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David E. Stone, MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CBEC®, CRPC®

CFP | Owner | Author

David.Stone@LFG.com

I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional and a Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC®) with over 30 years of experience in the business consulting and financial services industry. My expertise is in designing and building a comprehensive financial plan and business plan encompassing all the elements of the client's financial picture. My clients are primarily successful business owners and affluent retirees.

I help my clients to succeed financially with a deep understanding of financial and business strategy as well as a personal understanding of clients’ goals and dreams. I believe in the Power of a Plan and apply it to all aspects of his business, and my clients appreciate my insight on creating, preserving, and protecting their assets to leave a lasting legacy. While acting as a Personal CFO for my clients, I place my focus on helping them crystalize their personal vision for their businesses and their families.

I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 1988 and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1992. I earned the credential of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner, in 1998. I am also a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and holder of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA): Series, 6, 7, 24, 63 licenses as well as a California Insurance License (#0B01934).

I formerly held a California real estate license for over 15 years, giving myself a unique perspective in advising clients on real estate matters. I am a past officer of the Board of Directors for The Financial Planning Association of Northern California, and continue to act as a mentor for Finance students at the BYU Marriott School of Business.

I was named a Five Star Wealth Manage by FSP on 2/1/2023 for the time period 6/6/22 through 12/9/22. I compensated FSP for the right to reprint the newspaper advertising page. I have been listed as a Five Star Wealth Manager as published in Sacramento Magazine (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

I have been happily married for over 35 years. My wife and I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. I am actively involved in serving my community and in my church. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, snow skiing and musical performance.

Five Star Wealth Manager Listing

David Stone has been listed as a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2022.

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The Five Star Wealth Manager Award is independently produced by Five Star Professional (FSP) and is based on data from financial advisors, regulatory disclosures, and FSP research. David was independently nominated for the award. Neither the advisors nor their parent firm pay a fee to FSP for the nomination or receipt of the award. A fee of $1060 was paid to reprint the newspaper advertising page. The award was independently granted and membership in an organization was not required. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager is no guarantee of investment success. For more information please visit https://fivestarprofessional.com/ref/research/WM_ResearchMethodology.pdf

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Shelbi Hudson

Administrative Assistant/Client Services

916-415-7062

shelbi.hudson@lfg.com

In my role as Administrative Assistant/Client Services, I work to ensure a satisfying and memorable client experience by providing excellent customer service and back office support. I joined Stone Consulting Group in late 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and experience in sales/marketing - Go Dogs'! Although new to the finance world, I hope to deepen my understanding of the industry as a whole. 

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Marketing, California State University, Fresno 

Victoria Wood

Administrative Assistant/Client Services

916-415-7062

victoria.wood@lfg.com

My role as Administrative Assistant/Client Services is to ensure a satisfying and memorable client experience by providing team support and communication. After receiving my bachelor’s degree from California State University, Bakersfield in 2019, I joined Stone Consulting Group to learn about the financial industry and pursue a career in finance. I’ve always been into sports and fitness and was on the Women’s Collegiate Soccer team while attending California State University, Bakersfield, “Go Roadrunners!”

Education

Bachelor of Science, California State University, Bakersfield