Roger A. Clarkson is a partner of Lincoln Sparrow Advisors in Williamsville, New York and manages the firm’s Norwich, New York location. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™,
Mr. Clarkson is also a registered securities principal and has supervisory responsibility over the brokerage activities conducted by Lincoln Sparrow’s registered associates. He also is the owner of Red Oak Financial Management, LLC, a planning and insurance firm located in Norwich, NY.
Mr. Clarkson began his financial career with Marine Midland Bank in Poughkeepsie, NY. Over a 25 year career in commercial banking, he held a number of management positions including Regional Manager, Division Manager and Chief Operating Officer. From 1996 to 2013, he was founder and manager of the retail investment divisions of two upstate New York banks. Since 2013, he has worked directly with clients, providing advice, products and services aimed at helping them to: retire comfortably; educate their children; save on taxes; build a legacy; and manage the risks associated with their financial plans.
As a partner at Lincoln Sparrow, Mr. Clarkson is responsible for bringing the firm’s expertise in Portfolio and Investment Management to clients in Central New York by creating relationships with families and small business owners. He also has a leadership role in maintaining the firm’s high standards for client care and regulatory compliance.
Mr. Clarkson currently holds the following securities licenses in a number of states: Series 7, Series 24, Series 27, Series 65. He also holds life and health insurance licenses in New York and North Carolina. Mr. Clarkson became a CFP® professional in 2013. In addition to the comprehensive knowledge of financial topics required of a CFP® certificant, he is required to provide a fiduciary standard of care to all his client relationships and dealings.