In the most simple terms, helping people navigate life's financial complexities is what we do. This often means providing investment advice, but this investment advice has to reflect the unique challenges, opportunities and resources each investor is faced with. This is why we always make sure a thorough financial plan is completed before we give investment advice.
Services we provide include: Comprehensive Financial Planning Investment Management Retirement Plan Consulting (commonly 401(k)) Estate and Gift Planning Insurance Strategies and Risk Management Tax Optimization and Planning Education Planning
|Firm Start Year:||2016|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||TD Ameritrade|
|States Licensed in:||AZ|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||4|
|I work with the following types of clients:||Individual Investors|
|Investment Types:||Mutual Funds, Options & Futures, Bonds, Stocks, Alternative Investments|
|I can meet clients in the following ways:||Via email, Via phone, At my office, At your home, Video Conference, At your office|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Insurance and Annuity Licenses:||Life, Long Term Care|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||75|
|Firm's Number of Planning Clients:||75|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||75|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||50,000,000|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$41,000,000|
|Registered Investment Advisor:||Yes|
|Investment Advisor Representative:||Yes|
|I am an acknowledged fiduciary:||Yes|
|Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
|Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:||I have a clean record|
Compensation and Fees
|Compensation Methods:||Based on Assets|
Arizona State University
Number of clients and AUM is constantly changing. The above are estimates based on September 2020 figures.
I grew up in a family of various professional advisors, most notably my father who was a trusted advisor for more than 30 years as a CPA. Thus, building a career in wealth management and launching this firm was a natural fit. My financial education started early and has never slowed down to this day.
My focus is primarily on portfolio management and comprehensive financial planning for high net worth or high earning individuals, but I consider myself a generalist and my analytical skill set has proven adaptable to many different types of client situations.
My education is in Economics (Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University) and the CFP® Curriculum (The American College) which includes courses in Investments, Estate Planning, Income and Tax Planning, Insurance, Retirement Planning, and Life-Cycle Financial Planning.
Aside from my work as a financial adviser, I enjoy teaching wealth management courses and have recently offered courses through UCLAs Business Management and Legal programs.
In my personal life, I enjoy spending time with my amazing wife, Mollie, exercising, playing the guitar, being a father to my chihuahua and traveling.
Our investment advice is not solely constricted to assets we manage. While we do have tremendous conviction in our investment philosophy and process, we understand that some assets (like retirement plans) can't be moved. What we care about most is getting clients to their objectives, and these outside assets can be a key factor, so we advise and report on outside assets at zero cost.
Financial Advice & Consulting
Life happens and things come up. We enjoy knowing that our clients feel comfortable reaching out to us anytime --as needed-- when financial circumstances arise. They don't receive a bill for our time or an increase in fees, everything is included into the asset management fee.