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Investment Philosophy

We understand that life, like the markets, is often fluid and dynamic — and that what we want today is often different from what we might need or want for tomorrow.

For this reason, we are asset allocators devoted to the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory and utilize tax overlay strategies when it strategically makes sense.

We construct portfolios that are optimized to help our clients achieve their goals while appropriately aligning their individual preferences regarding exposure to risk. We have devoted great care to selecting highly qualified specialists to manage, as warranted, the stocks, bonds, and other investments that make up these portfolios, always under our expert guidance.

Our Team

Having worked in wealth management for nearly 20 years each, we have cultivated a disciplined service ethic and technical proficiency that are both wide and multidisciplinary. As such, we are able to draw on our deep experience and broad knowledge base as we help our clients navigate all of the important pivot points of their financial lives.

Paul C. Fegan, Jr., CFP®

Managing Partner

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Paul Fegan is a managing partner and co-founder of Navis Wealth Management. Paul heads up the firm’s cross-border planning initiative and helps run day-to-day operations while also serving select clients.

Having worked in wealth management since 1996, Paul’s experience has provided him with broad knowledge and the insight to address complex situations. He is particularly attuned to the needs and priorities of clients who have intersecting personal and professional finances: entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their family members. Paul has advised a number of clients with international business interests, sensitive to the unique tax, legal, and currency considerations they encounter. Throughout each relationship, he orchestrates sound communication and precise implementation across multiple disciplines, working in concert with a client’s tax and legal advisors, as appropriate.

Prior to founding Navis, Paul was a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in New York where he worked with individuals and families worldwide, helping them craft integrated initiatives to organize, grow, and transfer their wealth effectively. He previously served as a managing director of a NY-based multi-family office.

Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from Marist College and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

Paul lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife Cindy and their two children. In his free time, Paul enjoys running, cycling, cooking, and playing golf.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

David S. Price, CFP®

Managing Partner

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David Price is a managing partner and co-founder of Navis Wealth Management. David is responsible for management oversight and strategy for all of the firm’s business lines, sourcing and implementing the company’s various growth strategies and new business initiatives. In addition to his executive management duties, he continues to work with a select group of clients.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) David enjoys building long-term relationships with multiple generations of families, serving as a reliable financial confidante and a go-to resource for a host of needs. He is an avid listener and is intimately familiar with the nuances of each family’s circumstances, directing outreach to help advance client priorities. David is skilled in multiple aspects of wealth management, bringing technical proficiency, an unwavering service ethic, and a broad professional network to each relationship.

David was exposed to the rigors of fiscal management at a young age when he was forced to assume financial responsibility for his family. This personal experience has equipped him with a unique view of the critical importance of financial planning and risk management and continues to fuel his passion for helping clients achieve their desired outcomes in growing, preserving, and transferring wealth effectively. Serving an accomplished clientele has provided David with first-hand knowledge of the pivot points and important decisions that significant wealth entails.

Prior to founding Navis, David was a financial planner and portfolio manager with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in New York, where he worked with a select group of business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and their family members. He previously served as a managing director of a New York-based multi-family office. Earlier, he served as an assistant vice president at M&T Bank.

David holds a B.S. in business and managerial economics from the State University of New York at New Paltz and completed Charles Schwab’s Executive Leadership Program hosted by faculty from several leading universities, including The Wharton School of Business, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. He has served as a member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and the Westchester Estate Planning Council.

David lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife Sara and their two daughters. In his free time, David enjoys Muay Thai boxing, tennis, biking, and golf.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

Joseph Keith Wilson III

Tax Director

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Joseph Keith Wilson III serves as director for Navis Wealth Management. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2001, Joe specializes in tax consulting and research. He brings considerable experience and technical tax knowledge for advising on complex tax issues related to individuals, family trusts and estates, as well as on business tax issues for partnerships and corporations. In joining the Navis team, Joe further enhances the core and advanced tax planning our clients receive and reinforces the firm’s ethos of delivering truly comprehensive wealth management services.

Joe joined Navis in August 2019 from CWS CPA, LLP in New York where he served as a non-equity tax partner. He leveraged his tax knowledge and experience at a few highly regarded regional accounting firms, such as Reynolds & Rowella, LLP of Ridgefield, Connecticut; Venman and Company, LLC in Shelton, Connecticut; and Nanavaty, Nanavaty & Davenport, LLP in Newtown, Connecticut.

