Reza Zamani, AIF®, CPM®, CFS®, CAS®
Founding Partner, CEO
Reza Zamani is a Founding Partner and CEO of SteelPeak Wealth. Reza has specialized in investment advisory and financial planning to meet the specific needs of ultra-high net worth clients, with over 20 years of industry experience. SteelPeak Wealth represents the culmination of an approach combining responsible fiduciary services, excellent client service and innovative thinking.
Reza received his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with a minor in Sports Management from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he played NCAA Division I soccer. He believes his history as a high-level athlete prepared him well for the process of building a team that is enthusiastic, passionate and hard-working. He also graduated from UCLA’s Management Development Program at the Anderson School of Management. Reza is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and holds the Certified Portfolio Manager, CPM®, designation from Columbia University and the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers. In addition, he is accredited as a Certified Fund Specialist, CFS®, and Certified Annuity Specialist, CAS®.
Reza spent the first 13 years of his career at two major Wall Street firms. He served as a Senior Vice President at UBS and Senior Portfolio Director at Morgan Stanley before forming SteelPeak Wealth in 2012. During his early years with major Wall Street firms, he always envisioned an independent advisory firm dedicated to providing a higher level of value and exceptional service to clients. Today, Reza’s vision of a talented team of advisors and management providing distinguished fiduciary services to clients has come to fruition in SteelPeak Wealth. SteelPeak Wealth represents Reza’s ideals of innovation, tenacity and client empathy.
Reza believes that giving back to the community is vital. He has served as a board member for non-profit organizations such as Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and The Wellness Community of Los Angeles. He is currently involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu. He is a frequent wealth management expert and contributor to many media outlets such as Fox Business News, Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. His passions include spending time with his two children, and focusing on daily fitness to enrich his physical and mental health.
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Maz Esmailbeigi, AIF®, CFS®, CAS®
Founding Partner, CIO
Maz Esmailbeigi is a Founding Partner and the CIO of SteelPeak Wealth. He is one of SteelPeak Wealth’s three founding partners, who have shared almost two decades of teamwork together. Prior to SteelPeak Wealth, Maz was an Associated Vice President with UBS PaineWebber and a Vice President and Portfolio Management Director with Morgan Stanley.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from California State University at Northridge. Maz is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF®, and holds the Certified Fund Specialist, CFS®, and Certified Annuity Specialist, CAS®, credential from the Institute of Business & Finance, and is working to become a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor through the College of Financial Planning.
Maz draws on his background as a former business owner and as a veteran financial advisor to help his clients. He uses his broad advisory skills to benefit both individual and business clients, and is well versed in helping business owners translate their success into liquidity events and the retirement that they envision. Maz attributes SteelPeak Wealth’s success to understanding our clients and providing the exacting solutions that they require and expect. Every day he focuses on ensuring that SteelPeak Wealth represents the best interests of the clients and the long-term health of the company.
He has served as trustee on several nonprofit boards and is a frequent lecturer on investing. He is currently involved with Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, and Hang Out, Do Good (HODG), an organization which provides meals to those experiencing food insecurity. He and his wife Michelle reside in Calabasas with their two daughters.
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Ali Zamani, AIF®, CFS®, CAS®
Founding Partner, CFO
Ali Zamani is a Founding Partner and CFO of SteelPeak Wealth. He has worked with the other two founding partners for nearly two decades. Ali takes pride in helping advisory clients accomplish their most important life goals and in helping ensure that SteelPeak Wealth remains a strong business that succeeds by always putting clients first. SteelPeak Wealth is the result of collaborative thinking with the other two partners to create a wealth management firm that always puts the wellbeing of the client first and prioritizes innovative ways of doing business.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He began his career at Northwestern Mutual in Los Angeles, where he focused on estate and wealth transfer planning and then joined UBS as a Financial Analyst. Before co-founding SteelPeak Wealth, Ali was a Vice President of Investments and a Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley. He is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF®, Certified Fund Specialist, CFS®, and Certified Annuity Specialist, CAS®. Ali enjoys seeing SteelPeak Wealth help clients reach their unique set of goals and simplify the complex wealth management process. With a keen eye for detail and a vision for SteelPeak Wealth that spans decades, Ali is happy to see SteelPeak Wealth surpass its goals each year so that the firm can serve its clients in the best way possible.
