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Jake Dorman
CFP®
Laguna Niguel, CA
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Firm
Dorman Skorheim Wealth Management
Fee Structure
Fee-Only
Biography

Jake serves as an investment adviser, working directly with clients to develop and implement a strategy to address their financial and investment needs. He graduated Cum Laude at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State University, Fullerton majoring in finance with an emphasis in investments and financial planning. Jake holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) series 65 license and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Prior to working for Dorman Skorheim Wealth Management, Jake worked in the mortgage banking industry for 7 years as a loan officer and account executive. He gained experience in both the retail and wholesale sides of the industry. After finishing his education, he decided to take on a new role where he could pursue his passion in investing.

Jake, his wife Dana, and their 1 year old son, Grant, live in Newport Beach, CA. In his free time Jake enjoys surfing, playing volleyball, and spending time with his family.

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Urban Adams
Newport Beach, CA
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Dynamic Wealth Advisors
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Fee-Only
Biography

Urban Adams is an Investment Advisor Representative of Dynamic Wealth Advisors. Urban earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and has held numerous securities licenses during his career. Urban possesses over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry.Urban began his career with a prominent mutual fund company, and worked with individual investors. Later, Urban joined a major discount brokerage firm, where he worked nearly 10 years.Prior to joining Dynamic Wealth Advisors, Urban worked as Director of Operations, and Investment Advisor Representative for a large advisory firm in Orange County, California.

As an independent, fee-only advisor with Dynamic Wealth Advisors, Urban works with a wide range of clients from small business owners to employees of large corporations, from clients who are still accumulating their wealth to those nearing (or in) retirement. Urban focuses on his clients’ long term goals for retirement, college savings, legacy, and more, and works with clients to design a plan to reach their goals.In addition to individual wealth management, and financial planning, Urban also serves as advisor to retirement plans for businesses.

When Urban is not working with his advisory clients, he is involved in his local community. Previously, Urban has volunteered with Boys and Girls Clubs delivering financial literacy classes to teens. Urban also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Since relocating to Orange County, Urban has served as a volunteer coach, and Board Member of Irvine Girls Softball Association, and President of Woodbridge High School Boosters. Most recently, Urban joined the softball coaching staff for Woodbridge High School as  Junior Varsity coach.

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Blake Street
Tustin, CA
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Firm
Warren Street Wealth Advisors, LLC
Biography

Blake Street is a founding principal and Chief Investment Officer of Warren Street Wealth Advisors, Blake is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and a 2016 Level III Candidate in the CFA Program. He graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.

Blake began his career in Financial Services at La Pointe Wealth Management, LPL Financial, in 2008. For four years he operated in a multi-faceted role, developing expertise in comprehensive financial planning, investment management, as well as trading & research.

At Warren Street Wealth Advisors, Blake leverages his professional and academic experience to equip the firm’s clients and their advisors with the tools necessary to secure financial futures. Blake believes a written financial plan and disciplined investment approach is central to a successful outcome. He holds that with the right amount of preparation, time, and investment, every person can achieve financial security. Blake works tirelessly to deliver true advocacy in helping his clients reach their goals and objectives.

Away from the office, Blake is an avid video gamer, Lakers enthusiast, volunteer, and traveler. Most importantly, he is married to his best friend and high school sweetheart, Maelesa.

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Vince DiLeva
MS, CFP, AIF
Redondo Beach, CA
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Firm
Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC®
Fee Structure
Fee based on Assets Under Management or Fixed Planning fee
Biography

Vince DiLeva, MS, CFP®, AIF®, is a Senior Partner with SEIA. His emphasis is in investment management and overall wealth management strategies with affluent individuals and corporations. Currently, he is a Registered Representative with Signator Investors, Inc. and a licensed independent insurance broker with Signature Comprehensive Insurance Services, LLC (SCIS).

Vince has been in the securities and insurance business since 1996 and has presented hundreds of seminars on investments, tax, retirement and estate planning throughout Southern California. He was promoted to Senior Partner of SEIA in January 2008, after serving as a Senior Vice President at SEIA. Vince was recognized as one of the Top Advisors of 2008 by Worth magazine, a magazine for high net-worth individuals and their financial advisors. He was also recognized as one of Top 40 Advisors under the age of 40 by REP magazine in 2013. His articles have been published annually in Worth magazine since 2010.

Vince currently serves on SEIA’s Investment Committee, which meets monthly to analyze current trends in the fixed income, equity, and alternative investments markets. Vince received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. He received his Master of Science degree with an academic emphasis in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning in 2003. He earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., after completing the CFP® professional education program in 1999. He resides in Redondo Beach with his wife and three children.

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Scott Anderson
Newport Beach, CA
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Firm
Scott Anderson Financial
Biography

Scott Anderson has spent over 35 years in corporate accounting and finance after earning his MBA from Stanford University in 1975. Scott has worked in his own businesses, in venture capital start ups, and in corporate turnaround situations. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for two emerging public companies.

