Since founding Janney's Charlotte, NC office in August of 2003, the partners of Carolina Wealth Advisors have been consistently recognized as one of the premier wealth management teams within the firm.
Stuart began his career in the financial services industry in 1979. He holds the FINRA Series 5, 7, 9, 10, 15, 63 and 65 licenses, general insurance license and long term care insurance license. Stuart was awarded Branch Manager of the Year in 2012 and earned his designation of Retirement Income Specialist the following year. Stuart has completed the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ program through the Firm’s internal education division, Janney University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2007, Stuart began the first of seven terms to serve on the firm’s Board of Managers. In 2019, Stuart obtained his CLTC® - Certification in Long Term Care.
Stuart joined the Business Advisory Board of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC in 2018. The mission of the JCSU Business Administration & Economics Department is to advise and actively support the department in achieving its mission of educating a diverse group of students, who, upon graduation, are prepared to pursue a graduate business or professional degree and/or achieve a successful career in the changing global economy.
Stuart is a graduate of the College of New York with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Finance and earned his MBA from Tulane University. Stuart and his wife, Teresa, have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Chad began his career in the financial services industry in 2000. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, general insurance license and long term care insurance license. In 2005, Chad completed the nineteen-month coursework and subsequently passed the national exam to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. The intensive coursework and exam focused on investment planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance planning and tax planning.
In 2005, Chad and Stuart were the first advisors in the firm’s history to serve on the Mutual Fund Investment Committee. In 2014 and again in 2016, Chad was selected to serve additional two-year terms. In 2020, Chad began serving on Janney's exclusive Financial Advisory Council. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Biology. Chad and his wife, Melanie, have a son and daughter.
Kent began his career in the financial services industry in 1979. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses and the general insurance license.
He attended East Carolina University where he studied for his BS in Business Administration. Kent joined Janney in 2005 and became a partner with Carolina Wealth Advisors in 2012. Kent brings to the practice a client service philosophy which has been strengthened by experiencing market trends over the last four decades. Kent helps his clients invest in various markets which suits their investment risk while meeting their financial goals. In 2019, Kent obtained his CLTC® - Certification in Long Term Care.
With a focus on his clients, he makes recommendations on investment strategies unique to each client’s needs. Kent and his wife, Karen, have two sons. In his free time, Kent enjoys playing golf and tennis.
Nate joined Carolina Wealth Advisors in 2023 and serves as a Financial Advisor. Nate focuses on retirement, long term care, estate planning, and educating clients on different approaches to safeguarding assets by making recommendations that are in line with their investment goals. Nate holds his Series 7, 63, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation, and general insurance license and long-term care insurance license.
Nate previously worked as a Financial Planner for Janney's home office in Philadelphia. In this role, he served as the point person for Janney's 850+ advisors, formulating and delivering comprehensive financial plans to their clients. Prior to joining Janney in 2019, Nate worked for five years at The Vanguard Group.
Nate is a graduate of Susquehanna University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Marketing while running on the track team for all four years.
A native Philadelphian, Nate recently relocated to the Charlotte area and lives in Plaza Midwood with his wife, Audrey.
Mary began her career in the financial services industry in 1987. Mary holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as the general insurance license. She has extensive experience in all areas of operations and administration. Mary served on the firm’s Branch Operations Council from 2007 to 2009.
Mary volunteers for the USO. Mary and her husband, Gary, enjoy spending time with their family their 5 dogs.
Lisa began her career with Janney Montgomery Scott in July of 2008. Lisa holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as the general insurance license. Prior to joining the Carolina Wealth Advisors team in February of 2013, Lisa worked in branch operations in the Charlotte office.
Lisa and her husband, Daniel have 6 grown children and 2 wonderful daughters-in-law along with Binks and Lana, their fur babies.
Linda began her career in the financial services industry in 1988 after completing her MBA degree. Linda holds the FINRA Series 7, 8, 63 and 65 licenses. She joined Janney in 2004 when they opened their first branch office in South Carolina. She has extensive experience in all areas of branch operations and administration.
Linda and her husband, Jeff, enjoy traveling with their 2 dogs, spending time with their family, and being very active in their church.
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.
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.
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