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A densely populated state like New York has different types of experienced & certified financial advisors such as fiduciary financial advisors and fee only financial planners making it challenging for you to choose the one that may perfectly meet your financial situation and needs. WiserAdvisor has pre-qualified and selected some of the top qualified financial advisors, independent certified financial planners, financial advisory firms & associations in New York and has listed them below with their details such as qualifications, service offerings, and other important information that you could use while searching for financial advisors to best suit your financial and investment goals. Please note that the list of financial advisors mentioned below does not include all vetted advisors as some have not been listed as per their request. They may be available when you use our free match tool to compare up-to 3 financial advisors if they match your specific requirements and preferences.

Qualifications of Top Financial Advisors & Certified Financial Planners in New York

Each and every financial advisor in our network from large Fortune 500 companies to small independent financial firms are pre-screened for industry experience, disclosures andregistrations with SEC and FINRA. Collectively, our Pre-Screenedadvisors, serve thousands of happy clients, managing billions ofdollars and providing financial freedom and security for familiesand individuals like you.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in New York
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Christopher C. Giambrone
AIF®, CFP®
CG Capital
CG Capital,
New Hartford, NY 13413
315-765-6032
David W. Treichler
CFP®, AIF®, CLU®
Arabella Wealth Advisors
The University Building,
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-430-3283
Gregory Manto
CSA®, CRPC®, RICP®, CFP®, ChFC®, APMA®, AWMA®, CAS, CLU®
Iron Birch Advisors, a financial advisor practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
767 Third Avenue, 38th Floor,
New York, NY 10017
212-759-2022
Jeffrey McCabe
AIF®, RICP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CFP®
CenterBridge Planning Group
126 Professional Parkway,
Lockport, NY 14094
716-626-7060
Peter Levine
ChFC®, CFP®, CLU®
Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
481 8th Avenue,
New York, NY 10001
212-967-1428
Quest Financial
Quest Financial Services
2708-NY 52,
Pine Bush, NY 10924
845-744-3074
Reid Prinzo
CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST, CFA®
Bryant Asset Management
1280 New Scotland Road,
Slingerlands, NY 12159
518-963-5800
Gerry Barrasso
CFP®, CPA, PFS™
United Financial Planning Group, LLC
888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-234-0871
Gregory Jennings
OMC Financial Services, Ltd.
5789 Widewaters Parkway,
Dewitt, NY 13214
315-446-8720
Matt Dauksza
CLU®, CFP®
Excelsior Wealth Partners
225 Wilkinson St,
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-527-3590
Emil Ben-David
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale, NY 11556
516-252-1413
John Patsy
CLTC®, RICP®, CFP®
LPL Financial
900 Route 111,
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-350-7024
Lisa D. Miller
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, RICP®, CFP®, CDFA®
Equitable Advisors
120 Madison Street,
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-425-6343
Nicholas J Efthemis
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certificant, CRPS®
Emergent Wealth Advisors, LLC
5500 Main Street,
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-828-8390
Nick Friedman
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
10 Bank Street,
White Plains, NY 10606
914-618-3002
PHILIP CAPELL
JD, MS in Tax, CFP®
Piermont Wealth Management Inc.
48 South Service Road,
Melville, NY 11747
631-454-1585
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
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Prince, NY 10012
650-556-1310
Richard Dougherty
CFP®, AIF®
Echelon Wealth Advisors, LLC
1159 Pittsford Victor Rd,
Pittsford, NY 14534
585-381-1861
Stephen Sassi
CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
406 Forest Ave.,
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-313-0303
Stuart Berrin
RFC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
340 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10173
212-702-9653
Andrew Halliday
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
309 Clifton Park Center Road,
Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-836-3550
Judy Sweet
CFA®
Strategic Financial Services
114 Business Park Drive,
Utica, NY 13502
800-937-4461

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in New York

Qualifications CRD# 2812536
FirmCRD# 2812536
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location CG Capital,
139 Genesee Street,
New Hartford,
NY
13413
Phone Number 315-765-6032

