Kemp Cunningham

After nearly 11 years with a competing firm, Kemp Cunningham CFP®, MBA joined LPL Financial’s broker-dealer, RIA and custodial platforms in 2023.

Kemp's credentials include an undergraduate degree in Business Management, a MBA, a second Masters degree in Accountancy as well as earning his CFP designation.

Cunningham started his career in the fuel and gas industry, where he served as a CFO and regional director prior to shifting to financial services in 2012. “When I really analyzed my life and how I wanted to spend it, it became clear that my true calling was to become a financial advisor,” said Cunningham, who said his passion for wealth management stems back to his youth when he started reading “Wall Street Journal” in high school.

Over the past decade, Cunningham has grown his practice by cultivating meaningful relationships with clients and helping them understand the big picture of their financial futures. “When I come into work each day, it’s like I’m putting one brick of their path in place to help them take one more step forward on their journey to retirement,” he said.

Why Kemp Cunningham chose LPL Financial
Seeking the freedom and flexibility that comes with independence, Cunningham chose to move his business to LPL and launch his own practice, Emerald River Wealth Management, named after the street he grew up on.

“Every day, I work to continue to be better and offer my clients the best experiences possible. That’s what pushed me to this move,” he said. “In order to continue to be a better financial advisor, I needed to have access to some of the most robust financial planning software, trading platforms and investments available, and I have found that at LPL.”

Kemp has been happily married for 22 years and lives with his wife and two boys in Niles, Michigan.