Our People

Secure Planning Staff

Ed J. Mallon, CLU, CFP - President


Edward J. Mallon, CLU, CFP ®


Ed Mallon founded Secure Planning, LLC. in 1990. He is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and Chartered Life Underwriter with more than 25 years of experience. He is a financial counselor to individuals, small business owners, and other professional advisors in the areas of asset management and tax, estate, and retirement planning.

Before establishing Secure Planning, Ed offered financial services nationwide in his previous positions as President and CEO of Chubb Securities Corporation, Concord, NH; Monarch Securities Inc., Springfield, MA; and Monarch Financial Services. 

Ed graduated from Pace University with a BBA in Accounting and attended graduate studies in Economics at Baruch College before moving to New Hampshire.

He has served on the boards of Discover Portsmouth, the New Hampshire Arts Association, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the American Red Cross, and various other non-profit organizations. He lives with his wife, artist Fran Mallon, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

You can stay current of Ed's views of the market and other issues at Ed's Blog.

Edward J. Mallon FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.



Lisa A. Dugan, CFP - Vice Presidemt

Lisa A. Dugan, CFP ®

Senior Vice President

Lisa is a long-time resident of Portsmouth and has been with Secure Planning for over twenty years. In her role as Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Operations Officier, Lisa brings calmness and clarity as she supervises the staff and professionals in the Portsmouth office and ensures that all clients receive a level of service and quality that Secure Planning is proud of. She became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) after successfully completing courses with the College for Financial Planning and becoming certified in May 2002.

Lisa, who was the fifth of eight children, learned the importance of listening at a young age and brings this philosophy to her personal, professional, and financial endeavors. Her approach is centered on understanding the unique needs of each client. No story is the same, no moment is the same and Lisa appreciates that every relationship must be built on a foundation of respect and every financial strategy should be developed based on reverent consideration for the specific objectives of the individual.

As a lover of both the water and the mountains, Lisa recognized the beauty of New Hampshire Seacoast early on and stayed put. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, a member of the Northern New England Financial Planning Association, and a parishioner at St. Theresa's and Corpus Christi on the Seacoast. Lisa is a coach for Girls on the Run, and she and her husband Vito are avid tennis players and skiers, and faithful fans of Boston sports. 

Lisa A. Dugan FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link. 



Julianne Smith - Compliance Officier

Julianne Smith

Chief Compliance Officer

Juile joined Secure Planning in 2006 and handles the firm's compliance, customer service, and technology needs. With 15 years of experience in the industry, she knows the ins and outs of the rules and regulations set forth by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Security Exchange Commission, ensuring that client information remains secure, that audits are taken care of on a regular schedule, and that technology needs of the firm are buttoned up. In her client service role, Julie manages client requests and provides sage advice, conducts any needed research, and works under the philosophy that the best customer service comes from treating clients like she'd want her family treated.

Julie landed in her finance career when she ran out of reading material on a six-month stint sailing the Caribbean, began studying the investment industry, and got hooked. She values kindness, independence, and teamwork, and knew that Secure Planning felt like home when she found it. Julie graduated from Salem State College and has completed all of the education requirements for her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification with an eye toward sitting for the exam in the near future. 

Julie and her husband, Dave, live in Dover, NH and, when she's not in the office, you'll find them biking the Seacoast's rail trails and spending quality time with their two dogs, Charlee, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Penelope "Penny" their Miniature Australian Shepherd. 

Julianne M. Smith FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.




Rose Gilday - Practice Administrator

Rose Gilday

Practice Administrator

Rose joined Secure Planning in the summer of 2015 as an intern while finishing her undergraduate education at the University of New Hampshire. After graduation Rose joined the firm as Practice Administrator, overseeing internal procedures and helping to maintain regulatory compliance. Since joining, she has completed courses in website content management, obtained her Series 7, and is working on getting more of her financial licenses.

She holds her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management from the University of New Hampshire's Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics. She is currently living in Portsmouth, NH.

 Rose Gilday FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.








Justin Finn - Investment Advisor Representative

Justin Finn

Investment Advisor Representative

Justin, who joined Secure Planning in 2000, has over 15 years in the financial industry. A consummate professional, he has built a wealth management practice that addresses the planning needs of his clients on a customized, individual basis. He looks for clients who want long-term investment and portfolio management.

Justin begins each new relationship by carefully listening to his clients to identify goals and priorities in order to apply strategies that will facilitate success. His goal is to eliminate the burden of what can be an overwhelming and time-consuming endeavor, simplifying the investment process through education, straightforward communication, and transparency from initial review to implementation of an agreed-upon plan. 

As a Portsmouth, NH native, it's impossible to walk down the street with Justin without being stopped by a local for a friendly hello or an interesting conversation. Giving back to his community is at the core of Justin's values. He has been an active member of the Portsmouth Rotary Club for many years and is an acting Director on the organization's board as well as the Advisory Board Chairman for both the Portsmouth Salvation Army and the Portsmouth Futures program. When not busy with clients or his volunteer work, you'll find Justin enjoying a sunny day on the golf course or out for a run, savoring the Seacoast air.

Schedule a conversation with Justin to see is his services and personality are a fit for your needs. An initial review is always complimentary - it's Justin's way of thanking you for your conversation. 

Justin D. Finn FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.



Paul K. Whitcomb - Investment Advisor Representative

Paul K. Whitcomb

Investment Advisor Representative

Paul is a financial counselor to small business owners asnd individuals seeking assistance with financial and tax matters. He specializes in the areas of asset management and tax, estate, and retirement planning. 

Educated at the University of Kentucky in Business Administration and at Merrimack College in Financial Planning, Paul has more than 25 years of experience in the Insurance and financial services industries.

Paul lives with his wife, Jean, in Hampton, NH. Over the years, he has served on many community civic organizations, such as The Seacoast Visiting Nurses Association, United Way, ProPortsmouth, Theatre By-The-Sea, Chamber Commerce, Portsmouth High School Booster Club and the Rotary Club.

Paul K. Whitcomb FINRA BrokerCheck is available via this link.






Brooks Kennedy - Registered Representative

Brooks Kennedy

Registered Representative

Brooks came to Secure Planning, LLC., from Commonwealth Financial in 2003. He has been helping individuals and small businesses meet their financial and insurance needs for more than 35 years. Brooks is licensed for Mutual Funds, Limited Partnerships, Variable and Fixed Annuities, and Life Insurance.

Brooks graduated from Plymouth State College in 1964. After receiving his degree, he served in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces and was awarded the Air Medal for Valor, Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Over the years, Brooks has volunteered for many community civic organizations and has served on the Board of Directors for Seacoast United Way, the Portsmouth Greater Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the New Castle Congregational Church.

He and his wife, Mary, have a home in New Castle, where they have lived for the past 45 years. 

Brooks S. Kennedy FINRA BrokerCheck profile is available via this link.