Investment Professionals

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    Stephen P. Maguire

    Investment Advisor/Partner

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    John-Paul F. Stornetta

    Investment Advisor/Partner

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    E. Chad Silva

    Financial Advisor/Partner

     
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    Sean Maguire

    Investment Advisor/Partner

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    Summer Sproston

    Partner/Registered Service Representative

     

    Staff

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    Charlee M. Zleisy

    Financial Assistant

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    Carol Abeloe

    Manager

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    Kim Sutton

    Administrative Assistant

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    Stephen P. Maguire

    Investment Advisor/Partner

    Steve focuses on asset allocation designed to meet the goals and objectives of each client. Also, he maintains a focus on fixed income solutions, as applicable, to assist clients with their goals.

    Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, and 63 securities registrations. He is also a Municipal Securities Representative and Municipal Securities Principal.

    Steve’s community affiliations include serving as past director for Mid-State Bank and Trust and the Newman Catholic Center, Cal Poly SLO.

    A native of the Central Coast, Steve's family roots date to the 1880s. Steve enjoys his three children and two grandchildren. While always active with golf, tennis, cycling, and traveling, Steve considers his relationships with clients to be most rewarding.

    John-Paul F. Stornetta

    Investment Advisor/Partner

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    John-Paul was raised in a home where discussions regarding finance, economics, and politics were commonplace. By the age of 12, he was taking every opportunity available to toss his two cents into the heated debates with elders. The compilation of his frugal Swiss heritage, early reading on investing, and desire to understand the business and economic world guided him down his career path.

    At the age of 15, he strolled into Maguire Investments, LLC with meager savings from birthday money and chores, a passion for investing, and an eagerness to learn. During his first investment consultation, Steve Maguire offered John-Paul an internship at the office. John-Paul worked summers and holiday vacations until he completed his education.

    John-Paul began his career with Maguire Investments more than 20 years ago, in June 1997. He started from the bottom and worked his way up, performing a variety of functions, including compliance, human resources, accounting, sales, and even taking out the trash. These roles, along with his formal education, provided the foundation for his current focus on serving clients and helping them ensure their financial well-being.

    John-Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, cum laude, and his MBA from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    John-Paul holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 53, and 63 securities registrations.

    He is a third-generation resident of the Central Coast. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashly; their dog, Madixx; family; and friends. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, the outdoors, church, and the gym.

     

    E. Chad Silva

    Financial Advisor/Partner

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    Chad’s passion for investing inspires his enthusiasm for researching the expanding options available to his clients. With more than 20 years of experience, Chad has had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with clients from all walks of life. He is dedicated to helping his clients reach their goals and takes the time to learn about each individual. He strives to match the investor’s tolerance for risk with investments that clients can understand.

    Chad's strategies focus on diversification by using broad-based asset allocation. He helps clients with all aspects of retirement, transitioning investments from one generation to the next, and asset accumulation. Chad can act as a fiduciary with a "fee-only" approach or oversee a commission-based account if that is in your best interest.

    Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    Chad joined Maguire Investments in 1997. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations, and he is insurance licensed in life and variable contracts in California.

    He has lived on the Central Coast since 1983. He spends his free time with his wife, children, friends, and family, enjoying the outdoors, family vacations, participating in church activities, and exercise. Chad and his family are involved in youth sports and the foster/adopt community.

    Sean Maguire

    Investment Advisor/Partner

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    Sean is a third-generation financial advisor, following in the footsteps of his dad, Stephen, and his grandfather, Albert. Just like his elders, he feels the most rewarding part of his job is the opportunity to build quality relationships with clients and help them reach their financial destination. Sean’s primary goal is to align quality investment products with his client’s principles, goals, and objectives to obtain long-term success.

    Sean began his career with Maguire Investments, LLC in June 2013. He has filled various roles, ranging from intern to assisting in business operations. Currently, Sean strives to nurture new and existing client relationships and manage investment portfolios.

    Sean earned his bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

    He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is insurance licensed in life and variable contracts in California.

    Sean was born and raised on the Central Coast and has no intention of ever leaving. He loves morning hikes with his wife, Abby, and afternoons on the beach. Most of his spare time is spent with his wife, friends, family, and two dogs.

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    Summer Sproston

    Partner/Registered Service Representative

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    Summer’s lively nature creates a welcoming environment in the office. Because she is drawn to a wide span of subjects, she excels at multitasking and becoming familiar with the numerous aspects of the finance world. Her strong communication skills make it effortless for Summer to work with both clients and fellow employees. Due to Summer’s interest in community involvement, she appreciates the company’s support of community service needs. She often partakes in many of these activities herself as a participant or volunteer.

    Summer knew early on the finance industry was where she needed to be. In 2007, following several years in retail sales, she jumped at the opportunity to join Maguire Investments as their receptionist. She worked diligently to become a member of the back-office support staff, then a licensed sales assistant, and now a managing partner in the firm. She is looking forward to a long, fulfilling career under the Maguire name.

    Summer is a graduate of Allan Hancock College, Gavilan College, and Ernest Righetti High School.

    She holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations. She is also a Public Notary.

    With tremendous love for sunshine and fresh air, Summer spends much of her free time out and about enjoying all the Central Coast has to offer. She and her husband love attending local concerts, festivals, and wine tastings or hiking local trails and walking their dog at the beach.

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    Charlee M. Zleisy

    Financial Assistant

    Charlee joined Maguire Investments, LLC in January 2014. She has found herself enjoying and excelling as a client associate. She loves the personal interactions and relationships she is making. Charlee has a joyful spirit and is people-oriented, attentive to details, and eager to provide excellent service to clients.

    Charlee assists Chad Silva in establishing new accounts, processing securities, database management, and servicing clients’ needs with cash withdrawals, retirement distributions, and account maintenance.

    Charlee earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix, California, and her general education degree from Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California.

    She is studying for the FINRA Series 7 securities registration and is a Public Notary.

    Charlee was born and raised on the Central Coast. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing trail rides with her horse, hikes, and exercise. She is an avid animal lover. She is a member of the Pacific Christian Church.

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    Carol Abeloe

    Manager

    Carol has experienced a multitude of industry changes during her career. Among them were computer technologies affecting both the speed and volume of trading; complex government rules and regulations that changed how companies conducted business; and ever-expanding investment opportunities for clients.

    Carol came to Maguire Investments, LLC in 1977. She has detailed knowledge of multiple aspects of the business. Her current capacities include finance, operations, and long-term planning.

    Carol is a graduate of Allan Hancock College and Ernest Righetti High School.

    She holds the FINRA Series 7 and 27 securities registrations.

    Carol is a founding member and past officer of the Board of Directors for WOOF (Winners of Off-Leash Freedom).

    She is a life-long resident whose roots are so deep that it’s hard to imagine her anywhere but the Central Coast. There’s simply nothing better in all her world than horses and this place she calls home.

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    Kim Sutton

    Administrative Assistant

    Kim is the friendly voice you reach when you call Maguire Investments, LLC. She joined the Maguire family in October 2020. Before coming to our team, Kim worked in the medical field for many years as well as for the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau.

    Customer satisfaction is extremely important to Kim. She builds lasting relationships by being open and friendly, providing expertise and accountability, and possessing her “can-do” attitude.

    Kim grew up in Arroyo Grande and graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. She is deeply involved in several community organizations, including Pismo Beach Clean-Up, Miracle Mile for Kids, Farm Bureau Women Scholarship Program, Central Coast Heart & Stroke Walk, and the FFA Fundraiser.

    Kim enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time riding her horse.