Our Team

Barbara Ginty, CFP® -Ownerthrough 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. 

 In 2019, she was recognized by Investment News' in their 40 under 40 class*. In 2022, she was recognized by Forbes as a "Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State" for New York.**

Her time spent away from the business usually involves traveling or skiing out west. 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.

**The Investment News 40 under 40 is an independely granted award and is based on peer nomination, contributions to and leadership in the industry. Neither the advisor nor her broker dealer paid a fee for the nomination or receipt of the award. 

**The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms.

Marianne Hobson -Client Services- has been working in client services within the financial service industry since 2015.  She began her career working for a Broker Dealer in San Diego, CA and spent the last 4 years working for a Mutual Fund company before moving back to her home town of Kingston NY.  Marianne has a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany and holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses with LPL Financial.

Marin Fiore -Office Manager- 
She was born and raised in the Woodstock/Kingston NY area, she continues to reside here in Kingston. She earned a Regents Degree which included some Advanced Placement courses from John A. Coleman Catholic High School. She then went on to earn her A.S. Degree in Individual Studies from SUNY Ulster. Since then she has spent her whole professional career in the Customer Service/Front Desk/Receptionist fields.

Kevin Ginty-Founder-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 retired but can still be found in the office occassionally to help out with marketing and business development.

Kevin lives in Kingston, NY with his wife, Jessica, and they have two daughters Barbara and Erin. Erin is currently living in Rhinebeck, NY and is an Assistant District Attorney for Dutchess County. Kevin spends his time traveling with Jessica, who recently retired, and is also very involved with the AOH in Kingston, NY.