Joseph “J.J.” Gambone - MHS '11 & Tom Gambone - MHS '14

Posted by Dr. David Zerbe on 10/30/2023


Joseph “J.J.” Gambone and Tom Gambone are two brothers who not only share the bonds of family but also the proud legacy of being Methacton Warriors!


J.J. Gambone

When thinking back on his time as a Methacton High School student, J.J. has fond memories of the friendships he made and is appreciative of the experiences that prepared him for the life he leads today. As an avid sports fan, J.J. participated on the varsity golf team from 2007-2010. He says he truly enjoyed the daily golf practice after school and rooting for the football and baseball teams with his friends. J.J.’s love for golf continues today, as he plays competitively on the U.S. Amateur Tour (formerly known as the Golf Channel Amateur Tour) for fun in his spare time.


When asked which Methacton teacher was the greatest influence, two people came to mind: Jeff Musselman and Gina Fabrizio.


Of Mr. Musselman, J.J. still has a crystal-clear memory of a one-on-one they had after gym class 15 years ago. “Mr. Musselman pulled me aside on the tennis court and spoke to me about being a leader, and when to speak up if necessary. That conversation still resonates with me today. It has shaped me into the man I am today.”


When J.J. speaks about Mrs. Fabrizio, he is reminded of a thoughtful and compassionate individual who continues to be an integral part of his life. “The relationships that she nurtured -- no matter who you were -- she truly CARES about her students.”


After graduating from Methacton, J.J. went on to obtain his B.S. in Finance from West Chester University. After graduating with the Class of 2015, he started his career as a Financial Advisor with Equitable Advisors. Since beginning his professional career, his once-little company has grown into a larger firm Gambone Financial Group. He currently serves as the President and Founder of the firm, in addition to retaining his role as an award-winning financial advisor.


Tom Gambone

Mrs. Fabrizio was also a very influential educator in Tom’s life. He says she was instrumental in helping the brothers navigate their personal and professional lives. Tom had Mrs. Fabrizio for homeroom and first period English class. “She always had a smile, even so early in the morning.”


Throughout Tom’s education, he took 9 years of French. He says his French teachers at Methacton, Mary Phelps and Jill Nickerson, ignited his passion for the French language and customs. “This helped to craft my hunger for learning and understanding different cultures.” Tom still has a strong passion for European culture. Because of this, his favorite hobby is world travel.


After graduating from Methacton, Tom went on to obtain his B.S. in Psychology from West Chester University in 2018. After college graduation, Tom accepted a position as the client liaison and processing coordinator at Gambone Financial Group. He specializes in assisting clients with comprehensive investment and insurance planning.


To current students nearing graduation, J.J. and Tom offer valuable advice – trust your instincts, avoid comparison, and pursue what you love. Their message is clear: "Don't follow the money; follow your passion, and success will follow you."


Today, J.J. and Tom serve the community as proud, local business owners. Gambone Financial Group’s objective is to protect and preserve wealth for families and businesses.



We are immensely proud of J.J. and Tom's achievements and the positive impact they continue to make in our community.