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Local & Independent, Since 1985

Valley National Financial Advisors celebrates 38 years in business in 2023. Our founder, Thomas M. Riddle, CPA, CFP® created the Valley National Group of companies with a mission to help his clients make the right financial choices in pursuit of their goals and dreams. His vision was to create a place where clients could address as many areas of their financial life as possible all in one place, under the supervision of one trusted advisor.

Since 1985, Tom has brought together a trusted team around him to expand the resources available to clients and ensure that his original mission is sustained for generations to come. Tom continues to work with clients as a Financial Advisor, in addition to serving as Chairman of the Board.

Today, our business is run under the leadership of Matthew Petrozelli. Matt has been a part of the team since 2011, serving as a Financial Advisor and Chief Operating Officer before taking on the role of CEO at the beginning of 2018. Over the years, our team has grown to just about 40 employees who are all devoted to our original mission to help our clients with our personalized, one-stop service model.