3750 Park East Dr Ste 200
Bill has over 15 years of experience advising clients and 401k Plans regarding investment strategies. He is a big believer in Asset Allocation and Diversification1, not only in the United States, but also Globally2. His major strength is sitting down with a client and aggregating their various IRA’s, Brokerage Accounts, Annuities, ETF’s, Mutual Funds, 401k statements and Pension plans and helping them make sense of what they own. From this strategic advantage point the client understands their various portfolios and know which direction they should be going based on their risk tolerance, time horizon and lifestyle. Bill then develops a Portfolio Analysis which he continues to monitor for each of his clients monthly.
Bill began his career in New York City with Prudential Securities and graduated Top Gun in his class, a prestigious award given to the number one Investment Strategy student. Working briefly in West Virginia, Bill then moved to Hudson, Ohio and built his book of business, which is made up of retail clients, small businesses and 401k Plans. Shortly after Wachovia purchased Prudential Securities Bill moved to Merrill Lynch as Assistant Vice President and Financial Advisor. Shortly after becoming Assistant Vice President and Financial advisor at Merrill Lynch it was purchased by Bank of America.
During his six years with Merrill Lynch Bill handled high net worth clients while continuing to help smaller retail clients with their investments. It was two years after this transition Bill became a Partner with Jeff Concepcion and Stratos Wealth Partners.
Bill continues to offer strategies involving asset allocation and diversification for clients and their assets, no matter how large or how small. He also continues to work one on one with clients on their 401k and Retirement Plans helping them prepare for retirement; vacation homes; children and grandchildren’s college education; their dreams and their legacies. He also helps small, medium and large size 401k Plans facilitate the proper investment mix for their employees and does Financial Plans for clients.
Bill Garten has been married to Vicki Garten for 26 years and have one daughter, Alexandra, who graduated cum laude from the University of Vermont in 2010. Bill is past President and past Vice President The Country Club of Hudson, and former Board Member of The Country Club of Hudson. Bill is also Past President of CHAMR, Charleston-Huntington Association of Manufacturing Reps and served on the Board of Ronald McDonald House and is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary. Bill serves as a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church and is formerly a National and State ranked swimmer and water polo player. Outside of swimming Bill likes to play golf, hike, snow ski, bike ride and fish.
Bill holds a FINRA series 7and 63 with LPL Financial and 65 with Stratos Wealth Partners and is an investment advisor representative with Stratos Wealth Partners and is licensed in Life, Health and Long Term Care Insurance coupled with Annuity licensing. He is registered in Ohio, California, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.