Ned Kissinger, CFP®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  professional, Ned has personally helped thousands of people prepare for retirement. The son of a veteran financial advisor, Ned learned the value of foresight and planning at a young age. His father, Bill, encouraged him to save the majority of his earnings, advice which eventually allowed Ned to buy his first home.

Ned graduated from Gettysburg College in 1999. While in college he spent his summers exploring his passion for the financial markets. In the summer of 1998, Ned traveled to Chicago and worked on the Chicago Board of Trade. While he loved the fast-paced world of trading, Ned knew he would rather explore a career where he could serve clients one-on-one. This led to a job with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor. In 2001, Ned left Merrill Lynch to work alongside his father at Kissinger Financial Services. Then in 2017, they made the important decision to join RBC Wealth Management. This move provided their clients with access to the global resources of one of North America’s most successful diversified financial services companies: Royal Bank of Canada. The Kissinger Financial Services team then became the Kissinger Wealth Management Group.

Ned is an avid golfer, farmer, outdoorsman and hunter. He enjoys spending time with his family, along with coaching and watching his kids play lacrosse, soccer,  wrestling,  basketball,  snowboarding and more.

Garrett Kunkel

Financial Advisor


Garrett began his career with the Kissinger Wealth Management Group in 2012 as an intern, while attending the University of Maryland, College Park.   Upon graduation in 2014, he joined the team full-time. While working for the Kissingers, Garrett attended Loyola University, Maryland in the evening, earning his MBA in 2017.  He has passed the Series 7 and 66 securities exams, and holds his life, health and accident producer insurance license. 

Garrett currently resides in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore.  In his free time, he enjoys golfing as well as attending concerts and sporting events.

Stan Tyson

Senior Financial Associate


Stan has been with the Kissinger Wealth Management Group since 1983.  He has served in a variety of roles throughout the years, including director of monitoring and client administration.  Stan has never experienced a boring day in more than 35 years.  He is proud of the team and its professionalism, and is very grateful for the opportunity to work with the best clients and co-workers.

Outside the office, Stan enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys sailing, swimming and playing soccer. Stan has a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, and has passed the Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities exams.

Christopher Pollitt

Associate, Business Senior


Having studied finance and economics at Frostburg University, Chris enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their goals of financial independence. Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his friends and family, camping and coaching softball. He has a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg University, and has passed the Series 7 and 66 securities exams.

Rebecca Yates

Senior Client Associate


Rebecca has been with the Kissinger Wealth Management Group since December 2005. Beginning in the client operations department, Becca became Ned’s main assistant in 2010 and has worked closely with many of his clients over the years.  Becca finds the most rewarding part of her job is being able to assist clients in understanding their accounts, and helping them achieve their financial goals.  Married with two daughters and a son, Becca loves cheering on her kids playing softball, basketball, volleyball and lacrosse. Off the field, she enjoys spending as much time as she can at the beach and seeing her family and friends. Becca holds a bachelor’s degree from Towson University, has passed the Series 6 securities exam, and is currently studying for the Series 7 securities exam.

Karen Brenner

Client Associate


With more than 20 years of banking experience, from teller to operations and management, Karen supports both Bill and Ned Kissinger. Originally from Catonsville, Maryland, Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business
administration from the University of Baltimore. Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time with family, shopping, reading and enjoying a nice glass of chardonnay.

Our team

Since 1982, we have been a pioneer in the industry and a mainstay of our local community. With more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Bill Kissinger founded the team and has managed it with his son, Ned, since he joined in 2001. Our team understands the importance of providing for current and future generations. We love working with families and providing succession plans for you and your loved ones.