Our Team

James ChiaroJames P. Chiaro, CMFC
Executive Vice President
Chief Investment Services Officer
LPL Financial Advisor
(570) 348-4321 (Office)
(570) 704-7768 (Cell)


James P. Chiaro, CFMC is an LPL Financial Advisor at 1st Investment Services. As an LPL Financial Advisor, his goal is to help individuals and organizations pursue their goals by providing them with trusted, reliable, and comprehensive financial advice.

With nearly 20 years in the financial services industry, he utilizes a comprehensive discovery process unique to every person or business. He works with clients based on their needs for investment management, advanced financial planning strategies, and relationship management. 

James holds the following professional designations and registrations (securities registrations held through LPL Financial): Series 7, General Securities Representative; Series 65, Uniform Investment Advisor Representative; Series 6, Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative; Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law; Pennsylvania Life Insurance License CMFC; Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor; and College for Financial Planning

He is a veteran of the US Air Force and is an avid outdoorsman, family man and community volunteer.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Emily, son Reagan and daughter Gabriella. An active member of our community, he is a supporter and volunteer for numerous local and national charities for veterans or individuals with disabilities or addictions, including WNEP's Ryan's Run, the Tour de Scranton, Wounded Warriors Project and the NEPA Philharmonic.


Peter AlbanoPeter Albano
Senior Vice President
LPL Financial Advisor
Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
(570) 348-4321 (Office)
(570) 650-7690 (Cell)


Peter Albano is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® who is dedicated to providing integrated wealth management strategies to help clients address important financial goals.

Peter works with a team of highly skilled individuals at 1st Investment Services to provide financial services that include Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, College Funding, Investment Planning and Insurance Services.

Peter has over 30 years of experience as a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Delaware Valley College. His qualifications also include: Series 6, 7, 22, 63 registrations held through LPL Financial as well as Life, Accident and Health Insurance. Peter is also an active member of the local community.


Joseph J. EaryesRobert Wright, CFP®, CMFC
Senior Vice President
LPL Financial Advisor
(570) 348-4321 (Office)
(570) 266-2959 (Cell)



Robert T. Wright, CFP®, CFMC is an LPL Financial Advisor at 1st Investment Services. He provides comprehensive investment planning for his clients by developing strategies focusing on each individual's specific needs.

Bob has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with PNC Brokerage, where he developed his fundamental investment knowledge. Prior to joining the 1st Investment Services team in 2023, he was a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors for many years.

He is a graduate of Misericordia University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He later earned his CFP® certification by completing a rigorous educational program, passing a comprehensive examination, and meeting stringent experience requirements.

Bob enjoys spending his free time with his sons, Robert and Bradley, and riding his Harley.