Our Family

Our Family

For more than three decades, we have been nationally recognized for the comprehensive services we provide to physicians and high net-worth individuals.

With a strong emphasis on service and organization, we coordinate and integrate a comprehensive written plan of action that covers most aspects of wealth creation and preservation.

John J. Grande, CFP®

A New Jersey native, John J. has been helping individuals manage their wealth and achieve financial independence since 1982. Along with his wife and business partner, Traudy, John volunteers tireless for Tissue Banks International (TBI), one of the world’s largest non-profit distributor of human corneal tissue. John is on the board of TBI, and he is a trustee of the Frederick N. Griffith Foundation. John and Traudy have traveled around the world helping to establish corneal eye banks in developing countries.

In addition to spending time with his clients, John enjoys running, biking, boating, and exercising. His lifelong passion, music, is expressed through playing the violin, accordion, piano, and organ.


Traudy Grande, CFP®

Like John J., Traudy has over 25 years’ experience in investment planning. She also shares her husband’s commitment to delivering personalized service and individualized attention to every client.

Born and raised in Austria, Traudy has lived in the United State since 1974, and is a graduate of Rutgers University. She is an enthusiastic traveler, not only to Austria to visit her family, but also to new destinations, including developing countries where she sand John helped establish eye banks. Traudy is also a trustee of the Frederick N. Griffith Foundation, and she is chair of Operation Eye Rescue/Rotary Eye Rescue, a program providing corneas at no cost to people in need. She is the current president (2015/2016) of the Rotary Club of Asbury Park, New Jersey. In addition to being a committed runner (including two NYC marathons), Traudy is trained in classical piano and enjoys playing piano/violin duets with John at their home.


John S. Grande, CFP®

Born in New Jersey, John S. joined Grande Financial Services, Inc. immediately after graduating from Lehigh University with a degree in business and economics in 1995. John earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (T) certification after joining the company, and he is involved in all aspects of the investment planning process for the firm’s clientele. Along with John J. and Traudy, John S. has been published in numerous medical journals and continues to lecture for Johns Hopkins Medical University Current Concepts in Ophthalmology meetings.

John is a member of the Ocean Township Chamber of Commerce and in his free time he enjoys soccer, tennis, golf, and traveling. He lives in Wayside, New Jersey, with his wife Paula and two children, Emily and James.



Karen Feola

Karen wears many hats in the office. She is a registered representative and the company’s registered assistant. She is known by the clientele of Grande Financial Services, Inc. not only for her friendliness, but especially for the tenacity she brings to seeing a client’s request to a successful and expedient conclusion. Karen enjoys scrap booking, boating, and travel with her husband and two children. Karen has been with GFS since 1999.