Samuel E. Bain, Jr.
Founder, Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer
Sam founded Bainco in 1987 on the premise that significant assets demand attentive management. He distinguished Bainco as a wealth management firm focused on holistic and objective asset management at a time when transaction-based investing was the norm. He offered a customized investment management approach along with an exceptional commitment to client service. Sam believes that clients are best served by being the center of a collaborative team whereby Bainco assumes the lead role of trusted advisor.
As CEO and Managing Member, Sam helps shape the direction of the firm’s business strategy while maintaining close relationships with its clients. Sam applies his business acumen to a host of unique client situations and enjoys the intellectual challenge of identifying and developing solutions to otherwise complicated problems. He works closely with the wealth strategies team on complex estate, tax and gift planning strategies and has served on the boards of multiple early-stage venture companies and non-profit organizations.
Prior to founding Bainco, Sam was a Senior Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, serving high net worth individuals and institutions, and spent several years as a Chairman’s Club Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch.
He is a member of the Board of Overseers for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; a past Trustee of St. Johnsbury Academy; a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Vermont; an Advisory Board Member for The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and a Board Member of The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute.
Sam earned a BS in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and a Master's degree in Systems Design and Management from George Washington University. He also attended the Boston University School of Law. Sam holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24 and 63 licenses as well as a Massachusetts real estate brokerage license.
Robert Katz, CFP®
Managing Director, Wealth Strategies
Robert is the Managing Director of Wealth Strategies. He has over 25 years of industry experience developing and implementing customized high net worth client strategies which are fully integrated with the clients’ investment objectives. He works proactively with Bainco clients and their professional advisors on estate planning, income tax, concentrated stock, and charitable gift giving strategies. Other areas of experience include cash flow planning, risk management, and retirement planning. Further, he works to develop new client relationships while enhancing relationships with key advisor professionals. He has been designated as a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager in Boston magazine.
Robert joined the firm in 1993 from Pell, Rudman where he was Vice President of Financial Planning. Robert is a member of the Financial Planning Association as well as the Boston Estate Planning Council. He is a former City Councilor for the City of Marlboro and is a founding member of the Marlboro 2010 Initiative.
Robert earned a BS degree in Investments and Finance, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Babson College, and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification through Bentley College. Robert is certified as an Agent Advisor for professional athletes through Sports Management Worldwide. He holds FINRA Series 7, 28 and 63 licenses.
Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Mark joined Bainco in 1999 and is focused on building and maintaining an organizational structure that supports the ongoing needs of the firm’s clients and employees. He recognizes the importance of developing tactical frameworks to execute effectively on firm strategy. Mark is responsible for financial and tax reporting, operations, technology, human resources, and compliance. He has significant experience with the design and structure of investment and business partnerships as well as strategic and financial initiatives. His pragmatic approach to expending firm resources allows him to maintain an efficient and robust organizational infrastructure. Mark is also involved in marketing and firm positioning and participates in the development of the firm’s overall strategic planning process.
Early in his career, Mark worked in the asset management division of Cabot, Cabot & Forbes in both portfolio accounting and commercial property management. While there he managed a major conversion to new accounting software and implemented cash flow functionality which allowed for the development of modeling projections. In 1994, he became the Controller and Director of Operations of Corporate Kitchen, a retail food service business, where he developed a new business strategy and opened four new retail locations.
Mark is on the Board of Directors of Sophia’s Fund and is also a member of the Exit Planning Exchange, the Bentley Executive Club, and the CFO Round Table. He is heavily involved in several local non-profit organizations where he has helped raise significant funds for numerous charitable causes.
Mark earned a BS degree in Accounting as well as an AS degree in Business Management from Bentley University. He holds a FINRA Series 28 license.
Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Strategist
Susan manages a team of investment professionals who work together to deliver high quality, well aligned investment strategies for each of Bainco’s high net worth clients. She emphasizes rigorous investment process in her oversight of the firm’s equity and fixed income research, risk management and portfolio construction, and brings deep investment experience to her role as head of the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee. Susan designed and currently oversees a number of Bainco’s proprietary investment methodologies and led the development of Bainco’s in-house stock screening framework. Susan is also a Portfolio Strategist on a number of client relationships and collaborates with colleagues, clients and outside advisors to optimize the total financial architecture of each these unique situations. She has been designated as a 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager in Boston magazine.
