Tara McCarten joined the River’s Edge team in 2022 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), where she uses her extensive experience to improve operational efficiencies and ensure that the River’s Edge business goals remain aligned with clients’ needs. She brings three decades of industry experience to the team and prior to joining River’s Edge served as Managing Director, and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), for The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).
During her years on Wall Street, she gained progressive experience across the financial industry, including roles at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, the COO of MONY Securities, and eventually Managing Director and CAO for Pershing’s Managed Investments, Lockwood Advisors (RIA), Albridge Solutions and BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing and Digital business line. In addition to her years of leadership, Tara also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from St. Joseph’s University (PA) and holds FINRA Brokerage License Series 7, 8, 24, 63, and 99 with LPL Financial. She has been the recipient of multiple prestigious industry awards recognizing her achievements as an individual and success as a leader.
"Pay yourself first"
Outside the office, Tara enjoys cycling along the shore, walking “the boards” and playing golf whenever the weather allows. She is an active member of her family book club and loves to play word games like Scrabble and Wordle. Tara currently resides in Spring Lake, New Jersey with her husband and life partner of 25 years, Bill, and greatly values the time she can spend with her family and friends, especially her grandniece, Rose. Financial Literacy is a passion of Tara’s, making it accessible to all, in every stage of their financial journey.