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Our Story

BGA Financial was created through a culmination of years of financial services work by its founding partners, Mark W. Anthoine, Sr., Paul R. Buckley, Jr., and Stephen J. Carew.

Mark began his career in the financial services business in 1987. In 1989 he became an Owner/Partner at Healey & Associates and in 1995 he became President of Healey & Associates. He later created Anthoine Financial Group in 2009. 

Paul entered the financial services industry in 1986 when he co-founded The Buckley Financial Services of Portland, Inc. He later changed the name to The Buckley Group.

Steve began his career in the financial services business in 1994 with The Buckley Group. 

In 2012, Anthoine Financial Group merged with The Buckley Group to form BGA Financial. The resulting merger created an organization with more than 45 years of combined and dedicated service in the financial services arena. Through the merger, BGA continued to enhance its offered services in the areas of employee benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans, individual insurance planning and investment strategies.

In late 2013, BGA Financial was acquired by Cross Insurance. To better serve our growing and diverse clientele in the financial services areas of our practice. In 2017 we acquired the financial services division of BGA Financial back from Cross Insurance, and created BGA Advisors, Inc. This allowed us to continue to build the necessary infrastructure that would enable us to focus our attention on specific financial services areas of need for our clients, namely the areas of Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans, Investment Management, and Individual & Business Insurance planning.

The transition in 2017 also gave us the opportunity to continue an ongoing and strong relationship with Cross Benefit Solutions to enable us to further grow and support our Employee Benefits practice. 

Within all areas of our practice, our approach with our clients is simple:

  • Understanding Our Client Goals and Objectives
  • Providing Our Clients with Innovative Strategies
  • Providing Our Clients with an overall commitment to superior client service


Over the years, the high level of satisfaction among our clients is how we have distinguished ourselves in an industry where understanding clients' individual needs, providing innovative strategies and committing to superior customer service is of the utmost importance. We recognize that our commitment to you, our customer must be demonstrated, not just promised.

We look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities to you, your key advisors, and your employees.

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