The Periscope Difference

Many of our clients come to us not knowing where to start. What should I be saving; how should I
organize my assets; what investment strategy makes the most sense? These are examples of
questions that we often hear from new clients.

Our Firm at a Glance

59Years

Combined Experience

2014

Year Founded

734+

Families helped

Getting to Know Our Team

The Periscope Wealth Management team is comprised of highly skilled financial professionals that bring with them innovation and dedication to make a difference. Our advisors closely collaborate with our clients to create unique strategies around the financial markets. Our financial professionals conduct the necessary research and risk analysis, so clients are presented with investment ideas that are suitable and appropriate to their requirements. We address problems so we can present clients with actionable strategies.

 

Joe DiMauro

Position: Founding Partner

Joe has dedicated the past 15 years working closely with clients as the social, technological, and macro-economic environments continue to evolve.  Joe focuses on Wealth Management, Family Planning, Retirement Planning and implementing technological innovations into the planning process.

Prior to forming Periscope Wealth Management, Joe started his career in 2005 with Equitable Advisors.  Since then, he has been nationally ranked several times as one of the industry’s top advisors.  Including being recognized in New York Magazine, as a five star wealth manager, attained only by those who have demonstrated exceptional professional knowledge, client service, and ethical conduct.

Joe is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Engineering, and has a Master’s of Science degree with a focus in engineering from Arizona State University.  Joe lives with his wife Courtney and three children; Alexander, Stella and Lola in Manhattan.

Joe has dedicated the past 15 years working closely with clients...

Joe DiMauro

Founding Partner

Daniel Riso, CFP®

Position: Founding Partner

Daniel has taken his education in the arena of finance and transformed it into a comprehensive study of every facet of the field. Daniel is a graduate of Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges with a degree in Economics and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, which is recognized as the highest standard of education in the industry. He also maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 registrations, Life, and Health Insurance licenses. Daniel has received a certificate in Retirement Planning from The Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania.

(CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial ongoing certification requirements.)

Daniel has taken his education in the arena of finance...

Daniel Riso, CFP®

Founding Partner

Mathew Rough

Position: Partner

Mat has spent his career helping individuals and families navigate the ever-changing financial landscape. Mat focuses on Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, and takes great pride in client service.

Mat is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a degree in Economics and Mathematics. Outside of the office, Mat enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and is an avid follower of Premier League Soccer. Mat currently resides in Ridgewood, NJ with his wife Jessi, their two children, Logan and Cameron, and their dog Brody.

Mat has spent his career helping individuals and families navigate...

Mathew Rough

Partner

Andrew Koris

Position: Partner

Andrew Koris’ journey in the world of finance was shaped by a profound family experience, instilling in him the resilience and determination that would eventually guide his path as a financial advisor. After his father suffered a debilitating stroke during Andrew’s high school years, he assumed the immense responsibility of not only managing his own finances but also overseeing his family’s financial well-being.  This challenge was amplified by the intricacies of his family’s financial landscape, given his father’s prominent career as a hand surgeon in the Boston, Massachusetts medical community.

Andrew pursued an economics major at Trinity College and moved to New York City after graduation to work at Morgan Stanley, joining the renowned Excelsior Wealth Management team, which he had previously interned with during college. Despite having moved away, Andrew was able to successfully manage his family’s finances remotely, a feat he achieved through the adept use of technology and unwavering dedication.

The initial years of his career were dedicated to mastering the theory and technology of financial planning, an invaluable foundation for aspiring young advisors. During his time with Morgan Stanley, Andrew had the privilege of interacting with hundreds of UHNW (Ultra High Net Worth) families across the country, each with unique financial circumstances. He was particularly drawn to Morgan Stanley’s commitment to maintaining their practice through specific processes and principles.

Andrew identified opportunities for improvement through better organization and the integration of current technology. He adopted these organizational principles, which he considers as lifelong guidelines for living a more organized life. This organizational approach is reflected in his client process, wherein he prioritizes understanding each client’s individual and familial circumstances to create a long-term financial plan that informs his advice and the nature of the client advisor relationship. Regular quarterly calls serve as a critical means of maintaining open communication and ensuring alignment with the long-term financial plan.

As he progressed in his career, Andrew honed his expertise in alternative investments, which he views as essential components of many portfolios, particularly in a world where traditional asset management faces unique challenges. These alternative investments include merger arbitrage, distressed credit, hedged equity, and private equity.

Following his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Andrew was recruited to Oppenheimer, where he focused on enhancing efficiency and implementing long-term processes, ultimately leading to substantial growth in assets under management (AUM), from approximately $200 million to over $2 billion. Andrew’s clientele spans the country and predominantly consists of technology executives, entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, and business owners. One of his greatest joys as an advisor is delving into the unique journeys of each client and harnessing that knowledge to assist others facing similar situations. He values deep and personal relationships with his clients, making an effort to meet them in person, whether near or far.

