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Our Team

With more than 40 years of experience at John Hancock and access to the financial solutions and resources of an industry leader, John Hancock Financial Center representatives are available to assist you with your financial goals.


Larry Riddell

Director, John Hancock Financial Center
617-572-6153 |

Larry is a financial services industry veteran who has been with John Hancock since 1991. He oversees the John Hancock Financial Center, and his goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible service from our financial consultants and that the recommendations you receive are consistent with your specific needs. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Larry was a Director at John Hancock Financial Network, the retail distribution system of John Hancock Financial Services. He also sits on a variety of recognized industry and regulatory committees, including FINRA’s Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education. Larry is a general securities principal who holds his Series 7, 24, 51, 63 and 65 licenses and is life and health insurance licensed. He is a graduate of Plymouth State University and in his free time enjoys coaching baseball, skiing and spending time with his wife and son.


Jason Fiday, CFP®, MPAS®, CRPC®, CMFC®,

Director of Financial Planning, John Hancock Financial Center
781-619-2307 |

Jason Friday is Director of Financial Planning for the John Hancock Financial Center. In this role, Jason is responsible for developing new and innovative advice solutions for advisors and clients of John Hancock. Previously, Jason was the Director of Investment Services for John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, responsible for a team of Institutional Investment Consultants that worked to help plan sponsors fulfill their fiduciary duty and investment oversight responsibilities. Prior to John Hancock, Jason worked as a Personal Financial Advisor for Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab. Jason has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has an M.S. in Financial Planning, and a B.A. in Political Science. Jason holds the Certified Financial Planner, Master Planner Advanced Studies, Chartered Retirement Plan Consultant, and Chartered Mutual Fund Consultant designations. He lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters. Outside of work he enjoys golfing and watching his daughters’ various sporting events.


Advisory Team

Jesse Brown, CFP®

Lead Advisor
617-572-5603 |

Jesse has a solid background in the areas of wealth management and retirement planning. Working closely with individuals and families, his goal is to create a financial plan tailored to each client’s particular goals and needs. Prior to joining the John Hancock Financial Center, Jesse was a Financial Advisor with Fidelity Investments in Boston. A graduate of Hofstra University, Jesse holds his CFP® designation as well as his Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses. He is also life and health insurance licensed in all 50 states. Jesse resides in Boston and enjoys visiting family in his home state of Maine each summer. Away from the office, Jesse enjoys golfing, running, hiking and snowboarding- and he recently completed his first Boston Marathon. Jesse is also committed to his volunteer efforts with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston Friends Council, a group of young professionals focused on helping urban youth. 


Greg Fortier

Financial Consultant
617-572-6154 |

Greg joined the Financial Center from Merrill Lynch in 2012. He has more than five years of experience in wealth management, where he focuses on asset management and retirement planning for individuals and their families. Greg is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in business administration, concentrating in finance. Greg holds Series 7 and 66 licenses and is life and health insurance licensed. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Greg was a Financial Advisor with a top tier wealth management firm of Merrill Lynch Advisors.  Away from the office, he is an avid volunteer and member of the United Way Emerging Leaders, Boston University Alumni Association and Beacon Hill Civic Association. A New Jersey native, Greg now resides in Boston and enjoys playing guitar, automobiles and golf.


Roger McDevitt

Financial Consultant
617-572-0249 |

As one of the original members of the John Hancock Financial Center Team with over 10 years experience in the financial services industry, Roger has a mix of investment and retirement planning knowledge to help meet your goals. Roger held several high-profile sales roles within John Hancock’s IRA rollover, mutual fund, and variable annuity businesses before joining the Financial Center. He holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses as well as the Massachusetts Producer’s Life Insurance License. A graduate of Salem State University, he is also an accomplished chef, having worked at several fine-dining restaurants throughout the New England area. He continues to enjoy cooking for family and friends, playing drums, kayaking, golfing, and writing.


Maria Naqishbandi

Financial Consultant
617-572-0622 |

Maria prides herself on delivering personalized attention and customized solutions to each investor she teams with. Her collaborative style incorporates financial education and personalized recommendations to better prepare her clients for retirement or other goals as well as protect their family’s future. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Maria was a financial representative at Edward Jones. Maria holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, is life and health insurance licensed and has a degree in accounting. In her free time, Maria enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking and volunteering at a dog rescue organization.


