John K. Sargent, Jr., CFA
President and Managing Director

Investment experience since 1990

John joined Middleton & Company in 1993 and has responsibilities in both portfolio management and investment research. He enjoys working with families and institutions to help them articulate their long-term objectives and construct an investment portfolio to address their specific financial and broader investment goals. John works as a member of the Investment Committee to support the firm’s investment strategy, generate new investment ideas, and has helped to develop the firm’s venture/private equity offerings.

John graduated magna cum laude in Economics from Princeton University. He is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society Boston, the CFA Institute and the Boston Economic Club.

Prior to joining Middleton, he spent several years at Corporate Decisions, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the development of profitable growth strategies for large, multinational clients.

John is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the South Shore Christian Academy, and has served in numerous capacities at his church and with youth activities.

John can be reached at

Alice K. Walsh, CFP
Chairman of the Board and Managing Director

Investment experience since 1978

Ali came to Middleton & Company in 1995 from her own financial consulting company, where she worked with corporate, government, and individual clients. She has more than 38 years of experience in the field of personal investment counseling. Prior to her own firm, Ali was a Trust Officer at Bank of Boston for 10 years. A Certified Financial Planner, Ali holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Financial Planning Association, the CFA Society Boston, and the CFA Institute.

Ali can be reached at

Maria McCormack, CFA
Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director 

Investment experience since 1985

Maria manages investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts, and charitable institutions. As Chief Compliance Officer, she oversees the firm’s policies and procedures to ensure adherence with the Investment Advisors Act. Maria is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Middleton & Company, Maria worked at David L. Babson & Company and Boston Trust and Investment Management Company in various roles including portfolio manager, equity analyst, economic researcher and securities trader. She earned her B.A. in Economics at Boston College and her M.B.A. from Boston University. Maria is a CFA® charterholder and is a member of the CFA Society Boston, the CFA Institute, and the Boston Economic Club.  She is also a manager of the Boston Port and Seamen’s Aid Society.

Maria can be reached at

Eric N. Gutterson, CFA
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director

Investment experience since 1984

Eric joined Middleton in 2010 and has portfolio management responsibility for individuals, families and foundations. He is a member of the Investment Committee and serves as the firm’s equity analyst for the Energy Sector. Eric holds a B. A. from Middlebury College and is a CFA® charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Society Boston, the CFA Institute, and the Boston Economic Club.

Prior to joining Middleton, Eric was a Senior Portfolio Manager for BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management where he also managed portfolios for individuals, families and foundations. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Westwood Public Library and currently serves as Treasurer of Redeemer Community Church.

Eric can be reached at

Robert Bruch, Jr., CFA
Director of Research and Portfolio Manager

Investment experience since 2008

Rob  joined the firm at the beginning of 2013 as an equity research analyst and is responsible for the Consumer Discretionary, Industrial and Healthcare sectors. As Director of Research, he is also responsible for overseeing the research efforts in all of the sectors, and he has helped introduce tools to aid in stock selection and portfolio management.

Prior to Middleton & Company, Rob was a senior associate for a firm in Connecticut, advising clients in the chemical industry on M&A transactions and investing for the firm. Rob graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society Boston.

Rob can be reached at

Donna M. Scotti, MBA

Donna joined Middleton & Company in the Summer of 2017 having spent twenty-eight years as a wealth and portfolio manager at both large private banking institutions – BNY Mellon and Bank of America – and small boutique investment and fiduciary firms – Boston Financial Management and Winslow Wealth Management. Donna works with families and estates, individuals, foundations and endowments, specializing in the management of trusts and compensation plans. Donna graduated from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management with both undergraduate and graduate degrees with a concentration in accounting and finance.

Donna can be reached at