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Rochester, New York, April 04, 2024 - Brighton Securities has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2024 honor by the Democrat & Chronicle Rochester Top Workplaces. This list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage  LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures the employee experience and its component themes, including employees feeling Respected & Supported, Enabled to Grow, and Empowered to Execute, to name a few.

This is the 11th year the Democrat & Chronicle has partnered with Energage to celebrate exceptional workplaces and Brighton Securities’ 10th year being named a Top Workplace. For this year’s awards there were: 101 Total Companies Surveyed, 18,181 Employees that took the survey, and 69 Companies Identified as Top Workplaces 2024 Rochester. “Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That's something to be proud of. In today's market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That's paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

"Workplace culture is a collective effort, driven by individuals at every level within our organization, and at Brighton Securities, we take immense pride in the strength of our culture," stated Melissa Hawryschuk, Chief Executive Officer of Brighton Securities Holdings, Inc. "This culture is pivotal in our ability to attract and retain top-tier talent and in ensuring the overall satisfaction of our employees. Our steadfast commitment is to maintain our position as a premier destination for top talent. The cornerstone of Brighton Securities' success over the past 55 years can be attributed to our people—their unwavering dedication to our clients, the mutual support they offer one another, and the positive contributions they make to our community."

“Our focus continues to be on our people” said Jordan Daniels, Chief People Officer. Upholding a culture that allows our team to feel valued and that they have a clear pathway for career progression, is imperative for overall engagement and retention. Equally important is our appeal to prospective candidates as their employer of choice.  This strategy fosters a committed and happy workforce, ultimately building the foundation for exceptional client experiences. 

“We are extremely proud to receive this accolade because it reflects the hard work and dedication of every member of our team” said Ethan Wade, Chief Development Officer. “Being named a Top Workplace reaffirms our focus to fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration. This achievement further motivates us to continue investing in our people and we remain committed to our journey of growth and success together."

“I’m proud of our prestigious recognition as a Top Workplace for the 10th year” said Doug Hendee, CFP, Chief Strategy Officer. “This achievement not only speaks to our commitment to creating a workplace culture anchored in respect, support, and empowerment but also our dedication to making an impact beyond our organization through our team members and their community outreach.” Doug continues, “At Brighton Securities, we believe in the power of giving back, not only to our team members, but are deeply committed to serving the communities that have supported us throughout our journey. This acknowledgment is a testament to our wholistic approach to corporate responsibility and support for the community we live and work in.”

Congratulations to all the 2024 Top Workplace honorees!


Trusted Financial Partners. We’ll Be There. Brighton Securities is an independent, full service, financial services firm that believes in pursuing sustainable happiness for our clients through financial security. Since 1969, 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 capital management.

Want to Join Brighton Securities?  Building on the legacy of 55 years, and 10 years as a Democrat & Chronicle Top Workplace, Brighton Securities continues its commitment to providing exceptional financial services. Visit to learn more, today.

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