Our Associates


Sotirios (“Sam”) M. Pappas - Portfolio Manager


Sotirios (Sam) Pappas is President & CEO of Mystic Asset Management and a senior associate/portfolio manager of the Retirement Planning Company of New England, Inc.   Sam began his financial career in 1993 as an Analyst for a group within Advest, Inc. (a Hartford, CT based Investment Bank and Broker/Dealer) specializing in the Northeast Financial Industry. 

Since leaving Advest, Sam has held high level & senior positions at John Hancock Life Insurance Company's institutional investment advisor and at The United States Securities & Exchange Commission.  In 2000, Sam left John Hancock and founded Pappas Asset Management, a registered investment advisor that provided investment advice to individuals and institutions.  Pappas Asset Management was merged with the Retirement Planning Company in 2002. 

Sam specializes in providing ongoing discretionary as well as non-discretionary investment advisory services to clients.  Sam develops well diversified investment portfolios that are tailored to meet each client’s needs and goals while managing overall portfolio risk.   

Sam holds a BS in Finance and graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from The University of Massachusetts.  Sam has supplemented and continued his education by continually attending financial seminars, training that was offered through the Securities & Exchange Commission while he was employed there.  In addition, Sam has made several presentations on various investment topics to other investment professionals throughout his career and is sought out by the associated press for comment on various topics/events involving the financial industry.  Sam has also completed Bryant College's Certified Financial Planner program. 

Sam holds FINRA/NASD series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses and is a registered representative with Institutional Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC.    Additionally, Sam is licensed to sell life and variable insurance products. 


David W. Allaire- Portfolio Manager   

David is the Executive Vice-President and a senior portfolio manager of Mystic Asset Management, Inc.  David W. Allaire also founded and is President & CEO of The Retirement Planning Company of New England, Inc (“RPC”). David has been involved in the securities industry since 1989 when he first worked as securities representative of First Investors Corporation.  In 1992 he joined LPL Financial Services and in 1996 he co-founded RPC.  


David is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he received a BS in Finance in 1988.  David holds a NASD Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63 and 65 securities licenses.  He is a registered representative with Institutional Securities Corporation, Member FINRA/SIPC. Additionally, David has earned the CFS (Certified Fund Specialist) designation.