Szymanski and Zagarola Again Named Five Star Professionals -- 10-Jan-2013 Eleanore K. Szymanski and Darren Zagarola, financial planners and investment advisors with EKS Associates, have been named as Five Star Wealth Managers. The two were named in the January issue of New Jersey Monthly. "To be recognized in this way for doing what I love to do is most humbling and I am deeply grateful for the privilege and the recognition," said Szymanski, a Certified Financial Planner. "I am fortunate to love what I do - serve others in a meaningful way and share my expertise, experience and advice for their benefit." Szymanski founded EKS in 1998 and has long been a columnist for the Trenton Times. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Rider University. "This award is a particular honor because it comes from our clients," said Zagarola. "I am proud to be recognized by them in this way, and sincerely enjoy working with them to achieve their personal and financial dreams." Zagarola, a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist and Certified Financial Planner, is a graduate of King's (PA) College. Both Zagarola and Szymanski were recognized for their work in financial planning, estate planning and investment management and taxation. Five Star Professional provides localized, independent client satisfaction research on the performance of service professionals. Five Star Professional conducts research with consumers, peers and industry leaders, to identify service professionals who score highest in overall satisfaction. Research results also undergo a thorough regulatory review. The company then joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States.