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Qualified Financial Advisors in Rochester, New York
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Richard Dougherty
CFP®, AIF®
Echelon Wealth Advisors, LLC
1159 Pittsford Victor Rd,
Pittsford, NY  14534
585-381-1861
William O'Donnell
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
AVH Invest
118 W Main St,
Victor, NY  14564
585-754-3948
Ted Borowiak
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1715 Niagara Falls Blvd Suite 300,
Amherst, NY  14228
240 Redtail Rd, Suite #11B,
Orchard Park, NY  14127
716-935-6642
David W. Treichler
CLU®, CFP®, AIF®
Arabella Wealth Advisors
The University Building,
Syracuse, NY  13202
315-430-3283
Lisa D. Miller
CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, RICP®, CDFA®
Equitable Advisors
120 Madison Street,
Syracuse, NY  13202
315-425-6343

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Rochester

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.



Qualifications CRD# 6401021
FirmCRD# 110518
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 118 W Main St,
Victor,
NY 
14564
Phone Number 585-754-3948

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" looking to help clients successfully realize their financial goals. I am a highly dedicated retired military officer with 20 years of service, and hope to bring my experiences of working with people from all over the world to the table. My time spent in the military has taught me the importance of planning, attention to detail, and seeing a plan executed from start to finish. I will manage my clients money in the same way, seeking to provide them with unparalleled service. As a firm, we continue to look for clients who will find value in the way we help minimize risk and explain things in a down-to-earth fashion. New clients allow us to achieve economies of scale and increase the level of service we provide to all our valued customers. Thank you for your interest in our services and I look forward to guiding your success for many years to come.

About AVH Invest

We are dedicated to providing a unique Advisor-Client relationship. Our approach is treating our engagement with the heart of a teacher and not a sales person. We keep close touch with our clients and mandate that telephone calls are returned within 24 hours. We know your time is valuable and therefore meetings can be held in your home during the day or evening for your convenience. More importantly, you will have an understanding of the nature of your investments, how they work, and what you can expect from them. We explain things in terms you will understand so that you have a high comfort level with what you own. We offer full service financial planning. We currently serve 1,000 clients and $130,000,000 of assets under management. We are affiliated with a fully independent Broker Dealer with no proprietary products.



Qualifications CRD# 5942209
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1715 Niagara Falls Blvd Suite 300,
Amherst,
NY 
14228
Phone Number 716-935-6642

Office Location 240 Redtail Rd, Suite #11B,
Orchard Park,NY  14127
Phone Number 716-935-6642

I feel fortunate to work with my clients, and I am dedicated to providing education and information to encourage confidence and clarity when it comes to their financial decisions. In my free time, I help my wife raise our son and twin daughters. I give back to my community through my work with the East Aurora Rotary Club, The 21st Century Fund and the Financial Planning Association of Western New York .

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# 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.



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.



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