Strategic Financial Services

Tel: 800-937-4461
114 Business Park Drive
Utica, NY 13502

Helping Our Clients 'Live a Great Life'

Strategic Financial Services | Financial Advisor in Utica ,NY

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.

General Information

Firm Start Year:   1979
No.of Employees:   20-49
Gender:   Male
States Licensed in:   NY, TX
Number of Years with Current Firm:   16
I work with the following types of clients:   Non-Profit Organizations, Individual Investors, Businesses, Investment Clubs
Advisory Services Provided:   Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Tax Advice and Services, Risk Management, Money Management, 401K Rollovers, Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning, Insurance Products & Annuities, Estate Planning & Trusts, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Wealth Management


Investment Types:   Annuities, Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Bonds, Mutual Funds, Commodities, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
I can meet clients in the following ways:   At your office, Via Email, Via Phone, At your home, Our Offices, Video Conference, At my office

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   1,000
Assets Managed by Firm:   $1.7B


Registered Investment Advisor:   Yes
Investment Advisor Representative:   Yes
I am an acknowledged fiduciary:   Yes
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:   I have a clean record

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets


Bachelor's Degree - Economics  Colgate University

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)  Cornell University

Alan Leist III, CFA, Strategic Financial Services

Strategic Financial Services

Steadfast Leader. Dissector of Markets. Passionate Client Advocate.

Alan specializes in investment management work for high-net-worth clients and institutions. He is also responsible for leading Strategic's overall business activities.

Alan has spent his 20+ year investment career as a passionate advocate for his clients in the market. He spent the early part of his career in Manhattan as an equity trader and team leader for Merrill Lynch and Fulcrum Global Partners, partnering with the world's leading mutual funds, hedge funds and research analysts to implement investment strategy.

Alan returned home to Upstate New York in 2005, bringing with him a unique industry experience and perspective on the markets.

My Team

Engineering financial wellness strategies for young professionals, high-net worth families and everyone else in between. Experienced in financial plans, defense missiles and the Adirondack Mountains. As a Senior Advisor Aaron partners with clients of all ages to oversee their financial affairs. He develops structured financial plans and investment portfolios to achieve a wide variety of client goals, and helps clients discover what their goals might be if they are just getting started. Aaron ...more

Lifelong investment professional. Positive thinker. Cancer survivor. Providing clients true financial life guidance with a sense of warmth, friendliness and company spirit. Judy was named to Wealth Management Magazine's list of Top 25 Women-owned Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) for 3 years. Over the past 30+ years, Judy has worked with many individuals, business owners, not for profit institutions, and retirement plans in developing comprehensive investment programs. She works closely ...more

Thoroughly studies clients individualized financial playbooks to execute a successful game plan. Certified Financial Planner and former high school business teacher. Devoted Buffalo Bills fan and bleeds Syracuse Orange. Mike works with individuals and families to help them achieve their financial goals. He takes pride in quarterbacking the client relationship by working with attorneys, accountants and other third parties to ensure a successful game plan.

Office Hours

wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Mon. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Tue. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Wed. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Thu. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
wiseradvisor-balck-li-img Fri. 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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