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Jennifer M. Sharp, Financial Advisor

After working in commercial real estate in Chicago and Charlotte for 10 years, Jennifer returned to her home in upstate New York in 2007 to work alongside her father, Karl Messmer. Karl's 30-plus years in the financial services industry provided much guidance and support to Jennifer. In 2012, she purchased his practice and rebranded it as Sharp Financial Services.  In January 2019, Jennifer relocated the business to Greenville, SC. 

Jennifer works with both individuals and small businesses and understands every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to his or her retirement planning, estate planning, risk management or business planning. Her number one priority is educating clients, enabling them to feel confident about the financial decisions they make, and their comprehensive financial plan. Jennifer also understands that as clients' lives change, so do their financial planning needs. Continued review and communication are key to a sound client/advisor relationship.

Jennifer is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington and is licensed in Life & Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Health Insurance, along with holding FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 Securities registrations.  In 2012 she received her Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

Jennifer and her husband Shane, along with their children, Rian and Benjamin, are transitioning to the southern lifestyle after a decade living in Sheldrake, a hamlet along Cayuga Lake.  When they are not busy with school, church or community activities, they enjoy back yard whiffle ball or neighborhood basketball pick up games.  Jennifer is an avid NY Giants and Syracuse basketball fan. 

Maggie May Sharp, Mascot

This girl keeps the office smiling with her loving demeanor.