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Our Team

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The Hillcrest Financial Group team is deeply rooted in the communities where we work and live. We are proud to support the causes and organizations that are committed to building community and uplifting our neighbors.

Meet Our Team

Michael Yannucci
Financial Planner

Wesley Botto
Financial Planner

Mark Botto
Partner Emeritus


Connie Carroll
Client Service Representative

Chris Travis
Client Service Representative


Michael Yannucci, CFP®

Financial Planner

Mike began his career in financial planning as a student intern in early 2005. He has earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification in 2011. He also earned his Ohio life and health insurance license. He is an Investment Adviser Representative of Commonwealth. Maintaining these licenses and registrations requires participation in continuing education programs which help keep Mike up to date on current industry trends as well as keeping him informed of any potential changes on the horizon. Mike serves as the president of Cincinnati's chapter of the Financial Planning Association. He joined the board in 2018 to take a more active role in refining and advancing the financial planning industry.

Mike was born and raised in Piqua, Ohio. He moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier University, where he graduated with a finance degree. Mike lives in Maineville with his wife and three daughters. When there is a break from the kids' activities, he enjoys playing golf or supporting local sports teams.

Wesley Botto, CPA®, CFP®

Financial Planner

Wesley pursued an undergraduate and then master’s degree in accounting. As a CPA and CFP® professional, he knows the details that need to be in place to help clients achieve their goals.

His clients include physicians, lawyers, business owners, and other professionals. He works with business owners and the HR departments within larger companies to make sure the employees fully understand the benefits that are being provided for them. There is nothing better than helping a family properly align their objectives with their strategic actions.

He has four young kids, so between work and taking care of the kids, there is not much free time. But when there is free time, you can find him drinking bourbon or cheering on my UK Wildcats.

Wesley also gives back to the community by serving as the Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Cincinnati and the Treasurer for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky.

Mark Botto

Partner Emeritus

Mark serves as a trusted consultant for Hillcrest Financial group, leveraging his decades as a wealth manager to help the advisors of Hillcrest serve clients. Mark was a Financial Consultant with the Hillcrest Financial Group. For over 35 years he assisted his clients in creating and implementing comprehensive financial plans that address the following coordinated areas: investment management, retirement income strategies, wealth transfer strategies, life and long-term care insurance planning, and charitable giving solutions. Many of his clients were physicians, lawyers, and business owners.

Mark also worked as an economist for two years with TVA. Mark graduated from the University of North Carolina – Asheville and earned his MBA from the University of Kentucky in 1980.

He lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with his wife, Kim. Mark is the father of five and the proud grandfather of ten grandchildren. Mark enjoys fly fishing around the country and grouse hunting.

Connie Carroll

Client Service Representative

Connie began working with Mike in 2013. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, she worked in many facets of the criminal justice system and as a substance abuse counselor. Before working in the financial industry, she devoted 15 years as a stay-at-home mother to her two children. She assists in our day-to-day operations and has become a valuable resource to our clients.

Connie is a native of South Carolina and has lived in Loveland with her husband, Brian, and two children for the past 18 years. Connie enjoys spending time with friends and family, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling as much as possible.

Chris Travis

Client Service Representative

Chris joined the team with Hillcrest Financial Group in 2023. A graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Cincinnati Christian University and some additional post-graduate coursework in Mathematics Education from City College of New York, Chris has 25 years’ experience leading non-profit organizations and in education—teaching in schools ranging from NYC Public to St. James White Oak here in Cincinnati. Chris loves to help people thrive and is eager to apply his expertise in communication and mathematics to this new role with Hillcrest.

Chris lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with his wife and three sons. When he’s not helping the team at Hillcrest, you can find him puttering around his garden, training in Jiu Jitsu, or camping with his boys.

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