Our Team


Sue Peace, Office & Project Manager

For the past nineteen+ years, Sue Peace has served as the Office and Project Manager for Pusateri Consulting and Training. Her commitment, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the company's Intellectual Property, has played a key role in the success of our retreats, keynote workshops, strategic consulting and curriculum design/development. She is skilled in multi-tasking and continually reminds us of our need to be distinct, so we won't become extinct.

Jess Wolf, Marketing Coordinator & Project Manager

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Additional Strategic Alliances

Jim Carbonaro - Registered Corporate Coach and Leadership Development Speaker and Trainer, Coach
Jim has spent more than 30 years in the Retail Brokerage Industry in Leadership Development and Coaching. He is a Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and an adjunct to many fine firms specializing in leadership development. Jim's last corporate position was with Morgan Stanley in talent management and leadership development. While there, he helped build the Management Assessment Center for Managers and provided advanced training for field management and executive education for high potentials in the field and the home office.
Jim started his career as a training professional within the retail brokerage industry in the early 80's with Merrill Lynch and in the 30+ years, since he has held senior level training and development positions with Smith Barney, PaineWebber (now UBS) and Prudential/Wachovia (now Wells Fargo Advisors). He has also been the Regional Business Manager for the Northeast Region of Prudential Securities just before and after the merger with Wachovia. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Jim worked for a consulting firm called TalentQuest where he was the Managing Director of the Northeast Region.
Jim has been married to his spouse Beverly since 1972 and they have two daughters, both of whom live and work in the New York metropolitan area. Jim attended St. John's University undergrad and also has an MBA from Fordham University. Jim is also an artist specializing in home portraits and landscape scenes. Jim and Beverly make their home in Rockland County, NY in the Hudson Valley as well as Sarasota, FL near Siesta Key. They have three grandchildren.
Larry Hayes - CPC, ACC, Coach
Larry is an experienced trainer and coach with more than 27 years experience helping people develop themselves to achieve their own and their employers' goals.
In his role as First Vice President and Group Manager of Advanced Financial Advisor Development, Team Development and Practice Management at UBS Financial Services, Inc., he spearheaded all training initiatives for top quintile revenue producers, including needs analysis and fact finding, best practice research, program design and delivery, implementation coaching and success measurement. Subject matters included sales training, team formation and development, financial planning, change management, practice management and succession planning. Larry is an accomplished presenter/facilitator in the classroom with a very engaging delivery style. At UBS he consistently ranked in the top 1% of facilitator rankings in a field of more than 500 internal and external presenters, and was a sought-after facilitator.
Larry has trained and coached leaders, executives and top performing Financial Advisors in the US and in Europe, and as Master Coach and Coaching Team Head at UBS in the USA where he was responsible for the talent development of others in their coaching organization. During a multi-year assignment at UBS home office in Zürich, Switzerland he was co-facilitator of Senior Leadership Development Programs as part of his role in the leadership development initiative in their Wealth Management and Business Banking Division.
From 1991-1998 he was Manager of Initial Financial Consultant Training at Merrill Lynch, which included all training on all topics needed for a financial advisor to get started successfully in the financial services industry. This includes licensing, sales, prospecting, product, financial planning and technology.
In the coaching world, Larry was awarded the credential Certified Professional Coach from the International Coach Academy and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. He studied extensively with Harvard University professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey and is certified in their "Immunity to Change" coaching model, and with Darden School of Business, University of Virginia professors Jack and Carol Weber with whom he studied "360-Degree Feedback Coaching." These experiences, along with others, focused on separate and complementary aspects of training and implementation coaching that provides an outstanding client experience.
Laurie Nardone - Certified Financial Planner, Coach
A Certified Financial Planner, brings over 30 years of experience to her role as a Coach with Pusateri Consulting and Training. Her career began with 20 years in various positions of corporate management with financial services companies (Controller, Sr. VP Marketing, National Sales Manager), before leaving that environment in 2000 to become an independent Financial Entrepreneur and Money Management Consultant.
As an independent Financial Entrepreneur and planner she formed her own Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm, Shira Ridge Wealth Management. In this capacity she has worked primarily with high net worth individuals and small business owners, focusing on comprehensive financial planning, investment management and retirement services.
Additionally, she has participated in numerous coaching workshops through the Strategic Coach program and with the Coaches Training Institute. Ms. Nardone is also an active member within the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and is a past President of the San Francisco FPA.
Jeff Schmitt - Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), Coach
Jeff is an accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) who brings over 35 years of financial industry experience to his role as a coach with Pusateri Consulting.  He most recently worked as a Senior Business Consultant with Envestment Wealth Management Solutions, formerly a subsidiary of Prudential Investments.  During his 18-year tenure, Jeff consulted with investment professionals who advise high-net-worth and institutional clients, and obtained specialized expertise in the Canadian market.  He frequently presented with and alongside financial advisors to win institutional, non-profit, and high net worth opportunities.  His advisor support focused on new business development, case review and analysis, portfolio construction, fiduciary process, education, training and industry best practices.  Prior to Wealth Management Solutions, Jeff began his career as a financial advisor.  He also worked as an area branch manager, regional vice president, and institutional separate account consultant.  Jeff is a long-time member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), and resides in Northern California with his wife of 38 years.  Both of his sons live nearby, and like their father are employed in the financial services industry.