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The Sandy Cove Team


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Deirdre Prescott, CDFA®

Founder, President, Chief Wealth Strategist

Deirdre Prescott, CDFA®

dprescott@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1502

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Deirdre prides herself on being a collaborative problem solver. She has always been good with numbers and is genuinely inspired to help people. Combined with her skills as a good listener and a strong sense of intuition, Deirdre is able to guide clients through the complexities of their financial affairs acting as a sounding board, confidant, trusted advisor and friend..  

Early on in her career, Deirdre found her niche in wealth management as a way to combine her strengths, passions, and desire to empower others in the management of their financial affairs. Given Deirdre’s skill sets and personal experiences, she is uniquely positioned to guide clients through complex situations and decisions acting as a sounding board, confidant, advisor and friend.

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As the founder of Sandy Cove Advisors, Deirdre works with her clients to develop customized solutions to integrate their wealth transfer, philanthropic, tax and investment objectives. She is deeply devoted to the philosophy of education and partnering with her clients to ensure they understand and are able to participate in the management of their wealth.

Professional and Community Involvement

Deirdre is a Past President of the Boston Estate Planning Council, served on its Executive Committee for five years and also served as a two-term board member. She sits on Providence College's National Board of Overseers and is on their Greater Boston President’s Council. Deirdre is also a member of The Boston Foundation’s Professional Advisors Committee, a Board Member for the Norwell VNA and is engaged in many volunteer activities.  

Personal

Deirdre lives in Cohasset with her husband and young adult children. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and staying active playing tennis, golf and cycle spinning.

Experience


  • 25+ years in wealth management and private banking prior to founding Sandy Cove Advisors
  • Held senior Private Client positions at BNY Mellon and Lehman Brothers

Education & Professional Designations


  • B.S. in Accounting, Providence College, 1985
  • Master’s in Finance, Bentley College, 1999
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Designation (CDFA®)
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Kate Saltonstall, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Kate Saltonstall, CFA®

ksaltonstall@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1503

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Kate Saltonstall is the Chief Investment Officer at Sandy Cove Advisors and brings many years of investment experience to the firm.  Kate works with our clients to ensure their financial goals translate into successful investment strategies.  Given our holistic approach to our clients, Kate works very closely with Deirdre to ensure the financial and overall estate plans are integrated into a client’s allocation and investment selections.  She also heads our Investment Committee which help determine strategic portfolio asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and portfolio risk management. 

Relevant Experience

Kate brings over 26 years of relevant financial experience to Sandy Cove Advisors having been a stock analyst and mutual fund portfolio manager in her first 16 years of her career and for the last 9 years as an investment advisor for families and individuals.  She has seen many markets ups and downs over her long career and is a strong investment navigator through these times.  Her primary goal is helping clients invest their hard-earned capital to pursue their long-term investments goals.  Kate prides herself on listening closely to her clients' needs and goals before considering what customized asset allocation and portfolio construction are an ideal fit for each relationship.  

Professional and Community Involvement

Kate is a member of the CFA Society in Boston having earned her chartered financial analyst designation in 2001.  She is an advocate for women in finance and is a member of many Boston and national organizations that are strong mentors and proponents of women's financial education and career development.  Kate is a member of the Women's Program Initiative at CFA Boston, SheGives-Boston, Boston Women in Finance, and also volunteers as an educational speaker at such venues as the South Shore YMCA.  Kate has also been a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC) since 2014.

Personal

Kate lives in Hingham with her husband and their adult children are also nearby in Cohasset.  When not watching the markets Kate enjoys golfing, boating, family time on Nantucket and exploring the wonders of Italy whenever she can.  Kate is also a patron of conservation and public space endeavors and is a proud member of The Trustees of the Reservation and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.  

Experience


  • Previous experience includes over 26 years of financial and investment work in key analyst and portfolio manager roles at firms including BlackRock, Boston Partners and  Brown Advisory.

Education & Professional Designations


  • B.A. in International Relations, Lehigh University
  • M.B.A., Tulane University
  • Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA)
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Jennifer Mitchell, CDFA®

Managing Director

Jennifer Mitchell, CDFA®

jmitchell@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1500

One of Jennifer’s greatest joys is to see people truly live and enjoy their lives, knowing they have a financial plan in place, a target in mind, and a strategy that’s being implemented. Her purpose is to help clients get their “financial house” in order by aligning investments with current and future goals and then marrying that with with an estate plan. 

