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Meet The Berry Group

At The Berry Group, we don’t measure financial success in days or weeks, nor do we define our clients by the assets they place with us. Instead, our perspective on planning addresses a broad range of client considerations that extend well beyond investing. From early discussions and fact-gathering sessions to careful planning and ongoing analysis, we provide comprehensive financial advice, tailored investment management, and the knowledge and tools to empower clients.


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Sarah Berry

Managing Partner

sberry@berryadvice.com

P: 508-713-9567


Sarah has developed an approach to advising her clients that is based on straight talk, common sense and simplified, holistic investing. Sarah honed her beliefs over her 30+ years as an Advisor, all with Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms. During that time, she worked for 11 years as the manager of Worcester, MA office, and six years as the manager of the Boston AGE Institutional and Retail office. Sarah opted out of management in 2009 to serve her clients full time, creating The Berry Group as a branch of Wells Fargo Advisors..

Sarah received a Bachelor's degree from Bennington College. After a few odd jobs, she decided to see what it was like to work as a financial advisor. As it turned out it was the best thing she ever did. She loves teaching people about money and investments.

Away from the office Sarah has served as a volunteer on various community organizations: past president of Higgins Armory Museum, The Worcester Art Museum, The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Community Healthlink, and as a trustee of Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce, UMASSMemorial Healthcare System, Bancroft School, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the YMCA. She is married to a (mostly) retired businessman and serious gardener, has three wonderful stepchildren and seven grandchildren. She has five siblings and a terrific mom.

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Michael Machnowski CFP®

Managing Partner

mmachnowski@berryadvice.com

P: 508-713-9566


Michael has worked as a Financial Advisor to both individual investors and institutions since 2000. Before moving his practice to Wells Fargo Advisors in early 2009, he worked for Smith Barney and Legg Mason. His financial career began immediately after he graduated from The College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics.

In addition to applicable securities registrations and insurance licenses, Michael has earned the CFP® certification from the College for Financial Planning. For this certification, he had to complete approved educational programs, pass rigorous examinations and meet stringent experience requirements.

Before moving to New England, Mike spent his childhood on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island, where he developed his passion for golf, tennis and all things outdoors. He currently lives in Windham, NH with his wife Jenny and their three children, Carter, Morgan, and Adelyn.



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Oliver Cragan

Wealth Advisor

ocragan@berryadvice.com

P: 508-713-9565


Oliver has been with The Berry Group since 2013, serving clients in a variety of capacities while bringing strong initiative and commitment to his role as a Wealth Advisor. Oliver provides financial advice and investment management to clients, in addition to assisting with daily operational tasks.

After graduating from The College of the Holy Cross in 2012, Oliver held a variety of jobs around the country, including serving as a ranch foreman in Jackson Hole, WY, repairing churches as a steeplejack throughout New England, and exploring the worlds of advertising and software sales in Greater Boston. 

Oliver and his wife, Clémence, reside in Maynard, MA with their dog Blue. They travel as far and often as possible, but frequent the Adirondack Mountains where they enjoy fishing and hiking. Oliver has a younger brother and sister, with whom he also loves to travel.


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Cathy McGinty

Senior Client Service Officer

cmcginty@BERRYADVICE.COM

P: 508-713-9564


Cathy began her financial career in 1997, working as the cashier for the Worcester, MA branch of Wells Fargo Advisors. For 13 years she managed the day-to-day cash flows for the entire office. Cathy’s courteous nature and dedication were noticed by Sarah Berry, who was serving as the branch manager at the time. In June 2009, Cathy joined The Berry Group to provide an even greater level of personalized service to our clients.

Cathy resides in Oxford, MA, with her husband Michael. They have two sons, Michael and Dan, and two grandchildren, Greg and Ben.