Christopher Mara Joins Salem Five Financial

May 2017

Salem, Mass., May 15, 2017 – Salem Five Financial announced today that Christopher Mara has joined its team as a vice president and registered investment advisor. Mara, who will be based at Salem Five’s North Andover office (530 Turnpike Street), will be available to work with individuals, families and businesses on financial strategies for lifetime income, retirement and legacy planning, and wealth preservation.

Mara, who has more than 20 years of experience, previously served as vice president and senior financial advisor for Santander Investment Services where he was recognized as a top performing financial advisor. Prior to that, he was an assistant vice president and financial consultant for BankBoston Investment Service.

“Chris has a wealth of investment knowledge and reputation for providing an outstanding, personalized customer experience,” said Sean Tesoro, president of Salem Five Financial. “This, coupled with his versatile background in both personal and business investment services, makes him an excellent addition to our growing team.”

Mara earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. He is also a designated Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant. He is a member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce and lives in North Reading, Mass. with his wife and two children.

Salem Five Bancorp is the parent bank holding company of Salem Five (, a mutual institution founded in 1855. Salem Five aims to make money less complicated and thereby make customers’ lives simpler and easier by offering sophisticated retail and commercial banking products, personalized service and innovative technology. Salem Five is one of the largest Massachusetts-headquartered banks with $5 billion in assets and 35 retail branches in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties and southern New Hampshire. Divisions include Salem Five Mortgage Company, which has financed more homes than any other Massachusetts bank; Salem Five Financial which offers financial and retirement income planning, portfolio review and money management; and Salem Five Insurance Agency, which provides personal and commercial insurance. Salem Five deposits are insured through the FDIC and DIF. Salem Five Mortgage Company’s NMLS # is 4662. Equal Housing Lender. Securities are offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Life insurance products are offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. Insurance and investment products are not FDIC insured, not bank guaranteed, may lose value, not a deposit, and not insured by any federal government agency.


James Nelson
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