Our focus

"Rags to riches to rags in three generations?" You have something more in mind.

We put your wealth to work for you and your family, and keep it working for generations to come.

High Net Worth Individuals

Consistently ranked one of the top 50 wealth managers in the nation, the Beringer Group offers access to a world class network of opportunities, relationships and strategies not available to most investors. Our inside knowledge of asset protection and alternative investments, combined with advanced reporting capabilities and unequaled due diligence, enable us to give clients a clearer picture of what is, and what is possible, than any other advisory firm.

Affluent Family Enterprises

It’s not a good idea to be the last one selling buggy whips. The business that initially generates wealth for a family may only be one piece of a much larger legacy. The most successful families, over the long term, are those who learn to stay on top of trends and create an “enterprise” that nurtures a diverse panopoly of profitable and charitable ventures. The Beringer Group is adept at optimizing these enterprises and imparting the values, strategies and skills that help them succeed.

Privately Owned Businesses

Many business owners spend decades building a successful business and then unnecessarily lose millions of dollars in a few crucial moments in the business life cycle. Keeping a company and transferring it to the next generation requires very different planning than selling it to a third party. Not planning for either puts you in a position where outside forces dictate your future. The Beringer Group can help you to prepare now to be in a position to profit when it matters most.

About Us

Many people do pieces of what we do. We are one of the few who bring it all together.
We help our clients do better for their family, their employees, and their community.

The Beringer Group is a privately held independent advisory firm. We have been working with the owners of substantial privately-held businesses and the heads of affluent family enterprises since 1979.

We have helped our clients make some of the most difficult decisions of their lives. Our strategic succession planning, investment services, tax mitigation expertise and access to exclusive private equity networks has helped us provide clients with innovative, objective, and contemporary solutions to a large number of critical issues.

In the process, we have helped them avoid catastrophic tax consequences, given their businesses and endeavors new life, and provided for their families, their employees and their communities for generations to come.

  • Only 5% of inheritances survive 3 generations

    60% of inheritances disappear by the 2nd generation. 90% disappear by the third

  • Only 30% of family businesses survive two generations

    Only 3 percent of family businesses survive to the 3rd

  • 47% of business owners over 55 hope to sell in three years

    Only 10% of these have a legitimate exit strategy

  • only 38% of business owners implement their succession plans

    73% have not focussed on tax mitigation issues in their succession plans

Our Team

Our managing directors have an average of 25 plus years of experience in the markets we serve.
Theodore A. Beringer
Chief Executive Officer
Ted is a nationally-recognized financial advisor to some of the wealthiest families in the country. He was also the founder and Chairman of The Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd., a nationwide, full-service, financial services firm.
Christopher M. Beringer
Chris has extensive experience advising high net worth families establishing family offices and/or family investment companies, in regard to feasibility, design, staffing, transitioning and IT operations.
John R. Fye
Managing Director
John is the former Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing of The Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd. He has over 20 years of experience in business succession and transition planning with high-net-worth business owners.
Brad Standridge
Vice President
Brad is a former Investment Advisor Representative for an independent Broker/Dealer prior to joining the Beringer Group in 2007. His focus is on business development opportunities for middle-market business owners.
John R. McAlister II
Vice President
John began his financial career with CIGNA Financial Advisors over 25 years ago. In 2000 he co-founded an advisory firm, allowing him to focus his attention on complex family transitions. John sold his financial planning practice to his partners in 2012 in order to become part of TBG. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Linda L. Postorivo
Chief Investment Officer
Linda joined the Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd., in 1980. She has extensive experience in the middle-market, closely-held business sector with over twenty years devoted to the financial planning needs of business owners and their families.
Barry J. Levin
Managing Director
Barry is the former Senior Vice President & Senior Counsel of The Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd. A former Partner in two major law firms, he has extensive experience with middle-market business owners with a specialty in tax advantaged owner exits.
Managing Director
Jim served as Chairman of Mid-Atlantic Business Planning Services; Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development of Unisys Corporation (Sperry); CIO of US Airways; and owner and Chairman of Wilkada Packaging Corporation. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President
Joanne is the former Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd. She has over 25 years of direct experience in service to the financial needs of high net worth Family Offices and middle-market private business owners.
Christopher S. Hughes
Financial Operations Officer
Chris is a former Mid-Atlantic senior financial executive with over 20 years of direct financial consulting and operations management for business owners and family offices. He is a graduate of Rutgers University.
John W. Leighbody
Managing Director
Previously with Prudential-Bache and The Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd., John has been providing business owners with business transition, corporate development and liquidity options for over 25 years.
Diane Fye
Client Services Consultant
Diane joined the TBG team in 2012. Her focus is providing best-in-class, innovative services to our valued clients. She founded National Search Associates, Inc. in 1989 and has over 20 years experience as an executive recruiter.
Ellen C. Pierce
Operations Director
With over 20 years of service, Ellen oversees the day-to-day operations of The Beringer Group. She co-ordinates client support and internal communications. Ellen is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and is a chartered financial consultant.
Jeffrey Beringer
Online Marketing Specialist
Jeffrey has 15 years of publicity, event organization and online marketing experience, specializing in English and Spanish speaking markets throughout Latin America. He has worked in key markets in Mexico and the USA.
Donna Gasperone
Insurance Specialist
Tara Vanderheyden
Administrative Assistant

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