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Qualified Financial Advisors in Littleton, Colorado
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Stephen Gordon
Cornerstone Asset Management
One DTC 5251 DTC Parkway,
Greenwood Village, CO  80111
303-779-2524
Reuben J. Brauer
Certified Financial Planner, CFP®
Callahan Financial Planning Company
6500 S Quebec St Ste 300,
Centennial, CO  80111
303-222-7100
Amy Bertle
Allworth Financial
8055 East Tufts Avenue Suite 1310,
Denver, CO  80237
720-961-5144
Personal Capital
Personal Capital Advisors Corporation
1099 18th Street,
Denver, CO  80222
650-556-1310
Clay Ernst
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
10012 Commons Street,
Lone Tree, CO  80124
408-565-8564
Mark Starosciak | CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER
CRPC®, CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" Certificant
Infinium Investment Advisors, LLC
50 South Steele Street #830,
Denver, CO  80209
720-253-1818
Diane Zing
Trilogy Financial
101 University Blvd.,
Denver, CO  80206
303-749-6115
Derek Eichenwald
Retirement and Estate Planning
Triumph Capital Management
1610 Wynkoop Street,
Denver, CO  80202
720-399-5552
Adam J. Strickman
CRPC®, APMA®, CFP®
Ethos Financial Partners
9351 Grant St.,
Thornton, CO  80229
303-252-9777
Jack Venable
CLU®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL®, APMA®
Ethos Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
9351 Grant St,
Thornton, CO  80229
303-252-9777
Claire Mork
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1885 W. 120th Avenue,
Westminster, CO  80234
720-354-3474
Patrick Lynch
Patrick Lynch Financial
1870 W. 122nd Ave,
Westminster, CO  80234
303-218-9957
Clay Ernst
CFP®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
8610 Explorer Drive Suite 120,
Colorado Springs, CO  80920
408-565-8564
Wendy Martinez
CRPC®
Edelman Financial Engines, LLC
1635 Foxtrail Drive,
Loveland, CO  80538
720-354-3473

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Littleton

Qualifications CRD# 2714986
Series 7, 24, 63, 65

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


Office Location One DTC 5251 DTC Parkway,
Suite 990,
Greenwood Village,
CO 
80111
Phone Number 303-779-2524

Stephen Gordon, the firms President, has spent over Twenty years as a financial advisor serving the retirement and financial planning needs for private clients and small businesses. Stephen holds his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and finds his passion in hands on wealth and portfolio management. He has developed the firms proprietary tactical asset management strategies. Cornerstone Asset Management offers those solutions within our wealth management platforms. While second in importance to honesty and integrity, his credentials and experience are paramount to providing his clients confidence inspiring & value added financial advice, and wealth management solutions.

About Cornerstone Asset Management

Cornerstone Asset Management is an independent financial services firm based in Denver, Colorado. We operate as a branch office of Securities America, Inc.member FINRA/SIPC. We specialize in comprehensive financial planning and dynamic asset allocation strategies. Whatever your needs may be - portfolio management, retirement planning, estate planning, risk management, money management or educational planning -we offer strategies that are consistent with your unique values, goals and financial objectives. We provide a variety of portfolio management solutions including our Active Tactical Asset Allocation Modeling system. Our Investment Advisory Services are offered through CUE Financial Group, Inc., a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Our mission at Cornerstone Asset Management is to provide exceptional service and to help our clients reach their goals for the reasons that are most important to them.



Qualifications CRD# 5887664
FirmCRD# 153050
Series 65, 66

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


Office Location 6500 S Quebec St Ste 300,
Centennial,
CO 
80111
Phone Number 303-222-7100

Callahan Financial Planning is an independent fiduciary financial advisor, providing financial planning and investment management services with 6 offices across 3 regions: San Rafael, San Francisco, and Mill Valley in Northern California, in Omaha and Lincoln in Nebraska, and in the Denver metro area in Centennial Colorado. We provide a special form of conflict-free financial advice called fee-only financial planning. This means both the company and all of our financial advisors make a legal and ethical commitment to place the interest of our clients first in everything that we do, and we will never receive a sales commission for anything we do. Callahan Financial Planning is a federally registered investment advisor serving clients throughout the U.S., and our practice is one of the largest NAPFA financial advisory practices in the some of the markets we serve.

