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Working with Sequinox is like having a trusted friend to talk with, especially when that friend takes time to understand exactly what you want out of life and knows the ins and outs of financial planning, taxes, and retirement.


Sequinox was started by Joe Wirbick venturing out on his own because he was tired of the “me first” mentality that seemed to go with big financial planning companies. He wanted Sequinox to offer people sound advice so that they could solve their financial challenges like retiring comfortably, saving on taxes, and paying for college.

Joe also wanted clients to understand exactly what was happening with their money and therefore, focuses on being honest, open, and transparent in every conversation.


Today, Joe Wirbick and the Sequinox team help clients find the right financial answers in a beautiful office setting, but they never forget their roots.

Sequinox was named one of the fastest growing companies in central Pennsylvania in 2011, 2017, and 2018. Most recently, Sequinox won the 2018 Inc 500 Award and in 2011, Sequinox won the “Business of the Year” Award from Central Penn Business Journal. Year after year, the people of Lancaster vote Sequinox as "Favorite Financial Advisor."

Fastest Growing Company, Business of the Year, and 5 Year Lancaster Favorite Financial Advisor Awards by Central Penn Business Journal and LNP


We’re on a first-name basis here. That’s because we want you to feel you’re part of a group that treats clients like friends.

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Joe Wirbick, CFP®, CEPA, CDFA


Joe Wirbick, CFP®, CEPA, CDFA



For 20 years, Joe Wirbick has been on a mission to show his clients what “they” never tell you about reducing risk, retiring tax free, and ensuring their standard of living during retirement. His multiple-award-winning company, Sequinox, has become one of the premiere sources that retirees and High Net Worth Entrepreneurs trust to understand the, often confusing world, of retirement.

And here’s why: Sequinox measures their success by the number of their clients who, regardless of how they came to them, retires successfully and achieves their major financial goals.

Sequinox is refreshingly different. They shun confusing industry jargon and use terms that are easy to understand. As a client, you are treated like family. You are educated and enabled to make informed decisions with your assets. You always know exactly where your money is as well as the plan to protect it and make it grow. 

Sequinox focuses on three main areas:

  1. Help to reduce risk in a client’s portfolio
  2. Help to minimize or eliminate taxes during retirement
  3. Help to ensure a steady income for life.

When Joe was new to the financial services industry, he was unhappy with how most advisors were working with their clients. He saw a field overrun with a “me first” mentality. Joe had a vision to build a company that always put his clients first, regardless of the circumstances. The results have been incredible. Sequinox was named one of the fastest growing companies in central Pennsylvania, and won the “Business of the Year” Award from Central Penn Business journal in the same year. 

Joe’s passion for taking the guesswork out of retirement led him to write his hit book, Everything They Never Told You About Retirement, which topped the charts as an international #1 bestseller in four countries. Organizations frequently request Joe to speak about the topics covered in his book at conventions all over the world. His charisma and relatability make him a consistently top-rated speaker, helping attendees better understand how they can achieve their dream life in retirement. 

Joe has been awarded the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Forty Under Forty” award and was named as “Entrepreneur of the Year.”  Most recently, he was named #1 Wealth Manager in Central Pennsylvania by Central Penn Business Journal. Joe is a member of the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor group.

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Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. (JWC) Member FINRA / SIPC. Advisory Services offered through J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. (JWCA). Sequinox and JWC/ JWCA are unaffiliated entities.

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Matt Lebo, CFP®


Matt Lebo



Matt has been in the financial services industry since 2008 and brings a wide variety of experience to Sequinox. He has met the rigorous professional standards to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM   professional and adheres to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when dealing with clients. 

Matt is a central Pennsylvania native, and graduated from Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, PA. He attended the University of Richmond and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration. 

When Matt is not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife and 3 children and exploring the outdoors. He also enjoys socializing with family and friends and playing or watching sports. Matt is an avid golfer and is hoping his young children develop his passion for the game.

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Hector Ortiz, ChFC®

Service Coordinator

Hector Ortiz, ChFC®



Hector was a civilian law enforcement officer with the Pennsylvania State Police and made the transition in the financial services industry after more than 10 years with the organization.   He also served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and volunteered for a deployment in 2013 as his way of giving back to the country.   

Hector enjoys his time attending the extra-curricular activities of his two children. He also enjoys reading personal development books and researching personal finance related topics.  During the winter season Hector is an avid snowboarder.  In his spare time, he has participated as a CrossFit coach and has helped coached youth wrestling. 

Hector graduated from Reading High School and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts from Alvernia University.   He is also currently pursuing his CFP® designation. 

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Teressa Beard

Senior Advisor Assistant

Teressa Beard



Teressa was born and raised in the Lancaster area.  She graduated from Ephrata High School and has earned an Associate’s degree in Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from the Lancaster Campus of Harrisburg Area Community College in 2015.  

Teressa made the transition to the financial services industry after more than 20 years in scientific, technical, and medical publishing.  She became a member of the Sequinox Team in the Fall of 2015.  She currently holds her Series 65 license.

In her time away from the office, she enjoys hiking and spending quality time with friends and family.   

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Christine Wirbick

Communications Director

Christine Wirbick



Christine Wirbick began working at Sequinox in July 2015. Her role at Sequinox  has evolved from simply planning client events to marketing and implementing new technology and helping improve our systems. 

Christine’s back ground includes military service and 15 years as a registered nurse. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her boys.

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Karyna Vega


Karyna Vega



Karyna Vega was born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut but now calls Lancaster home. Her background includes Human Resources as well as Staffing Management.

Karyna’s role as receptionist appeals to her love of working with people, a passion most likely stemming from being 1 of 9 children growing up.

When Karyna is not in the office she enjoys seeing new places, trying new foods, and spending time with her larger than life family.

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Lisette Colón

Marketing Assistant

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Lisette C Colón joined Sequinox as marketing assistant in September 2019. 

In addition to working at Sequinox, Lisette works full-time as a Finance Manager for a local non-profit organization. She Graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School and studied at The Consolidated School of Business receiving her Associates degree in Business Management.  Her goal in life is to “make a better outcome for my children.”  

Lisette was born in Lancaster and is one of eight siblings.  As a proud Hispanic woman, she enjoys her large family, traveling, and spending quality time with her children.