Kenton Hines

Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
NMLS #1538735

1241 Pittsford-Victor Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
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My goal as an advisor is to give our clients enough clarity on their financial standing that they know how any decision might impact their present and future. If you are still working-age, the goal is to get you to a point where you have "work-optional" confidence in your financial health - Being confident enough in your future that you're able to work because you want to, not because you have to. Through collaborative and open communication with our clients we set up goals and work together to see it through.

Kenton joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and The Hines Group as a Financial Advisor in 2016. Previously, he worked as an engineer, product manager and data analyst. Today, Kenton focuses on serving new and existing clients by developing goals-based financial strategies. His other priority is assisting with multigenerational wealth transfer, helping to ensure that the wealth and values of our clients continues on to future generations. Having grown up around this industry, he has seen first-hand the value that the Hines Group provides to their clients, throughout their career and well into retirement. He is a valuable resource for our team when addressing "next generation" needs and is the lead in incorporating new technology into the way we do business.

Kenton is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner. He received his bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kenton also holds the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor® (CPFA®) and Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor (RAFA) Designations, both unique to working with corporate and institutional retirement plans.

He lives in Victor with his wife, Jessica, their two kids and dog. In their spare time, Kenton and his family like doing outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding or back-yard science experiments.

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors Best-in-State", 2023
(Published on August 8, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2024
(Published on April 3, 2024. Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2023.)
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Kenton Hines is registered to do business in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WI.