Our Qualifications

Jean Catanese

Registered Principal

Professional Experience

Capital Management Group of Niagara,  Inc.                         CFO

Insurance, Investments, and Employee Benefits Firm                      1986 – Present

Broker/Dealer –Cadaret Grant & Co. Inc.

Areas of Expertise

  • Managerial – Identifying competencies and risks associated with building an organization, supporting employees, encouraging continued education, promoting a favorable work environment, all to achieve the goals of employees and “firm.”

  • Technology and Branding – Responsible for assessing technology needs of the “firm” and implementing the latest tools to meet the daily needs of employees and ascribing to a Customer Relationship Management Approach.  Company Branding and Website Develoment. Co-Creator of personal designs and logo. Responsible for marketing, interpersonal relations, viable business network and image of “firm.”

  • Accounting – Responsible for maintaining books and adhering to GAAP (generally acceptable accounting practices) with Cash Flow Analysis, Accounts Payable, 401k Record keeper and Section 125 (POP) plan. Thirty years experience in maintaining a database of brokers and disbursing commissions and renewals.  Responsible for payroll for employees' of the “firm.”  Past Third Party Administrator for two municipalities providing and servicing voluntary life insurance and disability insurance to employees and working as a team member with the Human Resource and accounting departments.

  • Registered Principal – Expertise in supervisory requirements and compliance matters for Broker/Dealer and FINRA to implement the “firm's” trading, brokerage and compliance practices.

  • Financial Services – the “go to” person for the firm's research stock analysis and Investment Policy Statement creation.


BA –English –Cum Laude – University of Buffalo -1991

Series 7, 24, 63 Securities License –since 2000

New York State Licensed for Life and Health –since 1987

New York State Health Insurance Marketplace Certified

New York State and Pennsylvania Long Term Care Certification

Member in Good Standing

NAIFA – National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Albright Knox

University of Buffalo Alumni Association


Mark A. Catanese

Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance,Investments,Employee Benefits

  • Respected Leader,

  • Series 6, 26, 63, 65, Licensed Financial Professional

Professional Experience

Capital Management Group of Niagara, Inc.

Owner, CEO -1991 to 2013, Consultant 2013-present


A full service Insurance, Investment and Employee Benefits firm servicing the Western New York Region for over thirty years; employing  support staff, eighteen registered representatives, and assisting and servicing many independent agents across the state.




Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company

District Manager -1986-1991

Responsible for the brokerage operation, management and business development in the Western New York Region. Increasing sales volume and promoting consumer awareness of products available.




New York Life Insurance Company

Registered Representative 1982-1986

Comprehensive Insurance, Disability, and Investment Planning to individuals and families utilizing New York Life products.


Professional Development, Licensure and Affiliations

  • Series 6,26,63,65 Security Licenses

  • American College, BrynMawr, Pennsylvania

  • Financial Planning Association –twelve year member

  • National Association for Insurance and Financial Advisors –thirty year member

  • Capital Management Group of Niagara, Inc. “Star Award” recipient of 1992 for United States Life Insurance Company

  • Capital Management Group of Niagara, Inc. SBA award recipient (2000) for First Union Small Business Capital of Norwich

  • Member in Good Standing

    Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association

    • Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

    • Town of Wheatfield Business Association


      Judges and Police Association