Thomas N. O’Connor, ESQ.

President/Chief Compliance Officer

Tom is the President, Chief Compliance Officer and one of the founders of Baystate Wealth.  Tom is charged with overseeing and running the day-to-day business of Baystate Wealth and formulating and implementing Baystate Wealth’s short-term and long-term strategic goals and objectives. Tom also oversees Baystate Wealth’s compliance program, policies, and procedures.

After graduating from St. Lawrence University and law school, Tom spent nearly 20 years practicing law with Hale and Dorr in Boston (now Wilmer Hale).  In March 2000, Tom retired from Hale and Dorr and entered the financial services industry by founding and running a registered investment advisory firm called Marathon Capital Group.  After selling Marathon Capital in October 2008, Tom founded Baystate Wealth in 2009.  In all, Tom has over 20 years of experience running federally registered investment advisory firms.

Tom is and has been active in the philanthropic community, including the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation (Board member), the Friends of Special Olympics (Board member), the Tower School in Marblehead, Massachusetts (Board Chair), the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (support for wounded veterans).

Tom and his wife, Julie, live in Boston and in Osterville, Massachusetts. They also spend time in John’s Island in Vero Beach, Florida. Tom is an avid golfer, skier and sailor.

Please Note: Limitations.The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, recognition by publications, media, or other organizations, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Baystate Wealth is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.

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Joshua Pierce, CFP®, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research

Joshua Pierce serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research for BWM.  He is a member of the Investment Committee and a Senior Portfolio Manager. Since 2001 Josh has been working with high net worth individuals, companies, trusts and Foundations within the investment and financial services industry.

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Before Joining BWM in 2009, Josh held the position of Vice President with E*TRADE Wealth Management. Prior to that, Josh held the position of Financial Advisor with both UBS Financial Services, Inc. and the Private Clients Group of Fleet National Bank (now Bank of America)

In his time with E*TRADE Wealth Management, with the assistance of the firm’s investment committee, Josh’s helped determine investment strategy and asset allocation for a number of E*Trade’s existing and prospective clients. At UBS Financial Services, Josh worked with his clients on investment strategies ranging from short-term municipal bonds to customized managed portfolios. During his time with Fleet, Josh’s primary focus was on investment strategies and bank products aimed at offering principal protection and income to his clients.

Josh earned his MBA from Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business and received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Josh holds the distinguished Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFPÒ) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designations. Josh lives in Brookline with his wife, Caroline, and their three boys.  Josh is an avid golfer, skier and coach for his sons’ teams

John Cogswell, CFA

Chief Market Strategist/Director of Custom Portfolios

John Cogswell is the Chief Market Strategist and Director of Custom Portfolios for BWM, a member of the Investment Committee, and a Senior Portfolio Manager.

John began his career in the financial service industry in 1995. Prior to Joining BWM, John was a Senior Vice President at Korben Insight Management, an E*Trade Wealth Management company. Earlier in his career, John was an investment manager at A.G. Edwards, and a registered representative at Gruntal & Co.

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After graduating from Northeastern University, John joined Gruntal & Co to construct portfolios of smaller to mid-sized companies using the firm’s proprietary research for retail clients. At A.G. Edwards, he managed portfolios of equities incorporating hedging strategies with exchange-traded options. While at E*Trade Wealth Management, John served as a member of the firm’s investment committee.


John joined BWM as a Portfolio Manager in 2009. He was promoted to Chief Market Strategist in 2012. John holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.


John received a Bachelor’s of Science, with a dual major in Finance and International Finance, from Northeastern University in 1995.  John is an avid skier and enjoys traveling to foreign countries such as Ireland, Iceland, and Mexico and the islands.

Ethan Somers, CFA

Director of Global Tactical Allocation

As the Director of Global Tactical Allocation, Ethan serves as a key contributor to the firm’s active portfolio positioning. He brings a multi-asset discipline with a primary focus on the global equity and fixed income markets. In this role, Ethan utilizes a fundamental, top-down approach informed by macroeconomic, quantitative, and qualitative frameworks. Ethan’s objective is to add value to the firm’s asset allocation strategies in the form of downside risk mitigation and superior risk adjusted returns. He pursues these objectives by seeking to uncover and capitalize on gaps between the fundamental macroeconomic environment and what is currently priced into asset markets. By taking advantage of both episodic event-driven market opportunities and longer-term mispricing opportunities, consistent with the firm’s investment philosophy, Ethan has added value to the firm’s investment strategies over the last several years.

