Qualifications

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Background
David believes in the liberating power of investing for the future, to achieve financial freedom. As a Financial Advisor, he pursues two of his greatest passions: Personal financial planning and helping others achieve their goals. David brings 25 years of experience, primarily in financial planning & analysis with Fortune 500 Companies. While with Avon Products he enhanced the Representative 401(k) plan and credit card initiative. He leverages this knowledge in his wealth management practice to benefit clients.

Personal
David served as Treasurer of the Elizabeth House crisis pregnancy center where he helped establish a 403(b) plan for employees, and restructured their endowment which he continues to manage pro-bono. He enjoys mentoring MBAs at his alma mater and serves as a board member for the local Financial Planning Association and Fiduciary Roundtable. David is an Adjunct Professor of Business at Azusa Pacific University where he teaches on Financial Markets.

Education and Designations
University of Southern California - Master of Business Administration (MBA)
     Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow
University of Southern California - Undergraduate Business (BUAD)
     Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®), CFP Board
Certified Wealth Strategist® (CWS®), Cannon Financial Institute
Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA), National Association of Plan Advisors

Five Principles
David applies the same diligence to his clients’ finances as he does for his own family.  His financial advisory practice is guided by the following five principles:

1. Fiduciary - Serve the client’s best interests, and meet the ethical standards of his designations
2. Evidence-Based Investing - Leverage academic research to develop and diversify client portfolios
3. Wealth Management - Provide value through wealth strategies and financial planning
4. Stewardship - Recognize that we must be wise caretakers of the property entrusted to us
5. Long Term Results - Remain vigilant on the impact of performance, fees & taxes to maximize wealth

Deliverables
The achievement of your financial goals depends on an integrated approach to managing your financial life. Your cash flow, investments, insurance, retirement and estate plans should all align in a carefully constructed wealth management plan. This process provides a disciplined approach to his clients’ finances, reducing the impact of predictions or emotions, which are often destructive to wealth. David welcomes the opportunity to provide a fully integrated wealth management proposal, and determine the value of an ongoing partnership together.

D.A. Davidson does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and/or legal professional for guidance on your specific situation.