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While the members of our team may come from different backgrounds, we are all united through a shared passion of serving as teachers and coaches to everyday people in need of guidance. Our separate journeys through life have given each of us valuable insights that better allow us to understand and address your unique needs while delivering the clarity to achieve your financial goals. The extensive experience of our team enables us to provide our clients with specialized services that address a wide range of financial needs, from investment management to risk and debt management as well as financial coaching. Our collective experience in working with clients who fall along a broad spectrum of financial backgrounds ensures that we can seamlessly handle the complex planning challenges that come our way.
Partner, Financial Advisor
A founding member of Madison Financial Strategies, Barry Fadely excels at financial planning, tax strategies, and risk management…all skills that he uses daily to serve his clients. While these skills are vital in the daily operation of his practice, they are not the only skills that define how he views his work, or why he chooses to conduct his business with empathy, kindness, and compassion. To understand that, one must first understand what led Barry to enter the financial services industry and how his passion for this profession began.
Barry's grandfather built a life-long career in the road and bridge contracting industry, spending the entirety of his sixty-plus year career with the same company and serving as an ownership partner for over thirty years. Barry's father followed the same career path, working in the company for over forty years until he eventually retired. During much of his early life, it was expected that Barry would follow the same path, a logical progression as the next in line to continue the family legacy. Throughout high school and college, Barry’s summers were spent working under the guidance of his father and grandfather, gaining high levels of industry knowledge and professional experience along the way. He was accepted at Virginia Tech with plans to pursue a degree in civil engineering, but when the time came to make a final decision, Barry elected to pursue a different path. He realized that, despite the road that had been paved in front of him, he did not want to default to a career not of his choosing. Instead, Barry elected to attend Mary Washington College and pursue a major in business administration with plans of a career focused on relationships with people rather than building roads and bridges.
Barry began his financial services career with AXA Advisors, a large international insurance, investment, and advisory firm. Though he learned a great deal during his time at AXA, he quickly realized that he did not want to be limited in the products and services he could provide to clients. As a result, he decided to go independent.
In 2011, Barry and his teammates formed the shared vision of Madison Financial Strategies, a financial services firm. He had at last aligned his passion with his life’s purpose: serving those who serve us.
Partner, Financial Advisor
When he was a senior in high school, Jason Lesnik joined the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company, offering his services as a volunteer firefighter to the residents of Manassas City. This in and of itself is nothing unusual—plenty of high schoolers get involved in their community, after all. What makes Jason’s case special, though, is that he stayed with the fire company even after he graduated high school. Then college. In fact, up until the age of thirty-six Jason served as an active firefighter in his community, and he continues to offer his services to the fire company today through administrative roles—he has served as treasurer, vice-president, and even president of the organization.
So, what led a volunteer firefighter to a career in financial services? In Jason’s case, he entered the field soon after graduating college, and began a successful career leading trust referral sales for the Manassas area with First Union—one that led to his promotion to vice president. Eventually, he moved into the world of financial services, working with more stock opportunities and high net worth clients—many of them athletes. Yet despite the success of his career, he still felt as though something was missing, that neither he nor his clients’ best interests were being taken to heart. That is when he met Barry Fadely and formed an instant connection, a connection that led to his incorporation into Madison Financial Strategies. Here, Jason sees himself as more of a life coach than a financial advisor; of course, he will help his clients achieve their financial goals, but what he truly wants is to provide them with fulfillment in their personal lives and help them weather through difficult decisions with confidence—effectively serving the hard-working men and women who serve us.
Senior Financial Advisor
Elaine Roecklein didn’t initially plan for a career in the financial services industry. In fact, her professional life started off on a completely different path: when she was sixteen years old, she began a career as a model, a path that supported her all the way through a BA in International Political Science from George Washington University. Naturally, she decided to continue down this career path—after all, it was clearly working well for her—and moved to New York City after graduation to break into the big leagues.
While she loved the bright lights of the city and the bustle of the entertainment industry, Elaine found herself searching for ways to keep herself occupied between gigs. So, when a friend offered her part-time work at an insurance company, she saw it as a great opportunity to stay busy during her downtime. After a while, however, she began to notice a shift. While she still loved the stage, she was starting to realize she had a real talent as a financial advisor. That, combined with a growing appreciation for the steady nature of the financial services industry, was enough to get her to make a permanent career shift from an entertainer to a financial advisor—and eighteen years of a successful career later, she is confident that she made the right choice.
Now, Elaine works as a designated Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist®, helping her clients at Madison Financial select, design, and implement retirement plans. While it is a far cry from where she started out, she is confident that her life’s journey has led her to exactly where she needs to be: using her expertise to help hardworking individuals and small business owners prepare for their future.
In Paige Lutz’s life, her family takes the main priority. When her daughters were involved in the Girl Scouts, she was always the parent to volunteer her services to the troop; when her daughters played on afterschool sports teams, you would find Paige’s name at the top of the list for timekeeping volunteers. Even in college, she commuted to classes from her home, allowing her to spend the time unoccupied by studying and working by helping out her family. It is precisely this connection to her family that gives Paige an edge in her work with Madison Financial Strategies. Seeing her clients strive to plan for a future that protects their families and loved ones deeply resonates with Paige’s own values, allowing her to help them in a way that extends far beyond financial concerns.
Director of Insurance
Before she began working at Madison Financial, Tina Johnson spent years working as a preschool teacher. While she partially accepted the job because it allowed her to build a schedule around raising a family—which has always been a priority for Tina—what truly drew her to the position was the ability to impact change on the children she taught and prepare them for the next stage of life. As both a mother and an educator, Tina understands the importance of guiding individuals to make the right decisions for their futures—and it’s that mindset that grounds her work at Madison Financial. Getting to help clients plan and prepare for their next steps in life comes naturally to her, and she takes comfort in knowing that her efforts make a difference in the lives of those she works with.
When she lost her job during the pandemic, Kim Dessoye saw it as a sign that she should start her retirement, a decision that saw her moving from New Jersey to Virginia to spend more time with her family. Shortly after settling in, however, she was contacted by Barry Fadely with an offer: he knew she had spent years working alongside CEOs and executives to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes and wanted to know if she was willing to apply her expertise at Madison Financial. With that, she put her retirement on a temporary hold and took up a part-time position as the firm’s office administrator. Resolute and hardworking, Kim puts all the experience she’s earned to provide support in nearly every area of the day-to-day workload at Madison Financial. From collecting signatures to organizing forms, from fact-checking to follow-ups, Kim prides herself on her ability to execute tasks quickly and competently, doing what she needs to in order to keep everything running smoothly.
Holly Rachford has always been the type of person to put others first. Before she began her career in the financial services industry, she spent sixteen years working tirelessly at the State of Iowa Child Support Office to ensure that children’s financial health and needs were met—and when she eventually left her position there and moved to Texas, she ended up returning to Iowa for her son’s wellbeing. Now, she brings that same care and consideration for others to her work at Madison Financial, taking the time to build trust with the clients she sees and helping them navigate through complex paperwork. At the end of the day, she wants to create an environment where clients feel comfortable enough to speak to her on a first name basis, and talk freely about any issues they may be facing.
Through a partnership with our independent broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Holly is a member of the virtual office assistant team who takes on administrative tasks, which allows our advisors to spend more time with our clients.
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