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Rajan Kumar

Vice President / Managing Partner

Bio

Rajan has been a financial advisor for 16 years. He holds Series 7 and 66 with LPL Financial, as well as life, accident, and health licenses. His areas of specialization include retirement, tax, estate, investment, and distribution planning. He holds a B.S. from SUNY Plattsburgh (’97) and has completed the Certified Financial Planner™ curriculum at the College of St. Rose. He has worked with several not-for-profit organizations in designing endowment plans.

Contact: (518) 229-4105
rajan.kumar@lpl.com

J. Scott Winchek

Vice President / Managing Partner

Bio

Scott has 15 years of experience as a financial advisor. He holds Series 7, 6 and 63 with LPL Financial, as well as life, accident, health and annuity insurance licenses. He holds a B.S. from SUNY Oswego, and a M.S. from the College of St. Rose. His areas of specialization include group planning, employer-sponsored plans, higher education and healthcare, investment management and income planning. With his previous firm, he managed over $72 million in client assets. He is a trustee for two nonprofit organizations.

Contact: (315) 529-7694
scott.winchek@lpl.com

Jason Bays, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Bio

Jason has been a financial advisor for 8 years, and holds Series 6, 7, 65 and 63 with LPL Financial, as well as life, accident, and health licenses. His areas of specialty include healthcare and higher education. He holds a B.S. from Robert Wesleyan College (’07) and is CFP® certified in insurance planning, financial planning, tax planning, and investment planning.

Contact: (607) 316-2985
jason.bays@lpl.com

Steven Gottlieb

Financial Advisor

Bio

Steven has been a financial advisor for 8 years, and holds Series 7 and 66 with LPL Financial, as well as life, accident, health and annuity insurance licenses. His areas of specialization include the coordination of group or company retirement plans and health and insurance benefits with clients’ overall financial situation. He holds a B.S. from St. Lawrence University (’07). As a senior advisor at Goldman Sachs’ Ayco division, Steve was one of a team of 25 advisors that managed over $300 million in client assets.

Contact: (518) 744-9602

David Davis

Office Assistant

Bio

Dave has several years’ experience in client-support services for the financial advisory team, currently with LPL, and previously with VALIC. In addition, he has decades of experience in the administration and management of healthcare facilities throughout New York State. He currently provides a wide range of support services to the 435 Financial advisory team, and is instrumental in ensuring the delivery of superior service to clients. Dave holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.

david.davis@lpl.com

Mary Lee

Bookkeeper

Bio

Mary has over 30 years of experience in the banking and insurance industries. With her extensive background in management and administration, as well as in software development and utilization, she brings rigorous quantitative skills and organizational capabilities to support 435 Financial. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from University at Albany and an M.S. in computer science from Union College.

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