Federal Street Advisors' Founder, John LaPann, brings more than 30 years of high-level investment and planning experience to his role as Chairman. An acknowledged industry leader, John was recently ranked as one of the nation's Top Independent Financial Advisors by Barron's and was selected by Wealth Manager magazine as the Top Wealth Manager in the country in 2008.

John LaPann

Chairman & Founder
FSA Investment Committee

34 Years Experience
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"Federal Street was created as a place where clients can get the outstanding, conflict-free advice they need based on a close working relationship with senior professionals." "Our senior advisors are experienced advisors, not relationship managers. They are here because they want to work directly with clients and the clients benefit."

As President, Jen Murtie has leadership responsibility for corporate matters, business practices, financial performance, strategic planning and marketing and business development. In her first ten years at Federal Street Advisors, she served as Office Administrator, Business Manager, Director of Foundation Services, Director of Client Services and then as COO. Jen was recently named as one of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and in 2013 Private Asset Management (PAM) magazine recognized her as a "Rising Star" in the wealth management and family office industry.

Jennifer Murtie


17 Years Experience
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"All of us at Federal Street are committed to building a sustainable business that will serve our clients for many generations. One of our most important advisory roles is helping clients with their own transitions to the next generation, and we're practicing what we preach."

"Federal Street's top management is dynamic and creative, and our clients continue to get the personal attention of senior advisors with many decades of experience."

As the Chief Investment Officer, Kristin is part of the three person management team responsible for leading the firm, with her primary focus on investments. She manages the investment research team and is Chair of the Federal Street Investment Committee, which is responsible for developing the firm's best thinking around asset allocation and investment manager selection. When she succeeded John LaPann as CIO and was selected to be part of the firm's leadership team in early 2013, it was her broad experience, fairness, collaborative leadership style, ability to make tough decisions, commitment to the firm's values and respect of both clients and colleagues which earned her these important roles.

Kristin Fafard, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
FSA Investment Committee Chair

26 Years Experience
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"Conflict-free' is so much more than a buzzword here at Federal Street; it's truly a core value and operating principle.  Conflicts affect not only investment performance, eating away at a client's return, but conflicts also affect the team's morale and the focus of the advisor.  Here, clients are truly at the center of every decision and every piece of advice we give, and our only revenues are direct client fees.  My job as the Chief Investment Officer is to demand nothing but excellence in the investment advice we deliver to our clients, and as a member of the leadership team, maintain the ‘client first' culture that persists throughout our firm."   

Eric is responsible for anything and everything involved with delivering Federal Street's services to clients, from the advice we provide to the behind the scenes implementation of their portfolio strategies.

When he joined Federal Street Advisors in the fall of 2014, Eric brought over 25 years of experience and understanding of the wealth management industry.

Eric Godes

COO & Chief Wealth Advisory Officer
FSA Investment Committee

26 Years Experience
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"At most large wealth management firms, only a few clients work directly with the most senior people. At Federal Street Advisors, every client is served by a top level advisor. And the depth of the support staff working on the client's behalf is unparalleled in the industry leading to truly a best in class experience."

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