About
Charter Oak

OUR HISTORY

Building authentic
relationships since 1886.

Being both a throwback and an innovator wasn’t part of some big strategic plan. It’s something that’s always been part of us.

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It all began in a one-room office out of Western Massachusetts: a handful of agents doing business on a handshake to help their neighbors protect the ones they love.

Today’s Charter Oak is an industry powerhouse with a national footprint, but we haven’t gotten here through innovation alone. We believe our growth was made possible by realizing that connecting to our past—to the days when people looked out for one another—is just as important as breaking the mold.

LEADERSHIP WITH IMPACT

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Charter Oak’s leadership team is a collection of unique abilities and backgrounds joining forces to shape our culture and guide our growth. Above all, we are stewards of our guiding principles—work/life harmony, advisor-obsession, genuine authenticity, enthusiastic ownership, and a belief that we’re better together—as we support our advisors and their clients.

FIRMWIDE LEADERSHIP

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BRENDAN NAUGHTON

Managing Partner
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BRAD SOMMA

Managing Partner
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FRANK STELLATO

Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff
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DEBORAH ROJAS

Chief Information Officer
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DAVID TAO

Chief Distribution Officer, Asian Markets
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NOREEN COLMER

Chief Operating Officer
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JOANNA LEARY

Chief Brand Officer
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ALISON DERHAM

Chief Experience Officer
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JEFFREY BOTTARO, CLU®, ChFC®

Head of Planning + Advice
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ERIK WHEELOCK

Head of Finance
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BRETT COURTMANCHE

Director of Compliance
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RON LEVANTINI

Director of Compliance
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KATE ELLIS

Director of New Business
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LISA GAUDREAU

Director of Client Experience
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MICHAEL SPARKS

Director of Training + Development

LOCAL LEADERSHIP

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RANDY CHOW

Senior Managing Director
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JACK YVON

Senior Managing Director
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CHRIS INTERRANTE

Senior Managing Director
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ANDY CHEN

Managing Director
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ANNA CHEN

Managing Director
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JUNNIE CHEN-CHUN

Managing Director
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NA GAO

Managing Director
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KENNY HUANG

Managing Director
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RAY JIN

Managing Director
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CRISTINA NICOLAY

District Manager

BROKERAGE

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JOSEPH GIANNINI

Brokerage Director
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DENNIS GOMES

Brokerage Director
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ROBERT INGBER

Brokerage Director
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TOM KAYE

Brokerage Director
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TOM NORRIS

Brokerage Director
Experienced Advisor Transition Services
Inexperienced Transition Services
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Impactful leadership,
innovative delivery

Strong leadership is nothing without the right teams and infrastructure. Each of our core functions is supported by a well-designed team of specialists, multiplying our impact and creating a fully immersive experience for our advisors.

THE CHARTER OAK FUND

Our philanthropic philosophy

The Charter Oak Fund is the charitable extension of our mission to “redefine possible.” Established in 2009, the fund represents the best of our communities and citizens, disbursing nearly a half -million dollars in donor-guided funds to to grassroots initiatives and locally represented national nonprofits.

*Pictured are recipients who have received grants in the last two calendar years.

“A lot of ingredients go into creating a support structure like ours, but it’s our people who sustain it. Every relationship formed and every problem solved reflects the enthusiastic ownership and level of care our teams display when helping our advisors succeed.”

-Brendan Naughton and Brad Somma, Managing Partners

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