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There are hundreds of financial professionals in your area. However, choosing the right advisor that understands your financial situation and meets your needs may be quite daunting. WiserAdvisor has a network of vetted financial advisors and advisory firms and has listed them below. You can find the details of each advisor, such as their qualifications, service offerings, etc., that you could use while searching for the financial advisor that best suits your financial and investment goals.

We have been in business for the last 2 decades and constantly update and maintain a highly trusted directory of vetted fiduciary advisors that meet rigorous standards.

WiserAdvisor's network of vetted financial advisors are from large Fortune 500 companies to small independent financial firms to suit each individual's comfort levels. Each and every advisor is pre-screened for industry experience, disclosures, and registrations with SEC and FINRA. Collectively, our pre-screened advisors serve thousands of happy clients, manage billions of dollars and provide financial freedom and security for families and individuals like you.

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The financial advisors below offer several financial services such as wealth management, retirement planning, portfolio management, estate planning and much more.

List of Qualified Financial Advisors in Local

Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Gregory Jennings
OMC FINANCIAL SERVICES, LTD.
5789 Widewaters Parkway,
Dewitt, NY 13214
32 Years Not Specified $100,000 Fee-Only
Excelsior Wealth Partners
CFP®, CLU®
225 Wilkinson St,
Syracuse, NY 13204
24 Years Not Specified $100,000 Fee-Based
Richard Dougherty
CFP®, AIF®
ECHELON WEALTH ADVISORS, LLC
1159 Pittsford Victor Rd,
Ste 220,
Pittsford, NY 14534
12 Years $137,000,000 $250,000 Fee-Based

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Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Local,

Qualifications CRD# 2169365
Firm CRD# 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, 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 40 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:

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


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

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


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 today's 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 Bachelor's Degree in Finance. He is a graduate of The American College's 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

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, 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# 5271824
Firm CRD# 39543
Series 7, 66

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


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 he's 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

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


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