Mark Pietrofesa, CFP®
Summit Financial Advisors, LLC

Tel: 650-357-9410
109 Baldwin Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Summit Financial Advisors, LLC | Financial Advisor in San Mateo ,CA

About Mark Pietrofesa

Mark is the Co-Founder and an Investment Advisor Representative. He holds a B.S. from The University of Minnesota, has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He brings more than 25 years of experience to his clients and his prior affiliations include Raymond James and American Express.

About Summit Financial Advisors, LLC

Our mission is to be the single resource for comprehensive financial advice and wealth management for successful executives, business owners and affluent individuals by completely serving their unique financial needs. Our clients rely on us to integrate and organize every aspect of their financial lives, eliminating the need to assemble multiple advisors on their own. Every client benefits from the advice of both partners and a dedicated service specialist.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   1998
No. of Employees:   5-9
Name of Broker/Dealer:   LPL
Name of Custodial Firm:   Charles Schwab, Fidelity
States Licensed in:   CA, NV, OR, WA, AZ
Number of Years with Current Firm:   24
Work with the following types of clients:   Businesses, Individual Investors
Advisory Services Provided:   Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Advice & Consulting


Investment Types:   Options, Bonds, Mortgages & Real Estate, Annuities, Insurance, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Mutual Funds, Stocks, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Our Office, Phone, Your Home, Our Offices, Video Conference, Your Office

Qualifications & Memberships

Insurance and Annuity Licenses:   Variable Life, Long Term Care, Variable Annuity, Life, Health, Annuity, Disability
Financial Organization Memberships:   Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   100

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Based
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $100,000
Compensation Methods:   Flat Fee, Based on Assets
Fee % Based on Assets:   1
Hourly Rate:   $250
Additional Details on Charges:   Asset management is based on your objective (current income or growth) with reduced rates for larger portfolio's.
Minimum Fee Charged for Managed Accounts:   $1500
Minimum Fee Charged for Hourly Planning Accounts:   $1500

Board Positions

Organization :   Achungo Community Center, Kenya
Position :   Board Member
Duration :   06/01/2021-Present


BS Business  - Finance   University of Minnesota  - Minneapolis, MN


Why should I choose you as my financial advisor?

Certified Financial Planner®, CFP®, 20 plus years experience

What are your qualifications? What is your education background?

Comprehensive planning

How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services?

Fee Basis

If you are going to manage my account, will you obtain my permission every time you buy or sell something?


Will you be the only person working with me?




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Communities Served

San Mateo, San Bruno, Burlingame, San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View

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