Leadership

Meet Richard Eller, Founder and President

Richard Eller is the President and Founder of Blueprint Financial Group, LLC.   Since 1984, he has worked with a superb team of investment, research and support staff that focus on educating and preparing you for the most important decisions that affect your financial future and retirement.

He graduated from the University of Rochester, and successfully completed the graduate financial planning program at Fairfield University. He began his career in corporate banking at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank in New York City before moving to a private family investment banking firm.

Rich often speaks to the public and has been interviewed on radio and television. His popular retirement planning workshops for pre-retirees and retirees alike have been held in many locations. Rich was the host for a well-known radio financial program which aired in New York and Connecticut. He wrote a monthly newspaper column and authored other articles on investment management, saving for retirement and working to reduce taxes during retirement.

Mr. Eller works diligently as an educator and independent retirement planning specialist.  This give him the freedom and ability to focus solely on client relationships without any potential conflicts of interest. That is the Fiduciary standard of care he follows in service to you.  He works for you, solely in your best interests, not any company.

Rich spends his free time with his wife and two children, and Australian Shepherd dog.  He also enjoys traveling and woodworking. He and his family previously hosted an international exchange student.  Currently, Rich is raising chickens and usually donates the fresh eggs.

Blueprint Financial Group

Our Team

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Ms. Alicia GaoPortfolio Investment, Research Analyst

Ms. Alicia Gao is a Portfolio Investment and Research Analyst at Blueprint Financial Group. Prior to joining Blueprint, she was an Investment Consultant at CITIC Securities which is a premier investment bank in China.

Ms. Gao holds an MS in Financial Risk Management from University of Connecticut, a BS in Global Business from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a BS in Finance from Nanjing Agricultural University.

During her free time, Alicia likes traveling, hiking outdoors and cooking.

Ms. Gabriella BorgesDirector, Client Support Services

Ms. Gabriella Borges is Director, Client Support Services at Blueprint Financial Group where she oversees all new and existing client management functions.  Gabriella has worked for Wells Fargo and most recently, Morgan Stanley.

Gabriella graduated with a degree in Financial Investments and Markets from Western Connecticut State University.  She enjoys volunteering with Junior Achievement and teaching the younger generation about saving money. During her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time outdoors with her dog.

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Ms. Miriame ClementClient Support, Administrative Specialist

Ms. Miriame Clement is a client support and administrative specialist for Blueprint Financial Group. She is Haitian American and currently attends Manhattanville College completing her Master’s Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management. Previously, Miriame was a client support specialist for a top tier commercial real estate investment and management company.

In her spare time, Miriame likes to cook, practice Yoga, go bike riding and play with her pet Corgi.