Dan serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to founding Vigilant, Dan was a Vice President in the Mergers & Strategic Advisory Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York. He advised corporations on a broad range of financial and strategic transactions, including public equity and debt offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings. Dan received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA in Economics from Boston College where he was Co-Captain of the golf team. He was appointed to the national Schwab Advisor Services Advisory Board in 2017. He also previously served as chair of the board of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. Dan lives in Stratham, NH with his wife, Amy, and their daughters, Madeline and Eiley.
Scott serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. He leads the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to founding Vigilant, Scott was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Fleet Investment Advisors where he managed investment portfolios for high net worth individuals, non profit organizations and institutional clients. Scott holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the CFA® Institute. He currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire. Scott earned a BS in Business Administration and Finance from the University of New Hampshire. Scott lives in Greenland, NH with his wife Terry, their son, Kyle, and daughter, Jinae.
Jeff serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. Prior to founding Vigilant, Jeff was a Vice President of Fleet Private Clients Group, where he worked exclusively with high net worth clients. Previously, he was an attorney at Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios in Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Chase Manhattan Bank’s Management Training Program. Jeff is a former board member of the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes and the Falmouth Little League. Jeff earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and an A.B. in English from Dartmouth College. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. He lives in Falmouth, ME with his wife, Amy, and their daughters, Avery and Elliott.
Wealth Advisory Services
The Wealth Advisor is responsible for servicing our client families and engaging them in our comprehensive wealth-planning process. In serving our clients, the Wealth Advisor is responsible for establishing a relationship with our client families so that we understand what each family is trying to accomplish from a financial perspective. With this knowledge, the Wealth Advisor is better able to engage each family in extensive, holistic wealth planning, the primary purpose of which is to establish a context within which each client’s portfolio is managed. This typically includes interaction with our clients’ advisors, including their CPAs, corporate and estate-planning attorneys and insurance providers. Each client relationship is matched with a Wealth Advisor.
Larry serves clients as a Wealth Advisor and is the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Vigilant, Larry served as President and CEO and was a member of the Board of Directors of Acadia Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of Camden National Corporation. As CEO, he had overall strategic and operational responsibility for the firm’s investment management, trust, retirement plan and advisory services. He also directed the activities of the brokerage division of Camden National Bank. During his tenure at Acadia Trust, Larry managed portfolios for high net worth individuals, non-profits and endowments, and retirement plan accounts. Larry earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Maine. He completed the College for Financial Planning professional education program and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. Larry is a member of the University of Maine Business School Advisory Board, current member and past President of the Maine Estate Planning Council, former President of the Scarborough Boys Lacrosse Booster Club and previous 10-year board member of the YMCA of Southern Maine. Larry resides in Scarborough, ME with his wife, Brenda, and their children.
Bill serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. Prior to joining Vigilant, Bill was a Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at People’s United Bank, where he worked with high net worth individuals and families. Bill received his BA from Providence College. He completed the Florida State University Financial Planning Program and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. In addition, Bill has earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™). He is the former Chair of the Board of the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England, a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council and serves in various capacities on non-profit boards in New Hampshire. Bill lives in North Hampton, NH with his wife Margaret and their daughters, Caroline, Josie, Annie and Millie.
Chris serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. Prior to joining Vigilant, Chris was a financial planner for a Boston firm where he worked with high net worth individuals. Chris received his BS in Economics & Finance from Bentley University, completed the Boston University Financial Planning Program and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Chris is the current President of the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England, is a member of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, and Treasurer for the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk. In his free time he enjoys golfing and outdoor time with his family. Chris lives in Kennebunk, ME with his wife Amanda and daughter Parker.
Hope serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. She started her career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. working with high net worth clients, and was a Vice President at Banknorth Investment Management Group. More recently she worked at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where she focused on wealth planning.
Hope earned her MBA in Paris, France at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausées (ENPC) and an A.B. in English Literature at Dartmouth College. Hope completed the Boston University Financial Planning Program and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. An avid skier and former lacrosse player, she has remained active in both sports, and has helped out with the Seacoast Lacrosse League in various capacities over the years. Hope is the President of Dartmouth Club of the Seacoast, a member of the Dartmouth Alumni Council, a past board member of Womenaid of Greater Portsmouth, and Co-Founder of Harbor Forum. She lives in Portsmouth with her husband Chip and their two children.
Izzy is responsible for client development. Prior to joining Vigilant, Izzy was a Senior Regional Director at Chicago-based institutional investment firm, William Blair. She was working with registered investment advisory firms, trust departments of banks and financial advisors optimizing client portfolios, educating clients on market conditions and increasing client relationships. Izzy started her career at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York trading bank loans in their corporate bond division and later went on to work closely with financial advisors at asset management firms, Rorer Asset Management in Philadelphia and Roosevelt Investments in New York. Izzy received her BS in Finance and Marketing at Boston College where she also served as President of the Women’s Rugby Team. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and has her Certified Investment Management Analyst certification. She is also a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute. In her free time she is a member of the Direct Appeal Committee at Ambrose Elementary School and a coach of youth soccer. Izzy and her family enjoy hiking, kayaking, boating and skiing in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine. She lives in Winchester, MA with her husband, Dave, children Danielle and Joey and dog, Moxie.
James serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. Prior to joining Vigilant, James was Regional Sales Director for Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a global asset manager based in Boston, where he represented a diverse lineup of investments. Previously, James was Financial Advisor in Exeter, NH, where he helped families on the Seacoast achieve their financial goals. James received his BA from the University of New Hampshire, completed the College for Financial Planning education program and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner. In his free time, James enjoys skiing, golfing, cooking, and spending time with his family. James lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife, Cara, and son, Tommy.
Micah serves clients as a Wealth Advisor. Prior to joining Vigilant, Micah worked with high net worth individuals in both portfolio management and wealth planning capacities for a firm in the Portland area. Micah received his BS in Finance and Accounting and Master of Science in Accounting at Boston College. He began his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP, performing assurance and mergers & acquisitions due diligence services. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Micah serves on the Board of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA® Society Maine. He enjoys running and golfing and lives in South Portland with his wife, Nicole, and their daughters, Hannah and Charlie.
The Portfolio Manager is responsible for two primary functions: portfolio management and investment research. In serving our client families, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and active management of separately-managed investment portfolios, following the strategic guidance provided by the Firm’s Investment Policy Committee (IPC). Each Portfolio Manager serves as a member of the Firm’s IPC and may be an active contributor to the investment-research process; in that capacity, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for fundamental research and analysis of equity and credit securities within specific sectors of the financial markets. Each client relationship is matched with a Portfolio Manager.
Chris serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to joining Vigilant, Chris was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Acadia Trust, N.A. As Managing Director, Chris provided leadership to the company regarding investment management, client relationships, and business development. Concurrently as Chief Investment Officer, Chris led the company’s investment and research process, investment committee meetings, and portfolio management process. He also managed portfolios for high net worth individuals, trust accounts, and non-profit endowment funds. Chris earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Maine Chapter of the CFA® Institute. An avid runner, Chris has completed twenty-seven marathons and three Ironman triathlons. He lives in Scarborough, ME with his wife, Cari, their two boys Noah and Caleb, and their daughter, Harper.
Jean serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and she is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. Prior to joining Vigilant in 2011, Jean spent 18 years at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Boston. For 11 of those years, Jean served clients as a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager, working exclusively with high net worth individuals and families.
Jean sits on the Board of Directors of the Newburyport Bank as well as the Newburyport Art Association. Jean also sits on the Finance Committee at Anna Jacques Hospital and is a member of the Town of West Newbury Investment Policy Committee. Jean earned her MBA from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and a BS in Finance with a minor in Political Science from Merrimack College. Jean lives in West Newbury, MA with her husband, Chris, their daughter, Sarah, and their sons, Austin and Robert.
Sam serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to joining Vigilant, Sam was an Investment Director at RS Investments. Sam holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and the CFA Institute. Sam earned his BA in Economics from Colby College where he was captain of the Alpine Ski Team. Sam serves on the finance committee of the Seacoast Community School and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife Margaret, daughter Charlotte, twins Hayes and Eleanor, and yellow lab Winston. Sam completed the Lake Placid Ironman and spends his free time enjoying the outdoors, skiing, hiking, surfing, and biking.
Mike serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to joining Vigilant, Mike was a Vice President in the Asset Management Group of PNC and an equity research analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence. Mike holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia and the CFA Institute. Mike earned his BA in Business from Franklin & Marshall College and was a captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife, Devi, and daughter, Reese.
Endri serves clients as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Policy Committee. Prior to joining Vigilant, Endri was a Senior Trader at Prosiris Capital where he managed U.S. and European corporate and sovereign credits. Previously, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for the strategy and management of a portfolio of fixed income assets. He is an affiliate member of the CFA Society Boston and the CFA Institute. Endri earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Mathematics, and Physics from Bates College. He lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife, Allyson, their son, Nico and dog, Dingo.
Hannah serves clients as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to joining Vigilant, Hannah was a Portfolio Manager at Penobscot Financial Advisors in Portland where she handled portfolio management, equity research, and trading. Hannah holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Maine and the CFA Institute. Hannah earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The George Washington University. She lives in Portsmouth and enjoys running, skiing, and playing golf in her free time.
John serves clients as a Research Analyst and is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee. John previously worked as an Investment Intern with Vigilant, and as a Research Intern with Prime, Buchholz & Associates, Inc. John earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of New Hampshire. During his time at U.N.H., John served as a Portfolio Manager with the Atkins Investment Group, an entirely student-managed equity and fixed income portfolio. John is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst® program.
Client Relationship Administration
The Client Relationship Associate is responsible for the myriad administrative tasks associated with our client relationships. The interaction between our clients and their Client Relationship Associate begins with the account opening paperwork and deepens from there. In the client-service role, the Client Relationship Associate is a key link to the custodian of client assets and orchestrates money movement activities on our clients’ behalf, as well as many other administrative tasks. Working directly with the client Wealth Advisor, the Client Relationship Associate plays an integral role in the wealth advisory process and the implementation of certain planning outcomes. Each client relationship is matched with a Client Relationship Associate.
