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Patrick Tedesco

Patrick Tedesco

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Patrick has been happily married to his wife Cecile for over 40 years. They are proud of their son, Joseph, a physicist, and daughter, Marie, an attorney. Pat and Cecile are thrilled to have two grandsons, Thomas and Quincy and one granddaughter, Isabella Rose. They spend their spare time traveling to visit family around the country. Pat and Cecile have lived in the Hampton Roads area for over 39 years and actively serve in local community organizations.

While serving in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in the Vietnam War, Patrick was injured. During his recovery in a naval hospital, he met his wife Cecile, and they have been inseparable ever since. Patrick later completed his undergraduate and doctorate degree from Texas A&M. He has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has used those skills to help educate his clients since joining Waddell & Reed in 1984.

He believes in helping you understand how to make the most of your money and being able to enjoy life. There can be many confusing financial options when planning for your future, and with over 30 years of experience, Patrick can help you understand these options and decide which can help you pursue your financial goals.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification identifies Patrick as an individual who has met the education and experience standards and who has made a commitment to serving clients with a steadfast commitment to ethical standards and professional conduct. He strongly believes in honesty and telling you what you need to hear, despite what you want to hear.

Patrick’s staff includes Advisor Associate, Karen McNabb, CFP®, and his assistants, Cecile and Melinda. Together, they strive to ensure you have the best services possible.


Cecile and Melinda act as non-registered associated persons of Waddell & Reed, Inc.  They are authorized to assist Advisors with Waddell & Reed with approved activities.  They are prohibited from soliciting, creating a market or account for any securities, investment advisory or insurance services.  These activities are the sole responsibility of the Advisor(s) they support.  In addition, they are not authorized to enter into any contractual obligations on behalf of Waddell & Reed, Inc. or otherwise bind the firm.

Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with any other entities referenced.