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Our team has a diverse background.  Each advisor offers their own unique approach to comprehensive wealth management services, tailored with a personalized client experience.  

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Pamela Bakos

Senior Investment Advisor Representative

Pamela J. Bakos is a Senior Investment Advisor Representative of Bay Colony Advisors. She specializes in Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance, and Annuity Investments. She works with investors who wish to pursue higher returns than can be obtained via short-term fixed income investments, while seeking to actively manage the risks that come with equity investing. She also works with clients who wish to explore the many advantages of insurance and annuity products as part of their overall financial planning.

Pamela has spent over 30 years advising clients on their financial investments while affiliated with Winslow Evans & Crocker, A.G. Edwards, Paine Webber, Dean Witter and LF Rothschild. She has conducted in-house Retirement Planning seminars in companies throughout New England.

Pamela is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has been an active volunteer in her community. Currently, she serves on the Board of Ellevate Network Boston’s Chapter, a Global Organization whose mission is to cultivate and inspire women’s success. Pamela is also a member of Women in ETFs. She is a past Trustee and Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has held positions on the Patron Steering Committee, Overseer Mentoring Committee, Education Task Force and the Patron Council Task Force Steering Committee at the Museum, and was Chairperson of the MFA Council. Pamela also volunteered at the Peabody Essex Museum on The Young Leadership Council and has held positions as an Advisory Board Member and as a Membership Chairperson. Pamela has also been a member of the Board of Directors for The North Shore Community College Foundation, Inc.

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Alex Grose


Alex joined Bay Colony Advisors as a financial advisor in 2024 and is also the Founder of Grose Wealth Management LLC. He has been working alongside his father, Peter, helping clients achieve their financial goals related to financial planning, investment decisions, retirement planning, and estate planning. Alex works with clients to develop a wealth management strategy customized to meet their financial needs.

Prior to starting his career as a financial advisor, Alex worked as a Junior Hockey Coach for the Potomac Patriots for 3 years.  Alex also worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer for PRMG & City Worth Mortgage, with 3 years in the mortgage industry in the Northern Virginia Area.  Alex operates his own Hockey Coaching Business part time as well. Alex received his BA in finance from Iowa State University in 2017. 

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Betsy Vallone

Investment Advisor Representative

Betsy Vallone is in a distinguished, experienced financial advisor with a dynamic financial planning background. Betsy is co-owners, principals, and partners of Essential Asset Management. EAM is an independent company that offers investment advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors. Throughout her nine year financial planning career with Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF, she has consulted with hundreds of individuals and businesses. 

Among those clients were high net worth individuals, small business owners, administrators, faculty, and staff at Ivy League colleges, hospitals and top tier medical institutions in New England, and even other financial advisors.

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Carmel Furtado

Investment Advisor Representative

Carmel Furtado is an Investment Advisor Representative at Bay Colony Advisors.   She holds the Series 65 license and is currently enrolled in the CFP Program at the College for Financial Planning.

After graduating from Fordham University, Carmel spent 20 years on Wall Street as a Taxable Fixed Income Trader for Citigroup. At Citigroup, she traded for the firm’s retail branch network; covering every sector from High Yield bonds to Telecommunications, Banking and Finance.  

In 2000, Carmel left Wall Street, moved to Manchester, Vermont, and opened a small craft gallery, Leaves of Gold.  In 2010, she realized owning a gallery was not her “bliss” and she returned to finance as a Client Advisor at Dion Money Management in Williamstown, Massachusetts.   In 2015, she started her own Investment Advisory and Financial Planning company, Greenhaven Financial Management in Dorset, Vermont.

Carmel Furtado takes a holistic approach to the advisor/client partnership. Working directly with clients, she maps their financial goals to develop investment portfolios designed to meet those goals. “Our financial lives do not occur outside of our day to day lives.  Practically every decision we make will have financial implications. To have someone pull all the information, assets and choices together and present you with a clear-cut plan cannot be underestimated.”

Carmel is an avid gardener and animal lover. She is an active past board member of Israel Congregation of Manchester and Heartworks of Vermont.

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David J. Boczar, , CFP®, CFA

Investment Advisor Representative

David J. Boczar, CFP®, CFA is a financial professional with over 35 years of experience in global financial markets, investment research, money management, compliance, investment banking, financial planning, and insurance.  David, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, has conducted fundamental equity and fixed-income research in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, China, Japan, and Africa. Prior to aligning with Bay Colony, David founded Emerald Wealth Advisors, a private wealth management firm/registered investment advisory headquartered in Westport, Connecticut. David works with families, individuals and entrepreneurs to help them achieve their financial goals.   In his fee-based financial planning practice, David is committed to serving as a key trusted advisor, assisting his clients comprehensively in areas such as asset management, capital preservation, retirement planning, educational planning strategies, risk management/insurance planning, estate planning strategies, wealth transfer and succession planning.

David graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Business Administration and English. He also holds an MBA from Seton Hall University, and a Professional Development Certificate from the University of Wisconsin.


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Ethan Freishtat, CHSNC®, CFP®

Investment Advisor Representative

After graduating from Brandeis University with a degree in Political Science, Ethan began his career working for a Fidelity Investments.  Over the next fourteen years,  he developed a broad skill set and a deep understanding of financial planning concepts and models.  He ultimately wanted to work more closely with clients by creating a boutique firm where he could provide a more individualized platform of financial options and guidance.  With this knowledge he establishing  his own financial planning firm, Legacy Financial.  Starting his own firm has given him the opportunity to work with individuals and families in a highly personalized way to help them achieve their objectives.

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Francois Ducroux

Investment Advisor Representative

Francois Ducroux has over twenty-three years of experience in the investment industry working with families, companies, non-profits, and trusts. Francois offers customized wealth planning for his global clients and strategic and tactical allocation of their assets. His also specializes in fiduciary wealth management and retirement and estate planning.

Francois shares his experience and knowledge as a lecturer and mentor in various universities, corporations, and government organizations. Since 2007, he has been a board member of the French American Chamber of Commerce of New England (FACCNE), where he has assisted the organization through a major overhaul and unprecedented growth.  

Francois graduated with an M.S. in Social Psychology from the University of Paris. He began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1997 at Morgan Stanley. In 2005, he became a Vice President at Merrill Lynch and then in 2009 a Senior Vice President at Winslow, Evans, and Crocker, where he worked for ten years.

Francois lives in Brookline, MA with his three children: Martin, Eva, and Zoe. An avid reader of world history, he enjoys national parks, live music, bicycling, swimming, and traveling throughout the world.

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Jacob Murray, CFP®

Investment Advisor Representative

Jacob is a Wealth Management Advisor who provides financial planning, investment management, and other planning services to families, individuals, non-profits and business entities both in the Massachusetts area and throughout the country.  His areas of expertise include retirement planning, preservation and growth of portfolio assets, and comprehensive financial planning.  Prior to joining Legacy Financial and becoming a junior partner, Jacob worked as a financial planner in the Wellesley and Needham areas, strengthening his knowledge in all areas of the financial planning process.  Jacob is also proud to be a Certified Financial Planner ™ (CFP).  This only enhances his ability to not only act as a fiduciary for his clients, but also act as the “financial quarterback” in their lives.  

Prior to moving out to Massachusetts, Jacob obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College in Central New York.  He grew up in the Schenectady, New York area where he still has family.  When he’s not enjoying hiking with his wife, two young children, and bloodhound Maxx, he’s enjoying running, cheering on his New York sports teams and grilling for friends. 

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J. Britt Hughes

Investment Advisor Representative

J. Britt Hughes has been President of Hughes Investment Advisory Services LLC since November 1993 - investing family and client assets in both US and overseas markets. After graduating from Fairfield Prep he earned a BA in both Political Science and French at Central Connecticut State University. Upon graduation he started a career as a stock broker with two brokerage firms in his home state of Connecticut becoming  Senior Broker and Options Principal with People's Securities Inc., subsidiary of People's Bank of Bridgeport Ct.

 During the last 30 years Mr. Hughes has been an avid competitive sailor racing on a national level, first on his own J-24 and lately with larger international sailing programs.  He lives in Stratford, Ct. with his wife and 12-year old daughter.

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Mike Benenson

Investment Advisor Representative

Mike Benenson has over 36 years working in the financial service industry and is an Investment Advisor Representative at Bay Colony Advisors Greenwich office. Over the last decade, Mike has successfully managed money for individuals, families, partnerships, retirement accounts and trusts in a Dividend Growth and Income Strategy. 

Mike graduated with a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1984 and began his career at Lazard Freres & Company and became a Sr. Vice President in Institutional Research and Sales. In 1995, Mike joined Gerard, Klauer, and Mattison where he became Head of Institutional Research Sales and Sales Trading. The company was later sold to Bank of Montreal /BMO Financial and Mike became an Executive Managing Director/ Head US Equity.

