About Us

When it comes to securing the future of your family or your business, you will need to understand all the financial options available and how to integrate various elements into a results driven plan. Independence Financial Advisors is an unbiased and objective resource. You can be assured that the recommendations you get from Independence Financial Advisors are not influenced by anything other than what is best for you, your family and your business.

Our financial professionals have over 70 years of combined experience helping individuals, families, businesses and non-profit institutions reach their financial goals. We also call upon the talents of recognized experts in the fields of tax law, estate law, accounting, insurance and investment resources when client needs require specific expertise. The result is an unbeatable team of highly qualified professionals focused on your unique situation and financial needs.

About Michael F. Ventura • President & CEO

Mike Ventura is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Financial Advisors. All together, Mike has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and investment industries. He has developed investment programs for clients throughout New Hampshire and has directed the growth of Independence Financial Advisors for the past 10 years.

About Glenn M. Lepene • Executive Vice President

Glenn Lepene is the Executive Vice President of Independence Financial Advisors and has more than 20 years of experience in banking, financial planning and investment management. Glenn is a certified financial planner who built a successful business and career by providing prudent financial advice and insight to hundreds of individuals, families and businesses. Before joining IFA, he was the sole proprietor of GML Financial Advisory Services, LLC in Rochester, New Hampshire.

About Paul W. Gatehouse • Vice President

Paul Gatehouse is the Vice President of Independence Financial Advisors. He is a licensed insurance agent, securities principal and investment advisor. All together, Paul has over 24 years of experience in the insurance and investment industries. He is uniquely prepared to help with all aspects of estate planning and financial counseling.

The IFA Team:

Mike Ventura • President & CEO
Direct line: 603-934-8373

Glenn M. Lepene • Executive Vice President
Certified Financial Planner™
Direct line: 603-335-0206, ext. 1901

Paul W. Gatehouse • Vice President
Direct line: 603-934-8378

Pam Hannan • Vice President
Insurance & Brokerage Services
Direct line: 603-934-8372

Luca D'Italia • Investment Advisor
Direct line: 603-934-8335

Wayne E. Gregoire • Estate Planner
Direct line: 603-934-8346

Norm Sedgley • Senior Health Specialist
Direct line: 603-934-8365

Patricia L. Beaulieu • Investment Operations Administrator
Direct line: 603-934-8357

Ginny Drzewiecki • Client Relations Supervisor
Direct line: 603-934-8315

Kathleen Henry • Administrative Assistant
Direct line: 603-335-0206, ext. 1902

Denise Lapointe • Administrative Assistant
Direct line: 603-335-0206, ext. 1903

The IFA Team includes additional professionals specializing in all life stages, including:

James Sessler, Esq. • Sessler Law Office, PLLC

Mark P. Perkins • Certified Wealth Planner
of the National Center for Financial Education

Meg E. Miller • Administrator
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