Our Team

KENNETH M. FORD, AWMA®, AIF®
Founding Partner

KenFord-HeadshotKen’s personalized approach combined with a solid financial background spanning more than two decades, make him one of the most respected advisors in the industry today.  Ken’s mission is to provide customized strategies to his clients to help them protect, accumulate, and transfer their wealth.

He holds an AIF® and AWMA® from The College for Financial Planning. The AWMA® designation is a graduate-level program that addresses complex financial issues faced by affluent clients. Ken is an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

Ken started his career in leading regional firms such as Ryan Beck and Tucker Anthony. His desire to offer his clients independent and objective guidance led him to join LPL Financial, the largest independent broker/dealer nationwide*. He was President and Founder of Ford Wealth Management in Hoboken, NJ.

Mr. Ford has been a recipient of the LPL Financial Director’s Club Award**, holds a series 7, 63 and 65 registrations with LPL Financial and is authorized to provide insurance in both New York and New Jersey

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*As reported in Financial Planning magazine 1996–2015 based on total revenues.
**rankings are based on overall production (2010-2013)


FEMI FORD
Client Relationship Manager

Femi’s primary roles at the firm include scheduling appointments, coordination of client appreciation and public education events, assisting with new client transitions, and helping clients with general account-related questions.  She also brings to task over ten years of graphic & web design and helps to spread the WVFA message far and wide.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Veritas Group, Ltd. and MetaFoundry as a web & print Production Manager for a variety of clients such as Mercedes Benz, Toshiba Consumer America Products, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vail Film Festival, Excedrin, and Dan Zanes. She is also an accomplished textile designer and artist.  Femi received her BFA at Hartwick College in Oneonta where she was an Art major & competitive swimmer.

Femi is a native of Warwick, NY having grown up in Bellvale. When she’s not busy with WVFA, she can be found doing freelance work, volunteering in the school and community, gardening, creating art and raising her two beautiful children, Ellie & Leo.

 


LPL Financial & Warwick Valley Financial Advisors—focused on your goals

At Warwick Valley Financial Advisors, we understand the important role we can play in managing your total financial life. That’s why we chose LPL Financial as our broker/dealer. LPL Financial provides access to their vast resources including independent research, state–of–the art technology, innovative investment tools, and the exceptional support that allows us to devote our full attention to your needs and objectives.

Today, LPL Financial is one of the nation’s leading diversified financial services companies and the largest independent broker/dealer supporting more than 14,000 financial advisors nationwide.* LPL Financial is a national independent brokerage firm with corporate headquarters in Boston, San Diego and Charlotte and offices in other field locations across the country.

Expect the very best Service

LPL Financial helps us manage the complexities of running our organization by providing us with access to:

  • Leading–edge tools and technology
  • Independent investment research
  • Dedicated service and training
  • Open product architecture offering investment solutions

This allows us to focus on providing investment advice to help our clients pursue important life and financial goals.

As a diversified financial services company, LPL Financial serves three distinct customer groups. Independent Advisor Services meets the needs of advisors at every stage of their careers. Institution Services focuses on the needs of banks and credit unions. Custom Clearing Services works with leading financial services companies.

Being 100% committed to the success of the financial professionals we serve is what has helped LPL Financial become one of the leading diversified financial services organizations in the country.

LPL Financial History

LPL Financial was formed in 1989 through the merger of two small but successful brokerage firms, Linsco (established in 1968) and Private Ledger (founded in 1973). By merging these two companies, the founders of LPL Financial sought to create a formidable alternative to Wall Street firms, one where financial advisors could build highly competitive businesses while always doing what was right for their clients. Today, we are the largest independent broker/dealer in the country.* Our success has been driven by a commitment to enable our customers to reduce the complexity of running and managing a successful business.

In 2005, LPL Financial sold a 60% ownership stake to two private equity partners, Hellman & Friedman LLC and Texas Pacific Group. LPL Financial and our equity partners are strongly committed to maintaining the independence of the firm, with a shared vision of our future success.

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* As reported in Financial Planning magazine 1996–2015 based on total revenues.