When was S.E.E.D. Established?
In 2009, Travis Maus, Managing Partner, and Wealth Manager created S.E.E.D. Financial Strategies. In 2011 he was joined by fellow partner, Ryan Berkeley. Having both started in the world of insurance, Maus and Berkeley had initially designed S.E.E.D. Financial Strategies to sell insurance products. Over the years, the community’s need for objective financial advice became more evident to them, and they realized the importance of having access to this advice without the obligation to buy an investment or insurance product. With this mindset guiding the business and wanting to work as fiduciaries on behalf of their clients, Maus and Berkeley established S.E.E.D. Planning Group in 2013.
Why was S.E.E.D. created?
We believe everyone should have access to high-quality financial planning regardless of how much money they have. Our goal is to empower you to live your best life and help you achieve your own unique definition of financial success. We are a fiduciary, and we put your best interests first. Our financial planning costs are fully disclosed, transparent, and easy to understand.
Who works for S.E.E.D?
We have formed an exceptional team of professionals that are ready to work hard for you. To view our entire team, please visit www.seedpg.com/people
What does S.E.E.D. stand for?
The mnemonic — S.E.E.D. — reflects the values of our company: Stimulating environment, Ethical standards, Exceptional in meeting and exceeding high standards, and Duty as a fiduciary
What else should I know about S.E.E.D.?
S.E.E.D. believes in giving back. Many team members are actively involved in the community. Travis Maus is very active with the Community Foundation and the Binghamton University Forum. Steve Campbell is also an active member of the Binghamton University Forum and serves on the Advisory Council for Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy. He is also on the board of Achieve and chairs the small business division for the United Way of Broome County. Carol Young serves on the boards for the Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga Counties and the Broome County Youth Bureau. Fred Costantino, Jr. serves as the Vice President of the board of Habitat for Humanity. Ryan Berkeley and George Cummings are both Rotarians serving in Hillcrest and Binghamton, respectively. Cummings is also the President of the board of the Broome County Council of Churches and serves on the boards for the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier (PAST), the Sister Cities Program with La Test De Buch, France, and a session member for the United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton. Berkeley is also involved as a member of the Town of Colesville Planning Board. Amy Michaels is active in the community coaching a Special Olympics team and delivering Meals on Wheels.
S.E.E.D. Planning Group, LLC ("S.E.E.D.") is a Registered Investment Advisor ("RIA"), registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). S.E.E.D. provides financial planning and investment management services for clients in New York and other states across the country. S.E.E.D. will notice, file, and maintain all applicable licenses as required by the various states in which S.E.E.D. conducts business, as applicable. S.E.E.D. renders individualized responses to persons in a particular state only after complying with all regulatory requirements, or pursuant to an applicable state exemption or exclusion.
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