About Us

As a comprehensive planning firm, Acorn Financial takes a holistic approach to organizing and simplifying your goals and objectives. Our highly customized processes help us to understand all the complexities of your unique situation and how all of the pieces fit together. We work closely with you to develop, implement, and monitor a personal action plan for growing and protecting your wealth. Above all else, we value earning your trust and confidence.

At Acorn Financial, we are dedicated to always working in our client’s best interests and we are committed to the following core principles –

  • Maintain honest, transparent, and open communication at all times
  • Provide proactive, world-class service
  • Consistently deliver advice that is appropriate, unbiased, and timely

Advisers

James M. Gambaccini
CFP®, Financial Planner, Managing Member

Jim has been on the financial family in 2003 as a Financial Planner and became sole owner of the firm in 2012.

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Peter Grose
CFP®, Financial Planner, Partner

Peter has been a member of Acorn Financial Services and Acorn Financial Advisory Services families since 1996. Prior to joining us Peter worked at Prudential Securities.

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Wayne A. Pampaloni
CFP®, REBC, Financial Planner, Partner

Wayne has been advising mid-size employers and high net worth individuals on retirement planning and wealth management since the early 1990’s.

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John Ryan
JD, CPA, CFA, CFP®, Financial Planner, Partner

John is a graduate of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut (B.A. in Economics). He is an attorney (J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia) with an active estate planning and tax practice.

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Eric Scruggs
CFP®, Financial Planner, Partner

Eric joined the Acorn family in 2012 as a Financial Planner. Previously, Eric worked as an analyst for a consulting firm supporting non-profit organizations.

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Matthew Brennan
CFP®, Financial Planner, Partner

Matt has been a Financial Planner and Investment Advisor since 2003. He joined the Acorn team in early 2014, and prior to that he was an Advisor with Dominion Wealth Management, Inc. and Legacy Advisors, LLC (Now Spire Investment Partners). Matt is a 2003 graduate of the College of William & Mary where he double majored in Economics & Government. Matt obtained the Certified Financial Planner® designation in 2009.

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Daniel Williams

Dan joined Acorn Financial Advisory Services in 2013, to serve clients in the Boston area and New England. Previously, Dan worked as an independent financial advisor at his firm, Wellfleet Wealth Advisors, LLC.

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Aaron Clarke
Financial Planner, CFP®

Aaron joined the Acorn team in 2015 as a Financial Planner. Aaron holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Applied Economic Management, with a specialty in Financial Planning from Virginia Tech.

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Bryce Leygraaf
Financial Planner

Bryce joined the Acorn team in the summer of 2016 as a Financial Planner. Bryce holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Applied Economic Management, with a specialty in Financial Planning from Virginia Tech.

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Business Development

DeAnna Hunsberger
Business Development Manager

DeAnna joined the Acorn family in January 2015 as our Business Development Manager. Before joining the Acorn team, DeAnna managed Virginia’s oldest operational vineyard. From developing new and unique client service initiatives and coordinating events to spearheading client and staff educational programs, DeAnna was intimately involved in several areas of growing the business. DeAnna’s interest in applying her unique background to a client-oriented industry led her to a career at Acorn Financial Services.

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Frank M. Jacobs
CLU, ChFC

Frank M Joining Acorn Financial Services’ team in the summer of 2010, Frank Jacobs brings 37 years of insurance and financial planning experience.

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Staff

Michael Fowler
Client Service Manager

Mike runs the Client Service Team at Acorn Financial Services. He has been with Acorn Financial since 2006. Customer satisfaction is Mike’s primary goal, and is our go to resource to solve any issues that may arise. Mike grew up in and also currently resides in Fairfax with his daughter, Annabelle. He attended George Mason University. When not at work, he enjoys going to and watching sporting events.

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Adam Smith
Client Service Specialist

Adam joined the Acorn family in 2014 as our Client Service Specialist. Before joining the Acorn Team, Adam spent fifteen years with Dominion Wealth Management where he conducted investment and tax research and was intimately involved in client services. After fifteen years in the industry, Adam is equipped with considerable experience to assist our clients with a wide array of requests.

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Rosa Interiano
Client Service Representative

Rosa joined the Acorn family early in 2015 as a Client Service Representative. She assists with many day-to-day operations of the firm as well paperwork for our financial advisors.

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Daryna Glushko
Client Service Representative

Daryna joined the Acorn family in 2015 as a Client Service Representative. She is a valuable member of the operations team and assists in supporting the administrative efforts of our Advisors.

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Anthony Castaldi
Operations Associate

Anthony joined the Acorn family in 2016 as an Operations Associate. He is a valuable member of the client service team and assists the Advisors with day to day operations.

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Page Blanke
Client Service Representative

Page’s role as a Client Service Associate gives her the opportunity to interact with the firm’s clients both directly and behind the scenes.

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