Tag Archives: Wealth Management

Centura Client Experience from Retired Executives Point of View (Ep. 64)



Chuck and Mary Ann Cox became clients of Derek Myron, Managing Director of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura), in 2004. After 18 years of wealth management and financial planning, Derek continues to serve Chuck today (unfortunately, Mary Ann passed away in 2018).

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Chuck Cox, a retired executive, about his client experience at Centura. Chuck provides insights into the wealth management approach adopted by Centura and how it has improved his financial well-being over the years.

Chuck discusses:

  • The challenges he and Mary Ann faced while managing wealth on their own
  • How Centura advisors helped him in estate planning, tax planning and balance sheet optimization
  • How alternative investments contributed to his financial goals
  • Why he was able to assist in his daughter’s business without taking a hit on his own financial position
  • And more

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The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.


What It’s Like To Sell a Business With Our Client Doug Pate (Ep. 62)



Selling a business is a complex process. You need to tackle several types of taxes. You need to effectively invest the proceeds. Finally, you also need to overcome the emotions of letting go of your business.

In this episode, Kyle Malmstrom interviews Doug Pate, a client of Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) who recently sold his business, International Surf Ventures Inc., after growing it for 17 years.

Doug discusses:

  • His personal experience of navigating a business exit
  • How CLATs helped him save seven figures in taxes and achieve his charitable goals
  • Why wealth protection is as important as growing your wealth
  • Centura’s involvement in his wealth management (including alternative investments)
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Doug Pate co-founded ISLE with his best friend, Marc Miller. Doug and Marc share a lifelong passion for the ocean and the sports that surround it. In their first four years of business, they sold surfboards online. At the time, there was no direct-to-consumer surfboard company, and by default, they became the industry’s pioneers. In 2008, they shifted their focus from surfboards to stand up paddle boards as a way to help more people get on the water across the country.

The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.


How To Earn Greater Returns in a Risky Environment (Ep. 61)



Given the current market gyrations, we are often asked by clients, “What are we doing to manage risk? And how does it impact our portfolios?”

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp, Senior Wealth Advisor, and Chris Osmond, Chief Investment Officer, discuss Centura Wealth Advisory’s approach to risk management. They also explore strategies to achieve greater risk-adjusted returns.

Roby and Chris discuss:

  • A brief overview of the Fed’s recent actions — and their market implications
  • Why cash flow is more important than the rate of return
  • How private real estate, private equity, and private credit can be a useful addition to your portfolio
  • The benefits of structured notes in risk management
  • And more

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Centura Client Experience from Retired Executives Point of View (Ep. 60)



Aubrey Serfling and Lori Long have worked with Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) as clients for over eight years now. Despite being retired executives today, they continue to work on their charitable endeavors.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Aubrey and Lori about their client experience at Centura. They share insights into their wealth management journey which includes comprehensive tax planning, estate planning, balance sheet optimization, and cash flow planning.

Aubrey and Lori discuss:

  • Major pain points they uncovered during their discovery process
  • How they have benefited from trusts (e.g. CLATs) and various alternative investments
  • Balance sheet items that caused maximum problems — and how they addressed them
  • Their advice to executives who are trying to manage wealth on their own
  • And more

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The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.




The Client Experience at Centura Wealth Advisory With Our Client Marilyn Daniels (Ep. 57)



After her father passed away in 1994, Marilyn Daniels was suddenly thrust into managing a large pool of assets and forced to make several key financial decisions. In 2004 she joined Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) as a client.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Marilyn about her client experience at Centura and how her financial picture has evolved over the years.

Marilyn discusses:

  • Major wealth transfer challenges she faced while inheriting her parents’ estate
  • How financial planning has contributed to her charitable endeavors
  • How Centura’s team of professionals helped her overcome the complexity of wealth management
  • Her best and worst investments — and what she learned from them
  • And more

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The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.




The Client Experience at Centura Wealth Advisory With Our Client Tina Daniels (Ep. 55)



We started working with Tina Daniels’ family nearly 18 years ago for her grandmother’s estate. Then, we worked on her parents’ estate. As of today, we have been helping Tina manage her wealth for nearly 15 years.

In this episode, Derek Myron interviews Tina, the Managing Director of Agency & Brand Measurement Analytics at Google. Tina provides a glimpse into what it’s like to work with Centura Wealth Advisory (Centura) and how our Liberated Wealth® Process has helped her secure her financial future.

