Janet W. Mercadante
Senior Vice President-Investments
A 30-year veteran of the securities industry, Janet works closely with her clients and is committed to their financial success. Janet started her financial career in 1990 at IDS Financial Services (now Ameriprise Financial, Inc.). Prior to joining Davenport, she worked for Truist, formerly BB&T Securities, for four years, at Wells Fargo Clearing Services for 14 years, and Prudential Securities for five years.
Janet graduated with a B.A. in Economics and French from the University of Rochester. She is Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is licensed to offer insurance and annuity products.
Janet has been a guest lecturer in personal finance at both Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University. She has served as a speaker and panelist at Senator Mark Warner’s Virginia Women’s Conference. As an active member of the community, Janet serves on the board of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, and on their Women’s Cabinet. She also currently serves as the Board Chair for Girls on the Run Hampton Roads.
Janet and her husband, Rick, live in Virginia Beach and have two adult children. In her free time, she enjoys being active in the community, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and traveling with her family.
Benjamin W. Riggan
Senior Vice President-Investments
Ben has 18 years of experience in finance and 10 years in the securities industry. Prior to joining Davenport, he worked at Truist, formerly BB&T Securities, for eight years, and LPL Financial for one year. Before becoming a Financial Advisor, Ben worked as a Financial Analyst with Vail Resorts in Breckenridge, CO, and was an acquisitions analyst with Winston Hotels, a real estate investment trust based in Raleigh, NC.
Ben earned a Bachelor’s in Finance from East Carolina University. He is Series 7 and 66 registered with FINRA and is licensed to offer insurance and annuity products. He and his wife, Emily, have two sons and live in Virginia Beach. In his free time, Ben enjoys traveling, backpacking, downhill skiing, golf, and spending time with his family.
Barbara S. Huth
Registered Client Service Associate
A native of Pittsburgh, Barbara moved to the Tidewater area in January 2015. She decided to pursue a career in the financial services industry in 2003 after a 23-year career with United Parcel Service as a sales manager. Barbara focuses on providing excellent client service, developing long-term relationships, and providing operational and administrative support to the Mercadante Riggan Wealth Management team.
Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree from LaRoche University in 1999. She resides in Virginia Beach and enjoys kayaking in the Chesapeake in her spare time. She has one daughter, Megan, who is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mercadante Riggan Wealth Management is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to offer securities services to clients who reside in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Janet Mercadante and Benjamin Riggan are licensed to offer insurance and annuity products to clients in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia.