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KEMBA’s Retirement Planning and Investment Services CFS1 representatives are passionate about serving our members and helping them and their families achieve their financial life goals.



MattLee Matthew Lee

Matt has filled many roles during his 25 year career in the financial services industry.  He started as a trader and NASDAQ market maker for The Ohio Company, Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., and Donnelly Penman & Partners;  and later transitioned to become Chief Compliance Officer, Branch Manager, and a financial advisor at Ascend Advisory Group, LLC, a member of the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

 

Matt earned a BS in Business Administration, with majors in Accounting and Finance, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is securities registered in Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and able to offer life and disability insurance.  He served the industry as a member of Nasdaq’s Quality of Markets Committee from 1996-2000, and holds several FINRA licenses, including the series 4, 7, 24, 55, 9/10 and 66.


  Del Duffy 

Del Duffy has more than 20 years of Financial Services experience, with nearly half of that spent dedicated to Credit Union industry as a Financial Advisor. Prior to that, he served as a Branch Manager at both Fifth Third and Wells Fargo.Del is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is registered as a General Securities Representative and holds his Ohio insurance license. In 2011, Del completed the qualifications to earn the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

 


 

Derek Sears Derek Sears

Derek is a Financial Advisor on KEMBA Financial Credit Union’s Retirement Planning and Investment Services team, available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”).* Derek holds Series 7 and 66 FINRA Licenses, along with his Ohio Insurance license for life and disability. He is currently securities licensed in Ohio and Wisconsin.

 

Derek’s journey to becoming a financial advisor, began with studying engineering at Ohio State. He then took an interest in entrepreneurship by conceiving and creating his own health and wellness business in 2008. He grew his business by attracting both private investments and acquiring city and government contracts, further expanding through partnerships with other companies in 2011. While managing and running the overall business, Derek discovered his passion for finance, prompting him to begin his financial services career with Huntington National Bank. Derek was a Manager with Huntington until 2012, when he became a branch manager at KEMBA Financial’s Clintonville location. While there, he quickly became a top performing manager. Following his passion for investments, he became a Financial Advisor in 2017.


  Gary Wallberg

Gary has filled many roles during his 25-year career in the financial services industry. He began in the insurance industry, working for Northwestern Mutual Life and then MassMutual while living in Illinois. He transitioned to the mutual fund side of the business where he worked for Scudder Investments/Kemper Funds, and then pursued a passion for retail financial advisory at Chase Wealth Management/JP Morgan Securities since moving to Ohio.

 

Gary is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is registered as a General Securities Representative in Ohio and Illinois and holds his Insurance License. In 2005, Gary obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional certification.

1 Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/ SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the Credit Union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. KEMBA Financial Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to Credit Union members. Representative is not a tax advisor or an attorney. CFP and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks are owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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