broker with—and eventually transitioned into the research departments of—Butcher & Singer and Wheat First Securities. He was also an instructor at Robert Morris College and the University of Pittsburgh.


Greg has written articles for several newspapers and websites, and has been the featured financial professional on many live radio broadcasts. 


He earned his B.A. in fine arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as certificates from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and from the New York Institute of Finance.

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Guy LeBas
Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Director, Custom Fixed Income Solutions, Janney Capital Management
About Guy

Guy LeBas is Janney’s Chief Fixed Income Strategist, as well as Head of Fixed Income for Janney Capital Management. As Strategist, he is responsible for providing direction to the Firm’s clients on the macroeconomic, interest rate, and bond market investing climate.


Guy authors bond market periodicals, which provide relative value recommendations across the fixed income spectrum. With Janney Capital Management, Guy is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s discretionarily managed bond portfolios, which take a client-tailored approach to generating consistent income across interest rate environments.


Guy joined Janney in 2006. Prior to joining Janney, Guy served as Interest Rate Risk Manager for U.S. Trust’s bank asset and liability portfolios, a role in which he oversaw risk and return on $20 billion of bank assets and derivatives.


Guy is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, as well as a regular speaker at financial industry conferences. He received his education from Swarthmore College, holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and is a CFA Charterholder.


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Laura Medigovich CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CTFA, CMC®
Vice President, Senior Financial Planner
About Laura

Laura Medigovich is a Vice President and Senior Financial Planner with Janney Montgomery Scott. Ms. Medigovich, who is based out of Purchase, NY, covers the Firm’s Northern region.


To support Janney’s clients in achieving their financial goals through sound planning, she coaches Janney’s Financial Advisors and their clients through all aspects of financial planning. Her areas of planning knowledge and experience include retirement, insurance, education, business-succession, estate and legacy, and philanthropic.


Ms. Medigovich joined Janney in 2019. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Vice President, Senior Financial Planner for Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank. There, she was responsible for developing customized wealth-management strategies and financial plans for prominent individuals, families, and business owners. Ms. Medigovich also shared her financial planning experience through a weekly personal finance column in the local Hudson Valley newspaper, the Times-Herald Journal, which she wrote for more than a decade.


Ms. Medigovich has achieved a number of professional certifications, including the Certified Financial Plannerᵀᴹ professional designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. She also earned the Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter designations from The American College and the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute for Certified Bankers.  


Other industry-focused programs from which Ms. Medigovich has graduated include the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management at The University of Virginia, and the Cannon Trust School, Cannon Institute, at Pepperdine University.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland.


Ms. Medigovich is a leader in her region’s finance community. Her leadership roles include serving as a member of the Board and the Director of Advocacy for the Greater Hudson Valley Financial Planning Association.

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Mark D. Luschini
Chief Investment Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC President and Chief Investment Officer, Janney Capital Management
About Mark

Mark Luschini is the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, leading the Investment Strategy Group. In that capacity Mark is responsible for establishing the Firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies that align with the best interest, goals, and objectives of individual and institutional clients. He also establishes the Firm’s asset allocation models used for portfolio construction and financial planning.


As Chief Investment Strategist, Mark serves as the Janney's investment spokesperson, offering national market commentary and developing asset allocation models and investment strategies. He chairs the investment committee and actively interfaces with both current and prospective clients.


Additionally, Mark directs Janney Capital Management, the Firm’s discretionary investment management division. Under his leadership, Janney Capital Management has delivered competitive investment results across multiple strategies. The total assets under management has grown to more than $4 billion, with nearly $3 billion in traditional equity and fixed income assets, and over $1 billion in various strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies utilizing exchange-traded solutions and mutual funds. Mark served on the Board of Managers for Janney, and currently serves as a Trustee for the Firm’s Pension & Profit Sharing Plan. He is a member of the Janney Wealth Management Department’s Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Committees.


In Janney Capital Management, Mark chairs the Investment Committee which sets asset class and sector policy and directly participates in managing the equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies under its advisory. Mark has spent more than 30 years in the investment industry. He utilizes that experience to speak on topics related to macroeconomics and investment management at seminars and conferences.


His comments and written articles have been circulated in numerous publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s to the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Money magazine. He has appeared in various media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News, and CNN.


He has a BA and MBA from Gannon University and holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association

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