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Meet Signet's Management Team

Choosing the right advisor can mean the difference between achieving and falling short of personal financial success. Signet Financial has been helping clients with their financial goals since 1988. That level of experience has taught us that defining, understanding and funding your financial goals are key to preparing for your financial future. When working toward your financial goals, we focus on you as well as your portfolio.

We are a wealth management firm that provides personalized financial planning and investment management services. Clients-including families, high-net-worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts- come to us for our specialized knowledge. Our areas of expertise are in equities, options and fixed income.

  • Eugene Yashin, CFA®Eugene Yashin,MBA, CFA®

    OWNER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER – EQUITIES

    Eugene specializes in equity research and portfolio management, and directs our quantitative framework for analyzing the macro environment, selecting securities, & constructing portfolios. He is a CFA® Charter holder and is a member of the CFA Society of Washington DC. Eugene has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining Signet, he was a Director of Research for a multi-billion dollar investment firm. Eugene has an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from American University, and a BA in International Finance from State Linguistic University, Nizhniy Novorod. Eugene enjoys time with his wife and two children. He plays soccer in multiple leagues and supports local charities.

    Education:

    • CFA Charter holder, CFA Institute
    • MBA Finance and IT, American University, Washington DC
    • BA International Finance, State Linguistic University, Nizhniy Novgorod
  • Matthew Etter, CFP®

    Matthew Etter, CFP®

    OWNER, PRESIDENT

    Matt works in all phases of the business from strategic planning to operations management and business development. He offers a wealth of knowledge to clients in areas of investment strategy, pensions, saving for college, insurance, and financial planning. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional and has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams. Prior to joining Signet, Matt worked for the Burney Company and Charles Schwab. He has B.A in History from Indiana University. He is native Floridian, where he and his wife enjoy raising their 3 daughters, and spending time on the water.

    Education:

    • BA, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Steve TuttleSteve Tuttle, MBA

    Owner – Chief Investment Officer – Fixed Income, Chief Compliance Officer

    Steve offers clients broad-based knowledge and experience in equity and fixed income investments, options strategies, portfolio management, and financial planning. He has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams and is a member of the Market Technicians Association. Steve has over 25 years’ investment industry experience. Prior to joining Signet in 2001 he worked for JP Morgan and Waterhouse Securities. He has an MBA in Finance from the Gabelli School of Business Fordham University, and a BA in Economics from St. Michael’s College. Steve and his wife have 2 boys and 2 girls. He enjoys coaching, skiing, and time on the lake with family and friends. He is President of Ringwood Hockey and President of the Lakeland Ice Hockey Association, and involved with his local church and community.

    Education:

    • MBA Finance, Fordham University
    • BA Economics, St. Michael's College
  • Laura Squier

    Laura Squier

    Chief Financial Officer

    Laura is responsible for our firm’s finances, but also fills other critical roles including human resources, insurance and risk mitigation, recordkeeping, and operations management. Laura has more than 25 years’ experience working in finance and management, and has been with Signet since 2011. She has a B.S. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Laura lives with her daughter Kelly, a college student. She is a devoted sports fan and enjoys coaching youth sports, reading and independent films. She loves big dogs, spending time outdoors, and actively volunteers for a variety of causes and services.

    Education:

    • BS Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Stephanie Carreras

    Stephanie Carreras

    Director of Client Relations

    Stephanie focuses on clients: improving the client experience, leading our advisor team, refining how we delivery advice, and enhancing client communications. She also works directly with many clients, building lasting relationships by providing advice and insight to help them achieve financial goals. Stephanie has over 23 years’ investment industry experience, and has the series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exam. Prior to joining Signet in 2016, she worked for TD Ameritrade, iShares, Fischer Investments, and Merrill Lynch. Stephanie has a BA in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology from Colgate University. She enjoys time in Florida with her husband and dogs. She is Pack Leader for Broward County Humane Society, and involved with charities including Foster for Paws for You and Toys for Tots.

    Education:

    • BA in Economics and Anthropology/Sociology - Colgate University
  • Shawn Hirsch

    Shawn Hirsch, CFP®

    Managing Director, Wealth Management

    Shawn guides clients through a comprehensive wealth management process. He is very focused on understanding each client’s objectives and providing regular communication, advice, and insight to help clients meet their goals. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™(CFP®) Professional and has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams. Prior to joining Signet in 2013, Shawn worked for Fidelity Investments for over 5 years. He has a B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University. Shawn is an avid sports fan and played college baseball. He is engaged to be married in December 2017.

    Education:

    • BA in Economics, Bucknell University
  • Russell Towle

    Russell Towle, MBA

    Client Relationship Manager

    Russ works closely with clients to understand their needs and provide wealth solutions that align with their goals, values, and preferences. He has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams. He has extensive financial industry experience. Prior to joining Signet in 2015, Russ worked with Charles Schwab and Merrill Lynch. He has an MBA from Western Michigan University, and B.S. in Biology from Ferris State University. Russ enjoys golf, basketball, reading, music, and spending time with family. He volunteers regularly with The Jobs Partnership, Palmer Chiropractic Planned Giving Organization, and coaches golf and basketball.

