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Biographies

David E. Lees, CFA, CAIA

Mr. Lees is a Senior Partner and a founding member of myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC. Prior to the separation of the Investment Advisory Group from Ernst and Young, LLP, Mr. Lees was a Partner and Chairman of Ernst & Young's National Investment Advisory Council responsible for overseeing the research and due diligence of Ernst & Young's Investment Advisory Practice. Mr. Lees also served as Ernst & Young's National Director of the Wealth Advisory Services.

Mr. Lees formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Bryn Mawr Trust Company, symbol (BMTC), which is a publicly traded company based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Lees was an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Portfolio Management in Villanova University's Commerce and Finance Department for the past 6 years teaching Portfolio Management and Corporate Finance.

David was recently recognized by Forbes as #6 on the Best in State Wealth Advisors Listing for Pennsylvania.

Education

  • M.B.A. (Finance) - Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • B.B.S. (Accounting) - James Madison University

Designation

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • CAIA - Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
  • Member - CAIA Association
  • Member - CFA Institute
  • Member - Philadelphia Financial Analysts
  • NASAA Series 65
James Biles, CFA

Mr. Biles is a Senior Partner and founding member of myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC. Prior to founding myCIO, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young LLP for 10 years and served as their Regional Leader for Wealth Advisory Services. Mr. Biles has been a financial advisor and investment counselor for more than 25 years.

Mr. Biles is currently an investment advisor and wealth manager to senior corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Biles also serves on myCIO's Investment Committee, and is the Firm's Chief Compliance Officer.

Jim presently serves as Treasurer and Finance chair on the Board of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

Mr. Biles earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997 and is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research.

Education

  • B.S. (Economics) - University of Delaware

Designation

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • AIMR Member - Association of Investment Management Research
  • Member - Philadelphia Financial Analysts
  • NASAA Series 65
Paul J. Bracaglia, AIF

Paul is a Senior Partner with the firm and has spent over 30 years advising high net worth clients, charitable foundations, and qualified retirement plans. Paul leads the firm's practice to defined contribution plans and is a member of the firm's investment committee. Paul is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF).

Before his current role, Paul was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and was a co-leader of the firm's national Investment Advisory Group practice. In addition, Paul was the firm's National Leader for the Institutional Services Group Investment Advisory Practice for defined contribution and defined benefit plans and a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Investment Advisory Board. As a board member, Mr. Bracaglia also served as the firm's National Chief Compliance Officer.

Paul holds an MBA from the University of Delaware with a concentration in Finance, and a B.S. from the University of Delaware where he majored in Accounting.

Paul is an active member of the community. He is the vice-chairman of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. Paul is also an advisory board member for the Financial Planning Major at the University of Delaware.

Paul can be reached at paul.bracaglia@myciowp.com or by calling 267-295-3889.

Education

  • B.S. (Accounting and Economics) - University of Delaware
  • M.B.A. (Finance) - University of Delaware

Designation

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
  • NASAA Series 65
Phil J. Bonelli, CIMA, AIF

Phil J. Bonelli is a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners LLC. In this capacity, he works with high net worth individuals, institutions, endowments and foundations in designing, monitoring and implementing appropriate investment and financial planning strategies.

Prior to the sale of the investment advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, Phil was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and member of PwCIA's Institutional Services Group for defined contribution plans. Phil's other work experience was through SEI Investments, where he was responsible for strategic advisor relationships in the western U.S. as well as with Merrill Lynch, where he served as a Financial Advisor.

Phil has a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University and a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from St. Joseph's University. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) credential from the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business through the Investments and Wealth Institute (IMI). Phil earned his CIMA designation in 2005 and is a member of IMI. Phil has passed the NASAA series 66 exam and is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF).

Phil can be reached at phil.bonelli@myciowp.com or by calling 267-295-3891.

Education

  • M.B.A. (Finance) - St. Joseph's University
  • B.S. (Accounting) - Villanova University

Designation

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
  • Member - Investments and Wealth Institute (IMI)
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
  • NASAA Series 66
Bruce J. Fenster, CPA, CFP

Bruce is a Partner with the firm and has spent over 36 years advising high net worth clients with their investment, financial, and income tax planning needs. Bruce works with high net worth clients in designing and implementing sophisticated and highly personalized financial planning solutions.

Previously, Bruce was an Executive Director and a Personal Financial Services Practice Leader of Ernst & Young and a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked with current members of myCIO Wealth Partners. Since 1994, Bruce has provided comprehensive financial planning services to high net worth individual and corporate executives in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C and Boston area.

Bruce is a graduate of Drexel University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He also received a Masters in Taxation from Villanova Law School.

Bruce currently sits on the board of the Overbook School for the Blind in Philadelphia and serves as the investment chairman of the investment committee.

Bruce can be reached at bruce.fenster@myciowp.com or by calling 267-295-3884.

Education

  • B.S. (Accounting) - Drexel University
  • Masters of Taxation - Villanova Law School

Designation

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • NASAA Series 65
Michael D. Finelli, CIMA, AIF

Michael Finelli is a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners. In this capacity, he works with high net worth individuals in designing, monitoring and implementing appropriate investment planning strategies. He is also a member of myCIO's Institutional Services Group for defined contribution and defined benefit plans. Mike is the chairperson of myCIO's investment committee, where firm policy is set and investment alternatives are reviewed.

