The people who work at MCB Financial Services not only have the knowledge and experience to help you pursue your financial goals, but they also happen to be extremely great folks, too! Our staff is always ready to address your concerns, answer your questions, and put you at ease.
Richard E. Bergeron, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP®
Richard E. Bergeron, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP®, is an award-winning financial consultant with more than 21 years of experience helping to create financial security for his clients and their families.
A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®), Richard graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following graduation, he completed nine years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, during which time he received five U.S. Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star Medal for Achievement during combat operations with the 1st Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. With an additional six years of service in the Rhode Island Army National Guard, Richard spent more than four years in total as commander of units in both Germany and Rhode Island, retiring at the rank of major in 1999.
A qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, and past president of the Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Richard has built his reputation for excellence on integrity, honesty, and superior understanding of financial planning services. Formerly employed by some of the industry’s leading organizations, he joined MCB Financial Services in 2004, where he provides general and comprehensive financial planning services that create the optimum solution for each client. Richard’s outstanding record of performance has been recognized with him being chosen a “Five Star Wealth Manager” for five consecutive years and being featured in Boston and Rhode Island Monthly magazines.
Richard and his wife, Beatriz, have one son. Richard enjoys fishing, going to the movies, attending rock concerts and NASCAR races, and driving cross-country. Having lived in several locations around the world during his military service, he currently resides in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Richard Bergeron is proud to have been recognized as a Business Experience advisor for 2016—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 49 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.
Each year, Commonwealth, the broker/dealer–RIA that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Business Experience advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Business Experience advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.
Million Dollar Round Table Membership inclusion is based upon eligible commissions from fixed/variable products, eligible premiums or annual gross income. Top of the Table qualifies have reached a minimum: $558k in commission, $960k income, and $1.116 mil premium. For more information, please visit www.mdrt.org.
Five Star Award: Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, fulfillment of firm’s internal review, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, number of client households, education and professional designations. These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
David P. Santoro, CFP®, MBA
With nearly two decades of experience in the financial services industry, David helps clients at every stage in life achieve their financial dreams. A lifelong resident of southeastern Massachusetts, David earned a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, an MBA in finance from Bryant University, and a BA degree in economics from Framingham State College. A veteran of an 18-month deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom, he served more than 23 years in the military, including 8 years in the Massachusetts National Guard and 15 years in U.S. Army Reserve from which he retired in 2008 with the rank of major.
David’s professional experience has followed an upward trajectory throughout the past 20 years. He started his career at Tucker Anthony & RL Day as a commissions accountant before moving to MFS Investment Management in 1992. There, he honed his skills in research and analysis as he rose through the ranks from options accountant to quantitative analyst during a period that spanned 11 years. At New York Life Insurance Company, which he joined in 2008, David worked with individuals and small businesses on risk and asset management before transitioning to MCB Financial Services in 2012.
As a member of the MCB Financial Services team, David prides himself on applying a disciplined, consistent, and long-term approach to each person’s financial needs.
David’s commitment to community service has been a lifelong passion. An Eagle Scout, Cub Scout Den Leader, 2011 and 2014 Ambassador of the Year for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce, he provides pro bono financial guidance to members of the U.S. military through the Massachusetts Financial Planners Association. David was also selected as 2016 FPA MA pro bono Volunteer of the Year.
An avid runner and former track and cross-country coach, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He has completed 59 marathons, including 27 consecutive Boston marathons. David has raised approximately $100,000 for cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a qualified participant in the Boston Marathon from 1991 to 2007. Since 2012 David has been running the Boston Marathon to raise funds for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation.
Katerina is familiar to many MCB Financial Services customers from her 15 years as a Mansfield Bank professional. Prior to joining MCB Financial Services in May 2012, Katerina was the senior customer service representative at the main office and later the assistant branch manager of the Easton branch. Her experience and dedication to outstanding customer service have been valuable additions to the MCB Financial Services team.
Abbey is currently studying for her bachelor's degree in finance at Stonehill College. Her long-term career goal is to become a financial planner and continue working with MCB Financial. When she’s not working with David Santoro, she’s working as a teller in the Norton branch. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.