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 29 years of experience, it gives me great satisfaction to help clients become more successful financially.
I was recently honored to have been chosen again as one of East Bay's Five Star Wealth Managers through an independent survey conducted through Diablo Magazine* and published in their November 2013 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.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional's consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner's future performance. *To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than 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 complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.
2013 – 858 San Francisco East Bay wealth managers were considered for the award; 195 (23 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth.