Evan D. Kirkpatrick, CEO & chief investment strategist, has contributed to many financial publications including Forbes, Inc., Private Wealth, & the Wall Street Journal. Prior to founding Wendell Charles, Evan began his career at a Fortune 100 investment company & was a senior investment consultant for a boutique wealth management & corporate benefits firm. As a speaker & thought leader, he has been featured on CBS Radio & is listed by YFS Magazine as one of “10 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs to Watch.”
Solomon M. Karmel, branch office manager & designated registered principal, holds a Princeton University Ph.D. and is the author of a number of published articles and two books. Formerly, he worked as a tenured academic at the London School of Economics.
Stephanie Arnold is the branch operations manager of our firm. She has a BS degree in accounting and has worked as an accountant and operations manager for over 20 years. She supports all back office operations of the branch, and enjoys working with our series 7 financial advisors and our clients. Please call or email Stephanie if you have any administrative questions related to your account.
Christopher Lewis, associate, is a Southern California native & a graduate of Stanford Unversity. He attended as a scholarship baseball player & was later drafted by the MLB’s Anaheim Angels. His experience in various financial services fields & analytical abilities are a great asset to our team.
First Allied Securities, Inc. – Back Office Operations. Financial Services companies require an extremely intricate & detailed process for implementing & transitioning client accounts. At Wendell Charles Financial we utilize the resources of First Allied Securities, Inc. to ensure the transition & ongoing experience with our firm is nothing short of excellent. Located in San Diego, California, First Allied Securities has a professional staff in place with specific expertise in each of the critical areas of operations. The Operations Department consists of thirty full-time employees.
First Allied Securities, Inc. – Trading. At Wendell Charles Financial, our investment strategies traditionally require a long term perspective. However, when trades need to occur, we work together with the trading department professionals at First Allied Securities, Inc. to ensure efficient transaction timing.