Gerald J. Swift, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Gerry has been in the financial services industry since 1977. For more than 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 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, and 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. 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, first at his grandparents' furniture store and then at 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 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 four-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.
*This list recognizes local, young professionals and is based solely on the opinions of the editors of the Cape & Plymouth Business. They considered the candidates contributions to their company, impact to the business world, and their community service. This award is not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any accounts.
**Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,580 Boston wealth managers were considered for the award; 463 (13% of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
Tracey Brennan-Reale, CLTC®, FPQP™
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 more than 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 30 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 Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalTM(FPQP™) professional designation, as well as the Certified Long Term Care designation, CLTC™ designation. In addition, she 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.