The Banks Group
At The Banks Group, we strive to manage our practice as an investment management and financial planning "boutique". Our Team personally develops and provides clients with personalized investment management, financial guidance and retirement planning advice. Janney Montgomery Scott’s history of strength and stability complement our client–centric approach with state of the art capabilities. Building strong relationships is essential to our goal of offering each client the best and most appropriate investment advice. David personally designs the financial and retirement plans, which are the cornerstone for portfolio construction, investment management, and periodic portfolio reviews. Working together with our clients to understand objectives, risk tolerance and goals lead to a process that drives the investment strategy, asset allocation, and plan design.
Our clients and their families entrust to our care assets of over $400,000,000 dollars and utilize the group’s knowledge on a wide array of financial and investment matters, including retirement income planning, education funding, estate planning, gifting strategies, and insured solutions. Having extensive experience in and knowledge of the bond markets, our team also assists various non-profit organizations invest an additional $ 250,000,000 in U.S. Treasury, Agency, and Municipal Bonds.
Professional advisors and existing clients are the group’s primary source of referrals, which include individuals, families, foundations, endowments, corporations, medical societies and 501(c) (3) organizations. The Banks Group welcomes the opportunity to foster a team approach and often consults with our clients' legal and tax advisors when appropriate. Providing superior service and helping clients achieve long-term success is paramount to our mission.
- On Wall Street Magazine: Top 40 Advisors Under 40
- Janney Montgomery Scott LLC - Board of Managers, Chairman’s Council, New Haven Office - Founding Member, 2009 Financial Consultant Award of Excellence
- NY Financial Managers Association Guest Speaker
- UNH - CPA Tax Seminar Feature Speaker
- For Our Children's Unlimited Success (F.O.C.U.S.) - Board of Directors
- New Haven Country Club
- St. Thomas Day School - Finance Committee
- Lantern Point Association - Treasurer
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.
Dan Wantrobski is Director of Research at Janney Montgomery Scott and has over 20 years of industry experience as a technical analyst and strategist.
Mr. Wantrobski spent the first 10 years of his career at Paine Webber and UBS, where he developed his knowledge as a technician and macro strategist following the equity, fixed income, commodity, and currency markets. He has also spent time at Fox Pitt Kelton, Bedford Quantitative, and New Albion Partners. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Wantrobski served as Janney’s technical strategist.
Mr. Wantrobski regularly comments in the media on key issues arising in the industry, with appearances in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences, including the Ernst & Young Annual Firm Conference where he has served as a guest speaker for the last five years.
Mr. Wantrobski is a Chartered Market Technician ® (CMT) and attended Villanova University, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Finance.
He currently resides in Moorestown, NJ where he volunteers as a firefighter with Relief Engine Co. 312.
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.
Emily is responsible for running Janney’s Financial Planning Software. She provides Janney Financial Advisors and Financial Planners with training and guidance on the planning software, as well as assistance creating and presenting the financial plans.
Emily joined Janney in 2018 while enrolled in Temple University’s Financial Planning Program. Prior to Janney, she worked for Leon Levy & Associates and Northwestern Mutual.
Emily graduated from Temple University with a B.S in Financial Planning & Human Resource Management. She is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Professional and holds the Series 7; Series 66; and Life, Health, Accident & Fixed Annuities Licenses
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.
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.
Kim Beil serves as Director of the Managed and Insured Solutions Group in Janney Montgomery Scott’s Wealth Management department. In this role, Ms. Beil oversees the daily activities of the Managed and Insured Solutions Group and is responsible for promoting both advisory and insured solutions for the firm.
Ms. Beil is an active member of the Firm, the industry, and is involved in several community organizations. At Janney, she is a member of the Firm’s Women’s Interactive Network (WIN). She is also a founding member for Girls on the Run Philadelphia, a non-profit program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Currently, she volunteers with the Neucrue Cancer Foundation.
A graduate of Drexel University, Mrs. Beil holds a B.S. in business administration, and has over 15 years of financial services industry experience at Janney. She is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (AWMA®), holds an insurance license, and is a LEADERSHIP Philadelphia Fellow.
In her spare time, Ms. Beil enjoys running and challenging herself in half marathons.
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.
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
Martin Schamis is responsible for the strategic direction of the Wealth Planning Team, supporting more than 850 Financial Advisors who advise Janney’s private retail client base.
Martin joined Janney from the Vanguard Group where he spent the majority of his 11-year tenure as Senior Manager of Financial Planning and Advice Services. Prior to Vanguard, Martin worked as a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley. Martin graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Art from the University of Delaware and received an MBA in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.
Mike Halloran serves as an Equity Strategist in Janney’s Investment Strategy Group. Bringing over 20 years of financial service experience to Janney’s established team of professionals, Mike analyzes all asset classes with particular emphasis on equity research.
Prior to Janney, Mike was Vice President of Market Strategy for BPU Investment Management Group, and was responsible for the development of the firm’s global outlook and implementation of numerous investment strategies. His previous experience includes performing equity research for large cap core and growth mutual funds, and working in PNC’s investment banking organization supporting M&A, high yield, private placement, loan syndication, and derivative security transactions. He is also an adjunct finance professor and former aerospace research engineer.
Mike received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.