Richard is the CEO and Founder of PlanVest Financial. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Working closely with his clients, Richard provides personalized wealth management strategies, supported by professional services, to help clients pursue their financial objectives and obtain financial freedom. He is a strong believer in comprehensive financial planning to help clients develop a financial “road-map”, allowing them to make informed decisions about their future.
Richard has been a financial advisor for over 15 years; and previously spent many years practicing law and as an executive in the energy sector. Richard earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2008; and he also holds the certifications of Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBCSM), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®), and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS®). He is a graduate of West Virginia University where he received his undergraduate degree in engineering and earned his law degree.
Richard and his wife, Jenine, reside on a small farm in Laytonsville, MD, just outside of our nation’s capital, and have three children. He enjoys fishing in the pond on their farm; playing golf; and following the WVU Mountaineers. Richard has served on numerous boards during his career, including charitable, church, and industry groups.