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Qualified Financial Advisors in Pleasanton, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Ron Sanchez CFP®
Viewpoint Financial Network
7011 Koll Center Pkwy, Suite 260,
Pleasanton, CA  94566
(925) 227-8858
George Salter II, JD, MBA, CFP®
Blossom Wealth Management, LLC
PO Box 125,
Danville, CA  94526
(925) 833-9999
Mark Palmer
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
2175 North California Boulevard,
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
(925) 962-5823
David Bobrowsky, CFP®
David Bobrowsky, CFP®
1261 Locust St.,
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
(925) 322-0799
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
3 Lagoon Drive,
Redwood City, CA  94065
(650) 556-1310
Niagara Credit Income Fund
Lateral Investment Management
400 S El Camino Real,
San Mateo, CA  94402
(650) 396-2200

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Pleasanton

Qualifications CRD# 4020484
FirmCRD# 8032
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets, Hourly


Office Location 7011 Koll Center Pkwy, Suite 260,
Pleasanton,
CA 
94566
Phone Number (925) 2278858

As a financial resource to people since 1999, my ideas revolve around making money, saving money, and protecting your wealth. Since then I've had a focus of helping people make smart choices about money. The comprehensive financial plan includes a coordinated analysis of where you are regarding your financial goals - protecting your assets, wealth accumulation, mitigating taxes, obtaining financial freedom and estate planning. We will assist with an in-depth analysis, create personalized recommendations for you. We believe in helping our clients and community live their best life. This is how I live a life of significance.

About Viewpoint Financial Network

We are a California-based wealth management firm with more than 30 years in the business, advising over $900 million in client assets, serving over 1,100 households. Combining good people with the best technology is what distinguishes how clients experience us. We have structured the way we work with clients to serve them on their time. Our highly sophisticated technology works in the background so that our team can meet you where you are in life with a service that is highly personalized, nimble, and uncomplicated.



Qualifications CRD# 4512665 (George) & 5143649 (James)
FirmCRD# 150402
Series 7, 63, 65, 79

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location PO Box 125,
Danville,
CA 
94526
Phone Number (925) 8339999

George's education began when he earned a soccer scholarship to Dominican University of California in San Rafael. First, George pursued his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then stayed at Dominican to study business, graduating at the top of his class with an MBA in International Finance/Sustainable Development. Realizing how often legal issues arise in the business world, George completed his education at the University of San Diego, School of Law. He earned his J.D. in December 2001. George has been a financial advisor since February 2002. Over the years, he has assisted his clients and his colleagues clients in creating and implementing complex estate and business succession plans. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP®. Today, George and his team help business owners, corporate executives, and other successful individuals grow, protect and transfer their assets. Consistent with his sustainable background, George is an advisor who incorporates triple bottom line investment principles during portfolio creation. He believes that the companies best able to compete in the 21st century will be conscious about how they impact society and the environment in addition to being profitable financially.

About Blossom Wealth Management, LLC

George helps families grow, utilize, protect and transfer their assets through comprehensive wealth planning. Whether their assets are inherited, steadily accrued or the result of a business windfall, George and his team at Blossom empower their clients to make informed decisions during the ensuing growth phase. Later when it is time to deploy their capital during retirement or philanthropy, accessible and thorough team is there to align the family's financial outlaws with their goals. By taking the time to examine all of the available options, clients are confident that they being effective stewards and maximizing the utility of the family's wealth. At the end stage when it is time to prepare for passing on the financial stewardship, the Blossom team takes the time to meld the family's financial priorities with their ethics; thereby ensuring that the wisdom of the patriarch and matriarch will live on for future generations. The most successful families understand that their portfolio decisions have a time scale far beyond the first generation. The team at Blossom Wealth Management has over 70 years of experience guiding successful families through the wealth aggregation, use and transfer process. Our approachable team incorporates state of the art techniques to empower our clients to be fantastic stewards of capital for their families.



Qualifications CRD# 2546710
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Based Only - No Commissions


Office Location 2175 North California Boulevard,
Suite 800,
Walnut Creek,
CA 
94596
Phone Number (925) 9625823

Joined Edelman Financial Engines in 2015. Began his career in the financial services industry in 2003. Earned the Registered Financial Consultant and Certified Financial Planner certification(s). Bachelor's degree in Politics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College, J.D from Georgetown University Law Center and a Masters.

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# 4261724
FirmCRD# 4261724
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets, Commissions, Hourly


Office Location 1261 Locust St.,
Suite #60,
Walnut Creek,
CA 
94596
Phone Number (925) 3220799

David has been directly advising clients as a financial planner for 20 years. David joined Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. and became affiliated with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. as a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative in 2014 in order to be able to offer completely independent advice to his clients. David has been a Certified Financial Planner" practitioner since 2004. He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® designation in 2005 and, most recently, in 2010 the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation, both through the American College of Bryn Mawr, PA. David is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Northern California Planned Giving Council. David is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, and also holds a M.A. and M.Phil. in Politics from NYU, where he pursued and published doctoral research on the causes and impact of the social investing movement.