Chris is passionate about his work and thoroughly enjoys educating and empowering his clients to take greater control of their financial lives. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), he has worked in the financial services industry since 1996. Chris enjoys educating people about financial planning. Hes been published on CNBC.com, OnWallStreet, and FinancialPlanning.com, and in Kiplingers and Financial Advisor, and is frequently quoted in the media. Chris is also a popular speaker; as a sports fan, one of his favorite engagements was educating the Syracuse University football team on an array of financial topics. Chris has two business degrees from the State University of New York. He subsequently earned a certificate in retirement planning from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and participated in a roundtable discussion about behavioral finance and modern portfolio theory at the Harvard Faculty Club. Chris actively supports his community as a Corporate Partner of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., and hes served as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the American Heart Association  Mohawk Valley, and the Corporate Benefactor Committee  The Ride for Missing Children CNY/MV. Hes also participated in the Annual Sitrin Celebrity Classic Wheelchair Basketball Game, and has coached various youth sports. In his spare time, Chris likes to play golf, lap swim, and run, but his top priority is his family. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Bre, and their sons, Chase and Ashton. They live in New Hartford, New York. Fun Fact about Chris: He and his family have a goal to visit all of the national parks. Their favorite thus far is Grand Canyon.

About CG Capital

Our firm was founded to provide a more authentic, humanized type of financial planning  what we call financial life planning. Rather than focusing on transactions, we emphasize planning and education, to ensure you understand the financial products you own and why you own them. Christopher Giambrone is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Christopher Giambrone is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Christopher Giambrone is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Christopher Giambrone is required to act in a fiduciary capacity.

More information is available in Commonwealth’s Form CRS.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 1244190
FirmCRD# 10299
Series 7, 22, 24, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location The University Building,
120 E. Washington St. Ste 922,
Syracuse,
NY
13202
Phone Number 315-430-3283

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE MARCH 2020 : SAFE DISTANCE VIRTUAL MEETINGS BY PHONE OR WEBINAR AVAILABLE. Visit us online at Arabella Wealth. My ground rules : 1.) I will be open, honest, and candid with you 2.) I will get to know you as best I can, what your goals and objectives are for yourself, your family in order to make appropriate recommendations. Anything shared is kept confidential. 3.) Education as to the different ways we can do business, what the different products are, fees involved, so you feel comfortable and make good informed decisions. 4.) Ongoing maintenance and monitoring. Depending on the scope of the relationship at least once a year, quarterly contact if advisory based. 5.) Ultimately, I serve you and your family's best interests; and operate under a fiduciary based relationship. What I expect from you : 1.) That you be open and honest with me; that helps me help you. 2.) Give me the chance to work for you; if it is the same or less in terms of fees, gives you greater value working me, I ask for your business. 3.) Over time, if my performance merits, I ask you introduce me to other who are high on the scales of intelligence, and potential that I could be introduced to by you. Does this approach sound reasonable?

About Arabella Wealth Advisors

David W. Treichler, AIF, CFP, CLU provides high net worth investment management solutions to his individual and business clients. He brings knowledge, and experience in advisory, brokerage, and insurance management. David specializes in portfolio construction and asset allocation strategies utilizing a holistic team approach. During his career at M and T, David was Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for the their bank's Investment Group in Syracuse, NY. He managed over $160 million in client assets and 200 relationships. Prior to being Senior Portfolio Manager, he was the Regional Wholesaler for the MTB Group of Funds and Portfolio Architect supporting New York State and Northeast PA. His other experience includes positions with Smith Barney and Northwestern Mutual.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Annuities, Insurance Planning


Qualifications CRD# 2724748
FirmCRD# 6363
Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 767 Third Avenue, 38th Floor,
New York,
NY
10017
Phone Number 212-759-2022

Iron Birch Advisors®, a subsidiary of Ameriprise was created to offer limitless advice, support and opportunities beyond most other organizations. Joining as a Managing Partner provides for the ability and autonomy to be able to serve the public in the most efficient manner. Special attention has been on the creation of departments with different areas of expertise. Areas such as planning for those with special needs, life insurance, group benefits, retirement planning, corporate benefits, minority owned businesses and an emphasis on educating the female market place. Many of the advisors at Iron Birch are past or present board members of non-for-profit organizations, socially responsible and pay forward with both time and resources. At the risk of sounding like a commercial, solving for clients' needs brings a great deal of satisfaction. There arent many instances that send off a sense of accomplishment as to when it is the result of our hard work and teachings that allows one to retire with dignity, protect loved ones and represent those that cannot represent themselves, provide the ability to send children to college and when its all over to simply get a thank you. That is truly a rewarding feeling. Finally, the partners and associates at Iron Birch Advisors® formed the bond we did and are here together because we are like family, we respect one another and enjoy each others company. At the end of the day, we all have fun doing what we do. It would be an honor to serve you, your family and your loved ones.

