Our Team

Our team is here to serve the financial needs of you and your family.  Our goal is to provide you with only the best service, and we look forward to building a long-lasting relationship.




Binnie S. Footer (first row, second from left) on the podium of the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of Janney's 175th Anniversary on June 7, 2007.





The Footer Financial Group is supported by a team of wealth management specialists and investment strategists.  They are based out of Janney Montgomery Scott's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.  Their expertise in their respective fields allows us to offer superior service, products and information to our clients.

Mark D. Luschini
Chief Investment Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Managing Director, Janney Capital Management

Mark Luschini serves as the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, leading the Investment Strategy Group. In that capacity Mark is responsible for establishing the firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies best suited to satisfy the goals and objectives of individual and institutional clients. He also establishes the firm’s asset allocation models used for portfolio construction and financial planning.

He is a member of the Janney Wealth Management Department’s Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Committees. In Janney Capital Management, Mark chairs the Investment Committee which sets asset class and sector policy and directly participates in managing the equity, fixed income and asset allocation strategies under its advisory.

Mr. Luschini has spent more than twenty five years in the investment industry interfacing with both current and prospective clients. He utilizes that experience to speak on topics related to investment planning and asset management at seminars and conferences. His comments and written articles have been circulated in numerous publications ranging from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer to the New York Times, Barron’s, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has appeared in various media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, CNN and PBS’s Nightly Business Report. He is a Trustee for Janney Montgomery Scott’s Pension & Profit Sharing Plan.


Alan Schankel
Managing Director
Head of Fixed Income Research & Strategy

Alan Schankel is the Head of Fixed Income Research & Strategy and serves on the Firm Management Committee.  He has 40 years of industry experience, including 20 at Janney.  Mr. Schankel's career includes management roles in municipal underwriting and trading at two other regional firms as well as ownership of a specialty municipal bond boutique.  He is active in a variety of industry groups, has served on the FINRA Fixed Income Committee and is active as a regular arbitrator for the FINRA.

Mr. Schankel is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Past President of both the Bond Club of Philadelphia and the Municipal Bond Club of Philadelphia.



Michael Repak , JD, CPA, LL.M.
VP, Senior Estate Planner

Michael Repak is an attorney and a CPA who specializes in Estate and Tax Planning and currently serves as a Senior Estate Planner with Janney’s High Net Worth Planning Group, part of the Firm’s Wealth Planning Department.

He has over 25 years of professional experience and, prior to joining Janney, managed his own law practice in Yardley, PA which concentrated in the areas of elder law and estate planning. He has also served as a Senior Tax Manager with KPMG and with Arthur Andersen. He has been an adjunct professor with the MBA program at Temple University.

Mr. Repak is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law as well as the Graduate Tax Law Program at the New York University School of Law.


Kim Beil
Vice President / Director, Managed and Insured Solutions Group

Kim Beil serves as Director of the Managed and Insured Solutions Group in Janney Montgomery Scott's Wealth Management department.  Ms. Beil oversees the daily activities of the Managed Account and Mutual Fund Consultants.  Additionally, in this role she is responsible for providing advisory platform education, investment solutions and recommendations for advisory strategies as well as mutual funds.

A graduate of Drexel University, Ms. Beil holds a B.S. in business administration, and has over 12 years of financial services industry experience at Janney.  Active not only in the industry and with her Firm, Ms. Beil is also active in the community.  At Janney, she is a member of Janney's Women's Interactive Network (WIN) currently serving on the Recruiting and Community Relations Committee.  She is also a founding member of Girls on the Run Philadelphia, and is currently serving on the Board.  Girls on the Run is a non-profit program that encourages preteen girls to develop self respect and healthy lifestyles through running.  In her spare time, Ms. Beil enjoys running and challenging herself in half-marathons and marathons.