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Janice M. Galazzo

Chief Information Officer

Janice M. Galazzo

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Janice is responsible for managing the firm’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and systems. She also manages marketing, operational matters and advises on regulatory issues and compliance. She offers specialized expertise in management and communications through the initiation and execution of various projects. Janice began working for Curran Wealth Management in 2007 as an Information Technology and Project Management Consultant, supporting our team of professionals by providing business, advisory and technical assistance.

A graduate from the State University of New York at Albany, Janice has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with minors in Computer Science and Business Administration. Janice began her financial services career with First Albany Corporation where she was employed for fifteen years holding a number of respected positions including Supervisor of Treasury Management, Liaison of the Operations Division, Manager of Desktop Services and her latest position being Vice President of Project Management. At First Albany Corporation, Janice was responsible for coordinating corporate initiatives with vendors, analyzing business processes, making recommendations and implementing changes to streamline and automate day to day processes for employees.

 Janice was born and raised in the Albany area where she currently resides with her husband.

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Cristina L. Scheid

Relationship Manager

Cristina L. Scheid

Relationship Manager

As a Relationship Manager since 2001, Cristina works with our team of professionals to deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions and provide our clients with the highest level of service and attention.

Cristina began her career in 1991 at First Albany Corporation. As a member of the Financial Services Department, Cristina was responsible for marketing special products to the firm’s Investment Executives.

She also worked as a registered sales assistant for more than four years concentrating her efforts on client services. In 2000, Cristina joined Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor, part of a team of three advisors and specializing in financial planning. After assisting clients to put their plans into action, she continued to monitor the plan’s progress and to keep her clients updated as to the plan’s success. Cristina is a graduate of the State University of NY at Plattsburgh with a degree in International Business.

Cristina has completed a series of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) classes, including courses in Retirement, Tax Planning and Risk Management.

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Emily Bornhorst

Relationship Manager

Emily Bornhorst

Relationship Manager

As a Relationship Manager since 2012, Emily works with our team of professionals to deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions and provide our clients with the highest level of service and attention.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, Emily began her career in 2006 as the Associate Investment Analyst for the American University in Cairo. Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer and Board of Trustees, Emily was responsible for monitoring the University’s endowment and aiding in the research and analysis of new investment opportunities.

Originally from Queens, NY, Emily relocated to the Albany area in 2012. Outside of business, Emily enjoys hiking and snowshoeing in the Adirondacks.

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Derek Gray, CFP®

Relationship Manager

Derek Gray, CFP®

Relationship Manager

As a Relationship Manager since 2016, Derek works with our team of professionals to deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions and provide our clients with the highest level of service and attention.

Derek is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics. He is a General Securities Representative with Series 7, Series 66, and Series 6 Licenses and also possesses his Life, Accident & Health Insurance License from New York State. Additionally, Derek has obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ certification from the CFP Board of Standards.

Derek began his financial services career in 2004 with The Phoenix Companies in East Greenbush, NY where he serviced clients with a variety of life insurance and wealth management products. From 2007 until joining Curran Investment Management in 2016, he worked for The Ayco Company, L.P., A Goldman Sachs Company in Albany, NY. Derek’s primary role with Ayco was to manage relationships with executives of various fortune 500 companies providing comprehensive financial planning as well as suitable investment and insurance solutions.

Born in North Carolina, Derek moved to New York and has resided in the Capital District since early childhood. Away from the business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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Linda Petersen

Investment Advisory Assistant

Linda Petersen

Investment Advisory Assistant

As Investment Advisory Assistant since 2013, Linda works with our internal and external team of professionals to provide customer account maintenance and operational support.

Linda began her career at First Albany Corporation in 1982 as a data input operator. During her tenure there she advanced to various positions including the dividend and compliance departments, wire room operator, assistant to the branch manager and sales assistant. Linda worked for Janney Montgomery Scott as a registered sales assistant from 2002 until joining Curran Wealth Management in 2013. She is Series 7 General Securities Representative licensed.

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Christopher J. DeWitt, Esq.

Compliance Manager

Christopher J. DeWitt, Esq.

Compliance Manager

As Compliance Manager, Chris assists the CEO/CCO in performing the firm's regulatory and administrative tasks. He acts as the firm's liaison to outside regulatory agencies, and assists with regulatory filings. He is also responsible for Human Resource related issues for the firm.

Before joining Curran Investment Management in 2016 Chris was employed by  the Law Offices of Young K. Park, a Philadelphia based law firm, where he handled a variety of cases including business and contract disputes. Prior to that, he clerked for Judge Ida Chen in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 

Originally an Albany native, Chris has recently returned to the Capital District with his family.

Chris is a graduate of RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Temple University School of Law. Chris is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a General Securities Representative with a Series 7 License.

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Judith Carlson

Operations Associate


Judith Carlson

Operations Associate

As Operations Associate, Judy provides operational support to our internal team of professionals. In addition, she also supports the investment team with performance reporting and marketing.

Judy has more than 20 years of experience in the investment and insurance business. She has held positions in investment sales, compliance and sales support. She worked as Director of Financial Products and Services for an Albany based corporate credit union, serving the northeast region and South Dakota. She also worked for MassMutual Albany for many years as Agency Supervisory Officer, providing compliance and supervision in the eastern New York and Vermont regions.

She has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Jamestown Community College.

She is a General Securities Representative with Series 7 and 63 licenses. She also has Series 24 General Securities Principal and Series 53 Municipal Securities Principal licenses. In addition, Judy has a New York State Life, Accident and Health license.



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Sabrina Lokie

Administrative Associate