Eric Amzalag, CFP®

About Eric Amzalag, CFP®

Eric Amzalag is a Woodland Hills, CA fee-only financial planner and owner and founder of Peak Financial Planning.

Hi – I’m Eric Amzalag, founder of Peak Financial Planning. While studying Economics and Accounting at University of California, Santa Barbara, I knew I wanted a career of service to others. I didn’t know what form that would take and began my search.

I walked several paths including real estate brokerage, marketing, and the family business but none of them scratched the itch that I had to be a facilitator and educator.

I began apprenticing as a formal financial planner and investment advisor at Ameriprise Financial. The experience did not last long – I had a conflict of values with the incentive model of appearing to provide financial advice when in actuality trying to sell insurance policies.

I decided to leave the brokerage and insurance world to launch Peak Financial Planning.

I have completed the Certified Financial Planner coursework and am in the process of completing the RICP coursework. I look forward to providing value and being of service to you and your household.

Matt Ryan, CFP®, CFA

About Matt Ryan, CFP®, CFA

When I was 7 years old, I remember going to the bank for the first time to deposit my birthday money. When I went to deposit the funds, the teller told me about Certificates of Deposit (or CDs). Apparently, if I gave my birthday money to the bank and let them put it in a CD, 12-months later they would give me my money back and MORE! That seemingly small lesson into the financial world sparked my passion for investing and making smart financial decisions.

That spark ignited my career as a financial advisor where I now use my passion to help others in an area which is extremely sensitive and personal. I enjoy the research and analysis, but the most rewarding part of my job is seeing my clients’ goals come to fruition. That is what gets me up every day and motivates me to continue learning and growing myself.

I’ve studied over 1,000 hours (yes, I tracked it in excel) to obtain two designations. I hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM (CFP ®) designation and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. I pursued these to designations to continue learning and growing so that I may better serve my clients. I’m committed to being a lifelong learner and am always looking for ways to advance my knowledge and understanding in the financial planning or investment world.

Part of my mission in life is to also give back to my community. I’m an active member in the San Diego Rotary (a service organization) where I participate in several committees. I’m currently going through the LEAD San Diego program which is a leadership development program where I learn more about the key regional issues, strengthen personal leadership skills and establish community connections. I consider myself blessed in this life and it’s only right to pass those blessings along.

I launched Focused Mission Financial in 2022. I’m focused on my clients’ goals and I’m on a mission to see them reached.

Rick Raybin, CFP®

About Rick Raybin, CFP®

Rick Raybin, CFP helps individuals and families properly plan to achieve their financial goals and dreams. With his assistance, clients are able to “do more.” Rick uses his education and noteworthy professional experience to bring informed insight, valuable ideas and reliable guidance to each situation.
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Earlier in his career, Rick was a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and the CFO of Rosenberg Real Estate Equity Funds (RREEF), a nationally recognized real estate investment manager. While at RREEF, Rick was a co-founder of an industry consortium, the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), which is a major provider of real estate-related indices. His educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business with a specialization in finance and accounting.

In 2006, Rick founded Lifetime Capital Group, a boutique financial services firm. His driving philosophy is that the better he gets to know his clients the better he is able to help them live the life they desire. What sets Rick apart is his creative approach to tailoring financial strategies that work for his clients.

Rick authored the book, Investing 3.0: What the Creators of Index Funds Discovered and How to Profit from It, in 2017. It walks the reader through an evidence-based approach to investing and how an investor can follow this approach on their own or find an advisor to help them.

Tommy Lopez, CFP®, CRPC®

About Tommy Lopez, CFP®, CRPC®

Welcome to Coffeehouse Capital!

I’m the Founder and President of Coffeehouse Capital, an independent fee-only financial planning and investment management firm. I’ve been in the banking and Wealth Management industry since 2007, first with Bank of America, Banc of America Investments, then Merrill Lynch.

As a CFP® professional and fiduciary, I now provide comprehensive financial planning, wealth management and financial advice to a broader population.

With years of experience, my mission is to help build and manage wealth through comprehensive financial planning and education. I have experience serving busy professionals and families, current and future retirees and business owners.

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM. Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM

I work with clients in person in the surrounding central California area or virtually anywhere through the use of technology.

