Welcome

As the steward of your family’s wealth, you define a vision for your financial future and assemble the right team to transform it into reality.

For more than a decade, Puget Sound Wealth Management has focused on the complex needs of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and their families. We offer a consultative approach supported by the global resources and extensive capabilities of one of the world’s top financial institutions.

As your family’s designated Chief Financial Officer, we will help you develop a comprehensive strategy to address each aspect of your wealth so you can spend your time pursuing your true passions.

We look forward to meeting you.

Minimum Engagement: $1,000,000
Services Include
  • Financial Planning1
  • Business Succession Planning2
  • Stock Option Plans3
  • Planning for Education Funding4
  • Professional Portfolio Management5
  • Estate Planning Strategies6
  • Executive Financial Services7
  • Sustainable Investing8
  • Fixed Income9
  • Alternative Investments10
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Content

  • Why
    Because success doesn’t happen overnight and our clients want to ensure they can maintain their desired lifestyle, provide for this and the next generation, and leave a strong legacy, all within the context of a well laid-out road map.
  • Who
    Successful entrepreneurs, executives, and high net worth families who desire to collaborate with a team of professionals. These individuals have complex financial needs and issues, wish to have a third-party resource to help make objective financial decisions, and prefer a high touch, white glove service model.
  • How
    An established process and consistent philosophy delivered by a true team of CFP® professionals integrating advanced financial planning, portfolio and risk management, lending, exit strategy, business succession, and wealth transfer strategies--all backed by the global resources and intellectual capital of one of the strongest and most respected financial institutions in the world.
  • When
    When careful savings and wise decision-making have resulted in the accumulation of significant wealth, and you wish to spend your time on your true passions, rather than the day-to-day responsibilities of managing your finances.

    For business owners, success is typically built over many decades, but the liquidity event from a sale happens over a short period of time. These events require careful pre-planning to prepare for changes in family dynamics, taxes, and lifestyle.
  • What
    As humans, our innate problem-solving strategies are often incongruent with making wise financial decisions. Also, behavioral finance shows we hold inherent cognitive and emotional biases, resulting in sub-optimal decision-making.

    Working with a team trained to identify inherent biases can allow for clearer more thoughtful execution of delicate and important financial matters.
  • Discovery
    This in-depth conversation is designed to identify what is truly important to you, so we may create a customized plan fully aligned with your goals.
  • Delivery of Your Financial Roadmap
    Analyzing the detailed information you share with us during discovery, we will develop specific investment and wealth management strategies to provide you with a roadmap to your financial goals.
  • Formulation of Tax, Trust, and Estate Strategy
    Working with your tax and legal advisors, we assist in executing planning techniques tailored to your income and estate tax circumstances to help you reach your objectives.
  • Creation of a Customized Asset Strategy
    Based on your financial plan, we target an asset allocation strategy in alignment with your goals, doing so in a way that positions for opportunities, mitigates risk, and addresses taxation.
  • Implementation of a Comprehensive Wealth Strategy
    Once every piece of your financial picture is in place, we serve as your designated Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the execution of your wealth strategy and providing objective advice as it relates to your financial journey.
  • Regular Progress Reports and Assessment of Wealth Management Needs
    In coordination with your other advisors, we conduct on-going check-ins to review your progress and determine the need for adjustments based on changes to your personal situation along the way.

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Capabilities and Services

    Planning Resources

    Financial Planning Resources

    The Value of Professional Advice
    How working with a team of a professionals can reduce the stress around financial decisions by offering valuable expertise and thoughtful guidance.

    2018 Tax Tables
    The new federal tax brackets for 2018

    2018 Retirement Contribution Limits and Deadlines
    The guidelines you need to know for your retirement savings.

    Do You Know Where All Your Retirement Savings Are?
    Consider consolidating your accounts. With all your retirement savings in one place, it becomes simpler to execute your strategy and to measure your progress to your goals.

    Women and Wealth
    Steps to create a successful wealth plan incorporating the values and goals that are important to you.

    Investing in Education: 529 Plans
    A unique option to save for educational expenses.

    Preparing for Rising Healthcare Costs After Retirement
    A guide to various health care resources and their costs for retirees.

    Long-Term Care
    The case for long-term care planning and how it fits into a wider financial planning conversation.

