Our Team

Edward H. Benway

Founder & President

Founder & President of Measured Wealth Private Client Group, LLC, Ed brings over 20 years of comprehensive estate and business planning along with strong leadership to the company.

Ed served six years in the United States Air Force, receiving the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal for his service to our country.

Upon completion of his tour of duty, Ed pursued a career in the financial services industry with one of the nations largest insurance companies. While employed Ed earned rookie of the year in 1991, was appointed managing sales director and received numerous awards and recognitions for profitability and growth.

Ed has authored numerous articles on wealth management, estate and business planning. Ed has been a guest lecturer for the New Hampshire Bar Continuing Education, lecturing on the complexities of estate planning. Ed hosts the widely recognized Financial talk show Talking Money which airs across the region.

Ed resides with his wife Nancy in New Castle, New Hampshire.

In his free time Ed enjoys traveling, golf, reading and spending quality time with his children.

Michael Fung, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer

Michael Fung brings 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to joining Measured Wealth, he served as Senior Investment Analyst with responsibilities for securities selection and macro strategies formulation for the Consumer, Financials, and Information Technology areas at Pax World Funds. Before that, he was a Vice President at Eastern Banks wealth management division where he helped set investment policies, formulated tactical asset allocation strategies, and made securities selections. Michael started his investment career as an Equity Trader for an institutional investment manager and a national insurance company. He received a M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.S. from Babson College. He earned the CFA® designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analyst Society.

Debora H. Curtis, EA

Director of Client Services

Debora has nearly ten years experience in the financial industry, working as an office manager and tax preparer. In 2009, she earned the Enrolled Agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service, admitting her to practice before the IRS. Deb is also a Notary Public.

As Director of Client Services, Debora plays a key role in client communications, continually evaluating our processes and procedures to ensure exceptional, personalized service.

Debora lives in Hampton, NH with her husband, Jeff. She enjoys cooking, reading, and working in her garden.

Kyle D. Powers, AIF®, MBA

Financial Advisor

As a financial planner at Measured Wealth Private Client Group, Kyle provides comprehensive planning to individuals and families, to include retirement income planning and social security strategies. In support of the company's business clients he is keenly focused on 401k management, assisting plan sponsors in the management of their fiduciary duties and helping employees to maximize the benefit of their company retirement plan. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as his license for Life and Health Insurance.  Kyle also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® certification.

Before becoming a financial advisor, Kyle spent 8 years on active duty in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer serving in places such as San Diego, New Orleans, and Germany. A graduate of Miami University (OH), he also received a Masters in Business Administration from Saint Josephs College.

Jay H. Levy, CFP®, CRPC®

Senior Vice President

Jay H. Levy is Senior Vice President in the Portsmouth, NH office, with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Jay is dedicated to providing individuals, families, and business owners with an individually tailored approach to investing and wealth management.

Jay draws upon his vast experience and Measured Wealths resources to develop personalized, strategic solutions to help address todays complex needs. Together with specialists in different areas of expertise, Jay offers clients a comprehensive range of services.

Jay is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Chartered Retired Planning Counselor (CRPC®). He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Jay has served on numerous Boards including the Portsmouth Rotary, the Wentworth Douglass Hospital Stewardship and Plan Advisory Council. He currently sits on the Government Affairs Committee of the PCC and the Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Foundation Board of Directors. He also served as Chairman of the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Jay has been extremely active in political campaigns on the local, state and national levels.

Jay currently resides in Stratham with his wife, Kelly and two sons Grant and Adam.

Kelly Foss-Root, CRPC®, CRPS®, CMFC®

Financial Advisor

Kelly is an experienced professional who began her career as a financial adviser with Citigroup in 1999. She then moved to an Independent Advisory firm, Salem Advisory Group, in June of 2010 before joining Measured Wealth Private Client Group in November 2013.

Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Plymouth State University of New Hampshire, where she also participated as a collegiate athlete in field hockey and basketball. She then received her MS degree in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning based out of Denver, CO. She holds her FINRA Series 6, 63, 65 and 7 and is licensed in Health and Life Insurance in the State of Maine. Kelly has also earned the professional designations of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®), and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®). She believes trust to be the most important part of the client-advisor relationship, and is recognized for her commitment to serving her clients.

Kelly was born and raised in Southern Maine and currently resides in Saco, ME with her husband Chris and twin daughters, Avery and Savannah. Kelly enjoys time with her family, kayaking, golfing and traveling.

Richard Kesner

Managing Director Measured Wealth South

Richard L. Kesner is the managing director of Measured Wealth's Boca Raton office and has over 30 years of financial services experience. Having established The Commonwealth Group in 1991, he guided and grew the firm, serving families all over the country as well as providing expertise to several ERISA retirement plans. In 2014, he sold the organization to Measured Wealth and took the reins in his current role. Both firms share the same goal: to provide exceptional service and investment advice to clientele worldwide. They continue to build upon that foundation through referrals from other professionals and existing clients.

A graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism, Rich is a strong believer in education and continuous learning to stay on the cutting edge of knowledge in the field.

An avid golfer, basketball fan, and he enjoys following his favorite college football team - the University of Miami Hurricanes. He and his family are active in the community serving on various charity boards and investment committees of those organizations. Other interests include traveling and perusing a well written novel.

Lee Anne Foster

Director of Research - Measured Wealth South

Measured Wealth South's Director of Research, Lee Anne brings 25 years of experience to her work researching outside money managers, hedge funds and private equity firms.  After attending Jacksonville State University, she began her career as a 401(k) plan administrator with SouthTrust Bank and subsequently joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a financial advisor.  She later joined the Commonwealth Group in her current role and continues to help grow the firm through existing and new relationships following the acquisition by Measured Wealth. 

Lee Anne is an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan and also enjoys cooking, going to the beach and traveling.

Chris Stoner, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Chris brings more than ten years of experience in financial services to our team. Prior to joining Measured Wealth, he was a Regional Director with Columbia Threadneedle Investments, responsible for the relationship management of private client advisors in the New England area. He has also held sales and client service positions with Lee Munder Capital Group, Eaton Vance and Fidelity Investments. Chris earned the CFP (Certified Financial Planner(tm)) designation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Northern New England. He graduated from Union College in 2005.

Chris lives in Atkinson, NH with his wife Megan and infant son, William.