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Our Team

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Jeremy Wood

Wealth Manager



Get to know Jeremy!
Where are you from, originally? - "I’m originally from Fulton, NY and I still live there today."
How do you take your coffee? - "Cream & sugar"
Any favorite hobbies? - "In my spare time I enjoy playing cornhole, fishing, kayaking, playing outside with my kids, and grilling."
Would you rather play a sport or watch it? - "I would rather play but I enjoy watching sports as well."
Pick-up or Convertible? - "I own neither but I would prefer a pick-up for the convenience of hauling things from place to place."
What’s something else people might not know? – "I’m a father of twins, Benjamin (Ben) & Isabella (Bella)."

Michele Scott

Team Member

Get to know Michele!

Where did you grow up? "Baldwinsville born and raised!"

If you could develop a new talent, what would it be? "I love music, so to sing on key or play a musical instrument would be great."

Who is your favorite celebrity? "Gordon Ramsey"

Do you have a favorite hobby? "Many artistic projects – woodworking, epoxy resin, baking"

Food: Spicy or Sweet? "Depends on the mood, love both."

What’s something people might not know? "I loved being a restaurant cook so much that I wanted to be on Hell’s Kitchen."

Neil Pecka

Team Manager



Get to know Neil!

Where did you grow up?  "Binghamton, N.Y., home of the Rumble Ponies."

What was your favorite school subject?  "My favorite subject was science.  I enjoyed all of the experiments and hands on learning I was able to participate in."

Bagels or Donuts? "Bagels over Donuts.  I consider Donuts more of a sweet treat than a breakfast food."

Would you rather be pro bowler or pro fisherman?  "I would have to choose pro bowler.  I usually spend more time untangling the line than I do actual fishing."

What’s your favorite restaurant?  "I’ve thought long and hard about this and I really don’t have a favorite restaurant.  Part of the enjoyment of eating out for me is trying new things.  However, on the shortlist of favorite restaurants would be anyplace that has a kid’s menu."

What’s something people might not know about you?  "I played four years of college rugby, served as the team’s treasurer for two years and was also a team captain.  I have met a lot of great people playing this sport which includes some of my lifelong best friends."

Sandra Lamb

Client Liaison



Get to know Sandy!
What's your favorite food? "Definitely Italian."
What did you do before joining Horan? "I was a teaching assistant at Baker High School here in Baldwinsville."
Do you have a favorite hobby? "Golf"
What's your handicap? "A lot!"
Beer or Wine? "Wine - but I'd prefer Jack Daniels!!"
What's something people might not know? "I was born and raised in Southern Illinois."

Sean Becker

Senior Wealth Manager

(315) 635-3666

Sean Becker began participating in the investment world shortly after attending what is now named Binghamton University, and has not regretted that decision since.  He went on to gain experience in real estate, finance, and financial planning.

Reading is one of his pleasures, and he uses that to both stay up to date with subscriptions to many magazines and newspapers, as well as learning about past economic cycles.  He has amassed quite a library of biographies on topics from history, monetary policy, and legendary investors, including Warren Buffet, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

An active member of several community organizations, Sean enjoys participating in events that help others.  He volunteers his time for projects that bring dictionaries to third grade students, assisting in a holiday meal event for local senior citizens, and helping today’s students learn more about leadership.

Sean enjoys the business philosophy at Horan Wealth Management  The relationship starts out by asking questions of the client. There is no “one size fits all” regarding financial planning, and that is why we ask many questions.  Some investors prefer to seek income, others growth portfolio’s, and other a combination of both.

He believes that without an understanding of the client’s goals and desires, an appropriate solution cannot be reached.  That is one of the major reasons Horan Wealth Management remains independent, so that the goal of satisfying the clients objectives cannot be clouded by company affiliations.

Steven Ladd




Get to know Steve!
Where are you from? "I was born in Syracuse and grew up in Baldwinsville."
Have you lived anywhere else? "Yes, in my twenties I lived in New Jersey, Boston, & Orlando, FL. and eventually to Atlanta before moving home."
Do you have a favorite hobby? "Well, I have 3 young boys, so if we can include rest as a hobby, then I'd say yes!"
Beach or Mountains? "Beach!"
Favorite Drink? "The Hustler. It's a muddled jalapeno margarita that Otro Cinco makes in Syracuse. Sooo good!"
What's something else that people might not know? "I'm an amazing Yhatzee player."

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