    Caregiver Responsibilities
    Key considerations and steps to prepare for caring for your loved ones

    Executor Responsibilities
    Being named executor of someone’s estate is a major responsibility. This guide provides a general introduction to some of the key tasks you may need to attend to.
    • The Value of Professional Advice
      How working with a team of a professionals can reduce the stress around financial decisions by offering valuable expertise and thoughtful guidance.
      Learn More
    • 2018 Tax Tables
      The new federal tax brackets for 2018
      Learn More
    • 2018 Retirement Contribution Limits and Deadlines
      The guidelines you need to know for your retirement savings.
      Learn More
    • Do You Know Where All Your Retirement Savings Are?
      Consider consolidating your accounts. With all your retirement savings in one place, it becomes simpler to execute your strategy and to measure your progress to your goals.
      Learn More
    • What Women Should Know About Managing Their Wealth
      Women may face financial issues that men don’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for them.
      Learn More
    • Investing in Education: 529 Plans
      A unique option to save for educational expenses.
      Learn More
    • Planning for Long-Term Care
      The case for long-term care planning and how it fits into a wider financial planning conversation.
      Learn More
    • Taking on the Role of Caregiver
      Key considerations and steps to prepare for caring for your loved ones
      Learn More
    • Executor Responsibilities
      Being named executor of someone’s estate is a major responsibility. This guide provides a general introduction to some of the key tasks you may need to attend to.
      Learn More

    Location

    601 Union Street
    Suite 5200
    Seattle, WA 98101
    US
    Direct:
    (206) 343-2786(206) 343-2786
    Toll Free:
    (866) 344-0169(866) 344-0169

    Meet Puget Sound Wealth Management

    About Me

    A Forbes Top Advisor for Washington State in 2018, Nicholas leads Puget Sound Wealth Management. He is a Family Wealth Director, a title earned by less than 3% of Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and those who have demonstrated knowledge of the specific needs of ultra-high net worth clients. Nicholas is also the team’s portfolio manager and is responsible for portfolio construction, security trading, and risk management.

    Nicholas graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics, focusing on International Trade. He carries the Certified Portfolio Manager (Columbia University) and Certified Financial Planner™ designations. He has been helping families since 2002.

    Having been raised by single mother and with two daughters of his own, Nicholas is passionate about empowering women and serves as the chair for the finance committee and as a board member for Washington Women in Need. He also deeply cares about animals and is a strong supporter of the Humane Society of King County.

    Along with his wife Darla, his two daughters, and their Boston terrier, Nicholas resides on the shores of Lake Washington in Bellevue. He enjoys coaching and attending the girl’s many sporting activities, playing on the lake and in the mountains, and staying fit. Nicholas practices yoga and is a black belt in Shotokan Karate.
    Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
    NMLS#: 1326822

    About Me

    As a Family Wealth Advisor, Justin’s primary responsibility for Puget Sound Wealth Management is the oversight of advanced wealth planning, including business exit planning, concentrated stock solutions, and estate and philanthropy strategies.

    Justin graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance, and completed the CFP® Certification Professional Education Program through the College for Financial Planning. In addition to carrying the Certified Financial Planner designation, Justin is also an Executive Financial Services Director and a Financial Planning Specialist. He has been in financial services since 1999. 

    Justin has been a member of Rotary International, and has served in leading board positions for The Boys & Girls Clubs of The Olympic Peninsula, the Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Eastside Runners.

    Justin enjoys running, tennis, reading, and spending time with his wife, Meghan, and three sons, Carson, Landon, and Griffin.
    Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Principal; General Securities Representative; Managed Futures
    NMLS#: 1377875

    About Me

    As a Certified Financial Planner® and Financial Planning Specialist for Puget Sound Wealth Management, Nicole creates comprehensive financial plans, incorporating Social Security and Medicare analysis, education planning, and liability and risk management. Nicole is the go-to contact for our clients' long-term care planning and insurance needs and enjoys helping clients with retirement and income planning.

    Nicole graduated Cum Laude from Seattle University with a degree in International Business and a minor in Economics. Additionally she has pursued Master’s level coursework in statistics and marketing. In 2016 she received her Certified Financial Planner® and Certification for Long-Term Care® designations. In 2018 she was named to the Forbes Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list. She has been in financial services since 2003.

