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Qualified Financial Advisors in Los Gatos, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Andrew Kessler
CFP®
Allworth Financial
1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose, CA  95126
888-242-6766
Robert Choy
CFP®, CPWA®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara, CA  95054
408-565-8572
Value Monitoring Inc.
Value Monitoring Inc.
250 Oak Grove Ave 2nd Floor Suite A,
Menlo Park, CA  94025
650-451-3410
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
3 Lagoon Drive,
Redwood City, CA  94065
650-556-1310
Janet Wan
CFP®, CPFA
Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors
7077 Koll Center Parkway, suite 120,
Pleasanton, CA  94566
925-223-8868
Ken Sakamoto
CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton, CA  94588
925-660-4720
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
250 Montgomery Street,
San Francisco, CA  94104
855-855-8005
650-556-1310
Mark Palmer
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2175 North California Boulevard,
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
925-962-5823
Cynthia Leal
CPWA®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3950 Civic Center Drive,,
San Rafael, CA  94903
415-941-4905
Vintage Wealth Advisors
CFP®
Vintage Wealth Advisors
700 Main St,
Napa, CA  94559
707-492-5100

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Los Gatos

Qualifications CRD# 6211526
FirmCRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1550 The Alameda, Suite 125,
San Jose,
CA 
95126
Phone Number 888-242-6766

Andrew Kessler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, who pursued a career in financial planning as a result of his passion for helping others. He aspires to share his knowledge, create plans for the future and ease financial anxieties for all the clients he serves. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and proud to be part of the Allworth Financial team. He lives in the East Bay with his wife Whitney and foster dogs.

About Allworth Financial

Based out of Sacramento, California, Allworth Financial is an independent financial advisory firm that specializes in retirement planning, investment advising, and 401(k) management with a direct approach to financial planning. Allworth delivers long- and short-term investment planning solutions and advice to help clients achieve their goals and plan strategically for retirement. The firm, which was founded in 1993, has grown to serve more than 12,000 clients and manages over $10 billion in client assets.

Advisory Services Provided

Retirement Planning, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts



Qualifications CRD# 6711825
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara,
CA 
95054
Phone Number 408-565-8572

As a financial planner since 2000, I work hard to assure my clients that together we can create a workable and livable plan that can help lead them to the financial lifestyle they desire. It may not always be easy but it's definitely worthwhile. Outside of work, I have a passion for art and architecture.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.



Qualifications CRD# 6329981
FirmCRD# 106056

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 250 Oak Grove Ave 2nd Floor Suite A,
Menlo Park,
CA 
94025
Phone Number 650-451-3410

Value Monitoring Inc (VMI) is a family run financial planning and investment management firm. Dave and Mark Levenson are the company's owners and principal financial advisors. VMI was started by their father in the 80's, and they have worked together as a family since the early 2000s. Over the years, VMI has developed a broad range of financial products and strategies for use in investment portfolio construction, tax planning, and retirement and estate plan designs. Dave is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Mark has a series 7 and is licensed to sell insurance, though VMI only consults on insurance products, we do not sell them. VMI works closely with clients to generate customized financial plans and to help find or create the right investment vehicles, insurance products, and other financial tools to fulfill those plans. At VMI we are not money managers who do financial planning, we are financial planners who manage money. Figuring out how to make our clients' lives better, smoother, and easier is at the center of everything we do.

About Value Monitoring Inc.

Deep Relationships built on mutual trust and respect are key to success. Those who work with us will tell you that we are responsive as well as proactive, and that we communicate honestly. Our team is passionate and thorough in how we assess our clients' financial goals.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities



Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3 Lagoon Drive,
Suite 200,
Redwood City,
CA 
94065
Phone Number 650-556-1310

WHY USE PERSONAL CAPITAL

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Get a 360-degree view of your money and see all your accounts in one place, including your investments. And go deeper with our planning and analytics tools.

The tools are yours with no obligation. Setting up your dashboard will make your discussion with an Advisor -- whether ours or a competitor's -- more productive.

Personalized Advice

Our team of licensed fiduciary advisors understands that every investor is unique. With the dynamic tools used by both you and your advisor we are able to identify and alert you to opportunities so you can act on them.

Customized Strategy

Customization begins by learning about your entire financial situation and goals. From there, we'll determine how much growth you need to reach those goals. Once we're clear on every facet of your financial life, we design a portfolio that reflects your risk and return profile.

