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Superior Solutions. Unsurpassed Service.

We’re one team united behind a common purpose, growing together to build a better future for our clients, community and each other.

In the late 1970s, Strategic’s founder, Alan Leist Jr., recognized an opportunity to redefine the investment management industry by offering the highest level of quality and service to clients.

The firm’s focus on long-term goal-based investing and financial planning set what is now the industry’s standard of excellence and established Strategic as one of the first true ‘Wealth Managers’. That unique approach drove growth at the firm one relationship at a time through client and professional referrals.

Today, a growing team of 37 diverse but like-minded team members manages and advises on over $1.7 billion of client assets. As was the case on day one, our core purpose remains the same “…to help people live a great life.”


  • Institutions

    Our work focuses on education, goal setting and discipline with an eye on institutional advancement. We view each relationship as a partnership and take pride in serving as an advocate in the community for our client’s overall mission.

  • Private Clients

    We work with individuals and families to manage their wealth. From strategies for growth, to contingency planning and asset protection, our responsibility is to empower clients in the pursuit of their financial goals.

  • Corporate Retirement Plans

    We manage retirement plans that are uniquely tailored to your organization, and all its stakeholders. From your executive office to the shop floor, we provide customized investment management, consulting, education and advice.


  • First

    The Discovery Moment

    A conversation to hear your story and explore the vision for your ideal life.

  • Next

    The Clear Vision

    A plan that is in sync with your personal values and your vision for an ideal life.

  • Always

    The Lifetime Partnership

    A uniquely personalized experience on the path to a Strategic financial future.

At A Glance

  • Barron's 100

    Barron’s 100

    Recognized as one of the Top 100 Financial Advisors1 in the country six times.

  • Trusted Partners

    Trusted Partners

    Time and again, your success is our success.

  • Three Locations

    Multiple Locations

    Headquartered in Utica, NY with satellite offices in Albany, Little Falls, Rochester, Rome and Syracuse.

  • Community


    Our people have deep roots in local affairs.

  • Founded in 1979

    Founded in 1979

    Building on decades of excellence and experience.

  • Assets


    Manage and advise on over $1.7bn across New York and along the East Coast.