About Iron Birch Advisors, a financial advisor practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Iron Birch Advisors is a franchise of Ameriprise. We operate as a boutique practice with personalized care and attention. We attempt to meet with every client at least quarterly and a much larger in depth meeting, annually. Prior to becoming a client, several meetings are generally necessary to assess ones needs, appetite for risk and the goals of the individual and/or family.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4816478
FirmCRD# 8032
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions


Office Location 126 Professional Parkway,
Lockport,
NY
14094
Phone Number 716-626-7060

Jeff's practice focuses on working with individuals, families, and group retirement plans. He brings a wealth of knowledge to CenterBridge Planning Group, especially to their business owner and corporate clients. Jeff's background and training enable him to help his clients pursue their long-term financial goals through comprehensive individualized financial planning. His client-focused approach ensures that his recommended programs encompass each client's financial goals, timeframe, and risk tolerance. He is dedicated to providing high-quality advice and integrated wealth management strategies to help simplify and enhance the quality of his clients' lives. One of Jeff's favorite topics is investment analysis. As a life-long investor, he works closely with clients to develop customized financial strategies that incorporate asset allocation, financial management, retirement planning, college savings and succession planning. Jeff graduated from the University of Buffalo in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Business Finance. Upon graduating from college Jeffrey began his financial advisor career with AXA Advisors and in 2010, became certified as a Retirement Planning Specialist through the Wharton School of Finance. In 2015 he received one of the industry's most coveted certifications, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional (CFP®), which confirms he has met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board.

About CenterBridge Planning Group

CenterBridge Planning Group is an independent financial planning and investment management firm that specializes in retirement planning. Based in Upstate NY with offices in Syracuse and Buffalo and clients across the country, our depth of knowledge allows us to be your financial problem solvers. Jeffrey McCabe is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Jeffrey McCabe is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Jeffrey McCabe is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Jeffrey McCabe is required to act in a fiduciary capacity.

More information is available in Commonwealth’s Form CRS.


Qualifications CRD# 4022345
FirmCRD# 6363
Series 7, 63

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee


Office Location 481 8th Avenue,
Suite 1130,
New York,
NY
10001
Phone Number 212-967-1428

Financial Advice, Investments, and Insurance. People come to me with complex financial issues. I help them understand their current situation. Together, we develop a plan to help achieve their financial needs and goals.

About Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Putting clients first; it's what I do Ameriprise earned a Hearts & Wallets Top Performer" recognition in: "Unbiased, puts my interest first" "Explains things in understandable terms" "Understands me and shares my values" I'm proud to be associated with a firm known for its service and how it relates to clients, because serving your interests is my priority. I offer comprehensive financial advice and a broad range of solutions to help you and your loved ones live brilliantly, now and in the future. With the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant. Advisor is licensed/registered to do business with U.S. residents only in the states of AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, IL, IA, NC, NJ, NY, NV, MA, PA, VA. Investment advisory services and products are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser. An Ameriprise Financial Franchise Ameriprise Financial can not guarantee future financial results. Certified Financial Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark., the CERTIFIED PLANNERTM certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. Wants & Pricing Report (April 2020, the most recent report) from the Hearts & Wallets Investor QuantitativeTM Database. In this annual syndicated survey respondents are asked to rate their financial services providers in a variety of areas on a scale of 0 (not at all satisfied) to 10 (extremely satisfied). 5,461 respondents provided 8,700 sets of ratings. The report designates Hearts & Wallets Top Performers in areas where customer ratings for one or more providers are distinctively higher than customer ratings of other providers. For each area there may be several Top Performers. The survey does not seek to designate any provider as first or the only Top Performer. This rating is not indicative of future performance and may not be representative of any one client's experience, as the rating is an average of a sample of client experiences. Ameriprise paid a fee to Hearts & Wallets to cite the results of the survey. Third-party information and opinions, including those available through provided links, are believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed by Ameriprise Financial. They are given for informational purposes only, are not intended to be used as the sole basis for investment decisions and may not meet the particular needs of an individual investor. Ameriprise Financial and its representatives do not give legal or tax advice. You should seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information or advice. The Confident Retirement approach is not a guarantee of future financial results. Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 4219481
FirmCRD# 10205
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2708-NY 52,
Pine Bush,
NY
10924
Phone Number 845-744-3074

