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Our team of over 200 agents and advisors nationwide are not only known for their financial experience in insurance and asset management, they have a reputation for outstanding service. Every one of us is dedicated to providing you an "over the top service", no matter your situation.

 

Leadership

Daniel Asti, Managing Partner

Mr. Asti has over 35 years of experience helping his clients. He began his career in the commercial advertising business setting sales and recruiting records nationwide. In 2006 he entered the insurance and financial services industry when he founded Team Dream Financial, which ultimately grew into Alto Financial Group. Over the last fifteen years, Mr. Asti has developed innovative training systems that have helped our agents and advisors understand how to serve their clients better, and allowed Alto Financial Group to grow to over 200 agents and advisors in 28 states focused on the public employee sector of the financial services industry. Dan holds a Series 65 license and maintains life insurance and fixed annuity licenses in 17 states. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, offering advisory services through Encompass More. Encompass More is not affiliated with Alto Financial Group. 

 

Benjamin Hulburt, Managing Partner

Benjamin Hulburt has over twenty years of entrepreneurial and financial experience. He has founded and grown two successful publicly traded companies into multi-billion dollar enterprises. Mr. Hulburt brings a unique set of skills to Alto Financial Group which include significant financial markets experience having led two initial public offerings on both the NYSE and the NASDAQ, numerous secondary public equity offerings, private debt offerings, public debt offerings and private equity fund raising efforts, as well as numerous mergers and acquisition transactions over his twenty-year career. Mr. Hulburt began his professional career as an active duty commissioned officer in the United States Army, leaving the service holding the rank of Captain. He served as a Director of Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ) from March 2007 to October 2010, and as Chairman of the Board of Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE) from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Hulburt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Hulburt was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the Western Pennsylvania region and was named to the Top 40 Executives Under 40 by Fortune Magazine in 2013.  Ben maintains life insurance and fixed annuity licenses in 26 states. 

Danielle Asti, Vice President of Operations

Danielle Asti has been with the company since its inception and has worked in the business since since she was 17, planning company conferences as large as 2000 attendees at the age of 19.  Dani is responsible for managing the company's operations team including agent relations, contracting, training and human resources departments.   Ms. Asti was also instrumental in the creation and administration of Alto University, the company's proprietary training academy.   She attended Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts as a Film Major.  

Amber Alguire, Partner

Mrs. Alguire entered the financial services industry in 2011. She specializes in helping people and families create the legacy they want and have the lifestyle they long for in retirement. Her clients choose her to be their advisor because she cares about their personal needs and goals and she truly listens to what matters to them. Amber believes in reviewing and educating her clients on their retirement plan options including their current plan and life insurance, so they have the best education and understanding possible. “It’s important to contact a Financial Advisor for the exact reason I stated above, there are so many questions regarding saving and retirement and if it’s not your strong point or what you study and went to school for, it is hard to truly grasp everything you could know and take advantage of that you may enjoy that are out there.” Mrs. Alguire graduated from Towson University with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Finance. She is an Investment Advisor Representative, offering advisory services through Encompass More. Encompass More is not affiliated with Alto Financial Group. Amber maintains her life insurance licenses in CA, FL, MD, VA, DC, NC, NJ, SC, DE, GA, PA. She resides in Harford County, Maryland, where she lives with her husband Jedidiah and their two children.

Larry Daniels, Partner

Larry Daniels began working with public employees in financial services in 2012. As a former public employee, he shares a unique first-hand experience of the lack of education received in the workplace. As a contract’s attorney for the largest municipality in New Jersey, Mr. Daniels worked as part of a team that negotiated contracts with major utility companies, managed public bid processes, and drafted legislation. He was often asked to audit the application of public bid formulas to ensure they were factored accurately and fairly. Mr. Daniels’ unique blend of legal and financial expertise has helped him craft everything from simple retirement plans to complicated mixed-strategy plans for his clients and their employers. Mr. Daniels received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stockton University, prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Drexel University School of Law. In addition to his current work in financial services, he serves in a variety of pro bono roles for several nonprofits in his role as an attorney. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, offering advisory services through Encompass More. Encompass More is not affiliated with Alto Financial Group. Larry maintains his life insurance licenses in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas and Georgia.

Chelsea Coleman, Partner

Chelsea Coleman has over 20 years of sales, service, and customer relations experience. Including 10 years in financial services and entrepreneurship. Her attention to detail provides Alto Financial Group with the support of a common purpose to help our agents and clients reach their financial goals. Miss Coleman has helped over 350 of her clients to customize their retirement solutions during her career with retirement, insurance, future planning, and more. She is also a fully dedicated CEO of her household, with the blessing of three beautiful children. Her family has been her # 1 team that drives her WHY. She is a loyal member of her community, active in service as a volunteer, and a proud member of the Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). She maintains her life insurance licenses in PA, OH, MI, SC, NC, IL, TN.

