Ryan Polimeni CEO

Ryan and his team help people with their federal benefits, estate planning, tax planning, Social Security planning and wealth management needs. As a federal employee benefits expert for over a decade, Ryan has simplified every step of the retirement process. Today, he takes a long-term approach to retirement planning with people from the federal and private sectors.

“What we’ve mastered in the federal space is the ability to take the complexity out of retirement and focus on the long term,” Ryan says. “If you’re 60 years old, I want to look at the tax problem you could have at 74 — because the biggest tax problem you have is not the taxes you’re paying today.”

Ryan uses the Top Rank Retirement Roadmap to discover each client’s needs and goals. He and his team then develop a personalized financial strategy to help clients navigate their way to a rewarding, low-stress retirement. Top Rank Advisors’ in-house team of financial professionals, CPAs and tax consultants offer clients all the financial and tax planning resources they need, under one roof.

Born and raised in New England, Ryan is an avid outdoorsman. He likes to fish, hike and play soccer. He also enjoys traveling and eating foods from around the world with his wife, Jasmeen, and young son, Giovanni.


Bryant Stone Jr. Chief Investment Officer
Investment Advisor Representative

Bryant Stone is an accomplished Finance Professional and the Chief Investment Officer at Top Rank Advisors. As a licensed Investment Advisor Representative, he advises, guides, and crafts personalized financial plans that empower pre-retirees and retirees to build long-term wealth and achieve financial security.

Outside of work, Bryant enjoys working out, playing blackjack, watching sports, cooking, and spending time with his family. Throughout his career, Bryant exemplifies dedication, expertise, and a sincere commitment to the financial well-being of his clients. His unwavering focus on their success, broad knowledge, and hands-on experience make him an invaluable asset in wealth management and financial planning.


Candace Mastropolo Director of Client Management

Being the director of client management, Candace has the privilege of working with and overseeing all client-related activities within our firm. Candace has an extensive background in the financial industry and her knowledge of the financial world makes her a major asset to ensuring all clients of our firm receive a first-class experience. She currently holds a North Carolina life insurance license.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor's in business administration in 2011 and started her insurance and financial career later that year. Candace currently resides in Garner, North Carolina, with her husband, Dan, and two daughters, Aubrey and Ava. She enjoys working out, volunteering at her church, traveling to the beach and spending time with her family.


Alex Hearley Financial Advisor
Investment Advisor Representative

Alex takes a comprehensive approach to clients’ specific situations, making sure to address financial concerns in a thorough, easily understood manner. He especially enjoys helping people with tax planning, optimizing Social Security, insurance planning, income planning and investments.

Alex graduated with a mathematics degree from North Carolina State University. He began his career in the insurance and financial services industry in 2019 and joined Top Rank Advisors in 2022.

Born and raised in Queensbury, New York, Alex grew up enjoying the mountains and lakes. He also fell in love with golf at a young age, learning honesty, integrity and sportsmanship along the way — values that serve him well in his career.


Anthony Hall Retirement Consultant

Anthony Hall has close to ten years of experience in the financial services industry. He has always had a passion for people and top ranked competent service. Anthony holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Utah. He credits his keen listening and communication skills from his studies there, whether it’s assisting families or individuals with developing a strategic holistic plan for life or finances, he stands by his standards of honesty, hard work and commitment.

As a heart transplant recipient Anthony understands and can appreciate the preciousness of life and the importance of living with purpose and urgency. As a federal retirement consultant with Top Rank Advisors, you can rest assured his standards and values will serve you as well! Anthony makes his home in Raleigh NC with his wife Tishna and their two sons, Aaron and Avery.


Jordan Hanens Retirement Consultant

Jordan understands no two retirement situations are the same and he enjoys being able to create solutions for his clients that are tailored for their specific needs for any situation. Whether it's handling insurance planning or retirement planning, his goal is always to give his client the peace of mind that their problems will be taken care of completely.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in criminology in the summer of 2017. He started his career in the insurance and financial services field in the spring of 2018 and fell in love with this industry.

He was born in Hickory NC then raised in Brooklyn NY and then returned to Greensboro NC at the age of 10. As the oldest of 3 he has always strived to set a good example for my little brother and sister both as a person and as a professional. He currently lives in Fuquay Varina with his wife and highschool sweetheart, Nakia and their two dogs. When he's not working, he mentors youth at his church and for fun he enjoys reading, lifting weights, and taking trips with his wife.


Michelle G. Mattison Certified Public Accountant

Michelle G. Mattison started her accounting career with the Detroit office of Arthur Andersen & Co. as an auditor after graduating from Old Dominion University. After several years, though, Michelle returned to Virginia where her family lived.

At first, Michelle struggled to find employment that utilized the skills she gained as a professional and provided fair compensation for her knowledge. Her desire was to help small businesses since there were not a lot of large businesses in southeastern Virginia. To fulfill that desire, she started MGM Financial Services, PC as a home-based business and has never left.

MGM Financial Services has been operating since 1994 and has served hundreds of clients conducting business for millions of dollars. Her clients included personal and business tax clients, planning and consulting clients, review and audit projects, annuity and life insurance clients, as well as volunteering for non-profit boards.

After 29 years in business, it is apparent to even the most casual observer, that Michelle is fulfilling her professional desires by helping her clients, family, and friends plan for retirement through accurate accounting, tax filing, insurance protection, tax saving annuities and even doing seminars on the proper utilization of social security.

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