Our Team

The Compass Team

Management Team

Tim Shanahan, President

Timothy F. ShanahanTimothy F. Shanahan
President and Chief Investment Officer, 
Compass Capital Corporation
Founder, Chairman, Registered Principal
Compass Securities Corporation

Send Email

Tim is a Trusted Financial Advisor now in his 40th year of advising high net worth individuals, corporate executives, retirement plans, and companies. Tim has developed a sophisticated expertise in investment management techniques to manage individual and retirement plan assets and has built a well respected firm brand as “Your Trusted Financial Advisor” with 12 other investment adviser representatives.

Tim helps business owners and C-levels executives, especially those who may be about to undergo a life-changing event such as the sale of a business or the exercise of stock options. He helps clients through his planning and advice to achieve their hopes, dreams, and ambitions through the rearrangement of their financial affairs and the investment of their capital.

Tim is the CFO and a shareholder of Compass Holding Group Inc. which wholly owns Capital Corporation (Compass), which Tim founded in 1984 as a SEC registered investment advisor in the practice of wealth management and financial planning. Tim is CEO of Compass. He is also the founder (1985), General Securities Principal, and Financial and Operations Principal of Compass Securities Corporation, a Compass affiliate and FINRA general securities broker/dealer. Tim is CFO of Compass Holdings and Cavalier Investments, a registered investment advisor to the Cavalier Funds, affiliates of Compass. Tim served as past President and past Chairman of the Greater Boston Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. He has served as a securities industry arbitrator for over 20 years with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution.

Tim served as past President and past Chairman of the Greater Boston Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. He is a founding principal of the Compass Institute for Professional Education & Development (CIPED) which provides continuing education programs to financial advisors. He serves as a securities industry arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Dispute Resolution Inc.

Mr. Shanahan was a partner in a Boston financial counseling firm of Cheverie & Partners from 1975-1978. Prior to founding Compass, Mr. Shanahan was president of Alternative Financial Planning Associates (AFPA), a division of Alternative Investment Corporation of Boston. Mr. Shanahan was also a Senior Financial Consultant for the Personal Financial Consulting group at State Street Bank and Trust Company, a more than 200-year old trust company, where he counseled high net worth individuals on a fee-only basis and managed customized mutual fund portfolios from 1991 to 1993.

He is a 1975 graduate of Suffolk University in Boston (BA Psychology).He completed the CFP curriculum offered by the College for Financial Planning in 1984 and was certified by the CFP Board in June 1984 and remained a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners through 1999.

Reach Tim at 781-535-6083 x 305 or email at Tim@CompassCapital.co

John Ahern, Senior Vice President

John R. AhernJohn R. Ahern
Chairman Emeritus, Compass Securities Corporation
Principal, Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

John Ahern is Senior Vice President of Compass Capital Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisory firm and General Securities Principal and  Chairman Emeritus of Compass Securities Corporation, a FINRA Broker-Dealer. He is the President of Loper Associates, Inc., a real estate management company.

John completed his undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy where he received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the USMC for five years, including service in Vietnam. He has a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Boston University. After military service, John managed one of General Electric’s manufacturing programs in the aircraft engine business and was a Plant Superintendent for Litton Industries. He was also a Plant Manager and General Manager for the Valtec Corporation, a pioneering company in the field of fiber optics.

John has helped change Compass Securities from a retail Broker-Dealer to one whose sole focus is on institutional clients. Compass represents both traditional investment managers as well as alternative investment managers. Compass’ growth has been based on the quality of the people it hires. Compass, although still a small company, has a national footprint.

John and his wife Andrea have been long time residents of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He continues to bring a strong sense of integrity and commitment to both his investment advisory clients, and to the representatives of Compass Securities Corporation.

Reach John at 781-535-6083 x 302 or email at John@CompassSecurities.com.



Bruce Winans

Bruce WinansBruce Winans
Registered Representative, Compass Securities Corporation
Investment Advisor Representative,Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Bruce Winans brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to his investment practice, with over 20 years of trading and investing experience, including proprietary trading at major banking institutions in New York and Boston. His intimate and first-hand knowledge of the global marketplace and understanding of traditional and nontraditional investment strategies bring clarity and insight to each investment decision. His long-term relationships cultivated over the years with money managers and established members of the investment community-including pension fund managers, estate planners, family offices and trust companies-helps with investors’ confidence in their chosen investment strategy. Bruce’s highly personal, thorough approach provides high quality alternative investment opportunities that address the allocation strategy, the risk profile and the transparency requirements of institutions and other qualified investors. Bruce has built a business dedicated to providing high quality managers to high net worth individuals, trust companies, family offices, pension funds and endowments.

Reach Bruce at 781-535-6083 x 306 or email at Bruce@CompassSecurities.com.

