President and Chief Investment Officer
Institutional Plan Fiduciary Consultant
Peter is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Peter began his finance career at Bank Brussels Lambert located in New York City as a currency trader. With success, Peter was promoted to Vice President of Risk Management and was responsible for the Foreign Exchange desk, proprietary currency trading and strategic positioning for the bank’s portfolio. Peter then joined the Capital Markets team to focus on currency futures and options, interest rate swaps, derivatives and emerging market products. After ten exciting years in banking and trading, Peter's career focus changed when he joined Smith Barney as a Financial Advisor in 1999.
At Smith Barney, Peter’s network of banking professionals allowed him to build a sizable wealth management business. Peter utilized tools available to assist clients with developing balanced investment portfolios as part of their financial plan, which also included education and retirement planning strategies. In 2004, Peter attained the firm’s Financial Planning Specialist designation and was asked to be the branch liaison for Smith Barney Asset Management and Consulting Group services. Peter was also proud to initiate the practice of hiring local college interns within the branches at Smith Barney. A number of his interns were well regarded and were offered full-time positions upon graduation. Some continue to work in the business today, including Michael McCarthy whom is currently employed as the Operations Manager at Bridgehaven Financial Advisors.
In 2006, Peter embarked on an association with Wachovia Securities Financial Network, LLC to create an independent financial advisory practice named Bridgehaven Financial Advisors. With the acquisition of Wachovia by Wells Fargo in December 2008, our association changed to Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. Bridgehaven Financial Advisors currently serves high net worth individuals, business owners and corporations with a mission of providing unparalleled service as we continuously deliver comprehensive wealth management strategies.
As President and Branch Manager of Bridgehaven Financial Advisors, Peter is responsible for managing the business relationship with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network and is also responsible for the compliance requirements of the practice. In addition, Peter maintains a consultative approach and long-term vision as he builds deep relationships with his clients and their families. Peter's focus includes adding value in the areas of investment planning, retirement planning, estate and trust strategies, education funding, equity strategy, professional money management, alternative investments, life insurance, annuities, and providing access to lending services through Wells Fargo affiliates. Peter has passed Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63, and 65 security registration exams. He is licensed as an insurance professional with experience in Life, Health, Disability and Long-Term Care insurance. Peter has attained the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) professional designation from the American College in May 2016 and is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). In addition, Peter earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional designation in 2021.
Peter resides in Berkeley Heights, NJ with his wife of over 25 years and has three grown children, Frank, Christina and Michael. Peter enjoys the beach, traveling with his family and playing golf when time permits.
As Branch Manager, Peter Bruno is currently securities licensed in 34 states including his home state of domicile and principal place of business, New Jersey.
CA Insurance License Number: 0G97375. Resident State NJ.
After more than 25 successful years with legacy firms A.G. Edwards & Sons, Wachovia Securities, and then Wells Fargo Advisors, Peter joined the team at Bridgehaven Financial Advisors as Executive Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor. The transition to Bridgehaven Financial Advisors was an easy one for Peter and his existing clients, since the company continues to be associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
Peter earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Master of Business Management from the City University of New York. Between degrees, he achieved the Professional Engineer designation from the State of New Jersey. Peter melds a unique blend of his science, financial, and professional background in all dealings with clients.
After raising three children to adulthood, Peter and his wife, Emma, have been rewarded with five grandchildren. Outside of the office, you will find Peter engaged with his extended family or focusing on his golf game.
After graduating from Washington and Jefferson College with a Bachelor of Science with a degree in Business Management. Jason began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1988 on the corporate bond trading desk and then found his way into the financial advisory program. In 2001, Jason then transitioned his business to the Private Client Group of UBS in Westfield, NJ and again in 2008 as he joined Morgan Stanley to offer his clients more innovative products and services.
In 2019, Jason became part of a larger team as he moved his practice to Bridgehaven Financial Advisors, an independent company affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. At Bridgehaven, Jason is able to leverage team resources and the wealth management platform to deliver holistic strategies and services to affluent families and closely held businesses.
Jason grew up in Brooklyn and now resides in Westfield, NJ with his wife Nadine and two children, Allison and David. Jason is an avid tennis player and will ski throughout the winter months when possible. In addition, Jason is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to audio and visual technology. If you are looking for more information on the latest and greatest gadgets, Jason may be a great resource for you.
After graduating from Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Mark began his career with Merrill Lynch in 1993 within the Corporate Institutional Client Group. He then transitioned to the Private Client Group of UBS in 2003 with his brother-in-law, Fred Jaramillo. In 2010, Mark and Fred joined Morgan Stanley to create the Rodrick Jaramillo Group as they expanded services beyond traditional investments. Mark cultivated strong long term relationships with his network of business contacts and non-profit organizations to help build their advisory practice.