Starting in 1999 following an unplanned business transition, Scott earned his CPA, CFP® and EA certifications and began an active practice in tax, financial and investment planning for individuals and small business owners.

For over 30 years, Scott has been teaching the beginning accounting courses in undergraduate and graduate programs at several local colleges and universities in Southern California. Currently he serves as Adjunct Professor in Accounting at Chapman University. Scott taught accounting in the Pepperdine University MBA and undergraduate business programs prior to that. .

Scott is an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), an organization which supports fee-only financial planning and the fiduciary standard of professional care.

Scott earned an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania on a Naval ROTC scholarship and a Masters in Chemical Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego prior to going on active duty. Scott served in Vietnam where he received several decorations and was an Navy admiral’s aide in Washington, D.C. during the summer of Watergate before leaving the Navy to pursue his MBA studies.

Scott and his wife live in Newport Beach, California. They have three married daughters.

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Bernard Dillard II
Los Angeles, CA
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Firm
Morgan Stanley
Biography

Bernard Dillard II is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Los Angeles, CA. As a Financial Advisor, he focuses on Investment and Retirement Planning for families and Individuals. He enjoys nothing more than to utilize all the resources and services Morgan Stanley has to offer to give every client top of the line advice and service. He believes that identifying financial solutions begins with a solid understanding of each client’s situation, goals, objectives and risk tolerance. He follows a disciplined process that enables him to work with his clients to craft a solution that helps to meet their individual financial needs. Through Morgan Stanley, Bernard's clients have access to a broad range of financial solutions. These solutions may include both the firm's product and service offerings, as well as those from third-party providers like insurance companies and mutual fund families.

Bernard first started in the Wealth Management Business as an intern for Morgan Stanley for 3 consecutive summers. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business with a major in Finance, Bernard worked for a mutual fund company in their high net worth division. While working for the mutual fund company, Bernard specialized in retirement and estate planning.

A Los Angeles Native, Bernard enjoys weight lifting, volunteering in the community, trying new restaurants and watching sports. His favorite teams are USC football, University of Arizona basketball, The Lakers and the San Diego Chargers.

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Jason Kirsch
CFP®
Santa Monica, CA
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Firm
Grow, LLC
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Biography

Jason Kirsch is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and founder of Grow on a mission to empower his generation to take control of their future.  

Jason has been featured in top financial publications such as Investor’s Business Daily, CBS News, Investopedia and Financial Advisor Magazine, and recently published an investment book called The Millennial Advantage: How Millennials Can (And Must) Be the Next Great Generation of Investors. 

Jason launched Grow to educate his generation on today's economic realities and provide them with actionable solutions to improve their life. Jason and his team believe their client's life and finances are intertwined, so they take a more holistic approach, helping them work on all of the their investments, even the one in themselves.

After a number of years in the financial services industry, Jason began to realize that his younger clients required a different type of financial advice. Not just a tweak of the service he was providing for older clients, but something new altogether. The Financial Crisis of 2008 was a game changer. Millennials especially will feel its ripple effects for years. And the financial markets themselves have changed.

Jason saw that Millennials faced a unique set of challenges. But he also saw that they brought a unique skill-set to those challenges: they are smart with money, distrust financial institutions, and think like entrepreneurs. In other words, he saw that in crisis there is opportunity. To make up for bad economic timing, Millennials were going to have to be great, savvy investors—and they were more than up to the task.

Grow, then, is a holistic service designed to give it's clients the tools to create value and wealth—and not just the kind of value and wealth that shows up in a bank account. Your twenties and thirties are a time to build financial capital and human capital. At Grow, Jason and his team believe those two processes should go hand-in-hand. They'll help you design a powerful, diversified financial portfolio, as well as a powerful, diversified life portfolio. Jason and his team like to think of themselves as the missing link between financial security and fulfillment.

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Wanda Delgado
Santa Ana, CA
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Firm
Insight Financial Advisors
Biography

Wanda Delgado, CFP® has been practicing financial planning in Orange County, California since 1980. She earned the certification of Certified Financial Planner(TM) professional in 1982. She is founder and owner of Insight Financial Advisors, previously known as Hershberger Financial Services, a Registered Investment Advisor with the State of California. She maintains a life insurance license in California. Wanda is a Registered Representative and Registered Principal with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a Registered Broker-Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC.

A native of Redlands, California, Wanda graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a Bachelor's degree in both Business Administration and French. She attended the University of Aix-en-Provence, France through the California Universities' International Program. She lives in the city of Laguna Beach, in southern California with her husband Al Delgado.

