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Rochester, NY – March 5, 2024. For Immediate Release

Brighton Securities proudly commemorates its 55th anniversary as an independent financial services firm, serving clients across the United States.

Established on March 5, 1969, by founders Marshall Levine and Alan Calderon, Brighton Securities has deep roots in Rochester and Western New York. From its inception, headquarters has been at 1703 Monroe Ave, a commitment to our Greater Rochester Community.

Reflecting on the firm's journey, Melissa Hawryschuk, CEO, Brighton Securities Holdings Inc. commented, "For over five decades, Brighton Securities has continually flourished, propelled by our unwavering commitment to nurturing client relationships and fostering team development. Through a dynamic training initiative, we've cultivated a culture where aspirations are not just met but exceeded, empowering both our clients and team members to thrive and reach new heights of success."

Brighton Securities enters its 55th year with $2 billion in assets under management, a dedicated team of 41 employees, and a commitment to its founding principles of trust, integrity, excellence, and client-centricity.

Recent strategic achievements and successes in the region:

  • Fostering firm and employee advancement with over 10 promotions in 5 years including 3 strategic promotions at the Partner level, and 4 promotions at the Leadership level.
  • Providing consistent financial and volunteer support for Rochester-area community organizations including C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association, The Center for Youth, Hillside Family of Agencies, Special Olympics New York, and more. Brighton Securities has contributed nearly $1 million over the past 10 years to the Greater Rochester area communities we serve throughout New York State.

As we celebrate our 55th anniversary at Brighton Securities, we recognize the profound impact of philanthropic partnerships and mentorships in shaping both our firm and the communities we serve. Doug Hendee, Chief Strategy Officer stated, “Over the years, we've witnessed the transformative power of giving back. Engaging in meaningful philanthropy not only aligns with our values but also enriches our community. As we celebrate this milestone, we remain dedicated to fostering impactful collaborations that uplift and empower, embodying the spirit of compassion that defines our community and firm."

For 55 years, Brighton Securities has continued to engage with every client and with each interaction has continued to work together to understand their financial aspirations. With sound advice and personal service, we’re proud to remain committed to helping clients navigate their financial journeys with confidence and clarity.

"The lifeblood of our business lies in the investments we've made and continue to make in our team members” said Ethan Wade, Chief Development Officer. “The resilience of our firm is tied to the strength of our employees, propelling our team forward each day. Our goal is not just success but a pursuit of continuous improvement, fostering an unwavering focus on ensuring that tomorrow surpasses today." Highlighting the dynamic nature of the financial industry, Wade emphasized, "Ours is an industry inherently forward-looking. We maintain a vigilant eye towards the future, positioning ourselves to not only sustain growth but to fortify our local and national presence. This forward-thinking approach enables us to celebrate these prestigious milestones as an ever evolving and expanding firm."

Brighton Securities Chairman George T. Conboy emphasized, "Our firm's growth since 1969 is a result of our team’s dedication to client satisfaction and employee well-being. With a focus on collaboration and mutual respect, we have grown our business and contributed to the prosperity of Western NY. I’m proud of our team members establishing significant careers - and roots in our hometown."

As we celebrate our 55th anniversary, we would like to thank our Greater Rochester, Buffalo, and Genesee County communities, team members, and clients for allowing us to continue to thrive and serve as your Trusted Financial Partner.

About Brighton Securities

Brighton Securities, founded in 1969, is a renowned wealth management firm based in Rochester, NY. With a legacy of over five decades, the firm specializes in providing comprehensive financial planning, investment management, and advisory services, catering to the diverse needs of its clients.

Want to Join Brighton Securities?  Building on the legacy of 55 years, Brighton Securities continues its commitment to providing exceptional financial services. Visit to learn more, today.

Brighton Securities, established in 1969, is a leading financial services firm known for its dedication to clients and its commitment to excellence. Brighton Securities is an independent, full service, financial services firm that believes in pursuing sustainable happiness for our clients through financial security. For 55 years we have served the greater Rochester community through our commitment to personal service to individuals, small and medium businesses, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Our services include financial planning, general corporate advisory services, investment advice, 401(k) administration, tax planning and tax preparation services and modeled investment portfolio powered by Brighton Securities Capital Management. Visit to learn more, today.

For media inquiries, please contact: Christina Gregory, Marketing Operations Manager, Brighton Securities, or 585.340.2204

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