Senta Curran brings three facets essential to the success of her team and the accomplishment of the shared goal to provide personalized service. Senta has a burning passion to help others, an unquenchable thirst for learning and the solid foundation of decades of experience. Senta states, "This business is about building strong relationships, understanding the essential needs of your clients and delivering on your promises." She holds a strong belief that a financial planner's job goes beyond the numbers. She adds, "If you are doing your job well, you are there through life's difficult and prosperous times alike, you are a coach, advisor and confidant." Senta has followed her thirst for learning to gain two bachelor's degrees, a Certified Financial Planner designation and an MBA (Master of Business Administration) ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) CLTC (Certified for Long-Term Care.)

About Quest Financial Services

We guide you to bridge the gap between your current situation and future financial goals. We help you make more informed and effective financial decisions which are designed to help you feel relieved, confident, self-assured and empowered about your wealth. You may be fiscally conservative, moderate or aggressive. Or, you may be adventurous in life and conservative with money. No matter what your situation and outlook may be, your story deserves to be heard. The advisors at Quest Financial also recognize the importance of collaboration. We built our team with the knowledge that specialization and deeper expertise characterize top performance. We are dedicated to providing a service model that reinforces the team approach and yields the quality our clients deserve. Your goals are the driving force behind our financial guidance and we want to do everything we can to help you achieve a work-optional lifestyle.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5524806
FirmCRD# 8032
Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63

Compensation/Fee Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee


Office Location 1280 New Scotland Road,
Slingerlands,
NY
12159
Phone Number 518-963-5800

Reid Prinzo joined Bryant Asset Management in early 2019. He is a native of Glenmont, NY, a 2003 graduate of Bethlehem Central High School, and a 2007 graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Following graduation, Reid entered the financial services industry and has since devoted himself to constant improvement of his knowledge base in order to bring the best, most appropriate financial solutions to his clients. Financial markets and investing are his passion, and he enthusiastically educates clients about how they can use investing as a way to help fund their lifes plans, goals and dreams. Reid spent 2 years at Transamerica Retirement Services in Needham, Massachusetts before moving on to a 9-year career at MFS Investment Management in Boston, one of countrys largest investment firms with more than $425 Billion in assets. At MFS, he specialized in 401(k) and Defined Contribution Plan consulting, and has experience helping small, mid and large size businesses build and maintain effective retirement plans. In 2016, Reid earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Fewer than 1 in 5 candidates are able to pass the CFA® Designation Program, and it takes on average over 1000 hours of intensive study to earn the charter. CFA® charterholders are trained on expert level portfolio management skills, as well as tax and inter-generational wealth planning topics. Most importantly, CFA® charterholders are bound by the highest ethical standards in the financial industry.

About Bryant Asset Management

We provide great service: Our entire team of financial advisors and staff are dedicated to our clients success and wellbeing. Leveraging the latest technology coupled with old-fashioned personal service, we do our very best to exceed our clients expectations every single day. We educate: We do much more than manage our clients money. We help them build a path to financial success and realization of their life goals through ongoing education and behavioral coaching. We give back: We are a locally-owned firm dedicated to giving back to our community through our Bryant Asset Generations Grant program, sponsorship of the annual Delmar Dash, and ongoing support of numerous charities and community organizations. Reid Prinzo is dually registered as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. In these roles, Reid Prinzo is able to offer two types of accounts: brokerage accounts and asset management accounts. When serving as your advisor on a brokerage account, Reid Prinzo is required to act in accordance with the requirements of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI). When serving as your advisor on an asset management account, Reid Prinzo is required to act in a fiduciary capacity.