In 2004, Mike joined P.A.W. Capital Partners in Greenwich, CT where he was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. In 2008, he joined AIS Capital/Futures MGMT in Wilton, CT where he was a Partner and member of the Equity Research Committee. In 2010, he joined Crescendo Partners as Chief Operating Officer. In 2014, Mike became President and US Equity Research Analyst for SmartInsider Consulting in Darien CT. In 2016, Mike became an Investment Advisor Representative for Questar Asset Management QAM and was the Director of Investments for Diddel & Diddel an affiliate of QAM. He holds the Series 65 Investment Advisor registration.

Mike has resided in Greenwich for over 30 years with his wife Betsy. He has three grown children: Kate, Will and Jack. Mike is an avid sportsman, golfer and plays in many tennis and paddle tennis leagues.

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Mitch Glazier, CFP®

Investment Advisor Representative, CFP®

Mitch Glazier, CFP®, is owner of Glazier Financial Advisors is an independent company that offers investment advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors. His career in financial services began at Fidelity Investments in 1986. At that time he was responsible for acquiring IRAs and Small Business Retirement Plans for Fidelity. Mitch’s experience in working for such Fortune 500 companies as Fidelity and Nationwide Insurance has enabled him to bring seasoned practical experience to his clients.

Today Mitch specializes in working with individuals, families and small business owners doing investment management and overall financial planning. He has a fast growing client base who reside in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, and New York. California and Florida.

Mitch is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Bowdoin College. Mitch and his wife Babs have lived in Newton Massachusetts for over 30 years and have two adult sons.

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Nick Grose

Investment Advisor Representative

Nick joined Bay Colony Advisors as a financial advisor in 2024 and is also the Founder of Grose Wealth Management LLC. Nick has been working alongside his father, Peter, helping clients achieve their financial goals related to financial planning, investment decisions, retirement planning, and estate planning. Nick works with clients to develop a wealth management strategy customized to meet their financial needs.

Prior to starting his career as a financial advisor, Nick worked for two years as Senior Analyst & Business Development Coordinator with Patomak Global Partners, a financial regulatory consulting firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to working with Patomak, Nick played two years of professional ice hockey in Sweden and Germany.

Nick received his MA in Economics from George Mason University, cum laude, while on scholarship through his fellowship with the Mercatus Center at GMU. Nick received his BA in finance from Ohio University, summa cum laude. 

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Peter Grose, CFP®

Investment Advisor Representative, CFP®

Peter has been helping clients achieve their financial goals since 1991.  Peter has worked at a number of financial firms over the course of his career, most recently working at Acorn Financial Services before joining Bay Colony.  Peter works with clients to develop a wealth management strategy customized to meet their financial needs.  Peter has considerable experience managing trusts, estates, and accounts with tax planning or succession concerns.

 Peter is a graduate of Auburn University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.  Peter prides himself on being more than just a financial advisor to his clients.  Communication with his clients is a top priority.  Peter and his wife, Paige, who live in Fairfax, Virginia, have three children, with keen interests in ice hockey and rooting for their favorite team, the Washington Capitals. 

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Richard Mollin

Investment Advisor Representative

Richard Mollin is President of Sentinel Advisory Services, an independent company that offers investment advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors. While working for a Fortune 500 company Richard took control of his IRA and 401K portfolios after experiencing dramatic losses during the technology bubble burst in the early 2000’s. This lead to extensive investment management education and more than 7 years’ experience managing his own retirement accounts. He earned professional certification and started to work with clients in June 2009.

Richard specializes in managing participant's 401K and 403B accounts, in addition to managing standard brokerage accounts. He has extensive experience using Dorsey Wright's toolkit and is a graduate of their Investment Institute.  Prior to forming Sentinel Advisory Services Richard had extensive sales, marketing, product line management and strategic alliance experience with Xerox, Digital Equipment Corp., and CA Technologies, Inc.

Richard and his wife, Donna, live in Leland, NC. A graduate of Queens College with a degree in Physics and of St. John’s University with an MBA, cum laude, in Marketing, Richard also took Executive Management courses at Harvard University and Babson College. Richard enjoys bicycling and golf. Annually he rides in the Pan Mass Challenge, a 2 day, 190 mile bicycle ride to raise money for cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institut

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Shawn Harrington

Investment Advisor Representative

Shawn Harrington is an Investment Advisor Representative offering advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors. Shawn has over twenty-five years of institutional financial service and portfolio management experience. From 2010 to 2012, he was Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Dion Money Management in Williamstown, Massachusetts. While at Dion, he was responsible for the management of investment portfolios for individuals, families, and trust accounts. 

From 2004 to 2009 he co-founded and managed Battenkill Capital, Inc. and Battenkill Capital Management, Inc. Battenkill Capital, Inc. was an independent FINRA/NYSE member broker/dealer serving institutional asset managers and acting as broker's broker on the NYSE trading floor. 

