BFS Welcomes Talented Professionals: Eugene A. Daponte Jr., CPA & Cynthia J. Brightman

Hartford, CT – February 26, 2022 – Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. (BFS) is pleased to announce that Eugene (Gene) A. Daponte Jr., CPA, and Cynthia (Cindy) J. Brightman have joined the firm. Both professionals are deeply experienced and qualified in serving the investment management and planning needs of individuals and institutions.

Gene and Cindy join BFS from People’s United Advisors. At BFS, they join six previous associates—Joseph Walker, Andrew Gordon, Galan Daukas, Peter Kirschenbaum, Rachael DiBerardino, and Gayle McGowan—who joined BFS earlier in 2021.

Gene joined Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors in 2000, and in his more than 20 years with the firm, he provided investment and planning solutions to individuals and institutions. Previously, Gene served as a Vice President for Charles Pratt Company, LLC, where he practiced tax compliance and planning.

As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Gene is a great asset for clients with complex tax situations. His experience will serve him well in his role as a Portfolio Manager and Member of the Investment Committee, allowing us to deliver high-quality wealth management services to individuals, families, and institutions.

Cindy also joins BFS from People’s United Advisors, where she worked as a Wealth Management Specialist. Since 2005, Cindy served as the key point of contact for high-net-worth individuals and institutions, and her strong relationships with clients will serve her well in her role as a Client Relationship Specialist at BFS.

We are thrilled to have Gene and Cindy as part of the team at Bradley, Foster & Sargent, and we look forward to continuing to grow and expand our team and presence.


Eugene A. Daponte Jr., CPA Executive Vice President
Eugene (Gene) A. Daponte has years of investment and wealth planning experience. In 2000, he began his portfolio management career at Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors. For more than two decades, he has been a trusted advisor to individual and institutional clients. Prior to Olson Mobeck, Gene was a Vice President for Charles Pratt Company, LLC, where he performed tax compliance and planning. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Accounting and a M.S. in Taxation from the University of Hartford. Gene served on the Board of Directors of the Susan B. Anthony Project, a Litchfield County charity, from 2006 to 2011. Gene has achieved the designation of Certified Public Accountant and is licensed in the state of Connecticut.


Cynthia J. Brightman Client Relationship Specialist
Cynthia (Cindy) J. Brightman is a dedicated investment professional who has more than 15 years of wealth management experience. Prior to joining Bradley, Foster & Sargent, she was a Senior Wealth Management Specialist at People’s United Advisors and a Portfolio Assistant at Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors. In these roles, Cindy provided support to clients, including direct communications with attorneys, accountants, and other trusted advisors.


For Additional Information

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