Executive Management

    Rob Carpenter
    President & CEO

    Robert Carpenter leads the team at BWFA that is dedicated to improving the financial lives of its clients. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all areas of the firm, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Tax Advisory Services and… Read More


    Joseph Manfredi, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Manager

    Joseph Manfredi is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc. In his role as Senior Portfolio Manager, Joe is privileged to work with the firm’s clients to handle their investment management needs and coordinate all… Read More


    Wealth Management and Planning

    Townsend Hornor, Jr. (Sandy)
    Managing Director, Wealth Management, Executive Manager

    Sandy Hornor is an experienced financial professional with over 30 years in the industry. Sandy works with individuals, families, organizations and companies to define their long-term wealth management objectives; he assists with the implementation of solutions and techniques to meet… Read More


    Thad Ismart, CFP®
    Senior Financial Planner

    Thad Ismart is a Senior Financial Planner with Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors (BWFA).  In this role, Thad prepares, presents and implements comprehensive financial and retirement plans for BWFA’s clients. Thad is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and holds a… Read More


    Joseph DePatie, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Joe is an Associate Financial Planner with BWFA. In this role, Joe supports the financial planning, investment management, and client service teams. Joe is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). He holds a bachelor’s degree… Read More


    Tyler Kluge, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2016 and currently serves as an Associate Financial Planner.  He supports the firm’s Investment Management Team, Financial Planning Team, and Client Service Team.  He is very proud and excited to work with clients and their families… Read More


    Asset Management

    Rob Carpenter
    President & CEO

    Robert Carpenter leads the team at BWFA that is dedicated to improving the financial lives of its clients. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all areas of the firm, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Tax Advisory Services and… Read More


    Joseph Manfredi, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Manager

    Joseph Manfredi is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc. In his role as Senior Portfolio Manager, Joe is privileged to work with the firm’s clients to handle their investment management needs and coordinate all… Read More


    Chris Kelly, CPA, CFP®, M.Accy
    Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager & Executive Manager

    Chris is a Financial Advisor and Investment Portfolio Manager whose expertise includes comprehensive financial planning and investment portfolio management and strategy. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee, as well as the Investment Management Committee. Chris is… Read More


    Joseph A. Caputo, CFP®
    Portfolio Manager, Chief Information Officer & Executive Manager

    Joseph Caputo joined BWFA in September of 2012 as the firm’s Chief Information Officer and Financial Advisor. He has obtained over 15 years of financial and investment management related experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for notable local,… Read More


    Tax Services

    Lawrence M. Post CPA, MST, CFP®, CIMA®
    Senior Tax and Planning Advisor

    Larry Post is a financial professional dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families. Prior to joining BWFA, Larry held various positions in Hawthorn, PNC Family Office, PNC Wealth Management, and was a partner with a CPA and financial… Read More


    Matthew Smiler
    Tax Advisor

    Matthew joined BWFA in 2019 as a Tax Advisor and financial planner. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and holds a B.S. in Business from Towson University. Matthew has worked in the accounting and financial advisory industry for close… Read More


    Brian Murray
    Tax Advisor

    Brian joined BWFA in 2019. He is currently working to achieve his Enrolled Agent Certificate. He spent the previous 12 years working at BDO USA in a variety of roles, including the last 5 in the Core Tax Department with experience in… Read More


    Ann Garczynski, CPA
    Client Service Associate

    Ann Garczynski is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  She is a native of New York City and began her career as a legal secretary in Manhattan. After moving to Maryland,… Read More


    Gary Trotter
    Tax Associate

    Gary Trotter joined BWFA in May, 2016 as a Tax Intern. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and then earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.  Gary is a veteran of the US Navy… Read More


    Yuan Zhang
    Client Service Associate

    Yuan Zhang graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned her BS in Accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Yuan was a staff accountant in a regional CPA firm in Bethesda. Yuan lives in Ellicott City, MD with her husband… Read More


    Lex Ruygrok, CPA, Esquire
    Tax Consultant

    Lex started his career in the tax department of Deliotte & Touche where he became a tax manager specializing in employee benefits and retirement plan consulting.  He subsequently became a partner in a small local accounting firm where he focused his… Read More


    Ana Welborn, CPA
    Tax Consultant

    Ana joined BWFA as a Tax Consultant in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she earned her BS in Financial Economics and minored in accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Ana was a tax manager… Read More


    Business Services

    Brian MacMillan
    Managing Director M&A

    Brian MacMillan joined BWFA in May 2013 and is the Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a graduate of Salisbury University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Brian attended the Management Development Program at the… Read More


    Client Services

    Meghan Manas
    Director of Client Services, Executive Manager, Notary Public

    Meghan is a BWFA Executive Manager, serving as the firm’s Director of Client Services.  She supervises all aspects of the client experience including those which impact new client relationships. Additionally, Meghan oversees client education and appreciation events, while also managing… Read More


    Joseph DePatie, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Joe is an Associate Financial Planner with BWFA. In this role, Joe supports the financial planning, investment management, and client service teams. Joe is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®). He holds a bachelor’s degree… Read More


    Eve Kennedy
    Client Service Associate

    Eve Kennedy joined BWFA in 2017 as a member of our Client Service Team. As a former athlete, Eve is comfortable working in a team environment and supporting our clients. Eve is passionate about making sure BWFA’s clients have an exceptional… Read More


    Tyler Kluge, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2016 and currently serves as an Associate Financial Planner.  He supports the firm’s Investment Management Team, Financial Planning Team, and Client Service Team.  He is very proud and excited to work with clients and their families… Read More


    Ann Garczynski, CPA
    Client Service Associate

    Ann Garczynski is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting.  She is a native of New York City and began her career as a legal secretary in Manhattan. After moving to Maryland,… Read More


    Raechelle Norton
    Client Service Associate

    Raechelle attended Loyola University Maryland for both undergraduate and graduate school. She has spent time in both customer service and sales positions. She lives in Mt. Washington, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, three girls, and three dogs. She… Read More


    Cortney Caronna
    Client Service Associate

    Cortney graduated from Towson University with a degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations & Advertising. She has worked in many Customer Service positions over the years including jobs in the restaurant, grocery and mortgage industries. She also… Read More


    Yuan Zhang
    Client Service Associate

    Yuan Zhang graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned her BS in Accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Yuan was a staff accountant in a regional CPA firm in Bethesda. Yuan lives in Ellicott City, MD with her husband… Read More