About Us

Robert C. Votruba, CFS, MBA, Ph.D.
Director of Investments/Senior Vice President-NFN

Licenses & Qualifications
Series 24 - General Securities Principal
Series 7 - General Securities Registered Representative
Series 65 - Uniform Investment Advisor
Series 8 - General Securities Sales Supervisor
Series 53 - Municipal Securities Principal
Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent
New York State Life & Health Insurance License
CFS - Certified Fund Specialist
MBA - Finance & Investments
Ph.D. - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Dr. Votruba began his career in the financial services industry in 1993. As Director of Investments and Senior Vice President for National Financial Network, Robert oversees the firm’s 65 Registered Representatives and determines the company’s investment recommendations. Dr. Votruba is National Financial Network’s resource for all investment related products/services, including: mutual funds, ETS's, variable annuities, 529’s, pension design, 401(k)’s, fixed annuities, and separate account programs. He is a licensed instructor in the state of New York and frequently teaches continuing education classes to Certified Public Accounts and other Financial Advisors on advanced financial planning concepts such as pension and retirement planning.

Dr. Votruba has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career. In 2018 he was named as Park Avenue Securities Number One Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representatives. Over 2,500 Representatives nationwide compete for this prestigious award, making this a truly outstanding accomplishment. In 2018 Robert was also recognized locally, receiving National Financial Network's Top Wealth Management Award.

Dr. Votruba’s dedication to his clients and the industry is evident in his ongoing effort to educate himself. Robert earned his Doctorate at Hofstra University where he studied the performance of Financial Advisors. Robert also holds the Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) designation. The CFS is an intensive program that educates advisors about the various aspects of mutual fund investing and financial planning. Dr. Votruba also holds an MBA in Finance and Investments.

Robert is actively involved as a board member in local charities, including the Hance Family Foundation and the Garden City Turkey Trot. He is an avid runner and triathlete, and has completed numerous marathons and triathlons, including the IronMan.

Robert lives in Garden City, NY with his wife Jeannine and their four children: Sydney, Nina, Robert Jr. and Leo.


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Award winning year for Financial Advisor
Robert C. Votruba CFS, MBA, Ph.D.

It is my pleasure to share the news of another award-winning year for your Financial Advisor, Dr. Robert Votruba. In 2019 Robert was recognized with the following achievements…

  • For the third consecutive year, Park Avenue Securities named Robert as their top Investment Advisor and Registered Representative; their highest honor. Over 2,500 Representatives compete for this national award.
  • In addition to national recognition, Robert also received National Financial Network’s Wealth Management Leadership Award, our highest local honor, for the 12th consecutive year.
  • Dr. Votruba earned the National Financial Network Leadership Award and was promoted to Executive Vice President.

Dr. Votruba is entering his 26th year in the financial services field. His academic background combined with his industry experience and award-winning performance make him one of the most talented Advisors in the industry. I know that Robert finds it a privilege and honor to serve you and hope that you find comfort in knowing that your Financial Advisor is among the finest in the industry.