Meet Your Private Wealth Investment Team

Your GDI Wealth Managers and Financial Advisors

Frank Galzarano, ChFC®, AIF®, CFP®

Managing Partner, Financial Planner

Frank Galzarano established GDI Private Wealth Advisors, a full-service financial firm built on the premise that portfolios should be recommended only after a thorough understanding of clients’ unique goals and circumstances.

A graduate of The College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance, Frank worked for a large banking institution first as a commercial lender, then as a financial advisor serving hundreds of clients within a vast branch network. He has since narrowed his focus, and today he works with select corporate executives, divorcees, and hard-working mass-affluent families – all either preparing for, or already in the retirement phase of their lives.

While he helps clients plan for tomorrow, he also encourages clients to live for today by encouraging them to clearly define tangible short- and long-term goals.

Frank is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®). Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) designations. He continually pursues expanding his industry knowledge by reading and attending webinars and conferences.

Frank lives in Cherry Hill, NJ with his wife and their son, Anthony, and enjoys most sports, playing and listening to music, coaching little league, and adding to his guitar collection. He supports St. Jude’s children’s hospital and volunteers as a patient-to-patient advocate at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Mark Dougherty, CFP®, RICP®, CMFC®

Partner, Financial Planner

Tel.: (609) 440-5927
Email: [email protected]

Mark Dougherty is a financial planner and co-founder of GDI Private Wealth Advisors. Mark brings over a decade of experience as a financial advisor with a fortune 500 company. He has a distinctive ability to connect with people, listen to their goals and translate them into actionable plans for investment and personal wealth management. His goal is to provide honest and transparent advice so clients can make the most of their unique circumstances and opportunities.

Mark is a financial educator at heart. Helping his clients and their loved ones make good financial decisions is the most rewarding part of his work. What makes him different from most advisors is his emphasis on leaving a legacy of values, not just valuables. With each new client relationship comes an opportunity to have a significant impact on their financial well-being that lasts for generations.

Mark is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Committed to refining his knowledge and skills to better serve his clients, Mark obtained the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification (CFP®), awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., as well as the credentials Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®), and is National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) certificate holder. He holds Series 7, Series 63, through LPL Financial and Series 65 security license through Wealthcare.

Mark helps clients spend their time on what matters most in their lives, but what matters most in his life is his wife Amie and their three children, Lilly, Mack, & Callum.

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Ron Madey, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Ron Madey serves as Wealthcare’s Chief Investment Officer. He is an industry veteran with extensive expertise in the advisory business, goals-driven investing, financial plan modeling, and the application of technology to deliver scalable, cost-effective, risk-managed solutions for advisors and their clients. Ron’s more than 30 years of experience includes roles as Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President of Advisor Solutions for Wealthcare, Founder and Managing Member of SightLine Investments LLC, Chief Investment Officer for FolioDynamix, National Director of Investments for Lincoln Financial Advisors, and National Practice Leader for Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson) Asset Consulting.

Ron has presented at conferences sponsored by the CFA Institute, the Institutional Investor Institute, the Investment Management Institute, the American Bankers Association, the Money Management Institute and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

A member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Philadelphia, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors, in Finance and Real Estate and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Planning and Strategy from Kent State University. He was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence.

Ron has many interests, apart from his life-long passion for investments and helping clients pursue their goals. He is a former helicopter pilot and collegiate hockey player, as well as an avid skier and cyclist—two activities he enjoys with his two daughters.

Ron has raised funds for Multiple Sclerosis, participating in the MS-150 Bike to the Bay. He has also given his time to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity, and has served as a board member of his local community.

Ron Madey - Portfolio Manager

Ken Kideckel, CFA®, CFP®

Portfolio Manager

Ken Kideckel is a portfolio manager at Wealthcare Capital where he leads the investment teams’ manager research efforts. He was previously a principal at Sightline Investments, LLC, and also worked at SunGuard, Lincoln Financial Group, and Willis Towers Watson. Ken began his career at Bear Stearns.

Ken has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, and a Masters in Taxation from Villanova University.

Ken Kideckel - Portfolio Manager

Denise Schnader

Executive Assistant

Denise is the Executive Assistant for GDI Private Wealth Advisors. She is responsible for all ensuring that account opening, money movement, and account service requests are handled in a timely and efficient manner. Denise is passionate about ensuring that our clients receive top notch service from their advisor.

Prior to joining GDI Private Wealth Advisors, she worked for a large investment firm in Berwyn, Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. In that role, she was exclusively tasked with opening all accounts, processing all paperwork, organizing a large number of advisors who were associated with the firm, and keeping all three branches organized and compliant.

In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends. She and her husband Ken enjoy traveling.

Denise Schnader - Executive Assistant

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The Guiding Principles of GDI Wealth Management and Financial Advisors


Focus on clear goals.

We believe your number one financial opportunity is goal-driven investing. The more you articulate, define and plan for specific goals, the more you strive to achieve them — that’s the purpose of a goal-driven approach.


Avoid unnecessary risk and sacrifice.

It’s important to be conscious of risk to help ensure your goals are always properly funded, but planning isn’t all about tightening the reins — it’s about striving toward what you need to live the lifestyle you want freely, without worry.

Control the controllable.

Attempting to predict short-term changes in the stock market often leads to excessive risk and emotion-based decisions. On the other hand, adapting to changes in lifestyle can help you take calculated steps toward achievable goals.


You are an individual.

Our approach involves one-to-one, ongoing personal attention, because that’s what’s needed to plan with principle. We serve select clients, so that we can dedicate the proper focus, attention and customized service to each individual.

“The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.”

Miguel de Cervantes

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Frank Galzarano, ChFC®, AIF®, CFP®
Managing Partner, Financial Planner
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Mark Dougherty, CFP®, RICP®, CMFC®
Partner, Financial Planner
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