director of financial planning resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Proven success in financial analysis and forecasting models utilizing multiple planning scenarios focusing on risk management based on a comprehensive grasp of a client's unique financial situation and family goals. Excellent in listening foremost, and utilizing that understanding to co-create defined assumptions for a client's goals moving forward. Most importantly, taking the time to ask follow up questions that relate to their unique assumptions, concerns, and ideals for their future and integrate that data into a defined planning map with actionable steps that provide guidance on what needs to be done to reach the desired goals for today and the future. Every client no matter how much wealth they currently have or do not have requires hand holding with regard to their finances. That is why they need our guidance . Proficient in multitasking with team members and effectively communicating, as well as taking direction and guidance.

    • Client relationship building
    • Excellent communication with team members
    • Excellent communication and follow through with clients
    • Multitasking and collaboration
    • Expert in forecasting models
    • Business succession planning
    • Wealth transfer / wealth retention
    • Risk Management
    • Portfolio Management
    • MS Office / proficient on all platforms
Bentley University Waltham, MA Expected in Bachelor of Science : Accounting And Finance - GPA :
College For Financial Planning, Inc. Englewood, CO Expected in CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) : Financial Planning - GPA :
College For Financial Planning, Inc. Englewood, CO Expected in Masters Personal Financial Planning (enrolled) : Financial Planning - GPA :
College For Financial Planning, Inc./FINRA Englewood, CO Expected in No Degree : Series 66 (enrolled) - GPA :
Kaplan Financial , Expected in No Degree : Life, Accident, And Health Insurance Producer - GPA :
Work History
Arrivia - Director of Financial Planning
Jersey City, NJ, 09/2016 - 06/2021
  • Consulted on financial planning clients and created custom designed financial planning maps based on clients expectations, co-created assumptions, and family goals.
  • Consulted on existing client's insurance product portfolio and provided detailed report on carrier's product strength and recommendations for improvement if applicable based on clients current risk profile. Analyzed investment portfolio's both taxable and non-taxable focusing on correlation to current assets selected, exposure to excess risk, taxes, and cash flow requirements.
  • Once plan was designed, met with client face to face or on zoom to review their current plan. After initial consultation made changes based on findings and provided additional forecasts based on modifications to current scenario and versions that included recommended modifications with clear defined pathway to implement improvements, where applicable.
  • Worked with lead Partner to adopting agreed upon recommendations, provided a road map for implementing changes as well as ongoing detailed plan review based on both the client's communication on future expectations and goals.
Wolters Kluwer - Director of Operations / Risk Manager
Glendale, CA, 08/2011 - 12/2016
  • Risk Manager tasks included monitoring each trader on the desk, setting leverage and developing sound responsible trading practices. Modernized and improved operational procedures to increase productivity and profitability, while tightly controlling excess risk.
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained strong candidates for team openings, using referrals, job boards and social media to find applicants.
  • Supported top-level decision-making and strategy planning when asked to build a foreign currency trading desk and platform from the ground up. Built productive relationships with top leaders in the industry and served as key liaison in developing a profitable currency trading desk.
  • Improved our brand awareness by offering the most competitive technology platforms and efficient/cost effective trade clearing and liquidity.
  • Led weekly training sessions with branch offices for educational, leadership, and risk management workshops with management team members and their in-house traders.
The Dover Group - Senior Financial Planning Analyst
City, STATE, 06/1997 - 06/2011
  • Handled all aspects related to payroll, hiring employees, benefits packages, capital projects, operating expenses, professional service contracts and office staff operations.
  • Based on the firms operational data, developed detailed spreadsheets to identify cost effective lines of business creating stable revenue, profitability and expense forecasts related to the Wealth Management practice and marketing our services.
  • Handled each clients' unique financial situation with the existing partners. Personally created custom designed financial planning maps integrating current tax code, inflationary forecasts, growth rate assumptions including Monte Carlo simulations using the assumptions co-created with the client based on careful listening and guiding them during the fact finding process to best understand clearly how each assumption impacted their financial planning map.
  • Proficient in all aspects of life, health, auto, HO, wills, trusts, and business buy/sell plans, portfolio theory and design.

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School Attended

  • Bentley University
  • College For Financial Planning, Inc.
  • College For Financial Planning, Inc.
  • College For Financial Planning, Inc./FINRA
  • Kaplan Financial

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Financial Planning
  • Director of Operations / Risk Manager
  • Senior Financial Planning Analyst


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Masters Personal Financial Planning (enrolled)
  • No Degree
  • No Degree

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