My mission is to help preserve and grow the wealth of a select group of investors so they can enjoy their lives with less stress and more security.
Welcome to my website! As a Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ professional with over 30 years of experience, it gives me great satisfaction to help clients become more successful financially.
I was recently honored to have been chosen for the third time as one of East Bay's Five Star Wealth Managers through an independent survey conducted through Diablo Magazine* and published in their November 2014 issue .
Providing financial strategies for my clients is a team approach. I work closely with my client's CPA and estate planning attorney so their investments, taxes and estate planning all work in tandem.
Reducing stress is important to everyone. I look for ways to help simplify wealth management for my clients. My goal is enabling my clients to enjoy their life with less stress and more financial security.
Now, more than ever, clients need to know the answer to the question, "How am I doing?" This is a deeply personal question that relates to one's ability to retire, generate sufficient income and achieve life goals. I utilize Wells Fargo Advisors' exceptional investment planning profiling process to help answer this question.
I focus on helping clients with pre-retirement planning, retirement income strategies, college planning and navigating life event changes from my office in Walnut Creek, CA.
Survey conducted by Five Star Professional, an independent third-party research firm, who received nominations among all wealth managers in the San Francisco East Bay area from peers or firms and evaluated the nominees based on 10 objective criteria. The nominees must be credentialed as an investment adviser representative, a FINRA registered representative, a CPA or a licensed attorney; be actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years,; have a favorable regulatory and complaint history, fulfilled firm review based on internal firm standards and currently accepting new clients. Also considered were one-year and five-year client retention rates; non-institutional discretionary and or non-discretionary clients assets administered; number of clients household serviced and education/professional designations. To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the nominee cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked or a payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer compliant filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted of a felony. The award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients. Recipients may have had unfavorable ratings. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future investment performance. Recipients did not pay a fee to participate for this award but may have paid a fee to purchase proprietary material from Five Star. For more information: See http://www.fivestarprofessional.com/awards/wealth_manager_program.php.
2012 – 1,145 San Francisco East Bay wealth managers were considered for the award; 233 (approx. 21 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2013 – 858 San Francisco East Bay wealth managers were considered for the award; 195 (approx. 23 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.
2014 – 4,527 San Francisco East Bay wealth managers were considered for the award; 204 (approx. 5% of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers.