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Our Team

Our Team Philosophy

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients with a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial services world.  We are confident that our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, can help people better prepare for the future. We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get the combined opinions of our advisors who have diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.  No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Recognizing that everyone encounters challenges along the way, we strive to anticipate and address those situations as they occur. We work together to keep you on track toward a meaningful and purpose-driven financial future.

Meet Our Team

James Barker, ChFC, CLU

President

781-743-2600

jim@barkerfg.com

Barker Financial Group, Inc. is spearheaded by James Barker. Since 1986, Jim has dedicated himself to one overriding goal: serving the needs of individuals and organizations who have accumulated wealth and are seeking assistance to focus...

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Doug Huddleston, CFP®

Managing Director

781-743-2600

doug@barkerfg.com

Doug received the Certified Financial Planner ™ designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Idaho and a...

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Mary Ellen DeRoche, M.B.A.

Investment Advisor Representative

781-743-2600

mderoche@barkerfg.com

Mary Ellen is an Investment Advisor Representative with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Having worked at Barker Financial Group, Inc. previously, she rejoined the firm in 2019. Prior to that, she was a...

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Faith Mangiafico, M.B.A.

Investment Advisor Representative

781-743-2600

Faith@barkerfg.com

Faith Mangiafico is an Investment Adviser Representative for Client accounts of Barker Financial Group, Inc. Ms. Mangiafico holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire,...

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Paul L. Chern, ASA, EA, MAAA

Wealth Manager

781-743-2600

Mr. Chern has served over 35 years as an actuary and administrator for the pension industry. As an Enrolled Actuary, he offers expertise on funding and investment strategy, working with both for-profit and nonprofit companies with one...

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Janet Mayhew

Office Administrator

781-743-2600

Many of our clients will know Janet Mayhew because she has worked with us since 2003. Janet is our office administrator and is responsible for clerical and administrative support for team members. Janet holds Associate Degrees in Law...

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Erin Taglianetti, Esq.

Compliance Administrator

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Erin has been working with us since 2016. She is responsible for Barker Financial Group Inc.'s federal and state regulatory and compliance filings. Erin is an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She...

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Anne Denier

Administrative Assistant

781-743-2600

Anne Denier is our Administrative Assistant. Anne is a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Prior to joining Barker Financial Group, Inc. in 2018, she worked for 24 years at an investment management firm in Boston, supporting customer...

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Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.