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Team

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies*
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies*
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management

We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?*
  • Are my investments working hard enough?*
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?*
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

*These services are offered by Jerry Style, August Lentricchia, and Alice Painter through their affiliation with HD Vest.

 

Jerry L. Style

Enrolled Agent, Certified Financial Planner®

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Jerry is a founding member and principal of Freedom Tax and Business Services, LLC and Freedom Financial Services, LLC prior to founding Freedom Tax and Financial Services.

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August Lentricchia

Investment Advisor Representative, Tax Preparer

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

August has been an important member of the Freedom team since July 2001. He was formerly affiliated with a major regional tax preparation and financial services firm.

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Gina Stewart

Receptionist, Tax Season Coordinator

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

The first member of our Freedom family that you will encounter is Gina. She is our receptionist and not only answers phones and greets clients but she is a very important part of our entire team. Gina keeps our office running smoothly...

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Alice Painter

Administrative Assistant, Registered Representative

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Alice serves as Jerry's administrative assistant for the financial service department. Alice works directly with Jerry regarding each and every client's financial account and she is always available to help you.

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Jessica has been with our team for 10 years and now works as a seasonal employee during tax season. She is always available to help you.

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Terry Baratta

Accounting Manager Business Division

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Terry is the accounting manager of our business division. She has many years of experience in both the corporate and private sector. She provides accounting and bookkeeping services to the firm's business clients.

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Joy VanEssendelft

Accounting Services Business Division

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Joy also provides accounting and bookkeeping services to the firm's business clients. Joy works side by side with Terry and can always help with questions you may have.

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Laurie Rush

Tax Input Specialist

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Laurie is in charge of inputting all tax information we gather by our tax clients. Every tax return here at Freedom Tax is reviewed thoroughly: Once by Laurie, once by an assistant and once by your accountant.

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Cheryl Seward

Registered Representative

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Cheryl is a Financial Advisor with over 10 years' experience here to guide your family and your business towards reaching their financial goals. She offers a holistic approach to total financial well-being from investment and...

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Jem Style

Office Greeter

631-585-4000

631-585-4739

Jem Style (as a 10 pound Toy Schnauzer) is the smallest member of our team at Freedom. Jem's responsibilities are many. She is the official greeter of the firm, a job which she takes very seriously.

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