Advisors

John Busco
John BuscoPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4945

John Busco is a 42 year Veteran of Wealth Management who’s practice focuses on Personal Financial Planning and Planning for Homeowner Associations. John works tirelessly with these associations to assist them with their needs for Investment Management and Best Practices.

Locally, John is a very active ambassador in his community, having coached youth sports for over 35 years, and having also coached baseball in High School. John and his wife Vicki are also supportive of many local charities and have 5 adult children and 8 crandchildren, all who reside in Ocean County.
John joined Laidlaw in March of 2019, after careers at Merrill Lynch, UBS and Morgan Stanley, of which 20 years of his tenure was as a Branch Manager. John began his career at EF Hutton in 1977.

Sachin Kumar
Sachin KumarPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4973

As a partner at Laidlaw Wealth Management, Sachin brings years of experience in identifying and delivering a vast array of financial resources that address each clients’ unique requirement. Serving in a Fiduciary capacity to a global client base of High Net Worth Individuals and Institutions, Sachin develops asset allocation strategies for both growth and capital preservation.
Sachin follows a well-defined Investment Process that commences with a deep dive into understanding client needs, risk tolerance and cash flow requirements. During the financial planning process, expectations are set in terms of deliverables, performance reviews, communications and idea generation. Investment portfolios are actively managed and are regularly screened for efficiencies.
Sachin previously worked in an advisory capacity at Morgan Stanley where he was recognized among the fastest growing advisors at the firm. Prior to that, he was a top performing Private Banker at JP Morgan Chase and received multiple awards for his achievements.
Sachin comes from an entrepreneurial background with experience in running a commodities division of his family’s century old enterprise. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Delhi (India) and a Masters in Marketing from Centennial College (Canada).
Matt Parker
Matt ParkerPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4981

Matt brings more than 20 years of experience working with High Net Worth individuals in the United States as well across the globe. Matt manages his practice with the belief that the best way for clients to reach their long-term goals is to invest for the long term. “I try to get my clients to ignore the noise that they hear every day and to focus on their goals, whatever they may be.” Matt worked at Wall Street firms Wachovia, Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley prior to moving his practice to Laidlaw in 2019. Matt lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife Susan and 2 teenage sons.
Mark Cassidy
Mark CassidyPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4913

Mark brings his clients over a decade of experience in the financial services industry. Mark was previously at Merrill Lynch for over 7 years where he earned the title of Senior Portfolio Manager. Mark and his team pride themselves on being “Financial Quarterbacks” for high net worth individuals and families. They provide Asset Management coupled with Retirement and Financial Planning. Mark also prides himself on being a “down to earth” professional that enjoys nothing more than the relationships that he has with his clients.
John McDermott
John McDermottPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4992

Father of three, husband of 20 years and former NYPD Detective, John is a hardworking, dedicated family-oriented man with plenty of life experience. For over two decades, John was accountable for helping keep the citizens of New York City safe. Today, John and his team’s clients are typically but not limited to, high net worth individuals, business owners and corporations. They concentrate in capital management, retirement planning, wealth structuring, pension and 401k plans. According to John, “One of my favorite parts of being a wealth manager is working with clients towards identifying their goals and objectives and to implement the most efficient solutions.
Patrick Ceccacci
Patrick CeccacciPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4966

Patrick enjoys working with successful High Net Worth Individuals helping them pursue their financial objectives. Prior to joining Laidlaw Wealth Management, he worked at Merrill Lynch where he earned the title of Assistant Vice President and Senior Portfolio Advisor. Patrick manages his practice with the idea that “Clients are extremely important to me and it goes beyond a business relationship. I strive to exceed their expectations and educate them, so they understand what they’re invested in”. In 2011, Patrick graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Michael Quinn
Michael QuinnPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4941

Bio to come

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Melvyn Lewis
Melvyn LewisPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4926

Mel Lewis has more than 37 years of experience as a stockbroker and financial consultant. He holds an MBA degree in Public Accounting from St. John’s University (New York).
He has worked with his associate, Ornella Solomon for over 30 years and has warmly welcomed her son Brian to their team.
Brian Solomon
Brian SolomonPartner, Wealth Advisor
(212) 953-4925

As a Partner at Laidlaw, Brian’s focus is taking a holistic financial planning approach to assist clients in reaching their personal and financial goals.

Prior to joining Laidlaw, Brian was a Wealth Advisor Associate at Morgan Stanley, where he assisted high net worth teams and individuals to develop personalized financial plans. Brian graduated from The State University of New York at New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance.

Brian currently resides in Weehawken, New Jersey. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf and supporting the New York Yankees

Ornella Solomon
Ornella SolomonPartner
(212) 953-4924

To come.