Ron Roge

Ron Rogé

Chairman and CEO

Phone : (631) 218-0077
Email : info@rwroge.com

As the Chairman and CEO of R.W. Rogé & Company, Ron provides the team with big picture thinking, business and marketing strategy, investment strategy, industry research, economic outlooks and coaching on subjects that he believes will improve the value we deliver to our clients and employees. Ron’s overriding mission is to ensure that clients, employees and partners achieve their goals. R.W. Rogé is a family run business and Ron likes to say that he considers clients, employees and vendors members of his family.

If you did not live on Long Island, where would you choose to live?
Italy. I’ve been there many times and I feel very much at home there. The people, food and history are all of interest to me. This is probably due to the fact that I was raised primarily by my Italian grandmother.

Name an unforgettable place you have travelled?
Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt in 2008. I love ancient history and it does not get more ancient than the Pyramids, Sphinx and the Cairo Museum. I love being able to connect with the past, probably because so much of my working day is involved with planning for the future.

What’s your favorite quote?
“I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” — Mark Twain

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment. I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth. Thousand unknown plants are noticed by me. When I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove.

What types of clients do you particularly enjoy working with?
I enjoy helping and improving the lives of everyone I work with. If I had to choose though, I would say business owners because as a business owner, I understand that they are busy and appreciate assistance in achieving their goals.

What is one indulgence you will never forego?
My morning shower followed by a cup of Peet’s Coffee made in our Keurig brewing machine.

What type of music do you listen to most often?
Jazz and Rock.

If you weren’t in your current profession, what would you choose to do?
I love what I am currently doing. I am always learning and want to share what I’ve learned, so perhaps a journalist, writer or teacher. Maybe even a philosopher, although I have not seen any “help wanted” ads for a philosopher in my lifetime.

What’s one movie you could watch over and over again?
The Godfather.

What was the last meal that truly impressed you?
While on vacation in Tuscany, we took a cooking class at Il Falconeri. We prepared the three course lunch, the staff cooked it for us and served it to us in their beautiful five star restaurant.

Tell us something about you that most people don’t know?
My undergraduate degree is in Chemistry, and my Masters Degree is in Business Administration. I also attended Stony Brook University’s PhD program in Economics. I didn’t finish that program because I had a family to support and a very good job at the time, and the PhD program required full-time attendance during the day. Right after college, I also served in the U.S. Navy (Naval Air) during the Vietnam War.

More About Ron

As Chairman and CEO of R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. Ron’s most important task is to ensure clients continue to receive top notch service, and are aligning their financial plans to achieve their specific life goals.

Ron’s advice is frequently quoted by the press and media as a thought leader in the industry. In fact, his articles have been published in Financial Times, Newsday, Chiropractic Economics, Journal of Retirement Planning and Investment Advisor magazine, to name a few.

He has made presentations at major industry events such as Morningstar, Investment Advisor Magazine and World Money Show.

He has an extensive business background as a corporate executive, where he held positions including Pension Plan Administrator, Staff Director of Employee Benefits, and Manager of Financial Planning.

Ron is a native New Yorker with a passion for history, nature, travel, and investing.

Education

  • Master of Science degree in Business Administration from NYU Polytechnic
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Long Island University
  • Graduate of the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.

Certifications

  • Completed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Professional Education Program.
  • Authorized by the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards to use the professional designations CFP® and Certified Financial Planner®.
  • Admitted to and listed in the Financial Planning Association’s Registry of CFP® Licensed Practitioners.
  • Member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the national organization of fee-only planners.
    Board Positions:
  • Current: Elected as a founding trustee of the Jefferson’s Ferry Foundation, founded in 2006, and appointed to the foundation’s Steering Committee. Also chairs the foundation’s Investment Committee.
  • 2000-2003: Appointed to the TIAA-CREF Institute’s Financial Advisor Advisory Board in January 2000.
  • 1993-1996: Served on NAPFA’s National Board of Directors.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • June 2016: Named one of the 2016 Best Financial Advisors for Dentists by Dental Products Report.
  • December 2015: Recognized as one of the 2015 Top Financial Advisors on Long Island from Long Island Business News. R.W. Rogé & Company, Inc. also received the 2015 Client Loyalty Award from Long Island Business News.
  • November 2015: Recognized as one of the 2015 “Who’s Who in Banking, Wealth Management” by Long Island Business News (VOL. 62, NO.48)
  • June 2015: Ron was a guest speaker on “Your Money,” on Sirius XM Business Radio, powered by the Wharton School, where he discussed why financial planning for business owners is different.
  • June 2015: Named one of the 2015 Best Financial Advisors for Dentists by Dental Products Report
  • May 2015: Quoted in the May 2015 issue of Money Magazine in an article titled, “101 Ways to Build Wealth.”
  • September 2009: Selected as a member to the Forbes Intelligent Investor Team.
  • September 2009: Named one of “The 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors” by Medical Economics Magazine.
  • October 2006: Chosen as one of “America’s Top Financial Planners” by Guide to America’s Top Financial Planners.
  • May 2006: Headed up the list of the “25 Most Influential People in and Around the Financial Services Profession,” by Investment Advisor Magazine.
  • 2005: Awarded a citation from the New York State Assembly for dedicated community involvement.
  • July/August 2005: Selected by Bloomberg Wealth Manager Magazine as one of “Bloomberg’s Top Wealth Managers.”
  • 1994- 2004: Chosen 10 times by Robb Report — Worth Magazine as one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Exclusive Wealth Advisors.”
  • Guest Personal Finance columnist for ABCNews.com.
  • Featured Financial Advisor in 5-Star Investor-Morningstar’s Guide to Building a Winning Fund Portfolio.
  • Appeared on CNN’s “Your Money,” “CNN Headline News,” and on “CNBC’s Money Club.”