Areas of experience include:

529 College Education Planning

Assessing and analyzing current financial and life goals

Asset allocation review, education and strategies

Cash flow and retirement planning

Creating and managing GOALs based financial plans

Creating and managing GOALs based investment portfolios

Digital asset education

Investment education

Levering and coordinating with other professionals (CPAs, EAs, Estate Planning Attorney’s, Insurance, etc.)

Loss of loved ones

Ongoing financial plan and investment monitoring

Organizing for Financial wellness

Reviewing and managing 401(k), 457 (b)s and traditional retirement plans

It all starts with a conversation, let’s connect!

Dustin Suttle, CFP®, MBA

About Dustin Suttle, CFP®, MBA, CRPC®, AAMS®

Hi there! My name is Dustin, and I’m on a mission to make financial services accessible to as many people as possible.

When I joined this industry over 20 years ago, I was struck by how much people were forced to pay for investing and planning services. I know firsthand how transformative financial guidance can be, but I also watched as countless individuals and businesses were overcharged, hurting their ability to reach their goals in the long run.

I held firmly to my belief that low-cost financial planning would fill a critical need in the industry, so I built it myself. Suttle Crossland Wealth Advisors was born, and the rest is history!

Today, I devote my career to helping clients from all walks of life meet their financial goals. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Accredited Asset Management Specialist®, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® with an MBA, I’m well positioned to guide clients through countless financial journeys and transitions. I treasure each client relationship, learning where my clients would like to go and how we can work together to make their dreams a reality.

Regardless of your specific situation, my goal is to provide you with the peace of mind to pursue and achieve your desired results. Life doesn’t always go as planned (in fact, it usually doesn’t!), and having a solid financial plan gives you a safety net for life’s many surprises. Together, we’ll prepare you for the road ahead–whatever it may bring.

My specific areas of expertise include portfolio construction, retirement planning, risk minimization, life transition events (career change, retirement, etc.), tax strategies, business ownership, and financial planning. I offer ongoing portfolio management and one-time financial plans depending on your unique needs and goals.

Outside of the finance world, I enjoy spending quality time with my fiancé, family, and friends. I’m also a proud member of the Phoenix Men’s Arts Council. In my spare time, you’ll often find me camping, hiking, volunteering in my community, or learning something new in a great book.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss your financial goals and how I can help you reach them. Let’s start a new chapter in your financial story!

Ryan Burgess, CFP®, AIF®

About Ryan Burgess, CFP®, AIF®

Throughout his 20 years in financial services, Ryan has spent his career helping individuals make educated decisions about their money. As well as building and managing investment accounts. Since 2016, he has done over 6,000 financial consultations with people all across the country. He has also delivered countless educational presentations to thousands of attendees on most topics involving personal finance but specializes in investment and retirement planning education. Ryan has managed upwards of 80 client portfolios, totaling $50 million.

The ability to guide and help people is what drives Ryan. In addition to helping his clients understand their financial path, Ryan produces educational content in the form of webinars, blog posts, videos, and articles. More than any financial product, education is the key to managing finances and achieving goals.

Ryan lives in Roseville with his wife Nicole, their daughter Delaney, and 4 rescue dogs: Rex, Atticus, Echo, and Cooper. Outside of work, his life revolves around spending time with family, exercising, following professional sports and traveling.

David Hauge, CFP®, CFA®

About David Hauge, CFP®, CFA®

David started his own wealth management business for the purpose of helping others live their most fulfilling life.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota with Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Journalism, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

David is confident that with his understanding of personal finance, coupled with his experience as a financial professional, he can help you pursue your financial objectives and prepare for the future.

David lives in Saint Louis Park, MN with his wife, Blaize, and their standard poodle, Mason. After years of avid travel, they were married in 2021 and are expecting their first baby boy Hauge in December, 2022. David is a diehard sports fan and a trained Pilates instructor, given his interest in physical and mental health.

Kevin Shuller, CFP®, CFA

About Kevin Shuller, CFP®, CFA

I’m Kevin Shuller, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cedar Peak Wealth Advisors (CPWA). CPWA is a boutique investment manager and financial planning firm catering to the needs of families with small children and couples about to start their families.

It’s easy to obsess over everything when you have young kids. You never really know if you are making the right decisions. You don’t even know if you are asking the right questions. How do I save for college? How am I supposed to operate on 4 hours of sleep? How will I ever be able to retire if I spend this much on organic berries? You are so afraid of doing the wrong thing that you end up doing nothing. Navigating your finances can be as easy as working with a financial advisor who understands you.

