Allan began his career in financial services 33 years ago with BNY Mellon (formerly Dreyfus). He spent the next 29 years at Ameriprise Financial, a Fortune 500 company (formerly IDS Financial Services and American Express Financial Advisors). There he served as a financial advisor, training manager, district manager, and Private Wealth Advisor catering to an exclusive clientele. In 2018 he was inducted into the Ameriprise Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement with the firm. Allan obtained his Certified Financial Planner designation in 1995 and believes strongly in the foundation of financial planning being integral to successful client outcomes. He is also a Chartered Financial Consultant. In 2020 at the onset of Covid, Allan founded Pelkonen and Associates LLC, a registered investment advisor. He serves as the lead investment strategist, financial planner, and Chief Compliance Officer at Pelkonen and Associates. Allan lives in Northport, New York with his wife Kim and has 4 amazing children. In his free time he enjoys cooking, playing guitar and drums, skiing, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, and coaching youth sports in the Northport area.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.