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Donald Kluge

Founder & Wealth Management Advisor

After opening his own accounting firm in 1984, Donald Kluge quickly discovered clients were looking for trusted financial services to complement their wealth-management strategies.

Driven by his desire to provide financial advice to his clients, Donald took the initiative in leading the effort to meld accounting and financial advice into a comprehensive package of services. As one of the early pioneers in the accounting industry to expand into financial services, Donald finds fulfillment in helping clients achieve their objectives in life.

As an experienced financial professional, Donald brings together all aspects of money management—accounting, financial advice, and tax planning—under one umbrella of service.

Donald’s resume is a rich mix of financial strategy development and accounting expertise.

Donald worked for three years in the corporate world after graduating from Pace University, Pleasantville, New York. He spent four years at a leading accounting firm in Westchester, New York and led then went on to lead one of the region’s most expansive full-service financial and accounting services for nearly 10 years.

He is a Certified Fund Specialist® (CFS), an Enrolled Agent (EA), and an Accredited Business Accountant®.

Donald lives with his wife Linda and two sons in Pleasantville, New York. In his free time, he coaches soccer, baseball and basketball. He is also an avid woodworker and outdoorsman. He has attained the rank of black belt in Shihou-Ken karate.

Dot Mullane

Client Services Associate

Dot joined our team in April 2022.  Her primary responsibilities include preparing and processing paperwork for client transactions, maintaining customer relationship management database, and scheduling and preparing for client meetings. She also monitors and prepares distributions for IRAs and is the primary contact for coordinating with our operations team to research and resolve client inquires. Dot is focused on working with clients to build a relationship that provides them with confidence.

Dot’s previous work experience includes 19 years in accounting and building management in the real estate industry, and she worked at IBM for 13 years. Dot has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iona College.

Dot lives in Briarcliff Manor with her husband Ken and two daughters, Caroline and Jessica. She enjoys hiking, skiing, exercising, watching football on Sunday, traveling and most of all, spending time with her family at the beach.

Jackie Stone

Director of Client Relations

Jackie has been with Kluge Financial Group since February 2012 and has a strong background in customer service with over 25 years in the financial services industry.  Her primary role is to maintain relations with our wealth management clients and work on strengthening the client experience.  She acts as a liaison to fund managers, custodians, and our broker-dealer, and oversees daily staff activities.

She earned her BA in Mathematics from Binghamton University, The State University of New York. Her prior work experience includes positions at Citigroup, Smith Barney, Travelers Group and Dun & Bradstreet.

Jackie lives in Pleasantville, New York, with her husband Rob and has two grown sons.  She enjoys exercising, hiking, reading, and dining at good restaurants. Spending time with her family is her top priority. She is an active volunteer in a variety of local organizations.

Keith Small

Partner & Wealth Management Advisor

Keith has been in the financial services profession since 1994.  His first position in this industry was a teller with Cambridgeport Bank.  This foundational opportunity helped him truly understand the importance of the exceptional client experience.  For a 30 second transaction, several bank clients let other individuals go ahead of them in line, simply to work with Keith, who really cared about helping the customer in front of him.

Over the next 25 years Keith has held various positions in the financial services profession with Fleet Bank Financial Services, Eaton Vance Investment Management, MFS Investment Management, Oppenheimer Funds and most recently, Cetera Financial Specialists, LLC.  These experiences have only increased his passion and commitment to help individuals, families and businesses plan for their personal financial journey. 

He currently holds life, accident, and health insurance licenses, Series 24, 7, 65 and 63 and is a Registered Representative with Cetera Financial Specialists, LLC as well as an Investment Advisor Representative with Cetera Investment Advisers.  Keith is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC), Chartered Retirement Plan Counselor (CRPC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and an Enrolled Agent (EA). 

When not working, Keith enjoys golfing, reading, skiing, tennis, traveling, jogging and spending time with his girlfriend Jill, his dog Baxter and friends and family throughout New York and New England

Tammy Firicano

Client Services Associate

Tammy brings over 2 decades of experience in the financial industry to Kluge Financial Group. Previously the Relationship Manager at The Quincy Group, Inc. she has a strong desire to help people by developing relationships with each client that go beyond the typical expectations.  

Tammy resides south of Boston in Braintree, MA with her fiancé and 3 daughters.  She enjoys time with her family, exercising, traveling and sports. As a former Girl Scout Troop Leader and longtime soccer and basketball coach she has maintained a close connection to her  community. 

Yana Sogolov

Director of Marketing

Yana Sogolov serves as Kluge Financial Group’s Director of Marketing. She focuses on maneuvering the firm to become a top brand in the industry in order to generate long-term growth and help clients achieve their financial goals. Yana has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and finance.

Yana is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the Series 7, 24, 52, 63, and 65 securities registrations. She also holds insurance producer licenses for life, health, accident, and variable.

Yana finds solving challenging issues the most enticing part of her profession. She decided to pursue a career in the financial services industry while observing market fluctuations and growth in the early 1990s. Yana specializes in directing digital marketing for wealth management professionals. She takes a patient, thoughtful, and agile approach to client consultations.

She obtained her BA and MBA from the DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Fluent in English and Russian, Yana currently resides lives in South Florida, with her husband, two children.