Who We Are Biographies


Christopher Conigliaro CFP®, President thumbnail
Christopher Conigliaro CFP®, President
Chief Investment Officer
Charles Hamowy CFP®, CPA/PFS, CEO

Charles Hamowy CFP®, CPA/PFS, CEO - Founding Partner

A graduate of New York University in 1978, Charles Hamowy began his career in the accounting profession as a certified public accountant. After a successful decade-long career in accounting he redirected his passion to help others build their personal financial success. In 1990 he founded the firm which later became Seasons of Advice Wealth Management, LLC. Charles has consulted and coached other financial services practices for over a decade. A former financial radio show host, commentator and author, he is a sought-after media expert and public speaker addressing topics from investment portfolio design to planning for life’s uncertainties. Lastly, he is also a successful entrepreneur who has started and grown several other businesses in the area of the arts.

Charles is from Brooklyn, and lives and works in New York City.

Christopher Conigliaro CFP®, President

Christopher Conigliaro CFP®, President - Chief Investment Officer

Graduating from Hofstra University in 1993, Christopher Conigliaro has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Chris has built, along with his partner Charles Hamowy, one of the most successful wealth management practices in New York City and has been recognized as one of the top financial advisors and franchise consultants. Chris has received numerous awards and delivers highly personalized financial planning and wealth management services to affluent individuals, families and business owners. As co-founder of Seasons of Advice Consulting, Chris has played a highly rated, impactful role for wealth management firms throughout the country. A dynamic speaker on the subject of personal wealth management strategies, he is also an author and popular media expert on a wide range of financial topics.

Chris lives in Bedford, NY with his wife, Victoria and three children.

Matthew Woolf, CFP®, Executive Vice President

Matthew Woolf, CFP®, Executive Vice President - Managing Partner

Matthew graduated Cum Laude in international economics from American University’s School of International Service and the University of Vienna, Austria. He spent 20 years managing relationships in corporate finance and capital markets at leading international banks, before switching gears and joining his partners Charles Hamowy and Christopher Conigliaro’s financial planning practice in 2002. He quickly helped grow the group practice into one of the leading wealth management teams in New York. He attended the College for Financial Planning and earned his CFP certification in 2008.

Matthew grew up in Scarsdale, New York, and lives in Manhattan. A lifelong supporter of Broadway musical theater, he is active in the Broadway community as a producer, investor and charitable sponsor.

Mark Dorfman, MBA, CRPC®, Senior Partner

Mark Dorfman, MBA, CRPC®, Senior Partner - Wealth Advisor

Mark Dorfman received his Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

After receiving his MBA in 1998, Mark worked in finance for what was then one of the leading hospitality groups in the world — Robert Zimmer Group. Mark worked on such projects as the Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, NM; the Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan; the Old Course in
Scotland; and development of the Lanesborough in London, England.

Upon working as a financial advisor, Mark was quickly recognized as one of the leading financial advisors in the company. Mark was invited into the Million Dollar Roundtable in 2012. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Mark was recognized as one of the leading financial advisors in the industry, having been honored by Five Star Wealth Managers.

Mark was featured in New York Magazine in January, 2014, the Wall Street Journal in June, 2014 in the “Ten Five Star Wealth Managers You Need to Know” column; and in Details Magazine in September, 2009 in the “Be Financially Stable While You’re Young” article.

Preston Forman, CFP®, Senior Partner

Preston Forman, CFP®, Senior Partner - Wealth Advisor

Preston P. Forman, CFP®, has been a financial planner since 2002. An honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he was a newspaper reporter in Massachusetts where he won several industry awards for breaking news, and a technology editor. He earned his Eagle Scout award in 1988. He lives in Forest Hills, NY with his wife, Tami; daughter, Madeline and son, Sam. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Steve Troccoli, MBA, ChFC®, CFS®, CRPC®, Vice President

Steve Troccoli, MBA, ChFC®, CFS®, CRPC®, Vice President - Wealth Advisor

A product of a Parochial Education in New York City with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Business Administration from Manhattan College.

As an Eagle Scout I have strong leadership experience and a winning attitude.

In the early eighties I was instrumental in evolving the cellular industry in this country. In 1996 I built my practice as a financial advisor and I continue to add degrees and now hold a ChFC®, CFS® and CRPC®.

I have been married to Vickie since 1981.

Laura Hyman, Ph.D, Senior Partner

Laura Hyman, Ph.D, Senior Partner - Wealth Advisor

Laura Hyman has been in the financial services business since 1983.

She has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Maryland, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from New York University.

Since beginning her career in financial services Laura has worked with individuals and small institutions, assisting them in their wealth management issues and working with clients to help them achieve their individual financial goals over the years. In 2005 Laura expanded her practice to include working with divorcing individuals, for which she completed an internal accredited wealth management program while at RBC Wealth Management, and becoming a certified divorce financial analyst through the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysis.

She holds the series 7, 63 and 65 licenses, as well as multiple state securities and insurance licenses.

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