Warwick Valley Financial Advisors hosts grand opening

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:52

WARWICK — Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard and Michael Johndrow, executive director of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, joined partners Ken Ford and Mark Lange of Warwick Valley Financial Advisors for the grand opening in late June of the new firm located in the Historical Clocktower at 65 Main St. in the Village of Warwick. Ford, who has been in the financial industry for more than 15 years, began his career working for leading regional firms such as Ryan Beck and Tucker Anthony. He said that his desire to offer his clients independent and objective guidance led him to join LPL Financial, the largest independent broker/dealer nationwide. He was later president and founder of Ford Wealth Management in Hoboken, N.J. “My vision,” he said, “was to provide personalized financial services in a hometown setting.” And so last fall he moved his family and the firm to Warwick where he and his wife, Femi, are deeply connected. Lange, who has been affiliated with LPL Financial for 10 years, started his career in the financial industry as a college intern designing commodities models at Shearson Loeb Rhoades. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree studies at Upsala College, Lange joined Cardell and Associates, an independent broker dealer, as its marketing services coordinator. He explained that his desire to work with individual clients led him to a position with American Express Financial Advisors, where he served as both a personal financial advisor and a training manager. In addition, his ambition for independence drove him first to Nathan and Lewis Securities and finally to the largest independent LPL Financial, where he concentrated on personal and business planning. The decision to create Warwick Valley Financial Advisors, Lange and Ford said, was not a hard one. The two share the same philosophies, work ethic and mission to help people make informed financial decisions regarding retirement planning, estate planning, education planning, trust services, annuities, and life insurance. For information call 981-7300 or visit www.warwickfa.com.