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Andrew Komarow, MSFS

 

AEP® AIF® CAP® CASL® CFP® CHFC® CHSNC®CLU® FSCP® REBC®  RHU® RICP®

Founder and President

Andrew is the Founder and President of Planning Across the Spectrum. Andrew is a passionate advocate for autism awareness in his community. He’s also very passionate about his work as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and has always worked toward helping his clients gain financial security now and for their future. Putting both of these interests together, Andrew was inspired to start Planning Across the Spectrum whose core mission is to provide a service creating financially secure paths for individuals and families with special needs.

Andrew understands the difficulty and stigma that many individuals face with special needs. Having received his Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis as an adult, many questions about the struggles he had experienced both growing up and as a young adult were answered. Through this experience, Andrew knew that he wanted to do something to work with the special-needs community to provide answers and security in the financial world to anyone who could benefit from his experience. He took time to educate himself in any and everything he could to help in this underserved community and now dedicates himself to aiding within it.

Utilizing his education, certifications, and passion for the financial world along with his personal experiences and knowledge which one can only obtain with this first-hand experience, Andrew provides a unique planning perspective for those with special needs, caregivers, and their families. While most people claim they understand what someone is going through, Andrew has lived it. He has experienced the medical, social, educational, legal, vocational, and relational issues that come with being a member of the autism community. Due to this, he can now provide specialized aid and knowledge to his clients, and most importantly, he understands that every situation is unique.

At Planning Across the Spectrum, Andrew takes pride in the fact that he founded a company designed for more than just Financial Planning. He created a resource to provide expert guidance and valuable resources for life decisions that are either unknown or not easily accessible. The Planning Across the Spectrum approach aids clients in navigating the realities of living in a world that can be complicated to pilot for someone with special needs.

The passion Andrew has for financial planning has resulted in numerous degrees and certifications. Andrew earned a Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) has achieved the distinction of being a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™). He also has certifications as a Behavioral Financial Advisor(BFA™), Chartered Special Needs Consultant (ChSNC®), and an Associated Estate Planner (AEP®) among his other designations. He is active with Autism Services & Resources Connecticut as a member of their board. As a business owner, husband, and father Andrew does not get much spare time, but when he does, he enjoys tinkering with electronics, travel, and bike rides. He resides in the Farmington Valley with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Brittney Seegobin

Director of Client Services

Brittney, using her many years of experience working in the medical field, has translated well into the financial planning industry. With Brittney serving on the front line of a variety of different aspects of client services such as, event planning, and other administrative duties.

In her spare time, Brittney enjoys listening to music, reading science fiction books and taking any chance she gets to visit with her brother and his family in Florida.

Kimberly Flynn

Client Assistant

Kimberly Flynn is an aspiring Certified Financial Planner. She is a student at Bryant University, graduating in May 2019.  Kim has joined Talcott Financial Group to gain a practical perspective of financial planning to round out her studies.  Kimberly assists in client meetings and will be doing paraplanning to streamline client on-boarding and keeping administrative aspects of existing client plans up to date.  At Bryant University, Kimberly is a member of the dance team and a writing club. She has two sisters, Kaitlyn and Kelly, and a dog, Finley.

Kim enjoys spending time with her friends and family, boating, and shopping.

Fred Boojad

Director of Communication

The latest addition to our team, Fred brings over 30 years of customer service experience 10 of which are directly involved with the financial industry. Responsible for client outreach and communication it’s likely you have spoken to Fred over the phone, or read a press release he has subjected to his red pen and unique sense of humor.

His own experiences have given him valuable insight into the importance of Elder Care and End of Life issues as well as a son on the spectrum, he is passionate about helping others.

Fred spends his time away from the office playing guitar, petting cats and reading far too many books for his own good.

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