Dave Morgan, CFP®

David C. MorganDave Morgan, CFP®
Investment Advisor Representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Dave Morgan is an investment advisor representative of Compass Capital Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisor. Dave is also a Certified Financial Planner™. Dave has over 30 years experience as a pharmacist, entrepreneur and business owner. He holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University and has passed the CFP exam. He has completed the six thousand hours needed to complete his certification. He holds degrees from UMass Amherst and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Dave brings a unique and practical perspective along with 15 years of investing experience to the financial advising field. His particular area of interest is comprehensive financial planning for small business owners and healthcare professionals. Mr. Morgan serves on many committees and boards of various non-profit agencies. Dave is a member of the Financial Planning Association and many pharmacy associations on a state and national level. He resides in Weymouth with his wife Susan and their two children.

Reach Dave at 781-331-0180 or email at DMorgan@CompassCapital.co.

James G. Daly, CFA, CPA

James G. DalyJames G. Daly, CFA, CPA
Investment Advisor Representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

A seasoned financial executive, Jim is a trusted wealth management expert who always puts his clients first with a motto of Partner, Plan and Perform. A successful partnership begins with a common understanding of a client’s objectives, concerns and goals. A plan of priorities and executable actions are set forth and managed to reach stated goals. Establishing key metrics enables a focus on continued improvement, performance and actionable insight. The goal is to allow clients to overcome daily financial challenges while moving toward achieving long-term wealth/life goals. His dynamic experience in both the corporate finance and wealth management worlds offers a unique understanding of economic trends to help clients navigate global markets.

Throughout his career, Jim has provided trusted financial management and analysis for clients and several Fortune 500 companies. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1989 with a B.S. in Accountancy and Management. In 1997, he received his Masters in Finance from Boston College. He earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1993 and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2001. He is an Investment Advisor Representative for Compass Capital, member of the Boston Society for Security Analysts and Association for Investment Management and Research. Jim lives and is active in his in Franklin, MA community with his wife Debbie and four children.

Reach Jim at 508-801-2689 or email at JDalycfa@CompassCapital.co.

Omar J. Mian

Omar MianOmar J. Mian
Investment Advisor Representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Omar J. Mian is an investment advisor representative and shareholder of Compass Capital Corporation, which was founded in 1984 as a Registered Investment Advisor in the practice of personal financial management and planning. He is also a Registered Representative of Compass Securities Corporation (member FINRA, SIPC), a FINRA broker/dealer. Omar chairs the Equity Committee of the Compass Capital Investment Committee on which he holds a voting position. He specializes in market analysis and investment strategies, and provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services for individuals and families. His expertise gives them guidance and a sense of direction which together they apply to develop effective strategies designed to help them achieve their financial goals.

Omar’s mission is to help clients and their families attain financial peace of mind by providing them with high quality, personalized, financial and investment advice. He takes the time to assess each client’s individual needs, goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance, believing that integrating these factors will support their goals for a successful investing experience. Omar also enjoys spending time listening to and educating his clients. He strongly believes education will give his clients a solid foundation and understanding, as well as the necessary tools to be better equipped in order to make their financial decisions.

It is very important for Omar to build and establish a trusting relationship with his clients; making sure that they feel comfortable with the services he can offer them, providing emotional support during difficult times and maintaining a frequent and close communication. This approach is one of the most important aspects of his job, as it ensures that his clients feel confident that they can reach out to him at any time.

Omar has always felt that there should be a way to help people earn competitive returns while still being conscious of how their investment decisions affect society. As an adviser and an investor himself, Omar cares not only about returns, but also about how the money is being invested. With his level of experience, he knows how difficult it can be to find genuine solutions. Currently, he is helping to pioneer effective ways to help clients reach their financial objectives without compromising social values. Omar holds insurance licenses and Series 6, 63, and 65 securities registrations and his practice specialties and capabilities include:

  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment and Asset Management
  • Investment Manager Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Family Wealth Management
  • Asset Protection, Insurance Planning, Estate Planning
  • Retirement Planning, Pension Plans
  • Business Succession Strategies
  • Socially Responsible Investing Options
  • Social Security Maximization
  • Islamic Investing Principles (Sharia.)

Reach Omar at 781-535-6083 x 303 or email at Omar@CompassCapital.co.

Philip Boncaldo

Philip BoncaldoPhilip B. Boncaldo
Investment advisor representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Philip B. Boncaldo is an investment advisor representative of Compass Capital Corporation. A graduate of Boston College in 1984, he also holds an MBA, concentrating in investment finance, from Bentley College Graduate School (1986). He has been involved in the financial investment and insurance services industry since 1990.

He is a founding member the Institute for Investment Management Consultants, Boston chapter, and part of the Managing Committee of the South Shore Rental Association and a member of the Massachusetts Rental Association. In addition, Mr. Boncaldo is a partner of Rodi Realty Trust and B & D Property Management Co. located in Quincy, Mass. and specializes in real estate investment and management.

Mr. Boncaldo’s financial planning practice concentrates on asset allocation and the investment planning decisions of family wealth and transitional situations. As part of an overall financial planning process, Philip analyzes restructuring and reallocating investment assets to meet the changing needs, and risk parameters of those who find themselves in a transitional period of their lives. Integrating their portfolio, utilizing time-tested conservative investment techniques, with their new circumstances and current overall risk profile helps investors to maintain better financial structure and the ability to meet financial goals.

