Kenneth J. Burke, CPA/PFS CBEC®
Chief Financial Officer & General Manager
Ken Burke is Chief Financial Officer and General Manager at High Falls Advisors. His responsibilities include managing the firm’s finances, working with clients on implementing their financial plans, and developing exit plans for privately owned companies.
Ken joined HFA in 2014. He has more than thirty years of finance experience and previously served as Partner at a local CPA firm. He is the founder of FocalPoint Business Coaching of New York, a consulting firm specializing in business performance improvement and succession planning.
Ken graduated Cum Laude from Niagara University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. He holds AICPA PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) and CBEC® (Certified Business Exit Consultant) credentials, is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Series 65 license.
A recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award from Rochester Business Journal, Ken is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the Niagara University School of Business Advisory Board and previously served as Board Chair of the Arthritis Foundation Rochester Chapter, National Audit Committee Member Arthritis Foundation and Board Chair of the Society for Financial Service Professionals.
Ken resides in Fairport with his wife and their dog. They have four grown children and recently became grandparents.
While in school, I asked my Dad for advice on choosing a college major. He said, “Study accounting/finance, it is the language of business.” Some 32 years later, I couldn’t agree more.
Be equally concerned about the success of others as you are with your own success.