Ali lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Ferrah and two children. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and watching his favorite team the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Chief Administrative Officer
As Chief Administrative Officer, Kim is responsible for a cornerstone of SteelPeak Wealth. Kim’s duties include servicing client accounts, addressing client needs, hiring and overseeing support staff. She handles all lending opportunities, whether in-house or with trusted advisors, and maintains Steel Peak’s third-party reporting and trading system. Kim has over 17 years of experience in the financial industry, having worked at UBS and Morgan Stanley before joining SteelPeak Wealth. Kim holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Kim is a natural people person. She strongly believes that SteelPeak Wealth’s cultural values are what differentiate the company. Each day she ensures that those values are not only committed to paper but are actually coming to life on a daily basis.
From the mountains to the sea, Kim finds her balance by spending time in nature. In her free time, she enjoys camping along California’s beautiful lakes and hiking in the mountains.
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Chief Growth Officer
Tyler Resh is the Chief Growth Officer of SteelPeak Wealth and is based out of the Newport Beach office. In his role, Tyler oversees all aspects of business development, marketing, and growth strategies. With an emphasis on both organic and inorganic growth, SteelPeak Wealth has set itself apart in the industry as one of the leading registered investment advisory firms in the nation.
Tyler has spent close to two decades working in — and advising to — the independent RIA space. He most recently was with First Foundation Inc. where he oversaw marketing, business development, public relations, investor relations, communications, and branding for its three core lines of business: private wealth management, banking, and trust services. In this role, he provided sales and marketing strategies to over 60 advice-providing professionals, including approximately 15 financial advisors, 30 retail bankers, and over 15 lenders and deposit bankers. His business development initiatives included organic growth, growth via centers of influence (COIs), growth via custodian referral networks (Schwab and TD Ameritrade), and growth via acquisitions. Tyler developed a digital content marketing program that advisors and bankers used to distribute valuable insights about the markets and the economy, as well as education on life events–such as buying a new home, preparing for retirement, etc.–to thousands of clients and prospects via videos, website, blogs, webinars, in-person events, email, and social media. The programs he implemented included the ability for advisors and bankers to nurture leads through systematic touch-points to qualify and close. During his eight-year tenure, he supported the expansion of the company into new geographic markets within Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Nevada, and California.
Prior to First Foundation Inc., Tyler was a founding member of ECHELON Partners, a leading investment bank focused on the wealth management industry. It was through this experience that Tyler gained an appreciation for what drives value in wealth management firms. He was involved with approximately 100 transactions and consulting assignments and conducted valuations on many of the nation’s top RIAs, seeing first-hand the practices of elite firms. Tyler has been a speaker at industry events where he has shared his future-forward thoughts about the growth and development of RIAs.
Tyler began his career as a management consultant at a boutique strategy consultancy in Downtown Los Angeles as well as with a nationwide, multi-diversified consultancy focused on Fortune 500 companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in International Economics with coursework in finance, accounting, and computer programming. Tyler enjoys spending time outdoors, surfing and mountain biking, as well as coaching youth soccer. He is involved in the local community and has recently served as a board member for Laguna Niguel Youth Soccer Association.
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Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Tony assists with the day-to-day operations of the firm. With 10 years of experience in the financial industry, he has worked with multiple RIA’s as an Operations Manager prior to joining SteelPeak Wealth.
Born and raised in Southern California, Tony left the “Golden State” to attend Hawaii Pacific University, earning both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees.
Tony enjoys spending time with his family & friends, playing golf, and rooting for his Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Director of Investments
Steve has a proven track record of accomplishment and leadership over a 35 year career across asset management, alternative investments and financial services with a focus on portfolio management, asset allocation, risk management, trading and operations.
Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining SteelPeak Wealth, he worked as a senior executive at both public and private companies across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, credit, managed futures, venture and private equity. As a member of Ambac Financial Group, he served as the Global Head of Capital Markets (Sales and Trading), running the Alternative Asset Management and the Global Derivatives Businesses. Before joining Ambac, Steve worked at Merrill Lynch in fixed income sales and trading in both the taxable and municipal divisions of the firm.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys hiking, boating and exercising.
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