Our Team

Our Team
This team has more than 90 years experience in
the industry, and our clients are our top priority.
 

Meet the Team

Sara Davis Sara Davis Senior Registered Financial Client Associate Sara has over 15 years of industry experience. Her ability to listen, analyze and then provide client solutions is an asset to our clients. She holds FINRA 7 and 66 licenses. Sara and her husband of 13 years, Toby, live in Painesville.
Jim Duralia Jim Duralia Financial Advisor, Vice President - Investments, Discretionary Portfolio Management

jim.duralia@benjaminfedwards.com
A veteran of the financial services industry since 1980, Jim uses his knowledge and experience to provide his clients with a well-balanced approach to working toward achieving their financial expectations. His services include constructing and managing discretionary portfolios that will help his clients meet their objectives without taking undue risk.

Jim graduated from Kent State University, receiving his BBA with dual majors in Finance and Real Estate, and dual minors in Accounting and Marketing. Although he did not obtain a law degree, Jim also attended Case Western Reserve School of Law, where he studied Trust Law and General Practice Law as a personal desire.*

Jim is a resident of Burton, OH, where he lives with his beloved animals, from dogs, cats, alpacas, and ducks. In his free time, he enjoys being in the great outdoors, exploring the beauty of the earth. Jim’s activities include hikes with his faithful companion Bumskie (his dog), scuba diving, target shooting, and skiing. Jim is also a member of his township’s Zoning Board, and he is an elected official as Central Committee for his voting precinct.

*Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. does not provide legal or tax advice, therefore it is also important to consult with your legal and tax professionals for additional guidance tailored to your specific situation.
Peter Ferrante, CFP® Peter Ferrante, CFP® Branch Manager, Senior Vice President - Investments, Discretionary Portfolio Management

peter.ferrante@benjaminfedwards.com
Peter is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and held a Certified Public Accountant license, though he no longer practices. With his strong professional background, he became a Financial Advisor in 1990. With over 25 years of industry experience, he advises high-net-worth individuals, endowments, foundations, non-profits and small businesses.

In addition to participating in his family's 80-year-old winery, Peter was a founding member of the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50, a premier business recognition program. Peter graduated from Kent State University with a degree in business administration, and he holds Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

Active in his community, Peter has served on various local boards, such as the YMCA and United Way. He lives in Concord with Sharon and sons, Dante and Dominick. He enjoys downhill skiing, golf, pickleball, and fishing.
Nora Kelly Nora Kelly Senior Registered Financial Client Associate Nora has been employed in the financial services industry for over 35 years with both banking and investments, and she holds several securities licenses. Her employment with BFEC started in January of 2011, when the Mentor Office was originally opened. She enjoys working with clients to provide an exceptional customer service experience.
Scott J. Marn, CFP®, AAMS® Scott J. Marn, CFP®, AAMS® Financial Advisor, Vice President - Investments

scott.marn@benjaminfedwards.com
A veteran of the financial services industry since 1992, Scott is committed to offering his clients knowledge, perspective, professionalism and personal service. After taking time to understand your investment goals and objectives, Scott will develop a suitable investment program tailored to your unique needs and then monitor it on an ongoing basis.

He believes a solid investment program, which is consistent with personal risk tolerance, can enhance wealth by increasing opportunities for income.

Scott graduated from Ohio University with a degree in business administration and started his financial services career shortly thereafter. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner, he can assist you with developing a long-term financial plan that meets your investment needs.

In addition to serving on the Mentor City Council since 2000, Scott also leads the Mentor Economic Development Committee. He lives in Mentor with his wife, Wendy, and their sons, Dylan and Jagger.
Ted Rigo Ted Rigo Financial Advisor, Vice President - Investments

ted.rigo@benjaminfedwards.com
Ted began working in the financial services nearly 30 years ago, and he uses this experience in focusing on helping families—both in retirement and the preparation for retirement—meet their financial goals. These services include retirement income strategies, estate planning, college savings, and long-term care insurance, to name a few.

Ted graduated from Kent State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In addition, Ted holds Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses as well as Life, Health, and Annuity Insurance licenses. He also completed the College for Financial Planning’s Professional Education Program in 2001.

Ted is a lifelong resident of Mentor, and lives there with his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Michael and David. In his free time, Ted helps coach his son’s basketball team. He also enjoys golfing and skiing, and has recently started playing pickle ball. Ted is also a dedicated member of St. Mary of the Assumption in Mentor.
Corey L. Sarosy, CFP® Corey L. Sarosy, CFP® Financial Advisor, Vice President - Investments

corey.sarosy@benjaminfedwards.com
Corey is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and became a Financial Consultant in 1999. As a CFP® professional, Corey takes a lot of pride in helping his clients develop a comprehensive financial plan to ensure that their investment portfolio is aligned with their investment goals and objectives. Once a plan has been implemented, he continuously monitors those investments on an ongoing basis and assists his clients to help iron out the economic noise as it appears. The most important aspect of his business is ethics and integrity!

Corey graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelors of Arts in Finance in 1999 and started his financial services career immediately thereafter. In September of 2012, Corey was inducted into the Perry High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Chardon with his wife, Kristen, and their sons, Mason and Colton. He enjoys boating, four wheeling, fitness, and all sports.
Michele Stevens Michele Stevens Financial Associate Michele has worked in the brokerage industry for nearly 20 years, and she understands the importance of time and accuracy. Her certification as a notary public is an advantage in the Benjamin F. Edwards Mentor office. Michele and her husband of 38 years, Mark, live in Painesville.
“Cayla Cayla Geller Financial Associate Cayla has been in the industry for five years and has over 15 years of experience in serving customer needs. She enjoys providing clients with the best possible service. She graduated from Kent State with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Cayla lives in Painesville with her husband, Scott, their daughter, Aniella, and their dogs, Simon and Ernie. Their family enjoys skiing, hiking, and cooking together.
“Christine Christine London Financial Associate Christine joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in February 2018. She has over 20 years of industry experience, and she understands the importance of listening and understanding clients’ needs and providing the best customer service. Christine and her husband, Michael, live in Mentor with their youngest daughter, Grace.