About Callahan Financial Planning Company

Callahan Financial Planning is an independent fiduciary financial advisor, providing financial planning and investment management services with 6 offices across 3 regions: San Rafael, San Francisco, and Mill Valley in Northern California, in Omaha and Lincoln in Nebraska, and in the Denver metro area in Centennial Colorado. We provide a special form of conflict-free financial advice called fee-only financial planning. This means both the company and all of our financial advisors make a legal and ethical commitment to place the interest of our clients first in everything that we do, and we will never receive a sales commission for anything we do. Callahan Financial Planning is a federally registered investment advisor serving clients throughout the U.S., and our practice is one of the largest NAPFA financial advisory practices in the some of the markets we serve.



Qualifications CRD# 6302419
FirmCRD# 111167

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 8055 East Tufts Avenue Suite 1310,
Denver,
CO 
80237
Phone Number 720-961-5144

A Colorado native, Allworth Advisor Amy Bertle, CFP® and CDFA®, is based in the Denver region. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Amy likes to remind clients that with proper advance planning almost any financial goal can be achieved. An avid outdoors person, she spends her free time hiking and fly fishing in the Rockies with her two 100-pound Bernese Mountain 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.



Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1099 18th Street,
Suite 2400,
Denver,
CO 
80222
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Qualifications CRD# 2535760
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 10012 Commons Street,
Suite 108,
Lone Tree,
CO 
80124
Phone Number 408-565-8564

As a financial planner, my role is to analyze and monitor my clients' finances to help them maximize the income that will be available to them for the rest of their lives. Before focusing on finance, I served as an aviator in the U.S. Navy for eight years. I still fly actively today as a private pilot. I also enjoy downhill skiing, windsurfing and solving escape room puzzles with my family.

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# 4018163
FirmCRD# 149123
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Based on Assets, Hourly


Office Location 50 South Steele Street #830,
Denver,
CO 
80209
Phone Number 720-253-1818

Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" in Denver and the founder of Infinium Investment Advisors, LLC. He earned his undergraduate and MBA from the University of Michigan and focuses primarily on partnering with investors in the Technology industry and advising them on personal financial planning and investment management strategies. Mark is the past president of the Denver Business Series and Founder of WineLeague®, a Denver-based 501c(3) nonprofit corporation that has turned wine tasting into a sport, all of the name of helping other dynamic nonprofits.

About Infinium Investment Advisors, LLC

Like many start-up businesses, Infinium Investment Advisors was born out of two driving forces: to build a better mouse trap to deliver personal financial services, and to fix the problems prevalent in the industry today. In 2008, founder Mark Starosciak had spent a decade with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor to dozens of families. A little thing called the Great Recession came along and brought down Wall Street giants such as Bear Sterns, Lehmann Brothers, and Merrill Lynch (until Bank of America saved them). Although the large Wall Street firms had years of history and success behind them, their purpose had slowly been lost to the endless pursuit of fees and bottom-line financial results. The legacy of "Firm first, client second," that got those stalwarts into trouble still exists. The recent examples of Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, and others remind us that there is plenty of room for objective and unbiased financial advice in a sea of just the opposite. We invite you to learn more about us and our mission to deliver valuable, low-cost financial advice to Technology investors, executives & entrepreneurs.



Qualifications CRD# 5294493
FirmCRD# 281597
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 101 University Blvd.,
Suite 450,
Denver,
CO 
80206
Phone Number 303-749-6115

About Trilogy Financial

Diane is a Vice President of Wealth Planning at Trilogy Financial Services, as well as an Investment Advisor Representative at Trilogy Capital. She holds the Securities Series 6, 63 and 7 registrations with LPL Financial, and her Series 65 registration with Trilogy Capital. In addition, Diane is licensed in Life, Health, Disability and Long Term Care. Diane also works closely with professionals in Tax & Estate Planning, Business Planning, Real Estate, Mortgage, and other areas of financial services, to assist her with the planning efforts of her clients. These entities together create a pillar of education, knowledge and collaboration to help Diane's clients work towards their financial goals. Diane strives to stay on the cutting edge of information.



Qualifications CRD# 4613771
FirmCRD# 282814
Series 7, 24, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1610 Wynkoop Street,
Suite 550,
Denver,
CO 
80202
Phone Number 720-399-5552

Mr. Eichenwald is the CEO and Senior Investment Executive with Triumph Capital Management. He is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance and Real Estate. Mr. Eichenwald holds a Retirement and Estate Planning Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He holds the following securities registrations, Series 7, 66 and 24 and is also licensed to offer life, disability, health, and long-term care insurance. Mr. Eichenwald has enjoyed a long career in financial services. He has worked at some of Wall Streets largest financial institutions including Raymond James, AXA Equitable, and Salomon Smith Barney. He manages wealth for individuals, corporations and non-profit institutions. Mr. Eichenwald assists clients of Triumph Capital Management on their lifetime financial and strategic goals through sound asset management, risk planning, retirement planning, and advanced estate planning techniques.