Ann is responsible for administrative tasks related to client relationships. Prior to joining Vigilant, Ann was a U.S./Global Fixed Income Assistant-Research and Business Information Administrator at Lazard LLC in New York. As a U.S./Global Fixed Income Assistant, Ann supported both Global and U.S. Fixed Income Directors. Ann earned the Certified Senior Advisor® designation through the Society of Certified Senior Advisors®, and her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Kelly is responsible for administrative tasks related to client relationships. Prior to joining Vigilant, Kelly was a Wealth Management Specialist at People’s United Bank where she worked with high net worth clients, non-profits, and retirement plans. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire and Personal Trust Diploma from the Center for Financial Training ™ & Education Alliance. Kelly enjoys traveling and attending live music events. She resides in Greenland, NH with her husband, Chuck, and their son, Rory.
Annie is responsible for providing administrative support to the Wealth Advisory team. Prior to joining Vigilant, Annie was Senior Portfolio Administrator and Chief Compliance Officer at HeadInvest. She attended University of Southern Maine and earned her AS in Computer Information Systems from Casco Bay College. Annie holds the FPQP™ designation through the College for Financial Planning®. She earned the Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law License in 2008 and the ABA Wealth Management & Trust Certificate through the Center for Financial Training™. She previously served 6 years as Treasurer of the South Portland Track & Cross Country Boosters. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her family. Annie resides in South Portland with her husband Faiz and their two children Arman and Ariana.
Stephanie is responsible for administrative tasks related to client relationships. Prior to joining Vigilant, Stephanie worked as a Trust Administrator at Perspecta Trust where she administered fiduciary accounts for ultra high-net-worth client families and served as a liaison between the firm’s operations, client service, and investment management teams. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire. In her free time, she enjoys reading, coaching youth tumbling classes, and volunteering in support of marine conservation.
The operational function of the firm is broken down into three functional areas, Investment Operations, Business Operations, and Information Technology.
The Investment Operations Manager oversees the firm's portfolio accounting, trade order management and performance reporting systems.
Larry is responsible for the firm’s investment operations. Prior to joining Vigilant, Larry was an Assistant Vice President at Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services office in Portland, ME. While at Citi, Larry worked in the middle-office, fund-services group. Prior to that, he held hedge fund accounting roles at BISYS Hedge Fund Services in Boston, MA and at International Fund Services in Dublin, Ireland. He earned a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University, Ireland. Larry is a member of the Portland Hurling Club and also enjoys playing soccer. Larry lives in Scarborough, ME with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters Ciara, Ava and Saoirse.
The Business Operations Manager oversees the firm's internal functions relating to human resources, financial operations, office and non-technical vendor management.
Laura is responsible for the firm’s business operations. Prior to joining Vigilant, Laura was the Director of Human Resources and Business Operations at Lake Street Advisors, LLC in Portsmouth, NH, providing leadership and strategic direction in the areas of HR, finance, IT, and office administration. Prior to that, she spent close to a decade working in both Human Resources and Client Service positions at Prime, Buchholz & Associates, Inc. in Portsmouth, NH. Laura earned an A.S. in Business Management and Human Resources Management Certificate from the University of New Hampshire. She has a Professional-in-Human Resources® certification from the HR Certification Institute and a SHRM-Certified Professional® certification from the Society of Human Resource Management. She is an active member of both the national SHRM organization and the local Seacoast Human Resource Association (SHRA) chapter. Laura lives on Great East Lake in Acton, ME with her three daughters, enjoying everything that nature and the New England seasons have to offer.
The Director of Information Technology oversees the firm's technology infrastructure, offsite technology vendors, provides onsite technology support, and manages the firm’s cyber security program.
Jeff is the Director of Information Technology. He is responsible for providing operational and strategic leadership in all areas of IT, including new-technology implementation and cyber security. Previously, Jeff was the Director of Information Technology for Mingle Health and, prior to that, he was responsible for IT Operations at American Rheinmetall Systems. Jeff holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. He resides in Kennebunk, ME and is an outdoors enthusiast; when not hiking through the remote corners of Maine and New Hampshire, he spends his time with his wife and two children, Aneesa and Adnan.
The Office Administrator provides general office and internal facing support in the areas of business and investment operations, technology, compliance and marketing.
Laura is responsible for administrative tasks related to the operations of the Portsmouth office. Prior to joining Vigilant, Laura was an Academic Advisor for undergraduate business students at Southern New Hampshire University. She earned her B.S. in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Laura lives in Dover, NH and enjoys traveling, photography, and woodworking.
Kristie is responsible for administrative tasks associated with the operations of the Portland office. Prior to joining Vigilant, Kristie was a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, from which she earned a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in German Studies. Kristie now lives in Portland, Maine and enjoys traveling, reading, and volunteering.