Shawn began his career in the financial service sector in the late 1990s with an independent member NASD broker/dealer, helping to manage their institutional trade desk and conduct manager due diligence for their proprietary alternative investment products. He has held FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 66 (Investment Advisory & Securities Sales Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 55 (OTC Equity Trader), and Series 4 (Registered Options Principal) licenses. 

Shawn is also active within organizations in his local community. He is Curator and board member of the Manchester Historical Society, a trustee of the Dellwood Cemetery Association, trustee and treasurer of Vermont Folklife and advisory board for The Wilson House of East Dorset. He resides in Manchester with his 2 sons. 

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Silas Witherbee

Investment Advisor Representative

Silas Witherbee has been helping clients achieve their financial goals since 1985. Silas works with clients to develop a wealth management strategy customized to meet their needs. Silas has considerable experience managing trusts, estates and accounts with tax planning or succession concerns. Silas is a 1977 graduate of the University of Vermont and holds his series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 registrations.  Silas prides himself on being more than just a financial advisor to his clients. Communication with his clients is a top priority. With a sense of humor and dedication, he makes it a point to go the extra mile. Silas loves rising to a challenge and successfully accomplishing a client's goals. 

A long time Massachusetts resident, Silas enjoys outdoor hobbies such as downhill skiing, fly-fishing for brook trout and cultivating his vegetable garden. He also enjoys travelling with his children, Meg, Jill and Nick. In his free time, Silas coach’s youth sports including lacrosse, baseball, hockey, and soccer.

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Steve Daglio

Investment Advisor Representative

Steve Daglio is co-owners, principals, and partners of Essential Asset Management. EAM is an independent company that offers investment advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors. Nominated by Boston Magazine in 2009 & 2014 as a Five Star Wealth Manager, Steve brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry to the table.

His earlier years working with Fidelity Investments on the brokerage trading desk primed him well for educating clients on the risks and rewards associated with the stock and bond markets. From 2000-2009, Steve honed his financial planning skills and excelled as a top-ranked advisor at one of Fidelity's most prestigious offices in the country, the Braintree Investor Center.

Steve's relaxed and consultative process puts his clients at ease and enables him to fully address the financial aspirations of his clients by first understanding their current finances, tolerance for risk, and short and long term objectives.

Within the past four years, Steve has built a successful financial planning practice of his own on the south shore. Today, his mission is to consistently provide thorough, unbiased, and customized advice that focuses on helping to build and protect clients' wealth. In the process, he strives to maintain high ethical standards, and educate clients about prudent financial planning.

He continues to grow his practice and expand his professional network on the south shore. He is a member of the Norwell BNI Elite ( Business Network International).

His wife Betsy Vallone has recently joined his practice as a financial advisor. Together, they have over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Steve and Betsy live in Norwell, and when they’re not busy chasing their toddler, they enjoy playing golf, snowboarding, and travel.

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Thomas M. Sliney, CFA®

Investment Advisor Representative, CFA®

Thomas M. Sliney, CFA is an Investment Advisor Representative at Bay Colony Advisors. Tom spent over 18 years advising clients on their financial investments, most recently at the Private Client Services division of First Niagara Bank in Hartford, Connecticut, and its predecessor, Trust Company of Connecticut. A member of the Investment Committee, Tom is passionate about the investment business and is a regular attendee of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

Tom received his BS in Accounting (cum laude) and MSF in Finance, both from Boston College, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Tom was an officer in the United States Army and served in Germany. He is a graduate of the US Army Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia and was a three-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal.

Tom is active in the community. He is Treasurer and Board Member of Grace Academy, a Nativity Miguel School for girls, grades 5-8 in Hartford, CT, and the treasurer of the Sister Parish Committee, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, Hartford, supporting St. Genevieve in Z’Oranje, Haiti, which he visited in 2007.

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Tim Dougherty

Investment Advisor Representative

With over 35 years' experience in the financial services industry, Tim has worked with high-net-worth families in wealth management and estate planning in various advisory roles. specializes in managing individual stock and bond portfolios for clients who understand the comparative cost advantages therein and appreciate the transparency of knowing exactly what they own.  In the past, Tim co-managed a private family office and small hedge fund. Tim's passion is to engage his experience in fundamental research analysis and trading to benefit his clients. 

Tim is founder of Asymmetric Capital Advisory, an independent wealth management company, that offers planning and investment advisory services through Bay Colony Advisors, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. His company was founded on the belief that transparency and education can mitigate the sometimes-unbalanced risk/ reward matrix faced by individual investors.

Tim enjoys reading non-fiction and gardening. But most of all, he enjoys raising his five-year-old grandson.