Susan began her career in finance in 1987 at Scudder, Stevens and Clark where she managed institutional, endowment and individual assets. Over time, she became Senior Partner and subsequently served as a Managing Director with Zurich Scudder Investments. Her responsibilities included management of a multi-billion dollar portfolio specializing in international emerging markets. As a senior leader within the firm she focused on portfolio risk management and investment process analysis in addition to her daily portfolio management responsibilities.
Susan is actively involved in the Weston community and serves on the Board of Directors and Finance committee of several local non-profit organizations.
Susan earned a BA from Colby College and is currently pursuing her MS in Administrative Studies at Boston College. She is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society and holds FINRA Series 7, 53, 63 and 65 licenses.
Isabel Scharmer, CFA
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategist
Working closely with her colleagues and clients’ external advisors, Isabel delivers individualized investment and wealth management strategies to Bainco’s high net worth clients. She serves as a Portfolio Strategist managing client teams to meet each family’s unique objectives related to investment goals, risk tolerance, asset allocation and wealth strategies. As a member of the management team at Bainco, Isabel oversees marketing for Bainco and works to develop new client relationships. In her role as a private equity advisor at Bainco, Isabel holds board positions and responsibilities for private investments held by Bainco clients. She has been designated as a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager in Boston magazine.
Isabel joined Bainco in 1996 after working in Private Client Services at Bear Stearns. In 1998 Isabel left Bainco for graduate school, and before returning, worked as a private equity consultant for Investor Group Services, an affiliate of The Parthenon Group.
She serves as the Head of Annual Giving for the Tuck Class of 2000 and served a term as Vice Chair of the Tuck Annual Giving Executive Committee. She also serves on the steering committee of the Women’s Association of Venture and Equity and is a member of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Isabel previously served as a director of SmartPak Equine and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Clay Enterprises.
Isabel earned a BA from Tufts University in International Relations and English, and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and FINRA Series 4, 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
Mark T. Kelly, CFA, CFP®
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategist, Business Development
Mark provides personalized wealth management services to a select group of affluent individuals and their families who wish to preserve and grow their wealth and achieve their financial goals. He serves as a Portfolio Strategist coordinating the advisory team to meet each family’s objectives related to wealth management; investment management, wealth strategies, cash flow, risk tolerance, asset allocation and customized lending solutions. Working in collaboration with clients, their trusted advisors, and a dedicated team of experienced colleagues, he integrates all aspects of each client’s financial life to help them achieve their unique financial goals. As a member of the management and business development team, Mark is deeply committed to developing strong relationships with prospective clients whose unique wealth management needs require a high level of personalized attention, expertise, and sophistication.
Mark has worked in the financial services industry and more specifically the wealth and asset management business for over 25 years. In his work with high net-worth individuals and families, he integrated investment management, financial planning, estate and trust planning, as well as cash flow management and customized lending solutions to deliver comprehensive wealth management to his clients. He coordinated advisory teams, drawing on the technical expertise and experience of each team member to provide customized holistic wealth management solutions.
Mark joined Bainco in 2016 from Citizens Financial Group in Boston where he was a Senior Private Banker working primarily with high net-worth individuals, business owners, executives, professionals, and their families. Prior to working in the Private Banking industry, Mark served as Executive Vice President and Senior Investment Officer at a boutique Investment Management firm where he focused on holistic and objective wealth management for individuals, families and foundations.
Mark is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. He is a graduate of the ABA National Trust School at Northwestern University. Mark is a member of the Financial Planning Association, and he serves as a member of the Duxbury Finance Committee.
Mark earned a BS from Bryant College in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and an MS in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Mark resides in Duxbury with his wife Kim, and daughter Michaela, where he and his family are actively involved in the community. Outside of his passion for helping individuals and families achieve financial peace of mind, Mark enjoys spending time at Duxbury beach with his family.
Justin DuMouchelle, CFA, CFP®
Portfolio Strategist, Private Equity Advisor
Justin serves as a Portfolio Strategist delivering individualized investment and wealth management strategies to some of Bainco’s high net worth clients. He manages client teams to meet each family’s unique objectives related to investment goals, risk tolerance, asset allocation and wealth strategies. Justin is also involved in the firm’s investment decisions as an active member of Bainco’s Asset Allocation Committee.
In addition to his work with Bainco’s clients, Justin is responsible for the due diligence surrounding many of the client’s private investments. He is the lead analyst on a private investment and serves as a director of Tego Inc., a high-tech company focused on developing RFID tag technology.
