Welcome!

At the Palos Verdes Group, we stand out through outstanding service. We treat the affluent individuals and families we work with not as clients but as personal, trusting relationships. We dedicate tremendous attention and resources to our service model to ensure a successful wealth management experience for all our relationships, centered on responsiveness and accessibility.

Comprehensive goals-based planning enables us to successfully guide our relationships through the three stages of the wealth cycle, from investments-based accumulation to income-based distribution and estate planning-based generational transfer.

Our team of three wealth management professionals applies over 50 years of market experience to our customized investment solutions. We carefully craft portfolios for every relationship based on your risk tolerance and preferences, including taxable or tax-free and managed or discretionary services. Our discretionary investment management is focused on building portfolios of individual fixed income and equity securities.
Services Include
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Annuities1
  • Business Succession Planning2
  • Certificates of Deposit3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • Financial Planning5
  • Lending Products
  • Long Term Care Insurance6
  • Professional Portfolio Management7
  • Qualified Retirement Plans8
  • Retirement Planning9
  • Sustainable Investing10
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Community Involvement

  • A. Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
    The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all."

    The Conservancy preserves undeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes. Since its founding in 1988, the Conservancy has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

    The Conservancy's vision is the creation and management of large blocks of natural open space where visitors may enjoy peaceful solitude, where children and adults can learn about the natural environment, and where native plants and animals can thrive.
    https://pvplc.org/
  • B. Ed Society Foundation
  • C. Enrichment Works
    A Non profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to create and present theater t inspire learning. We bring plays and musicals to chools and community group that help studentslearn and develop an emotional connection to important topics.

Professional Portfolio Management

  • PERSONALIZED PORTFOLIOS
    Your Portfolio Manager will use his/her discretion to identify an investment strategy tailored to meet your needs.
  • COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS
    Throughout your relationship, you’ll have direct access to the investment professional managing your portfolio.
  • CLIENT FOCUS
    Each account can be individually customized to meet your requirements for growth, income or preservation of capital within your risk constraints.
  • ASSET-BASED FEE
    Fees for the program are based on your account’s asset level, not on the number of transactions performed in a given time period.

Connect Your Finances and Investments to Your Goals

Goals Planning System

Our integrated Goals-Based Wealth Management platform ties goals to implementation, leveraging the intellectual capital and sophisticated institutional capabilities of Morgan Stanley.
  • Discover
    Start with a conversation to uncover your goals and understand your entire financial picture.
  • Advise
    Work with you to assess various scenarios and advise you on the strategies to help meet those goals.
  • Implement
    Look across multiple accounts/products to identify the right combination to help meet spending needs and minimize your tax burden.
  • Track Progress*
    Monitor in real time to make adjustments according to your needs, life events and changing market conditions.

Location

609 Deep Valley Dr
Rolling Hills Est, CA 90274
US
Direct:
(310) 544-3652(310) 544-3652
Toll-Free:
(800) 225-2079(800) 225-2079
Fax:
(310) 544-3644(310) 544-3644

Meet Palos Verdes Group

About Me

I have provided financial guidance to affluent individuals and families as well as corporate retirement plans in Southern California for over 30 years. I am a Certified Financial Planner®, a Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist® and take a holistic approach to wealth management and 401(k) plan consulting.

The more I know about your complete picture –not just the financial numbers but also your family dynamics, true dreams and passions – the more effective partner myself and my team at the Palos Verdes Group can be.  I want to understand what wealth means to you, so I can craft the most appropriate strategy to help you achieve your goals with the least amount of risk.  Truly understanding the needs of my clients has fostered long-term relationships that span multiple generations. 

I have lived and worked on the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 1987, raising my family here and staying active in the local community. I am a member of the Palos Verdes Education Foundation, the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy Member and a board member for Enrichment Works "Theatre to Inspire Learning," a group that produces plays, musicals and workshops for schools, libraries and other community venues.  Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with family, travel, golf, charity work as well as supporting my USC Trojans and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Securities Agent: TX, CA, WA, VA, UT, TN, PA, OR, NY, NV, NM, MO, MN, MA, IN, IL, HI, FL, CO, AZ; Managed Futures; Transactional Futures/Commodities; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1316583

About Me

Securities Agent: TX, CA, WA, VA, UT, TN, PA, OR, NY, NV, NM, NJ, MO, MN, MA, IN, IL, HI, GA, FL, CO, AZ; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
NMLS#: 1705089

About Me

I bring a diverse perspective to my work at the Palos Verdes Group. After being a full-time musician and performer for nearly 20 years, I started my financial services career in private wealth management operations and technology at UBS. After serving as a client service associate at First Republic Bank, I joined Morgan Stanley in 2012 as a senior registered associate.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from Baylor University. In my spare time, I serve as an improv teacher and director at Second City Hollywood.
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Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
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Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
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Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
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Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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Many of us face money worries. You may be able to get advice and education from an unexpected source.

Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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