Bravias Financial

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Bravias Financial

Our company was founded on the principle that a comprehensive understanding of one’s financial situation is essential to making informed decisions. We educate our clients on the key issues they will face today, and in retirement; creating guaranteed lifetime income, protecting wealth in any economy, and managing risk. Once they understand their situation better, we guide them towards the solutions they need to achieve financial peace of mind.

The Bravias Financial team is comprised of a unique group of individuals with a variety of specialties in the financial services industry. Together we work to offer customized solutions to help grow and protect your wealth. Through comprehensive wealth planning based on customized investment strategies and risk management products, Bravias Financial is uniquely qualified to help you achieve your goals.

Rich Zeitz
President
Rich Zeitz is the Founder and President of Bravias Financial, and best-selling author of “Plan Smart, Retire Right: A Common Sense Approach to a Stress-Free Retirement”. He is a graduate from Penn State University and a veteran in financial services since 1994. As a proud member of the National Ethics Association, his firm is built on the foundation of trust, integrity, and best practices. He has become a thought leader in the industry having written guides and articles focused on retirement planning strategies, and has been seen in US News and World Report, Investopedia, Yahoo! Finance, The Street, MarketWatch, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The National Financial Educators Council, to name a few.

In addition to conducting educational workshops and seminars, he frequently speaks to various organizations about wealth management and retirement readiness. Rich also invests time mentoring and educating other financial advisors across the country, sharing his philosophy and approach.

Rich, like his firm, remains completely independent. “Bravias is not owned by a bank, brokerage firm or insurance company. This independence allows us to work in a conflict-free environment and do what we feel is best for each client.” He started Bravias Financial in 2008 to help guide investors on the path towards financial security. “As an independent wealth management firm, we represent our clients rather than any one particular company. This independence is vital in delivering objective advice.” Through the years, Rich has built an reputation helping people achieve a more meaningful financial future. His holistic approach to planning is designed to address all possible financial concerns and help clients truly achieve the financial future they imagine and deserve.

Ally Zeitz
Managing Director
Ally is responsible for overall firm operations and ensuring the delivery of quality retirement planning services to clients. Her diverse professional background of 24+ years provides valuable know-how when supporting the team across a variety of functions such as plan design and analysis, compliance, and back office functions. Ally currently maintains her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and before coming on board, she worked in various roles as a senior tax specialist, financial analyst, case manager and supervisor with Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, Frank Hirth, and the City of New York where she specialized in tax and financial planning for expatriate, foreign nationals and high net worth clients.
Adam Sussman
Director of Investment Operations
Adam’s career spans 19 years in the financial services industry working various roles at David Lerner Associates, Ascent Capital and Andover Brokerage. At Bravias Financial he utilizes his financial planning and portfolio strategy experience to help implement managed financial solutions for our clients. With expertise in capital markets and investment management, his primary roles include investment strategy, market research, processing client trades and re-balancing client accounts, as well as investment manager due diligence.
Kyle Kane
Director of Marketing
As a thought leader in the digital marketing space, and with a history of success in brand management and content production, Kyle has planned and executed innovative marketing strategies for diverse industries spanning from entertainment and consumer products, to finance and technology. Leveraging 18+ years experience in marketing and business development, Kyle leverages his unique skill set to ensure the valuable services and messaging of Bravias Financial reach those who need it most.
Michelle Diaz
Operations Manager
Michelle brings 8+ years of client service experience to her role as Operations Manager. Her primary responsibilities include managing all back office operations, client servicing, processing all investment business transactions including opening new accounts, facilitating account transfers, processing and tracking investment account maintenance items, and monitoring alerts. She holds an Associates Degree from Union County College and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Matthew Sottile
Senior Wealth Manager
Matt has been providing financial advice since 2004 and has broad experience in asset management, financial planning, insurance, retirement planning and 401K plans. He focuses on comprehensive financial management when it comes to building client portfolios and takes into account the need for capital preservation during retirement. With his extensive market knowledge, Matt has developed an approach to investing that embraces a macro view of the markets in conjunction with the micro needs of his long-term client relationships.
Elizabeth Almodovar
Financial Advisor
Elizabeth joined Bravias Financial in 2018 and focuses in personal financial planning and wealth management for Federal employees and New Jersey state public employees. She brings her 15+ years of client-service experience to the firm with a strong background in business planning and marketing. Elizabeth assists the team in designing our ‘Retirement Blueprints’ which demonstrates how clients can move ahead safely in retirement with proper income planning and a well-balanced diversified portfolio. This enables Elizabeth to fulfill her passion of helping individuals and families achieve true financial freedom.
Dawn Niles
Life & Health Insurance Advisor
Dawn’s career extends nearly 10 years in the financial services industry working at New England Financial, MetLife and Aflac. At Bravias Financial, she blends her life insurance, and health knowledge to add value by helping to implement strategies that consider our clients short and long-term objectives and risks. Her expertise in life insurance, supplemental insurance (accident, critical illness, short-term disability) and Medicare planning for individuals and groups provides the firm with more depth to our legacy planning.
Julian Bannister
Life & Health Insurance Advisor
Julian brings over 15 years of experience servicing high-end clientele and business owners. His business background began in the restaurant industry where he was a District Manager and ran day-to-day operations, and later went on to running his own service business for over 7 years. These ‘client-first’ experiences armed Julian with the knowledge of how important asset protection and financial planning are. Julian’s focus is in supplemental life and health insurance, and he brings the highest degree of exceptional experience to his clients by listening to their needs and working with them to implement a plan that addresses their concerns.
Wesley Tanner
Annuity Specialist
Financial Independence Group

With so many options available, the annuity market can be a bit overwhelming. Wesley’s primary focus is to assist in researching and selecting the best annuity products based on the client’s unique and individual needs – income, growth or both. With access to over 50 annuity carriers, and a multitude of different types of products, he is an integral part of the team in creating income plans, or positioning annuities inside of a client’s portfolio.

Andrew Ball
Life Insurance Specialist
Financial Independence Group

Andrew provides product support and specializes in case design, underwriting and case management, all while staying informed of industry changes and new product opportunities. Andrew is a very hard worker and has a real passion for helping people. He strives every day to ensure that clients are consistently receiving top-of-the-line service, and ensures that each client is quoted the appropriate coverage and product to best meet their insurance needs.

Alecia Barnette
Long Term Care Specialist
Financial Independence Group

Alecia assists us by matching clients’ needs with the best Long Term Care insurance products on the market. She has always believed in the importance of education when it comes to planning for LTC and the effect it has on one’s financial and personal long-term goals. Alecia understands the significance that accuracy and customer service plays and you can often find her on the phone with a carrier discussing a new case, or just gaining more product knowledge.

David Sargent
Investment Advisor / Branch Manager
PA Secure Retirement Solutions

David is an Investment Advisor with Bravias Capital Group, and branch manager of the Doylestown PA branch of PA Secure Retirement Solutions. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1995 and has extensive knowledge in retirement planning, investment management and insurance planning. David designs and implements personalized strategies that can help clients reduce their overall market risk, protect their assets and maximize their lifetime income throughout retirement. His primary focus is to enhance, and ultimately preserve both his client’s wealth and their estates.

Dawn Stuter
Managing Partner
PA Secure Retirement Solutions

Dawn is a Managing Partner of PA Secure Retirement Solutions. Dawn a native of Doylestown Pa, has over 14 years of experience in all facets of the financial services industry. She has devoted her career and practice to focusing on individual retirement accounts specializing in retirement distributions and defensive asset allocation models. Her philosophy in handling retirement accounts is geared towards a ‘safe money’ approach so that retirement can become as stress free as possible.