Cameron Clay, Agency Owner

Cameron Clay is a Pittsburgh, PA. native and Penn State University alum. His financial services career started in 2011, servicing union workers with supplemental life insurance. Frustrated with limited options for his clients, he joined Dan Asti in 2013, and began working in southwestern Pennsylvania offering life and retirement solutions on a much broader scale. He loves working directly with clients, helping to create customized strategies that meet their specific needs. When he’s not helping his clients make and save money, he’s serving as an Associate Pastor at Petra International Ministries and spending as much time as possible with his wife and children. He believes that we get the best out of life when we remain committed to help others along the way. Mr. Clay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University. He is an Investment Advisor Representative, offering advisory services through Encompass More. Encompass More is not affiliated with Alto Financial Group. He maintains his life insurance and fixed annuity licenses in PA, MD, VA, TN, AL, and GA.

 Gene Harris, Agency Owner

Gene has over 30 years of financial, entrepreneurship, service, management & customer relations experience helping clients. He specializes in helping people and families create the legacy they want and have the lifestyle they long for in retirement. He prides himself in providing over the top customer service by helping to educate his clients on their current plans as well as options for them. Mr. Harris is an active member of his community by being the HOA President for both the community and house associations along with being on the local private swim club board. He currently holds life insurance and annuity licenses in MD, PA, NJ, DE, WV, VA, DC, GA and TX. Mr. Harris resides in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he lives with his wife, Theresa, and his son Michael.

Eric Harkins, Agency Owner 

Eric has worked in the financial services industry for more than 14 years and is passionate about helping his clients secure their financial future.  He is currently licensed in twelve states.  He holds a bachelor degree in Law/Justice from Rowan University.  Mr. Harkins resides in Salisbury, MD. with his wife and enjoys historical research and woodworking.

Nick Farley, Agency Owner 

Nick Farley holds a bachelor’s in education from University of Central Arkansas, and Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.  He is a retired school superintendent having founded 10 charter schools and helping to found 15 others.  He is also a retired pastor.  He has been a licensed insurance agent for several years and has been certified as a master financial coach.  He has conducted numerous financial educational seminars. Nick is married with two grown daughters and three stepchildren. He is a former chaplain at a residential treatment center. He has written 13 books and has toured the US and several foreign countries conducting educational seminars.  When asked what his hobbies were, he stated that he enjoyed helping people.

Debbie Starkey, Agency Owner

Debbie has been serving clients in the greater Northwestern states for more than 26 years. She holds a Series 7 Securities license along with Investment Advisor Representative and Life and Annuity licenses which allow her to counsel clients in all aspects of their financial plans. Debbie’s expertise is truly listening to the client’s goals and concerns, paying special attention to the details that are so important to them. She has many years of experience in helping clients from the public sector, government sector, the self-employed and small business owners. She understands and takes seriously the very important role she plays as the financial professional in the lives of her clients. It is important to Debbie that her clients understand the full ramifications of each financial decision they institute. Debbie is active in many volunteer positions at her church and in the local community. Debbie resides in Lincoln County, Washington and enjoys the great outdoors with her husband Bob and her kids and 5 grandchildren. As an Investment Advisor Representative, advisory services are offered through Encompass More. Encompass More is not affiliated with Alto Financial Group. She maintains her life insurance and annuity licenses in Washington, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Connecticut. 

 

Jamie Roth, Agency Owner 

Mr. Roth has been helping families in the financial services realm since 2013. He is passionate about assisting his clients in all aspects of retirement planning such as State pension, social security, voluntary retirement accounts and life insurance. He takes pride in patiently educating his clients in the crazy world of retirement planning. His goal is to explain retirement planning in a clear, easy to understand way so that his clients can make a well-educated decision for their future. Jamie resides in Adams County, PA with his wife Kristin and their 5 boys.

He currently holds his state licenses in PA, MD, VA, OH, GA, DE, and MN.  