That’s where CPWA can help. I am based in Denver but work with families all over the country. Many people are surprised by how collaborative good financial planning is. We will work together to figure out what you want your life to look like tomorrow, 10 years from now, and 40 years from now. After we build a comprehensive financial picture, we will make a map to get you to your goals. Your plan is just for you. I’ll be your guide, helping you stay on the path and avoid the quicksand. It’s your journey. I’ll be with you every step of the way.

Other than a brief period in my teens where I thought I would be a professional golfer, investing is all I’ve wanted to do with my career. I’ve picked stocks at massive mutual fund complexes and small hedge funds. I’ve done portfolio construction and investment research at a $750m independent advisor. I’ve seen all angles of the financial system. I want to use that knowledge and understanding to guide you to your goals. I started by investing my Bar Mitzvah money. That’s how I’ve accumulated 25+ years of investing experience while still being young enough to guide you through the financial jungle for decades to come. I’ve been through many bull and bear markets. I will help you focus on the long-term no matter what the headlines say.

I have a BS with University Honors in Finance and Accountancy from Miami University. I have an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University with a focus on Capital Markets and Asset Management. I am a CFA charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. My wife and I live in Denver with our two young kids and a dog. When I’m not investing or thinking about investing, you will find me burying my nose in a book, swinging kettlebells, or fondly remembering all of the hobbies I had before kids.

Frank Maurno, CFP®

About Frank Maurno, CFP®

Frank focuses on creating comprehensive financial plans for his clients designed to clarify and pursue their goals, and guide them toward financial independence. His empathy and compassion, and 30-plus years of financial industry experience, help him build comfortable and trusting relationships with his clients.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Frank has attained the prestigious CFP® certification, one of the most respected financial planning credentials among consumers and the recognized standard of excellence in personal financial planning. He adheres to the CFP Board’s code of ethics for integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence.

Previously, Frank was a Senior Vice President at Raymond James. Prior to that he was a Vice President of Investments at Legg Mason, and a Vice President and Commercial Lending Manager at SunTrust Banks, where he began his career in the management training program in 1987. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami, and an MBA in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Frank is originally from Miami and now lives in Tequesta, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, and children, Courtney and Christian. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, biking, jogging and spending time with his family. He is a member of the finance committee of St. Jude Catholic Church, and a past president of the Palm Beach chapter of Legatus.

Kevin Cheeks, CFP®

About Kevin Cheeks, CFP®

Kevin Cheeks is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional specializing in equity compensation, tax-efficient financial planning, direct indexing and socially conscious investing. With close to two decades of experience in wealth management, Kevin has worked at several of the largest financial services firms such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab. While at Schwab, Kevin was responsible for advising stock plan participants at some of the largest tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as Apple, Facebook (Meta), Google (Alphabet), Twitter, Uber, and many others. In 2020 Kevin joined forces with several colleagues to help launch ECHO45, a boutique Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), where he served as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Planning Services, in addition to continuing to serve as a Financial Advisor to his own book of clients.

2020 proved to be not only an interesting time to launch a new firm, but also a historically important period in our country and around the world. After 2 years of helping to build and grow ECHO45, Kevin felt a calling to be doing something more. Having been brought up in a home with parents who served in the Peace Core, participated in the civil rights demonstrations in the 1960’s and were active in grassroots political campaigns, Kevin felt it was time to align his work with his ethos. “ImpactFI was born from the idea of creating a platform where investors can make a difference in the world around them while simultaneously accomplishing their own financial goals. Making money and making an impact don’t have to be mutually exclusive.” In April of 2022, ImpactFI opened its virtual doors for business.

When he’s not helping clients accomplish their financial and altruistic goals, Kevin and his partner, Sejal, enjoy taking advantage of life in the Bay Area with their dog, Nullah. An avid traveler and board sport enthusiast, from snowboarding in Canada to surfing in Sri Lanka, Kevin has visited 24 countries so far and looks forward to growing that list even longer. He’s also a self-proclaimed points and miles nerd. In 2019, he had the great fortune of being able to go on a surf and yoga themed sabbatical, during which he flew around the world, visiting 7 countries along the way, flying entirely in business class and almost entirely on points and miles!

Read Kevin’s blog here: https://impact-fi.com/insights