About Us

Founded in 1999 Cornerstone (CIS) is unique among money managers in that we have our own research analyst on staff. Founder and Chief Investment Strategist, John Riley, is also a Registered Research Analyst. This distinction ensures that CIS investment strategies are based on our own market research. We are not dependent on outside market research as many investment advisors are.

Even though CIS has its own research analyst, we still utilize the services of many premier research sources from providers, as diverse as institutional firms like MarketEdge, S&P Capital IQ, and Argus, to data sources, such as Interactive Data, Decision Economics, BondTraderPro, the St Louis Fed and Morningstar, to summary sources, such as Zacks, Hoover’s and Bloomberg, among others. We don’t have to rely on just one provider for information ensuring that we have the clearest picture of the current economic environment possible.


Kara Kelleter
Providence Branch Office Manager
The Providence office manager, Kara Kelleter, was named one of the Top 100 Branch Managers nationwide by On Wall Street Magazine in 2007. Kara has spent the last 22 years helping investors with the administration and operations of their portfolios. Kara personally supervises all compliance and operations in New England. Her skill and experience are invaluable at Cornerstone.

Desiree Dube
Providence Administrative Assistant
She handles the day to day contact with clients regarding all administrative issues.