A material portion of Joe’s public accounting career was spent in tax consulting, compliance and research at large multi-service firms such as Silvercrest Asset Management Group, LLC in Charlottesville, Virginia where Joe was vice president of tax and a member of the Silvercrest Investment Funds administrative team. At Silvercrest, he managed tax projects for corporations, partnerships, individuals, trusts and foundations and he prepared and reviewed returns for the investment funds managed by the firm. Joe began his career at Ernst & Young, LLP in Greenville, South Carolina, where he spent five years gaining valuable experience in tax compliance and real estate issues. Joe also understands the demands and rigor of being an entrepreneur and a business owner, having been an owner/operator of a national motorcycle salvage business. This has certainly enabled Joe to truly understand and effectively deliver the quality of service required by today’s entrepreneurs, business owners and executives.

Joe obtained both his B.S. in financial management and his master’s degree in professional accountancy from Clemson University where his studies focused on tax and finance. He continues to pursue professional training in tax-related issues and personal finance.

Joe lives in Newtown, Connecticut, with his wife Renee and their four children. Joe’s interests are college sports, Formula 1 auto racing, and working on his own cars.

David Bruckman JD, MS TAX, CLU®,

Senior Consultant; Wealth Transfer and Risk Management

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David is a Senior Consultant at Navis.  His passion is finding and employing loopholes and creative techniques to enable his clients to solve problems, capitalize on opportunities and otherwise accomplish their life’s goals. David has over 30 years of experience providing sophisticated wealth management services in the areas of estate planning, personal financial planning, charitable planning, business succession strategies, investment advisory and life insurance design.  David also counsels foreign clients and resident aliens on cross border strategies and international wealth transfer. 

Prior to joining Navis, David was the managing partner of Citrin Cooperman Wealth Management and its successor firm, Apexium Financial LP.  He also served as associate counsel and executive vice president of a national financial services firm that focused on advanced estate and tax planning for wealthy individuals and families Before entering the wealth management field, he engaged in the private practice of law, primarily in wills, trusts, and estates.

David has written articles on various topics including deferred compensation, life insurance, estate planning, personal financial planning, investment strategies, and taxation. His articles have been published in The New York Law Journal, The National Underwriter, the Westchester County Bar Journal, the Journal of Financial Planning, and The Legal Intelligencer. He is also frequently engaged to speak to various groups of tax, legal, and insurance professionals, including the Westchester Country Bar Association, Citrin Cooperman, the New York State Bar Association, Baruch College-Zicklin School of Business, and UJA.

David served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Bar Association from 2013-2017, where he also serves on the board of the Trusts and Estates Section.  He is also chairman of its Tax Section. He is a member of the New York chapter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and previously, served on Lincoln Financial Group’s Premier Partners Advisory Committee.

David earned his B.A. from Union College, his J.D. from Syracuse University Law School, and his master’s in taxation from Pace University Lubin School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Connecticut, and in the federal Tax Court.

David resides in Rye Brook, NY and Danbury, Ct. He enjoys fitness, yoga/mindfulness, swimming, being with his family, reading, and travel. Before having cancer, he was an avid tennis, platform tennis, and squash player. He still enjoys paddle sports, but not competitively.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

Letizia Lisella

Wealth Advisor Associate

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Letizia Lisella serves as a Wealth Advisor Associate for Navis Wealth Advisors.  Letizia is responsible for helping to craft and deliver customized financial planning solutions to clients, as well as shepherding their successful outcomes. She takes a collaborative approach to financial planning where each plan is tailored to a client’s personal goals, the complexity of their financial situations and coordinated to evolve as client’s needs change. She is an ambassador for the firm’s investment philosophy of Modern Portfolio Theory, and strongly supports the financial planning process as an integral part of developing customized portfolio strategies to help achieve client’s balance sheet and cash flow needs. 

Prior to joining Navis, Letizia spent four years with UBS Financial Services where she gained valuable experience working with several financial advisors, learning different business models and processes. Financial planning, investment solutions and relationship management were all areas of the business that Letizia enjoyed during her time at UBS. Prior to that, Letizia completed an internship with a financial services group where she was introduced to the business and offered a full-time position after graduating. She would ultimately spend two years with the group and this is where she gained a passion for wealth management. 

Letizia earned a B.A. in Business Management from Manhattanville College where she also double minored in Finance and Psychology. Letizia currently holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as life, accident and health insurance licenses.

Letizia lives in Westchester, NY, with her fiancée. She enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with family, and finding new ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Giving Back

As we aim to make a difference in our clients’ lives, we believe giving back can help bring people together and strengthen the communities in which we live.

At Navis Wealth Management, we support our communities in both our personal and professional lives through philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, and service. We currently serve and participate in a number of non-profit and charity organizations.

This year, Navis is a proud platinum sponsor of the 2018 Second Annual Lifestyle Westchester Toy Drive to benefit the Blythedale Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Village at Dobbs Ferry, and the Department of Recreation in Mount Vernon.

Other organizations that we support include:

Alzheimer’s Association

Space International