As a Managing Director at Sandy Cover Advisors, Jennifer provides thoughtful investment and wealth advisory solutions appropriate for each client’s goals.  She works with clients and advisors in the Tri State Area to integrate, implement, and advise on customized investment strategies and wealth management solutions. She also works with snowbird clients in Florida. As a member of Sandy Cove's investment committee, she is very passionate and dedicated to developing personalized investment strategies for unique client situations.

Jennifer and her husband have been happily married for more than 25 years. They enjoy spending time at their home in Florida, and are passionate golfers. They enjoy combining both traveling and playing golf and have done so across the world. Jennifer’s favorite golf course is The Portsalon Golf Club in Donegal, Ireland.  

Experience


  • Prior to joining Sandy Cove Advisors, Jennifer spent 25 years in various senior positions at  JPMorgan Private Bank and Lehman Brothers/Barclays Wealth

Education & Professional Designations


  • B.S. from Texas A&M University.
  • Master in Business Administration from Harvard University
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Designation (CDFA®)
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Suellen Durkin, CDFA®

Client Advisor

Suellen Durkin, CDFA®

sdurkin@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1510

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A real passion for working with numbers set Suellen Durkin on an interesting career path that began with the Boston FBI. She worked on a taskforce performing forensic accounting helping to prosecute criminal bank fraud cases, which eventually led to her role with Sandy Cove in accounting and client service. In between the two she applied her organizational ability and detail oriented focus to raise her six children. 

Relevant Experience

As Director of Accounting and Business Services at Sandy Cove, Suellen is responsible for providing accounting and financial analysis for our family office clients. She is proficient in Quickbooks, allowing her to assist with preparing and analyzing periodic reports including cash flow statements and balance sheets. Suellen is responsible for account maintenance and client service. Suellen also fulfills an administrative role for Sandy Cove by managing accounts receivable and payable, coordinating business planning and project management and overseeing special assignments. Today she is working to further develop her capabilities and expand her knowledge by studying for her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Professional and Community Involvement

Suellen has served as Treasurer for several charitable organizations, including the Cohasset Football Boosters and Cohasset Sports Partnership.

Personal

Suellen lives in Cohasset with her six children.  An avid reader, Suellen is focused on wellness and nutrition. Her own health regime includes hiking, walking and running, and is proud of her recent Boston Marathon finish in under four hours. 

Experience


  • Prior experience includes working as an Investigative Financial Analyst at the FBI in Boston

Education


  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of New Hampshire, B.S. in Business Administration, 1991

Other


  • Candidate for Certified Financial Planning Designation (CFP)
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Janet Schwartz

Associate Planner

Janet Schwartz

jschwartz@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1509

Janet joined Sandy Cove Advisors in 2022 as an Associate Planner. Janet’s responsibilities include building comprehensive financial plans for clients and analyzing a wide range of financial strategies for them. Janet spent her early professional years in Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs and then more recently helped start a hedge fund and investment trading business.

Janet’s interest in financial planning stems from personal circumstances which made her recognize that managing the facets of one’s financial affairs can be overwhelming. Janet seeks to organize and simply the financial picture for her clients by providing solutions which are easily understood and implemented. She wants her clients to feel educated and empowered as they control their financial lives.

Professional and Community Involvement

Janet has a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University and completed the Boston University CFP® educational program. She has three adult children and lives in Wayland. She has been an active member of the Wayland community, coaching youth swimming, running a free learn-to-swim program and volunteering in the public schools.

In her free time, Janet loves to swim, run, cook, read and take hikes with her dog, Mookie. She is also an avid Red Sox fan.

Experience


  • Previous experience includes over 14 years of financial and investment work in roles at Goldman Sachs and hedge fund Sebago Capital.

Education & Professional Designations


  • B.B.A. in Finance, Southern Methodist University
  • CFP educational program, Boston University
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Patti Murray

Executive Assistant

Patti Murray

pmurray@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1504

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Patti joined Sandy Cove Advisors with over 25 years of administrative experience. Patti works directly with Deirdre Prescott and manages the daily operations of the office, providing the highest level of service to Sandy Cove Advisors clients, colleagues, as well as professional advisors.  Prior to joining Sandy Cove Advisors, Patti supported five practices in Weymouth as well as the Practice Administrator for those locations at Atrius Health.

Relevant Experience

Before Atrius Health, she worked at JDJ Resources for just under 10 years.  Patti was one of the first employees at the multi-family office firm which opened its doors in 2001. While at JDJ, Patti helped with the overall daily operations of the office, bill paying as well as client concierge services for some of their affluent clients.  As a client concierge associate, Patti helped clients with setting up home offices and maintained filing systems, maintained household schedules and vendor lists, coordinated and supervised home vendors at clients homes,  processed client accounts payable and monthly bank reconciliations using QuickBooks, as well as assisted with event planning.

Personal

Patti resides on the South Shore with her husband and two children.  She enjoys reading, running and walking with friends. Patti is an avid Boston sports fan. Patti’s prides herself on her customer service and professionalism.  She is always willing to jump in and help someone.

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Connor Reardon

Investment Analyst

Connor Reardon

creardon@sandycoveadvisors.com | 617.622.1512


As an investment analyst, Connor works closely with our Chief Investment Officer and colleagues to assist in the management and protection of our clients’ assets. Connor is responsible for many back-office client functions including portfolio manager research, investment fund ranking, trading and reconciliation, and assisting the CIO with asset allocation, portfolio construction, and portfolio risk management.

Relevant Experience

Prior to joining Sandy Cove, Connor gained experience working in corporate finance and asset management.  For three years, he worked at The Black Dog as a financial analyst helping the CEO carry-out a management-led buyout.  At Banyan Tree Global, Connor worked as an investment analyst performing due diligence on new venture fund candidate firms. 

Personal

Connor is currently working towards his Master of Science in Finance from Carroll Graduate School of Management.  In 2020, he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Mathematics from Wake Forest University.  Connor lives in South Boston where he is a volunteer Youth Lacrosse Coach.  He also enjoys skiing, boating, and travelling.


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Sherman Russ

Senior Client Advisor

Sherman Russ

617.622.1500

Sherman Russ is the Senior Client Advisor at Sandy Cove Advisors and brings many years of experience. Sherm is dedicated to managing and protecting the assets of individuals and their families

Relevant Experience

Sherm has decades of experience in the wealth management business. Prior to joining Sandy Cove Advisors, Sherm was an Investment Adviser at First National Corporation and Linsco Private Ledger. Sherm received a Master in Business Administration degree from Columbia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College. 

Personal

Sherm currently lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. During his free time Sherm enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren.

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Paul Prescott

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Prescott

617.622.1500

 As Chief Financial Officer, Paul helps with business strategy, financial management, investment research and strategy.  Paul has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer working for a wholesale and distribution company and a principal of an energy consulting firm which was sold to a large multi-national company in 2007.  In his previous roles, he has been successful in raising equity and instrumental in the execution on mergers and acquisitions as part of the company's growth strategy.  

Relevant Experience

 Paul has extensive startup and entrepreneurial experience gained thru his executive roles as VP of Finance and Controller for an internet-based investor relations website and for a mutual fund distribution startup company. Both firms were ultimately successfully sold.  Previously, Paul worked for The Boston Company, a private investment bank now known BNYMellon as a divisional controller in their Securities Lending Group and in other financial and accounting roles.   

Professional and Community Involvement

Paul currently sits on the Cohasset Golf Club’s Finance Committee.  When his children were younger, Paul was active in coaching football, soccer, baseball and lacrosse.  Paul also served as Treasurer of the Cohasset Gridiron Club and on the Cohasset Youth Baseball Board.

Personal

Paul currently resides in Cohasset with his wife and two children. During his free time Paul enjoys staying active playing golf, tennis, and paddle tennis. 

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Bruno Prescott

Senior Comfort Advisor

Bruno Prescott

As Senior Comfort Advisor, Bruno provides comfort and emotional support to the Sandy Cove team with his joyful nature, calm demeanor and eagerness to interact with his colleagues and clients. Bruno starts his day at the office by making his rounds to say hello to all of his colleagues and greets all of our visitors.  Bruno hails from an Iowa breeder and shares his Mid-western charm as an ambassador and mascot for the firm.  Bruno currently resides with the Prescott family and when he is not comforting one of us at the office, he works primarily from home.

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