Our Team

Dave New HeadshotDave Williams – Partner and co-founder of WPG Financial Group

Dave is a seasoned financial professional with over 20 years of experience in insurance, investing, and all facets of employee benefit consulting. He is committed to helping business owners and employers design, implement and manage a fiscally responsible yet comprehensible corporate benefits program that best supports the strategic direction of their organization. Dave specializes in life insurance planning including helping those who require special needs planning.

Dave was born and raised in Baltimore and is very active in several Autism organizations. He currently resides in White Marsh with his children Elizabeth, Jake and Joe.

Todd Paradise, CFP® – Partner and co-founder ofTodd New Headshot WPG Financial Group

With over 17 years as a Financial Adviser, Todd is a CFP® designee who specializes in comprehensive financial planning for business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. Todd helps families with their financial planning, retirees with their income planning, and corporations with their retirement plans and 401K’s. Todd’s goal is to actively help grow, preserve and protect his clients’ assets while delivering an extraordinary level of personalized service.

Todd is a graduate of Towson University where he played lacrosse. He currently resides in Baltimore City with his wife Kim, daughter McKenzie and dog Levi.

Steve New HeadshotSteve Gessner, CFP® –  Partner and co-founder of WPG Financial Group

With over 21 years in the financial services industry, Steve specializes in comprehensive financial planning for business owners and executives.  Helping clients find the time to enjoy life to the fullest while also maintaining a sound financial plan for the future is his passion.  Steve’s goal is to alleviate many financial pressures individuals face by assisting them in making educated decisions for their companies and their families. Steve is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner having earned his designation through the College of Financial Planning.

Steve is a graduate of Towson State University. He currently resides in Towson with his two daughters and his wife Linda.

Mary Carol (MC) Ceselsky
– Financial Advisor

MC comes to WPG with almost 20 years of financial service experience with a background in banking, corporate finance, and qualified retirement plans. She joins WPG as a financial advisor and 401(k) specialist. MC is a life-long Baltimore resident, a graduate of Towson University, and currently lives in the Towson area.

She has an adult son away at school and enjoys spending her free time doing considerable charity and volunteer work.

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Patrick Bollinger- Associate

Patrick is a recent graduate from Towson University where he studied Economics and Spanish. He joined the WPG team in July of 2016 as an intern and is going through the process of licensing so he can come on board full-time as a Junior Advisor.

Patrick works closely with the partners helping with research, planning, and operational assistance.


Nicole Reese – Director of Operations

Nicole began working in the financial services industry in 1998. She joined WPG’s team in 2005. Nicole assists with the implementation of clients’ individual investment accounts and group retirement plans. In addition, Nicole works as a liaison between clients and the insurance companies to gather required information and to communicate the policy status during the life insurance underwriting process.

Nicole is a graduate of Towson University and lives in Westminster with her husband Sean and their two children.