Our People

We aim to be the key trusted financial advisor for our clients.

To do this, we work to deeply understand each person’s individual goals and desires. As financial advisor we help our clients make smart financial decisions, gain confidence, and create a secure financial future, as we work to educate our clients so they understand all aspects of their financial lives.

Maura Griffin

Maura Griffin, CFP®, MBA, is founder and CEO of Blue Spark Capital Advisors. She has held a number of positions in the financial industry over the past 20 years, including UBS Equities Research, Citigroup Private Bank, and The Capital Group Companies. Before that, she was a journalist, and a founder of the Globe Bookstore & Coffeehouse in Prague, Czech Republic.

Maura is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has signed the “Fiduciary Oath” to uphold the firm’s fiduciary standards. In addition to the CFP® she also is a CDFA™, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Literature and earned her M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University. Maura splits her time between our Manhattan office on Madison Ave + 26th St. and our Lenox, Mass., office, and she has a son in college.
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Matt Carey Blue SparkMatt Carey, CDFA®, MBA, is an investment advisor with Blue Spark, specializing in divorce planning. Matt’s  clients, especially women going through divorce, praise his calm demeanor and astute understanding of their often-difficult situations. Matt also works with many couples preparing for retirement together.

Matt is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Previously, Matt was President of Global Risk Jobs; he also spent 15 years in investment banking, with Bank of America Securities and ABN AMRO. Matt also serves as Director of Financial Market Studies at Iona’s Hagan School of Business. Matt graduated from Georgetown with a B.A. in History and earned an M.B.A. in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. He lives in Pelham, N.Y., with his wife and three boys.
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Jill Stern works with our back-offices for both New York and Massachusetts. Jill is dedicated to helping Maura Griffin and Matt Carey support their clients.

Jill graduated from University of Michigan with a major in Communications, and she is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of senior-level experience in management. She has also started several of her own ventures, from idea conception to national distribution, and works through her company called Jilarious LLC.  Jill lives in New York City and has two children who both just graduated from college.
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DeenaDeena Maerowitz, J.D., M.S.W., is a trusted independent college admissions counselor. Blue Spark clients and their children often work hand-in-hand with Deena, who believes that the college search should focus on each student’s strengths and on finding schools where students will learn, grow, and thrive.

Deena earned her B.A. at Mount Holyoke College, her law degree at the University of Connecticut’s School of Law, and her social work M.A. in Policy and Planning also at Connecticut. She lives in Ridgefield, Conn., with her husband and daughter.
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Blue Spark Capital Advisors

We're a fee-only Registered Investment Advisory and financial planning firm based in New York City and the Berkshires.

We specialize in working with women after divorce, death of a spouse, or other life transitions such as retirement or job change. We provide financial planning and investment management services.

We believe in a holistic approach. Movement in each piece of your financial plan impacts the others, so we consider your entire picture.

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41 Madison Avenue (40th Floor)
New York, N.Y. 10010
(212) 537-3899

93 Church Street
Lenox, Mass. 01240
(413) 551-4445

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