Meet our Team


Judy Tengler

Judy Tengler is passionate about creating a personal connection with her clients. Judy started in the insurance industry is 1986. This year's President's Roundtable, the first in her career, marks her 20th ACE qualification (Achieving Client Excellence, one of the highest honors that Signator bestows on financial professionals with their national network). She was inducted into John Hancock’s Hall of Fame in 2010. Judy credits her success to the great support staff she has surrounding her. "I firmly believe that the keys to success are perseverance, self discipline, creating a personal connection with clients, and sharing the work with a team you respect and trust. Everyday I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help people through my work in financial services.”


Connor Mackovjak
Registered Representative

Connor Mackovjak, is a Cleveland, Ohio native who graduated from the University of Dayton. While at UD, Connor played wide receiver for the University’s football team and was a Cadet in the Army ROTC program. Upon graduating, Connor was commissioned as a Military Police Officer in the Ohio Army National Guard. Coinciding with being commissioned, he accepted a corporate finance and sales position at ePlus, located in Washington D.C. Prior to joining John Hancock, Connor was an associate broker at the global commercial real estate firm, Jones Lang LaSalle. Outside of John Hancock, Connor is still fulfilling his military duty as a First Lieutenant Military Police Officer as well as a member of the Homeland Response Force.


Rodney A. Stastny

Since 1999, Rodney Stastny has maintained a close relationship with his clients where he utilizes a customized approach to provide each client with prudent financial advice for today’s and tomorrow’s goals. Rodney is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a degree in Business. In his free time he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities.


Anthony J. Searcy

As a caring and experienced financial advisor, I am committed to the tradition of exemplary client service established at John Hancock. I approach my relationship with clients as the person who helps free them from the details of investing such as risk management. This allows my clients to focus on the other aspects of life such as family and career.

I believe the client comes first, which is what led me to join John Hancock Financial Network in 2008, because it aligns with their philosophy. I am proud to work for a firm that supports a strong advisor/client relationship. John Hancock is a full service financial firm. We provide a full range of investment services. I specialize in retirement planning, helping people to prepare for retirement, as well as showing those who are already retired how to be more effective in their investments.

My wife Rebecca and I reside in University Heights. I served as board chairman for Cleveland Catholic Charity Social Services, (Parma Dale), currently on the Board of Cleveland Catholic Charity. I also have the honor of serving on the board at Benedictine High School Endowment Fund and Joseph House, a member of the Sister of Charity Health System.

Linda Arida

Linda Arida has been with John Hancock for five years. In addition to processing loan requests and payouts for the 401K accounts, she maintains a RMD database and processes death claims. She has two grown children and lives in Berea. Her hobbies are genealogy and refurbishing furniture.


Laurie Pfister

Laurie has been with Judy as an administrative assistant since 2004. Previously, Laurie worked in the insurance industry for Capitol American, Family Heritage and Allstate as a sales/promotions manager. Laurie resides in North Royalton, Ohio with her husband and two children. Laurie enjoys traveling, cooking and gardening in her free time.


Mimi Telari

Mimi Telari joined our team in May of 2015 to fulfill a much needed administrative role. Prior to John Hancock, Mimi was in the customer service field for over 20 years. Mimi and her husband Peter have two daughters, Alexandria and Julia.