    Nicole enjoys volunteering as part of Morgan Stanley's Global Volunteer Month initiative with local food bank Food Lifeline. She has tutored off and on for Invest in Youth since 2007 and recently served on their board where she spearheaded one of their major fundraising events. Invest in Youth is a nonprofit tutoring organization that helps struggling 3rd through 5th graders in Seattle public schools.

    Nicole grew up in North Idaho as the second oldest of 12 children. Her favorite extracurricular activities are gaming and attending shows. She lives in West Seattle with her husband Patric and their Boston Terrier, Vader.
    Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MT, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY; Investment Advisor Representative; BM/Supervisor; General Securities Representative
    NMLS#: 1295607

    About Me

    Forrest began his career with Morgan Stanley in 2013 while pursuing a degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington. After earning a Bachelor of Science, Forrest joined our team, The Richardson Metzger Group. Forrest  acts as our team’s Financial Planning Specialist.

    Forrest was born and raised on O’ahu, Hawai’i and graduated with honors from Punahou School in 2010. With some credit to island fever, it was ultimately his interest in technology and passion for entrepreneurship that lured him to Seattle.

    In his free time, Forrest enjoys keeping physically active, attending professional sporting events, and visiting his friends and family back in his hometown on O’ahu.
    Securities Agent: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, ID, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, WA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
    NMLS#: 1785339

    About Me

    Karen is the Operations Manager for Puget Sound Wealth Management. Her depth of experience with internal systems and processes as well as industry rules and regulations make her exceptional in account maintenance and processing. Karen is well-versed in handling day-to-day client needs, as well as complicated issues surrounding trusts and estates.

    Karen graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology. She is a Portfolio Associate, which is a title provided to Senior CSAs who have shown outstanding achievement and excellence. In a leadership capacity, Karen has acted as a coach to her peers, and is a Notary Public for clients of the Seattle office. She has been in financial services since 1999.

    Karen is an active supporter of the local YWCA and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and volunteers on an Alpaca ranch.

    Karen enjoys following the hydroplane circuit, Seahawks football, Huskies football, skiing, hiking, wine tasting, and spending time with friends and family. She resides with her husband, Rob, and cat in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, WA.

    About Me

    Tammy manages the client communication and service process for Puget Sound Wealth Management.

    Tammy graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance. She began her career as a Registered Associate and after 2 years moved to Capital Markets, where she spent over 15 years involved in underwriting, trading and managing municipal bond portfolios for clients. Fixed Income is an important allocation for many investors, and Tammy’s deep knowledge in this area brings added value to clients of Puget Sound Wealth Management.

    Tammy also spent 2 years at one of the nation’s largest banks supporting trust and fiduciary services before coming full circle to her current role at Morgan Stanley as a Registered Client Service Associate. It is here where her passion is greatest; helping our clients navigate through any and all administrative and service related issues.

    Tammy enjoys giving back to her community through Invest In Youth tutoring, volunteering at the Seattle Animal Shelter, and helping serve meals at a local soup kitchen. She has also served on the board of Northwest Adoption Exchange.

    Tammy enjoys watching Seahawks football, cooking, travel, and practicing yoga. Tammy resides in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle with her significant other where they enjoy walking Greenlake and discovering new restaurants.

    About Me

    Tori provides investment analysis, assists in financial planning, and oversees Puget Sound Wealth Management's digital marketing strategy.

    Tori graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Japanese and spent a year abroad in Tokyo as part of her studies. She put her skills into practice trading futures for Mizuho Securities, a Japanese brokerage firm in her hometown of Chicago. She moved to Seattle and began working for Morgan Stanley in 2015 as a Client Service Associate and joined Puget Sound Wealth Management in April 2017 as a Wealth Management Associate.

    Tori volunteers regularly at Northwest Harvest in addition to participating with the rest of Puget Sound Wealth Management in various charitable and community activities.

    Tori lives downtown Seattle with her significant other. She enjoys dining out, travel, hiking and reading.
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    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
    The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

    The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

    Given market volatility in 2018, checking in on your retirement plan may be one of the wisest New Year’s resolutions you can make.

    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
    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

    Here's how to take control of your finances if a death or divorce leaves you holding the reins.

    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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    Philanthropy

    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
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    • Impact Investing
    A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

    A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

    Non-profits, foundations and endowments need to ensure that their sources of capital are in sync with their stated goals.

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