James is a valued team member at Baron Financial Group. As an Associate Financial Planner, James performs research and assists the advisors with the creation and updating of financial plans for clients. In addition, James is our technology expert, researching and implementing technological advances within the field of financial planning to help enhance the service we provide to you.
Founding partner, Victor Cannillo, enjoys mentoring James and the other members of the firm. “James is enthusiastic and a great support to the team, whether he is assisting the investment committee with fund research or aiding the firm with the important software we use.”
James is a member of both NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors) and FPA (Financial Planning Association). NAPFA is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors, committed to working in the best interests of those they serve. Like NAPFA, the FPA aids in the professional development of its members and adheres to “a code of ethics that reflects their commitment to help clients achieve their life goals”.
He is a graduate of William Paterson University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Cotsakos College of Business Financial Planner Program. During his time at WPU, James took the lead role of community outreach within the student chapter of the Financial Planning Association. This allowed him to visit high schools to educate students about Financial Planning.
James is diligently preparing for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) exam. The CFP® certification identifies professionals who have met the high standards of competency and ethics established and enforced by the CFP® Board. CFP® professionals are required to act in their clients’ best interests and have met rigorous professional standards.
In his spare time, James is devoted to volunteering his time with his local youth group. He also enjoys spending time with his eleven siblings and playing the guitar. James is fluent in Spanish.
Congratulations to James on his June wedding to his childhood friend, Maria!