Our Team

John P. Drohan Jr.

Investment Advisor Representative*

Principal Consultant

John founded Main Effort, Inc. as an executive consulting firm in 1998 and in 2001 decided to focus solely on providing financial advisory services. MEF has built its core clientele in Massachusetts and Connecticut and has also expanded across the country to serve more than 400 families and businesses. Prior to entering the private sector, John served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science, instructing leadership and personnel management at Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University and Stonehill College.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and served in both the U.S. Army and the Massachusetts Army National Guard.  John served as president and helped to reestablish the Holliston Business Association, a non-profit entity that provides grant funding to the less fortunate in the Holliston community. He is the co-host of the radio program "Money and The Law" on WMRC Radio and is on the board of directors RoadFocus™ LLC and The RoadFocus Foundation.  

John Drohan offers securities and investment advisory services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc.


David Lindsay

Director - Main Effort Financial CT

David has managed the Connecticut office of MEF in Brookfield, CT since 2008.  With more than ten years experience as a financial advisor, he brings in-depth knowledge in building client relationships and developing successful financial strategies -- evidenced in our expanding customer base throughout Connecticut and New York.  David holds the Series 6 and 63 registration as well as life and health insurance licenses. He is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

David Lindsay offers securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc.


Sharon Doherty-Clancy

Director of Client Services

Prior to joining MEF, Sharon was a Vice President at Bank of New York Mellon, directing a team of client service officers who managed approximately $700 million in trust assets. Prior to that position she was a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors, managing over $200 million in trust assets. She holds the Series 6 and 63 Registrations as well as life and health insurance licenses.  Sharon is pursuing the Series 65 as well as continuing her education at Boston University to obtain her Financial Planning Certification. She is a graduate of Suffolk University with a BS in Marketing, the Trust School at Williams College, and the National Graduate Trust School Northwestern University.  She is a member of the Financial Planning Association.   

Sharon Doherty-Clancy offers securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc. 

Joanne M. O'Connell

Director of Operations

Joanne oversees office administration and is the coordinator of MEF's client service operations.  She brings to MEF an extensive background in consulting, primarily in the entertainment industry and is also an accomplished professional chef.  She currently serves as the Culinary Producer and Executive Chef to Chef Ming Tsai on his PBS television series, Simply Ming, currently in its 10th year of production.  She has extensive non-profit experience and is the founder and chairperson of the Timothy O'Connell Foundation, which provides financial assistance to groups and organizations pursuing research in cures for leukemia and other cancers.  She is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross. 

Joanne O'Connell is not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.