Michael C. Hearn
Michael Hearn is President and Portfolio Manager of Genesee Capital Advisors. His investment perspective and commitment to client service have been shaped by a wide spectrum of understanding and knowledge gained over the past three decades.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., Mike is a graduate of Binghamton University. He has also completed coursework at Cornell University, the University of Maryland, and the New York Institute of Finance.
Mike’s professional experience included positions within the public and private sectors, both internationally and domestically. After completing his undergraduate studies, he accepted a position with the International Rescue Committee (“IRC”) in the country of Thailand. IRC was contracted by the U.S. State Department to assist with the resettlement of thousands of Indochinese refugees, i.e. Cambodian, Lao, Vietnamese, and Hill Tribe, who fled the dangers of their home countries for the safety offered by Thai refugee camps. The administrative, logistic, and managerial challenges over his four years with IRC were enormous, as were the rewards.
Returning home in the mid-1980’s, the U.S. Congress provided Mike with his next professional opportunity. As a Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant, he wrote speeches, drafted legislation, conducted research, and negotiated with foreign and domestic parties on a wide variety of issues.
The private sector, particularly the financial industry, was always of great interest to Mike. In 1986, he moved to New York City to accept a position as an international banker with Manufacturers Hanover Trust. After extensive training, he was given responsibility for business development with the largest financial institutions in Asia. His accomplishments were recognized and rewarded in several ways, but most memorably by his recruitment by the Wall Street headquarters of Merrill Lynch. As an Asia-Pacific regional analyst, Mike was able to tie together his international interests and his love of finance.
The opportunity to serve as a financial advisor/portfolio manager was presented to Mike in the mid-1990. Combining the experience and expertise gathered over many years of hard work for the benefit of his clients has been, and continues to be of great personal satisfaction.
Ryan W. Pine
Ryan Pine is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Genesee Capital Advisors. His investment perspective, focus on financial planning and commitment to client service have been integral to his practice. He works with clients on a personal basis to develop an investment strategy and financial plan that is tailored to their select needs. He maintains a strong focus on developing, improving and implementing extensive retirement plans for business owners, specifically medical practices, law firms and manufacturers.
A native of Auburn, N.Y., Ryan is a graduate of Siena College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has completed graduate coursework at the College for Financial Planning and is currently pursuing his Certified Financial Planner designation.
Throughout his career, he has worked with clients on a wide variety of financial matters, primarily retirement planning and investment portfolios. His professional experience has included positions with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Banc of America Investment Services, Inc., and Morgan Stanley.
Ryan resides in Auburn with his wife and their daughter. He enjoys golfing, spending time with his family and friends, and is an avid Syracuse sports fan.
JeanMarie Hart is a Founding Partner and Chief Operations Officer with Genesee Capital Advisors. She will act as the initial point of contact for all of the team’s compliance, operations and administration issues.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., JeanMarie has over thirty years of experience within the financial industry. She has held positions of increasing responsibility with several prominent banking, insurance, and investment management firms over her career. She is well versed in the many operational, administrative, and compliance issues our Firm faces on a daily basis.
As our Chief Operations Officer, JeanMarie constantly tries to improve processes and policies in support of our goals. She formulates and implements organizational policies and procedures to maximize output, along with monitoring adherence to rules, regulations and procedures that relate to our business.
JeanMarie currently lives in Syracuse. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, grandson, family and friends.