PITTSFIELD, Mass. - BerkshireBanc Investment Services, an affiliate of Berkshire Bank, today announced that Nicholas Strom-Olsen, CFP, AIF, MBA, has been promoted to Vice President. Strom-Olsen is a Financial Advisor with Commonwealth Financial Network.

Strom-Olsen joined the Berkshire Bank Wealth Management Group in 2004. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Financial Consultant/Associate Vice President at BerkshireBanc Investment Services. Prior to joining Berkshire, he worked as a financial planner for the AYCO Company, L.P. in Albany, N. Y. and Advest, Inc. in Greenwich, Conn.

Strom-Olsen is a graduate of Castleton College, and earned his MBA from Clarkson University. He was recently named a "Top Next Gen Independent Broker/Dealer Advisor" by REP. Magazine for 2014. The list was published in REP.'s January 2014 issue and featured online.

"Nicholas Strom-Olsen possesses a unique drive for success and a passion for excellence," said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth Financial Network, BerkshireBanc Investment Services' independent broker/dealer-RIA.

"Strom-Olsen's commitment to the growth of his practice and the well-being of his clients' financial livelihoods affirms the standing he has attained within this ranking."