Justin joined Bainco in 2005 as a Client Advisor. In 2007 he was promoted to Equity Analyst and Fixed Income Trader and developed a deep understanding of the goals of Bainco clients as well as strong analytical skills. Subsequently, he was promoted to Director of Research in 2011, a position he held through 2014. In this role he was instrumental in building Bainco’s proprietary stock screening framework as well as the fundamental due diligence process for each equity holding. Justin led the equity research team and oversaw the selection of US stocks purchased in client accounts.
In addition to his responsibilities at Bainco, he is involved in his family business, DuMouchelle Art Galleries, as an auctioneer and appraiser of fine art, jewelry, and antiques. He serves on the Museum Council Steering Committee and is a Museum Council Patron at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior to Bainco, Justin worked with Tourneau and Shreve, Crump & Low, retailers of luxury watches and fine jewelry.
Justin earned a BS in Chemistry and Economics at Boston College where he was a member of their Varsity Sailing Team. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society, currently serving on the Private Wealth Committee. Justin is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Director of Client Service, Compliance Manager
In her role as Director of Client Service, Jessica manages and supervises the client relationship teams by identifying best practices, developing team efficiencies, and managing department resources. She works to support organizational growth by leading strategic discussions with members of the client service team and helps to ensure that firm-wide initiatives and projects are implemented on a timely basis. Jessica’s role reinforces the firm’s commitment to a collaborative, customized and comprehensive approach to client service and helps to deliver a superior client experience.
She also works with the Wealth Strategies group to facilitate discussions around estate, tax and gift planning as well as analysis around education, retirement, insurance, cash flow and debt consolidation. As the firm’s Compliance Manager, she designs and implements suitable policies and procedures based on continuous and rigorous reviews of the firm’s business practices. Jessica also assists with the development and implementation of Bainco’s new business development, marketing and communications efforts.
Jessica has worked at Bainco since 1997, with experience in client service, operations, compliance, and wealth strategies. Prior to Bainco, Jessica worked in restaurant management. She also worked for and volunteered at the International Institute of New England non-profit organization. She served as both a Boston Regional Board member and an Alumni Admissions Representative to the University of Vermont from 1999-2001.
Jessica earned a BA in European Studies from the University of Vermont and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Seth Corkin, CFP®
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Seth works alongside the Managing Director of Wealth Strategies to develop and implement sophisticated planning solutions for clients in order to help them achieve their personal and financial objectives. He works proactively with Bainco clients and their professional advisors on income tax and estate planning issues to coordinate – and advise on – all aspects of our clients' financial situation.
Seth joined the firm in 2015 from The Colony Group in Boston where he was a financial counselor and worked primarily with high net-worth corporate executives, individuals, and families. While there, Seth provided holistic financial planning services to clients with a focus on taxation, asset allocation, retirement, and estate planning. Additionally, he served on several internal committees where he played an instrumental role in the implementation of electronic signature capabilities and also worked closely on firm wide initiatives/adoption of financial planning software and CRM systems. Seth developed an enthusiasm for financial planning while completing his undergraduate coursework at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Seth became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at the age of 25, one of the youngest in the country to do so. Seth previously worked at Brown Brothers Harriman where he provided accounting services to global mutual funds and international investments.
Seth is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Seth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a registered Investment Advisory Representative.
Matthew serves as an Equity Analyst performing the fundamental due diligence and selection processes of equity holdings for client accounts. As a member of the research team he has an integral role in the construction of the equity portfolio and has a particular focus on stocks in the Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Health Care and Telecom sectors. Matthew is also an active member of Bainco’s Asset Allocation Committee.
Prior to joining Bainco in 2005, Matthew served as a Portfolio Accountant at State Street Corporation where he was responsible for executing daily wires and transfers as well as paying expenses for large institutional clients. Matthew also audited cash portfolios and was responsible for selection of money market funds for investments made on a daily basis.
Matthew earned a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University where he is currently pursuing an MBA. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Greg McSweeney, CFA
Greg serves as an Equity Analyst performing the fundamental due diligence and selection processes of equity holdings for client accounts. As a member of the research team he has an integral role in the construction of the equity portfolio and has a particular focus on stocks in the technology, financial, industrial and energy sectors. Greg is also an active member of Bainco’s Asset Allocation Committee.
Prior to joining Bainco, Greg was an Equity Analyst at Steinberg Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar investment firm in New York, specializing in fundamental value-oriented investments. While there, Greg was a generalist, researching companies in a wide range of industries and was a member of the investment committee. Prior to Steinberg, Greg worked in portfolio management for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Structured Finance group, covering their fixed income investments. He began his career in investment banking at RBS, focused on clients in the mortgage finance industry.
