Pictured: (left to right) Dennis Rosa, Susan LeMasters, Brian Stokes, & Jared Policastro
50 A1A North, Suite 112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 • 904.273.7563 • morganstanleyfa.com/lighthouse
Describe your practice.
The Lighthouse Group takes a panoramic approach to organizing wealth. We start with questions that help solve problems, simplify decisions and create clarity for your future.
With our partners’ diverse backgrounds and team approach, you benefit from complementary investing and banking skills distinct to our financial advisor group. As a result, our clients achieve results that can be tax efficient. Plus, as part of the Morgan Stanley family, we have LifeView–a financial analysis tool to help you plan for your life dreams. With all this and a shared set of traditional family values, our clients may grow wealth and provide for their family. At The Lighthouse Group, we like to say we simplify life.
Describe your customer service model.
The foundation of our service model is based on having a deep understanding of our client’s specific financial picture. We work very closely with the CPA’s, Attorneys and other professionals that represent our clients to help ensure that the client’s comprehensive plan is a common goal.
Morgan Stanley offers a wide array of brokerage and advisory services to its clients, each of which may create a different type of relationship with different obligations to you.
Please visit us at http://www.morganstanleyindividual.com or consult with your Financial Advisor to understand these differences.
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Dennis M. Rosa, Senior Vice President–Financial Advisor
As a Financial Advisor with 15 years of industry experience with Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch, Dennis has focused on comprehensive wealth management. His prior experience with a small, privately-held business gives him some particular insight in dealing with retirement and inter-generational wealth transfer issues. He and his team are committed to helping their clients grow, protect, and transfer their wealth in a tax-efficient manner. Dennis’ clients appreciate his consultative, holistic approach in helping them connect the pieces of their financial lives into a cohesive plan for the future. Dennis measures his success by the depth and longevity of his client relationships.
Dennis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rollins College with an Honors B.A. degree and successfully completed the Young Executives Institute at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dennis and his wife, Becky, are active members of the Jacksonville community, while they raise their 3 beautiful children Sam, Jack, and Cate. Dennis is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville Oceanside and serves as an elder at Community Presbyterian Church in Atlantic Beach. He also serves as Vice President of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, as well as the Tournament Director for the El Pescado Billfish Tournament. He enjoys tennis, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.
Brian D. Stokes, Senior Portfolio Manager–Financial Advisor
Having entered the financial services industry over 20 years ago, Brian’s career has spanned several world-class asset management firms, giving him a vast perspective for assisting clients with their portfolios and balance sheets. Brian implements wealth management strategies for clients by concentrating on goal-based financial planning. Milestones like marriage, children and grandchildren, buying or selling a home, starting or selling a business, and retirement can all have an effect on a client’s plan and how we can help clients meet their objectives.
Brian graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He lives in St. Johns with his wife, Teresa, and their three lovely children Decker, Zachary, and Elizabeth. Brian is active in his parish of San Juan Del Rio. Brian is a member of the Meninak Club of Jacksonville and is active with Junior Achievement for students, and Cub Scouts. He also volunteers as a local coach for youth basketball and football teams.
Jared E. Policastro, Branch Manager–Vice President–Financial Advisor
Jared began his career with Morgan Stanley in 2001 with his focus on investment and financial planning. In addition to working closely with clients, Jared also has experience with management and business development, and currently serving as branch manager for the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch. Through long-standing relationships with their clients, he and his team seek to accomplish many of their clients’ goals such as charitable giving, funding and starting businesses, and wealth transfer.
Jared graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Finance, a B.S. in Marketing, and a M.B.A. and now serves as an advisor to the College of Business’ graduate programs. He and his wife, Jenifer, along with their daughter, Sophie, and son, Evan live in Ponte Vedra. Jared enjoys basketball, surfing, FSU and NY Giant football, and spending time with his family on the beach.
Susan Lemasters, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst & Financial Advisor
Susan has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry and has been a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley in Ponte Vedra since 2008. She has held a variety of roles in her financial career including investment management, securities trading, retirement product development, investor relations, and currently divorce financial planning.
Specializing in divorce finance and wealth management, she works with individuals to educate them on the financial matters of divorce, analyze complicated financial issues, and create realistic post-divorce financial plans. She works closely with the client’s attorney, and other trusted advisors to increase the chances of arriving at a settlement that can fully address their short and long-term financial needs.
Susan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA degree in Business/Industrial Psychology. She lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with her daughter who is a high school student and equestrian. They are active with horse show competitions, their church, and activities with friends and family.