Richard A. Gallos
Managing Director - Investments
PIM Portfolio Manager
Rick is a founder of Gallos Wealth Management Group and has played a key role in the lives of his clients as a Private Wealth Financial Advisor for over 25 years. Rick and his team spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch advising clients before coming over to Wells Fargo Advisors in 2009. As a PWFA and Managing Director-Investments, Rick is among a distinct group of advisors at the firm with a history of serving the unique needs of high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations, and institutions. He focuses on tax efficient investment strategies for building client portfolios with a keen eye towards risk mitigation. As with the other members of the Gallos Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Rick has extensive experience in advising clients about structured financing and offers access to lending services through Wells Fargo affiliates. He is also among a select group of financial advisors who manage client portfolios with discretionary authority via the Private Investment Management (PIM) I program. A 1992 graduate of Lafayette College, Rick is an avid skier, golfer, biker and is an active member of his church community and local youth sports programs. Born and raised in CT, Rick and his family lived in Rye, NY for many years before relocating to Charlotte, NC in the summer of 2020 with his wife Elizabeth, and their three sons.
1 The PIM program is not appropriate for all investors. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for this program is $50,000
Michael Tolpa, CFA®, MBA
Michael is a founder of the Gallos Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors leading the asset management and investment due diligence functions for the group's two primary business lines; Private Wealth Management and Institutional Consulting. Michael's primary responsibilities include portfolio management and construction, risk management and due diligence on all underlying portfolio investments including fundamental analysis and valuation of individual equity securities.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2012, Michael spent ten years at KPMG LLP providing audit and advisory services in addition to serving in the firm's executive office. As a public company auditor Michael led teams of professionals in planning and performing financial statement audits and M&A due diligence for a diverse group of clients including Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail and Bio-Technology sectors. As an executive in KPMG's strategy and research division, Michael led various initiatives pertaining to the firm's long-term strategy and served as lead manager on two major research programs. These research programs focused on a range of topics including strategic systems auditing, business process analysis, strategy, earnings management, performance measurement and credit and operational risk. While attending graduate school, Michael worked as an equity analyst for T. Rowe Price covering the Construction Materials industry. Subsequently, Michael spent three years managing a value focused equity portfolio and real estate assets.
Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego with a B.S. in Accounting and earned a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Finance and Management. In addition, Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (not currently practicing) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Senior Registered Client Associate
Having a long, tenured career in the securities industry, Nancy is responsible for managing the administrative and servicing operations for clients of The Gallos Wealth Management Group. Nancy will walk you through the account opening process and handle all future administrative inquiries you may have. Her experience and ability to navigate the many channels within Wells Fargo Advisors enables her to bring a small company feel to an industry leading firm.
Nancy is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and she resides in New York City.