At Periscope, Andrew’s primary responsibility is to contribute to the practice’s growth. He also takes charge of implementing tested processes and procedures to enhance business efficiency. Furthermore, he eagerly embraces new technological advancements to facilitate business operations.

Andrew’s unwavering dedication to his clients is a cornerstone of his practice. He provides each client with his direct line and encourages them to reach out for any needs or concerns, regardless of their significance. For him, the client-advisor relationship is a pivotal aspect of his career that he cherishes, and he is committed to delivering a tailored experience, eschewing the one-size-fits-all approach that has become increasingly common in the industry. Andrew is determined to create individualized relationships that empower clients to lead easier and more prosperous lives.

Andrew currently lives in the West Village of New York City with his fiancée, Shayla, and their puppy, Poppy. He’s remained dedicated to his alma mater and is the president of Trinity College’s alumni network in New York City.

Andrew Koris’ journey in the world of finance was shaped...

Andrew Koris

Partner

Alexandra Scanlan

Position: Client service associate

Alexandra Scanlan is a seasoned Registered Client Service Associate with 12 years of experience. Before joining the Periscope Wealth Management team, Ali spent seven years at Ameriprise Financial Services LLC, where she obtained Life and Health Insurance licenses. Ali began her career at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, where she received her Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Ali is a graduate of Bryant University with a major in Finance and a minor in Legal Studies. A Massachusetts native, she recently relocated to Florida and enjoys spending her free time exploring Florida with her family.

Alexandra Scanlan is a seasoned Registered Client Service Associate with...

Alexandra Scanlan

Client service associate

Alfred Norton

Position: Associate

“I’m deeply committed to helping you achieve financial success because I understand the
significance of each financial decision and the impact it has on your life, your family, and your
legacy.”
As a financial advisor, Alfred provides independent, comprehensive financial planning and
investment services individually tailored to his clients’ needs. Alfred has over 20 years of
experience as a Financial Consultant, with previous experience at NY Life Securities and MML
Investors LLC. Alfred offers a broad portfolio of individual insurance protection, asset
accumulation strategies, and financial products and services for families, businesses, and
institutions.
When he’s not working, Alfred can be found spending time mountain biking, playing tennis,
swimming in the ocean, playing chess or getting into mischief with his grandson. Alfred is a
Yankee and a Jet fan.

“I’m deeply committed to helping you achieve financial success because...

Alfred Norton

Associate

Ethan Kaufman

Position: Financial Analyst

Ethan is a recent graduate from the Carroll School at Boston College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Finance and Leadership.  Ethan is looking to start his career in the wealth management industry, studying to become a certified financial advisor and learning from the wealth of experience that the Periscope team has to offer.

Originally from Florida, Ethan has recently moved to New York in hopes of adapting to the fast paced environment that the city has to offer.  In his free time he likes to run along the East River, golf, read, and explore the city.

Ethan is a recent graduate from the Carroll School at...

Ethan Kaufman

Financial Analyst

John Tarson

Position: Financial Analyst

John’s diverse career background brings a unique perspective to the financial planning industry. He uses his prior leadership and service driven mindset to deliver exceptional insights and solutions for planning clients in a personable, concise and friendly manner.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, both in Sports Management and Administration. While playing soccer in college, his educational journey equipped him with a solid foundation in leadership, strategic planning, and effective management. Additionally, he maintains Series 63, Life and Health insurance licenses while always looking to find new ways to improve his skill set.

Outside of work, John finds joy in spending quality time with his wife and two daughters, going on adventures with them whenever they can.  He is usually looking forward to his next game of soccer, run or round of golf.

John is all about working with people who want to improve and build a depth of knowledge to have financial stability for themselves and family.  Having experienced personally how a financial plan can impact lives, he aims to give clients honesty, clarity and confidence when helping them choose their financial strategy.

John’s diverse career background brings a unique perspective to the...

John Tarson

Financial Analyst

Nicole Tartagni

Position: Client Service Associate

Nicole’s passion for helping others goes hand in hand with her role as a Client Service Associate. She has developed a diverse skillset in the financial industry previously working as a Financial Professional with New York Life and as an Executive Assistant at Barnum Capital Management

Nicole graduated from Plymouth State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and minored in Professional Sales. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and trying local coffee shops.

Nicole’s passion for helping others goes hand in hand with...

Nicole Tartagni

Client Service Associate

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Convenient Wealth Management Dashboard

Periscope Wealth Management makes it easy for you to view your investment accounts online. This way, you always know what is happening with your money.

Our wealth management portal provides a one-stop-shop for all of your financial needs and has an easy-to-use dashboard that gives you a view of everything you own and owe.