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Ashley Ciolek Earns Investment Advisor Compliance Designation

 

Ashley Ciolek, Vice President of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer of Gardey Financial Advisors, has earned the Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professionalsm (IACCPsm) designation from the NRS Center for Compliance Professionals.  She is one of only five persons in Michigan to obtain this certification and one of only 230 persons in the entire United States. 
 

It is the responsibility of Ciolek, as the Chief Compliance Officer, to develop, review, administer and enforce compliance policies and procedures of the firm.  These are required of all Registered Investment Advisors to prevent and detect violations of the federal securities laws.  In this role, she develops and puts in place appropriate compliance policies and procedures to ensure that the firm is following the direction of management, those of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, which oversees the firm, and all applicable federal and state laws.

 

Ciolek has been employed at Gardey Financial Advisors for 15 years and has been the Chief Compliance Officer of the firm since 2005.  She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. (01/2010)

 

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Gardey Financial Advisors Announces Promotions
Jonathan M. Gardey Named President
Garnet M. Sherman Named Executive Vice President

 

Gardey Financial Advisors, an independent investment management and financial planning firm, has promoted Jonathan M. Gardey to the position of President and Garnet M. Sherman to the position of Executive Vice President.This announcement was made today by Kim M. Gardey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Jonathan Gardey is Director of Research, Chair of the Investment Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, a Financial Advisor, and until his promotion, served as Executive Vice President of the firm, which he joined in 1993. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) and a Certified Financial Planner® professional.

 

Garnet Sherman has spent 19 years in the profession of financial planning.  She joined Gardey Financial Advisors in 1990 and until her promotion served as its Senior Vice President.  She is a Certified Financial Planner  She oversees the Operations, Human Resources, and the Information Technology Divisions of the firm. (11/2009)

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Bradley S. Duling Obtains Certified Financial PlannerTM Certification

 

Bradley S. Duling, Portfolio Manager and Securities Trader at Gardey Financial Advisors has obtained the Certified Financial PlannerTM designation from the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards.

 

Certification identifies those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements, successfully completed course work, and passed the intensive CFP Certification Examination.  The exam covers the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. 

 

Duling has been employed at Gardey Financial Advisors since 2005.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. (09/2009)

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JONATHAN M. GARDEY, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF GARDEY FINANCIAL ADVISORS, RECEIVES REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS CERTIFICATION

 

Jonathan M. Gardey has been awarded a Certification for Completion through an advanced seminar in Real Estate Investment and Feasibility Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Center for Real Estate. This advanced program focuses on making prudent and profitable commercial real estate investment decisions in today’s competitive environment.


Emphasis was directed at evaluating both the traditional and contemporary state-of-the-art methods of analysis. Particular attention was paid to purchasing decisions and to the financial and tax structure of real estate investments.


Mr. Gardey is the Executive Vice President, Director of Research, and Chairperson of Gardey Financial Advisors’ Investment Committee. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Jon earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance and in Money & Financial Markets from Columbia University, New York City. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner™ professional.  He has been employed by Gardey Financial Advisors since 1993 and is a member of the CFA Society of Detroit, the CFA Institute, and the Northeastern Michigan Estate Planning Council. He is a Registered Players Financial Advisor with the NFL Players Association and may provide financial and investment advice to its members.

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THOMAS R. CHISHOLM RECEIVES CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CERTIFICATION

 

Thomas R. Chisholm, Financial Advisor at Gardey Financial Advisors, L.L.C., has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

 

Certification identifies those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements, successfully completed course work, and passed the intensive CFP Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. Mr. Chisholm provides clients of Gardey Financial Advisors with financial planning, education, and management of their financial assets.


Mr. Chisholm graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He has worked in the financial investment field for over 24 years and has taught courses in Finance at Saginaw Valley State University.  He has been associated with Gardey Financial Advisors since 1997 and also serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

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MELISSA A. SEAMON EARNS CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ DESIGNATION

 

Melissa A. Seamon, a financial administrator at Gardey Financial Advisors, L.L.C., has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation from the CFP Board of Standards. Certification identifies those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements, successfully completed course work, and passed the intensive CFP Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits.


Ms. Seamon provides clients of Gardey Financial Advisors with financial planning, education, and management of their financial assets. Ms. Seamon graduated Cum Laude from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has been associated with Gardey Financial Advisors since 2001.

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