Advisor profile


My approach

My Financial Planning Approach

Your immediate needs and concerns, as well as your future dreams and goals, drive a strong financial plan. I’ve created a streamlined and informative process, guided by a mutual understanding of what matters most to you.

Step 1: Discovery– My financial planning approach is comprehensive, enabled with data gathering. The more data I acquire, the better the strategies. I review everything from investment to real estate, retirement accounts, education funding, social security benefits, insurance, estate documents etc.

Step 2: Conduct Analysis– Once I have vital details, I can review your current and future financial situation, identify the likelihood of you reaching your goals and address any potential shortfalls or impact of unexpected life events.

Step 3: Develop tailored strategies– Each client has individualized needs, which I help them plan to achieve through customized strategies. Finding the most effective strategy to each objective is my priority.

Step 4: Implementation– With my guidance, you will have access to our array of products and services that collectively can provide you with a foundation for implementing and carrying out your financial strategy.

Step 5: Monitoring– As part of my ongoing commitment, I’ll review your financial plan and help ensure it is updated with developments in your life. Considering market conditions or changes in your circumstances, I advise adjustments.

Areas of focus

  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Saving for Education
  • Retirement Income Strategies
31
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.

Qualifications

  • CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
  • ChFC® Chartered Financial Consultant®
  • Series 7
  • Series 63
  • Series 66
  • Life and Health

Education

  • MBA - New York University Stern School of Business, NY, 1994
  • BA/MA - New College, Oxford, United Kingdon, 1983

Interests

  • Outside of work, I love to play tennis, read books and appreciate art.
  • My wife Ellen and I live in Brooklyn with our two boys, James and William.
  • Our family enjoys spending time in the Hudson Valley and volunteering with several local charities.

Previous experience

  • Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, Feb 2009 - Aug 2012
  • Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Aug 2012 - Nov 2019