Misty Lynch, CFP®

Financial Consultant
617-572-0568 |

Misty Lynch is a Financial Consultant focused on helping working professionals develop and achieve a wide variety of financial goals. Raised in Litchfield, CT by small business owners, she knows firsthand the correlation between financial and personal well-being. She strives to help people at all points in their career learn how to use tools and techniques to make informed financial decisions and prepare for the future. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, she spent over 10 years working with Signator firms in various Compliance and Supervision roles. She holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 51, 53 and 66 licenses, is insurance licensed in all 50 states, and earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2011. She spends her free time with her husband, two small children, and one large dog.   


Service Team

Katelyn Fisher

Client Experience Manager
617-572-7217 |

Committed to assisting not only our financial consultants, but also their clients, Katelyn strives to provide a positive, yet memorable, financial experience for clients.  While overseeing our service team, Katelyn's focus is on the end-to-end customer journey of our clients. A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Katelyn received Dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She has her Masters of Business Administration from Suffolk University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Katelyn maintains her 6 and 63 licenses and is life insurance licensed. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, live music, creative projects and spending time with her husband and two children.


Brittany Russell, RP®

Financial Planning Analyst II
617-572-1283 |

Brittany joined the John Hancock Financial Center in 2015, serving as a liaison between the firm and its valued clients. Brittany builds loyalty through outreach, interaction and continuous improvement of services. As a Financial Planning Analyst, Brittany assists the Financial Consultants in building ongoing financial plans for clients while customizing strategies for them to help achieve their goals. Previously, at John Hancock’s Retirement Plan Services group, Brittany made significant contributions to the success of that business as the top performing Specialist. Brittany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bridgewater State University. She holds her Registered Paraplanner® Designation and maintains her Series 7, 63, and 65 FINRA registrations, as well as the Massachusetts Producer’s Life Insurance License. She recently completed her second Boston Marathon.


Ezekiel Waisel

Financial Planning Analyst I
617-572-7214 |

Zeke joined the John Hancock Financial Center team in 2017. As a Financial Planning Analyst, he helps the Financial Consultants with the continuous process of analyzing and customizing financial plans for their clients. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Zeke was a Financial Advisor with Prudential Financial. A graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, Zeke holds his Series 6, 63, 65, and is life and health insurance licensed. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and going to the movies.


Emily Cunningham

Client Experience, Digital Specialist
617-572-1975 |

Emily joined the John Hancock Financial Center team in 2015. As a Client Experience Specialist, she works closely with both our financial advisors and their clients to provide the best service possible to clients utilizing our digital products. Above all else, her commitment to helping our customers meet their financial goals is on display every day. Emily graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance and Accounting. She holds her Series 6, 63 and 65 FINRA registrations. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, running and reading.


MJ Dickerson

Client Experience, Administrative Coordinator
617-572-1351 |

MJ graduated from Emerson College in 2016 with a degree in Marketing Communications and joined the John Hancock Financial Center shortly after. In her position, MJ provides administrative support to the team as a whole. Every day she strives to exceed clients’ expectations by providing excellent customer service and ensuring they easily and efficiently receive all of the financial assistance they may need. Out of the office, MJ enjoys spending her weekends on the beaches of Nantucket and on the slopes of Vermont. 


Compliance & Operations Team

John Carey

Compliance Manager
617-572-6155 |

As a Compliance Consultant with more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, John brings a solid track record in risk and regulatory oversight to the team. His role, specializing in developing and supporting policies and procedures, allows the John Hancock Financial Center to maintain required records and helps ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. John also has responsibility for providing his expertise as it relates to any state, federal and securities industry reviews. John, who holds his Series 7, 24, 51 and 66 licenses, is an avid jazz fan and enjoys playing guitar and piano.


Gregory Brogan

Sr. Operations Associate
617-572-4453 |

Greg joined the John Hancock Financial Center from a nonprofit trust company dedicated to helping people with disabilities secure benefits while preserving their assets and improving quality of life. Greg graduated from UMass Boston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philospohy and Political Science. He provides operational support to the entire John Hancock Financial Center team, with a focus on accuracy and speed in opening new accounts and transfers of funds. In his spare time, Greg enjoys playing the guitar, keeping up on the latest new movies, and rooting on his favorite sports teams. He currently holds his Series 6 and 65 licenses.


Brendan Carr

Reporting Business Analyst
617-572-4456 |

Brendan joined the John Hancock Financial Center in 2017 and carries out the duties of the financial and data reporting, as well as analysis. He brings to the team an analytical mindset and a good understanding of financial statements and cash flows. Prior to joining the John Hancock Financial Center, he worked as a Treasury Analyst at Citigroup’s US Bank on their Liquidity Team in Tampa, Florida. Brendan currently holds his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of South Florida and is a current MBA Candidate at Boston College- Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Asset Management. A Pennsylvania native, Brendan now lives in Boston and enjoys traveling, cooking and skiing.