Our Story

The story of our firm starts in 2002 when Harness Advisors founder, Peter Katenkamp, launched his career in investments at a national financial services company. While he enjoyed working on investment strategies, Peter believed he could do more for his clients. He sought to help them with their overall financial security and legacy planning by offering a more comprehensive approach that included planning, investments and insurance.

In 2012 Peter formed Harness Advisors. He chose the name as a proud reference to the role our community has played in the development of harness racing. Equally important is the powerful image the name evokes: making use of natural resources to produce energy and momentum. We think it is a fitting name for a business that exists to propel people’s financial lives forward.

Based in White Plains, NY our firm serves individuals and businesses throughout southern New York state and portions of New Jersey. We are also licensed to offer securities and insurance in other states in which our clients reside.

Meet Our Team

Peter E. Katenkamp


“We know our clients on a very personal level, and the same is true for their relationship with us.

Although we are a boutique firm, there is nothing pretentious about us. We’re local, we’re here to serve, and we’re here to stay.

It’s the only way we know to be.”