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James Sullivan, II

James Sullivan, II, MBA
LPL Wealth Advisor

518-479-4600

j.sullivan@lpl.com

Jim joined A.J. Amato Wealth Management in July, 2015 as a Client Services Associate and in March, 2023 began a new role as lead Wealth Advisor for the Sullivan-Amato team at Albany Financial Group. As a Wealth Advisor, Jim’s focus is on financial planning and fee-based investment management while providing solutions designed to meet each client’s investment, education and retirement planning needs. Jim also directs the investment research, portfolio design and trading operations for the team.  

Jim graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Business Administration and also earned a minor in Economics. Due to his academic success, Jim graduated Magna Cum Laude and was nominated to join both Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Societies.  Jim went on to earn his MBA at Clarkson University and was nominated to join Clarkson's Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.   

Outside of his professional life, Jim is an avid golfer who played for and captained the Siena men’s golf team. Jim regularly competes in amateur events around the capital region and State of New York. During the winter months, you can find him snowshoeing around his family’s farm or playing platform tennis. Jim also serves on both the Golf and Greens Committees at The Country Club of Troy.  

Jim currently holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations through LPL Financial and a New York State Life, Accident & Health insurance license.

A Message from Jim

In 2014 I received a phone call from a personal friend and client of what was then called “AJ Amato Wealth Management” informing me of an opportunity to join AJ’s team and learn what it means to be a financial advisor. As a business and economics student at Siena College, I thought I had a good idea of what the career entailed, but after accepting a position I quickly learned that I was unaware of some of the most critical components. 

Being an advisor is far from asset allocation and suggesting strategies based on what may be occurring in the markets or economy. It is being a part of the financial lives of clients. AJ taught me from day one that we need to care about people’s money more than anyone that doesn’t share their last name. It is a humorous saying, but quite true.

Our team’s differentiator is becoming engrained in the financial lives of our clients and their family in order to provide the best possible advice and service. Client’s never grow out of our services, but rather grow into them as their lives inevitably evolve. This is what I enjoy most about being an advisor – learning your needs and developing strategies to accomplish your goals and dreams. From planning to have a first child, buying a first home, to those transitioning into retirement and planning a legacy for heirs, we are here to guide you. 

In March, 2023 I became the lead advisor for our team as AJ transitioned into retirement and away from the daily activities of the business. Our strategies and purpose remain constant - to guide you toward the growth and preservation of your meaningful wealth, often across several generations. We look to provide Advice for Life, simplify the complex, and take the mystery out of money and finances using our teams GPS System and Bucket Approach to retirement income planning.

I am fortunate to be in a career that provides me with the ability to speak to, and learn from, so many interesting individuals. I look forward to decades of being a part of your financial family. 

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A.J. Amato, CPA, CFP®

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ„¢

(518) 479-4600

ajamato@lpl.com

A.J. began his career in 1982 and has over 40 years of financial services experience, including long careers with one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. and a renowned certified public accounting firm. He established A.J.

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Laurie Walter

Branch Operations Manager to James Sullivan, II, MBA

(518) 479-4600

laurie.walter@lpl.com

Laurie joined A.J. Amato Wealth Management in November 2012 as an Administrative Associate to help maintain quality client services in our ever-growing firm. In December 2016, Laurie assumed the role of Branch Operations Manager which she

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