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Wealth Management Advisor
First Vice President-Wealth Management
Senior Vice President
Registered Client Associate
The Gillespie-Grove Group makes it our goal to add value through a strong client-advisor relationship and by providing each client with access to the best financial resources available in the marketplace. Our team focuses on helping a select group of high net worth individuals and retirees to manage all aspects of their financial lives. From implementing tax-efficient strategies to retirement and educational planning, we work with clients to develop a plan to grow and preserve their wealth. We initiate our planning-based discussion around your financial needs, your short and long-term objectives, your time horizons and your risk tolerance. By customizing a wealth management plan for you, we are looking to maximize your potential for achieving your financial goals. We often partner with your tax and legal advisors to develop tax-efficient strategies that will optimize your comprehensive financial situation. Once your wealth management plan has been implemented, we will periodically review your plan's progress with you to make certain that its strategy remains aligned with your overall financial needs. By having a plan and a process in place we will be less effected by extraneous event driven decisions. We embrace the concept of Total Merrill in our ability to deliver an unmatched breadth of services to clients. We have access to a wide range of specialists whose experience can be drawn upon to customize advice that meets your unique financial objectives.
WHY WORK WITH THE GILLESPIE-GROVE GROUP?The Gillespie-Grove Group is a Wealth Management Advisory team serving a select number of multi-generational families. Our mission is to help take the guesswork and uncertainty out of planning for a strong foundation for your family's financial future. Our deep commitment to clients is definedby three core tenets:I. Our Approach- A consultative and engaging discovery process that helps clients clarify and prioritize thier goals- Interactive planning process that provides visual answers to long-term goal achievement- Educational approach helps simplify complex issues in a world of information overloadBenefit: Clients feel more confident in their ability to make better decisions and avoid mistakesII. Our Capabilities- Teamwork allows for a rational, forward-looking perspective- Willingness to work with your accountant and attorney helps fully integrate your plan- Ability to bring global resources to bear for clients with a local, personal touchBenefit: Clients feel more at ease knowing that a strong team serves as their advocateIII. Our Focus on Clients- Working with a select number of clients helps ensure access and creates a caring, personalized environment- Ongoing communication based on timely, relevant information that is easy to act upon- Highly responsive team considers client requests as our personal missionBenefit: Clients feel more connected and informed, which leads to a trusting relationshipDarren M. Grove, CFP®, CRPC®Senior Vice President- Wealth Management; Wealth Management AdvisorDarren is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance at Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania. Darren joined Merrill Lynch in 1997. He has dedicated himself to thoroughly understanding the priorities of high-net-worth individuals and families, providing them with personalized attention and disciplined, customized investment strategies. Clients have entrusted Darren and his team with approximately $241 million in client balances as of November 18, 2016. Darren was a past member and president of the Chambersburg Exchange Club. He has served as a Trustee for the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and as a member of the Shippensburg University Finance Advisory Council. In his personal time, he is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast; and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Lori S. HoffeditzFinancial AdvisorLori is a graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. She joined Merrill Lynch in 1988 as a Client Associate and worked in the Lancaster and Harrisburg offices prior to joining the Gillespie-Grove Group in Chambersburg in 2007 as the team's Client Associate. She also worked as the Resident Director's Assistant for the office. During her time as a Registered Client Associate, Lori was a member of the Merrill Lynch Optimal Practice Model Client Associate Faculty Alumni Team, focusing on peer-to-peer training throughout the firm. She moved into the role of Financial Advisor in June 2015. Lori resides in Chambersburg with her husband, Kurt, and son, Nathan, and enjoys kayaking, biking, painting, and volunteering for her son's baseball and football teams.Martha Taormina Registered Client AssociateMartha graduated from Western Maryland College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Culture. Since March 1999, she and her husband Benny have built a successful Italian restaurant in Chambersburg. Martha began her new career with Merrill Lynch in March 2015. She is now the Registered Client Associate for the Gillespie-Grove Group, where she handles account administration and client relations. In her spare time, Martha enjoys running, hiking, travelling, and spending quality time with her husband and two sons, Vito and Danny. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM and CRPC® are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
Darren Grove is registered to do business in : AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV
Lori S Hoffeditz is registered to do business in : AL, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, MI, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV
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