More information is available in Commonwealth’s Form CRS.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 149843
FirmCRD# 149843

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location 888 Veterans Memorial Hwy,
Suite 405,
Hauppauge,
NY
11788
Phone Number 631-234-0871

I am a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and the founder of United Financial Planning Group. I provide financial planning, tax preparation, and wealth management services on a fee-only advisory basis. I bring over two decades of financial advisory experience to my practice. My professional career began in 1991 as a CPA for Price Waterhouse. There, I was assigned to the firms Technology Industry Group where I gained extensive knowledge working with start-up businesses helping take several companies public. I also worked as the Corporate Controller of a leading public company on Long Island. During this time, I gained experience in corporate finance, SEC reporting, taxation and investing. My practice began focused primarily on tax planning and small business consulting. By working closely with my clients investment advisors, I was also able to gain extensive investment knowledge which led me to realize the conflicts of interest prevalent in the financial services industry. It was due to this revelation that I began to incorporate fee-only financial planning and wealth advisory into my practice. In my opinion, this shift in focus created the perfect synergy between tax and personal financial planning. Throughout my decades in the industry, I've accumulated several designations including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®) Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) In addition to earning these designations, I am also an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Garrett Planning Network. Prior to entering the financial industry, I earned my BBA in Finance from Hofstra University and MBA in Accounting from St. John's University. In addition, I hold a Certificate of Financial Planning from Fordham University. I currently reside in Smithtown, NY with my wife and two children. I enjoy playing an active role in the community by devoting time to charitable organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In my free time, I enjoy triathlon, tennis, and family activities.

About United Financial Planning Group, LLC

Anyone can call themselves a financial planner. But any financial planning advice received from stockbrokers or insurance agents should be considered carefully. Do these agents have the best interest of your retirement savings at heart, or are they solely seeking commission? Not to mention, they may be experts in their field but that doesnt qualify these individuals to offer financial planning advice, especially when it comes to complex issues like your retirement planning. We are not swayed by commissions or sales incentives. Instead, we measure our success by the quality of life our clients experience throughout retirement. We achieve this by always putting the clients needs and goals first. When we took our fiduciary oath, we vowed to always act in good faith and with candor. This means well be proactive in disclosing any conflicts of interests that could impact our client, and we will not accept referral fees or compensation from outside entities based on product sales. Our decades of experience and commitment to the industry has led us to obtain several important industry designations. These include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" (CFP®), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Enrolled Agent (EA).


Qualifications CRD# 110528
FirmCRD# 110528
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets


Office Location 5789 Widewaters Parkway,
Dewitt,
NY
13214
Phone Number 315-446-8720

Gregory W. Jennings has been associated with OMC Financial Services, Ltd., an independent, fee-only Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm, since 1994. He specializes in investment management, estate planning, and retirement planning/ counseling for individuals, families, small business owners and trusts. Greg actively manages his clients' portfolios and is responsible for research, asset selection, purchases and sales, monitoring and evaluation. He meets with each client personally, conducts regular reviews and strives to form long-lasting relationships. He is also actively involved in many of the day-to-day operations of OMC including marketing, business development, determining the firm's corporate strategy and developing/ adjusting the firm's management style and investment philosophy. Greg has been a guest on WCNY's Financial Fitness, WSTM's Noon Financial 411 and News 10 Now discussing retirement planning, investments and other financial topics. He has conducted seminars for current and displaced employees of several local companies and has also addressed schools, churches, and civic groups on various investment and retirement planning topics. He has written several articles for publication in the Central New York Business Journal and has also been published in the Eagle Newspapers.

About OMC Financial Services, Ltd.

OMC Financial Services is an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. We provide objective and unbiased fee-only investment management, estate planning, retirement planning/counseling, and advisory services to individuals, families, professionals, small business owners, and trusts. For 37 years, we have been establishing long-term partnerships with our clients while taking an active role in their financial well-being as we work together toward achieving what is important to them. Every day we strive to deliver our guidance and professional management with exceptional client service. We truly believe that "client service isn't everything, it's the only thing," and our commitment to that is evident in all that we do.

