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Ed Dempsey, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER PractitionerTM
Financial Advisor

Ed has worked as a Financial Advisor since 1986. His simplistic, holistic approach has resulted in long-term relationships with his clients through the many economic and market environments we have experienced during the past 35 years. Ed provides his clients with professional advice on investments, retirement and estate planning, while spending the majority of his time managing client’s investment wealth to help them pursue their life goals.

Ed began his career with IDS/American Express in Albany, NY holding a position of District Manager while building his highly successful practice where doing what is right for clients has always been the driving force. In 2006, Ed became attracted to a more independent business model and joined LPL Financial, creating Dempsey & Drumm, LLC. In 2013, the advisors of Dempsey & Drumm, LLC were invited to affiliate with Private Advisor Group, which was named a top 100 RIA firm by Barron’s in 2021.

Ed is an active community member, having served on numerous boards over the years, currently investing his time with the Bonnie Youth Club, Captain Housing Development Corporation and the Adirondack Mountain Club. Ed mentors at-risk families through the Bridges out of Poverty model and has recently begun a Family Development Mentoring program through the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Lake Placid, NY.

Ed earned his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA and is a member of the SJU Baseball Hall of Fame. He earned the professional designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) from the College of Financial Planning and holds Series 7 and 63 securities registrations with LPL Financial.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ed now resides in Lake Placid, NY with his wife Barbara. They have four adult children. Ed is an avid hiker, ADK 46er, Rainier, Kilimanjaro, accomplished marathoner and triathlete including the Lake Placid Ironman. He also enjoys skiing and golf.

Office Info:

Dempsey & Drumm, LLC
125 Wolf Rd. Suite 503-10
Albany, NY 12205
Main: (518) 373-8975
(800) 998-7606
Fax: (518) 373-8974

Email: edempsey@dempseyanddrumm.com

 

T. Christian Drumm, AAMS®

Financial Advisor

Over the past two decades, Christian has taken the approach of treating the advisor/client relationship as an education process – a lesson he learned from his father, Edward “Edd” Drumm, who worked as a Financial Advisor from 1973-1995 earning national recognition on numerous occasions. He has taken great pride in keeping complex financial strategies straightforward which has gained the trust and loyalty of his clients. Christian focuses on managing client operations, researching investment opportunities, and discussing investment planning, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning techniques with clients. In addition to providing advice to high-net worth individuals and families, he advises small business owners and various qualified retirement plans.

Christian began his career in 2000 at American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise) where he earned his Series 7, Series 66, life, accident and health licenses. After gaining valuable industry experience and building client relationships, Christian longed to provide his clients with a wider choice of investment products and services. In 2006, he joined Ed Dempsey to form Dempsey & Drumm, LLC to combine their individual strengths into a partnership which could continue to serve clients for decades to come. In 2013, the advisors of Dempsey & Drumm, LLC were invited to affiliate with Private Advisor Group, which was named a top 100 RIA firm by Barron’s in 2021

Christian earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York and is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist™, AAMS® designee. Christian is a member of Loudonville Presbyterian Church, served as Treasurer of the LPC Nursery School, and has volunteered his time over the years in various community activities. As a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI,) Christian supports the importance of independent financial service and advice.

Christian resides in Albany, New York where he enjoys traveling, biking, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Office Info:

Dempsey & Drumm, LLC
125 Wolf Rd. Suite 503-10
Albany, NY 12205
Main: (518) 373-8975
(800) 998-7606
Fax: (518) 373-8974

Email: cdrumm@dempseyanddrumm.com

 

Matt Dempsey

Financial Advisor

Matt Dempsey joined Dempsey & Drumm LLC as a Financial Advisor in 2022. Matt provides investment advice on financial guidance and long-term investment management. His goal as a Financial Advisor is to build strong client relationships, which allows him to better understand his client’s financial goals and needs. Matt maintains a strong commitment towards communication and personalized planning for each individual client, something he has learned from his father, Ed Dempsey.

Matt holds his MBA from St. Joseph’s University where he also spent time working for the Dean of the Business School, Joseph A. DiAngelo. He also holds his Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Cortland. He started his career in the financial services industry in 2019 as a Senior Internal Wholesaler for Pacer Financial in Malvern, PA. Matt currently holds the Series 7, 63 and 66 Licenses.

Matt resides in Malta, NY with his fiancée Jessica. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, exercising, and spending time with his family and friends.

Office Info:

Dempsey & Drumm, LLC
125 Wolf Rd. Suite 503-10
Albany, NY 12205
Main: (518) 373-8975
(800) 998-7606
Fax: (518) 373-8974

Email: mdempsey@dempseyanddrumm.com

 

*Barron’s “Top 100 RIA Firms” ranking is based upon quantitative and qualitative criteria including: regulatory records, client retention reports, assets managed, revenue generated, technology spending, number of clients, size and diversity of staff, placement of a succession plan, and more. Investor experience and returns are not considered. Neither Private Advisor Group nor its financial advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the ranking.

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