Meet our Team

Robin S. Weingast, Owner and President

Robin S. Weingast is president of Robin S. Weingast and Associates, Inc., an employee benefit consulting firm established in 1982. For almost 40 years, Robin S. Weingast & Associates, Inc.’s qualified plan administrators, pension attorneys, enrolled actuaries and certified pension consultants have been fulfilling her vision of providing best-in-class service to over 2,000 industry-diverse clients nationally.

Robin is committed to the research, development and the perpetuation of tax- favored, innovative benefit programs as powerful financial planning tools for businesses. Her years of experience ensure that the most creative benefit program, uniquely tailored to the needs and objectives of an employer, its owners and employees will be presented.

Widely regarded as a thought leader in qualified pension and non-qualified plans, business and estate plans and life insurance, Robin has published several articles, and travels around the country to speak at industry conferences and events.

 

Robin’s multitude of professional designations include being an associate of the ASPPA College of Pension Actuaries (ACOPA), formerly known as the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), while maintaining
esteemed membership in several organizations such as the National and Women’s Life Underwriters (NALU and WLUC), Top of the Table, and the International Association of Financial Planners (IAFP).

Our cross-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals will work closely with your company’s financial and tax specialists, as well as other experts you may have, to design, install, and administer an array of employee-related benefit programs.

Michael Connor

Senior member, RSW Pension Administration team.

Michael Connor's 33 years of experience (half of which has been at RSW & Associates, Inc) has exposed him to all types of plan design from 401(k) profit sharing plans to traditional and cash balanced defined benefit plans.

His strengths include his analytical abilities, his ability to communicate the various complexities that can sometimes be associated with pension plans, and his work troubleshooting trust accounting issues.


Outside of work, Michael feeds a passion for all kinds of music from Classic Rock to Blues and Jazz and even the sometimes dreaded other two kinds of music, Country AND Western by collecting music in its many forms (vinyl, CDs and digital) and attending many concerts, particularly in the summer months.

Stephanie Duren

Defined Contribution Consultant

Stephanie Duren has over 25 years of experience as a Defined Contribution Consultant. She has specialized in all aspects of 401 (k) and Profit Sharing plan administration, including calculating contributions, trust accounting, nondiscrimination testing and government filings such as Forms 5500, 5330, 1099-R and Form 8955-SSA.  

 

Stephanie works closely with Plan Sponsors, Record Keepers, and Auditors to ensure plan compliance. Prior to working at Robin Weingast and Associates she was employed by Associated Pension Consultants and Coopers & Lybrand.

 

When she’s not working, Stephanie loves spending time with her family, and can often be found watching her boys play soccer. 

John Garigliano

Actuary

Mr. Garigliano has been a Consulting Actuary for over 30 years in the pension sector, including the design of qualified defined benefit and cash balance pension plans.  He has an interesting and varied background including a nine-year stint as an options trader and owner of a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He has extensive knowledge in pension law and is an excellent communicator of actuarial concepts and solutions.

Mr. Garigliano is an Enrolled Actuary and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries..  He graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Economics.

Marilyn Nieves

Enrollments, distributions, and payroll contribution specialist

Marilyn Nieves has been with our Company for 15 years. She is our bilingual employee, who offers client support for Spanish speaking participants who call in with their questions and concerns.

 

Marilyn specializes in enrollments, distributions and ongoing payroll contribution submissions. She is a supportive team player who also provides administrative assistance to Robin S. Weingast and senior level employees.

In her free time, she is cheering on her MVP, her son, during his busy competitive sports schedule.

Thomas Quinn

Accredited Pension Administrator

Tom holds the Accredited Pension Administrator designation and has over 15 years of experience as a client liaison managing compliance, regulatory, and fiduciary responsibilities.

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100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard Suite # 507
Garden City, NY 11530 

516.794.1450 • rsw@rswtpa.com

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