Identify Hidden Fees

You could be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in hidden fees in your mutual fund, investing, and retirement accounts. Discover any hidden investment fees you weren't aware of.

Invest in a Sustainable Future

Our Socially Responsible Personal Strategy (SRI) is a way for you to support and invest in companies more proactively managing environmental, social, and corporate governance related issues, also known as ESG.

Transparent Fees

We charge one all-inclusive management fee at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial institutions. There are no hidden fees, no trailing fees and no trade commissions.

Personal Capital is owned by Empower Retirement, the second largest retirement services company in the US, with $709 billion in assets and 9.4 million participants as of 9/30/2020

About Personal Capital Advisors Corporation

Personal Capital provides a unique combination of personalized human advice and free, innovative technology. We have local presences nationwide and fully remote capabilities with clients in all 50 states and $15bn in assets as of 11/30/2020. Join the 2.7 million people who track over $980bn with our free tools, including our Retirement Planner, Investment Checkup™, and Fee Analyzer™. Personal Capital Advisors Corporation ("PCAC") compensates WiserAdvisor ("Company") for new leads. ("Company") is not an investment client of PCAC.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management



Qualifications CRD# 4537792
FirmCRD# 131738
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 7077 Koll Center Parkway, suite 120,
Pleasanton,
CA 
94566
Phone Number 925-223-8868

Janet is the founder and the president of Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors, LLC (SPFA), an independent fee-only Register Investment Advisory (RIA) that focuses on financial planning, wealth management and corporate retirement planning. Janet oversees operations, client relations, business development and strategic planning for SPFA. She leads the investment committee at SPFA to define comprehensive planning strategies and sophisticated investment solutions for clients. She is also responsible for advanced employer retirement planning for small-to-mid size companies.

About Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors

Sierra Pacific Financial Advisors, LLC (SPFA) is a Fee-only Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm. Our professionals have over a century of combined experience in financial services. With our knowledge and your goals, a sound financial strategy is more attainable than you might think. No matter where you may be on your journey, we look forward to helping you cross that finish line. Our expertise includes: 1. Stock options, RSUs, ESPP exercising strategy and diversification for professionals with concentrated stock options 2. Tax advantage retirement planning for business owners 3. Wealth management and transfer solutions for pre-and-post retirees 4. Financial wellness and investment services for women Serving as fiduciaries, we provide unbiased financial solutions with a singular focus on our clients best interests. This entails going beyond our money-management mandate, as we also work closely with clients to design comprehensive, customized plans connecting every aspect of their financial lives to pursue optimum results. Our ultimate goal is to help clients make well-informed, prudent decisions throughout their financial management journey, from wealth accumulation, preservation to distribution.



Qualifications CRD# 1095790
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton,
CA 
94588
Phone Number 925-660-4720

I provide my clients with holistic advice designed to help protect and grow their wealth so they can achieve their financial goals. My wife Jaclynn and I have one daughter. Originally from Hawaii, I enjoy working out and keeping fit.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.



Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 250 Montgomery Street,
Suite 700,
San Francisco,
CA 
94104
Phone Number 855-855-8005

Office Location 250 Montgomery Street,
Suite 700,
San Francisco,CA  94104
Phone Number 650-556-1310

WHY USE PERSONAL CAPITAL

Free Financial Tools

Get a 360-degree view of your money and see all your accounts in one place, including your investments. And go deeper with our planning and analytics tools.

The tools are yours with no obligation. Setting up your dashboard will make your discussion with an Advisor -- whether ours or a competitor's -- more productive.

Personalized Advice

Our team of licensed fiduciary advisors understands that every investor is unique. With the dynamic tools used by both you and your advisor we are able to identify and alert you to opportunities so you can act on them.

Customized Strategy

Customization begins by learning about your entire financial situation and goals. From there, we'll determine how much growth you need to reach those goals. Once we're clear on every facet of your financial life, we design a portfolio that reflects your risk and return profile.

Identify Hidden Fees

You could be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in hidden fees in your mutual fund, investing, and retirement accounts. Discover any hidden investment fees you weren't aware of.

Invest in a Sustainable Future

Our Socially Responsible Personal Strategy (SRI) is a way for you to support and invest in companies more proactively managing environmental, social, and corporate governance related issues, also known as ESG.

