With nearly three decades of experience in the securities and personal finance industries, Ken is a nationally recognized financial expert and advisor and the author of the highly-acclaimed book from Bloomberg Press, Reclaim Your Nest Egg; Take Control of Your Financial Future. 

In addition to his role as president of Mercadien Asset Management, Ken is president of Mercadien Securities. He’s also a past chairman of the National Investment Banking Association, the preeminent national associationer dealers and investment banking firm.

Ken has consulted with the U.S. House of Representatives Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee, testified before the House Subcommittee on Finance, and served as chairman of a business advisory group to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Oversight and Investigations Sub-Committee on matters surrounding financial and accounting reform as well as small business issues.

Ken is regularly called upon by national print and broadcast media to comment on a wide range of financial and investment related topics and trends. He is a regular guest on CNBC, Reuters, Fox Business Channel as well as a contributor to both and  Ken is frequently invited to speak at colleges, universities and many investment-related forums on topics related to personal finance and global markets.

Ken was the founder and president of Princeton Securities Corporation, an NASD-licensed broker-dealer, purchased by Kirlin Holding Corporation in March 2000. He is a past chairman of the National Investment Banking Association, the preeminent national association of regional independent broker dealers and investment banking firms. He earned a BA degree in Finance from Hofstra University and resides in Yardley, Pennsylvania.



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