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Katey Abernathy

Katey Abernathy

Financial Advisor

Certifications:

Series 7 (General Securities Representative)

Series 66 (Registered Investment Advisor Representative)

Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, St. Lawrence University, 1997

 

Katey moved to Sarasota in 1997, after growing up and attending college in the Northeast.  She was already familiar with the area, as her grandparents were long-time residents, and she had spent a lot of time in Sarasota as a child and young adult.  Katey began her Financial Advisor career working for SunTrust as an Investment Assistant in the Trust Department, and was promoted to Officer.  She worked managing investment portfolios for Trust clients until the summer of 2000, at which point she made the decision to move to Morgan Stanley.  It was also during that time that she met her husband, Rich.  After spending some time at Morgan Stanley, Katey realized that the Brokerage model for Financial Advisors was too focused on meeting personal production requirements rather than properly servicing the clients. Shortly thereafter, Katey decided to focus on starting and raising a family and became a stay at home mom. 

By 2013, both of Katey’s children were in school full time so she decided it was time to start thinking about going back to work.  She met Dave as a result of their children being in school together, and she was excited to learn that Dave was interested in hiring someone to help him in the portfolio management aspect of his clients.  She works actively in managing client investment portfolios and is fully securities licensed.  When not at work, she and her family enjoy boating, fishing, the Florida beaches, and getting up north to go skiing in the winter.