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Lou Galletto

Lou Galletto

Head of Investment Planning

Lou Galletto, Jr. began his finance career upon graduating from Marietta College in Ohio. He headed to Wall Street in New York where he worked as a retail broker for Shearson Lehman before joining OppenheimerFunds as a Vice President in 1989. He remained with Oppenheimer through 2003 and joined The Pelora Group in January 2004. Lou has been instrumental in building the Wealth Management Department at The Pelora Group, supporting over 100 financial professionals in the Carolinas with his experienced team.

Lou’s expertise in Investment and Financial Services expands through Private Wealth Management, Corporate Retirement Planning, Retirement Income Distribution Planning, and Financial Planning. Lou and his team are devoted to analysis, due diligence, ongoing review, and providing the most appropriate investment solutions for our advisors to bring back to their clients. Lou and his team bring a breadth of experience while working with advisors and their clients’ investment strategies. Lou takes the time to understand each client’s needs and goals while he reviews their current portfolio. Then, he works closely with the advisor to design a strategy that fits into their overall approach.


Lou has appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal and Charlotte Observer on a number of occasions where the topics have ranged from Personal Financial Planning to establishing and maintaining Retirement Plans for businesses. Lou is a frequent presenter throughout the Carolinas at the request of many HF Financial Advisors.


Lou moved to Charlotte in 1993, he has four children. He has dedicated his community service to sports ministries, support group facilitation, and high school group leadership through the ministry team at Calvary Church in Charlotte.