CA License No. 0B50924
Art, an Associate Partner, has been with the Tax & Financial Group (TFG) since 1994. Prior to joining TFG he worked in the Real Estate Finance industry for 10 years. At TFG, Art provides expert guidance to his clients for a lifetime of financial security by helping them identify their definitions of financial security and then focusing on solutions that can help transform those financial goals into a reality. He is committed to finding the right solutions for his clients' personal, family or business needs. Art utilizes his own knowledge and experience in combination with the expertise of a team of specialists available through TFG. Together, they provide innovative solutions and professional direction to help clients accomplish their objectives.
Art is a member of numerous industry organizations including MDRT and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Additionally, he holds multiple securities registrations including the series 6, 7, 63, and 65. Art is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Securian Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.
As an alumnus of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Art maintains a commitment to his alma mater and college fraternity as a lifetime member of both the Cal-Poly Alumni Association and Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association. In his free time, Art enjoys traveling, playing golf, mountain biking, and wine. Art holds a WSET Level II Intermediate Certification in Wine and Spirits. He also enjoys donating time to TFG's annual We Care for Kids golf tournament, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire. Arts involvement was recently featured in the organizations newsletter. Click here to see the article.
Art currently resides in Orange County, California with his wife Michelle.
Arts professional philosophy:
"In servicing my clients, I shall, in light of all circumstances, recommend that course of action or provide that service which, had I been in the same situation, I would have applied to myself."
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as an investment advisory representative (IAR) or a registered investment advisor; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review*; 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutionalized discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Educational and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may opt to purchase additional profile ad space or related award promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided. The award is not indicative of the award winner's future performance. (Number of candidates) (market) wealth managers were considered for the award; (number of award winners) (approximately (percentage) percent of the award candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. *To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history for this award, the person cannot have (1) been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine, (2) had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional's consumer complaint process, (3) individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, (4) filed for bankruptcy, or (5) been convicted of a felony.