Advisory Services Provided:

Retirement Planning, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 4199324
FirmCRD# NA
Series 6, 7, 26, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions


Office Location 225 Wilkinson St,
Syracuse,
NY
13204
Phone Number 315-527-3590

Matt founded Excelsior Wealth Partners to focus on client needs without a corporate agenda. He specializes in working with clients to provide wealth management and financial planning solutions to address their financial needs. Matt is a financial author with a series of podcasts, blogs, and books on relevant topics facing todays pre-retirees, retirees, and wealth management clients. His most recent book, How to Eat an Elephant - 11 Retirement Mistake to Avoid, was released in 2021. Excelsior Wealth Partners has become well-known for helping clients with the complicated retirement process. Matt is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He is a graduate of The American Colleges CFP® Certification Curriculum as well as obtaining his Chartered Life Underwriting designation. He resides in Manlius, NY with his wife: Shannon and their six children; Alex, Ryann, Campbell, Addison, Athan and Graham. He actively volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of CNY; where in 2018 he received the Champion for a Cure award, and GAMA International. Matt was also awarded the 2016 CNY Transformational Leader of the Year award through the Syracuse Business Journal. Matt had previously held the position of Managing Director at a Fortune 100 Company where he led that company to a record 6th consecutive US championship as the top performing Managing Director in the county.

About Excelsior Wealth Partners

Excelsior Wealth Partners offers all-encompassing financial services for our clients. As a well respected investment advisory firm, our reputation thrives on our high-level of customer satisfaction. When our clients are truly confident in their financial stability, we have done our job. Whether we assist you with your transition into retirement or helping you manage your portfolio risk; Excelsior Wealth Partners can help you achieve your financial goals

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 5723861
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1130 RXR Plaza,
Uniondale,
NY
11556
Phone Number 516-252-1413

As a financial planner, my job is to build relationships and create plans to help my clients reach their goals and objectives. Whether they're focused on purchasing a home, saving for a child's education or planning for a secure retirement, I help turn those dreams into reality. In my free time, I'm an avid reader and enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering in a variety of community service activities.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high- touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 2772152
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location 900 Route 111,
Suite 280,
Hauppauge,
NY
11788
Phone Number 631-350-7024

John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a Retirement Income Certified Professional® backed by LPL Financial. LPL Financial is a national independent broker/dealer headquartered in San Diego, Boston, and Charlotte that supports its advisors with independent investment research, financial planning and insurance expertise. John is securities registered and licensed for life, health, disability, and long term care insurance.

About LPL Financial

I am an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and my practice is centered around comprehensive financial planning with a focus on retirement planning and investment management. I am affiliated with LPL Financial, a leading independent financial services firm. Through comprehensive planning I work with my clients to review their financial position relative to their financial goals and develop a plan of action to help achieve those goals. I foster an ongoing relationship through regularly scheduled meetings to help keep their financial plan on track as their life situation and the economy and markets change.


Qualifications CRD# 0004612774
FirmCRD# 6627
Series 7, 24, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Flat Fee


Office Location 120 Madison Street,
Suite 1900,
Syracuse,
NY
13202
Phone Number 315-425-6343

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Retirement Income Certified Professional®

About Equitable Advisors

Financial services isn't just about products or investment advice. It is understanding the needs, wants and desires of individuals and business owners. It's educating clients to help them identify and address their financial planning issues; developing a comprehensive planning strategy based on their financial objectives; and providing products, services and support to help them accumulate and distribute assets to help them achieve their desired retirement lifestyle. As an AXA Advisors financial professional, I work with clients to address a broad spectrum of accumulation goals from funding a major purchase or a child's education to living the retirement lifestyle they envision. I take a comprehensive, education-based approach to addressing the 'at retirement' needs of customers, providing retirement planning strategies, education, products and services to individuals and businesses.


