James Femia, AAMS, CRPC, CCFS
Senior Financial Advisor
James Femia is a Senior Financial Advisor at Apella Capital. Prior to joining Apella, Mr. Femia was a Senior Investment Consultant at Sentinel Financial Group. He has had roles at Cabot Money Management, Metropolitan Financial Services and Liberty Securities. He is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) through the College for Financial Planning.
Mr. Femia holds a B.A. from Villanova University and obtained additional education through Merrimack College. He is also a Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS). Mr. Femia currently resides in Marblehead, MA.
Connor S. Maniatty*
Connor Maniatty joined Symmetry Partners, Apella Capital’s sister firm in 2014. In his role as
Associate Financial Advisor, Connor provides financial planning and technology support to the firm’s financial advisors. He also provides cross-departmental support for company growth initiatives.
Mr. Maniatty received his B.S. in Finance from the Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University. He currently resides in Avon, CT.
In his role as Paraplanner, Leland Bergen partners with Apella Capital’s financial advisors to prepare financial analyses and comprehensive financial plans. He also provides client service and client relationship management support.
Mr. Bergen holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Fairfield University. He currently resides in Bloomfield, CT.
James Tavares brings more than 10 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries to Apella Capital from his previous roles at State Farm Insurance and Foresters Financial Services, Inc. As Paraplanner, Mr. Tavares partners with Apella’s financial advisors to prepare financial analyses and comprehensive financial plans. He also provides client service and client relationship support.
Mr. Tavares holds a B.A. in Communications from Marist College. When he is not working, Mr. Tavares enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He lives in Wethersfield, CT with his wife and two young children.
Meghan Martin Gormley*
Operations and Client Relationship Group Supervisor
Meghan Martin Gormley provides administrative support to Apella Capital’s team of financial advisors. She believes in providing a superior customer service experience to every client. In her last role, Meghan was employed by Symmetry Partners, Apella’s sister firm, as the Director of Operations. During her 14 years at Symmetry, Ms. Gormley gained experience with billing, trading and customer service. She stepped down from her position at the firm in 2014 to raise her two daughters.
Ms. Gormley lives in West Hartford, CT with her husband and two daughters, Hayden and Winnie.
Senior Client Relationship Specialist
Jennifer Biamonte provides administrative support to Apella Capital’s team of financial advisors. She has more than 15 years of experience in financial services and has worked with individual investors, small businesses and endowment plans. Prior to joining Apella, Ms. Biamonte was employed by the Chief Investment Officer at the University of Connecticut Foundation to assist with investment committees and hedge fund manager due diligence. She was awarded the Excellence in Fundraising Award for her work with the University of Connecticut’s Newtown, CT scholarship fund.
Ms. Biamonte lives in Storrs, CT with her three children.
Client Relationship Specialist
Mr. Longo provides administrative, operational and systems support to Apella Capital’s growing network of financial advisors. In his previous role as Marketing Specialist for Symmetry Partners, LLC, Apella Capital’s sister company, Mr. Longo focused on digital communications, web administration and CRM implementation.
He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Connecticut and currently resides in Glastonbury, CT.
* Support staff located in Glastonbury, CT.
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