Philip shares his expertise by conducting financial planning seminars. Prior to entering the financial planning field, Philip was a professor and taught undergraduate and graduate courses on micro- and macroeconomics, and finance. He is an ongoing adult education instructor on financial planning, retirement planning, asset allocation and teaches continuing professional education courses for accountants.He maintains his financial planning and investment advisory service practice in Quincy, Mass.

Philip, his wife, Alyse and their son, Benjamin, reside in Braintree, Mass.

Reach Philip at 617-770-2039 or email at Philip@CompassCapital.co.

Robert Fogarty

Robert Fogarty
fogartyInvestment advisor representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Robert has over 20 years of well balanced experience as a financial and investment professional. As a Trusted Financial Advisor SM , Robert has helped both high net worth and upper middle income families determine and gain their financial identities. Robert’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a certificate of completion of the CFP Professional Education Program.

Robert’s area of experience includes:

  • Executive benefits and stock options (ISOs, Non-Qualified)
  • Investment profile and design
  • Pension and Social Security planning
  • 401(k), IRA, Roth IRA planning, rollovers, and transfers
  • Mortgage and leverage structure
  • Investment property
  • Charitable Trusts, ILITS, estate topics

Robert prides himself on working closely with clients to help them navigate their financial course, tailoring their program to fit their needs and lifestyle.

Reach Rob at 781-535-6083 x 311 or email at Rob@CompassCapital.co.  Learn more about Rob here

Sheila Brennan

Sheila Brennan
Sheila Brennan

Send Email

Sheila Brennan is consulting divorce coaching advisor with Compass Capital Corporation, founded in 1984 as a Registered Investment Advisor in the practice of personal financial management and planning. She is a 1982 graduate of the Drexel University in Philadelphia with a BS in accounting and a 1999 graduate of Lesley College with a Master of Education in technology.

Since 2004, Ms. Brennan has focused on a divorce coaching practice in the Greater Boston and Philadelphia areas. Working in conjunction with other members of the Compass Capital advisory team, Sheila offers the following financial support services:

  • Provide a current and future financial overview
  • Create a post-divorce budget
  • Interpret financial issues
  • Be proactive with all financial aspects of divorce.

A divorce coach is an essential component of your team who serves as your personal advocate, another set of eyes and ears with a full understanding of your issues. With Sheila’s experience in accounting and business, she understands and explains complicated financial scenarios in simple terms. Sheila creates spreadsheets that tell stories and clarify information.

Click here to see Sheila’s website describing her divorce centric planning process.

Reach Sheila by phone at 781-760-4212 or 610-687-1414 or email at Sheila@Brennandivorcecoach.com.

Thomas Licciardello, CFP®

Tom LicciardelloThomas Licciardello, CFP®
Investment advisor representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Licciardello Financial Services has been serving the financial needs of clients in the Merrimack Valley since 1981. We provide Education, Employee & Executive Benefits, Estate, and Survivorship Planning. Compass Capital Corporation is an independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm, member FINRA, SIPC, that provides fee based wealth management services.

As an experienced, independent, fee based financial planner, Tom assists his clients in identifying their financial aspirations, and then helps navigate them to a successful conclusion.

As a specialist in personal financial planning for individuals and business owners, Tom has been providing financial services to his clients since 1981. Serving as a partner and shareholder in the firm, he is a Investment Advisor Representative with Compass Capital Corporation, founded in 1984 as a Registered Investment Advisory Firm in the practice of personal financial management and planning.

He has served as the President of the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, and as an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University where he taught Estate Planning, and was the host of “The Bottom Line,” a financial planning radio show. Tom has had numerous articles published, and is a frequently asked to speak to organizations on many aspects of business and personal financial planning.

Tom is active in local charitable groups, has served as a member of the YMCA Board of Managers, was elected as a Selectman for the town of North Andover and served as its chairman, and he is a member of numerous professional and business organizations.

Additionally Tom is an active athlete who has completed 86 marathons, including the last 33 consecutive Boston Marathons, completed the Hawaii Ironman, and is an avid skier. He lives in North Andover with his wife of 39 years, Lyn. He has two daughters, Amy and Cristina (the head of the Employee Benefit Division of LFS), and 5 grandchildren.

Reach Tom at 978-686-4100 or email at Tom@CompassCapital.co.

Walter Joly

Walter K. JolyWalter K. Joly
Investment advisor representative
Compass Capital Corporation

Send Email

Walter K. Joly is an investment advisor representative and shareholder of Compass Capital Corporation, founded in 1984 as a Registered Investment Advisor in the practice of personal financial management and planning. A 1969 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Mr. Joly has been associated with the financial services industry since 1975. He holds various securities and insurance licenses and has been actively involved with the Boston Estate Planning Council for many years. Walter has advised both closely-held business owners and publicly traded company’s executives throughout the New England area. His particular areas of competence and specialization include advanced estate planning techniques, retirement plan design and implementation, and comprehensive personal financial management.

Click here to view a short video presentation on the Compass Capital client process featuring Walter Joly
Reach Walter at 781-535-6083 x 313 or email at Walter@CompassCapital.co.