Meet our Team

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Executive Leadership Team

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David B. Rispler

Founding Partner

  • Over 32 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life, Health/Accident License, FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65
  • Vice President of Agents Reinsurance Company (ARC)
  • Favorite Quote:  “A good plan implemented today is better than a good plan implemented tomorrow.” –George Patterson
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Jason R. Schwartz

Senior Managing Partner

  • Over 35 years of industry experience
  • BS in Business Management, MBA in Finance
  • FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63, and 66, Investment Advisor Representative of AXA Advisors, Life/Health Insurance
  • Obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary – AIF® designation
  • Member of the Sunrise Association, North Shore Autism Circle, Executive Board Engineers Country Club, Executive Board Roslyn Bulldog Booster Association
  • Avid exerciser and lover of the outdoors
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David Birns

Senior Managing Partner

  • Over 28 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life Health/Accident License, FINRA Series 6, 7, and 65
  • Member of the #1 fundraising team for the Long Island MS Society, 17 years running
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Gina D’Ambrosio*

Chief Operating Officer/Director of Group Benefits & ERISA Compliance

  • Over 25 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life Health/Accident License, Member of SHRM
  • Lover of words that end in ING: shopping, traveling, cooking (did I say shopping?)

Meet Our Team

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Drin Kukaj

Managing Partner

  • Wealth Management Division, Risk Management Division, Corporate Benefits Division
  • Over 7 years of industry experience after graduating Pace University in 2011
  • NYS Life, Health/Accident License, FINRA Series 7 and 66
  • Speaks fluent Albanian
  • Active member of Habitat for Humanity and Action for Mothers and Children
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Paul Casavecchia

Managing Partner

  • Wealth Management Division
  • Over 19 years of industry experience
  • MBA Banking & Finance, BA Political Science, NYS Life, Health/Accident License, FINRA Series 7 and 66
  • Beachcomber and self-proclaimed boogie board champion
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Alan Margolies

Risk Management Division

  • Financial Planning Services, Portfolio Management & Pension Consulting Services
  • Over 15 years of industry experience, ChFC, CLU
  • Series 63 & 65
  • Fun Fact: if you walked all eighteen holes instead of riding in a golf cart, you would walk approximately four miles
Jesse Yoskowitz - Premier Consulting Partners team

Jesse Yoskowitz

Risk Management Division

  • Over 6 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life Health/Accident and FINRA Series 6 and 63
  • Former professional roller hockey player
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Janet Hirschbaum

Risk Management Division

  • Over 18 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life and Health License
  • Lover of animals and clothes
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Paul D’Ambrosio

Wealth Management Division

  • Over 27 years of industry experience
  • Music lover, tennis player, world traveler
  • Favorite quote: “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” –Vince Lombardi
Denise Gallagher - Premier Consulting Partners team

Denise Gallagher

Wealth Management Division

  • Over 25 years of industry experience
  • Artist and future pilot
  • Favorite quote: “It isn’t our position, but our disposition that makes us happy” -Unknown
Karen Rosner - Premier Consulting Partners team

Karen Rosner*

Corporate Benefits Division

  • Over 13 years of industry experience
  • Vertically but not verbally challenged!
Audra Fischer - Premier Consulting Partners team

Audra Fischer*

Corporate Benefits Division

  • Over 13 years of industry experience
  • NYS Life Health/Accident License
  • Accomplished cellist and specialty cake designer
Sharonie Kesselman - Premier Consulting Partners team

Sharonie Kesselman*

Executive Client Relationship Manager

  • Wealth Management Division, Risk Management Division, Corporate Benefits Division
  • Over 12 years of industry experience
  • Passionate about health and wellness
  • Adventurer at heart: zip liner, bungee jumper, and soon-to-be skydiver

Corporate Benefits Partners*

Actuarial and Underwriting

William Laughlin

Senior Actuary & Underwriting

Corporate Benefits

Worksite Wellness

Kathleen O’Mara

Sr. Worksite Wellness Coordinator

Corporate Benefits

ACA & ERISA Compliance

Carolyn Harmon

Regional Sales Director

ERISA Compliance

Christine Guzzardo, J.D.

Senior Employer Services Specialist, ERISA

Joan A. Fusco, HIA, PAHM, RHU

Chief Compliance Officer

Information & Systems Technologies

Joan Maffetone

Senior Employer Services Specialist, Product Implementation

Sales & Marketing

Katherine Melendez

Sales & Marketing Director

(Certified Fund Specialist, Series 7, 24, 53 and 66)

*These individuals work directly for Premier Consulting Partners group benefits division and are not affiliated with or employed by AXA Advisors or AXA Network.  Any products or services they provide are offered entirely outside of AXA Advisors and AXA Network, regardless of their association with, and regardless of whether such offerings are made under, the Premier Consulting Partners name.

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