Jim can advise clients on a wide range of financial matters including specific investment services, overall asset allocation and coordination, retirement planning, education funding, inter-generational financial planning, and life insurance. By using the right mix of investment recommendations to build their portfolio, Jim helps his clients bridge the gap between where they are now in their lives and where they ultimately want to be. He also believes education is the cornerstone for successful client relationships. The start of this relationship begins with Jim listening to his clients’ “life values” and he helps to explain ways in which they may achieve their desired goals. This plan becomes the “road map”. The long-term process includes one-on-one meetings, periodic portfolio reviews, workshops and seminars. He also helps clients plan financial equitable divorce settlements by assisting with investment valuations, spousal benefit analysis, and retirement income projections during the divorce process. Jim’s career began with Nissan Motor Corporation where he served as a Financial Field Consultant. A few years later he decided to obtain his Real Estate and Mortgage Broker’s licenses and subsequently worked for a mortgage broker and real estate developer while studying capital markets and world economics. After becoming a registered representative in the financial industry, he became a Financial Advisor for a regional brokerage firm before joining Janney. Jim has continued his professional education by obtaining the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ designation from The Wharton School of Business. His professional knowledge extends into the community. Jim had been an investment instructor with the Duval County Schools in the “Continuing Education” division. He also has been an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University, University of North Florida and most recently, FCCJ. He has taught classes to CPAs and attorneys for continuing education credits. He has also been a guest lecturer at Barnes and Noble, has a number of publishing credits. He has been a financial speaker for the local NBC and FOX news affiliates. Jim and his wife live in Jacksonville.
In 1996, I was given the opportunity to work at Prudential Securities. I was excited to work in a field that I had a fascination with and would foster my core need to help people. I worked there for 6 years and obtained my series 7 and 63 licenses. Although at the time it was rare for an assistant to have their licenses, I knew it would allow me to be able to work more closely with clients. I worked briefly at Morgan Stanley before the opportunity to join Janney opened. The firm had a wonderful reputation of helping clients achieve their goals and I especially liked the fact that Janney is one of the oldest firms on Wall Street and privately held. I was excited to further my career with this firm and it was a bonus to be able to work side by side with Jim and have him as a mentor. I started working at Janney in March of 2006, obtained my 65 license in 2019 and haven’t looked back.
I am motivated and committed to maintain an open mind, clear communication, the ability to be flexible and adaptable in our ever-changing industry. With the mindset to learn, grow and strive for excellence. I take pride in my ability to find common ground and listen attentively. I value our client’s and am dedicated to their best interest. I take pride in my unwavering determination to go above and beyond to deliver exceptional service that exceeds their expectations.
I am native of Jacksonville, FL, a foodie that loves to spend time with my family, going to the beach, gardening, being artistically creative and roller skating.
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.
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.
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