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"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

-- Benjamin Franklin

As a financial planning professional, I aim to educate and mentor my clients so they have the knowledge they need to create a vision for their financial futures. Once they have that vision, I help them to create a comprehensive financial plan to move them from where they are today in an effort toward where they want to be in the future.

A Message from John 


There are often several times during the course of any day that I am reminded of why I care so much about the work I do. Looking back over my life, I pretty much have always wanted to help others, as instilled in me by my parents. My dad was an architect who focused his profession on working with hospitals and religious organizations. My mom was a nurse who devoted her career to helping those in need. However, the desire to help people, especially with their finances, is a direct result of the challenges I faced after my life-altering surgery for a brain tumor.

When diagnosed, I was only 39 years old. Happily married to my wife Rose, we had two beautiful daughters, Julianna and Maria, ages 7 and 4. Thankfully the tumor was benign, but because of its size, it needed to be removed. I came out of a 9 1/2-hour surgery in pretty tough shape. I had total paralysis on the right side of my face, deafness in my right ear and headaches that reached 12 on a scale of 10. In addition to my physical health, I was facing challenges mentally as well. We all take our smiles for granted until we don't have one.

After a few years of adjusting to the "new me" I eventually realized that I had a very unique opportunity. I had the opportunity to "make lemonade out of lemons," as they say. My career up until that point had been in the corporate world, but here was a chance to help others in a more personal setting. I decided to share my personal finance knowledge with others and make a go of it as a financial advisor.

I have no regrets. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to help people who are at an intersection of their life, just as I was. This is my way, after a life-altering event, to help others in need. I've often thought about what I would be doing if I were not a financial advisor. Well, in addition to wanting to help others, I also love to educate others. I want to share what knowledge I've gained over my lifetime with others who might benefit from it.

Just as I relied on my family and friends during my time of need, I want others to rely on me in their time of need. There's no reason to go it alone. At Albany Financial Group, I've tried to design my practice around helping, educating and serving others. I am very fortunate to work in a career I truly love.

About My Team

John Gigliello, CFP®, AIF®,MBA, EA


John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who provides comprehensive financial planning and tax planning services and has more than 25 years of experience in taxation and finance. He holds his securities registrations with LPL...

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Lisa La Plante, Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™

Operations Manager for John Gigliello, CFP®, AIF®, MBA, EA

Lisa joined Albany Financial Group in March 2012 as Administrative Assistant to John Gigliello. In November 2014, she earned the designation of Registered Paraplanner from the College for Financial Planning. Lisa assists clients with...

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Michael Whitney, CFP®

Financial Paraplanner to John Gigliello, CFP®, AIF®, MBA, EA

Mike graduated from Clemson University in May 2018 with a B.S. in Financial Management and a concentration in Financial Planning. After graduating from Clemson University, Mike served as an Associate Financial Advisor for two years at...

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