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Our Team

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Ray Sclafani CEO & Founder

Ray Sclafani CEO & Founder

After 20 years at AllianceBernstein, Ray Sclafani founded and heads ClientWise, which provides elite coaching programs and consulting exclusively for the financial services industry. Ray’s passion for serving leaders, advisors, and companies in the financial services sector is reflected in ClientWise and its unique coaching programs and team of credentialed coaches.

Tessa Flaherty

Tessa Flaherty

Tessa Flaherty

Tessa Flaherty is a Senior Business Consultant at ClientWise. She works with Managing Partners and their leadership teams across Northwestern Mutual to elevate the network office by providing coaching and expertise to sophisticated advisors. She is passionate about motivating financial advisors to quickly resolve their business challenges with ease and confidence.

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Jerilynn Hallett

Jerilynn Hallett

Before joining the ClientWise team, Jerilynn worked in a variety of fields. She was Manager of Environmental Services at a physical rehabilitation facility, a Yacht Stewardess on a private yacht, and a Banking Customer Service Representative.

Sophia Harbas

Sophia Harbas

Sophia Harbas

Sophia Harbas has more than 20 years of experience in financial services management, including business development, client relationship management, and marketing. She spent 18 years at AllianceBernstein in a variety of management and executive roles, including Vice President of Sales Data and Marketing Operations and Assistant Vice President of Cash Management Services.

Val Kingland

Val Kingland

Val Kingland

Valerie joined the ClientWise team as a Client Success Manager. She recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Leadership and has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Dallas Baptist University. While in college, she competed in track and her main event was 400m hurdles. She has experience in customer service and sales, with relationship-building as her main focus. Off the clock, she enjoys spending time with her husband as newlyweds.

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Margaret Krigbaum

Margaret Krigbaum

After 11 years in private law practice, Margaret transitioned to coaching in late 1994, in the early years of the coaching profession. With over 15 years of coaching experience, her broad range of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, C-Suite and senior executives, and executives and professionals in the sectors of financial services and law.

Sarah Luther

Sarah Luther

Sarah Luther

Sarah Luther is a Relationship Manager at ClientWise. She is passionate about partnering with our clients to co-create a Professional Development Plan that allows advisors to think about what they want really want for their businesses. Sarah has a BA in Communications from Duquesne University. She began her career as an advisor with New EnglandFinancial and then moved into a Director of Recruiting role.

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Jay Newberry

Jay Newberry

Jay Newberry joined ClientWise in January 2021 as a Relationship Manager with ten years of experience in the financial services industry. The majority of that time was spent at TD Ameritrade on the institutional side. While at TD, Jay worked with existing RIA’s looking at changing custodians and with existing advisors in the B/D world. He spent the last four years at TD as a consultant for existing advisors looking to make a move or increase their efficiency. Some of his key roles included consulting in the creation of their own RIA, helping advisors choose the correct tech stack, compliance coverage, and how the firm would run investments. What drives Jay the most in his role as a Relationship Manager is knowing we are helping advisors build a strong and lasting practice to ensure they can ultimately take better care of their clients, and ultimately impact thousands of lives. Jay currently resides in Flower Mound, Texas, and is busy as a new father. In his downtime, he enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, and spending time at the pool with his family.

Kelsey Nicholas

Kelsey Nicholas

Kelsey Nicholas

Kelsey is the Community Manager for the ClientWise eXchange™. She believes that everything happens for a reason and if you work hard enough, you can do anything you set your mind to. Coming from a background of customer service in retail, recreation, healthcare, and hospitality, she has learned that the success of a business starts with the customer relationship. Kelsey graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Sciences. She is a born and raised Texan who loves the Lone Star State. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her husband and dog, Lucy.

Our Coaches

Rebecca Bradley

Rebecca Bradley

Rebecca Bradley

For the past 25 years, Rebecca Bradley has been coaching and consulting executives, teams, and organizations in the US and Singapore to achieve exceptional results. Rebecca’s forté is helping executives and teams identify and leverage under-used strengths to achieve professional and personal goals with greater ease and in shorter time frames.

Ellen Fredericks

Ellen Fredericks

Ellen Fredericks

Ellen Fredericks has 12 years of experience coaching executives, leaders, and business professionals to take their individual, team, and business performance to the next level. As a former corporate executive, Ellen brings over 20 years of management and business experience from the telecommunications and IT industries where she managed multi-million dollar startup and turnaround initiatives.

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Bobbi Gemma

Bobbi Gemma

Bobbi Gemma has been coaching financial professionals and industry leaders for almost a decade. Bobbi was a founding member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is the founder and leader of the Coastal Carolinas Chapter of the ICF.

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Molly Gordon

Molly Gordon

Molly Gordon has 20 years of experience coaching entrepreneurs, artists, and independent professionals to master the inner and outer games of growing successful businesses. She is known for her quick intelligence, lively sense of humor, and extensive practical experience creating and coaching others to create thriving client-centric businesses.

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Leah Grant

Leah Grant

Leah Grant has more than twenty years of experience coaching financial advisors, advisory teams, and financial services industry leaders. She has assisted professionals at major firms and RIAs to increase their efficiency, hire the right staff, design effective marketing strategies, and grow--both as a business and as an individual.

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Patty Keenan

Patty Keenan

Patty Keenan’s corporate experience includes extensive leadership experience at GE, where she was promoted six times in 12 years and negotiated one of GE’s first “boundary-less”/cross-business customer deals, working directly with CEO Jack Welch.

Russell Long

Russell Long

Russell Long

A leader in the professional coaching industry for the past 15 years, Russell Long specializes in leadership and team development as well as culture change coaching. His experience in a variety of business settings, from large corporations to entrepreneurial organizations, has provided him with the opportunity to help clients drive change, performance and service improvement, develop interpersonal skills, and manage transitions.

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Terrie Lupberger

Terrie Lupberger

An executive coach and advisor to leaders and teams worldwide, Terrie works at the intersections of leadership and coaching to elicit the very best – the greatest potentials - from an individual or a team. Combining her passions for business and for people, she uses innovative change processes and methods to help individuals and teams improve their performance and get results without sacrificing well-being.

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Rich Maxwell

Rich Maxwell

Following a twenty-year career as a hospital executive, Rich has been an executive coach since 1996. He brings an executive focus to the challenges of creating the proper conditions to allow teamwork and collaboration to flourish in service to the purpose of the organization. Rich’s attention to the leadership responsibilities in the creation and sustainment of a positive workplace culture drives his passion to support executives and their teams in their efforts to make a true difference in the world.

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur

Helene Mazur has over 35 years of experience helping to effect meaningful, sustainable growth in the lives of individuals, teams, and organizations. During the past 18 years as a business coach and facilitator, Helene has worked with a wide variety of leaders in professional service practices, specializing in her work with financial advisors

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Pamela Richarde

Pamela Richarde

Pamela Richarde has more than 17 years of experience coaching C-level leaders and financial professionals across multiple industries. A pioneer in the field of coaching and past President of the International Coach Federation (ICF), she has played an integral part in the development of the profession of coaching, including co-creation of certification standards and globally accepted core coaching competencies.

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Jeff Staggs

Jeff Staggs

Jeff Staggs has more than 20 years of experience coaching senior executives, financial services professionals, and their teams. He is an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), an NLP Master Practitioner, and has a background in clinical psychology.

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Mitch York

Mitch York

Mitch York has more than 25 years of experience in business management and leadership development. His corporate career included senior executive positions with a number of high-growth companies. He served as President of LendingTree.com in its startup phase, creating processes and procedures to help the company position itself for rapid growth and mentoring its management team and workforce.