Our Team
"Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests."
-Derek Jeter

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, planning, and consultation.
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Thomas J. Urban
Senior Vice President / Wealth Management, Complex Manager
About Thomas

Thomas J. Urban has a long and established history of providing his clients with personalized investment strategies for their diverse financial needs. Today, he serves as Senior Vice President and Complex Manager of the Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, Florida offices of Janney Montgomery Scott. With over 185 years of experience, Janney’s excellent reputation, built out of integrity and respect, fit well into Tom’s business vision. He has served on the Branch Manager’s Council at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC for several years. was named Branch Manager of the year at Janney, and has earned the honor twice for Top 100 managers by On Wall Street magazine.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Tom began in the financial service industry in 1993. Since joining Janney in November of 2006, Tom has grown his business through a commitment to providing superior advisory based services* to his clients. He takes a comprehensive approach to investment planning by concentrating on building asset allocated portfolios, which moves his clients towards both their short and long-term financial objectives. This strategic approach allows Tom to react to changes in market conditions, changes to investment objectives, or changes in one’s life goals, in a timely and effective manner. Tom will make himself available to his clients to answer any question and believes his role is to guide and educate through this often complicated and stressful investment process.

 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

 

He has earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University majoring in Accounting and Finance. Tom stays very active in his community by volunteering his time to coach little league baseball in North Palm Beach. He has helped coach his team to back to back State championships, which he is very proud of achieving. Tom sponsors and plays on Janney's softball team. He is also a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Loyal order of Moose and a member of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. Also, in his free time, Tom enjoys working out by doing CrossFit, as well as taking his Harley Davidson out for a cruise. He enjoys spending time with his wife Juli and their three beautiful children, Courtney, Tommy and Joey. The family always looks forward to their annual skiing trip to Vermont.

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Barry Falk
First Vice President / Investments, Financial Advisor
About Barry
With 35 years of industry experience, Barry has helped his clients adjust their investment portfolio toward their changing needs. Each need and concern addressed is thoroughly discussed before being integrated into the appropriate strategy. With previous experience at Smith Barney, Paine Webber and Prudential, Barry joined Janney in 2002, attracted to the firm's reputation. He offers his clients a full breadth of investment options specializing in fixed income products. Barry also offers retirement planning, insurance planning, annuities, mutual funds, tax-free and taxable bonds and equity investments. Barry is Series 6, 7, 52, 63, 65, and Life and Annuities licensed.

Barry enjoys traveling where he can experience different cultures. In the community, he spends time coaching. He has four children and 10 grandchildren.
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Thomas J. Urban, Jr.
Financial Advisor
About Thomas

Tommy began his career at Janney as an intern before becoming a full-time team member. He holds the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) and his Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses. In his current role on the team, Tommy organizes client account records and manages client information. His leadership skills were invaluable in his experience as Manager/Food Ordering Coordinator. Tommy's responsibilities covered organization of staff schedules, carry-out closing procedures, tip documentation, food and beverages inventory.


A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Tommy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance with core courses in Equity and Capital Markets, Management of Organizations, Investments, Business Law, Business Finance and Operations Management. He also played on various UCF Intramural teams including basketball and co-ed softball. Tom holds an Excel Certificate in REEFM.


Tommy's community activities have included Excel (STEM) Program at the University of Central Florida and Habitat for Humanity.

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Samer Alnaham
Branch Operations Manager
About Samer

Samer has been with Janney since 2010, working in a number of departments before becoming Branch Operations Manager in the Palm Beach office. At the branch level, he works with all office staff to ensure compliance with company standards and industry regulations, as well as providing assistance maintaining branch facilities operations. Samer holds Series 7, 9, 10, 63, and 65 licenses.


A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Samer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a specialization in Finance. His community activities have included organizing toy drives with child advocates in Philadelphia during the holidays, Miracle League in PB and the Great Cycle Challenge to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. Away from the office he also enjoys weight lifting and playing basketball. Samer and his wife, Jennifer, live in the Palm Beach area.

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Richard F. Scamorza
Senior Registered Private Client Assistant
About Richard
Richard serves as Senior Registered Private Client Assistant, supporting the financial advisors in their practice of helping clients toward meeting their financial objectives. In his role, his approach to his service level positions clients as the first and primary responsibility, working to maintain their trust and loyalties. Joining Janney in 2007, Richard is able to provide excellent client service honed from his 33 years of experience working in a broad range of industries. His previous work experience includes Auditor Reliance Insurance Co., Auditor Independence Insurance Audit Group, Manager, Source One Employment Agency, Special Event Contractor, Sunshine Special Events Inc. President/Owner, Production Manager Delta “T” Systems, Paine Webber and HRB Financial Advisor. The experience of starting his own corporation, owning rental real estate, working with small and large corporations, as well as local, state and government contracts as well as working with both sports and celebrity personalities carries over into his interaction with Janney clients. Richard is Series 7, 63, 65 and Florida Insurance licensed.

Richard and his wife, JoAnn, have known each other since elementary school. They have two children, Anthony and Lisa, and six grandchildren, Anthony, Daniella, Enzo, Isabella, Vincent and Gianna. Away from the office, Richard enjoys all sports, especially golf, tennis, boating and fishing.
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Tricia Flejter
Private Client Associate
About Tricia
Patricia (Tricia) Flejter joined Janney in early 2020. Tricia plays an integral role in the smooth operation of the team’s business practice. Tricia is often the first point of contact for the clients where she answers clients’ questions regarding their accounts and assists in the preparation of portfolios for review with the advisors. These attributes are key to enriching the client experience of working with the team.
 
Tricia brings to Janney a diverse background working with marketing, finance and development teams. At Palm Beach Atlantic University, she worked with the Vice President of Development responsible for managing university donor relations, campaign and donor reports and coordinating Scholarship Day and LeMieux Center for Public Policy events. She holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University, majoring in Finance with a minor in Business Administration.
 
Active in her community, Tricia is a volunteer at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, a member of Blue Friends Society of Loggerhead Marine Life Center and a member of Hard Exercise Works.
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