Age 36, Bedford resident

Financial Advisor and Managing Partner, Rise Private Wealth Management

Birthplace: Concord

Family: Wife Leanne, and Son Sawyer

High school: Goffstown Area High School

College/post grad degrees: University of Maine Farmington, Business/Economics

What is the best career advice you ever received?

When I first joined Rise Private Wealth Management one of my partners Bob Bonfiglio told me to, “Hire someone before you can afford them and invest in a business coach.” I have received a lot of great advice over the years, but that has propelled me forward the most.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

My parents instilled gratitude and giving back with me and my sister at a young age. It’s always been a part of my life whether it was volunteering at the soup kitchen, nursing home, or them paying for us to go on mission trips during school vacations. I was taught if you’re able to give back, then you do. Now that I have a son, it will motivate me even more to set an example for him and pass down what my parents taught me.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Surround yourself with people who will push you out of your comfort zone. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Start socializing with people that are going to force you up to their level.

What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?

Affordable housing and more opportunities for young professionals to socialize and feel part of the community. New Hampshire will always have a hard time competing with Boston’s nightlife, better paying jobs, and accessible commuting options. The more we can work on building better communities for the young professional’s demographic, the better chance we have of them staying.

Volunteer activities: Board Member of Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHaD); working in the NH Food Bank Garden annually; on the committee with the Warren Miller Ski Film Series for the Kristen’s Gift Endowment at CHaD; donating blood and platelets to the Red Cross; volunteering at Easterseals.

Last major achievement: Accepted into the Leadership New Hampshire Program 2020.

Upcoming Event

March 18, 2020 at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

A reception for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2020 will be held in March. Network with the best and brightest young leaders in our state.

Registration is now open!

Tickets are $45


4:30 - 5:15 pm - VIP Reception

The VIP reception is only open to 2020 class, past recipients and other guests by invitation only

5:15 - 6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Awards Presentation

View the event recap and photos from 2019


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Since its inception in 2002, the New Hampshire Union Leader's annual 40 Under Forty awards have honored more than 720 outstanding Granite Staters making a difference in their communities and professions. Nominations are gathered from across the state and are followed by a reception in March.

Nominations for 2021 will open in April 2020


  • Candidates should have already contributed significantly to their field, their community and/or the state and should have the potential to do much more in future years.
  • Nominees must not turn 40 before February 1, 2021.
  • Nominees must have lived in the state for the past three years.
  • Candidates may nominate themselves.
  • Previous winners are not eligible.
  • Past nominations that were not selected can be submitted with updated information
  • Selections are not final until announced.
  • The number of nominations received for a person has no bearing on the judging process
  • Additional letters or emails of recommendation will not be accepted
  • DEADLINE: All nominations must be received by October 6, 2019