Vinicius Hiratuka, CFP®, CPA

About Vinicius Hiratuka, CFP®, CPA

Elevated Retirement Financial Services provides financial planning, retirement planning, and investment management. Vinicius “V” Hiratuka, CPA, CFP® is a fee-only, fiduciary financial advisor located in Madison, MS.

Vinicius, who goes by “V,” founded Elevated Retirement Financial Services out of deep care for people’s financial lives in retirement. Building meaningful and constructive relationships with his clients is what he enjoys most about his work.

V was born and raised in Brazil and moved to the United States in 2005. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Mississippi College and completed his graduate studies at Vanderbilt University. He is a NAPFA-Registered Advisor, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional. He enjoys playing soccer, serving his church, reading, and spending time with his family and close friends.

Nicholas Trappey, CFP®

About Nicholas Trappey, CFP®

After working for a firm that focused solely on a demographic of high investment balance clients, I came to realize that most of my friends and peers are greatly under-served. We established Pelican Wealth Management to service those that are neglected by the traditional advisor community. We work with newly graduated medical professionals, young business owners, and young professionals. We focus on the areas that are important to the vast majority of people in this stage of life – debt management, saving for a particular purchase, navigating employee benefit options, etc.

Tony Pampel, CFP®, CPWA®, CFS, CLTC

About Tony Pampel, CFP®, CPWA®, CFS, CLTC

Hi. I’m Tony Pampel, the founder of True Life Financial Planning. I’ve been helping clients in the insurance, investment and financial services industries for over a decade. Throughout that time, I’ve dedicated myself to becoming the best financial planner I can through rigorous study and improvement. I have come to realize that becoming a better advisor to my clients means more than just a higher level of technical proficiency. It means becoming a true guide to helping you determine what would really make a meaningful life, and then walking that path with you as you work to fulfill your dreams. That epiphany was the birth place of True Life Financial Planning.

My love affair with the financial planning profession started when I was very young. As I went through my teenage years, I was exposed heavily to personal finance as I watched my family work its way back from some earlier financial missteps. It was only while completing my undergraduate studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, that I realized the information I had gained over the last few years wasn’t common knowledge. I soon found myself helping friends with everything from accounting homework to their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork. I came out of that program with two invaluable blessings: the knowledge that I wanted to help people make responsible financial decisions, and more importantly my wife, Maude, who is now the loving mother of our two children, Emmie and Sam.

It wasn’t a perfectly straight path from there to where I am today, but it was one that I wouldn’t change. It took me into places that galvanized my beliefs about what financial planning should NOT be, every bit as much as what it should. It showed me that being the best financial advisor I can be means helping clients discover and live their own True Life.

Michael G. Rivas, CFP®, EA

 About Michael G. Rivas, CFP®, EA

Bienvenue Wealth is a fee­-only Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) located in the heart of New Orleans, LA. I founded the firm to provide trusted, conflict­-free financial guidance to my clients, serving as a consumer advocate to younger professionals—GenX investors in their 40s and 50s—who are committed to making better financial choices.

As a wealth advisor and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), I specialize in one thing: helping Gen X investors leverage their assets today to support a secure lifestyle tomorrow. A dedicated member of NAPFA, all of my services are offered on a fee-­only basis. I receive no compensation from any third party—a fact that gives me the freedom to recommend solutions that are right for each client…not someone else’s commission check.

Unlike many advisors who’ve learned financial planning from books alone, I’ve been living and breathing the world of finance my entire career. During my years working on the exchange floors in Chicago, I watched the investment process in action, saw how portfolios really work, and learned how to hedge by the minute—and the second. And I get that there’s more to financial planning than investments alone.

My services are comprehensive. My approach is straightforward. My fees are transparent.

If you like what you see, let’s set up a time to chat and see how we can work together to help you gain clarity for life.