the team

Damian Gallina, CFA

Financial Advisor,
Principal
Background

Damian has been a personal financial planner for more than 20 years, serving a broad range of clients, including three generations for some families.

Education

He is a member of the Baltimore CFA society. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Towson University in 1993 and his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in 1998. He is a member of the Baltimore CFA society, which promotes educational opportunities for, and collaboration among, CFA charter holders.

Personal

One of eight children, Damian was born in Warwick, R.I., before his parents moved their family to the Baltimore area. He is married with two grown children.

“I enjoy simplifying the math involved in financial planning. Frankly, investments and insurances don't have to be a mystery either. Making finances clear to our clients and seeing them better secure their family's finances is deeply gratifying.”

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Jeff A. Malcom, CFA

Portfolio Manager,
Principal
Background

Jeff has been an investment analyst and portfolio manager for over 15 years, conducting detailed investment research on all sectors of the economy. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Radio, and has been quoted in Bloomberg News, the Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, the Baltimore Business Journal, and the New York Times.

Education

He earned a bachelor's degree in finance, summa cum laude, from Towson University in 1997, and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from CFA Institute in 2001. He is a member of the Baltimore CFA society.

Personal

Jeff was raised in Olney, Md., and he currently resides in Towson, Md., with his wife and three young children.

“Knowing how to value a business and how to think about market prices are the most important aspects to demystifying investments. My goal is to find growing businesses that trade for less than they are worth.”

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Alexandra Stewart, CFP®

Financial Advisor
Background

Since joining Buttonwood in 2015, Alex has advanced our financial planning offering, leading clients to make informed choices based on a clear, understandable, and methodical review of all aspects of their financial lives. The advice Alex offers motivates clients to make use of workplace benefits and tax planning opportunities, commit to sensible investments, and insure themselves against risks that could threaten their security.

Education

Alex graduated in 2016 from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, and earned her Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 2018.

Personal

Alex is from Fallston, Md., where her parents raised her and her one sister. She currently resides in Baltimore, Md. Alex has a passion for exploring, and has a personal goal to visit one new country each year.

“My favorite part of the financial planning process is uncovering the unique opportunities and strengths that clients have, and encouraging them to action. Often, financial plannning uncovers potential problems or threats, but it is gratifying to present answers, making it easy for clients to address them. I LOVE to share my findings and watch the lightbulb come on when clients understand how everything fits together.”

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Gennadiy Todd

Financial Planner
Background

As a Financial Planner, Gennadiy is responsible for cultivating and maintaining ongoing relationships with both new and existing clients. He guides clients through each step of the financial planning process, from the initial meeting to implementation. Furthermore, Gennadiy develops recommendations and formulates objective advice based on clients' financial situations and goals.

Gennadiy began his career at Buttonwood upon graduating from Towson University in Spring of 2018.

Education

Gennadiy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 2011, and a Bachelor of Science in Business administration with a concentration in Investments from Towson in 2018. He is currently pursuing the CFP® certification.

Personal

Gennadiy was born in Russia, grew up in East Germany and went to school in Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States in 1997 and settled in New York City. In 2015, he moved to Maryland to be with his wife. Gennadiy enjoys hiking and camping.

“The United States is a country of boundless opportunity. I feel privileged and honored to be able to pursue a career in personal financial planning, and to serve as a trusted advisor to others.”