Our Team

Our Team

Gerald J. Swift, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

President

Gerry has been in the financial services industry since 1977. For over 40 years, integrity and professionalism have built Gerry a reputation that has brought him recognition from his peers. Gerry's broad knowledge and expertise are exemplified by the designations he holds.

Gerry is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner and holds the following registrations: FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative Exam) and 63 (NASAA Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam) securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network®, along with various state insurance producer licenses. He is an investment adviser representative with Commonwealth, member FINRA/SIPC, and is registered in Massachusetts and Florida.

Gerry earned a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State College, performed graduate work at the University of Montana, obtained his Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Gerry is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod (past president), and he is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Sandwich.

Over the years, thousands of people throughout New England have attended Gerry's seminars on various financial planning topics. In addition to being a well-known speaker on Cape Cod, he has also lectured to many different clubs and organizations. Furthermore, he has taught several courses on topics relating to his areas of specialization. Gerry was a high school teacher prior to joining the financial services industry. He feels his experience as a schoolteacher has contributed to his success in educating others in the often confusing world of retirement, estate, investment, and tax planning. Being a 10th-generation Cape Codder, Gerry lives in East Sandwich and has two wonderful daughters and four grandchildren.

William G. Scotti III, CFP® CRC® AIF®

Wealth Management Director

Bill is an original team member of Axial Financial Group, who started his career in finance at Smith Barney. Bill, originally from Hamilton, Massachusetts, grew up around small business from the start, first with his grandparents' furniture store and then with his father’s music store. Working side by side with his grandparents and his father instilled in him not only the worth of a dollar but also hard work, perseverance, and commitment.

Bill is a graduate of Merrimack College’s Girard School of Business and has also received Merrimack’s Certificate of Advanced Study in Financial Planning. In addition, Bill is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Certified Retirement Counselor® certificant, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee, and he holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations (held through Commonwealth Financial Network®), as well as state life, accident, and health insurance licenses. Bill is constantly adding to his professional designations, as he is always looking to further his knowledge.

Bill, who is now the wealth management director of Axial’s Cape Cod office, resides in Sagamore Beach with his wife, Brittany, and their three children, Will IV, Jack, and Mark.

Bill is an active member in his community by volunteering with local nonprofits. He currently serves as a board member of Cape Kids Meals. He has served as a board member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals, the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod, and the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts. Bill has also served on the Finance Committee for the town of Bourne, the CCYP Executive Committee, and as president of the Bourne-Sandwich Rotary. Furthermore, Bill is a two-time recipient of the “Five Star Wealth Manager”** distinction, awarded to him in 2015 and 2018, and a 2014 recipient of the “Cape & Plymouth Business™ 40 under 40 Award”.*

Bill enjoys helping clients properly implement sound retirement/goal-oriented saving strategies, retirement income funding solutions, and generational wealth planning. Bill spends a lot of his time helping his clients plan for financial success as well as serving his community; however, he always finds the time for his family, whether it be at children’s sports, at home, or at the beach.

Bill can be contacted at Axial Financial Group in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at 508.771.4992 or Bill@axialfg.com.

Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered by Axial Financial Group are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.

*This program honors distinguished businesspeople under the age of 40 who have made a mark in our region at an extraordinarily young age. These top young business leaders excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership characteristics. Now in its fifth year, the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 under 40 Awards program continues to recognize the tremendous contributions of young professionals to our region.

**Based on the 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years of active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,819 Boston Wealth Managers were considered for the award; 532 (18.87% percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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Axial Financial Group | 540 Main Street, Suite 16A | Hyannis, MA 02601 | Tel. 508.771.4992

Tracey Brennan-Reale, RP®

Wealth Management Consultant

Tracey joined Swift Financial Services in April 2005 and became a member of Axial’s team in 2012 when Axial and Swift merged. With over 25 years in the financial services industry, she takes great pride in providing unique, personalized financial services to individuals and their families. A believer in providing solutions, Tracey enjoys guiding her clients through savings plans, retirement planning, college planning, and portfolio construction.

Tracey graduated with a BS/BA from Suffolk University and AS from Fisher College. Her financial services experience spans more than 25 years, over the course of which she completed courses such as the Foundations in Financial Planning Program from the College for Financial Planning® and H&R Block’s Income Tax Preparation certification. Tracey has her state life insurance license, holds the Registered Paraplanner℠ (RP®) professional designation, and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network.®

In her spare time, Tracey enjoys painting old furniture, gardening, spending time with friends and family, and, most all of, her passion for the beach. A Massachusetts native, Tracey resides in Dennis with her husband, Christopher, and their dogs, Jude and Ringo.

Tracey can be contacted at Axial Financial Group in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at 508-771-4992.

Briana Silvio, FPQP™

Senior Client Service Assistant and Office Administrator

Briana uses her welcoming and energetic personality to properly guide our clients and ensure their questions and needs are handled quickly and efficiently. Prior to becoming a client service assistant in 2014, Briana successfully managed accounts payables and receivables at a well-renowned building company in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, which is where her interest in finance was first piqued.

In March of 2017, Briana earned her Financial Paraplanner Qualification Professional™ designation. Individuals who hold this designation have completed a course of study encompassing the financial planning process, the five disciplines of financial planning and general financial planning concepts, industry terminology, and product categories. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations. FPQP™ designees can effectively identify, analyze, and recommend investments that are appropriate for an individual’s diverse needs while working with a financial planner.

Briana has lived in the Cape Cod region for over 10 years, first moving from Bangor, Maine, to Nantucket Island, and then eventually to East Sandwich. She enjoys spending time with her husband on their boat, listening to live music, traveling, and spending time with her close-knit family.