Our Team

Our Team

Jeffrey A. Segal, CFP®, CLTC, AIF®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Jeffrey is the founder, president, and managing partner of C.I.G. Private Wealth Management, LLC, an independent and comprehensive wealth management firm.

Jeffrey’s career began in 1988 at a Fortune 500 financial services company, where he was a frequent member of its esteemed President's Club. In 1999, he founded CIGPWM and chose Commonwealth Financial Network®, a top independent broker/dealer, to enable him to provide superior independent and objective wealth management for clients. Commonwealth is an independent broker/dealer and the only firm to be honored with Investment Advisor magazine's Broker/Dealer of the Year award an unprecedented 10 times*. Jeffrey is a frequent member of Commonwealth's esteemed Chairman's Retreat, Leaders Conference, and President’s Club based on ranking of annual production.

Jeffrey is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), and a Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) consultant. He is an Investment Adviser Representative with Commonwealth and holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations. He maintains client relationships and licenses in many states throughout the U.S.; the list is available upon request. Jeffrey attended the University of Connecticut and has a bachelor’s in general business studies with a concentration in finance.

If you are looking for a guest speaker, Jeffrey has lectured to public, civic organizations, associations, and corporations. He has appeared on local television programs and has been quoted in numerous newspapers and publications. He is a charter member of the Morningstar Advisor Panel and is a member of the National Registry of Experts, qualifying him to serve as an expert witness in investment, insurance, and financial planning legal actions.

Jeffrey and C.I.G. Private Wealth Management are participants and donors of many local community programs, including arts, sports, and educational organizations. They are supporters of many charitable organizations, such as the American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; Food Share CT; and the Glastonbury Education Foundation, where Jeffrey is a past chairman. Jeffrey’s interests include tennis, auto racing, travel, and many others. Jeffrey resides in Glastonbury, Connecticut, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Alexis and Sam.

*Results are based on advisor satisfaction: Commonwealth was the top broker/dealer in its division for 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2005.

Seth Renaud, ChFC®, AIF®, CLTC

Wealth Management Advisor

As a wealth management advisor, Seth assists clients with analysis, implementation, and ongoing reviews of financial plans and investment portfolios. At C.I.G., we employ and develop strategic planning for a variety of objectives. We focus on four levels of planning: accumulation along with asset management and risk management, pre-retiree wealth management and planning, retirement planning for income security and growth, and estate and distribution planning. Seth possesses a commitment to educate and consult, as well as to maintain the highest integrity and trust when working with all C.I.G. clients.

Seth began his career working with a Fortune 100 financial services company. He holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), and Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) certifications and is approved to offer the Connecticut Partnership program for all long-term care insurance clients. Seth is life and health insurance-licensed in Connecticut and Massachusetts and has FINRA Series 6, 7, 22, 31, 62, and 63 securities registrations as a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.

Seth has been a resident of Northern Connecticut most of his life. He is a member of the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew, Haylee and Jayden. When he is not working, he takes time out to enjoy his hobbies of fitness, golfing, attending sporting events, and studying American history.

Amber Kendrick, CPFA, CRPS®

Director of Retirement Services

Amber joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management in May 2014 as the director of retirement services. She has been in retirement plan consulting since 2006, is an Investment Adviser Representative, and holds her FINRA Series 6, 63, and 66 securities registrations and necessary state licenses with Commonwealth Financial Network®. As a dedicated advisor focusing on retirement plans, she received her Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM (CRPS®) designation. This designation is the nation’s premier credential focusing on retirement plan administration. She has grown a passion for working closely with retirement plan sponsors and their employees, specializing in retirement plan design, and promoting retirement readiness for employees. Amber is honored to have been named to Employee Benefit Adviser magazine's 2015 Rising Stars in Advising list*.

Amber’s experience in working with nonprofit plan sponsors has inspired her to get involved in the community on both a personal and professional level. Some of her activities include the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce, Women in Pensions Network, Women’s Leadership Council at United Way in Hartford, and HRACC (Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut). She is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she received her BSBA. Because of her roots in the South, Amber is a huge football fan. Her contagious, positive attitude, and dedication to life and the industry are a great complement to the firm and all who come in contact with her.

*Employee Benefit Adviser’s annual list honors standout benefit advisors under the age of 35 with a five-year track record of demonstrating fresh talent and making a difference in the benefits industry. This year, winners were selected based on criteria including rate of industry participation, client size, and retention, as well as community service and other examples of an overall commitment to service excellence.

