Contact Information for the MainStay Investments RIA Team

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  • Scott Thies, Senior Vice President,
    External Advisor Consultant


    Mr. Thies has over two decades of investment experience and joined MainStay Investments in 2001. Since 2005, Scott has been an external consultant working with RIAs, private banks, and trust companies. Before joining MainStay, Scott was at AXA Advisors, after working as a Financial Advisor with John Hancock. Scott earned a BS in finance from Quinnipiac University and holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

  • Greg Zipoli, Senior Vice President,
    External Advisor Consultant


    Mr. Zipoli came to Mainstay Investments’ Institutional Intermediary Business in August of 2015 to build out its Institutional presence in the Midwest. He brings over two decades’ experience working with fiduciaries including large RIAs, single family offices, and consultants. Prior to Mainstay, Greg was with Cedar Capital and since 1997, has worked exclusively with RIAs, fiduciaries, and other intermediaries at organizations such as Fidelity Investments, State Street Global Advisors, and Pershing Advisor Solutions. Greg lives in Chicago, received his BS from Ithaca College, and holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses.

  • Tom Entwistle,
    Relationship Manager


    Mr. Entwistle joined New York Life/MainStay Investments in 2011 as an Internal Investment Consultant covering Independent Financial Advisors before joining the Institutional Intermediary Channel in April, 2014. He began his career as a Financial Advisor with Wealth Advisory Group in 2010. Mr. Entwistle earned a B.S. in Finance with a Minor in Economics from The University of Hartford.

  • John Dolan
    External Advisor Consultant


    Mr. Dolan is a sales professional with experience in various investment solutions currently specializing in Alternative Exchange Traded Funds at IndexIQ by New York Life Investments. As a financial services wholesaler, John has experience both on the Active and Passive side of investment solutions. As a financial advisor, John has had experience in both wirehouse and bank environments. He has been in the financial industry for just over 20 years with a wide array of experience from advising the retail client to the financial advisor.