Michael Carminucci | CFS, EA, RFC

LPL Registered Principal
LPL Financial Advisor
914-617-8780 Ext. 105

Michael Carminucci is a hands-on financial consultant with over twenty years experience in the industry. His accomplishments include actively managing over 1,000 current accounts. To keep on top of the rapidly changing financial industry, Michael has earned the financial designation of EA, (Enrolled Agent). He stands ready to serve all of your investment, retirement planning, and estate planning needs.

When asked about his grand vision of his role in the financial industry, he will simply state that he seeks to demystify the world of financial, taxes and estate planning in the minds of his clients. "It is my goal to help people become completely comfortable with the financial planning process. A good sound financial, estate and tax plan will ensure wealth and prosperity for decades to come. The bottom line is, if you don't control your money, your money will control you." Michael's multifaceted approach includes large and small group seminars and education. His approachable style and willingness to share his knowlege make him admired amongst his collegues, and respected by his clients.

James Cirocco

Director of Retirement Planning
Financial Consultant
914-617-8780 Ext. 104

James offers experience and guidance as the Director of Retirement Planning.  James works with people to help review their current work place retirement plans and provides additional retirement vehicles, based upon each client’s individual needs.  The objective of this personalized retirement planning is to complement and grow an individual’s retirement savings.  James’ goal is to ensure a comfortable retirement for each client.

James joins the team at Carminucci Wealth Management with a dedication to professionalism as well as a fresh outlook on financial management.  After serving over five years as a Financial Planner with the Legend Group, James joins us to further pursue his quest for growth and expand options and products to offer his clients.

A graduate of SUNY Albany, James received his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics.  Today, James resides in Mahopac, NY where he serves as a referee for his town’s recreational basketball league.

James is an honored and welcomed asset to the Carminucci Wealth Management team and will continue addressing his clients’ financial and insurance needs with individualized devotion and professionalism.

Joseph Burger

Director of Insurance Sales
914-617-8780 Ext. 111

Offering Insurance options to Individuals of all ages

Joseph Burger offers over thirty years of experience helping people choose appropriate insurance for their lives, homes and all personal property. Joe's specialties include:

  • Annuities
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Disability Income
  • Retirement Planning

Individualized recommendations for each client's needs and position in life

Joe helps his clients work toward meeting their day-to-day expenses, saving for college and their future and planning for a more comfortable retirement while providing strategies aimed at minimizing risks. Joe helps his clients to choose from the insurance programs which take into consideration their goals, needs, lifestyle and budget.

Insurance products offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates.

George Collins

Director of New Business Development
914-617-8780 ext. 107

George grew up in North Salem and comes from a hard-working, blue-collar family.  He followed in the footsteps of his great-uncle and father by joining the Metallic Lathers/Reinforcing Ironworkers Local Union 46 NYC in 1985. He went on to graduate from apprentice school in 1988 and began his career as a Journeyman Ironworker. 

George was an active union member and held several Executive Board positions.  His noteworthy projects included General Forman on various high rises, specifically, The Bank of America Tower at Bryant Park, The Solaire Residential Tower in Battery Park City and helping fellow Ironworkers with the rescue and recovery efforts shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In 2006 George was honored with the duties of General Forman on The Freedom Tower. After rebuilding the tower, George finished his career on The Manhattan West Project.

When George is not drumming up new business for the firm, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his lovely wife Krista and their five amazing children.

Susanne Carminucci

Administrative Office Manager
914-617-8780 Ext. 103

Servicing Clients and Maintaining Compliance Regulations

An integral part of the company since it’s inception, Susanne Carminucci assures that the office is running like a well-oiled machine. Susanne’s primary concern is to keep the client’s affairs in order. Susanne is highly organized and her responsibilities are vast:

  • Oversees Licensing and Registrations
  • Oversees Client Service
  • Oversees compliance regulations and assure that all requirements are met
  • Oversees all administrative needs for the function of Carminucci Wealth Management

Susanne will guide new clients through the paperwork and make certain that all necessary items are accounted for. Susanne makes the account transfer process timely and seamless. At tax time, Susanne will reach out to each client individually. She acts as a liaison between clients and accountants and will make tax time far less stressful event.

Originally from Germany, Susanne resides in North Salem and is the mother of three. She enjoys traveling and joining her husband for scenic drives along the countryside on the weekends.

Debra Murphy

Administrative Support Team Manager
914-617-8780 ext. 101

Debra is a vital element to the Carminucci Wealth Management team and oversees all of the administrative duties which are accomplished on a daily basis. Debra serves as a liaison between clients, portfolio managers and LPL Financial.

Debra earned her Master's Degree in Organization Development from Columbia University after attaining her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from SUNY Albany.

Previously, Debra has served as Vice President of Human Resources of Kraft Foods Federal Credit Union for five years. Debra was also the Human Resources Manager of USF&G Insurance for five years and Human Resources Manager for McMillian Publishing for six years.

Debra's devotion and knowledge allows Carminucci Wealth Management to have a vibrant and productive Administrative Support Team, a key element to a productive office.

Dawn Ruggiero

Director of Marketing
914-617-8780 ext. 102

Dawn is the newest member of the Carminucci family and comes to us from a local law firm where she spearheaded their digital and print media redesign. She has been in the marketing field for over 20 years representing print titles in the US, Canada and Europe. She has worked for internationally renowned companies such as Tribune, The New York Sun and Weight Watchers.

Dawn is an active local mom of two young boys. When she is not at a ball field watching her future Yankees play, she enjoys tending to her garden and creating new culinary delights.

John Martucci

Administrative Engineer
914-617-8780
Over thirty years of Corporate Administrative Services

John Martucci is an integral part of the Carminucci Wealth Management team.    John is a skilled administrative engineer and has acted as a trusted consultant for our group since 2009.

John has a very diverse background.  He served fourteen years as Senior Tax Associate at Fortune Brands, Inc; eight years as Tax Manager for Viacom; nine years at WPP Group, a UK company and the largest Advertising firm in the world1; Tax Auditor for Massachusetts Department of Revenue; and many other tax related vocations.  John has over thirty years of corporate tax experience as well as an expertise in tax audits.  John earned his MBA in Taxation at Mercy College as well as his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration.  John is a Registered Tax Return Preparer and is listed by the IRS as a Preferred Preparer. 

John adds a touch of adventure to the office.  He enjoys sporting events, he has been active in softball and motivational speaking.

Tax advice is not offered through Carminucci Wealth Management or LPL Financial.