About David Bobrowsky, CFP®

David specializes in helping successful professionals review their current tax and investment situations to plan for retirement and help efficiently transfer their assets to their children, grandchildren and charitable beneficiaries. Helping others get the unbiased information they need to make sense of their options, designing a roadmap that reflects the specific concerns he hears from his clients, and supporting them to make tough but educated decisions to help gain control over their financial lives has been David's mission since he began his career in financial planning in 2000. As a Certified Financial Planner (TM) professional, David develops comprehensive financial planning strategies to help address client goals, and then help clients implement those strategies, often in coordination with clients' other professional advisors. To learn more about David's fee based financial planning process, call to set up a complimentary initial consultation.



Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions), Based on Assets


Office Location 3 Lagoon Drive,
Suite 200,
Redwood City,
CA 
94065
Phone Number (650) 5561310

Key Differentiators: • See all your financial accounts with all your financial institutions, all in one place: You can link your checking, savings, 401k, IRA, mortgage, investments, credit cards, and more. • Personalization on a whole new level: Personal Capital offers personalized financial planning, for qualified clients. • Dynamic, Diversified Portfolios: Proprietary SmartWeighting™ technology helps minimize the risk of market drops by automatically rebalancing portfolios. • Access to Experts and Specialists: Clients also enjoy access to a wide range of experts in tax, income, retirement, estate planning, insurance, college savings, stock options, real estate, socially responsible investing and charitable giving. • Transparent fees: Clients pay one flat fee for all of our wealth management services. • We'll always act in your best interest: Personal Capital is a fiduciary, which means their advisors are legally obligated to act in your best interest.

About Personal Capital Advisors Corporation

Personal Capital is an industry-leading digital wealth management company. We do the right thing by the everyday investor by taking a holistic, 360ý approach to money management. Our state-of-the-art tools and technology provide investors with a complete financial picture and our financial advisors are fiduciaries, legally bound to act in your best interest to provide expert guidance, and logical strategies, based on a personal understanding of an investorýs financial picture and goals. We currently manage more than $10+ billion in assets, work with investors in each state and have offices across the U.S.



Compensation/Fee Fee-Based (Fee and Commissions)


Office Location 400 S El Camino Real,
Suite 1100,
San Mateo,
CA 
94402
Phone Number (650) 3962200

OUR APPROACH Lateral Investment Management manages the Niagara Credit Income Fund where investors have the choice of a 5, 6, or 8% income with quarterly distributions and risk mitigation by a first-loss subordinated tranche. The Fund targets net returns that are higher than fixed income benchmarks with mitigated principal risk, lower volatility, and lower correlation to the public markets. The Fund has not missed a quarterly distribution since its inception in 2013. Lateral manages fixed income and private equity strategies that seek to help investors diversify their portfolios from public market volatility while generating consistent quarterly cash returns. Lateral invests in growing, established private businesses in the US through senior secured loans and minority equity stakes. Our portfolio focuses on domestic manufacturing, infrastructure, and healthcare services, tech-enabled business services and specialty finance. Our funds exclusively serve institutional investors, qualified purchasers and accredited investors.

About Lateral Investment Management

Lateral Investment Management, LLC ("Lateral"), founded in 2014, is an opportunistic credit and growth equity private asset manager. The firm provides growth capital to non-sponsored, lower- middle market companies through the direct origination of short-term loans and minority equity stakes. Our private market strategies focus on investing in lower-middle market firms that have limited capital availability due to the structural dislocation in the US capital markets. We partner with owner-operators who have high conviction in their future outlook and want the support of an institutional investor without the loss of control and dilution of a traditional private equity partner. Lateral is an SEC registered firm* with approximately $450MM in assets under management. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has an office in New York City.



List of Additional Financial Advisors in or around Pleasanton, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Mallory Dinis
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton, CA  94588
(925) 227-0555
Ken Sakamoto
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara, CA  95054
(408) 970-0555
Blair Hansen
Blair Hansen & Co.
1570 The Alameda Suite 319,
San Jose, CA  95126
(408) 287-6670

Information on Additional Financial Advisors in or around Pleasanton, California

Mallory Dinis

Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Qualifications CRD# 5823103
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 6, 63, 65

Tel: (925) 2270555
4301 Hacienda Drive, Suite 100,
Pleasanton,
CA 
94588


Ken Sakamoto

Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Qualifications CRD# 1095790
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Tel: (408) 9700555
3945 Freedom Circle, Suite 950,
Santa Clara,
CA 
95054


Blair Hansen

Blair Hansen & Co.

Tel: (408) 2876670
1570 The Alameda Suite 319,
San Jose,
CA 
95126


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