Brendan P. Flaherty

Bryant CFP® Program Director and Senior Vice President

Brendan began his career as financial advisor in 2004. He is currently a Senior Vice President with Janney Montgomery Scott where he focuses on investment management and financial planning for his clients.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island where he chairs the Education Committee. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island.

Brendan and his wife Susan live in Warwick, Rhode Island, with their children Kelsea and Aidan.

Christopher Gauthier

Christopher Gauthier

Bryant CFP® Instructor
and Financial Advisor

Chris is a true triple threat. He's a CPA, PFS and a CFP®.

He holds a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bryant University and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Providence College.

Chris currently assists clients at Corrigan Financial, Inc. in Middletown, RI, focusing on tax related planning and tax preparation for high net worth individuals. Chris was previously employed as a Tax Accountant at Charland, Marciano, & Co., CPAs, and as an Investment Specialist at Banc of America Investments.

Jamal Mahmood

Jamal L. Mahmood

Bryant CFP® Instructor
and Financial Advisor

Jamal is a financial planner who specializes in insurance planning and retirement planning. He is the Director of Insurance Planning at Main Street Financial Solutions (MSFS), an RIA, and sees clients from his office in Verona, NJ.

Prior to MSFS, Jamal spent 10 years as a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual Life, where he gained extensive experience in the use of life insurance and disability insurance in various planning contexts. In addition to earning his CFP® certification in 2010, Jamal has been licensed in Life and Health since 1998 and in Property and Casualty since 2018. He also holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation, which includes coursework on advanced insurance planning, and he is Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC).

Jamal graduated from the University of Richmond in 2005, and lives with his wife and two children in Essex County, NJ.

Sean P. Reilly

Sean P. Reilly

Bryant CFP® Instructor and
Consulting Group Anal

Sean is currently an analyst and financial planner with Morgan Stanley. He holds Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 licenses and has worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years. In 2007 he earned the CFP® designation.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he worked in a similar capacity with Bank of America.

Sean is a graduate of Fairfield University and he currently lives with his wife and two children in Scituate, RI.


David J. Matarese

Bryant CFP® Instructor and
Senior Financial Planner

Dave received his B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University and his M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. Like Brendan, he is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Rhode Island where he was actually Board Chairman as recently as 2013.

Dave currently assists clients at Corrigan Financial. He specializes in investment management and tax planning. He was previously employed by Citizens Securities and KPMG. 

Brett Danko

Brett Danko

Bryant CFP® Instructor
and Financial Advisor

Brett is an active financial advisor and a very highly regarded CFP instructor. He runs a successful RIA in New Jersey where he offers advice to his clients that is based upon real world experience.

This same philosophy makes its way into Brett's classroom. Brett teaches his students what he is seeing in his day to day as an advisor. This leads to practical education that accomplishes two goals: 1) helping you to pass the CFP Exam on your first attemt and 2) helping you to becoming a better advisor to your clients now.

Brett is easily accessible to his students. He gives his cell phone and personal email out to anyone who asks. So jusk ask!