Tina discusses:

  • Why she doesn’t manage her own wealth, despite having a strong financial background
  • Her experience of working with multiple professionals on the Centura team
  • The biggest financial lessons she gained as our client
  • Her advice to other individuals who are in a similar financial position as hers
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Tina Daniels is a current client of Centura Wealth Advisory. Tina is a marketing industry leader – a digital veteran successfully driving internal and external corporate growth. She has designed and led innovative, multi-faceted engagements with Fortune 500 companies, developed online business and marketing strategies, created advertising campaigns and offered unique performance analyses. Tina’s experience spans agency, publisher, and technology companies, where she’s achieved success in both corporate and startup environments.

The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.


Get To Know Our New Senior Wealth Advisor Seth Meisler (Ep. 53)



Recently, we had a great addition to our team!

In January 2022, Seth Meisler, CFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA, joined Centura Wealth Advisory as a Senior Wealth Advisor, bringing in 15 years of experience as a financial advisor and Chief Investment Officer.

In this episode, Jonathan Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, interviews Seth about his personal and professional journey. Seth also shares his future plans with the firm and the type of clientele he aims to serve.

Seth discusses:

  • His major personal and philanthropic interests
  • How he fits into Centura Wealth Advisory’s broad bench of professionals
  • The niche markets that he specializes in serving (both nationally and locally)
  • What motivated him to join the team at Centura Wealth Advisory
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Seth Meisler, CFA, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA, joined Centura Wealth Advisory in January 2022 as a Senior Wealth Advisor. With 15 years of experience as a financial advisor and Chief Investment Officer, Seth helps clients reach their financial goals by offering strategic financial planning, tax planning, and investment management solutions. Seth is a member of the CFA Institute of Minnesota (CFAMN), the Minnesota Society of  CPAs (MNCPA), the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota (FPAMN), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Seth is also a member of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisory Group, where he studies the complexities of IRAs in order to help his clients with tax and distribution strategies. Seth has been published in Marketwatch.com and in Forbes.

 


How To Make Smarter Planning and Investment Decisions in a Rising Interest Rate Environment (Ep. 52)



Interest rates have been considerably lower than inflation for several months now. However, we have started experiencing a rise in interest rates.

During this transition period, as interest and inflation rates adjust over time, how can you strive for better risk-adjusted returns?

Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and David Cariani, Vice President, answer this question in today’s episode! They explore financial planning and investment strategies to help you cope with rising interest rates.

Sean and David discusses:

  • Why interest rates are a key input into your planning and investment decisions
  • Potential impact of rising interest rates on the U.S. economy
  • How to minimize the risk of principal loss and reduced purchasing power
  • Four alternative investments to consider over traditional fixed income
  • And more

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What It’s Like to Work With Centura Wealth Advisory With Our Client David Pann (Ep. 51)



One of the goals of this podcast is to help you understand what it’s like to work with Centura Wealth Advisory before you even become a client. 

And who better to talk about the client experience than one of our current clients?

In this episode, Roby Kotcamp interviews our client David Pann, who has held executive positions at major tech companies like Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Netscape, and is currently on the path to retirement. David shares his experience in using Centura Wealth Advisory’s Liberated Wealth® process.

David discusses:

  • How his goals and priorities shifted while advancing his career and accumulating wealth
  • Reasons to bring in professionals instead of managing your own finances
  • How he benefits from Centura Wealth’s holistic, process-driven approach (with examples)
  • His advice to other high-net-worth individuals looking for efficient wealth management
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

David Pann is a current client of Centura Wealth Advisory. Having been a senior SaaS & global search advertising software executive, David Pann has expertise in R&D, product management, marketing, online marketplace design, & multi-channel field enablement & operations to create scalable solutions & businesses.

 

The presented testimonial is from a current Centura client and is for informational purposes only. The statements provided should not be considered as a representation of all client experiences, which may differ substantially.

 


What Should You Do When Your Wealth Is Tied up in a Concentrated Stock Position? (Ep. 49)



If you’re the founder of a public company, a long-term employee with accumulated stock options, or an early investor in a highly successful company, it’s likely that you have a concentrated stock position.

So, what should you do when a major portion of your wealth is tied up in a single stock?

Sean Clark, Director of Financial Planning, and David Cariani, Chief Investment Officer, answer this question in today’s episode. They unpack strategies to help you minimize the downside risk exposure and large tax liabilities that come with a concentrated position.

Sean and David discusses:

  • How options and exchange funds help you diversify without having to sell your stock
  • Why leaving a concentrated stock position unattended can be risky
  • Creative gifting strategies to reduce your capital gains tax
  • How your level of concentration affects your wealth management decisions
  • And more

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