BFS Welcomes Three Talented Professionals: Peter J. Kirschenbaum, Rachael L. DiBerardino, and Gayle G. McGowan

Hartford, CT – November 26, 2021 – Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. (BFS) is pleased to welcome Peter J. Kirschenbaum, Rachael L. DiBerardino, and Gayle G. McGowan to our growing team. All three professionals are deeply experienced and qualified, having each served high-net-worth individuals and families for more than 20 years.

Peter, Rachael, and Gayle join BFS from People’s United Advisors, which was formerly Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors. At BFS, they join three previous associates—Joseph A. Walker, Andrew R. Gordon, and Galan G. Daukas—who joined BFS earlier this year.

For Peter J. Kirschenbaum, this move was a natural next step in his career, one which has always centered around the unique needs and goals of his clients. “When I first started my career in a bank environment, the focus was on products, and financial planning and estate planning were both in the background. The second part of my career has been working in an RIA environment, where comprehensive planning and wealth management go hand-in-hand. This approach has enabled our team to better serve high-net-worth individuals and their families, and I’m excited for this work to only accelerate at Bradley, Foster, and Sargent,” said Peter.

Peter J. Kirschenbaum is a 5 Star Wealth Manager who spends much of his time outside of the office giving back. When not working or spending time with family, he is an active member in the Hamden Little League, Greater Hamden Basketball Associations, and the Meals on Wheels program in Greater New Haven.

We are thrilled to have professionals of this caliber joining the team at Bradley, Foster & Sargent, and look forward to years of collaboration.


Peter J. Kirschenbaum Executive Vice President
Peter J. Kirschenbaum is a seasoned portfolio manager who has been advising high-net-worth individuals for more than 20 years and has more than 25 years of investment experience. Prior to joining Bradley, Foster & Sargent, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at People’s United Advisors (formerly Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors). Peter graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Management and is an active volunteer for Hamden Little League, Greater Hamden Basketball Associations, and the Meals on Wheels program in Greater New Haven.


Rachael L. DiBerardino
Rachael L. DiBerardino is a dedicated investment professional who has more than 23 years of experience in the wealth management space. Prior to joining Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Rachael was a Senior Wealth Management Specialist, AVP at People’s United Advisors (formerly Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors). In this role, she provided support to clients, including direct communications with attorneys, accountants, and other trusted advisors. Rachael received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut.


Gayle G. McGowan
Gayle G. McGowan joined Bradley, Foster & Sargent in September 2021. Prior to joining BFS, she worked at People’s United Advisors (formerly Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors) as a Senior Wealth Management Specialist, AVP and Senior Portfolio Assistant. In total, she has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry serving individual and institutional clients.


For Additional Information

Please contact Galan Daukas at Bradley, Foster & Sargent at (860) 241-4646