In 2019, Mark and Fred became part of a larger team as they moved their practice to Bridgehaven Financial Advisors, an independent company affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. At Bridgehaven, Mark is able to leverage an excellent wealth management platform to deliver holistic strategies and services to affluent families, closely held businesses and non-profit organizations.
Mark has always been charitably inclined and continues to volunteer in numerous capacities for various philanthropic organizations. Mark is member on the Board of Trustees for the Hudson County Community College Foundation and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University as well as Chairman of the Board for the Jersey City Museum.
Mark was born and raised in Jersey City, where he met his wife Nancy. He now lives in Springfield, NJ and has two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Rachel. When time allows, you will find Mark deep-sea fishing on his boat.
CA Insurance License Number: 0L46739. Resident State NJ.
After graduating from Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Fred began his career with UBS PaineWebber in 2000 as an internal auditor within the compliance department. He then transitioned into wealth management at UBS in 2003 and teamed up with his brother-in-law, Mark Rodrick. In 2006, Fred attained an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, after a rigorous study program Fred earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2007. In 2010, Fred and Mark joined Morgan Stanley to create the Rodrick Jaramillo Group as they expanded services beyond traditional investments. As a CFP® professional, Fred is committed to working in one’s best interest as he provides sound investment advice and builds comprehensive financial plans for clients.
In 2019, Fred and Mark became part of a larger team as they moved their practice to Bridgehaven Financial Advisors, an independent company affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. At Bridgehaven, Fred is able to leverage the product and service platform and deliver holistic wealth management strategies to affluent families, closely held businesses and non-profit organizations.
Fred lives in Springfield, NJ with his wife Lisa and his two children, Christian and Anna. As an avid sports fan, you may find Fred at the stadium supporting the New York Mets and the New York Jets. In addition, Fred enjoys taking road trips with his family as they explore various parts of the country.
CA Insurance License Number: 0L43542. Resident State NJ.
Anthony grew up in Brooklyn and began his Wall Street career in 1993. After seventeen years of working in New York City, Anthony joined the Westfield NJ office of Morgan Stanley. A decade later he moved his practice and became part of a larger team at Bridgehaven Financial Advisors, an independent company affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. Anthony focuses on wealth management for individuals specializing in relevant growth portfolios and an array of income investments. Building individually tailored portfolios and establishing close relationships with his clientele is his passion.
Anthony lives in Clark, NJ with his wife, Nickie, and their two children, Anthony Jr. and Sofia, along with Douglas the dog. Anthony spent many years coaching his son’s travel baseball team and is an avid sports fan. Anthony is a Master Mason, can be seen on the golf course a few times a year and has been known to play poker and other card games occasionally. He also enjoys cooking and traveling.
Michael graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park, New Jersey with a degree in Finance and Economics. During his schooling, Michael acquired an internship with Smith Barney which sparked his interest in financial services. Upon graduation in 2004, Michael was hired by Smith Barney for a full-time position as a Client Service Associate. While at Smith Barney, Michael obtained Series 7, 63 and 65 security registrations with the intent of pursuing a career as a financial professional.
In 2006, Michael joined Bridgehaven Financial Advisors as Operations Manager and Senior Registered Associate. Michael works collaboratively with the entire advisory team and oversees the entire client experience from beginning to end. Michael provides continuous operational and transactional support while ensuring all complex client needs are addressed in the most efficient manner.
Also as part of Bridgehaven Fiduciary Partners, Michael assumes the role of Senior Investment Analyst. Michael works side-by-side with Peter as he provides preliminary research and analysis on all investments with regard to selection and recommendation.
Away from the office, Michael enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Amy, and his son Finnegan along with their pitbull rescue dog, Milo.
Cathy joined Bridgehaven Financial Advisors in November of 2014 as Branch Administrator. Having worked with Peter Bruno at Bank Brussels Lambert in the 1990s, Cathy remained a longtime friend and client of Peter’s until the opportunity arose for her to join the Bridgehaven family as the company expanded. Amongst her duties of managing the branch calendar and ensuring the office runs smoothly, Cathy may be the first person you hear or see when reaching out to the office. For those that come and visit us, Cathy will be happy to prepare a light breakfast or lunch as we conduct client meetings.
After leaving the financial industry in the early 2000s to raise her children, Cathy worked as a Religion Education Teacher and Office Assistant at Saint Andrews Church in Avenel, NJ. Prior to that, Cathy was employed by ING Barings Corporation and Bank Brussels Lambert on Wall Street. As Vice President of Treasury, Cathy was responsible for capital generation utilized to fund company operations including loans, foreign exchange, and corporate bond purchases. She also initiated interbank currency borrowing and lending through federal funds and traded short-term bond futures.
Cathy spends her free time with her two children, Alice and Michael, and volunteers regularly at the Robert Mascenik Elementary School in Iselin, NJ.
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