Jim Wood


Mike Conti


Tom Seder


Chris Chen


About Chris Chen, CFP®, CDFA™

Chris Chen, CFP®

Chris Chen works with business owners, professionals, executives and retirees on wealth accumulation and preservation, retirement planning, education funding, and family protection strategies. As a CFP® professional and Wealth Strategist, he specializes in navigating clients through often challenging life transition such as retirement planning and divorce financial planning.

His cost-effective and tax-efficient strategies help clients achieve their long term financial goals with wealth preservation, retirement income planning, and legacy planning. His calming confidence and knowledgeable guidance through complex financial transitions can help clients gain a sense of security and reassurance for their financial future.

Chris’s career in financial services followed a rewarding career in strategic business management during which he lived, worked, and grew successful businesses in the US, Asia/ Pacific and Europe. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and his MBA in Finance.  He completed the Financial Planning program at Boston University. He is also a CFP® practitioner, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™.

Chris is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners. He is also the Director of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners.  He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council, the Divorce Center and the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation.

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About Thomas Seder, CFP®, CDFA™

Thomas SederTom is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses develop financial and investment strategies that align with their needs, goals and risk tolerances. Whether planning for retirement, saving for children’s education, or dealing with the financial issues surrounding divorce, Tom’s skills as a Wealth Strategist can help you navigate through the process.

 More than twenty-five years of varied career and life experiences enable Tom to provide his clients with a knowledgeable perspective on financial matters.  After a successful career in sales in the apparel industry, Tom worked as a Financial Advisor for a major brokerage house. In this capacity, he saw the particular financial difficulties which his divorcing clients were facing. As a result, he decided to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst to better address some of his clients’ needs through the complex, and often overwhelming, process of divorce.

He has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard, graduating magna cum laude in Psychology and Social Relations and has completed the program in Financial Planning at Boston University. Tom is Treasurer of The Divorce Center, a not for profit organization focused on educating the public about the separation and divorce process.

Tom is a lifelong resident of Belmont, Massachusetts. He has been an avid golfer and member of the Oakley Country Club in Watertown for more than thirty years. He is involved with the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont and the American Contract Bridge League. His adult children live in New York and the Washington, DC area.

He looks forward to extending his services to you and your family, to discuss financial strategies designed to fit your unique situation.

About James C. Wood, Jr.



As a Wealth Strategist, Jim is focused on developing the wealth management strategies for business owners and executives and for professionals at all stages of their life’s journey.  He starts this process with a thorough understanding of where you are and where you want to proceed with your wealth management needs.

With many years of business experience with large corporations as well as small businesses and as a CEO and Managing Partner of his own business, Jim can relate to where you are in your business or as an individual striving to meet what seem to be ever pressing challenges.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and has passed the Series 65, Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam.

Jim is a long term resident of Lexington, Massachusetts with interest in Town Governance (25 year Town Meeting member) and with a dedication to improving our environment, is currently a member of the Lexington Tree Committee, serving since its inception in 2000. His two adult children live and work in the Boston area. Jim is blessed with 3 grandchildren.

He looks forward to the privilege of working with you in developing your wealth management plans for a secure future.

About Michael Conti, CPA

Michael Conti, CPAMike Conti advises successful small businesses and professionals with complex tax, accounting, and financial issues.  As the principal of Michael Conto CPA P.C., Mike assists Insight Financial Strategists LLC and many of its clients with tax planning issues. 

Mike enjoys the variety of challenges that he encounters with small business and individuals and families.  He has had specific success with architectural and design firms, life science companies, consultants and professional service providers, and US subsidiaries of foreign firms.  With individuals, he has had particular experience with people with significant real estate investments, US citizens living and working abroad, and foreign individuals working and living in the US

Mike founded his accounting firm over 15 years ago in Boston.  Prior to this, he worked in audit and tax in the banking, legal, and accounting industries, including the tax department of the Boston office of KPMG.  

Mike is Certified Public Accountant.  he has earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley University.  In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of CPAs as well as the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.  

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Many clients of Insight Financial Strategists LLC live in Lexington MA, Arlington MA, Bedford MA, Newton MA, Boston, Brookline, Weston MA, Waltham, Cambridge MA, Lincoln NA, Watertown, Wayland MA, Wellesley, Winchester MA.