Our Team

Gary H. Wayne

Gary H. Wayne

  • CFP
  • Managing Director - Investments
Gary joined Wells Fargo Advisors as Managing Director –Investments in February of 2009. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, he was a Senior Vice President at Smith Barney where he spent the preceding 14 years. His primary responsibilities are to captain his team’s proprietary wealth management process including retirement and legacy planning, risk management, tax efficient strategies and asset management. Gary is dedicated to serving the complex needs of public company executives and their families along with non-profit and institutional clients. Underlying everything he does is his desire to have a positive and long-lasting impact on his client’s happiness, productivity and legacy. 

He received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM (CFP®) designation from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.A. in Political Science. Away from the office, Gary is highly active in his community sitting on the board of the JCC–Metrowest as an Executive Committee member and coaching youth sports. He currently resides in Livingston, NJ with his wife Stacy and their two boys Jesse and Nate.
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David R. Drogon

David R. Drogon

  • CFP
  • First Vice President - Investments
David Drogon joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2011 and The Wayne Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in 2016. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, he was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. David has obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM designation, which demonstrates his proficiency in key financial planning areas. He takes a comprehensive approach to planning, and utilizes the Envision ® process to help create a plan that best suits the clients’ needs. His years of experience have led to his reputation for quality service and integrity.

David earned his bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in economics from the University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics. While outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and is an avid golfer. He currently resides in Hoboken, NJ with his wife Tara and daughter Lily.
Nykia C. Wharton

Nykia C. Wharton

    • Senior Registered Client Associate
    Nykia Wharton joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2006. With more than 20 years of financial services experience, Nykia manages the client experience including new accounts, administration, trading and operations. She also assists with practice management, client event planning and process improvement. She previously worked as a financial planning consultant at Met Life Securities and American Express and began her career at Janus Capital Group as a registered investment representative. Away from the office, Nykia volunteers her time with the Junior League Montclair-Newark, Brookdale Park Conservancy and serves on the Associate Board of Girls on the Run. An avid runner having completed 7 marathons, she is a volunteer coach with Girls on the Run and Montclair Recreation Cross Country/Track & Field teams. She currently resides in Montclair with her husband and daughter.
    John O'Malley

    John O'Malley

      • Financial Consultant
      John O’Malley joined Wells Fargo Advisors in 2014 and The Wayne Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in 2021 after serving his clients independently for the last 7 years.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors, he was an Operations Manager at Citibank and has over 15 years of experience in Financial Services.

      John executes a comprehensive, holistic process balancing big picture priorities with the details of each client’s unique needs and objectives to create a plan completely customized for their future.  He embraces the team’s core values:  transparency, responsiveness, exceptional client service and the desire to have a positive impact on his client’s lives.           

      Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golfing and cooking.  He currently resides in Oakland, NJ with his wife and daughter.