About Triumph Capital Management

Our firm was founded with the goal of assisting our clients in every aspect of their financial lives. We work closely with clients to help them pursue their goals. Our staff consists of experienced professionals with a hands-on approach to financial advice. Not only will you find our team members knowledgeable, but you will also discover that our staff truly cares about helping make your dreams a reality. We want to have long-term relationships with our clients.



Qualifications CRD# 4559641
FirmCRD# 6363
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 9351 Grant St.,
Suite 300,
Thornton,
CO 
80229
Phone Number 303-252-9777

Private Wealth Advisor, Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. My wife, Tamia, is a full time mom and is my hero! We have 2 children that keep our lives entertaining and exciting, Kinsley and Cohen. We have 2 pups that used to get a lot more attention before kids came into the picture; Kaiah, an Australian Shepherd and Myko, a Golden Retriever mix. We enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities in the summer as well as some snowboarding in the winter. We love to travel and explore new places when we have the chance.

About Ethos Financial Partners

You are not just another face in the crowd. You are unique, and so are your financial goals. Thats why I take the time to understand whats truly important to you. I can help you prepare for whatever life brings - both the expected and the unexpected - with personalized advice tailored to you. I deliver personalized financial advice to help you achieve your goals, today and tomorrow, through our Confident Retirement® approach. Working together, I can help you feel more confident, connected, and in control of your financial life.



Qualifications CRD# 3267795
FirmCRD# 6363
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 9351 Grant St,
Suite 300,
Thornton,
CO 
80229
Phone Number 303-252-9777

As a financial advisor, I help de-mystify the process of achieving financial goals.

About Ethos Financial Partners, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Your financial goals are unique, and I can help you achieve them. I take the time to understand what’s truly important to you — whether it’s saving for college, retiring the way you want, making smart investments or anything else. The personalized financial advice I offer can help you prepare for the expected and unexpected things in life. As a result, you can feel more confident and secure about your financial future. With the right financial advice, life can be brilliant.



Qualifications CRD# 5047897
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1885 W. 120th Avenue,
Suite 800,
Westminster,
CO 
80234
Phone Number 720-354-3474

When I'm not at work, I'm with my husband Josh and two boys, Anders and Owen. I'm a Colorado native and enjoy hiking in our gorgeous mountains, yoga, travel and watching Netflix when I don't feel like being active.

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# 2444435
FirmCRD# 2444435
Series 65

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


Office Location 1870 W. 122nd Ave,
Suite 400,
Westminster,
CO 
80234
Phone Number 303-218-9957

Patrick has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry and has helped thousands of people work towards achieving their financial goals. Under Patricks leadership, Patrick Lynch Financial provides conservative insurance and investment strategies that help lead individuals and families toward their ideal retirements. While the company focuses on retirement planning, Patrick throughout his career has helped facilitate employee stock ownership (ESOP) plans, insurance solutions, disability income insurance and financial planning for business. Patrick finds it deeply rewarding to take the complexities of a family's finances and translate those issues into something clear and understandable. He believes his success rests in empowering his clients to understand their financial goals as they achieve them. Patrick holds his Series 65 securities registration and life, accident and health insurance licenses and holds a long-term care professional designation. He is also a Registered Investment Adviser. Born and raised in Colorado, Patrick is the proud father of three children, Meghan, Christopher and Lauren, and the proud grandfather of Ian and Beckham. When hes not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, playing softball and exercising.

About Patrick Lynch Financial

At Patrick Lynch Financial, LLC we believe business is about relationships, not just transactions. A core principle guides us in each and every client relationship: Always do what's right for the client, do so with integrity and honesty, and help as many people as we can!



Qualifications CRD# 2535760
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 8610 Explorer Drive Suite 120,
Colorado Springs,
CO 
80920
Phone Number 408-565-8564

As a financial planner, my role is to analyze and monitor my clients' finances to help them maximize the income that will be available to them for the rest of their lives. Before focusing on finance, I served as an aviator in the U.S. Navy for eight years. I still fly actively today as a private pilot. I also enjoy downhill skiing, windsurfing and solving escape room puzzles with my family.

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# 6847664
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1635 Foxtrail Drive,
Suite 125,
Loveland,
CO 
80538
Phone Number 720-354-3473

I chose to be a financial planner because I'm passionate about helping my clients work through their financial challenges to build a secure future for themselves and their families. Away from work, I'm often hiking in the mountains with my husband and son, doing yoga, reading, listening to podcasts or taking on yet another exciting DIY project.

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.



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