Our Team

Dennis McGuire Sr. Director
Dennis McGuire Sr. Director

With over four decades of investment experience, analysis and management, Dennis McGuire is an investment advisor to individuals, trusts and retirement investors. As a ‘value with growth investor’, Dennis seeks those securities that he believes represent value and offer long-term appreciation potential. His investment philosophy is modeled after that of Warren Buffett, John Templeton and John Neff.

Dennis served his country with distinction as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. From 1969-1970, he commanded a 50’ U.S. Navy Fast Patrol Craft (PCF87) Swift Boat in the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta, RVN.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Providence College in 1968. He resides with his wife Jane in Charlestown, RI.

Dennis McGuire Jr. Managing Partner
Dennis McGuire Jr. Managing Partner

Denny is the Managing Partner and CCO of McGuire Wealth Management. He started his investment career with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc in 2001, and was consistently recognized as a Premier Advisor during his 10 years at Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

With over 2 decades of experience in the investment services industry, Denny’s core focus continues to be on client asset and wealth management, investment strategy, retirement withdrawal strategies, estate and tax planning coordination, and plan implementation to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions.

Denny holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Microbiology and Chemistry from the University of Rhode Island. He also holds advanced planning degrees from The American College of Financial Services and the College for Financial Planning. Denny has been awarded the Five Star Wealth Manager award by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine annually since 2011. Forbes magazine has recognized him as a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor annually since 2018.

A lifelong resident of Rhode Island, he and his wife Mary reside in South Kingstown along with their five children.

AAMS®, Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM

ADPA®, Accredited Domestic Partnership AdvisorSM

RICP®, Retirement Income Certified Professional®

Third party rankings and recognition from ratings services are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly rated adviser does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. Ratings should not be considered an endorsement of the adviser by any client, nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. Please read a more thorough disclosure and additional information about the criteria used in making these rankings in our dislcosure's section.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

To receive the Five Star Wealth Manager award, a wealth manager must satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Factors taken into account include assets under management and client retention rate. Candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory and complaint review.

Additional information on ranking methodology can be found at forbes.com and fivestarprofessional.com.

Sean McGuire Partner
Sean McGuire Partner

Sean began his career in the investment industry during 2008 and became partner of McGuire Wealth Management in 2016. His efforts are focused on new and existing client relationships. Sean’s responsibilities include investment analysis, client portfolio management, and increased client services and attention. Sean holds two advanced planning degrees from the College of Financial Planning including Accredited Wealth Management Advisor AWMA® and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor CRPC®. Sean has been awarded the Five Star Wealth Manager award by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine for the past 4 years.

Sean holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from the University of Rhode Island. Sean spent a semester at Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia studying international business.

Another lifelong Rhode Islander, he and his wife currently reside in Middletown with their two sons.

CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM

AWMA®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor

Third party rankings and recognition from ratings services are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly rated adviser does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. Ratings should not be considered an endorsement of the adviser by any client, nor are they representative of any one client’s evaluation. Please read a more thorough disclosure and additional information about the criteria used in making these rankings in our dislcosure's section.

To receive the Five Star Wealth Manager award, a wealth manager must satisfy 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria that are associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Factors taken into account include assets under management and client retention rate. Candidates also undergo a thorough regulatory and complaint review.

Additional information on ranking methodology can be found at fivestarprofessional.com.

Debra Vessella Operations Manager
Debra Vessella Operations Manager

Debbie began her career in the financial services industry with Dean Witter in 1998, and then worked as operations manager for A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in the Providence, RI branch.

Debbie compliments McGuire Wealth Management with her experience in the fields of account maintenance, operations, and administration. She and her husband reside in West Warwick.

Laura Roebuck Compliance Manager
Laura Roebuck Compliance Manager

Laura joined McGuire Wealth Management in November 2018. She is consulting with the operations division of the office. Laura holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Having lived in Naples and Jupiter, Florida, she now resides in Snug Harbor with her husband Greg and their three young children.