LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
Certified Funds Specialist (CFS)
Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Lynchburg College (1972)
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation, College for Financial Planning (1987) (No longer active)
Chartered Life Underwriter designation, American College (1987)
Chartered Financial Consultant designation, American College (1990)
Masters in Theology, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (in progress)
Steve has been in the financial services industry for over 40 years. After founding The Main Street Group in 1984, he rose to the top of his profession. He holds numerous professional designations, including Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, and Chartered Financial Consultant. In 2006, he made the strategic decision to join the independent broker-dealer LPL Financial.
During his tenure at LPL, Steve was a member of the Chairman’s Club or Patriot’s Club every year, placing him in the top 2% of financial professionals nationwide based on production.
Since earning his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 1987, Steve has participated in every facet of the financial planning process, both for his own clients and for new associates who join The Main Street Group. His passion is guiding his clients and prospective clients through the principles of life planning.
While financial planning involves number crunching, selecting appropriate investment vehicles, and working to develop a financial roadmap, life planning takes the process further. Life planning can help mitigate a client’s fears about retirement or end-of-life issues including care for a disabled child or long-term care for the client. Steve believes in eliminating as many of his clients’ apprehensions as possible. He has learned through his many years of experience that having a carefully considered and comprehensive life plan can help put an entire family at ease.
In 2017, Steve began gathering details to take The Main Street Group in another direction, and in November, 2017 we changed to a new broker-dealer, Kestra Investment Services, part of National Financial Services*. The NFS brokerage platform gives us a powerful relationship with Fidelity Clearing and Custody, and strengthens our ability to serve our clients into the future.
Steve is an artist, and often gives prints of his paintings to his clients. His works are on display throughout our branch offices in Richmond and Lexington. Steve is a member of WIFS, Women in Insurance and Financial Services, and served as the founding sponsor of the Central Virginia branch of this organization.
*Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions® provides a comprehensive clearing and custody platform, brokerage services, trading capabilities, and practice management and consulting to registered investment advisors (RIAs), including strategic acquirers and professional asset managers, as well as retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealer firms, banks, and insurance companies through National Financial Services LLC (NFS) or Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Members NYSE, SIPC. In addition to providing services to third-party institutions, the NFS brokerage platform supports all the clearing and custody businesses at Fidelity, including Fidelity’s retail and capital markets businesses, bringing NFS assets under administration to $3.1 trillion.
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