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Qualified Financial Advisors in San Diego, California
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Michael Harris
TriVant Custom Portfolio Group, LLC
600 West Broadway, Suite 225,
San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 286-3930
Copley Financial Group
Copley Financial Group, Inc.
Copley Financial Group 2650 Camino Del Rio North, Ste 350,
San Diego, CA  92108
(619) 294-6008
Aaron Buczek
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 229-6473
Ajay Gupta
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5345
Branden Frazier
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5341
Brian Krause
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5347
Charles Webb
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 229-2538
Chris Muniz
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5358
Jeff Ellena
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5343
Jeff McCulloch
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5351
Kathleen Davis
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5349
Matt Phillips
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(626) 825-4827
Mike Batista
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(619) 929-6896
Phillip Attebery
Creative Planning
12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 369-5357
Benjamin Bowen
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
12680 High Bluff Drive,,
San Diego, CA  92130
(858) 345-4250
John Lohrenz
JKL Wealth Management
731 South Hwy 101 ste 2k,
Solana Beach, CA  92075
(858) 535-1705

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in San Diego

Qualifications CRD# 4699319
FirmCRD# 129803
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only


Office Location 600 West Broadway, Suite 225,
San Diego,
CA 
92101
Phone Number (619) 2863930

Michael has almost two decades of experience in the area of investment management. Prior to joining TriVant, Michael worked as a trader, research analyst and portfolio manager at two Southern California-based high net worth investment firms. Michael has been a San Diego resident for his entire life. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MBA from San Diego State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Diego. Michael lives in La Mesa with his wife, Cindi, and their two children. Michael is very active in the San Diego community. He is currently serving on the Home of Guiding Hands Board of Directors, as the Treasurer. He previously served on the board of directors for Sports 4 Exceptional Athletes and as a governing board member of Helix Charter High School.

About TriVant Custom Portfolio Group, LLC

We are long-term investors that have a record of providing a good return and good service to our clients. We are transparent in how we serve our clients. We make understandable investments in publicly- traded assets. We never tie your money up in illiquid assets, annuities or private equity. You always have access to your money when you need it. Our clients have security in knowing their assets are held at Charles Schwab where they can review their accounts at any time. Our statements clearly show your investments, their values and your performance. By operating transparently, we give our clients peace-of-mind showing them that we invest in a straight-forward manner and that we are advising in their best interest.



Qualifications CRD# 283070
FirmCRD# 283070
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location Copley Financial Group 2650 Camino Del Rio North, Ste 350,
San Diego,
CA 
92108
Phone Number (619) 2946008

Kyles passion for investing and retirement planning led him to a career as a Financial Advisor. After finishing his degree at Indiana University where he got business education from the Kelley School of Business (#19 in the country with notable alumnus Mark Cuban), he moved to San Diego 14 years ago. He then graduated with his J.D. from California Western School of Law where he focused on business and contractual law. Kyle pursued a non-traditional legal career, spending 10 years in Advertising and Marketing developing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies on down to start-ups. Hes worked on multi-million dollar campaigns including the Chargers, World Cup, and the Indianapolis 500. Hes also helped build companies from concept to funding. In his free time, you can find him chasing tennis balls at Coronado dog beach with his dog Kenai. Kyle loves the challenge of finding the optimal strategy for each individual client at Copley. He looks forward to creating financial freedom for his clients so that they may enjoy their best life.

About Copley Financial Group, Inc.

We are SEC-licensed fiduciary advisors (only about 20% of advisors hold this license) that are legally bound to do only what is in our client's best interests. We don't get paid any different based on the investment recommendations we make. Along with wealth management and retirement planning, we are a one-stop shop offering Mortgages, Real Estate Brokerage, Insurance, Medicare Supplements, Trusts/Estate Planning, and more. We have offices here and in New York City. We look forward to inviting you in for a free consultation and investment or retirement plan. We aim to get to know our clients and create customized solutions based on your goals and risk tolerance. We like to help everyone and have built San Diego's fastest growing wealth management firm off of happy client referrals. Our office is a family-friendly office built on acting with integrity and transparency.



Qualifications CRD# 2838281
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 2296473

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4294634
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695345

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4938202
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695341

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4469710
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695347

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4444654
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 2292538

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 2939918
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695358

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 5621315
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695343

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4232179
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695351

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 3150752
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695349

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4363073
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (626) 8254827

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 2750153
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (619) 9296896

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 4247195
FirmCRD# 105348


Office Location 12760 High Bluff Drive #210,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3695357

About Creative Planning

At Creative, our mission is to provide our clients with the best path to wealth accumulation, retention, and transfer of assets by creating and implementing strategies that are tailored to their unique goals. We are driven to provide our clients with uncluttered, professional advice that enhances their quality of life and leads to sustained and actionable solutions. We offer thorough counsel on each client's wealth management issues. Our goal is to provide clients with clarity, to educate, and to make significant and tangible progress toward every client's financial goals. We are our client's financial advocate, striving to organize and simplify life in such a way that maximizes the family's enjoyment of their wealth now and in the future. As a nationally recognized leader in the wealth management community, we are focused on providing clients with customized investment plans and comprehensive wealth management services. At Creative, we believe a client's portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. For over 30 years, we have been working with individuals and institutions to customize and manage portfolios designed to optimize the probability of success. We take our role as trusted advisor seriously, using proprietary strategies and techniques we have developed over the course of multiple market cycles.



Qualifications CRD# 5847634
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66


Office Location 12680 High Bluff Drive,,
Suite 250,
San Diego,
CA 
92130
Phone Number (858) 3454250

In my career to this point, I have worked with thousands of families to help them create plans designed to simplify and improve their financial lives. In my time away from work, I love to travel and spend time at the beach with my wife and son.

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# 2364673
FirmCRD# __
Series 7, 8, 31, 63, 65, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Flat Fee, Hourly


Office Location 731 South Hwy 101 ste 2k,
Suite 2k,
Solana Beach,
CA 
92075
Phone Number (858) 5351705

* Founder of JKL Wealth Management 2009 * 5 Star Wealth Manager Award: 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 * Vice President and Manager of the UTC office at Merrill Lynch 1994-2009 * Merrill Lynch Manager of the Year 2006 for the U.S. (Offices with 13+ Advisors) * Over 25 years Retirement and Wealth Management Experience * SDSU Aztec, Guitarist, Sailor and Fisherman

About JKL Wealth Management

The most rewarding times for our Firm happen when we're seeing the families we work with realizing their true joy and happiness in their personal retirement journey. My Career spans 25 years plus of managing family's investments and retirement planning. My experience through the finical crisis as a branch manager overseeing more than 20 advisors, and thousands of clients with billions of dollars, gave me an experience I never could have attained simply as an advisor. I saw what worked and more importantly what did not work during the worst financial crisis in our lifetimes. The lessons were very difficult at the time but very constructive for the disciplines I utilize for my clients. This is how we developed our Floor Income Plan. The process is designed to prevent clients from having to sell assets in a down market to meet their retirement income needs. This safety and security allows them to reach for their aspirational and enrichment goals both holistically and financially in their familys lives.



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