About Us

About Us

Since 1980, the East End Financial Group, Inc. (EEFG) has provided expert comprehensive financial planning, investment advisory, insurance, pension administration, estate and retirement planning services for small businesses and individuals.

EEFG is a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and offers qualified investors multiple investment platforms.

As an independent, employee-owned company our only allegiance is to our clients. This important distinction enables us to remain truly objective, and work solely in the best interests of our clients as we develop and manage customized planning solutions specifically designed to meet your individual goals, needs and aspirations.

As a result, we are able to take the time to deeply understand the needs and concerns of our clients, build strong personal relationships and offer an unparalleled level of service, accessibility and responsiveness.

Perhaps most importantly, after over three decades of success, East End Financial Group remains a truly local company. We are staffed by local employees who understand and appreciate both the challenges and opportunities unique to the East End, and remain dedicated to serving the needs of our clients for years to come.

 

OUR APPROACH

At East End Financial Group, we genuinely partner with our clients and work directly on your behalf with your other professional service providers, such as accountants, attorneys, insurance providers and even other investment managers.

This approach simplifies the process for our clients, is fully transparent, and enables us to ensure that all aspects of your plan remain on track over the long-term.

In addition, by regularly communicating with your key professional service providers, we are better able to anticipate and adjust to your needs as they evolve over time.
 

We partner with you and coordinate with your professional service providers to keep your plan on track.

 

OUR TEAM

At East End Financial Group, we truly take a team approach to meeting all of your needs. Providing consistent, concierge-level service for our clients has been our hallmark for over thirty years, and remains our top priority.

Simply put, when you need us, we are there for you. To ensure this, we employ an overlapping system of coverage, and keep key team members up to date on your account status so that, in the event your primary advisor is temporarily unavailable, your needs are still immediately met by a team member already fully versed in your account history.

We invite you to take the time to meet our team below or, better yet, in person. At East End, we are always there for you.

  • John J. Kosinski
    Founder, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS

    John Kosinski founded the East End Financial Group in 1980 and now leads a team of five advisors and six support team members, managing client relationships. A graduate of Villanova University... MORE >

     

  • Annmarie Zilnicki
    President

    Annmarie Zilnicki began her career with the East End Financial Group in 1984 after graduating with a degree in Industrial Relations from the Business School at Ithaca College. She later earned her designation as a Certified Financial Planner... MORE >
     

  • Joseph J. Kosinski
    Chartered Financial Consultant®, Partner

    Joseph Kosinski is a Chartered Financial Consultant® and owner of the East End Financial Group. He graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Finance, and is currently working toward his Certified... MORE >
     

  • Jack F. Kosinski
    Investment Advisor, Partner

    A graduate of Indiana University, Jack began his career with MetLife with an emphasis on insurance before joining The Hartford, where he worked as a specialist in 401(k) and 457 retirement plans. He holds both his Series 7 and Series 63... MORE >

     

  • Ernest L. Vorpahl
    Certified Financial Planner™

    Ernie Vorpahl has a been a member of the East End Financial Group since 1998, and manages the firm’s South Fork office. A Certified Financial Planner™, Ernie specializes in retirement planning for small business owners and professionals... MORE >

     

  • Mark Poitras
    Certified Financial Planner™

    Mark Poitras is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and graduate of Binghamton University. His focus is on developing comprehensive financial plans and strategies for individuals, their families and their businesses in order to help them meet their short-term and long-term financial goals....MORE >

  • Jeffrey Connolly
    Chartered Financial Analyst®

    Jeff joined the East End Financial Group in 2017 to broaden the firm's research and trading capabilities.  Over the past seven years, Jeff worked in research for both multinational and boutique investment banks....MORE >

     

  • Margret Leonard-Loper
    Client Relationship Manager

    With a wealth of management experience and degrees in both paralegal and legal secretarial sciences, Margret joined the East End Financial Group in 1994 and has become an integral and indispensable resource for both the firm’s Investment Team and its clients alike. MORE >

  • Mary LaFemina
    Client Relationship Manager

    Mary LaFemina joined the East End Financial Group in 2011. Prior to becoming a part of the EEFG team, Mary worked with AG Edwards and Next Financial for over a decade, and holds both her Series 7 and Series 63 Securities Licenses. She is a graduate of... MORE >
     

  • Connie Tobin
    Client Relationship Manager

    Connie Tobin joined the East End Financial Group in 2016 and has immediately become an integral member of the EEFG team. She works in the Operations Department beside Margret Loper and Mary LaFemina. Connie gathered a wealth of... MORE >

  • Chrissie Curtis
    Administrative Assistant

    Chrissie Curtis joined the East End Financial Group in 2013. In her role as an Administrative Assistant, her many responsibilities include organizing the staff calendar, responding to client requests, and preparing letters and reports for the advisory team. MORE >

  • Liz Niles
    Administrative Assistant

    Even before joining the East End Financial Group in January of 2014, Liz Niles had already enjoyed working with the firm while still with her former employer, for whom she handled payroll and 401(k) planning. “I was always impressed by how friendly... MORE >