Qualifications CRD# 2821400
FirmCRD# 6363
Series 7, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 5500 Main Street,
Suite 260,
Williamsville,
NY
14221
Phone Number 716-828-8390

What do you most enjoy about your work? I most enjoy that the work I do has such a real and profound impact on our clients. I get to help people feel confident about their future and live fuller, less stressful lives. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" ( CFP®), Nick is a recognized leader in helping clients align their finances with their life goals through modern wealth management. His experience spans well over two decades and his expertise in retirement, investment and comprehensive planning solutions help ensure clients get the clarity, advice and support they need to make the most of their wealth. His deep expertise combined with a truly personable approach is what sets Nick apart from a typical financial advisor. Nick believes that money is an important tool, and that modern wealth management is about aligning your resources and behavior with your goals. He serves as a trusted advisor who understands, cares about and is committed to helping you achieve the goals, experiences and outcomes that matter most to you. Nick is an active member of the community and associates with the SPCA and Humane Society. When hes not serving clients or his community, Nick enjoys quality downtime with his family, as well as hiking, fishing, and local theater.

About Emergent Wealth Advisors, LLC

Over the years we have found that when people come to us they are looking for far more than financial planning and investment management. People call on us when they have questions and are looking for answers. They seek us out when they have complexity yet yearn for simplicity. And, perhaps most of all, people come to us to turn their uncertainty into the clarity they need to manage their financial life with confidence. Upon working with us, our clients feel informed and empowered, they have transformed their reluctance into results and they experience service that exceeds their expectations. We have three core beliefs that serve as the bedrock of our work: Lead with advice One size does not fit all Expertise matters Our client-focused, time-tested approach delivers customized and comprehensive wealth planning seamlessly integrated with expert investment management and a boutique style that harkens to the days when everything was hand-crafted. If you are looking for a more modern approach to wealth management, we invite you to learn more. If you are ready to start a conversation, let's talk.


Qualifications CRD# 5465081
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 10 Bank Street,
White Plains,
NY
10606
Phone Number 914-618-3002

Helping my clients plan their financial future and look forward to the retirement they deserve is what makes my work as a financial planner so rewarding. Outside of work, I'm usually doing one of three things: enjoying the outdoors with my family and dogs, serving as head coach of the Briarcliff High School Boys Varsity Basketball team, or agonizing over/rooting for the Jets, Mets and Knicks.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high- touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 4544394
FirmCRD# 119376

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 48 South Service Road,
Suite 102,
Melville,
NY
11747
Phone Number 631-454-1585

Mr. Capell, CEO of Piermont, has been educating and assisting individuals and families with retirement, financial, & estate planning for over 20 years. He focuses on each client's financial needs, be it capital preservation or growth, income at retirement, and/or tax planning. Upon constructing a financial plan, Mr. Capell builds a portfolio asset allocation suitable to his client's objectives and risk tolerance. Philip is married with two sons and a daughter residing on Long Island. He is a multi-marathon finisher and an Ironman triathlon finisher. Education: College: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.S. 1987. Law School: Washington School of Law, American University, Washington D.C., J.D. 1990. Graduate School: Pace University, New York, New York, M.S. in Taxation 1998. Memberships, Organizations & Offices: National Association of Personal Financial Advisors-accepted Member of the Nation's premier Fee-only Financial Planning organization. Financial Planning Association - member. Community, Articles & Pro Bono Activities: Monthly Guest speaker on Hofstra University's Bottom Line Benefit Talk show (WRHU 88.7 FM) Past Lecturer for Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, MorganStanley (f/k/a Salomon SmithBarney), HSBC (f/k/a Republic National Bank), GreenPoint Bank, Mutual of New York Insurance, New York Life Insurance, MetLife Insurance, American Cancer Society, the New York State Society of CPAs, the New York State Bar Association, and the Nassau County Bar Association.

About Piermont Wealth Management Inc.

PIERMONT prides itself on helping investors plan for RETIREMENT; or if already retired, then on maximizing their RETIREMENT income and investment returns. Our team of experienced financial professionals focuses on providing RETIREMENT SOLUTIONS to Pre-retirees and Retirees. As an independent, non-commissioned/fee-only firm, we offer a FREE CONSULTATION so that we can understand your needs & objectives. Once we establish your financial plan, our investment team is able to manage your portfolio. We use an asset allocation investment strategy so as to maximize returns in light of your risk tolerance. We are confident we can help you achieve your financial goals and look forward to hearing from you.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location ---,
Prince,
NY
10012
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Personal Capital provides a unique combination of personalized human advice and free, innovative technology. We have local presences nationwide and fully remote capabilities with clients in all 50 states and $15bn in assets as of 11/30/2020. Join the 2.7 million people who track over $980bn with our free tools, including our Retirement Planner, Investment Checkup™, and Fee Analyzer™. Personal Capital Advisors Corporation ("PCAC") compensates WiserAdvisor ("Company") for new leads. ("Company") is not an investment client of PCAC.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management


