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The Foley Hillsley Group - Philadelphia, PA

The Foley Hillsley Group

Philadelphia Office
Phone: (215) 553-7821
Toll Free: (877) 792-3235
Fax: (215) 553-7832
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Two Logan Square
100 N. 18th Street, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Michael C. Foley

Senior Vice President
215 553 7822


Mike Foley began his investment career at Butcher & Singer in 1972. He left Wheat First Butcher Singer in 1989 as Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Equities, to join Pennsylvania Merchant Group LTD as Managing Director.


In 1992 he was Chief Executive Officer of Foley Mufson Howe & Company, a research and investment banking boutique. Through the asset purchase of FMH he became Senior Vice President and Director/Capital Markets of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. In 2001 he became Executive Vice President and Director of Janney’s Private Client Group, with responsibility for approximately 1000 Financial Consultants in 75 offices.


Mr. Foley happily relinquished that role in mid-2004 to partner with his oldest son, Pat, in service to the financial needs of individuals and corporations.


He has been a Director of public and private companies, in the US and the UK, and served as Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Securities Industry Association, President of the Bond Club of Philadelphia, and Governor of the Philadelphia Securities Association.


Mr. Foley has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.



Patrick M. Foley

Vice President
215 553 7821


Prior to joining Baird, Pat Foley spent eight years with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, following eight years with First Union Securities. He is a Registered Representative and holds State securities and insurance licenses. Mr. Foley is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, earned through several years of study and rigorous testing in the fields of insurance, tax, investment, retirement, and estate planning. Mr. Foley’s work toward the CFP® certification is indicative of his commitment to ongoing education in the field of investment planning, as well as his dedication to maintaining the highest standard of service to his clients.


Patrick also holds the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). QPFC is the professional credential for experienced financial professionals who sell, advise, market or support qualified retirement plans. The QPFC program provides an understanding of general retirement planning concepts, terminology, distinctive features of qualified plans and the role of retirement plan professionals. Mr. Foley graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.


Patrick is very active in his community. He is a former President of the Whitpain Recreation Association, and currently serves the organization as a Board Member and coordinator of capital projects. He is also a member of the Board of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Whitpain Township Parks & Open Space Committee.  Pat conceived of the music festival and bone marrow drive aspects of the annual Whitpain Community Festival, and serves on the organizing committee for the event.  


Current Articles by Patrick Foley, CFP®, QPFC:

"The Foley Guide to 401(k) Investing"

Pat offers plain language answers to the most common question in the world of investing, "how should I invest my 401(k)?" Along the way he borrows from the wit and wisdom of investment legend Warren Buffet. (Read more.)



Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirement.

Kristin Hillsley
Kristin Hillsley

Financial Advisor 



Prior to joining Baird in 2015 Kristin gained 10 years of experience at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. Kristin is a valued resource for her clients and community on investing and financial planning and she has a commitment to serving female investors and professional athletes. 


Over the years Kristin has presented as a keynote speaker, appeared in media segments and publications discussing the importance of investing and strategies specific for women. In 2014, she was a keynote speaker at the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau Educational Workshop, called "Improve Your Financial Outlook." Kristin has also appeared on Comcast Newsmakers Women's Expo segment, discussing how important it is for women to give back and mentor other women. Since 2011, she has spoken annually at the Womenomics Forum presented by the Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission. Her articles on investment strategies for women have also been published in the Main Line Media Newspapers and she is a chair of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Women's Resource Council. Additionally she is an appointed Registered Player Financial Advisor with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). 


Kristin graduated magna cum laude from Temple University's Fox School of Business with a master's in business administration (MBA) concentrating in finance. Kristin earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, where she rowed on the women's crew team. 

Janet Kelly
Janet Kelly

Registered Client Relationship Specialist
215 553 7829


The Foley Hillsley Group is fortunate to have been long supported by Janet Kelly. Janet is a Registered Representative, and calls upon extensive experience in the operational side of the securities industry. She is especially skilled with corporate executive services, such as option exercises, including 10b5-1 plans, and restricted stock transactions, as well as trust & estate accounts. 

Pat and Mike are very proud that in 2014 Janet was honored at Baird’s Annual Meeting as one of only two recipients of the Client Relationship Associate All Star Award. It is a firm wide recognition of her continuous commitment to providing great outcomes for Foley Group clients.











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