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Secure Planning Staff


Ed J. Mallon, CLU, CFP - President

 

Edward J. Mallon, CLU, CFP ®

President

Ed Mallon founded Secure Planning, Inc.® in 1990. He is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and Chartered Life Underwriter with more than 25 years of experience. He is a financial counselor to individuals, small business owners, and other professional advisors in the areas of asset management and tax, estate, and retirement planning.

Before establishing Secure Planning, Ed offered financial services nationwide in his previous positions as President and CEO of Chubb Securities Corporation, Concord, NH; Monarch Securities Inc., Springfield, MA; and Monarch Financial Services. 

Ed graduated from Pace University with a BBA in Accounting and attended graduate studies in Economics at Baruch College before moving to New Hampshire.

He has served on the boards of the New Hampshire Arts Association, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the American Red Cross, and various other non-profit organizations. He lives with his wife, artist Fran Mallon, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

You can stay current of Ed's views of the market and other issues at Ed's Blog.

Edward J. Mallon FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.

 


 

Lisa A. Dugan, CFP - Vice Presidemt

Lisa A. Dugan, CFP ®

Vice President

Lisa joined Secure Planning in 1998. She has served in a variety of increasingly responsible roles, and is currently Vice President, Treasurer, and Operations Officier. She is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and a Registered Principal of the firm. Lisa supervises the staff and professionals at the Portsmouth office and resposible for the overall quality of service to clients. 

She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and, prior to her employent at Secure planning, held positions at a local casualty insurer and a national mutual fund organization. Lisa is a member of the Financial planning Association and lives with her husband in Portsmouth.

Lisa A. Dugan FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link. 

 

 

 

 


 

Julianne Smith - Compliance Officier

Julianne Smith

Compliance Officier

Julianne joined Secure Planning in 2006 and quickly acquired the licenses necessary to become a Registered Principal of the firm and our Compliance Officier. Her primary responsibility is to oversee adherence to the rules and regulations set forth by the Financial industry Regulatr Authority and Security Exchange Commission. In addition, she extensive work in client services and research.

She graduated from Salem State College and lives with her husband in Dover, NH.

Julianne M. Smith FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Danielle Grondin - Financial Operations Principal

Danielle Chaisson

Financial Operations Principal

Danielle is resposible for the seamless functioning of all of our internal accounting. She started with Secure Planning in 2002 and has increased her responsibilities as the firm has grown. She does extensive work in client services and in aiding with many internal procedures.

She currently holds her MBA in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and her BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business and Economics. 

She is currently living in Dover, NH with her spouse and four growing children as active members of the community and local sports. 

Danielle M. Chaisson FINRA BrokerCheck is available via this link.

 

 

 

 


 

Melissa Ireland - Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Ireland

Administrative Coordinator

Melissa joined the Secure Planning team in June 2017. Melissa has over twenty-five years of experience as an Administrative Assisstant, and plans to implement her skills to help streamline the administrative duties here at Secure Planning. Melissa has had previous experience within the Semiconductor industry, but really enjoys the idea of greeting and assisting clients on a more personal level. Melissa will serve as Secure Planning's Client Service Administrator in assisting clients with any administrative needs they may require. 

Melissa acquired her Certificate in Business Management from Boston University in 1998 and lives with her husband and three kids in Stratham, NH.  

 

 

 

 


 

Rose Gilday - Practice Administrator

Rose Gilday

Practice Administrator

Rose joined Secure Planning in the summer of 2015 as an intern while finishing her undergraduate education at the University of New Hampshire. After graduation Rose joined the firm as Practice Administrator, overseeing internal procedures and helping to maintain regulatory compliance. Since joining, she has completed courses in website content management and is working on obtaining her financial licenses.

She holds her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management from the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics. She is currently living in Salisbury, MA.

 Rose Gilday FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Justin Finn - Investment Advisor Representative

Justin Finn

Investment Advisor Representative

Justin, who joined Secure Planning in 2000, has over 15 years in the financial industry. A consummate professional, he has built a wealth management practice that addresses the planning needs of his clients on a customized, individual basis. He looks for clients who want long-term investment and portfolio management.

Justin begins each new relationship by carefully listening to his clients to identify goals and priorities in order to apply strategies that will facilitate success. His goal is to eliminate the burden of what can be an overwhelming and time-consuming endeavor, simplifying the investment process through education, straightforward communication, and transparency from initial review to implementation of an agreed-upon plan. 

A Portsmouth, NH native, it's impossible to walk down the street with Justin without being stopped by a local for a friendly hello or an interesting conversation. Giving back to his community is at the core of Justin's values. He has been an active member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club for many years and is an acting Director on the organization's board as well as the Advisory Board Chairman for both the Portsmouth Salvation Army and the Portsmouth Futures program. When not busy with clients or his volunteer work, you'll find Justin enjoying a sunny day on the golf course or out for a run, savoring the Seacoast air.

Schedule a conversation with Justin to see is his services and personality are a fit for your needs. An initial review is always complimentary - it's Justin's way of thanking you for your conversation. 

Justin D. Finn FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.

 


 

Paul K. Whitcomb - Investment Advisor Representative

Paul K. Whitcomb

Investment Advisor Representative

Paul is a financial counselor to small business owners asnd individuals seeking assistance with financial and tax matters. He specializes in the areas of asset management and tax, estate, and retirement planning. 

Educated at the University of Kentucky in Business Administration and at Merrimack College in Financial Planning, Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the Insurance and financial services industries.

Paul lives withb his wife, Jean, in Hampton, NH. Over the years, he has served on many community civic organizations, such as The Seacoast Visiting Nurses Association, United Way, ProPortsmouth, Theatre By-The-Sea, Chamber Commerce, Portsmouth High School Booster Club and the Rotary Club.

Paul K. Whitcomb FINRA BrokerCheck is available via this link.

 

 

 

 


 

Brooks Kennedy - Registered Representative

Brooks Kennedy

Registered Representative

Brooks came to Secure Planning, Inc., from Commonwealth Financial in 2003. He has been helping individuals and small businesses meet their financial and insurance needs for more than 35 years. Brooks is licensed for Mutual Funds, Limited Partnerships, Variable and Fixed Annuities, and Life Insurance.

Brooks graduated from Plymouth State College in 1964. After receiving his degree, he served in Vietnam as a Captain in theb U.S. Army Special Forces and was awarded the Air Medal for Valor, Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Over the years, Brooks has volunteered for many community civic organizations and has served on the Board of Directors for Seacoast United Way, the Portsmouth Greater Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the New Castle Congregational Church.

He and his wife, Mary, have a hiome in New Castle, where they have lived for the past 45 years. 

Brooks S. Kennedy FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.