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Management Team

Ryan Carroll

Senior VP, Strategic Partnerships

Ryan is responsible for the day-to-day management of the entire CWAS team, working with our Strategic Partners to deliver value across our investment and planning platform, and helping grow the platform though business development efforts. Ryan has held many positions at both CWA and our partner, Congress Asset Management. Ryan was originally an intern at the then newly formed CWA in 2010. Ryan graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Scott Dell’Orfano

Chief Strategic Officer

Scott oversees CWAS working to improve and grow the platform through strategic business development. Scott has more than twenty years of experience in institutional wealth management. Prior to CWA Scott was President and Chief Operating Officer of Boston Private Wealth and Executive Vice President of Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services Group. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Union College.

Financial Planning Team

Tom Raynor, CFP®

Senior Planning Associate

Tom is a Senior Planning Associate for CWA and is a great resource for CWAS Strategic Partners. Tom joined CWA in 2021; he originally joined Pinnacle in 2008 as an Operations Specialist, and was later promoted to Planning Associate in 2016. Tom earned his Certified Financial Planner(CFP®) certification in 2015 and is a National Social Security Advisor Certificate Holder. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Client Services Team

Kristin Tucker, CFP®

National Director of Client Relations

Kristin joined CWA in May 2021. She was promoted to National Director of Client Relations in September 2021. Kristin is responsible for overseeing CWA’s Operations team, ensuring an exceptional client experience for both retail clients and our Strategic Partners and their clients. With a background in banking and many years in client service, Kristin joined Pinnacle in 2006. She obtained her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification in 2011. She is a graduate of Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Karima Haynes, FPQP™

Senior Relationship Manager

Karima has been with CWAS since 2021. Karima originally joined Pinnacle in 2013 as an Operations Associate and worked in support of our retail clients. Karima and her many years of experience in back-office operations became welcome additions to the CWAS group in 2014 where she continues to be an integral member of our Operations team. Karima earned her Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™) designation in 2015. Karima has a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from Baruch College and a M.B.A in Finance from Walden University.

Ildefonso Pillot-Olive III

Relationship Manager

Ilde joined CWA as a Relationship Manager in October, 2021 and is now a valued member of both the CWA and CWAS teams. His career in financial services began at Morgan Stanley where he was on the North American Dividends team before becoming an Associate for Operations Control, processing Equity and Fixed Income Products. Ilde earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Salisbury University.


Kelly O’Neill

Marketing Manager

Kelly has been with CWAS since May 2021. She originally joined then Pinnacle in September 2013 as Marketing Associate. She is responsible for the day-to-day marketing strategy and activities for the CWAS platform. She also manages communications to our Strategic Partners. Before joining Pinnacle, she worked in international travel having been Director of Marketing for the BritRail Pass product line and other related travel products. Kelly is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in History.

Erich Fradenburg

Internal Sales Consultant

Erich is responsible for business development of strategic partnerships of CWAS. Erich has over a decade of experience in the financial industry working with advisors across the industry in different Relationship Management Sales roles. Erich has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Albany. Erich has held Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses.

Investment Team

Rich Barrett

Chief Investment Officer

Rich joined CWA as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in 2016 bringing more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to CWM, Rich was CIO for the Flatley Family Office and held positions at Fidelity Investments, Andover Capital, and Wellington Management Co. Together with the investment team, Rich produces regular investment communications for our Strategic Partners and clients. Rich also leads our monthly Investment Committee call for Strategic Partners. Rich graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and earned his M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

Sean Dillon, CMT, CFTe®

SVP, Investment Strategies

Sean is responsible for analyzing and reporting technical conditions to the Investment Team. Previously, Sean was Pinnacle’s Chief Investment Strategist and technical analyst having originally joined Pinnacle in October 2005 as a Portfolio Trader. Sean is a Chartered Market Technician® charterholder (CMT®) and Certified Financial Technician® (CFTe®). Sean graduated from the Neumann College with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Sauro Locatelli, CFA®, FRM™, SCR™

Director of Quantitative Research

Sauro is primarily responsible for the management and development of our in-house quantitative research models at CWA. Sauro held the same position at Pinnacle and has been a member of the Investment Team for more than 10 years. Sauro is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRMTM) and has earned his Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCRTM) Certificate. Sauro earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and his master’s degree in Finance from Bocconi University.

Carl Noble, CFA®

Senior VP, Investments

Carl is primarily responsible for helping to manage CWA’s ETF-based investment strategies. Prior to joining CWA in 2021, he spent 19 years in different roles on the Investment Team of Pinnacle, including time as Chief Investment Officer. Carl is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Joe Zimmermann

Head Trader

Joe joined CWA in May 2021 and oversees the rebalancing and daily trading of client portfolios, as well as manages the trade execution of ETF block orders for all portfolio models managed by CWA. Previously, he worked for Morgan Stanley before joining Pinnacle as its in-house trader in 2013. Joe has held Series 7 and 66 licenses. Joe is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Ross Causley


Ross supports Joe Zimmermann in the daily trading of client portfolios and execution of ETF block orders. Prior to joining CWA in May 2021 Ross joined Pinnacle in 2017 as a junior trader. In addition, he previously worked for Galecki Financial Management as an asset manager. Ross is a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.