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Our Team

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Gregory A. Gallo, CPA/PFS, CRPC®, Co-Founder:

Greg began his professional career in 1992 in the Financial Services Division of the Audit Group at Ernst & Young LLP. After spending nearly four years at E&Y, Greg moved on to Wall Street to work for a boutique investment bank, first as a financial advisor and subsequently as the firm's Insider Research Analyst.

With his accounting background, PFS (AICPA's Personal Financial Specialist) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) credentials, Series 7, 27, 86 and 87 licenses, and both life and health insurance designations, Greg takes pride in his ability to understand an investor's broad range of financial needs. He has been a guest on Fox Business News as well as quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Worth Magazine.

Greg graduated from The College of New Jersey Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting and completed the Executive Education Retirement Strategy Program at the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School.

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Kevin J. DeRosa, Co-Founder:

Kevin J. DeRosa is a consummate financial professional with a wealth of experience and expertise in guiding clients in wealth accumulation.

A CFP by training, DeRosa also holds series 7, 24, 55, 63, 65 and 87 securities licenses.

DeRosa founded The Opus Group in 2004, with his partner Greg Gallo, to focus on the financial lives of high net worth corporate executives and professional athletes. One of those athletes happens to be Kevin's brother Mark DeRosa, a 16 year Major League Baseball player.

In addition to The Opus Group, Kevin owns a national independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisory firm, which services thousands of retail and institutional customers across the U.S. and abroad.

However, DeRosa is best known for his proprietary investment strategy "The Signal to Buy" which focuses on the stock buying patterns of senior executives at publicly traded companies.

Kevin resides in Toms River, NJ with his wife and three daughters.

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