Brad Konopaske, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, and Paul Paska lead the Empire Asset Management Group team. With over 30 years of experience each in the financial services industry, Brad and Paul are focused on upholding the firm’s mission - “connection through simplicity” - in all of their services and processes. They believe that the more they can simplify the complexities of financial organization, investing, and insurance strategies, the more confident and comfortable a client can feel making important financial decisions.
In 2002, Brad founded Empire Asset Management Group to offer unbiased and objective advice without having to worry about proprietary products or conflicts of interest. A year later, Paul joined Brad and together they formed a partnership. As their firm grew, they expanded to an ensemble firm of multiple professionals with various specialties. With extensive experience in providing strategic financial management to clients through the integration of investments, insurance, and financial organization, the Empire Asset Management Group team provides comprehensive services to their clients.
Brad resides in Mechanicville, New York with his wife. Actively involved in his community, he serves on the board of the Albany Guardian Society, an organization that promotes services for Seniors throughout the Capital Region and the US. Additionally, he was the founding Branch Finance Chair of the East Greenbush YMCA.
Paul resides in Bradenton, Florida with his wife, Denise. He enjoys spending his spare time engaging in martial arts, golf, and photography.