Our Associates


Kristen Domiano

Registered Client Service Associate

Phone: 631-979-6000 
Fax: 631-979-6023 

Kristen has worked in the financial industry since 2001.  Kristen joined Branch Financial Services, Inc. in early 2015 as a Registered Service Associate.  Her many years of experience working alongside successful financial advisors with high net worth clients made her a perfect fit at Branch Financial Services, Inc.  She maintains a calm demeanor before and after regular office hours and no matter the workload, she exudes professionalism and cheerfulness.  For these reasons, she is often complimented by our clients and her fellow colleagues.  Kristen manages her position by successfully balancing the needs of clients with our firm's policies and procedures.

Kristen holds series 7 and series 63 securities registrations and her formal education includes the State University of New York at Oneonta.  Kristen is a registered representative of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.

Kristen and her husband, Michael, reside in Sound Beach with their daughters, Emma and Madison.  Kristen has volunteered for the American Heart Association and avidly supports local causes like Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

When not at work, her favorite pastimes include boating and tennis.  


Stephanie Gress

Client Services

Phone: 631-979-6000 
Fax: 631-979-6023 

Stephanie joined Branch Financial Services, Inc. in early 2020 as a Service Associate. She recently returned to the financial industry to re-join Harlan's practice after a successful career as a museum curator and grant writer. Stephanie was Harlan's first full-time associate in the early days of his financial practice, so this is a joyful homecoming for her.

She is not only happy to return to Branch Financial Services, Inc. but to the exciting world of finance. Stephanie truly enjoys every aspect of working to help our clients achieve success and welcomes the challenges that come with her position.

Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she also received the departmental “Award for Academic Excellence” and a Stony Brook Foundation Scholarship. Stephanie went on to earn her master's degree at Stony Brook as well.

Stephanie and her husband Michael reside in the village of Head of the Harbor where Stephanie has been a member of the village Planning Board since 2015. She has also served as a board member for Gallery North in Setauket since 2015. Stephanie and Michael are supporters of many local arts organizations including Gallery North and the Museums at Stony Brook.

Stephanie's passion for the arts and history is inspired by her surroundings as a life-long resident of historic Saint James, New York. Stephanie became the published author of a local history book with her June 2015 publication for Arcadia Press: “Eagle's Nest: The William K. Vanderbilt II Estate.”