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With the complexity of today's markets and uncertainty about tomorrow's economy, good financial advice is more important than ever. As a team of dedicated Financial Advisors, we're committed to helping you organize your finances around your short term needs, your longer-term goals and what you envision for generations to come. Our knowledgeable perspective, good judgement and broad experience can help you meet your challenges and seize opportunities.

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James Parker, CRPC

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

James joined The Haertel Group in 2015 and has been in the financial services industry for over 15 years.  He works closely with multi-generational Families in the areas of customized investment strategies, portfolio management, retirement and estate planning, cash management, lending and charitable giving solutions.  James was recognized as one of Fairfield County's top 40 under 40 in 2014 and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation.

Prior to joining the Haertel Group, James was a founding partner in The Gellmann and Parker Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Old Greenwich, Connecticut from 2008-2015 and was also a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services in Greenwich, Connecticut from 2004-2008. Prior to joining UBS, James worked as a Personal Banker at The Bank of New York.  James attended the University of Delaware and graduated from the Lerner College of Business and Economics with a degree in Finance.

Professional Experience

  • UBS Financial Services, 2015 – Present, 2004 – 2008
  • Wells Fargo Advisors, 2008 – 2015  
  • Bank of New York, 2003 – 2004

Commitment to giving back

  • Board member, Chairman of Admissions Committee - Greenwich Country Club
  • Board Member, Co-Chair of Nominating Committee - Greenwich YMCA
  • Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Greenwich YPG (Young Professionals Group)
  • Board member - World Health Clinicans, Soundwaters, Greenwich Riding and Trails Association
  • Co-Chair - American Diabetes Association Gala and Patron Reception, three consecutive years
Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit


  • B.S. Finance, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware


  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
  • Portfolio Manager
100 West Putnam Ave
2nd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830
  • (203) 862-2108

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