How We Work

How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we strive to help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Christopher Gavin CFP®, CRPC®, CMFC® -  President & Lead Advisor

(203) 288-2990

Chris is the Founder & Lead Advisor of Squareknot Advisory Partners. Chris’s daily focus is the development and delivery of his firm’s advisory relationships and a world class service experience to every client.


Chris began his career with the broker dealer Waddell & Reed in 2003, starting his own practice directly out of college. Chris’s client centric focus emphasizing on the financial planning process and providing a robust service engagement has earned him several industry and firm level awards during his career. Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors was sold to longtime independent channel leader, LPL Financial in 2021. Chris continues to provide senior leadership with strategy and platform advice as they evolve and develop Squareknot's client facing capabilities.


During his day-to-day work with clients Chris and his team work closely to define their goals & objectives, gather thoughtful data to analyze and, finally, present clients with carefully outlined strategies. These individualized plans are continually reviewed over time to help keep clients on course. Chris and the team strive to deliver a robust client experience throughout the year, at the core of which lies regular, meaningful communication on all fronts.


Chris has held the coveted Certified Financial Planner certification since 2007 and also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (conferred by College for Financial Planning) and Chartered Mutual Fund Consultant designations. His commitment to maintaining the highest levels of expertise is embodied by his participation in ongoing professional education and training.


Chris loves spending time with his son Jake and enjoys playing an active role in Jake’s activities such as coaching his sports teams and helping his Cub Scout pack.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, mostly to his camp in the northwest mountains of Maine, enjoying the outdoors in all formats, and working on his private pilot’s license.





Kevin Gargano, LPL Finanical Advisor

(203) 288-2990 ext 105

(475) 766-8210

Kevin has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry for 17 years. He started his career at Waddell & Reed as a Financial Advisor and has spent the most recent 15 years at Prudential Financial and Raymond James Financial Services. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of the financial planning process, that will make him an invaluable partner to the firm and our clients. Kevin is a licensed LPL Financial Advisor who strives in helping people pursue their goals.


Kevin grew up in Branford and now resides in North Branford. He graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He is engaged to his fiancé Jennifer whom he has known since high school and is set to wed in the Spring of 2022.

Outside of work Kevin and Jennifer spend their time enjoying the outdoors and all that northern New England has to offer, from hiking to skiing, snowmobiling, and boating. They also enjoy spending time with their 3 young nephews.

Kevin is excited to be a part of the Squareknot team and looks forward to assisting you alongside me, Anne & Stephanie!

Anne Miracle- Lead Client Experience Coordinator

203-288-2990 x102

Anne has worked in the personal financial services industry for over 20 years. Six of these years have been alongside Chris and his growing practice. Anne’s focus on excellent client service and responsiveness to their needs mirrors the values of SquareKnot Advisory Partners. She has developed strong relationships with clients over the years and is an integral part of the SquareKnot team.

Prior to working in financial services, Anne had a career in group insurance, working for three of the largest insurers in the country as an underwriter and account manager. During every stage of her professional career, Anne has remained focused on clients and delivery of quality products and experience.

Anne lives with her family on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline. She serves as Co-Chair of Pilgrim Fellowship, a non-denominational teen service group. She also regularly volunteers in her local community. Anne and her husband Steve, enjoy time spent with friends & family and on their boat. They are preparing for an empty nest, as their son Carter prepares to graduate from high school.