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How We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our Team

Vicki R. Brackens, ChFC

President & Financial Planner

(315) 930-4499

(315) 299-7005

vicki.brackens@brackensfsn.com

Vicki Brackens has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur working in the area of financial education and financial services. She was co-host of Financial Fitness*, on PBS affiliate WCNY in Syracuse NY. Financial Fitness was...
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Richard J. Cooney, ChFC

Director of Financial Planning Strategies

(315) 314-9916

(315) 299-7005

richard.cooney@brackensfsn.com

Dick has almost 35 years of experience in the field of Financial Services first with CIGNA and Lincoln Financial Advisors and now with Brackens Financial Solutions Network. He is a graduate of Cornell University earning a Bachelor of...
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Kristopher Wadsworth, ChFC, LUTCF

Senior Wealth Consultant

315-748-5540

315-299-7005

kristopher.wadsworth@brackensfsn.com

Kris began his career in financial services in 1999. He has held several positions within the insurance and financial services fields including District Manager, Agency Director and Financial Advisor. Kris possesses a wealth of...
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Melissa M. Heywood

Director of Operations

(315) 314-9506

(315) 299-7005

melissa.heywood@brackensfsn.com

Melissa has been the Director of Operations and Client Services Administrator for Brackens Financial Solutions Network since June of 2014, focusing on providing a wide range of service and support functions for the firm. She has 20...
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Amayia L. Campbell

Intern

315-726-3198

315-299-7005

amayia.campbell@brackensfsn.com

Amayia Campbell is a recent graduate from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and has been an intern at Brackens Financial Solutions Network since 2018. She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Music. She...
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Matthew B. Goliber

Intern

(315) 930-4499

(315) 299-7005

matthew.goliber@brackensfsn.com

Matthew Goliber is currently a student at Syracuse University, in the College of Arts and Sciences. His area of study is Psychology, with a minor in Marketing from the Whitman School of Management. Matthew is a volunteer leader with...

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