Nancy L. Kowalczyk
Director of Operations
Chief Compliance Officer
“Our client’s needs, and service to them, are our number one priority…Always”
As Director of Operations for Ascent, and Chief Compliance Officer, I have over twenty years of experience working with investment advisory firms. At Ascent, I lead the strategic direction for all back office functions, including transitioning new clients, providing support to advisors, overseeing technology and systems use and development. I also serve as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer overseeing firm compliance.
My previous experience before Ascent, was with a regional investment advisory firm as a Managing Director and Client Relationship Manager, assisting clients with all aspects of their investment and financial planning. I also served as Operations Director, overseeing all aspects of firm operations.
Other aspects of my career include experience with such leading institutions as Marine Midland Bank & M&T Bank. At Marine Midland (now HSBC), administering Trust accounts for the bank’s Trust department, while at M&T Bank overseeing trade settlements in the bank’s municipal bond area, assisting traders and providing liaison between operations and trading.
I earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Japanese Language at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
My husband, Brad, and I reside in New Hartford with our family and two yellow labs. I enjoy practicing yoga and running – participating in the Boilermaker Road Race each summer with my children. We love to ski and spend time at The St. Lawrence River.