Shaun McCarty, Agency Owner 

Shaun McCarty is focused on education and helping families achieve their desired retirement lifestyles and create their legacies. Mr. McCarty is great at this role because he cares about their personal needs and goals. His clients repeatedly state how he broke down their retirement into simple, discernible ideas. He is dedicated and driven, overcoming any obstacle that has been put in his way to make sure that his clients are well served. Mr. McCarty comes from a restaurant management background, where pennies really do count. He learned budgeting by costing out menus for multiple restaurants as well as working on monthly profit and loss sheets. Mr. McCarty is a constant student of his craft and never stops pushing himself to learn the ever-changing industry of finance. 
Mr. McCarty is Life Insurance & Annuity licensed in DC, PA, NC, VA, DE, WV, GA, TX, WS, ID, NA, and Maryland, where he lives with his wife Jennifer, an Occupational Therapist working in a special needs school, and their teenage daughter.

Gary Saitowitz, Agency Owner 

Gary Saitowitz has been in financial services since 1992. He enjoys working with clients and educating them on how money works. Gary’s goal is to help clients build a plan that ensures they can retire on their own terms. Gary resides in Atlanta GA and is married to Vanda and they have 4 children. He currently holds his license in GA, AL, CA and MD.

Evan Cargil, Agency Owner 

Mr. Cargill has been serving as a financial professional since 2011 and loves listening to families, their dreams, their concerns, their goals, and working hard together to problem solve, educate, empower, and help them achieve their goals and have peace of mind.  He has a vision, together with his team and partners, to provide the very best service in the industry by taking more time to listen well, educate, and have dozens of carriers available to best achieve the dreams of his clients. He lives in the Washington DC area together with his wife and daughters, but serves throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and across the nation.

Trent Cunningham, Agency Owner 

With over 10 years in the financial and retirement planning industry, Trent’s primary focus is to help families retire with the dignity and comfort they started their careers with. He is a thorough educator of the 4 key elements necessary for a secure well rounded retirement. He is constantly praised, by his clients, for how he simplified and educated them on topics his clients weren’t aware of before meeting him. He takes the extra time needed to educate and help clients understand the process. Trent goes above and beyond to create a personalized strategy for each client. Trent has a bachelor's of science degree in Computer Science from University of Maryland.   He finds it very rewarding to protect families from any unforeseen life & health problems and be able to tell a client they can retire and not have to worry about a loss of income in retirement. He holds licensee in PA, DE, MD, DC and VA.

 

Cort Dial, Agency Owner 

With over three decades coaching top-tier professionals globally and authoring the acclaimed book "Heretics to Heroes: A Memoir on Modern Leadership," Cort transitioned in 2016 from executive consultancy to the realm of retirement coaching. Focusing specifically on individuals approaching retirement or those already retired, Cort’s expertise aids those concerned about potential market setbacks, hefty tax burdens, and the daunting possibility of outliving their financial resources. His mission: optimizing the benefits from the hard-earned savings of his clients.


Cort’s unique approach lies in crafting legacies and ensuring a fulfilling retirement lifestyle. He stands out not just for his vast knowledge but for his genuine concern about his clients’ aspirations and his exceptional listening skills. He emphasizes the importance of an informed retirement strategy, drawing attention to the common tendency of individuals to emulate the retirement plans of previous generations out of unawareness of the myriad of options available today. In his words, “Most approach retirement mimicking their ancestors simply because they aren’t acquainted with the diverse opportunities at their disposal."


Holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University, Cort is now recognized as a prominent Wealth and Retirement Coach. He extends his advisory services through Smarter With Money, LLC. Licensed across numerous states including AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, MO, NV, OK, PA, TX, and VA, Cort is widely accessible. He currently resides in Round Rock, Texas, a stone's throw from Austin, sharing his home with his wife, Julie, and enjoying their children Katy, Trent, and Charlie, and their beloved grandchildren Max, Jake, Evie, and Peter.

 

Wally Darling, Agency Owner 

Wally Darling is the Managing Partner and Owner of Lakewood Hills Investments, LLC which is a financial planning firm operating in Colorado since 2008.  Wally launched his professional career upon leaving his service of 12 years with the US Army Cavalry where he served in the US, Europe, and South Korea’s DMZ. His first 15 years were spent in the banking industry providing extensive financing to both personal and commercial clients. In 2008, Wally extended his financial services to include Life Insurance, Annuity, and comprehensive retirement planning. 


Wally’s expertise focuses his planning to include Tax Minimization, Downside market risk management, Comprehensive Retirement planning, and Wealth Transfer. His team of professionals include CPAs, CFAs, CFPs, portfolio managers, life insurance MDRTs, and retirement income experts. Wally holds licenses including Life Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance, and a FINRA 65 license.

Wally’s personal interests include Concert piano, golf, and fly fishing. He is the proud father of a family of 6 children and 5 grandchildren.