Steven Lowe

Wealth Management Advisor

Kevin Paro

Wealth Management Advisor

Kevin joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management in 2015 as the director of insurance services and wealth management advisor. Kevin began his career in the insurance and financial services industry in 2007 at an independent firm and has a broad knowledge of many different facets of the industry. He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network®, as well as insurance licenses for property and casualty and life, accident, and health. Kevin uses a consultative approach to working with his clients. He helps to educate and collaborate with whom he is advising. The comprehensive and independent approach at C.I.G. Private Wealth Management is what attracted him to the firm. 

Kevin grew up in Connecticut and is devoted to the local community. He sits on the board of directors for ParaDYM, a local nonprofit that promotes media literacy and services to underprivileged youth. Kevin is also an active committee member for the Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs division of the Metro Hartford Alliance. Kevin spends most of his free time with his family and friends. He enjoys playing his guitar, going to concerts, and playing sports. 

Robert Schneider

Junior Wealth Advisor

Robert joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management in 2015. He recently received a BS in finance from the University of Connecticut and is actively pursuing his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through Commonwealth Financial Network®, as well as insurance licenses for life and health.

Robert works as a junior advisor and helps clients with all aspects of wealth management. Robert works with many young professionals to help them begin to accumulate wealth and prepare for their futures. He also has an extensive knowledge of college planning and how to prepare for the financial aid process. Robert is a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for staying up to date on retirement, tax, education and estate planning topics.  His dedication and work ethic will allow him to excel in this industry and provide additional value to the firm and our clients.

In his free time, Robert enjoys being active and spending time outdoors. He frequently goes rock climbing, plays tennis, and snowboards. He also enjoys traveling, especially to places where these activities are possible.

Mario Alvino, C(k)P®, MS, AAMS, AIF®

Wealth Management Advisor

Heidie Endrelunas

Office Manager and Client Services Specialist

Heidie has been with C.I.G. Private Wealth Management since 2003 as an assistant to Jeffrey and Seth, servicing and supporting their clients and managing most office functions.

Heidie has been in the financial services industry since 2002, after working as a quality control inspector for a major corporation for seven years. Since joining C.I.G. Private Wealth Management, she has been able to use her QC knowledge in her client service and office manager roles at this growing, independent financial services firm.

As office manager, Heidie handles human relations and the daily tasks that keep the office running smoothly. As a client services specialist, she is responsible for meeting preparation, as well as updating and maintaining our client database. She inputs the financial information that keeps each client’s portfolio current and up to date. If you have any updates to your accounts or would like online access to an account, please contact Heidie.

Heidie and her husband, Greg, have two grown children. They enjoy traveling and spending weekends at the beach.

Maurya Locas-Bernier

Director of Client Services

Maurya started her career in 2006 as a brokerage assistant at a community bank. As the bank added a trust department, Maurya obtained her personal trust certificate and was promoted to wealth management operations to encompass her new operational duties for the investment and trust departments. In September 2014, Maurya joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management to be the director of client services. She assists clients with comprehensive account services and provides internal support to Jeffrey and Seth. Maurya has an associate degree in accounting and a certificate in marketing.

Maurya was born and raised in Griswold, a small town in Eastern Connecticut. Her family always had dogs as pets, and she is an avid lover of animals. In 2013, Maurya attained a longtime goal of purchasing her own home in Griswold to stay close to her family. She enjoys spending time with her nephew and her dogs when home projects are not getting in the way. 

Christine Sharpe

Director of Client Services for Steven M. Lowe

Christine joined C.I.G. Private Wealth Management, LLC, in 2010 as a financial advisor assistant and currently supports Steve M. Lowe in that capacity, as well as the entire firm’s model management administration.

Christine’s ability to multitask and prioritize work efforts in a fast-paced environment makes her a valuable member of the team at C.I.G. Private Wealth Management. She oversees the services and back-office support for Steve’s clients, including all service-related issues that may arise, communication management, investment-related services, database support, and model management.

When she is not assisting clients or planning events, Christine’s greatest pleasure comes from spending time with her loved ones. An energetic sort, she can be spotted in her off-hours hiking, biking, or riding horses.

Gabrielle Edmond

Marketing Specialist