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Team

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management


We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?


Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

Through Cetera Research, Tom has access to outstanding resources to deliver sound investment advice and insights to our clients.  Click here to read more information on Cetera Research Team.

 

Thomas H. Ela, CLU, ChFC

President, Registered Principal

201.848.0704

201.847.0506

Thomas Ela has been a financial planner since 1984. He received his Bachelor of Arts from The William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Ryan J. Marshall, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢

201.848.0704

201.847.0506

Ryan J. Marshall is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He is a graduate of Montclair State University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance.

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Patricia L. Ela, CES™

Certified Estate and Trust Specialistâ„¢

201.848.0704

201.847.0506

Trish has been with Ela Financial Group, Inc. since 1991. A Certified Estate and Trust Specialist™, Trish heads up the estate settlement process for all of the clients of Ela Financial Group.

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Joel Morales

Registered Representative

201-848-0704

201-847-0506

Joel is a native of Brooklyn, New York and currently resides in Hawthorne, New Jersey. He is a graduate of William Paterson University with a degree in Financial Planning. He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association....

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Becky is a North Carolina native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina. She is Tom's right hand, assisting him in all aspects of the day to day tasks of running the firm and providing top notch service to our clients....

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Eric Vartanian

Client Service Associate

201-848-0704

201-847-0506

Eric is currently living in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. He is a graduate of William Paterson University with two Bachelor degrees in Financial Planning & Accounting. He has participated in two National Financial Planning Challenges...

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Laura began her career at Blair Academy as a teacher of Micro/Macroeconomics. She then worked several years in a law firm as a Trust & Estate Paralegal before transitioning to the corporate world of finance in NYC where she was a Vice...

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