Far more money has been lost by investors preparing for corrections or trying to anticipate corrections than has been lost in the corrections themselves.Peter Lynch
As the Director of Client Service, Kim is responsible for a cornerstone of the Steel Peak practice.
Kim’s duties include servicing client accounts, addressing any client needs and hiring and overseeing support staff. She handles all lending opportunities, whether in-house (margin) or with trusted advisors (mortgages & real estate), and maintains Steel Peak’s third-party reporting/trading system. Finally, Kim, a self-described “people person,” works with Steel Peak’s employees to instill and support our firm’s cultural values.
She has a decade of experience in the financial industry, having worked at UBS and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney before joining Steel Peak. Kim holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
In her free time, Kim enjoys boating, hiking, dirt-bike riding and camping.
James handles day-to-day operations and assists with compliance duties at the firm. A 19-year veteran of the financial industry, he worked with Smith Barney (which later became Morgan Stanley) before joining Steel Peak.
Outside of work, James enjoys playing ice hockey, tennis and golf. He has been married for over 20 years and has 2 children.
Gina helps our offices run smoothly, and is attentive to our clients’ various needs. Her responsibilities include answering phone calls and e-mails, scheduling and confirming client appointments and other duties.
A six-year veteran of the financial industry, she was with Merchant Resources prior to joining Steel Peak. Gina is a people person who loves helping others. She enjoys singing and spending time with her family.
Jacky joins the team with a diverse background in Entertainment and Real Estate. Focused on working in Investment and Developmental Real Estate, Jacky naturally had a passion to expand her knowledge into the world of Finance and Financial Investments to keep current in the dynamic market. Innovation in creativity, a keen eye for detail, and problem solving are a necessity in this business and the driving force behind her work ethic.
In her spare time Jacky continues to practice Real Estate and explore creative opportunities in the Entertainment Industry, working as an on-set and celebrity Make-Up Artist. She also loves to travel the world and continues to practice her life-long love of playing classical piano.
Jackie was very excited to join the Steal Peak Wealth Management team and experience the fast paced financial industry. She comes from a diverse background including Fashion, Retail, and Entertainment where her creative skills, “can do” attitude and excellent customer service served her very well. She will continue to bring her high level of communication, organization and professional manner to process client requests and support financial advisors as a Client Services Associate.
Jackie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing with a minor in Communications from Villanova University, Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time riding horses with her daughter and going to the beach with her son. Yoga and meditation help keep her mindful and balanced.
Mark is the partner-in-charge of the corporate tax group, providing financial and tax consulting to small and middle-market entrepreneurial companies. His primary areas of focus include a wide range of transactional and advisory work for public and private companies, structuring acquisitive and divisive corporate reorganizations, start-ups and liquidations. He also consults on real estate development and acquisition transactions. His clients are primarily in real estate, manufacturing, service, and independent registered investment advising. He also provides full-service business management services.
He began his career at BDO, LLP in Century City where he was a tax manager in the manufacturing and real estate specialty groups, and did tax planning and consulting for middle-market public and private companies.
Mark received us undergraduate degree in economics from UCSB and has a Master’s of Science in taxation.
Prior to joining Steel Peak Wealth Management, Angela worked in client services at Ameriprise Financial and on the financial planning team at Morton Capital.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge in 2016 and has since been passionate about helping people reach their financial goals.
In her spare time Angela enjoys traveling, camping, going to concerts, and spending time with her two dogs, Bella and Oso.
Lance graduated from California state University Los Angeles with degrees in Finance and International Business. Has a passion for compliance with respect for Due Diligence’s for Client Fiduciary Responsibility.
He enjoys the responsibility of reviewing the company compliance activities to ensure the company is always on track.
He enjoys traveling with his family to Europe and attending spots games with both his sons on a regular basis. He enjoys watching his son growing and playing his team sports.
Lance uses his years of compliance experience to help the business the business stay on track with its business objectives; to ensure its fiduciary standards and compliance standards are above and beyond the current and future regulatory guidelines promulgated by the governmental agencies it is registered under.
Carol joined Steel Peak Wealth Management in 2019 as a Client Service Associate. She is responsible for client service as well as supporting the financial advisors. Her duties include processing day-to-day client service requests, account onboarding and as well as other administrative tasks.
Before joining Steel Peak Wealth Management, Carol worked at Oakwood Capital Management as a Client Service Advisor and NWQ as a Portfolio Manager Associate.
In her spare time, you will find Carol taking dance classes, doing hot yoga, Pilates, the Santa Monica stairs and learning how to surf. She also loves to travel and learn about different cultures.
Tiffany has 25 years of client service and operations experience on both the buyside and sellside. Prior to joining Steel Peak, she was the Operations Manager at a hedge fund here in Los Angeles. In 2010 she helped start the West Coast Prime Brokerage division at Barclays Bank and was Director of Account Management. She was previously Vice President of Prime Brokerage Account Management at Pershing, an affiliate of The Bank of New York Mellon, from 2008 to 2010 and a Senior Relationship Manager for Bear Stearns Prime Services from 1999 to 2008. Mrs. McGuirk began her career as the Operations Manager at Zazove Associates, a $3 billion hedge fund specializing in convertible securities. She holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science from The University of Southern California. Tiffany and her husband live in Malibu with their two teenage sons and enjoy spending time at the beach and skiing in the winter.
Jessica started her career in financial services following her graduation in 2014. She had an internship with Wells Fargo and later was hired into the inaugural class of the Schwab Financial Consultant Academy in Lone Tree, CO. She was able to sit for the Series 7 exam and held the license until 2016. She also had a brief stint as a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch in Denver, Colorado. After leaving the financial services industry to explore other industries, she was able to work in high-end retail at Nordstrom and Tesla to understand superb customer service in other segments of business. She has finally returned to the wealth management space and is excited to be a part of the Steel Peak family to serve the clients of the Senior Partners.
She received a BA in Economics from the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at California State University, Fullerton. She has a great passion for helping others and working as a team in a cohesive unit to reach competitive goals. She is interested in expanding her knowledge in wealth management and learning more about the financial markets.
In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, running, and adventuring around Los Angeles every weekend.
Christina comes from over 15 years of banking experience. She joined Steel Peak in Oct 2019 and is excited to expand her knowledge in wealth management as well as learning more about the financial market.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys going deep sea fishing. She is married and has 2 young children.