Wanda has served on the Board of the Orange County Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, and is a member of the parent national organization, recently renamed the “Financial Planning Association”. She is the recent past-president of the civic service group Soroptimist International of Brea – La Habra, California. She currently serves as board member at large for Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra and Help For Brain Injured Children (HBIC) of La Habra, California. A past cohost of the PBS series The Financial Advisors, Wanda has published articles and participated in various radio and television programs focusing on public education in financial planning issues.

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Madeline Valente
CFP®
Pleastanton, CA
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Firm
BlueSky Wealth Advisors
Fee Structure
Fee-Only, Fixed
Biography

Madeline Valente, Wealth Advisor with BlueSky, is a firm believer in fee-only advising and its ability to deliver objective and prudent advice specific to each client’s unique situation. She is especially passionate about the need for a holistic approach to financial planning as well as elevating women to equal standing in this process.

Today, BlueSky Wealth Advisors continues to thrive, finding new and innovative ways of bringing fee-only financial services to successful individuals and families all over the world. This success is fueled by the commitment they have to helping clients improve their lives through the application of financial planning and investment strategies while addressing the unique circumstances and goals of each individual and family.

Madeline holds a BA degree from U.C. Davis. Prior to joining BlueSky Wealth Advisors in 2003, she worked for the Department of the Treasury and PeopleSoft. Madeline is proud to be associated with NAPFA, the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve. In her free time, she is active at her children’s school and enjoys reading, cooking, photography, and yoga.

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Dean Erickson
Los Angeles, CA
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Firm
Bionic Capital LLC
Biography

Dean Erickson is the Founder, CEO and an Investment Advisor Representative working at Bionic Capital LLC in Los Angeles, CA. He has over 18 years of experience in the financial industry and has held the Chartered Financial Analyst designation since 1987.

Bionic Capital LLC is a leading edge, registered investment advisory firm created to serve the investment and wealth management needs of emerging affluent, affluent and high-net-worth individuals and families, endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and institutions around the world. Bionic Capital maintains a small, select group of clients in order to focus their resources on serving them.

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in mathematical economics in 1982, Dean began his investment career at Miller Tabak & Company in New York City as an options trader and arbitrageur. Later, he developed and managed a merger arbitrage portfolio for the same firm. He attained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987.

More recently, he was a financial advisor in the Beverly Hills office of UBS Financial Services. In 2009, he founded Bionic Capital LLC where he oversees all client investments.

Dean has offered his insights and expertise to the Wall Street Journal, Structured Products magazine and other publications. He has been profiled in REP. magazine and on WealthManagement.com. Sharing his life lessons and hoping to help others live happier, more successful lives, he has written two personal development books, Choose Your Story, Choose Your Life and Act. Adapt. Achieve. 

Dean and his wife, Lisa, live in West Los Angeles, CA.

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Ricky Biel
CRPC
Pasadena, CA
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Firm
Haydel Biel & Associates
Fee Structure
Fee-Based
Biography

A 16-year veteran of the financial services industry, Ricky is responsible for directing the growth, vision, strategy and alternative investment offering for HBA Wealth.

While it was a Christmas without presents as a 12-year old that first attracted Ricky to the idea of being firmly in control of his financial life, a passion to bring new financial technologies to clients keeps him engaged in the Firm’s evolution. He relishes the opportunity to help clients understand and feel good about their financial futures.

After an initial stint as an assistant branch manager with Wells Fargo, Ricky gained his CRPC (Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor) designation and considerable experience working with accredited investors and alternative investments including hedge funds, commercial real estate, private equity and energy-related investments as an advisor with American Express Financial Advisors (now called Ameriprise). In 2004, he and business partner Chris Haydel left Ameriprise to found HBA Wealth.

Ricky is active in the Pasadena community, arranging opportunities for HBA Wealth to support the efforts of charities such as the UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Academy of Special Dreams, Union Station Homeless Services, Ronald McDonald House and Children of the Night. When he’s not working or volunteering, you can usually find Ricky doing something active. He enjoys traveling, kickboxing, swimming, riding his bike, hiking, flying, and dancing with friends and family as well as the occasional relaxing evening at home.

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Tony Chan
Orange, CA
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Firm
Crossroads Planning
Biography

Tony T. Chan, CFP®, EA was born in Hong Kong, China. He immigrated to San Francisco,California with his family at the age of eight. Upon graduating from high school, he served six years in the Army Reserve as an Automatic Logistic Specialist. After receiving his acceptance letter from California State University of Fullerton’s ROTC program, Tony moved to Orange County to further his education. Attending school and working simultaneously four part-time jobs, he realized the importance of personal financial planning. He started attending the Financial Planning Association’s quarterly meetings and it was here that he discovered the CFP®designation.

