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Glen Smith, CFP®, CRPC®
GDS Wealth Management

Tel: 469-212-8072
2910 Lakeside Village Blvd
Flower Mound, TX 75022
GDS Wealth Management | Financial Advisor in Flower Mound ,TX

Your team. Your plan. Your future.

About GDS Wealth Management

At GDS Wealth Management, our goal is to provide clients with highly personalized and attentive financial advice, coaching, and administrative support. Our experienced team of local financial planners is proud to offer the families and individuals we serve both the credentialed guidance and expertise needed to help you reach your lifelong financial goals.

Helping manage your wealth is highly personal, and we take this task very seriously. As investment advisor representatives, we work alongside you, focusing not only on the management of your finances but also the role these decisions play in the grander scheme of things.

We strategically formulate investing services for high net worth into your plans and goals, taking careful consideration at each step to ensure you're happy with the plan. At any point along the way, changing or fine-tuning the investment strategy to better accommodate your goals is always your choice.

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General Information

Firm Start Year:   2017
No. of Employees:   20-49
Name of Custodial Firm:   Raymond James
States Licensed in:   TX, CA, LA, FL, OK
Number of Years with Current Firm:   6
Work Experience:   Glen has worked in the financial services industry for nearly twenty years. He has amassed comprehensive knowledge and holds himself to the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Glen works closely with people to craft individually tailored financial plans, ensuring every portfolio and plan reflects the client's best interests.
Work with the following types of clients:   Businesses, Individual Investors
Advisory Services Provided:   Financial Advice & Consulting, Wealth Management, Money Management, Retirement Planning, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning for Individuals


Investment Types:   Bonds, Stocks, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
Can meet clients in the following ways:   Phone, Email, Our Office, Video Conference

Firm Information

Firm's Number of Clients:   453
Firm's Number of Planning Clients:   453
Firm's Number of Managed Clients:   453
Assets Managed by Firm:   1,041,245,248

Compensation and Fees

Fee Structure:   Fee-Only
Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:   $1,000,000
Compensation Methods:   Based on Assets


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

GDS Wealth Management is a fee-only firm.

Will you be the only person working with me?

GDS Wealth Management works as a team to serve all of our clients.


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GDS Wealth Management is an investment adviser in Flower Mound, TX. GDS Wealth Management is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any specific level of skill or training and does not constitute an endorsement of the firm by the Commission. GDS Wealth Management only transacts business in states in which it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration. A copy of GDS Wealth Management's current written disclosure brochure filed with the SEC which discusses among other things, GDS Wealth Management 's business practices, services and fees, is available through the SEC's website at: www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.


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Office Hours

Mon. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Awards & Recognitions

Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor

Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors and Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK's research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client's experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

The Forbes Top Wealth Advisors 2023 ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: a review of best practices, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2021 to 6/30/2022 and was released on 4/4/2023. Investment performance is not a criterion because audited records rarely exist and clients have varying risk levels. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client's experience. Research Summary (as of April 2023): 39,007 Advisor nominations were received based on high thresholds. 22,243 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. SHOOK has conducted over 17,546 telephone interviews with advisors. 3,557 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors' location and 1,361 interview were web-based. Final list of the top 250 advisors was then compiled based an algorithm that considers both quantitative and qualitative criteria. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither GDS Wealth Management nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. GDS Wealth Management is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please see https://www.forbes.com/lists/top-wealth-advisors/?sh=4281b4c61c7c more info.

Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, gained through telephone, virtual and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

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