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People news: Lesko Financial Services names three advisors as partners/owners

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Robert Hartung

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Lesko Financial Services, Inc. announced that three of its financial advisors have become partners in the firm.

Binghamton–based Lesko Financial Services, founded in 1948, is a registered broker-dealer and registered investment advisor that has more than $1 billion of client assets under management.

William Hampton

Robert Hartung, William Hampton, and Richard Pichura have joined Lesko’s board of directors as partners/owners. They have more than 73 years of combined experience in the financial-services industry, Lesko Financial Services said in a release.

Hartung has been a Lesko financial consultant since 1984, according to his bio on the firm’s website. He is a graduate of Binghamton University’s School of Management, with a bachelor’s degree in management science.

Rich Pichura

Hampton has been with Lesko since May 2005. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from SUNY Oswego.

Pichura, a certified financial planner, joined Lesko in 2008. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from Binghamton University.

“The addition of these three premier financial advisors as owners follows our company’s 73-year tradition and long-term strategy of independent ownership and local service,” Greg Lesko, CEO and general securities principal, said.

Photos Credit: Lesko Financial Services



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