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. 

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David Banks
AWMA® | Executive Vice President / Investments, Financial Advisor
About David
David has over 25 years of industry experience and joined Janney in 2002 as a founding member of the firm’s New Haven office.  Soon after he was named twice to On Wall Street Magazine “Top Advisors Under 40”.  Janney has honored him with the “Financial Consultant Award of Excellence”, which is the highest award that an advisor can receive within the firm.  It recognizes unsurpassed expertise, client service, and leadership within the office and in the community. David has also served on Janney Montgomery Scott’s Board of Managers; the Firm’s Chairman’s Council and is currently a member of the Firm’s CEO Roundtable. 
David is graduate of Fairfield University (BA Economics, May 1990) and holds the advanced designation of Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Founder and Board Member of F.O.C.U.S,(For  Our Children’s Unlimited Success) a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to raise funds to provide for the well-being of children living in the state of Connecticut. David has served on the Finance Committee for Saint Thomas Day School, Lantern Point Association and on the Board of the New Haven Country Club. 
David lives in North Haven with his wife of 25 years, Kerry, and their four daughters, Emma, Annie, Courtney and Claire. David and his family are fans of the New York Football Giants, Colby Women’s lacrosse, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, Bucknell Bison and the Hopkins Hilltopers. They also enjoy their beach home in Westbrook CT where they occasionally, get the chance to boat, swim, grill and relax.   

With over five hundred million dollars of client assets entrusted to his care, he provides guidance on a wide array of financial and investment matters, including customized portfolio management and consulting, retirement and financial planning, education funding and insurance planning and analysis. The goal is to help clients build and preserve long-term wealth by understanding objectives, resources and time horizons. Prudent investment principles are applied to formulate a personalized financial plan, using a variety of investment vehicles. Asset allocation is reviewed regularly and can be refined as personal circumstances change. David welcomes the opportunity to foster a team approach by consulting with clients' legal and tax advisors when appropriate. Providing personalized service and helping clients achieve long-term success is paramount to his mission.
2010 Financial Advisor of the Year
Congratulations to A. David Banks, as recipient of the firm’s 2010 Financial Consultant of The Year Award. This is the firm’s top honor, awarded in recognition of A. David Banks outstanding dedication and commitment to his clients.
Honors & Recognition
  • 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
Investment Management Consultants Association - Member

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Jennifer Hawkins
Account Executive
About Jennifer
With over 20 years of securities industry experience, Jennifer previously worked for the NASDAQ Stock Market as a technology liaison to top tier firms. She focused on product development while working with exchange member firms, technology services, engineering and marketing. Jennifer joined The Banks Group in 2010 and rose to Account Executive in 2018. She holds her Series 7(General Securities), Series 63(Model State Securities) and Series 66 (Uniform State Securities) licenses. Jennifer oversees the entire team’s operational, preparation and implementation processes. She is a liaison to accountants and attorneys on Tax and Estate matters, and assists with portfolio transactions, fact gathering, retirement planning, marketing and technology.
Jennifer is an active member of the West Haven High School Football Touchdown Club where she helps to raise funds for the team by planning fundraisers and events. She is also is involved in F.O.C.U.S (For Our Children’s Unlimited Success) organizing, marketing and providing logistics for their annual charity golf outing. She and her husband, Bob, have been married for more than 20 years and are the parents of two active sons. Jennifer having spent the better part of the last 20 years traveling from one sporting event to another, still enjoys West Haven High School Football and the New York Yankees

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Lisa Guglielmi
Private Client Associate
About Lisa
Lisa has worked in the financial services industry for over thirty years and has been integral part of David’s practice since 1997. She joined Janney Montgomery Scott in 2002 helping co-found the New Haven office. Lisa provides administrative support for the entire team assisting in all aspects of client service. She executes the Firm’s important processes and procedures while managing client’s documents and requests through each stage of their cycle. From account opening, implementation, maintenance, data management, scheduling or just a friendly voice on the phone, she can and has done it all.
Lisa and her husband, Guy, reside in Branford CT where they raise their two daughters, Marissa and Jenna, and their Yorkshire terrier, Toby. Both girls are active softball and ice hockey players whose games and tournaments keep them busy and at times traveling around the country.  Lisa is the co-founder of Hockey Helps the Hungry, raising donations for over 2,500 pounds of food for the past 3 years for the CT Food Bank.
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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Dan Wantrobski, CMT®
Managing Director, Director of Research
About Dan

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.

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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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Emily Wernly, CFP®
About Emily

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

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Greg Drahuschak
Market Strategist
About Greg

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.

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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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Kim (Termine) Beil, CFP®
Vice President, Director of Managed and Insured Solutions Group
About Kim

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.

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Laura Medigovich CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CTFA, CMC®
Vice President, Senior Financial Planner
About Laura

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.

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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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Martin Schamis, CFP®, MBA
Vice President, Head of Wealth Planning
About Martin

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.

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Mike Halloran, CFA
Equity Strategist
About Mike

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.

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