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Strategic Financial Solutions, which has targeted growing to at least 1,500 jobs in Amherst in the next few years, is now employee owned. The New York City-based company took the step through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan at the end of 2017, said Ryan Sasson, the company's chief executive officer. "We've had many investors show interest in Strategic," Sasson said.…

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Citi doesn’t have any bank branches in the Buffalo Niagara region. Neither does HSBC Bank USA. But both companies are still major employers in the region. So is Geico, and Strategic Financial Solutions aspires to join their ranks as a big-time job generator. The region has attracted a number of employers with large numbers of what are broadly referred to as back-offi…

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Ryan Sasson came into the Buffalo area with a bold plan: creating at least 1,500 jobs in five years. The CEO of Strategic Financial Solutions is moving toward that goal, with more than 30 people working at its customer contact center on Lawrence Bell Drive in Amherst. The company has an additional 600 employees at its home base in Manhattan. Strategic Financial Solut…

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The rows of empty cubicles inside Strategic Financial Solutions in Amherst are a sign of what's coming: more employees. A lot more. The Manhattan-based firm is in the midst of a hiring push, as it aims to have at least 1,500 local employees in five years. So far, though, the company has a long way to go. It has more than 30 employees on board and expects to double…