Transparent Fees

We charge one all-inclusive management fee at a fraction of the cost of traditional financial institutions. There are no hidden fees, no trailing fees and no trade commissions.

Personal Capital is owned by Empower Retirement, the second largest retirement services company in the US, with $709 billion in assets and 9.4 million participants as of 9/30/2020

About Personal Capital Advisors Corporation

Personal Capital provides a unique combination of personalized human advice and free, innovative technology. We have local presences nationwide and fully remote capabilities with clients in all 50 states and $15bn in assets as of 11/30/2020. Join the 2.7 million people who track over $980bn with our free tools, including our Retirement Planner, Investment Checkup™, and Fee Analyzer™. Personal Capital Advisors Corporation ("PCAC") compensates WiserAdvisor ("Company") for new leads. ("Company") is not an investment client of PCAC.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management



Qualifications CRD# 2546710
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 2175 North California Boulevard,
Suite 800,
Walnut Creek,
CA 
94596
Phone Number 925-962-5823

I've been a financial planner since 1998. Putting my experience to work every day is what I love best. Having the opportunity to work with my clients on their journey to financial security is challenging in a good way, and it's always rewarding to help them reach their goals. In my spare time, you can usually find me sailing or cooking up something delicious.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high- touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.



Qualifications CRD# 4816123
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3950 Civic Center Drive,,
Suite 315,
San Rafael,
CA 
94903
Phone Number 415-941-4905

I've been a financial planner since 2004, and in that time, I've helped countless clients think through their lifelong goals and enable them to follow a smart and well-developed plan to achieve their financial milestones. Outside of work, I'm either spending time with my family, walking my dogs, hiking, traveling, watching movies, reading a book, gardening, or working on a DIY project at home.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisor, recognized by both InvestmentNews1 and Barron's2, with 180+ planner offices across the country and entrusted by more than 1.1 million clients to manage more than $200 billion in assets. Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1Ranking and status for 2017. For independence methodology and ranking, see InvestmentNews Center (http://data.investmentnews.com/ria/); 2The Top 40 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, the size and experience of teams, and the regulatory records of the advisers and firms. Firms elect to participate, but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor returns/experience are not considered. 2018 ranking refers to Edelman Financial Services (EFS), which combined its advisory business in its entirety with Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA) in November 2018. For the same survey, FEA received a precombination ranking of twelfth.



Qualifications CRD# 5092216
FirmCRD# 151298
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 700 Main St,
Suite 305,
Napa,
CA 
94559
Phone Number 707-492-5100

Michael Geitner is a Wealth Advisor at Vintage Wealth Advisors. He primarily handles business client's retirement plans such as 401ks and SIMPLE IRAs. Michael also specializes in employee equity compensation including Qualified and Non-Qualified Stock Options, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, 10b5-1 Plans, and Restricted Stock Units. With over 10 years' experience, he looks to enhance the client experience and add additional value to the clients of Vintage Wealth through the financial planning process. Michael is a CFP® professional, A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" is a formal recognition of experience in the areas of financial planning, taxes, insurance, estate planning, and retirement planning. Owned and awarded by the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc. the designation is awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board's rigorous exam, have a college degree, complete a College Level Financial Planning Course, and have passed background checks and continue ongoing annual education programs to sustain their skills and certification. Michael completed his Certificate in Financial Planning from the University of Miami. Michael has his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Management from Menlo College. He holds his Series 6,7 and 63 through LPL Financial and his Series 65 through Financial Advocates Investment Management. Michael also has his California Life & Health Insurance License #0F17714. Michael is a Calistoga native. He is a member of Kiwanis Club of Napa. When not at Vintage Wealth, you can find him and his wife active at their church, maybe on the golf course, perhaps even fishing or hunting or perfecting his culinary skills on the barbeque at home with family, friends and their two cats, Pinky & Rajah.

About Vintage Wealth Advisors

Vintage Wealth Advisors is an independent, full-service financial planning firm committed to supporting the goals of individuals and business owners in the Napa Valley. As registered representatives of LPL Financial and Investment Advisor Representatives of Financial Advocates Investment Management, the team at Vintage Wealth Advisors provides fee-based advice and a wide array of services that include: comprehensive financial planning, proactive investment management, customized retirement strategies, estate planning, and insurance and annuities.

Advisory Services Provided

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities



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