Meet Our BNH Financial Services Team


Cydney Shapleigh, CTFA

Executive Vice President Chief Wealth Management and Retail Banking Officer 603.527.3250

Cydney has more than 25 years in the financial services industry and joined Bank of New Hampshire in 2007. Cydney has been managing money for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations for the last 23 years. She obtained her degree in Business Administration from Southern NH University and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Personal Trust Program at Boston College. She also obtained her CTFA (Certified Trust  Financial Advisor) designation in 2011. Cydney serves on the Northeast Delta Dental Board and she is a member of NH Banker’s Association Trust Board and the NH Estate Planning Council.

Darren Howcroft

BNH Financial Services Vice President - Senior Financial Consultant 603.230.4255
Darren has 23 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is a Senior Investment Consultant with BNH Financial Services. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and helps clients evaluate and understand the financial tools available such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds.  Services offered include portfolio design and allocation, IRA / 401k accumulation, rollover and distribution strategies along with fixed income solutions. Darren attended Plymouth State University and studied Applied Economics. He is located in our Concord Heights office and is also available by appointment at any regional office.

Thomas Galante

BNH Financial Services AVP - Financial Consultant 603.527.7266
Tom has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has concentrated in identifying and managing risk and assisting clients with their estate plans. As a Financial Consultant, Tom uses his knowledge and experience to partner with individuals, families and businesses to manage portfolio risk while developing and monitoring financial plans in accordance with the client’s objectives and goals. Tom is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned a BS in Economics. He is active within his community supporting youth athletics throughout Southern NH and the Seacoast region in addition to supporting various local charitable organizations.

Anthony Ilacqua

BNH Financial Services Financial Consultant 603.527.6649

Tony has more than 21 years experience in the financial services industry. He has served in several capacities. He is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute Trust School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Keene State College. As a Financial Service Representative he enjoys meeting with individuals, families and business to help Assess, Design, and Execute client solutions. Tony is active in the community as he serves on many nonprofit and municipal boards within in the community. He is located in the Littleton market and is available for an appointment throughout the Northern region.

Sally Smith

BNH Financial Services Financial Consultant 603.230.4202

Sally joins a seasoned financial services team in the Capitol and Southern NH region. A native and lifelong resident of the Lakes Region, Sally understands the meaning of local, personalized service valued by Bank of New Hampshire. After years of helping families navigate the college planning process, Sally brings a passion for connecting individuals with resources toward advancing their lifelong goals. Her bachelor’s degree in Political Science was obtained from UNH and earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Relations from PSU. She holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 securities registrations along with her life, accident and health insurance license. Whether helping families fund education, develop financial plans or lay the foundation for a fruitful retirement, Sally will listen, assess and execute a plan as a trusted partner in the process.

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