Our Team

Our Team

The people who work at MCB Financial Services not only have the knowledge and experience to help you pursue your financial goals, but they also happen to be extremely great folks, too! Our staff is always ready to address your concerns, answer your questions, and put you at ease.

Richard E. Bergeron, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP®

Financial Consultant

Richard E. Bergeron, CFP®, ChFC®, AEP®, is an award-winning financial consultant with more than 26 years of experience helping to create financial security for his clients and their families.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®), Richard graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA in psychology. Following graduation, he completed nine years of active duty service in the U.S. Army, during which time he received five U.S. Army Commendation Medals and a Bronze Star Medal for Achievement during combat operations as the operations/communications officer for the M1A1-equipped 3-35 Armor Battalion deployed with the 1st Armored Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. With an additional six years of service in the Rhode Island Army National Guard, Richard spent more than four years in total as commander of units in both Germany and Rhode Island, retiring at the rank of major in 1999.

A qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, and past president of the Bristol County Estate Planning Council, Richard has built his reputation for excellence on integrity, honesty, and superior understanding of financial planning services. Formerly employed by some of the industry’s leading organizations, he joined MCB Financial Services in 2004, where he provides general and comprehensive financial planning services that create the optimum solution for each client. Richard’s outstanding record of performance has been recognized with him being chosen as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” for six consecutive years and being featured in Boston and Rhode Island Monthly magazines.

Richard and his late wife, Beatriz, have one son. Richard enjoys fishing, going to the movies, attending rock concerts and NASCAR races, and driving cross-country. Having lived in several locations around the world during his military service, he currently resides in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  

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Richard Bergeron is proud to have been recognized as a Business Experience advisor for 2018—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 49 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Each year, Commonwealth, the RIA-broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Business Experience advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Business Experience advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent membership organization of life insurance and financial service professionals. Membership levels are based on commissions, premiums, or fees generated within a year from investment and insurance products. Members must apply annually and pay a fee. Members must be in good standing of a Professional Association which has met the following criteria: in existence at least 2 years, have 100 or more members, must be a nonprofit organization, must have a code of ethics and an effective means of dealing with breaches of its code. Members must also adhere to the MDRT Code of Ethics. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation. For more information, please visit www.mdrt.org.

Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 3,619 Boston area wealth managers were considered for the award; 566 (16 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award may vary from year to year.) These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

 

Katerina Gjyli

Office Manager

Katerina joined MCB Financial Services in May 2012 as the office manager. Her role includes overseeing day-to-day operations, working closely with clients, as well as coordinating various events. Prior to MCB Financial Services, Katerina had several positions with Mansfield Bank, where she formed strong relationships with many mutual clients. Katerina earned a BS in accounting with a minor in management from Bridgewater State University. She enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.