About My Practice
I have been a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner since 1990 and have spent the last 25 years working with affluent clients in realizing their wealth management goals. I have significant experience in working with individuals, families and business owners in all aspects of financial and wealth planning including investment and portfolio management, retirement and pension planning, estate planning, and overall risk management. In addition to investment industry experience, I also have a background in Banking and Real Estate. This affords me a comprehensive perspective in my practice. I utilize a holistic approach to financial planning and strive to appreciate and identify my clients' life goals and objectives, and then to formulate the appropriate strategies to carry them out. Ultimately, as an independent financial planner, I sit on the same side of the table as my clients. If you are seeking a firm that will spend the necessary time required to oversee your particular objectives, you have come to the right place.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California School of Business, (Dean's List),(1983), and hold a Masters Degree in Financial Services (MSFS), (2008). I have been a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner since 1990, a licensed securities broker since 1986, and hold a Registered Investment Advisor license. In addition, I have hands-on experience in the Banking and Real Estate industries. This background provides me a unique and well-rounded ability from which to counsel my clients. Furthermore, as continuing education is paramount in this industry, I keep up to date via regular FPA meetings, CPA Society meetings, attorney workshops and seminars, countless industry expert postings, industry publications, and graduate-level studies.
I am an active member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Financial Planning Association, and The Guardians, and am active in several local charities. I strongly believe in giving back to my community.
I have contributed my expertise to articles in several publications including the WALL STREET JOURNAL, KIPLINGER'S , WEALTH MANAGER, USA TODAY, SMART MONEY, and CHANNEL 9 NEWS. Furthermore, as a former advisory panel member for the FPA's Financial Planning Perspectives, I contributed to timely planning topics for the public.
Registrations, Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations
Securities Registrations or Exam Qualifications
Series 7, 65
Life insurance: CA, Health/disability insurance: CA, Fixed annuities: CA, Variable annuities: CA
Designations & Certifications
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
- Other - MSFS
I will provide a free initial consultation to prospective clients so we may determine if their needs and my practice are well-matched.