Our Team

Barbara Ginty, CFP® - Owner -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.


Mary Hakim - Client Services -has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years.  She has worked with independent advisors throughout her career includingRaymond James Financial and Wells Fargo Advisors in both operational and client management roles, and holds her series 7, and 66 licenses.

She has served on the governing board of the Benedictine Health Foundation since 2011 and volunteers on several of the foundation’s annual fundraising events. Mary is an avid gardener, loves to run, travel and spend time with her three grown children. She has lived in Hurley NY for over 30 years with her husband Paul


Taylor Greaves - Office Coordinator -has recently moved back to Kingston, after being PA for 14 years in Manhattan. Taylor loves spending time with her family, especially her 2 nephews Beckett (5) and Foster (3), traveling, and participating in numerous community events.  She is daughter to Roddy and Laurie Greaves, once local business owners.


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 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.