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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Securities & Investments and Banking

Keywords/Search Terms:

RIA, Broker Dealers, Banking, Lending, Estates, Trusts, Fiduciary, Securities, Crypto & Specialty Assets, Reg BI, Accredited, International, Firm Practice, Regulatory, Risk Management, 1031/DST, Complex Insurance Plans, FINRA, OCC, SEC, Forensic, Fraud, Human Resources, Case Strategy, Supervision.


Bachelor of Arts, Humboldt State University; Certified Trust and Fiduciary Adviser, American Bankers Association; Graduate of Banking Finance, Pacific Coast Banking School

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With over 38 years of experience in the financial services industry, I currently hold the positions of President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Owner of Wealth Innovation, a boutique Registered Investment Adviser firm. Additionally, I am the founding advisor at Wealth Advocacy, a consultancy specializing in business and consumer financial services. I am the President, Founder, and Owner of Esoteric Advisors, a collaborative consulting and expert witness company that aims to foster a robust and extensive collegial network of fellow experts. My professional journey includes serving as a FINRA and court admitted expert witness. I have authored numerous expert reports, participated in depositions, and provided testimony in arbitration and court proceedings. My unwavering commitment to business and personal compliance, legal integrity, and creditworthiness is impeccable. I have held several significant positions with a major financial institution. These roles have encompassed audit-risk management, regional management, and wealth office management. As a Regional Manager, my responsibilities included overseeing risk management, human resources, public relations, and corporate leadership. I oversaw the performance of over 500 team members. My functional areas of oversight included consumer and business loan portfolios, insurance and investment partners, and various other business lines of production. In my capacity as a Wealth Manager, I managed a credit, investment, and fiduciary portfolio valued at over $5 billion in assets. The revenues generated by these relationships amounted to over $3 million dollars annually. I have successfully collaborated with regulatory agencies, law enforcement, and multinational entities on cross-border matters. As an entrepreneur, I have established several consulting firms serving both consumers and businesses. Furthermore, I take pride in my accomplished public speaking skills, honed over eight years of competitive speech and debate. Hold Series 7 and 66. Practicing Investment Advisor Representative. California Real Estate, Health, Life, and Disability Licenses. Voting Member of the Securities Experts Roundtable (SER). Board of Director and Treasurer of Kauai Planning and Action Alliance (KPAA). Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and board member of local chapter (ACFE).