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


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.


Michael Fornal CRPC®

Financial Consultant
617-663-2451 |

Mike has been with John Hancock for more than ten years and is committed to helping you reach your retirement investment goals. Throughout his career, he has been a recognized leader. Mike has been JHFC’s top producer since 2011. In 2009 he received John Hancock’s prestigious PRIDE award for his outstanding commitment to both customers and colleagues. Prior to joining JHFC, Mike was responsible for more than $800 million in variable annuity sales where he was recognized as the MVP of the annuity distribution group. Previously, Mike was a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial. He is a graduate of Providence College with a BS in Finance and holds his Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. Mike is a registered securities principal and is life and health insurance licensed in all 50 states. In addition to helping clients, Mike is an avid fisherman, golfer and craftsman.


Gregory R. Fortier

Financial Consultant
617-572-6154 |

Greg joined the Financial Center from Merrill Lynch in 2012. He has more than 5 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 a valued member of the John Hancock Financial Center team, Roger brings a unique mix of service and retirement product knowledge that he can leverage to help you meet your investment objectives. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Roger held several high-profile sales roles within John Hancock’s IRA rollover, mutual fund and variable annuity businesses. Roger holds Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses and is life and health insurance licensed. 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 and spends time 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.


Sean Cummings

Financial Consultant
617-572-4642 |

Sean's style can best be described as both personal and comprehensive. He starts by taking the time to understand the needs of his clients, then present wealth management solutions uniquely suited to help them reach their financial goals. Sean has a solid foundation in retirement planning and financial needs analysis. A graduate of Bridgewater State College, Sean is Series 7, 26, 63, 65 and life and health insurance licensed. Sean is passionate about his volunteer efforts on behalf of the Martha Elliot Health Center, Expect Miracles Foundation and Boston Children’s Hospital. He has run eight marathons, including the Boston Marathon a half dozen times.


John Carey

Compliance Consultant
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 licenses, is an avid jazz fan and enjoys playing guitar and piano.


Bonna Pak

Senior Financial Associate
617-572-7209 |

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in statistics and mathematics from the University of Washington, Bonna started her career in Seattle, WA as a pensions analyst and advisor. Within that role she quickly became a specialist in defined benefits. Prior to joining the Financial Center, Bonna held different roles at John Hancock with responsibilities that include due diligence and research analyst functions. Bonna currently holds her Series 6 and 63 licenses. As a passionate athlete, she enjoys training and competing in a variety of endurance sports such as marathons and triathlons. In 2012 she successfully finished her first Boston Marathon and is constantly in search of her next new challenge.


Gresa Balaj

Senior Financial Associate
617-572-7210 |

Gresa joined the John Hancock Financial Center in 2012 and quickly became an essential asset of the team by providing the necessary support to ensure that all business is completed as efficiently as possible. After moving to the United States from Kosovo in her teens to pursue her education, Gresa received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College and she holds her Series 6 and 63 licenses. In her free time she likes to cook and is fluent in four languages including German, Norwegian and Albanian.