About My Practice
My practice focuses on the needs of successful individuals and small business owners. Many of my clients are concerned about how to best achieve the financial goals in life that are important to them, such as a quality retirement lifestyle, an education for their children or grandchildren, or how to creatively plan their estates or pass on the family business. Our focus is on fee-based comprehensive financial advice to create strategies to help clients achieve their goals and dreams. We also provide investment management, retirement rollover planning, retirement income strategies, wealth management and preservation, and estate planning strategies. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 we were recognized by the National Association of Board Certified Advisors as one of the top 24 Wealth Managers in NC.
I have been fortunate enough to assemble an excellent team to assist me in providing personal and proactive service to discriminating clients. For about 20 years our specialty has been helping people transition from work to a successful retirement, and then to live in retirement so as to make the most of it.
Although our main office is in Raleigh, NC, we also maintain an office in Sanford, NC. Which serves that area including Pinehurst and Southern Pines. We have many clients in Western, NC as well as Virginia and South Carolina and other Southeastern states.
Advisor is licensed/registered to do business with U.S. residents only in the states of NC, SC, VA, FL, DC, AL, and TX.
Ameriprise Financial since 1987, Advanced Advisor Group since 1990, Senior Financial Advisor since 1996, Platinum Financial Services since 2003. Certified Financial Planner since 1991. Chartered Life Underwriter designation 2000, Chartered Financial Consultant designation 2006. Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor since 2002. Chartered Advisor for Senior Living designation 2010. Adjunct Faculty, College for Financial Planning since 2000. Dalbar- rated excellence as a Financial Professional, 1998. Ameriprise President's Recognition Award for Quality of Advice, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 (not available since). Qualified for Million Dollar Round Table, 2003-Present. Ameriprise Circle of Success 1994-Present. NABCAP's Top 24 Wealth Managers in NC, 2011-2012.
Registrations, Licenses, Certifications & Affiliations
Securities Registrations or Exam Qualifications
Series 7, 24
Life insurance: NC, SC, VA, AL, FL, TX, Health/disability insurance: NC, SC, VA, AL, FL, TX, Fixed annuities: NC, SC, VA, AL, FL, TX, Variable annuities: NC, SC, VA, AL, FL, TX
Designations & Certifications
- CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
- Other - Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CLU, CASL
Considerations: almost all our work is done on a fee basis.
I will provide a free initial consultation to prospective clients so we may determine if their needs and my practice are well-matched.