Meet Your Team

 

 

 

 

 “The financial planner and client make up a team, who respect each other and work together to map out the road to achieving a client's goals.  The members of our team are always there to offer help and advice, allowing you to implement the plan that we have created.  We are all in this together!”

 
 
 
 
Erkan Eric Afacan AIF®, CLTC®
President & Managing Principal
  • Registered Securities Principal with Cambridge Investment Reserach
  • Accredited Investent Fiduciary (AIF), having satisfied all requirements for accreditation from the Center For Fiduciary Studies in association with the Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business University of Pittsburgh
  • Life & Health Insurance licensed as well as Series 7, 24, 63
  • Over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry; having worked at UBS Financial Services and Dreyfus/Mellon Advisor Services.
  • Experienced in research; having led a special project doing industry analysis and competitive intelligence for US West Communications Inc.
  • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University School of Management.
  • Co-author of various investment and financial planning related articles.
  • Areas of interest include Long Term Care, Fundamental  & Technical Analysis, Insurance,1031 Exchanges and Alternative Investments.
  
 
 
 
Eric Delaney, CFP ®
Certified Financial Planner™
Vice President
  • 20 years experience in the financial services industry having worked at Wachovia, Wells Fargo and AXA Financial Services
  • B.A. from Rutgers University
  • Holds Life & Health Insurance licenses in NY & NJ and Series 7, 63, 65 and 66 securities licenses.
  • Experienced in many areas of financial planning including: Retirement Planning, Insurance, Investment Management and Group Benefits.
  • Affiliated with Bergen Volunteers "All Wrapped Up", Holiday gift giving program & Center for Food Action.

 

 
 
 
 
Christopher P. Bergman
Financial Consultant
 
  • 14 years experience as a Financial Advisor, with Smith Barney and PNC Investments.
  • B.S. in Finance from Seton Hall University and currently enrolled in Seton Hall's MBA program for finance.
  • Hold life and health insurance licenses as well as Series 7,63 and 65 securities licenses.
  • I reside in Westfield, NJ with my wife of 10 years, Gina and our three children, Olivia, Alex, and Tyler
     
 
 
 
Melissa Thiemann Cannizzaro CRC®, CDFA®
Managing Partner
Certified Retirement Counselor
 
 
 
 
Professional:
  • Series 7, 63, 66 and life and health insurance licensed.
  • Specializes in retirement and financial planning for individuals as well as corporations (health insurance and retirement planning). 
  • Over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, gaining valuable experience at both Pershing and UBS Financial Services.
  • Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC).
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst ( CDFA ) as recognized by the Institute For Divorce Financial Analysts.
  • As a Financial Advisor, I help people pursue their financial goals, whether they are divorcing, single or happily married.
  • As a Certified Retirement Counselor, I understand what the dynamics of life changing issues and today's complex retirement plans and laws mean to you.  I will identify appropriate retirement saving and or income strategies for your particular situation.
  • A Certified Retirement Counselor is one of the few retirement professionals today with an accredited retirement-specific certification, who has the knowledge to help American workers and retirees make informed retirement decisions.
  • Utilizing my CDFA designation, I assist my client and their attorney to understand how the decisions they make today will impact their financial future based on certain assumptions, in order to arrive at a fair divorce settlement.
  • Co-hosted seminars with many different organizations, speaking to thousands of people on a wide variety of financial and retirement planning issues.   
  • Member of The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).
Personal:
  • I live in Northern New Jersey with my husband Chris and our son.
  • I volunteer my time and assistance to numerous organizations and charities. For example, I have taught children about finances and the stock market with the Adopt A School program in Jersey City, joined the Community Resource Council in hosting health fairs for the community and I frequently speak to various women's groups about financial planning.               
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
 
 
 
Nicholas Dimitriou
Financial Consultant
Vice President
 
  • 18 Years experience as a Financial Consultant
  • Has managed over $100 million dollars in client assets
  • B.A. in Marketing and Economics from St. Peters College
  • Holds insurance licenses as well as Series 7 and 63 securities licenses
 
 
  
Sue Thompson
Financial Consultant
Vice President of Operations
  
  • 19 years of Financial Services experience having worked at Wachovia/Wells Fargo as Senior Financial Specialist and Vice President.
  • Master of Arts degree, Montclair State University
  • Bachelor of Science degree, Emerson College, Boston MA
  • Has taught Marketing Courses at Berkley College as adjunct Professor
  • Holds Life & Health insurance license, as well as Series 6, 7, 63 & 66 securities licenses.
  • Licensed Real Estate agent.
  • Affiliated with non-profit organizations: Shelter Our Sisters, Dress for Success and MS Center at Holy Name Hospital.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis W. Leskosky
Senior Wealth Manager
Vice President
1200 Walnut Bottom Rd, Suite 102
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-254-6327
 
  • 18 years of experience in the financial services industry previously worked as a securities analyst and Financial Advisor for BlackRock.
  • Specializes in: asset management and accumulation, retirement income and distribution planning, estate planning and generational wealth planning.
  • Holds Series 66 and 7 licenses
  • Certified Long Term Care Specialist
  • Lives in Carlisle, PA with wife, Laura and 2 kids, Louis and Julia
  • Lou's vision is to create lasting and multi generational relationships with clients by helping build a bridge from financial planning goals to the fullfillment of those goals.
 

 

Jennifer Ritter
Wealth Advisor
Signature FInancial Group, LLC.
1200 Walnut Bottom Rd, Suite 102
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-254-6327 ext. 101
717-254-6438 Fax
717-645-7794 Cell
 
  • Series 7, 66, Life and Health Insurance licensed.
  • Specializes in retirement and financial planning for individuals, families and medical professionals.
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Messiah College.
  • Lives in Dillsburg, PA with husband Kyle and four kids, Tristan, Olivia, Gretchen and Savannah.
  • Enjoys kayaking with the family, going to the beach and reading.