Steve Kampschmidt is the founder of Freedom Found Financial, an RIA that oversees just under $20 million in assets under management for 30 affluent clients. After breaking away from a training program at a major wirehouse, Steve recently formed his advisory firm because he realized it was more economical for him to operate his own business and control his own expenses. He joins the show today to discuss how he has rapidly grown his firm since going independent and what he went through to comply with broker protocol.
Listen in as Steve explains how he built his client base at the Wirehouse using cold-calling techniques and the salary base they provided while he did so. You will learn about the alternative non-AUM business model he created, why having confidence in yourself is key, and what you should realistically expect when it comes to clients sticking with you after you leave a big firm.
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Julia Carlson is the founder and CEO of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group, a hybrid RIA that oversees nearly $300 million in AUM for almost 1,000 client households. Today she joins the show to discuss how her daughter’s tragic car accident led her to look for a more flexible work schedule, which ultimately led her to becoming the business owner of the firm.
Listen in as we talk about Julia’s journey through her advisory career and how she got her foot in the door through speaking with small local business owners. You will learn how to stay in charge without being in control, why Julia decided to let go of client relationships, and more.
For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/164
Michael Gennaway is a financial advisor and program manager for SoCal Wealth Management, a hybrid advisory firm that oversees $260 million of assets under management for over 1,800 clients. Today Michael joins the show to discuss how he has built SoCal under the Credit Union of Southern California, getting constant new clients from them with the caveat that SoCal must take every new client referral.
Listen in as we talk about the unique ways that the credit union is complementary to SoCal Wealth Management, as well as how they are managing to acquire three new clients every week. You’ll learn how they screen their clients to ensure they are the best fit for their firm, how to find the right Credit Union for you, and more.
For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/163
Tim Bickmore is the co-founder and director of financial planning for LBW Wealth Management, an independent RIA that oversees more than $50 million in assets under management for 230 client households. Today Tim joins the show to discuss how the firm grew so quickly and why they are concerned that what helped grow their firm initially may not work for future growth.
Listen in as we discuss the evolution of Tim’s advisory firm, including why they shifted to a blended model with a base monthly subscription fee and how they are ensuring profitability for new clients. You will learn LBW’s financial planning process for younger clients, the increasingly cash-flow based approach they have taken, and more.
For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/162