Meet the Palante Wealth Advisors team

Our passionate team
We’re a team of experienced retirement professionals standing by to help you truly believe the best is yet to come.

At Palante Wealth, we provide leadership that empowers our team.

It’s not simply a relationship of trust while following orders, but that we make each other better to go and make a difference.

We've built our business to enable every client and member on our team to live a life where every day is great.

And it keeps getting better.

Victor hugging a client

Get to know the team

Victor J. Medina
CELA®, CFP®, RICP®

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

My mom taught me something important…something that would frame and guide how I went through life. She said, “There are three types of people in the world: those that let things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that make things happen.” And it was clear that she wanted me to be someone that made things happen.

I took that lesson and charted one of the most unique ways to serve people in retirement – a true “one-stop shop” that can handle every from taxes to trusts and from investments to income…all under one roof, working with one team. After about ten years into being a lawyer, I realized that the right way to serve my client families was to give them all of the resources, counselling, leadership, and support. Give them everything I could give them, and everything they needed, where all they had to do was dial one phone number – and, where they could walk away from every meeting knowing that the best in life was yet to come.

You see, I realized that the true outcome of our work wasn’t in the details of our Transformation™ Plan or any of the tools that we use to create income or management investments…no, the true outcome was in knowing that the next 10-20-30 years after working together were going to be the best years of your life.

And that’s what I believe: I believe that you deserve to have the last part of your journey be the best part of your journey. And spend every day knowing that today is great, but tomorrow is going to be even better.

As for my Great Life? Well, it’s a goal that I share with my wife – my best partner – which is: I want my three sons – Aidan, Lucas, and Dylan – to tell me, sometime in their life – we have been their best coaches. mentors, and leaders. If I get that…I’ll have lived my best life.

Leslie Krajnak

Financial Advisor

Bobby Demarco
Bobby DeMarco
Associate Attorney & Planning Advisor
Katie Johnston
Marketing Coordinator
Kimberly McCloskey
Kimberly McCloskey
Director of Operations
Megan Bushey
Megan Bushey
Executive Assistant
Edie Bruno
Edie Bruno
Paralegal & New Business Coordinator

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We are dedicated to helping you know and, most importantly, feel that you’re on the right track to live your dream retirement lifestyle.

Leslie Krajnak

Financial Advisor

I am one of the advisors here working with our families & their ongoing needs. Whether it’s reviewing your investments, checking on your progress towards your goals, or just handling requests for some of that “Great Life” money, I am your main point of contact. This is my second decade working as an advisor, and I have spent time in all areas of retirement planning! My work with Palante Wealth is the most exciting of my career as I get to work holistically with clients to help them lead their best life.

I look forward to having a profound impact on retirees by providing sound advice & being their advocate so they can enjoy their retirement that they’ve worked so hard for! Beyond my work here, I love the outdoors, and being one with nature. Hiking, paddle boarding, & kayaking are just some of the many adventurous activities I enjoy! However, camping I have yet to master…I need my pillow top mattress & mosquito-free night! My #1 Great Life Item is to climb Machu Picchu & test my body to the limits! Then, I’ll fly over to the Greek Islands where I can sit by the sea with a good book, a glass of wine, and some fine Greek cuisine!
Bobby Demarco

Bobby DeMarco

Associate Attorney & Planning Advisor

I’m one of our attorneys, as well as a member of our planning team, working to make sure all the elements of your Transformation™ Plan are in place and working for you! I meet with families to help design a way for what they own to be protected, as well as a way for them to leave a lasting legacy. My role is to be the gentle, but professional, “nag” to keep you on track to creating a retirement that’s worth living.

But, I’m not all planning – turns out, I’m a pretty big music buff and have collected over 2,400 vinyl records! Together with my wife, I’m working to build a strong, comfortable foundation to grow our family, and enjoying every moment along the way. One of my great life goals is to own a record store/bakery/coffee shop with my wife, Michelle. Who doesn’t want to sip freshly brewed coffee, snack on macarons, and listen to Paul Simon’s “Graceland” on vinyl?!

Katie Johnson

Marketing Coordinator

I am the sweat behind all events we do as a firm — from special client appreciation events to book launches to educational workshops, and so much more. I’m also the creative brain behind every video you see, educational emails, announcements, social media posts, and website management. I spend every day spreading our belief that everyone can, and deserves to, lead a great life in retirement.

I seek to have a profound impact on my family, especially my siblings. As the older child of many siblings, I joyfully get to share my experiences & wisdom so they can be successful. I’m also a musician and enjoy playing at my church & with my friends. I’ve even gotten to play on the radio! My great life item is to have my own studio equipment in-house one day, so I can produce music on my own.
Kimberly McCloskey

Kimberly McCloskey

Director of Operations

My job is to make sure everything we work on is running smoothly, so we can focus all our attention on you and all the families we serve. As one of the leaders of the team, I work diligently to make sure today is great, but tomorrow is even better.

I have over fifteen years of experience in the senior living/healthcare industry and am passionate about all our families! I love collecting Christmas tree ornaments from new states/countries I visit with my husband (despite being a self-proclaimed minimalist.) I know I’ll have achieved a great life if I continue doing CrossFit, have a book in my hand, and am traveling to new destinations.

Megan Bushey

Megan Bushey

Executive Assistant

I am an integral part of our team even though I’m all the way out in Michigan! As Victor’s executive assistant, I serve to free up his time to work on the vision-setting work, knowing that he’s got me to help with getting all of the details sorted out. I’m probably the person you’re talking to when you need to get onto his calendar or in scheduling our family events.

I will know that I’ve had a profound impact on my family if I’ve created memories & experiences with my children and family that will create a lasting bond. I strive to have my children look back fondly about the intentional time I spent with them. I have four cats and one of them is a munchkin with tiny legs! One way I know I’ll be living my great life is if I am able to feed my family from food we’ve grown or raised ourselves on our farm.

Edie Bruno

Edie Bruno

Paralegal & New Business Coordinator

My role is to create all of the paperwork it takes to bring new families on board, as they implement their Transformation Plan. I ensure our families have everything they need before they even need it. I spend my time serving our families with the digital and physical resources of their Transformation™ Plan.

I’m living my great life so I can have a profound impact on my children, guiding them and nurturing their ideas & dreams so they can live the great lives they deserve. I love spending time with my wonderful kids and collecting special items like Susan B. Anthony coins, Buffalo nickels, & Pez dispensers. My favorite place to be is outdoors in the warm sun, boating, swimming, or shell-seeking. My biggest great life goal is to own a cozy cottage on the water.
Taylor Illa

Taylor Illa

Client Admin

I sit in the front of the office welcoming in new families and existing families alike. My last job was as the manager of a Princeton-area spa, so I’m used to making people feel great when they come and when they leave – although, I can’t promise a massage every time you come to the office.

I find joy in having a profound impact on my nephew by encouraging his love of school, and one day providing him with the knowledge and resources needed to live his very best life. I love the world of pop culture, especially movies and collect memorabilia related to it. My great life item is to one day produce my own comedy podcast as it combines two activities I love: stand-up & podcasting!