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Our Team

Our team includes highly qualified and experienced financial advisors, administrators, marketing professionals, product specialists and more. Collectively and individually, we all work toward a single goal: Your Success.

Please contact our office at 860-399-8202 and ask for the appropriate extension OR click on the corresponding e-mail to send a message.

David J. Scranton, CLU, ChFC, CFA, CFP®, MSFS


(860) 399-8202

Dave Scranton is a Connecticut and Florida resident with over 25 years of experience in financial services. He divides his time between a private practice in Connecticut and his Florida-based company, Advisors' Academy, which...

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Jason Carrier, RICP®, AAMS®

Investment Advisor Representative

(860) 399-8202 ext. 114

Jason Carrier is a native to New England and has been in the financial services industry for 20 years. He specializes in retirement planning with a focus on dividend and interest paying financial instruments, striving to help...

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Abbas Danesh AWMA® MCEP® EA

Investment Advisor Representative

860-399-8202 ext. 110

With over two decades of experience in tax preparation and financial services, Abbas Danesh helps to provide his clients with tax-savings strategies in all aspects of their financial, retirement and estate planning. 


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Benjamin Barning

Investment Advisor Representative

860-399-8202 ext. 109

Benjamin Barning is a Connecticut and Maine resident and has been in the financial services since 2008. Ben grew up in Oakdale and now lives in East Lyme. He holds his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentrations in...

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Steven P. Cox

Investment Advisor Representative

(860) 399-8202 x107

Steve Cox has lived on the Connecticut Shoreline for most of his life. He grew up in Guilford, graduating from Guilford High in 1973.

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Amy Collins

Client Service Specialist

(860) 399-8202 x105

Amy Collins joined Scranton Financial Group in 2006 and has been working with financial clients for 20+ years. Amy grew up in Clinton and lives in Guilford with her husband Todd & beautiful daughter Tessa. She is a trained chef and...

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Agnieszka (Aggie) Valenta CRPC® | AWMA® | SE-AWMA®

Investment Advisor Representative & Client Service Advisor

860-399-8202 ext. 287

Agnieszka (Aggie) Valenta was born and raised in Poland and since has resided in New England. She comes to us with financial service, taxation, and accounting experience. Aggie is Series 7, 66, Life, Accident and Health, and NMLS...

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Jacob (Jake) Betteridge CRPC®

Investment Advisor Representative & Client Service Advisor

860-399-8202 ext. 283

Jake Betteridge is originally from Massachusetts and after spending 8 years in New York City, moved to the Connecticut Shoreline in 2017. At Rutgers University, he majored in Political Science. He has extensive experience in insurance...

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Ellen (Ellie) Truckenbrodt

Long-Term Care and Medicare Advisor

860-399-8202 ext. 101

Ellen (Ellie) Truckenbrodt is an insurance specialist with more than 15 years-experience advising individuals, families, business owners, entrepreneurs and people who are self-employed. She has been recognized as an authority in the...

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Sound Income Strategies

Registered Investment Advisor Firm


Sound Income Strategies was founded by David J. Scranton (CLU, ChFC, CFP®, CFA, MSFS). David has been recognized, during his 30 years in the industry, as an advisor who is particularly protective of his clients’ assets. For...

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