Joe is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF® and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, CPFA®. He has been working in the wealth management business since 2004. Joe specializes in the needs of high net worth individuals and working closely with businesses in their efforts to optimize their retirement plans. Utilizing a disciplined investment strategy that helps manage risk with balanced return expectations, Joe has helped clients navigate the cyclicality of the markets in an effort to improve financial outcomes.
When not at work his energy is focused on his wife Amanda, daughter Lilah and son Levi. He's also an accomplished IronMan triathlete having competed in the IronMan World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Joe earned his B.S. and M.A. from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 with LPL Financial and the New York State Life and Health Insurance License.
Mike is Vice President of OneGroup Retirement Advisors, joining the firm in 2012. On a day-to-day basis Mike works closely with Retirement Plan Sponsors providing a comprehensive view of a company’s retirement plan and incorporates it into a broader workplace benefit helping employees to operate undistracted by financial stressors and at the highest level of their ability. Mike guides employers by developing a retirement program that is flexible and sustainable with their business objectives and a true benefit to their employees. During the transition from employee to retiree, Mike provides wealth management and income planning strategies for business owners and high net worth individuals.
In 2020, 2021 and 2022, Mike has been recognized by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) by being named to NAPA’s list of Top Advisors under the age of 40. Advisors are nominated and voted on by industry peers and selected by a NAPA member committee based on business profile and future industry leadership potential. He has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation and holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. Mike holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 with LPL Financial and the New York State Life and Health Insurance License
Mike and his family reside in the Sedgwick Farms neighborhood in the city of Syracuse. When Mike is not wearing a suit, you can typically catch him in a tie-dye shirt either grilling in the backyard, dancing (like nobody is watching) to local live music, playing fetch with his adopted pup Weller, or honing in on his guitar playing. Most of all, however, Mike embraces and cherishes the time he is able to spend with family and friends.
Chuck is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor. He has been in the business since 2004 where his responsibilities included plan design, compliance testing, evaluating plan documents, performing benefit -calculations and researching compliance issues.
Chuck works closely assisting clients in the areas of plan design, plan compliance, investment review, and participant education including group and individual enrollment meetings. He helps manage the plan annual review process with a heavy focus on educating the Plan Sponsor on their plan and their role as Fiduciary. He graduated from Loyola College in Maryland. He holds a FINRA Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 with LPL Financial and the New York State Life and Health Insurance License.
Chuck lives in Syracuse with his wife, Lindsey, and their three daughters. If you can’t find them tailgating on the SU Hill or closing out the summer at The Great New York State Fair, you may find them at the parks, dance studio or making memories over Legos at the dining room table.
Michael is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® . He has been in the industry since 2012. Throughout his career he has held various positions where he gained valuable experience from coordinating the procurement, analysis and publishing of mutual fund performance returns for retirement plan participants, overseeing a company’s logistics and areas of strategic planning and assisting in the development of the firm’s proprietary recordkeeping system.
In 2017 Mike migrated to the wealth management operations and his duties now include mutual fund and security review, wealth management, and participant education. He graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island with a BS in Finance and Economics. He holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 with LPL Financial and the New York State Life and Health Insurance License.
When not in the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family. Together they enjoy wetting a fishing line or two, growing fruits and vegetables in the summer, and getting frustrated watching NY sports teams.
Karen has been working in the financial industry since 1993. She began her career in retail banking before transitioning to investment services in 1997, where she has worked in both operational and client services roles. Within OneGroup Retirement Advisors, Karen assists our advisors in working with our personal wealth clients and handles the team's operational functions. In addition, Karen is the team's Marketing and Social Media director. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses with LPL Financial and the New York State Life and Health Insurance License.
Karen loves exploring new places to hike and camp with her teenage daughters and their yellow lab, Finn. When they need some downtime at home, her house is usually full of teenagers raiding the pantry, laughing, and lounging by the pool. Like many Central New Yorkers, Karen also enjoys spending free time visiting our many local breweries, listening to live music, and petting all the dogs.
Mike is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee and the Qualified Plan Specialist for our team. In this role, he further enhances our existing participant education program and provides one-on-one and group-level education services to our Qualified Retirement Plan clients. Mike came on board in June 2019 after starting his career at AXA as a Financial Professional. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He hold FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses with LPL Financial as well as a New York State Life and Health Insurance License.
After graduating from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2018, Mike still bleeds orange through and through. He and his father have had season tickets to ‘Cuse football games for nearly 15 years!
Mike loves spending time with friends, whether that be going out and grabbing a drink together, or hitting a course to play some double-bogey golf.
John is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®. He has been working in the financial services industry since 2011. His focus is on helping individuals and families manage their investments and plan for retirement. John utilizes a consultative process that helps ensure your saving and investing activities align with your own personal goals and objectives.
John earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Analysis from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He holds a FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 with LPL Financial and the NY State Life and Health Insurance License. CRPC conferred by College for Financial Planning.
John and his wife Laura live in Syracuse with their two daughters. On the weekends they love exploring all Central New York has to offer. Laura and John enjoy getting their girls out in search of a new state park to explore or
just hitting their favorite, Green Lakes for a hike and some beach time. When they’re not on the go, nothing beats relaxing with plenty of family and friends for a simple cookout on the deck.