Our Team

Your financial planning process begins in the knowledgeable and experienced hands of HFS Wealth Advisors. We work together to provide solutions for your varied needs based on our many years of experience and professional knowledge. We serve our clients according to our mission statement of, providing advice, products, and value added resources that achieve, strengthen, and support the financial planning goals of our clients. We will serve our clients beyond their expectations through the highest standards of professionalism and performance.

 

PatrickHammerHFSWAPatrick Hammer, MSFS, AEP®
Sr. Client Advisor and President
Partner

Patrick, president and senior advisor at HFS Wealth Advisors, has been a financial service professional since 1982. Patrick helps individuals, families, and business owners achieve financial success while taking the day to day worries out of the process for his clients.

Patrick graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance and a master’s degree in financial services. He is an Accredited Estate Planner® and holds FINRA series 7, 63, and 65 licenses as well as life, health and disability insurance licenses.

Patrick and his wife live on the family farm where he was raised in Chippewa Township. He is the proud father of four children.

 

Antonio Belmonte, CFA
Chief Investment Officer

Antonio is Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for the development and management of client portfolios as well as the strategic oversight of the investment process.

Prior to joining HFS, Antonio was a Portfolio Manager with Fairport Asset Management managing various portfolios, and implementing strategies to achieve clients’ investment goals. He began his career at Fidelity Investments as a Private  Client Specialist. He obtained  a B.A. in Economics from Miami University and his M.B.A. from Cleveland State University. He currently hold his FINRA series 7 securities license along with the CFA designation.

Antonio is a member of the CFA Society Cleveland and currently resides in Cleveland. He and his fiancé, Karen will be married in the fall of 2017.

 

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Dennis Kelley
Managing Partner

Dennis has served as the managing partner and general manager of HFS Wealth Advisors since 2010. He has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry including his role as regional president for a large regional banking company and began his career in financial planning in 2009.

Dennis graduated from Franklin University with a bachelor’s degree in business and management and received his M.B.A. from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management and is a Certified Business Coach. In addition he is the published author of “Achieving Unlimited Success, How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Live the Life of Your Dreams” (AVIVA Publishing, 2008). Dennis holds his FINRA series 7, 24 and 63 security licenses as well as his Ohio life, health and disability insurance license.

Dennis and his wife reside in North Canton and are the proud parents of three grown children. Dennis stays involved in his community through his role as president of the board for Wishes Can Happen, a non-profit organization providing wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. A graduate of the Leadership Stark County 19th Class, Dennis continues to be active in the group, serving as treasurer and volunteering with the Annual Selection Committee.

 

Justin Hamlin
Associate Client Advisor

Justin joined HFS Wealth Advisors and began his career in Finance in the summer of 2014 as an intern. He attended high school at Walsh Jesuit, and later attended Miami University in Oxford, OH. While at Miami University, Justin was admitted into the Farmer School of Business, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He also participated in campus life through his involvement as a board member of St. Mary’s parish.

Justin became a full time associate advisor upon his graduation from Miami University in 2016. He is an active member in the Cleveland community, a member of the 20/30 Club, Delta Sigma Pi alumnus, the Miami alumni association, as well as the Ronald McDonald House Ambassador Council.  Justin is a firm believer in the client/advisor relationship to attain and preserve the 3 L’s in life. He works diligently with clients to support the lifestyle they wish to live and to preserve a legacy by which they will be fondly remembered.

Justin holds his FINRA series 7 and 66 security licenses as well as life, health and disability insurance licenses. He resides in Cleveland.

 

Kathie Jandrey
Client Service Manager

Kathie serves as the office administrator fulfilling client service requests and supporting the advisory team. She has been with HFS Wealth Advisors since 2007. Her previous experience includes working as an independent consultant and branch advisor for the Longaberger Company. She also has extensive experience in small business administration.

Kathie graduated from Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in special education and school psychology. She attended graduate school for early childhood education at the University of Akron, Drake University, and Kent State University, and taught for many years in Northeast Ohio.

Kathie is a studio potter and is active in the Akron art community. She and her husband live in Richfield and enjoy visiting their three grown children in Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Columbus.

 

Kari Jo Atha
Client Relationship Specialist

Kari Jo serves as the client contact for scheduling, helps fulfill client service requests and supports the advisory team. Kari Jo started her career with HFS Wealth Advisors in June 2017. She is an experienced professional with a successful 20 year career in commercial banking and administration.

Kari Jo likes to volunteer regularly at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and with Junior Achievement. She graduated from the Portage Lake Career Center with a certificate in Office Systems Specialist.

Kari Jo has a grown son and lives in Portage Lakes with her puppy.

 

 

 

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