Our Team

Our team—Tim Sullivan, Paul Sullivan, Chris Peters, Nick Russillo, Troy Russillo, Janice Kycia and Emily Derikito—brings years of professional experience to Sullivan & Russillo Wealth Advisors, and together we work tirelessly to recommend comprehensive, coordinated and seamless solutions to our clients.

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Timothy J. Sullivan
Senior Vice President/ Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Timothy

Timothy J. Sullivan is a Senior Vice President/Wealth Management. Tim’s career began in 1967 as a stockbroker with Paine

Webber (now U.B.S.), and has focused heavily on assisting local organizations and individuals manage their pension funds,

endowments, IRAs, 401(k), and 403(b) retirement plans.

The Sullivan Investment Group of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

currently works directly with over 25 retirement plans, many of whom have been clients for 15 or more years. Tim’s business

model is the backbone of the Sullivan Investment Group.


This business model includes in depth investment research,

comprehensive cost analysis and extensive servicing. The Sullivan Investment Group, following Tim’s leadership, understands that

ongoing communication, service and frequent investment reviews are paramount to the success of his clients’ wealth and his team.

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Nicholas F. Russillo, AAMS®
Senior Vice President / Investments, Financial Advisor
About Nicholas

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago" - Warren Buffet

 

Nick focuses on providing retirement strategies for clients nearing or having reached retirement. By partnering with the Wealth Planning team at Janney, he provides a complete financial picture for the team's clients. In addition to designing a comprehensive financial plan, he helps to implement the appropriate changes required to manage risk in investment portfolios. This process helps keep the focus directed toward achieving long-term financial goals.

 

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Nick serves as a Senior Vice President / Investments and Compass Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Janney in 2007, Nick was a Senior Portfolio Manager with Advest and Merrill Lynch. He firmly adheres to a dynamic, client-centric philosophy which helps him toward meeting his clients' ever-changing needs. He sees client communication and education as the cornerstones of investing success.

 

Nick is a graduate of Roger Williams University. He also holds the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®) through the College for Financial Planning. Nick also holds securities and insurance licenses in various states.

Most recently, Nick completed the Retirement Income Planning Certificate Program through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and now holds the Retirement Income Planning Certification.

 

In his spare time, Nick enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid fly fisherman and enjoys golf. He is active in the community, serving as a volunteer with several community service and charitable organizations, including Chariots of Hope, Connecticut Sled Hockey and the West Hartford Food Pantry. Nick is a life-long resident of Connecticut and lives in West Hartford with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, a son and daughter.


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Paul E. Sullivan
First Vice President/ Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Paul

Paul E. Sullivan is a First Vice President/Wealth Management and has worked in investments for over 20 years. Paul holds a

B.A. from Providence College and has his Series 7, 63, and 65. His expertise is in monitoring the array of investment vehicles

for our clients, both institutional and individual, and locating and communicating market trends and superior management

styles within this universe.

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Christopher M. Peters
Vice President/ Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Christopher

Christopher M. Peters is a Vice President/Wealth Management and has been part of the Sullivan Investment Group for over a

decade. Chris holds a B.A. from Roger Williams University and has his Series 7 and 66. Chris understands the needs of his clients

and enjoys working with individual participants “one on one” in an effort to create a unique strategy for each personal situation.

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Troy Russillo, CFP®
Account Executive
About Troy

As an Account Executive, Troy is an essential team member with a wealth of knowledge directly applicable to financial planning. He is Series 7, Series 6, and Series 63 registered, and in 2022, Troy earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Troy can design fully comprehensive plans for his clients.


Prior to joining Janney, he spent six years at MFS Investment Management. During his tenure at MFS, he gained experience as a Defined Contribution Specialist and honed his skills in serving 401(k) sponsors and participants. In 2016, he graduated from Keene State College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics.


Troy currently resides in West Hartford, CT. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing golf and enjoys travelling to destinations far and wide for unique golfing experiences. In addition to golf, Troy can be found fishing, enjoying concerts, and cheering on his favorite Boston teams.


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Janice G. Kycia
Senior Registered Private Client Assistant
About Janice

Janice G. Kycia is a Senior Registered Private Client Assistant and has worked in the industry for over 30 years. Janice holds

a B.S. from Central Connecticut State University and has a Series 7 and 66. Janice’s primary role is to assist in all aspects of

client services.

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Emily Derikito
Registered Private Client Associate
About Emily

Emily joined the Janney team in 2021 and holds a SIE, Series 7 and Series 66 license. As a graduate of The Ohio State University, she obtained her Bachelor of Art in journalism in 2020.


Formerly a lifetime resident of Ohio, Emily recently moved to Connecticut to begin her career in financial services. Outside of the office, she can be found hiking, traveling, baking, and exploring the New England area. On Saturdays, you can find her cheering on her alma mater – go Buckeyes!


Supported By

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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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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Jessica Landis, CFP®, ChFC®
Vice President, Head of Investment Solutions
About Jessica

Jessica Landis is responsible for overseeing the ongoing marketing and support of all investment and insurance company solutions as well as the firm’s retail equity, option, preferred, and fixed income trading efforts. Prior to being promoted, Jessica served as Janney’s Director of Financial Planning, where she led the day-to-day management and operations of the Firm’s Wealth Planning Team. Under her leadership, the team won a 2018 WealthManagement.com Industry Award in the technology category for the launch and development of Janney’s comprehensive financial planning platform.

 

Jessica joined Janney in 2016 after serving as a Financial Advisor with Legacy Planning Partners. During her six-year tenure at Legacy, she was part of an advisory team with a focus on comprehensive financial planning. Her role included designing financial plans, determining product solutions and educating clients on the different solutions to help reach their financial goals. She specialized in working with pre-retirees and on multi-generational plans, with a focus on strengthening the customer relationship through the financial planning process. As a Financial Advisor, Jessica was also a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table.

 

Jessica regularly authors articles on various financial planning topics for Janney and is frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance, and NerdWallet. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®) professional Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and is currently enrolled in the SIFMA Securities Industries Institute program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Finance. She holds her Series 7, 66 and Life Accident and Health licenses.

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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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