Ricky Stern, CFP®, ADR®, CIMA®
Co-Founder, President, and CEO
Ricky Stern has served as the President of GAR Disability Advocates ™ as well as the Senior Vice President of GAR’s parent company Asta Funding Inc. (NASDAQ:ASFI) since 2014. A Co-Founder of GAR, Mr. Stern has overseen the company grow from five employees in New Jersey, to over 150 employees working in 30 offices nationwide. Ricky is a strong believer in GAR Disability’s mission statement of assisting people in obtaining the benefits that they rightfully deserve. Mr. Stern has earned a MBA from Pace University in 2011, obtained the Certified Financial Planner designation in October 2013, became a Certified Investment Management Analyst in February 2014, and attained the Accredited Disability Representative designation in 2015. Ricky has studied at the Wharton School of Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business participating in the respective schools’ Executive Education programs. Mr. Stern is a licensed health insurance producer in both New York and New Jersey. Additionally, Ricky has been a frequent co-host of “Avanzando” a Spanish talk show airing Sunday afternoons in New York City. Mr. Stern welcomes communication with clients and business partners, he can be reached by calling his office at 855-658-6125.