Horizon Financial Advisors is an independently owned and operated corporation located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. President Laura J. Abbott DeCarolis and CEO George P. Hebert founded the firm in 1990. Both Laura and George have more than 75 years of combined experience in the Financial Services industry. Michael T. Satler joined the firm in 2015 and is also an advisor for the firm. Laura, George, and Mike work with individual investors and their families, offering a wide range of products and services to meet the diverse needs and goals of our clients.
Our belief is that clients should feel confident with the recommendations of their financial advisor in order to achieve peace of mind. That is why we work hard to establish a relationship with our clients in order to gain their trust then build on that relationship over time.
While we provide the benefits of a large firm, we emphasize small-firm personal attention. We pride ourselves on being responsive and responsible. When you call, you speak directly to us and can be sure your questions and requests are handled promptly by competent, licensed professionals and a knowledgeable staff. As a result, we have an extremely high rate of client retention.
Laura J. Abbott DeCarolis, George P. Hebert, and Michael T. Satler are the firm’s advisors. Laura serves as President, and George serves as CEO. Both Laura and George are owners. As owners, we have a vested interest in providing high-quality service and in your satisfaction. As advisors, we understand the importance of offering flexible financial services in step with the needs of a variety of clients. We also understand the importance of offering and working with a wide range of products in order to satisfy the diverse needs of our client base.
Laura and George are Certified Financial Planners™ and are members of the FPA (Financial Planning Association) and NATP (National Association of Tax Professionals) in order to keep abreast of the latest trends in the financial planning and services industries. Each maintains their CFP® designation and other registrations through regular continuing education and participation in industry conferences and events.
Laura J. Abbott DeCarolis
Laura J. Abbott DeCarolis, President of Horizon Financial Advisors, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and holds a FINRA Series 7 General Securities registration, Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser registration, and the Pennsylvania Life and Accident and Health insurance licenses. She attended Clarion University then Robert Morris University from which she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing with a minor in Finance. She has been employed in the Financial Services industry since 1986, when she began her career as a Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith. She left Merrill Lynch to work for Horizon Financial Savings & Loan as an Annuity Service Representative. Laura ultimately left the bank in 1990 to establish Horizon Financial Advisors with her current business partner and CEO of the firm, George P. Hebert.
George P. Hebert, CEO of Horizon Financial Advisors, is a Certified Financial Planner™ and holds Pennsylvania Life and Accident and Health insurance licenses. He attended Louisiana State University in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. George has been employed in the Financial Services industry since 1975, beginning his career in the insurance business. In 1986 he accepted a position with Horizon Financial Savings & Loan as an Annuity Service Representative and moved to Pittsburgh. He then left the bank in 1990 to establish Horizon Financial Advisors with his current business partner and President of the firm, Laura J. Abbott DeCarolis.
Michael T. Satler holds a FINRA Series 7 General Securities registration, Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law registration, and the Pennsylvania Life and Accident and Health insurance licenses. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Finance from the University Of Pittsburgh in 2009. Before joining Horizon Financial Advisors in 2015, he had worked for PNC Bank and in management in the food service industry.