Who We Are
R. William Blasdale, CFP®
Bill co-founded the firm with Lynne Nahigyan in January of 1996. He currently serves as President and has primary responsibility for our Investment Advisory services. A long-term resident of Mattapoisett, Bill was graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, MA and Princeton University, where he earned an A.B. in History.
He commenced his business career with the Inland Steel Company in Chicago, Illinois. Following an interruption for military service, Bill joined Julius Koch USA, Inc., in New Bedford, MA, a manufacturer of specialty textiles for the window coverings industry, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for 28-years.
Bill was a Selectman in the Town of Mattapoisett from 1976-1981, and he served as Town Moderator from 1981-2006. He is a former member of the board of trustees of Southcoast Health (formerly Board Chair) and Tabor Academy (formerly Board Chair). Bill also serves on the Investment Committee of Southcoast Health and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Bill is a Certified Financial Planner® Licensee.
Lynne T. Nahigyan, CFP®
Lynne currently serves as Vice-President and has primary responsibility for the Financial Planning services at Seamark. Lynne moved to Massachusetts from New Jersey in 1974 and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA with a BA degree in Sociology.
Lynne spent 12 years working for the State of Massachusetts before leaving to go to work for her husband’s medical practice and to raise two children.
She has been a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) from 1996-present.
Lynne is a Certified Financial Planner® Licensee.
How We Work Together
Bill and Lynne are equal partners in the firm. Bill holds “first line” responsibility for the investment advisory side of the business, and Lynne has primary responsibility for the financial planning side. While Bill attends conferences and seminars focused primarily on investments, and Lynne’s attention turns toward financial planning conferences, as a practical matter we collaborate closely on all matters surrounding our clients’ financial picture.
Because of the in-depth nature of our approach, and because we believe that our clients deserve to have the principals directly and intimately involved with their finances, we can not be all things to all people. Accordingly, we have limited our practice to approximately thirty (30) client relationships. A “client relationship” might include two or three family members and as many as fifteen (15) individual investment accounts. Our clients are assured, accordingly, that they will receive a very high level of personal service from one of the firm’s two principals