A Passion for Serving You

    When you partner with us, you get a team that works hard every day and genuinely cares for you. Each of us possesses different strengths, but we have one thing in common: we are passionate about helping you.

    Meet Our Team

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    Elizabeth A. Thorley
    MS, CFP® professional, CLU®, AIF®, AEP®

    CEO and President

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    Megan A. Rinaudo   CFP® professional

    Financial Advisor

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    Denise Werner

    Chief Operating Officer

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    Elizabeth Marks
    CLU®

    Senior Client Services Associate

    Get to Know Us

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    Elizabeth A. Thorley
    MS, CFP® professional, CLU®, AIF®, AEP®

    CEO and President

    Unlike many individuals, Elizabeth Thorley knew early on she was destined to become a financial advisor. Analytical by nature, she enjoyed digging into the details of every issue she faced to uncover the most effective solution. But even more meaningful was Elizabeth's resolve to put her analytical thinking to work for the benefit of others.

    "I've always been intrigued by the idea of doing research and figuring out how best to guide individuals to help meet their financial goals," said Elizabeth. After graduating from the University of Denver with an economics degree, she took on the role of research assistant at the board of governors for the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC. She got to address important macroeconomic issues, but Elizabeth knew her passion was helping individuals and families reach their dreams. That's why she made the move to become a personal financial advisor in 1987, working for Ameriprise (formerly IDS/American Express Financial Services).

    Elizabeth believes many human behavioral issues cause us to get distracted from our financial goals. "That's what motivates me. I use my skills to help clients overcome these obstacles and figure out how to piece together the parts of their puzzle, so they know what they should be doing to reach their goals," said Elizabeth.

    Elizabeth has since founded Thorley Wealth Management, Inc., to offer clients the benefits of an independent and comprehensive approach to financial planning. This structure gives the Thorley team access to more options and strategies without the pressure to meet sales quotas. "We are committed to doing what is in our clients' best interests."

    Elizabeth is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner (CFP®), a Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), and an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®). Elizabeth holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations. In New York, she holds health and variable life insurance licenses and is certified in NYS Partnership Long-Term Care Insurance.

    An active contributor to her community, Elizabeth serves as Board Chair of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, a member of the board at the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and she is on the Executive Committee of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester.

    Elizabeth lives in Fairport, where she raised her two children, David and Vienna. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys golfing, cooking, reading, and traveling. She is more than halfway toward reaching her goal of visiting every continent.

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    Megan A. Rinaudo, CFP® professional

    Financial Advisor

    Sometimes we find that we don’t choose our career, but rather, it chooses us. That is the case with Megan Rinaudo, who started in college as a theatre major. Fortunately for our clients, instead of finding her way to the footlights, Megan discovered her passion for helping people reach their dreams, which brought her to us at Thorley Wealth Management.

    After redirecting her studies and graduating from Niagara University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Megan found herself working with a human resources, payroll, and benefits outsourcing firm. Eventually, she took on the role of helping people roll over their 401(k) plans to IRAs. It was during her many conversations with individuals about saving for retirement that Megan realized she wanted to do so much more to help people plan for their future.

    “That’s when I took a leap of faith—aided by the encouragement of my supportive husband—and decided to pursue a career as a financial advisor,” said Megan. Throughout her career, Megan has earned her FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, and 7 securities registrations. She is also insurance licensed in life, accident, and health. Megan’s commitment to providing a high standard of financial planning led her to fulfill the rigorous requirements to earn her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

    Before joining Thorley Wealth Management in 2019, Megan was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. Her desire to further her career and embrace a deeper passion for financial planning led her to Thorley Wealth Management. It is Megan’s compassion, empathy, and the genuine way she cares about helping our clients prepare for their future that makes her a valuable member of our team.

    Megan loves to volunteer her time. She has served as a board member of the American Cancer Society, chair of their Associate Board of Ambassadors, and a member of their Planned Giving Advisor Council. Megan is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s NextGen Rochester program, and she volunteers with Junior Achievement and Fairport Music Festival.

    Megan and her husband, Jason, live in Fairport with their two dogs, Abby and Lola. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, visiting wineries of the Finger Lakes, and cheering on her beloved Buffalo Bills.

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    Denise Werner

    Chief Operating Officer

    Denise was raised in Killawog, New York. She graduated from Herkimer County Community College with a degree in radio/TV broadcasting. Upon graduation, Denise worked as an on-air disc jockey for various radio stations. She began her career in the financial services industry in 1983 as the assistant to the regional vice president at Ameriprise (formerly IDS/American Express Financial Advisors). While at Ameriprise, Denise received several recognition awards for superior service and participation in the company's Quality of Advice program. She was promoted to business systems manager in 1997 and was instrumental in the rollout and training of technology for the upstate New York region.

    In 2000, Denise obtained her FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations, as well as her notary public license. Denise is a registered back-office assistant of Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC.

    Denise and her husband, Stephen, live in Lima, New York. They have two children, Emily and Eric; daughter-in-law, Holly; and granddaughter, Maggie. In her free time, Denise enjoys gardening, reading, walking, and spending time with friends and family.

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    Elizabeth Marks, CLU®

    Senior Client Services Associate

    Elizabeth was raised in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from Erie Community College with a degree in office technology. Upon graduating, Elizabeth accepted a position with Georgetown Capital Group as an office assistant. She began learning about the financial industry and earned her FINRA Series 6 and 63 securities registrations in 2002. Liz began working directly with the financial advisors and their clients and headed multiple groups.

    During the 15 years that Elizabeth was with Georgetown Capital Group, she was recognized several times for her outstanding service and dedication to clients and earned the title of senior client service specialist. In October 2017, Liz obtained her notary public license and received her NY health and variable life license in April 2018. She is committed to furthering her education and role at Thorley Wealth Management and is currently working on obtaining her Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation.

    Elizabeth and her husband, Benjamin, live in Henrietta, New York, with their children, Elanna, Lucas, and Jordyn. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading and staying active. She is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan and tries to attend at least one game a year. Her family enjoys planning road trips to enjoy all that New York State has to offer, such as fairs, wineries, historical landmarks, and attractions.