Our Team

Barbara Ginty  - is the owner of Independent Financial Services based in Kingston, NY. Through LPL Financial, she provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to our clients. She spent her early career working in Manhattan for Bloomberg LP and Credit Suisse specializing in institutional sales. Deciding to purchase the family business she went to NYU and completed the CFP® Certification Program and passed the CFP exam in March of 2014. She also holds her series 7, 63, 65 registrations with LPL Financial and is a licensed Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Consultant. LPL's independent platform allows advisors freedom from proprietary products meaning the client's best interests always come first. 

Barbara lives in Manhattan, NY. Her time spent away from the business usually involves traveling. She has traveled to over 30 countries and studied in Spain, China, and Chile. 

Education: B.S. from University of Scranton. CFP® Certification Program from NYU.

Deborah Di Pietro - joined Independent Financial Services as our Client Services Associate after a career in the Science and Medical field. Her background lends attention to detail, implementation skills, and high-level problem solving. She now holds Series 6, 63, and 65 Registrations through LPL Financial, as well as her New York State Life, Accident, and Health license. She supports the team with client interface, account management, office operations, and account transactions. 

Outside of work, she is passionate about photography, likes to travel, and to tend to her 1865 vintage home.  

Education: B.S. degree with concentrations in Biology and Psychology.

Kevin Ginty - is the founder of Independent Financial Services. He started his career in the early 80s with Merrill Lynch before starting his own firm. Independent Financial Services was formed in 1992 and continues to be a family business today. Kevin is beginning to enjoy his retirement lifestyle but can still be found in the office occassionally to help out as the Director of Marketing with marketing, seminars, and business development. 

Kevin lives in Woodstock, NY with his wife, Jessica, and they have two daughters Barbara and Erin. Erin is currently living in Albany, NY and attending Albany Law School. Kevin spends his time traveling with Jessica and is also very involved with the AOH in Kingston, NY.