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"If you want to know your past-look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future-look into your present actions."
--Chinese Proverb

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 and consultation.
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Lawrence D. Hunt
First Vice President / Wealth Management, Branch Manager
About Lawrence

Larry serves as First Vice President and Branch Manager of the McMurray office of Janney Montgomery Scott. Larry has been serving the investment needs of clients for more than 40 years, and has been with Janney for most of this time. He began his career in the Washington, PA office of Parker/Hunter Incorporated before joining his branch manager, Robert Kunkle, in the opening of the first Janney branch in Western PA.


A graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, Larry holds a B.A. in Economics.


Larry and his wife, Maria, live in Washington and have two children, Lauren and Larry II. Larry enjoys travelling with family. An avid golfer, he is a member of the Nemacolin Country Club where he is a three-time champion. He has also served on the board of Nemacolin Country Club.

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E. J. Vilsack, AWMA®
Vice President / Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About E.

E.J. Vilsack has been serving the investment needs of clients for over 30 years. He utilizes the services of Janney's specialists to recommend investment portfolios designed to meet the specific needs of each individual client.


Recognizing the increasing complexities of the many investment vehicles available today, E.J. obtained his Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ designation through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has completed advanced training on Point & Figure Technical Analysis through Dorsey Wright & Associates and also holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


E.J. joined Janney in 2000, drawn to the Firm's regional size and family-style culture. He previously held the position of vice president and general manager at an industrial supply company. In the community, E.J. served as a former board member of the South Hills Chamber of Commerce, Peters Township Junior Football Association and Peters Township Girls' Youth Lacrosse. He has coached youth baseball and has also been active in the Epsilon Eta Alumni Corporation for the Theta Chi Fraternity, which he co-founded.


In his free time, E.J. enjoys golfing, exercising and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Joseph, Gina, Michael and Maria.

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Cynthia Franceschi
Private Client Assistant
About Cynthia
Cindy began her career at Mellon Bank, working in the Operations Department in the Safekeeping area before being promoted to the Trust Department in the custody area. She joined Janney in 1997 where she is often the first point of contact for clients, answering questions and performing the administrative duties necessary in helping to maintain client accounts.

Cindy and her husband, Steve, have two sons; Steve, who graduated with a major in English, and Matt, who graduated with a degree in accounting. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising and vacationing at the beach.
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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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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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Jay L. Guyer, CFP®
Vice President, Senior Financial Planner
About Jay

Jay Guyer serves as Vice President, Senior Financial Planner in Janney Montgomery Scott’s Wealth Planning Department. He focuses on supporting the advanced financial planning efforts for the Firm’s Western region. In his role, Mr. Guyer serves as a resource for Financial Advisors working with complex client-planning needs to assist clients with meeting their goals and objectives. Mr. Guyer is based in Janney’s Pittsburgh, PA office.

 

Mr. Guyer has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Janney from M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust, where he served as a Senior Financial Planner supporting their Western Pennsylvania and New York branches. Prior to M&T Bank, he spent time as the Director of Financial Planning with Omega Bank in State College, PA. He also served as a Financial Planner with The Vanguard Group.

 

Mr. Guyer is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). He also holds his Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses and earned the Pennsylvania Life, Accident & Health, Fixed and Variable Annuity licenses. Mr. Guyer received his JD and LLM in Tax Law from Taft Law School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Juniata College.

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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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