Meet Our Team

Dirk Rabenold, CFP®


Dirk Rabenold is a wealth manager with NEXT Financial Group, Inc. (NEXT) in Williamsville, New York. After graduating from Canisius College with a degree in Business Administration, Dirk excelled as an account representative at ITT Business Communications for six years. In 1986, Dirk began his career in finance as an Associate Vice President/Investment professional at Prudential Securities. After gaining vital experience and demonstrating an uncanny aptitude for growing his clients’ assets, Dirk moved to Smith Barney in 1989, where he continued to succeed in providing his clientele with quality financial advice. In 2002, Dirk was hired as a Vice President/Investment professional at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, where he stayed until joining the NEXT Financial team in 2007

In 2001, Dirk obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. In order to receive this certification, a financial planner must meet the rigid standards for education, experience, and ethics set by the CFP board. To ensure that CFP practitioners maintain a skill set that is up-to-date with the current market, the certification must be renewed every two years with a requirement of continuing education. In 2015, Dirk established Rabenold Advisors, Inc., an Independent Registered Investment Advisory Firm.

The breadth of Dirk’s skill set and financial experience allow him to better determine how any individual investment will affect the broader financial picture of a given client. The diverse backgrounds of the members of NEXT provide Dirk with readily available expertise in various more specific fields of finance. Dirk’s commitment to putting the needs of his clients first and his ability to tailor investment portfolios to the specific needs of his clients make him an ideal financial planner. Dirk holds the following licenses: Series 3, Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, Series 65, and New York Insurance.

Aside from his commitment to improving the financial situation of his clients, Dirk is also committed to improving his community. He is an active member of the Sweet Home School District Board of Education.

Dirk's team offers the following services:

Investment Planning
• Bonds
• Common Stock
• Treasury Bills
• Government Securities

Educational Planning
• Educational IRAs
• College Plans

Insurance Planning
• Legacy Planning
• Disability Planning
• Life Insurance Planning
• Long Term Care Planning

Josh Rabenold


Josh joined Rabenold Advisors in April of 2018 after moving back from Las Vegas to his hometown of Buffalo, New York. With 15 years of experience in the music industry and 7 in the entertainment capital of the world, he brings a unique approach to marketing in the financial world. As a singer/songwriter, performer, and producer, Josh understands the importance of branding and has enjoyed providing his distinct marketing style since taking on his new role at Rabenold Advisors.

Josh graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelors degree in Media Studies. As a musician, he has collaborated with Grammy award winners and nominees including Billy Mann, Teddy Geiger, and Imagine Dragons. In his spare time outside the office, Josh continues to create music and frequently travels to Los Angeles and Nashville to work with fellow producers and artists.

Carol Hake


Carol has over thirty years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant for Registered Investment Advisory companies. She joined Rabenold Advisors, Inc. in 2016 and has assisted Mr. Rabenold in managing and growing his Advisory business.

Carol has lived in Western New York for most of her life and currently resides in Wheatfield. When not at work, Carol enjoys spending time with her husband John, their two children Jessica and John, their six-year old grandson Aaron and three-year old golden retriever Arro. Carol's family enjoys being outdoors whether its hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding, gardening, or just enjoying nature.

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Investment advisory services also offered through Rabenold Advisors, Inc. an Investment Advisor registered in the state of New York.

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