Our Team

Team

Our professional team is committed to helping clients whether they are concerned for their own financial needs or for those of their family or business. We will help you plan strategically and tactically for your financial future.

The Jones Financial Group is comprised of seasoned, licensed professionals who have dedicated their careers to thoughtfully integrated wealth management and financial planning. Our planning approach draws on over a century of combined professional team experience and the extensive resources of the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

Our team is your team and we focus on building long-term relationships based on candid and honest conversations, holistic planning, world-class solutions and systematic reviews and updates.

Meet Our Team


 

Brian Jones, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CLU®, CLTC

Wealth Management Advisor
brian.jones@nm.com
(203) 264-8881

Brian has been challenging clients to plan for their financial security for over 30 years. Throughout the years, he has built a team of experienced professionals to provide the best possible service to his clients and their future generations. He and his team specialize in complex financial planning including investment strategies and insurance, business, estate, and retirement planning.

Brian worked summers from age 12-16 in the family transportation business his grandparents started in 1937. At age 17, he became an entrepreneur and started his own business, Marshall Painting Company. The summer-time area painting business employed eight local college students and had gross revenues of more than $40,000, which helped Brian to pay for half his college education and graduate debt free.

Brian graduated from University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Accounting and worked as a CPA and senior tax consultant for a Big-8 international accounting firm prior to beginning his financial planning career in 1989. He has over 28 years of financial planning, investment, insurance, and wealth management experience. He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 66, plus CT Life & Health licenses. Brian also holds the Certified Public Accountant license, Personal Financial Specialist professional certification, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification, Chartered Life Underwriter designation and Certification in Long-Term Care professional designation.

Brian moved to Southbury in 1978 and has been an active community leader and volunteer with over a dozen different organizations during the past four decades. Giving back to his community is very important to Brian. He has served for 34 years as an active volunteer fireman/engineer with the Southbury Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc. and co-chair of the Southbury Celebration, a town-sponsored annual food, music and fireworks community event, for the past 19 years, In addition, he serves and on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Inc. and on the Connecticut Community Foundation Finance Committee. He has led and been Past-President and deacon of his church, Past-President and Treasurer of the Southbury Historical Society and Past-President of the CT Estate & Tax Planning Council, Inc.

Brian is a frequent speaker to business and professional groups on personal, business and estate planning topics.

Brian is married to Karen and they have two adult children, Patrick and Emma. He enjoys traveling, reading, projects and spending time with family and friends.


 

Catherine Hojnicki, MBACatherine H Hojnicki

Director of Planning
catherine.hojnicki@nm.com
(203) 405-8198

Cathy earned a bachelor of arts in piano music performance from Hartwick College and an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University. Her diverse professional experience includes working in investment banking, and merger and acquisitions departments at several large investment firms based in NYC, Assistant Vice President of commercial real estate at a northeast regional bank, 5 years in the probabte court system plus 3 years 

in the financial services industry prior to joining our planning team in 2012.

She enjoys vacationing on Nantucket, cross-country and downhill skiing, walking her dog, Lily and playing in her church's bell choir. She is married with two adult children.


Maura Stanko

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Client Relations Manager (Investment Services)
maura.stanko@nm.com
(203) 405-8197

Maura is responsible for investment client service issues, including employer sponsored retirement plans, and the facilitation of investment trading and compliance.

A life-long Southbury resident, Maura earned a B.S. in Economics from Boston College Carroll School of Management and began her career with a national investment firm and then transitioned to a local law firm. She joined our team in 2006 and has earned her FINRA Series 7 and 66.

Maura enjoys reading, playing volleyball, and is active in a local one-room schoolhouse docent program. She and her husband have four adult children.


Nancy KellyNancy V Kelly

Client Relations Manager
nancy.v.kelly@nm.com
(203) 405-8195

Nancy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance. Nancy started her career with GE in Corporate Finance and after taking a professional hiatus to raise her children, Nancy joined our investment team in 2004.

She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends in Vermont on Lake Memphremagog. She and her husband have two adult daughters.


Mary-Jane Erickson, CLTCMary Jane Erickson

Client Relations Manager (Insurance Services)
maryjane.erickson@nm.com
(203) 405-8196

Mary-Jane is responsible for assisting clients with any questions or concerns related to their insurance plans. She also guides clients through the insurance application and underwriting process.

Mary-Jane joined our team in 2002 and earned her CT Life & Health licenses to become an Associate Financial Representative. She continued her studies and received her Certification in Long Term Care (CLTC).

She enjoys kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and letterboxing; and serves on the Board of Directors at the Quassapaug Sailing Center. Mary-Jane is married with two adult children.


Garrick R Legault

Director of Wealth Management Services
garrick.r.legault@nm.com

Garrick is responsible for wealth management plan design, investment management and research implementation.

Garrick earned a B.S. in Finance from Worcester State University in Worcester, MA. He joined Northwestern Mutual in 2013 and soon after earned his FINRA Series 7 and 66.

Garrick is married and is active in his church and local community.


Jessica ClarkJessica Clark

Marketing Manager
jessica.clark@nm.com
(203) 264-8881

Jessica joined The Jones Financial Group in December, 2019 as the Marketing Manager.  Jessica’s focus is on event planning, client engagement and the communication efforts of the firm. 

A life-long Southbury resident, Jessica began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist, earning a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.  After taking time to be home with her children, she transitioned to positions within the local community focused on communication, strategic social media planning, and website development.  She and her husband have three children, and as a “hockey, swimming, basketball, lacrosse and cross country mom,” she enjoys spending time on Lake Quassapaug, reading and spectating at her children’s sports. 


Alyssa FlemingAlyssa Flemming

Planning Analyst
alyssa.fleming@nm.com
(203) 264-8881

Alyssa joined our team as a Planning Analyst in January 2020. She is expected to graduate from the University of Hartford in May 2020 with a B.S.B.A. in Finance and Economics and a minor study in Actuarial Science.  She is focused on learning and helping in all aspects of the group, with her concentration on Financial Planning.

Alyssa plays an active role in her father’s home improvement business and has an interest in real estate. She enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Brian M Jones, CPA, PFS, CFP®, CLU®, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor


The Jones Financial Group

  • Office 203-264-8881
  • Fax 203-413-4448
  • Toll Free 866-426-5258
 

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