Our Team

richard eller bio

Our Team of Federal employee benefits experts are committed to helping and educating you on the important decisions affecting your financial future and retirement. Richard Eller is the President and Founder of The Federal Retirement Benefits Center. He works with a team of Federal employee benefits experts that are committed to helping educate you on the most important decisions affecting your financial future and retirement income. Since 1984, Mr. Eller has specialized in the retirement income planning area. Rich and his Team have years of service, and combined with specialized Federal Benefits training and experience with numerous Federal employees, can provide a retirement income plan that fits your specific needs. He comes from a family of military personnel, VA medical services and a history of working with Federal Government employees.

Mr. Eller helps conservative retirement focused employees maximize their Federal benefits into a cohesive blueprint. He graduated from the University of Rochester and successfully completed the graduate financial planning program at Fairfield University. He began his career in corporate banking at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Bank in New York City. Later, he specialized in advising Federal and State employees in prudent financial planning for a more secure retirement.

Mr. Eller often speaks to the public and was interviewed on radio and television. His popular retirement income planning workshops have been held in many locations. Rich was the host for a well-known radio financial program which aired in New York and Connecticut. He wrote a monthly newspaper column and authored other articles on planning and saving for retirement income, as well as working to reduce taxes during retirement.

The primary reason Rich works as an educator and independent retirement planning specialist is to have the freedom and ability to focus solely on Federal employee relationships without any potential conflicts of interest. That is the Fiduciary standard he follows in helping you. Mr. Eller is an Investment Advisor Representative of Spire Wealth Management, LLC an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

Alicia Gao

Ms. Alicia Gao is a Portfolio Investment and Research Analyst at Blueprint Financial Group. Prior to joining Blueprint, she was an Investment Consultant at CITIC Securities which is a premier investment bank in China.

Ms. Gao holds an MS in Financial Risk Management from University of Connecticut, a BS in Global Business from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a BS in Finance from Nanjing Agricultural University.

During her free time, Alicia likes traveling, hiking outdoors and cooking.

Gabriella Borges

Ms. Gabriella Borges is Director, Client Support Services at Blueprint Financial Group where she oversees all new and existing client management functions. Gabriella has worked for Wells Fargo and most recently, Morgan Stanley.

Gabriella graduated with a degree in Financial Investments and Markets from Western Connecticut State University. She enjoys volunteering with Junior Achievement and teaching the younger generation about saving money. During her free time, she enjoys going to the gym and spending time outdoors with her dog.

Miriame Clement

Ms. Miriame Clement is a client support and administrative specialist for Blueprint Financial Group. She is Haitian American and currently attends Manhattanville College completing her Master’s Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management. Previously, Miriame was a client support specialist for a top tier commercial real estate investment and management company.

In her spare time, Miriame likes to cook, practice Yoga, go bike riding and play with her pet Corgi.