With more than a decade of experience, Ethan came into this role after serving as the firm’s Senior Market Strategist. Ethan was formerly the Director of the Investment Department at Baystate Financial Services, before joining Baystate Wealth as an analyst in 2016. Ethan is a CFA® charterholder, and passed all three levels on his first attempt. He graduated from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in 2011, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). He resides in Boston and is a native of the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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Andy Mai, CFA

Analyst / Investment Manager Specialist

Andy joins the Baystate Wealth team as an Analyst and Investment Manager Specialist. As a member of BWM’s Research and Portfolio Management team, he conducts research on individual securities as well as general top-down market analysis. In addition to this, Andy assists Advisors and their clients in selecting and implementing various investment strategies offered at BWM, consistent with their overall risk and return objectives.

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Prior to joining BWM in 2019, Andy started his career at Baystate Financial in 2015 as a member of the Investment Department. Functioning in a similar capacity, his previous role involved conducting due diligence across a wide array of investment solutions that were available on the Broker-Dealer Platform.

Andy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College in 2015. He is a CFA® charterholder, passing all three levels on his first attempt. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with his wife, Elisabeth.

Stuart Long, CFA

Vice President/Analyst/Custom Portfolio's

Stuart participates actively in BWM’s Research Committee, contributing to the firm’s asset allocation and investment philosophy. In addition, as the Head Trader, Stuart is tasked with implementing and executing portfolio strategies approved by the Investment Committee.

Additionally, Stuart works closely with advisors and clients whose investment objectives require custom solutions managed by BWM. He is adept at analyzing complex portfolios and providing recommendations and guidance for asset allocation tailored to meet the client’s personal investment goals.

Stuart has over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. He started with BWM in April 2012, first in operations and then transitioning to focus on the investment strategies for our clients. Before joining BWM, Stuart was an Investment Specialist with Baystate Financial Services, starting his career at UBS financial services as a Branch Analyst.

Stuart is a CFA® Charterholder. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2004 with a B.A. in Economics. Stuart relocated from his hometown in Kensington, MD, to the Boston area in 2008. He now resides in Woburn with his wife Katherine, their three children, two Boston Terriers, and a French Bulldog.

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Andy Brody

Director of Operations
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Nicholas P. Neff

Client Relationship Liaison

Nick is a Client Relationship Liaison at BWM, assisting advisors and clients with all aspects of operations including the movement of assets, account opening, answering inquiries concerning operational issues, and more.

Prior to joining BWM, Nick worked at State Street as a Private Equity Fund Administrator, and before that, he worked at Wellesley Investment Partners in Wellesley, MA.

Nick has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing and traveling.”

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Andrew Angelo

Sr. Operations Specialist

As a member of Baystate Wealth Management’s Operations Team, Andrew assists Advisors and Clients by providing superior service in all aspects of account opening, movement of assets, account maintenance, general inquiries regarding accounts, the HUB and much more. Andrew is committed to building and maintaining long-lasting professional relationships with Advisors and their team.

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Prior to joining BWM, Andrew worked for Putnam Investments and Empower Retirements as an Implementation Project Manager. In that role, Andrew was responsible for the successful installation of new transfer or start-up retirement plans. Andrew has also worked as a Fund Accounting Analyst at JPMorgan.

Andrew graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Personal Trainer Certification from American International College. He holds the FINRA Series 7 license. Andrew resides on the North Shore and enjoys traveling, hiking, exercising, and playing sports in his free time.

Duncan Anderson

Operations Specialist

Duncan is a member of the Operations Team at BWM, providing account maintenance services, assisting Advisors with the account opening process and answers any questions regarding the HUB, accounts & more.

Prior to joining the BWM Team, Duncan worked at a club on the North Shore, where he learned to build professional relationships with members through enhanced customer services. As a staff leader, he coordinated building maintenance tasks, improving club grounds to ensure member satisfaction at all times.

Duncan graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Communications. He enjoys playing golf, traveling and is an avid skier in the winter season

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