    Education:

    • MBA Finance, Western Michigan University
    • BS Applied Biology, Ferris State University
  • Daniel DiVizio

    Daniel DiVizio, CFP® CRC®

    Client Relationship Manager

    Dan helps clients establish a plan and achieve their goals through all stages of their life. He provides expert guidance on investment strategy, retirement planning, risk management, social security, saving for college, and income generation. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional and Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®), and has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams. Prior to joining Signet in 2015, Dan worked with NVE Bank as a business analyst and staff accountant. He has a dual B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning and Finance from William Paterson University. Dan lives with his wife and two sons, and enjoys sports, plays softball, and volunteers for local causes related to the environment.

    Education:

    • BS Finance & Financial Planning, William Paterson University.
  • Frank FernandezFrank Fernandez

    Support Advisor

    Frank supports the advisory team to inform and guide clients in the financial planning process. He compiles financial data, and provides research and analysis to support recommendations. He communicates regularly with clients and aims to always provide exceptional client service. Frank is a CFP® Candidate and passed the Series 65 Investment Advisor Representative exam. He enjoys hiking with his dog, working out, and traveling to new destinations.

    Education:

    • BS Financial Planning, William Paterson University
  • Andrey Yashin

    Andrey Yashin,MSc CFA®

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Andrey trades and rebalances client portfolios, and assists in the development and maintenance of our analytical tools and systems used in our quantitative investment management framework. He is a CFA® Charter holder. Prior to joining Signet in 2012, Andrey worked in the financial industry in Russia for 6 years. He has M.S. in Economics and Econometrics from the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and a B.S. in Economics from the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He enjoys sports activities, including running, ice hockey, and soccer.

    Education:

    • CFA Charter holder, CFA Institute
    • Master of Science in Economics and Econometrics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    • Bachelor of Science in Econimics, Higher School of Econimics, Moscow
  • Alexander Larin

    Alexander Lari, MSC

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Alexander is responsible for conducting empirical researches and data analysis, designing the company's analytical systems, and developing new long-term trading strategies.

    Currently, Alexander conducts researches and teaches a number of applied courses at the Higher School of Economics, Russia. As a representative of the academic environment, he helps us to follow the most recent concepts and estimation techniques in econometrics and finance.

    Education:

    • Master of Science in Economics and Econometrics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  • Vlad Stasenko

    Vlad Stasenko, CFP®

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Vlad trades and rebalances client portfolios, administers many portfolio management systems and tools, prepares client reports, and provides support and analysis to portfolio managers. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) Professional who joined Signet in 2007 as an intern and has worn many hats including financial planner, compliance analyst, and technology support. Prior to joining Signet in 2007, Vlad worked in a branch of what is now TD Bank, promoting business development and client service. Vlad has a B.S. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. His interests include fishing, playing soccer, and traveling.

    Education:

    BS Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Robin Bolton

    Robin Bolton

    Investment Advisor Representative

    Robin provides expert guidance and insight to clients. He takes time to understand clients, gain their trust, and help them achieve their financial goals. He has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams, and over 40 years’ industry experience. Robin has worked with Signet since 2010. He has a B.S. in Economics from Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA). Robin actively volunteers with the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti.

    Education:

    B.S. (Econ), Queens University, Belfast

    Certifications/Awards

    • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
    • Former Treasurer of the Middlesex-Somerset Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs
    • Former Chair of the State Personal Financial Interest Group of the New Jersey Society of CPAs.
  • Steve Casey

    Steve Casey

    Investment Advisor Representative

    Steve works directly with clients, providing advice and insight to help them achieve financial goals. He has the Series 65 Investment Adviser Representative exams, and over 27 years’ industry experience as a Financial Adviser for Morgan Stanley and Prudential. Steve has worked with Signet since 2007. His education is from Rutgers University, where he studied Economics. Steve lives in Florida with his wife and three sons. He enjoys fishing and coaching hockey.

    Education:

    • Economics, Rutgers University
  • Holly Kuechler

    Holly Kuechler

    Senior Client Service Representative

    Holly helps clients with any forms, applications and agreements, while handling many client requests and various business administration tasks. Prior to joining Signet in 2012, she worked for 10 years as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She has a B.S in Business Administration from the College of St. Elizabeth with a major in Management and double minor in Computer Systems and Psychology. She loves spending time with her husband and daughter. Her interests include reading, movies, and tending to her cat, fish, and 2 dogs.

    Education:

    • BS in Business Administration with a Management Concentration, College of St. Elizabeth
  • Jenna Engelhardt

    Jenna Engelhardt

    Systems Specialist

    Jenna provides a variety of valuable services, working directly with clients and assisting our Relationship Managers and Advisors to provide a high level of client service. She does a lot of critical work behind the scenes, running reports, working with technology, and completing special tasks for the firm. She has been with Signet since 2011, starting as an intern and working her way up to more key responsibilities. She has a BS in Finance from William Paterson University. She enjoys working out and kickboxing. Her interests include reading and traveling; she loves going to new places and trying new things. She is active with charity work and donations to important causes.

    Education:

    • B.S. (Finance), William Paterson University, Wayne
  • Annemarie Jablonski

    Annemarie Jablonski

    Client Services Representative

    Annemarie offers a friendly voice to help clients with requests, support, scheduling meetings and various business administration tasks. She has a B.S in Business Management from William Paterson University. She joined Signet in 2015. Annemarie enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

    Education:

    • B.S. in Business Management, William Paterson University