Qualifications CRD# 5271824
FirmCRD# 134139 / 39543
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions, Hourly


Office Location 1159 Pittsford Victor Rd,
Ste 220,
Pittsford,
NY
14534
Phone Number 585-381-1861

Richard A. Dougherty, CFP®, AIF® President Rick is the President of Echelon Wealth Advisors, LLC. He helps clients invest their assets to accomplish various objectives. Rick continues to work diligently to lead, grow and differentiate Echelon Wealth Advisors, LLC. After graduating from St. John Fisher College, Rick went on to earn CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" Practitioner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designations. In addition, Rick holds his Series 7 and 66 FINRA licenses, as well as his Life, Accident and Health insurance certifications. Rick is also deeply involved in the community, serving on the Executive Committee for the Small Business Council of Rochester. Rick Co-chairs their signature event, the Business Person of the Year Celebration, and serves on the Renee Tschetter Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee, and its philanthropic component, SBC Cares. Rick is also an active member of Rochester Rotary. When hes not engaged in financial planning or helping clients, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, two dogs, playing golf and watching Syracuse Basketball.

About Echelon Wealth Advisors, LLC

At Echelon Wealth Advisor, clients interests are our priority. We know that clients entrust us with more than money; you trust us with your family's financial future. With that comes the responsibility to listen, always put your interests first, and provide you with the tools and resources to acheive your objectives. We help our clients answer life's most important questions: Will you have enough money to live independently for the rest of your life? Do you understand how much retirement will cost and are you on track to meet your goals? How do you efficiently leave your money to your family and not to the government? We recognize there are no shortcuts in acheiving our clients objectives. By implementing consistent processes in everything we do, Echelon is committed to providing great value.

Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Annuities, Insurance Planning


Qualifications CRD# 4873236
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 406 Forest Ave.,
Staten Island,
NY
10301
Phone Number 718-313-0303

As a financial advisor, I believe that financial planning and investment management go hand in hand. It is an honor and a privilege to help clients gain the confidence and peace of mind that comes from having a purposeful and comprehensive strategy in place. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 1622645
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 340 Madison Avenue,
New York,
NY
10173
Phone Number 212-702-9653

As a financial planner for over 30 years, I've been helping my clients create and implement financial plans that work for their unique family situation, challenges and opportunities. I'm proud to help them discover peace of mind in knowing they can reach their goals. Outside of work, I love spending time with my three kids and hitting the ski slopes.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high- touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications CRD# 2308014
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 309 Clifton Park Center Road,
Suite 10,
Clifton Park,
NY
12065
Phone Number 518-836-3550

Throughout my career, I have focused on one major initiative when working with clients: To understand their financial goals thoroughly and structure a long-term path forward to achieve them.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.


Qualifications FirmCRD# 109677

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 114 Business Park Drive,
Utica,
NY
13502
Phone Number 800-937-4461

About Strategic Financial Services

In business since 1979, Strategic has a team of 37 wealth management professionals, servicing over 1,000 clients and managing more than $1.7 billion in assets. Areas of focus include Investment Management, Financial Planning and Corporate Retirement Plans. With offices in Utica, NY, Rome, NY, Syracuse, NY and West Palm Beach, FL, Strategic is a regional leader in the Wealth Management industry. While successfully growing from established roots, the firm continues to expand its geographic footprint and influence across the northeast and throughout the United States.
The firm's focus on long-term goal-based investing and financial planning set what is now the industry's standard of excellence and established Strategic as one of the first true 'Wealth Managers'. That unique approach drove growth at the firm one relationship at a time through client and professional referrals. Today, a growing team of 37 diverse but like-minded team members manages and advises on over $1.7 billion of client assets. As was the case on day one, our core purpose remains the same "...to help people live a great life."

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


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