Our focus is your dreams.
We are a team dedicated to helping our clients realize their dreams. Our job is to be your trusted advisor, the person people turn to for financial advice, education and counsel. Our clients come first. We want to help them achieve their unique long-term goals through a comprehensive, holistic program of investments, estate conservation, key employee planning, insurance and retirement planning.
Our history tells a story for our future.
Empire Wealth Strategies was founded in 1967 in New York City. Since our small beginnings, we have grown to a team of over 100 advisors, each with unique skill sets and experience. Our purpose is to build a close relationship with clients, offer them financial education and guidance, while ensuring their financial affairs are handled discreetly and professionally. We are more than a trusted advisor to our clients, we are coaches, listeners, problem solvers, and friends.
The people make all the difference.
Our team of exceptional leaders and support staff are at the heart of what makes Empire Wealth Strategies stand out amongst its competitors. Our culture is based on a team environment where we help advisors thrive in their practices and have the tools and resources to provide the very best service to their clients. We work as a team to forge and maintain strong relationships with our financial advisors and with each other so we can make a long lasting positive impact in people’s lives. Click below to see a list of our dedicated financial advisors.
Michael Kane | CEO
Phone: (646) 432-7802
Fax: (646) 685-2810
Email: [email protected]
Michael resides in New York City with his wife, Mara and daughter, Claire. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis, traveling and cheering on the VT Hokies Football Team.
With over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, Michael has dedicated his career to building an elite team of Financial Services Representatives in the New York market. Michael has a track record of developing teams comprised of both highly productive, experienced representatives who are driving to take their career to new heights, as well as a host of young professionals who are eager to learn from them.
Prior to joining Empire Wealth Strategies, Michael was a Managing Sales Director with Barnum Financial. He is a member of GAMA as well as AALU. In 2007, he graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Financial Management. He is a member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.
Michael’s passion for the financial services industry is driven by the idea that individuals can achieve the three essential “I’s”:
Independence, income, and most importantly impact.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys golf, tennis, traveling and cheering on the VT Hokies Football Team. Michael resides in New York City with his wife, Mara and daughter, Claire.
"I have not found another profession that allows individuals to achieve the three essential "I's": Independence, income, and most importantly impact. I am passionate about the industry I work in and the opportunity to better others."
Scott Francis | Vice President
Scott Francis is the Vice President of Sales at Empire Wealth Strategies. He leads with energy and passion to achieve success in his goal-oriented, results driven position. He is responsible for the growth of the agency through advisor development, as well as recruiting and marketing. Scott will tell you that he owes a lot to his first mentor years ago and he seeks to provide that level of impact on everyone he encounters in the agency. Scott lives in Hopatcong, NJ with his wife and 3 children and can typically be found at family sporting events on the weekends.
He holds a BA degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.
He is married to Valleri and has three children, for whom he serves as a part-time soccer coach. He is actively involved with the boards of education at his children’s schools.
Advisor Experience Director
Director of Supervision
Phone: (646) 432-7830
Fax: (646) 685-2810
Email: [email protected]
Stacey loves bad reality TV, and was an exchange student to Bilbao, Spain during her junior year of high school. Her favorite food is Sushi.
Stacey is committed to helping the firm navigate the complex and ever-changing compliance rules. She joined EWS in May of 2014 after 16 years serving as Regional VP for Royal Alliance, AIG. She currently holds a Series 4, 7, 24, 53 and 65. She is currently studying for her CLU.
Stacey was raised in Queens, NY and is a proud alumnus of Brooklyn Technical High School. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University. She currently resides in Broad Channel, NY with her husband, son, and dog.
“The work is always changing, changing and rewarding! Compliance can be very difficult to navigate the numerous rules and regulations. I really enjoy translating these rules into every day practices that advisers can understand and fit into their process without much interruption. My goal is to make compliance assessable and approachable.”
In the Financial Services industry today, individuals have the chance to work with a variety of financial professionals. What sets our advisors apart is we start with the why. Why do they make the decision to do what they do every day? Why did they come into Financial Services industry? Everyone has a story, advisor and client, and we want to share those with you.
Our home away from home.
At EWS we understand you spend more time at work then you do in any other area of your life. That is why we strive to make sure that our workplace is an open environment in which our employees feel comfortable, creative, and forward thinking. We are dedicated to standing out amongst our competitors as a company that truly cares about its employees and its customers.
Our team in our newly renovated space with Penn Mutual CEO, Eileen McDonnell
- Caribbean Party lunch Having fun at our summer event.
- Mardi Gras celebration lunch Mardi Gras wouldn’t be the same without masks and photos.
- Halloween party Where costumes were definitely encouraged
- Toys for Tots EWS donation to the charity to give gifts to children at the holidays.
- Ugly Sweater contest Participants competed for the best ugly sweater during the office holiday event that also featured a cookie contest.
- Coming together Our team in our newly renovated space with Penn Mutual CEO, Eileen McDonnell
- Back to School Lunch to celebrate August and the back to school season.
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day Rainbows, shamrocks and leprechauns could be found at the green celebration.
- Rugby Stout Viewing Party Watching the USA Eagles vs the Harlequins during the World Cup.
- Operation Backpack The agency came together to buy school supplies for a local school program.