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Ryan Polimeni, FRC


CEO of Top Rank Advisors, LLC

"America's Federal Benefits Expert!"

As the owner of Top Rank Advisors, LLC, Ryan's vast experience with financial planning allows him to create a personalized one-on-one financial plan that best suites his client's needs. Ryan's top priority is understanding his client's needs, goals and objectives to help create a clear, concise path to achieving financial retirement success. Ryan's passion for educating people on topics of finance is what separates him from the rest of the financial world. His educational seminars, podcast and educational websites prove just that. 

 Ryan has partnered with TOP CPA's, Tax Consultants and Estate Planning attorneys to bring his clients the full financial planning and tax preparation resources they need all under one roof. 

  Born and raised in New England, Ryan is an avid outdoors-man. He enjoys fishing, hiking, playing soccer and travelling and eating different foods across the world with his wife, Jasmeen and son Giovanni.


Bryant Stone Jr.

Chief Investment Officer

Investment Advisor Representative 

Bryant Stone is a Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Business Graduate that started his Insurance and Financial Services career in 2008.  Born and raised in Norwich, CT, Mr. Stone excelled in playing Football as a youth which eventually landed him a scholarship to play for Bloomsburg. Bryant learned the true meaning of work ethic and leadership while playing and attending college, ultimately helping him excel in his career today.
   After graduation Bryant began his career in the mortgage financing industry helping potential homeowners and current homeowners find financing for their home.  Mr. Stone quickly excelled as a top loan officer winning multiple customer service and sales accolades. In 2009 Bryant started his own practice, SFG Tax Advisors, LLC after receiving top-notch industry training and experience with Prudential and Mass Mutual.  Currently Chief Investment Officer of Polimeni Tax and Financial Group, which is partnered with over 25+ A Rated Insurance and Financial services companies which allows him to provide an unbiased approach to his client's financial planning. 
    As an Investment Advisor Representative and National Social Security Advisor Certificate Holder Bryant brings a holistic approach to his active book of business consisting of over 1,500 clients which he takes pride in doing the right thing and putting their goals first.  In addition to his practice, he is also an active partner and National Marketing Director for Top Rank Advisors, LLC, mentoring and training advisors all over the country.

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Candace Mastropolo

Director of Client Management 

 Being the director of client management, Candace has the privilege of working with and over seeing all client related activities within our firm. Candace has an extensive background in the financial industry and her knowledge of the financial world makes her a major asset to insuring all clients of our firm receive a first-class experience. She currently holds a NC life insurance license.  

       She graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2011 and started her insurance and financial career later that year. Currently residing in Garner, NC, with her husband, Dan, and daughter Aubrey.  She enjoys working out, volunteering at her church, traveling to the beach and spending time with her family.   

Alex Hearley

Investment Advisor Representative

   Alex is a financial advisor at Top Rank Advisors, which is partnered with over 25 Insurance and Financial services companies which ensures he can provide unbiased advice to his clients. As an Investment Advisor Representative, Alex brings a holistic approach to his clients’ specific situations, making certain that all their financial concerns are addressed in a thorough, easily understood manner. Alex helps clients with Tax Planning, Social Security Maximization, Insurance planning, income planning and investment portfolios.
       He attended North Carolina State University where he studied Mathematics. Upon his graduation in 2019, he began his career in the insurance and financial service industry. Born and raised in Queensbury, NY, Alex grew up enjoying the various mountains and lakes surrounding the area. He also fell in love with the game of golf at a young age in which he learned values such as honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship, ultimately helping him excel in his career today.

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                    Michelle G. Mattison

                          Certified Public Accountant

    She started her career as a staff auditor with a former top accounting firm, after graduating from Old Dominion University. She gained valuable experience dealing with large accounts and multi-millionaires while performing audits on non-profit and for-profit. Her goal was to help people create wealth through financial planning with the emphasis on laying a foundation.
     She found out really quick that people were too busy living that no one was taking the time to plan. So, she opens the firm to all that she could do under her CPA umbrella: accounting, bookkeeping, payrolls, taxes (personal & business), and consulting. As the practice grew, she realized that taxes were in the top 10 reasons why individual/business do not create wealth. Taxes became the dominant service in the firm: preparation, representation before the IRS, and most of all tax planning.

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