Greg earned a BA with honors in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Business Development Specialist, Marketing Associate
Alex serves as a Business Development Specialist aligning the needs of individuals and families to the breadth of Bainco's investment and wealth strategy offerings. Alex leverages Bainco’s extensive experience, rigorous process, and deep understanding of existing clients to optimize new relationships and help clients plan for the present, the future, and for lifetimes.
Alex began his career with Morgan Stanley PWM as a Sales Associate working closely with clients to deliver customized investment solutions to ultra-high net worth families to include work with the pension fund of a professional athletic association. He left Morgan Stanley in 2011 to pursue an opportunity with Ambri, a battery technology startup founded at MIT. His efforts supported the company through Series B and C fundraising rounds and helped grow the company from 9 to 40 employees; focusing on finance, marketing, operations, and business development.
Alex founded the Boston Winter Ball in 2008, an annual black tie charity event that has raised over $2mm for local organizations that aim to improve the lives of children through healthcare and education. He is a member of the fundraising committee for the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation and the Class of 2004 Agent on the Annual Fund Committee at Noble & Greenough.
Alex earned a BS in Management from Boston College with a double focus in Finance and Marketing and holds a FINRA Series 65 license.
Emily is responsible for portfolio accounting, client service and administration for a select group of Bainco clients. In addition to communicating directly with clients, she works closely with the portfolio and wealth strategists at Bainco as well as clients’ outside advisors including estate attorneys and accountants.
Emily joined Bainco in July 2013. While in school, she gained experience within different areas of finance through internships at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, RI working directly with the Financial Advisor Solutions team, and Greenwich Alternative Investments in Stamford, CT.
Emily graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University with a BS in Finance and a BA in Economics. While at Fairfield, she worked in fundraising for Fairfield’s Annual Giving Office, was involved in the Student Philanthropy Committee, and was a member of the Equestrian Team and the Fairfield Investment Group. She currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
As a Client Associate, Kate handles the administration, accounting and client services functions for a select group of Bainco client relationships. She works closely with the Portfolio and Wealth Strategists, as well as the clients’ outside advisors.
Kate joined Bainco in March 2014. Prior to that, she worked at On the Avenue Marketing where she was responsible for a significant subscription sales account. Kate maintained positive relationships with sales representatives, vendor contacts, and event personnel providing logistical information while solving event issues in the field.
Kate graduated from Boston College in 2012 with a BA in Economics. While there she interned at the National Library of Ireland and worked in the Irish Studies department. She is a recipient of the Robert J. Cheney scholarship award and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Kayla works within the client service team and is responsible for administration and accounting of client portfolios. In her role, she is responsible for maintaining the portfolio accounting system for a group of client accounts to include meeting preparation, client reporting, billing and performance tracking.
While in school, Kayla gained real world internship experience as a Weapon Systems Cost Analysis Fellow with the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington D.C. as well as experience in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management division.
In 2014, Kayla graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University with a double major in Economics and Spanish. While there, she was a member of the varsity softball team and involved in the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Varsity Softball Leadership Council, and Balance Your Life, of which Kayla was a founding member. Kayla currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Jacki joined Bainco in 1996 as the personal and administrative assistant to the CEO. She is responsible for day-to-day administrative and organizational support and is also involved in new business development, marketing presentations and on-boarding of new client relationships.
Jacki led the support staff for Bainco for several years prior to leaving the firm in 2003 to raise her young family. During that time she worked on a part-time basis in real estate sales and development and founded a successful bookkeeping business. In 2013 Jacki returned to Bainco in her former role where she continues to support the office of the CEO.
Executive Assistant to the CFO
Whitney joined Bainco in October 2014 as part of the client service team, providing support and front office assistance. She is now providing accounting and administrative support to the CFO including billing, reporting, and budgeting. Whitney handles all vendor management and administration for investment entities and also supports the Director of Wealth Strategies and the CIO.
While attending school in Charleston, SC, Whitney worked at LTP Tennis as an Assistant Office Manager and B. Gourmet Catering as a member of their event planning team. In these roles, Whitney maintained strong business relations, provided administrative support and coordinated a variety of events ranging from tennis tournaments to weddings.
Whitney graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina in May 2014 with a BS degree in Business Administration and Marketing. While there, she was a fundraiser and volunteer for the American Heart Association and S.O.S, an organization that supports local mothers undergoing breast cancer treatment. Whitney was also a founding member of the College of Charleston’s Student Marketing Association, and involved in Greek life and club tennis.