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How We Work

How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Jim McCarthy, CFP®,ChFC® 

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Practitioner

(973) 771-5120

(973) 741-2103

jim.mccarthy@securitiesamerica.com

Jim McCarthy, an independent Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, has been working as a financial professional for over 20 years. Jim has been helping clients build personalized financial plans since 2003. Professionals,...

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Christian Misa, BFATM

Behavioral Financial Advisor

(973) 771-5120

(973) 741-2103

christian.misa@securitiesamerica.com

Christian is a graduate of Montclair State University where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Christian has over 7 years of experience in the financial services industry...

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Colleen O'Connor

Client Service Associate (non-licensed)

(973) 771-5120

(973) 741-2103

colleen.o'connor@securitiesamerica.com

Colleen, Client Services Associate (non-licensed), is responsible for coordinating Jim's calendar, processing client's requests, and supporting Christian and Jim in providing for all their clients' financial needs. Colleen is a recent...
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Richard Sanchez

Paraplanner

richard.sanchez@securitiesamerica.com

Richard obtained his Bachelors of Science in Financial Planning from William Paterson University in 2016. He joined Directional Wealth Management as an intern in 2016 and worked remotely as he completed his Master’s degree in...
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