Upon graduating from the California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance and minoring in Military Science, and after receiving his commission from California State University of Fullerton Army ROTC, he decided to pursue his goal of becoming a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. Tony received his Registered Paraplanner (SM) through the College of Financial Planning prior to becoming a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. Today he is a Fee-Only Financial Planner & Investment Adviser and a 1st Lieutenant with the U.S. Army Reserve 326th Financial Management Center.

Tony has more than eight years of experience in financial planning and tax services. He has extensive knowledge in advising clients from various income levels on comprehensive retirement plans, portfolio analysis, tax planning, debt & risk management, and estate planning.

He is also a proud member of the Orange County Financial Planning Association, National and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Tony have received multiple awards and is a nominee for 2016 classes of Investment News 40Under40.

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Brittney Castro
Los Angeles, CA
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Firm
Financially Wise Women
Biography

Brittney Castro is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles-based financial planning firm whose mission is to teach women and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way.  As a Certified Financial Planner™, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, entrepreneur and speaker, Brittney works with busy professional women and couples who are ready to make their finances work for them and use their money to live the lives of their dreams. After years of working in the male-dominated world of financial planning, Brittney realized she wanted to work with clients the same way she talks about money with her girlfriends--in a smart, personal, feminine way that’s compassionate, fun and nonjudgmental. 

Brittney has become a well-known financial expert and a go-to resource for national media outlets. She’s been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CBS, KTLA, Fox 11 News, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Darling, Entrepreneur, Woman’s World, Financial Planning, Investment News, Registered Rep magazine and many more. She’s also a coveted speaker and host, and she loves spreading her wisdom about finance, entrepreneurship and smart investing to the masses.

Additionally, Brittney serves as the Chase Financial Education Ambassador, a role in which she’ll be traveling the country, giving interviews and speaking at events in an effort to spread financial literacy to more women and men.  She is also a CFP® Pro spokeswoman in the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning campaign to educate more women and minorities about the career of financial planning.  

Finally, Brittney serves as an Entrepreneur Network Partner to provide entertainment, education and inspirational content to the millions of entrepreneurs seeking actionable, entertaining content.

Away from the office, you can find Brittney working out, drinking coffee or a green smoothie, playing at the park with her dog Arya and, of course, dancing. For more information, visit www.financiallywisewomen.com or follow her on social media @BrittneyCastro

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Li Chang
Los Angeles, CA
Firm
7Summit Advisors, LLC
Biography

Li Chang, CFP®, is the principal and founding partner of 7Summit, a firm built on the philosophy of life as a climb toward a summit. This ascent, or process of moving towards one’s goals, takes months—perhaps years --of preparation. It demands discipline and perseverance. Li manages the firm and guides asset allocation and wealth management services. Li has 16 years of experience trading and serving high net worth clients.

Most recently, Li acted as strategist and wealth management advisor at KAM Advisors, ranked #1 among the “Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms” in FA Magazine, July 2011. Prior to joining KAM Advisors, he served as Financial Consultant and Relationship Manager to wealthy investors at E*TRADE Securities and E*TRADE Capital Management, where he held Series 7, 55 and 66 licenses. Li has trading experience with two proprietary trading firms, and he started his investment career as a trading assistant on the Pacific Stock Exchange.

Li earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, is a UCLA Anderson School of Management Riordan Fellows Program alumnus, and was named Owner / Manager of the Year by the UCLA Anderson School Howard Price Center of Entrepreneurial Studies. He is a CFA level III candidate. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Li earned his Certificate in Personal Financial Planning with distinction from UCLA Extension.

Li serves on the Guggenheim RIA Advisory Board, STOP CANCER Board and as a NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor. He was chosen to serve on the Guggenheim RIA Advisory Board due to the strength of his commitment to excellence and influence within the financial services industry. As a member of the advisory board, Guggenheim becomes an important collaborator with 7Summit Quality of Thought, allowing Li to leverage the collective experience of these peers and to access and contribute to Guggenheim Investments' intellectual capital, product development and risk management expertise.

Li interests include running marathons and climbing mountains. Locally, he has climbed Mt. Whitney, plus two of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Elbrus. He will be climbing Ixtaccihuatl, Pico de Orizaba, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Aconcagua and Denali to raise money for cancer research.

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Josh Fatoullah 1
Los Angeles, CA
Firm
AdvicePeriod
Biography

As a Partner with AdvicePeriod, Josh integrates planning and investment advice for his select group of high net worth individuals and families. Josh advises clients on asset allocation, estate and philanthropic strategies as he helps them accomplish their goals.

Prior to joining AdvicePeriod, Josh founded and was CEO of J.R. Wealth Advisors. Operating out of New York and Los Angeles, J.R. was a full service investment and financial planning firm focused on creative investment solutions, personalized service, and total transparency. In 2015, New York Magazine recognized Josh as a 5 Star Wealth Manager.

Josh earned a BA in finance from Baruch College and the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM from the College for Financial Planning. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Society of CPAs.

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