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Gardey Financial Advisors Vice President Earns Risk Management Specialist Credential

Ashley (Gasta) Ciolek, Vice President of Operations and Chief Compliance Officer of Gardey Financial Advisors, has completed a study program to earn the credential of Risk Management Specialist from the National Regulatory Services Center for Compliance ProfessionalsSM. She is the sole person in Michigan and one of only 14 professionals in the entire United States to obtain this certification. 

It is the responsibility of Ciolek, as the Chief Compliance Officer, to develop, review, administer and enforce compliance policies and procedures of the firm. The courses she participated in for the Risk Management Specialist certification provided her with enhanced tools to improve systems and processes within the firm. She has learned, in more detail, how to initiate, structure, and conduct investigations that will protect and respond to legitimate situations not only for the firm, but also for its management and employees.

Ciolek has been employed at Gardey Financial Advisors for 18 years and has been the Chief Compliance Officer of the firm since 2005. She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

About Gardey Financial Advisors
Gardey Financial Advisors provides investment management and financial planning services to clients in 21 states from its office in Saginaw, Michigan. The firm has a staff of 18 including seven Financial Advisors. Gardey Financial Advisors’ comprehensive services are provided solely on a fee basis with compensation through fees paid directly to the firm by clients. Commissions or compensation are not accepted from any other source. Professional advice is provided but no products (i.e., stocks, mutual funds, insurance or annuities) are ever sold. Gardey Financial Advisors believes there is a significant conflict of interest if an advisor stands to gain financially from the purchase of any product that he or she recommends to a client.