Prior to joining myCIO, Mike was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers Investment Advisors. In addition to his role as an investment counselor, Mike also served on the PricewaterhouseCoopers Investment Advisors Board of Directors. Prior to his work experience with PwC, Mike was an Associate Partner with Lockwood Advisors.

Mike has a B.S. in Finance and a M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from St. Joseph's University. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) credential from the University of California - Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Mike has passed the NASAA series 65 exam and is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). He is currently working towards the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. Mike speaks frequently on investment strategies and fiduciary responsibility; he has also been published in various publications including The Philadelphia Business Journal, HR Innovation, and Growing Your Business.

Mike can be reached at michael.finelli@myciowp.com or by calling 267-295-3890.

Education

  • M.B.A. (Accounting) - St. Joseph's University
  • B.S. (Finance) - St. Joseph's University

Designation

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
  • Member - Investments and Wealth Institute (IMI)
  • NASAA Series 65
James L. Henry, CIMA

Mr. Henry has been an advisor with myCIO Wealth Partners since the firms' inception in 2005. Prior to the formation of myCIO, he held a similar position with Ernst & Young, LLP and has 15 years of financial planning and investment consulting experience.

James (Jim) Henry is a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners and serves as a wealth advisor to corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs (both domestic and abroad). Mr. Henry also serves as an investment advisor to several large foundations, endowments and non-profit organizations.

In addition to his advisory role, Mr. Henry serves on myCIO's Investment Advisory Committee, and helps lead our Asset Allocation team, which updates the firm's allocation and risk models.

Mr. Henry holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) credential from the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business through the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

Education

  • B.S. (Accounting and Finance) - West Chester University

Designation

  • Member - Investment Management Consultants Association
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
  • NASAA Series 65
Christopher D. Morello, CFP

Mr. Morello is a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC and has been with the firm since 2006. Before joining myCIO, he spent several years at 1934 Group, an Estate Planning firm in Berwyn, PA. Mr. Morello has been in the financial industry for more than 15 years.

Christopher (Chris) Morello serves as lead financial counselor with particular focus on executive benefit planning, estate and philanthropic planning and insurance planning. He is also responsible for managing the firms Sports & Entertainment division.

In addition to his advisory role, Mr. Morello serves on myCIO's Investment Advisory Committee, and helps lead our Asset Allocation team, which updates the firm's allocation and risk models.

Mr. Morello holds a B.A. in Political Science from Swarthmore College. He also earned his CFP certification in 2012. In 2019, he completed the exclusive Executive Leadership Program offered through Charles Schwab. In 2021, he became registered with the NFLPA as a Registered Player Financial Advisor.

Education

  • B.A. (Political Science)-- Swarthmore College

Designation

  • NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor.
  • NASAA Series 65
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Justin Pagliei, CFA, CFP

Mr. Pagliei is a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC and has been with the firm since 2005. Before joining myCIO, he was a member of the research department for Sanchez Wealth Management. Mr. Pagliei has been in the financial industry for more than 15 years.

Mr. Pagliei is currently an investment advisor and wealth manager to domestic and international high net worth individuals, C-Suite corporate executives, and both taxable and tax exempt institutions. Mr. Pagliei also provides due diligence and fiduciary reviews for several 401k retirement plans. Mr. Pagliei is a member of myCIO's Investment Advisory Committee and helps lead our Asset Allocation team, which updates the firm's allocation models on an annual basis.

Mr. Pagliei earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2006 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Institute of Philadelphia. Mr. Pagliei also earned his CFP certification in 2011.

Education

  • B.A. (Economics and Political Science) - Swarthmore College

Designation

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • NASAA Series 65
  • Member - CFA Institute of Philadelphia
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Adrian Verueco, CPA, CIA, CRMA, CGMA

Adrian is a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC and has been with the firm since 2016. Before joining myCIO, he spent several years at Turner Investments, LP and Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Verueco has been in the asset management industry for more than 15 years.

Adrian leads myCIO's Finance & Admin Team which is responsible for Financial Reporting, Fund Accounting, Operations, Human Resources, among others.

Mr. Verueco holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Beda College and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University. He also has earned a number of professional designations including Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Education

  • B.S. (Accounting-- San Beda College

Designation

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Robert Shaw, CFA, CPA, CFP

Robert (Bob) Shaw joined myCIO Wealth Partners, LLC through its separation from Ernst & Young. Prior to joining myCIO, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young LLP for five years and managed several of their executive financial planning engagements. Mr. Shaw has been a financial advisor and investment counselor for more than 20 years.

Mr. Shaw is currently a Partner of myCIO Wealth Partners and serves as a wealth manager to C-level corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs and also serves as an investment advisor to several non-profit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Mr. Shaw serves on myCIO's Investment Committee, which is in charge of overseeing our relationship with our third-party due diligence providers and ensuring product compliance with policies and procedures. Mr. Shaw also leads the firm's tax practice. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).

Education

  • B.S. (Business Administration/Accounting) - Widener University

Designation

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Member - Association of Investment Management Research (AIMR)
  • Member - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • NASAA Series 65
 

 

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