Ari-Ben (Ari) Kirschbaum is a Financial Advisor working out of the Melville office of Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) specializing in life and disability insurance, annuities and investments. Ari brings to FHFG over twenty years’ experience in financial services and investments. His mission is to help guide people of all ages and backgrounds on a path towards financial balance and clarity. Compassionate and empathetic, Ari likes nothing more than seeing tangible results of his work and the positive impact he has on peoples’ lives.
Ari graduated from New York University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business. Ari began his professional career as a Jr. Analyst at Cowen Asset Management and quickly moved to the trading desk. From a young age he always had a passion for investments and finance and became more advanced in math from spending time with his grandfather at a local Branch of Shearson Lehman in Forest Hills. After fifteen successful years in investments where he ultimately held the position as Chief Investment Officer with Farina and Associates, Ari entered the financial services industry with New York Life. He realized he liked working on the personal side of the financial services business as opposed to the faceless institutional investor side and is now partnered with FHFG.
Ari’s strong sense of community keeps him actively involved as Vice President of Young Israel of Hewlett. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding and taking care of his children. Ari was raised in Forest Hills and now resides in Hewlett with his wife Jaclynn and their children Samarah and Jonah.
Registered Representative and Financial Advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian. Forest Hills Financial Group is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.. 2019-77096 Exp. 3/21