Stephen W. Richman, President and CEO of Rockdale Financial Services, Inc., has been providing investment and estate planning advice for over 35 years. A third generation financial advisor, Steve was introduced to the business by his father.
Steve’s commitment to excellence has been continually rewarded throughout his career. In 1992, he was named one of America’s Outstanding Financial Advisers by Security Benefit Life. Shortly thereafter, in 1994, Franklin Templeton elected him as a member of their elite "Kite and Key Club," a recognition that they then repeated in 1997, 1998, 2002, and 2003.
In 1996, American Capital Corporation, Steve’s former broker-dealer, awarded him their highest honor, Investment Counselor of the Year. In 1999, Steve was selected by ING to provide 401k retirement planning advice for a professional NBA basketball team. Also since 2005 he has annually been awarded Multi Financial Securities Corp, now Cetera Advisors, LLC Chairman Award, which is one of the companies highest honors.
Steve has served as a board member with the Central Jersey Chapter of the International Association for Financial Planners (1995). In 2003, he was elected as a lifetime member of the Empire Who’s Who Registry, a publication of distinguished men and women who are considered highly influential within their organizations and industry.
Steve holds Series 6, 26, and 63 securities registrations and is licensed to provide Life, Health, and Disability Insurance. He is registered to provide advice for clients in any state in the continental USA, and currently has clients in CA, CO, FL, MA, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, VA, and VT.
A resident of Monmouth County, NJ for 36 years, Steve and his wife Suzanne have been blessed with their two wonderful adult children, Nicole and Elysha, and their grandson Jordan.