We are financial advisors and we use an open architecture of financial solutions to create individual plans and road maps for our clients to aid them in reaching their goals.
We are proud of our company name G & C Financial Solutions because it not only stands for our first name initials for Gary & Celenea but also our mission statement of providing guidance and care.
Our goal is to deliver professional investment advice, quality investment products through LPL and unparalleled service. Our licensed, knowledgeable and dedicated office manager, Cindy Fetcenko, is also available to insure prompt and reliable service. We are prepared to guide you in setting realistic and attainable objectives, and assist you in designing an investment strategy to help you reach them.
Welcome to G&C Financial Solutions, your trusted full-service investment planning firm. We are proud to offer a comprehensive range of financial solutions through our partnership with LPL Financial. Our services include retirement plan accounts, investment advisory services, college savings plans, insurance products, and non-qualified investments.
As your partner, we offer the combined knowledge and care of both Gary and Celena. Working together, they provide tailored solutions to meet your needs. Our dedicated office manager, Cindy Fetcenko, is also available to ensure prompt and reliable service. We are committed to guiding and serving our clients with expertise, care, and a refreshing approach.
Whether you are planning for retirement, saving for your child's education, or looking for insurance solutions to protect your loved ones, we have the expertise and resources to assist you. We believe in building long-lasting relationships with our clients, based on trust, integrity, and exceptional service.
Gary J. Mendelow, CFP®, CRC®
Gary J. Mendelow has been helping clients in the financial services industry since 2002. He holds FINRA 7, 66, and 24 registrations (held through LPL Financial), OHIO Life, Health, Variable insurance licenses and completed the AHIP Medicare training course for 2023.
I am a life long investor with a passion for helping others. Building long-lasting relationships with our clients is something that brings me great satisfaction. I believe in staying up to date on new trends and ideas in the business, constantly seeking ways to improve myself and better serve our clients.
One of my strengths lies in communicating complex financial concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. I find that using our whiteboard to tell stories and create visual representations helps clients process information more effectively. I am always searching for a better way to deliver valuable insights and enhance the investment experience.
Prior to my career in financial services, I spent 18 years as a professional TV personality, working in five states. Although I had the opportunity to cover prestigious events like the Superbowl, Daytona 500, World Series, NBA playoffs, and MLB and NBA All Star games, and meet notable figures such as Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan, my true passion lies in what I do now. The meaning and fulfillment I find in helping clients with their investments far surpass any previous achievements.
I am truly blessed to be in this business. I consider it an honor to assist you with your investment journey and I am committed to earning your trust along the way.
On a personal note, I have been happily married to my wife Lisa for 25 years. Our twins, Cooper and Carli, are currently attending college at Ohio State and the University of South Carolina, respectively. As West Siders for the past 25 years, we have become well-acquainted with the greater Lorain, Elyria, and Cleveland area. We deeply appreciate the beauty and opportunities offered by our Northeast Ohio Lake Erie region.
Celenea L. Brewer
Wealth Advisor - Registered Representative
Celenea L. Brewer has been helping clients in the financial services industry since 2002. She holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations through LPL Financial and OHIO Life, Health, Variable insurance licenses.
With over two decades of experience in the banking industry, I have been passionately involved in finance since 1986. In 2001, I obtained my Life and Health certification with 5/3 Bank, where I was furthering my career. As a branch manager for 13 years, I was consistently recognized as the top investor banker for six consecutive years, a testament to my commitment and expertise.
From a young age, I aspired to be a banker, and while I found immense fulfillment in that role, I find my role as a wealth advisor to be even better. Guiding and assisting clients allows me to satisfy my love for finance while helping individuals understand the importance of investing. I take great pleasure in getting to know my clients and their families, truly understanding their unique circumstances and goals.
Currently, I reside on Catawba Island, a place that holds deep personal significance for me. My grandparents built two cottages there in the 1950s, and I have fond memories of playing rummy with my grandmother while gazing out at the lake. Even now, my mother spends her summers in one of those cottages, making it a joy to live in the same place where I grew up. Being surrounded by the water, engaging in boating activities, and being a member of the Boardwalk at Put In Bay are all cherished aspects of my life.
Recently, I embraced a new role as a step-grandmother, which has brought immense joy. Recognizing the importance of education, I wasted no time in starting a 529 plan for my step-grandchild.
Beyond my professional pursuits, I have a diverse range of interests. I am an avid boater, and spending time on the water brings me great joy. I enjoy various sports, particularly golf, as well as embracing the outdoors through activities like camping. Reading and traveling are also passions of mine, and I find great pleasure in learning about history wherever I go.
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With 30 years of industry experience, my role revolves around advising clients on their financial and retirement investments. I find immense fulfillment in working with clients over the course of their lifetimes, helping them maintain and pursue their goals. Everyone has their own unique needs and their own story of how they got where they are now. It is truly rewarding to be a part of their journey towards financial success.
As a member of the G&C team, I am akin to a Swiss Army Knife, handling various areas of client services and ensuring our team remains on track to provide the best possible client experience. Gary and Celenea take immense pride in delivering prompt and excellent advice and service, and I play a significant role in upholding this high standard for our valued clients.
One aspect of my role that brings me great satisfaction is assisting our clients with the service aspect of their accounts. At G&C, we all share a common goal: to wow our clients with how we handle their accounts and provide exceptional service. Achieving this goal gives me a deep sense of fulfillment at the end of each day
Outside of work, my greatest joy comes from my family. I have two children and two grandchildren who light up my life. They are my biggest supporters, encouraging me to continue working as long as I find enjoyment in what I do.
During my leisure time, I relish moments spent with my family and embrace the opportunity to travel together. I have a passion for reading, and finding solace and inspiration within the pages of a good book. Yoga has also become an integral part of my life, helping me find balance and serenity. Additionally, music holds a special place in my heart, and I take pleasure in exploring various genres and artists.