Keith Lanton, MBA

President, Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc., and Percheron Asset Management Group

Keith Lanton is President of Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc. and President of the Percheron Asset Management Group subsidiaries Lantern Wealth Advisors LLC, and Lantern Insurance Brokerage, Inc. In 1993 Mr. Lanton co-founded our predecessor firm, Lantern Investments. Mr. Lanton has overseen the significant growth of Herold & Lantern Investments’ client assets to more than $4 billion in customer and tri-party assets. Keith is dedicated to client service and has strategically built our group of financial service affiliates to customize solutions that allow clients to achieve their financial goals. He has assembled an outstanding team of brokers and investment advisors specializing in growth and income; and has driven the firm’s effectiveness by leveraging smart technology. Mr. Lanton is frequently interviewed in financial publications and radio; and is a sought after panelist and speaker at investment events. Mr. Lanton received his BA in Economics from Emory University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also studied at the London School of Economics, and received his MBA in finance and accounting from Columbia University.


Larry Herold, CFA

Chief Operating Officer, Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc., and CEO, Percheron Asset Management Group

Larry Herold is Chief Operating Officer of Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc., CEO of Percheron Asset Management Group, and, since 1990, was President of Bernard Herold & Co., Inc., a FINRA registered broker-dealer. Mr. Herold is also President of SEC registered investment advisor, Herold Advisors, Inc., and Chairman of Herold Insurance Agency, Inc., both Percheron Asset Management Group subsidiaries. Mr. Herold is a registered financial representative with more than four decades of investment experience. He has served on the Specialty Firms Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. and was the former Board Secretary of Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn NY. Mr. Herold received his BS in Finance and Management from Lehigh University and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1990. He is also a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Wendy Lanton

Chief Compliance Officer, Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc., and Percheron Asset Management Group 

Wendy Lanton is Chief Compliance Officer of Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc. She is one of the founding principals of Lantern Investments, a FINRA registered broker-dealer, and Lantern Wealth Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor. Ms. Lanton has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Lanton was elected to the FINRA Board of Governors in August 2020. She served on the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Committee from December 2015 until August 2020, and was the committee chairperson in 2018. She currently serves on the Steering Committee for the firm’s clearing firm, Pershing.  Ms. Lanton has chaired multiple compliance forums for retail brokerage firms, and is a frequent panelist and speaker at FINRA & SEC Conferences.  She regularly leads industry discussions on topics such as Anti-Money Laundering, Top Regulatory Concerns, and Effective Risk Based Examinations, and, most recently, Resolutions Best Interest. In February 2016 Ms. Lanton served as a panelist representing small firms at the Cyber Security Conference. She is the author of numerous compliance-centric articles focusing on topics ranging from client suitability to cyber-security.

Ms. Lanton graduated from George Washington University with a major in International Finance. 

Daphne Jo Stasco, CPA

Chief Operations Officer/ Chief Compliance Officer, Lantern Wealth Advisors LLC, a Percheron Asset Management Group subsidiary

Ms. Stasco serves Lantern Wealth Advisors LLC as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Stasco brings more than 20 years of diverse corporate finance and operations knowledge to Lantern Wealth Advisors. Her previous responsibilities include positions as CFO, Director of Finance and Director of Compliance at companies such as The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Inc., Pergament Advisors, Sunnydale Farms, NYC Off-Track Betting, Kroll Associates, and the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA).

Ms. Stasco holds a BBA degree from Hofstra University and has maintained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license since 1970. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.

Vidur Raj Bhalla, MBA, CFA

 Senior Vice President - Investments, Financial Advisor

Vidur Bhalla, joined Bernard Herold & CO., Inc. in 1986 and has an extensive background and expertise in asset management providing portfolio management services to individuals, business entities, trusts, estates, pension and profit sharing plans, charitable organizations, foundations and other institutions.

He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and a General Securities Principal, and Registered Options Principal. Vidur currently serves as a Director of Mission For Vision (USA) Inc., which is a registered charity providing vision healthcare in developing countries.

Vidur graduated with a degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Bombay India, and received his MBA in Finance from the Lubin Graduate School of Business at Pace University in New York.


Mario J. Giammarco 

 Senior Vice President -Investments / Branch Manager

Mario J. Giammarco joined Bernard Herold & Co., Inc. in 1985 having previously worked at Merrill Lynch. His expertise includes comprehensive reviews of a client’s investment needs, based upon investment objectives and risk tolerance. He works with his clients to determine the optimum balance between equity, fixed income, mutual fund, and money market products to meet those needs.

Mario is past Chairman of the Staten Island Chamber Of Commerce, past President of the Staten Island Rotary Club and Director of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce.

Mario graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.

Francis Horneff

Vice President - Investments, Financial Advisor Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc.

Francis Horneff is an asset management specialist with years of experience in assisting individuals and business entitiesSince 1996 Francis has teamed with Henry Pacht.

Francis graduated from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Education.

Henry Pacht, MBA, MS

Vice President - Investments, Financial Advisor Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc.

Henry joined Bernard Herold & Co., Inc. in 1986. Henry has an extensive background in asset management.

Henry graduated from Hofstra University with a BS in Economics. Henry also received his MBA in Finance from Pace University, and MS in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Brad Harris

Director, Fixed Income Securities, Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc.

Brad Harris has been a municipal bond specialist since 1989. Brad joined Lantern Investments as well as Lantern Wealth Advisors in September of 2017. Prior to that, he was Vice President of his family’s firm, Douglas & Co. Municipals.

Brad has developed a broad base of individual and institutional customers, as well as excellent relationships with many broker dealers and other industry professionals nationwide. Since joining Lantern, Brad has expanded his business beyond municipal and government bonds to include all fixed income securities.

Brad received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College. He is currently the Treasurer of the Municipal Bond Club of New York and is active in several charities that serve the children of New York City.