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Congress Wealth Investment Team

This is the Congress Wealth Investment Committee. They are responsible for the research direction and management of Congress Wealth’s investment portfolios, as well as the philosophy, tactics, and trading strategy. Their work includes top-down macro-economic research, domestic equity sector analysis, market capitalization strategy, and portfolio risk management.

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Richard Barrett

Chief Investment Officer

Richard Barret joined Congress Wealth Management in 2016. Prior to joining Congress Wealth, he was the Chief Investment Officer for the Flatley Family Office. He has also previously held investment positions at Fidelity Investments, Andover Capital, and Wellington Management Company. Richard attended Boston College and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. In his free time, Richard spends time practicing golf – a never-ending struggle. He also was on the Championship Executive Committee for the 2013 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship.

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Carl Noble, CFA®

Senior Vice President of Investments

Carl joined Congress Wealth Management in 2001 after graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland. As Senior Vice President of Investments, he is involved in all of Congress Wealth’s investment efforts, ranging from broad macro-economic topics to individual security selection issues, across different asset classes and markets. Carl helped develop Congress Wealth’s Tactical Asset Allocation investment strategy from its beginnings in 2002, and remains actively involved in its ongoing execution. Carl is a CFA® charterholder.

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Sean Dillon, CMT, CFTe®

Senior Vice President of Investment Strategy

Sean Dillon graduated with honors from Neumann College with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He joined Congress Wealth Management in October 2005 as the company’s Portfolio Trader, handling daily trading of client portfolios and performance management. He was later promoted to Technical Analyst, analyzing and reporting technical conditions to the Investment Team. Sean is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Certified Financial Technician (CFTe®) and also serves on Congress Wealth’s Investment Committee, which is responsible for making asset allocation and security selection decisions.

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Sauro Locatelli, CFA®, FRM™, SCR™

Director of Quantitative Research

Sauro joined Congress Wealth full-time in January 2011 after completing an internship with the firm over the previous summer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Finance from Bocconi University, in Italy. As Congress Wealth’s Quantitative Analyst, Sauro is primarily responsible for the management and development of Congress Wealth’s in-house quantitative research models, which support the firm’s investment decisions.

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Joe Zimmermann

Senior Trader

Joe Zimmermann graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a sales position for a global financial services firm in Albuquerque, where he obtained his Series 7 and 66 licenses. Two years later, Joe moved to Maryland to take a position in operations for the same company’s institutional trading arm. In 2013, he joined Congress Wealth Management as their in-house trader. Joe is now the Senior Trader at Congress Wealth.

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Ross Causley


Ross Causley has been in the financial services industry for close to eleven years with the past four years focused in trading. Prior to joining Congress Wealth Management, he worked as the Asset Manager for Galecki Financial Management where he oversaw multiple areas including operations and trading. Ross graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In his free time, Ross enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends.