4210 Columbia Road
The team here at GraniteArch is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service. The GraniteArch team is supported by multiple resources who help you work towards your financial needs and goals.
Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.
Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.
No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.
CEO, Wealth Management Advisor
Tony Gallo is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Tony graduated from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1988. He worked for over 10 years in the accounting and business consulting arena. He joined a major investment firm in 1998, where he spent 22 years there until he felt the need to create his own firm. The desire to better serve his great clients with a more open architecture and fewer limitations, and to have their best interest in financial planning come first, led him to where he is now - GraniteArch Wealth Management, a firm focused on a personal feel with the services to address clients simple to complex needs.
Recently, being empty nesters, he lives in Grovetown, Georgia with his wife, Trudie. Their two children are off to college entering their next phase of life. He enjoys the great outdoors and classic cars with his family and friends.
Director of Client Services
Gigi Blanton grew up working in a small, family-owned and family-run business, making shoes. She graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance 1999. After 15 years in medical administration services, she returned to an industry where she enjoys helping people with their financial futures.
Gigi lives in Beech Island, South Carolina with her family, including many 4-legged children. She enjoys bartering, firearms, cast iron, and real estate.
Business Development Coordinator
Brooke Willis, Business Development Coordinator at GraniteArch Wealth Management, is a marketing professional with over 18 years of experience. An Augusta, Georgia native, Brooke received an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Since returning to the CSRA in 2004, she has been involved in various community organizations, including fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association, the Executive Leadership Team for the CSRA Heart Ball, Leadership Programs Coordinator and Steering Committee Chair for Youth Leadership for the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the golf committee for the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)- Fort Gordon and the Columbia County Exchange Club.
Brooke and her husband, Adam, live in Evans, Georgia and have three school-aged children. She enjoys spending her free time with her family at Lake Thurmond or the beach, long distance running and watercolor/acrylic painting.
Senior Vice President
Senior Advanced Planning Consultant
Senior Vice President, Business Development
SVP, Marketing & Strategic Initiatives
Annuity Distribution Specialist
Head of Life Insurance Strategies