SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Occidental Asset Management, LLC (OCCAM), a rapidly growing registered investment advisory firm (RIA), today announces the appointments of two Managing Principals to the executive leadership team: Dr. Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP®, Executive Director of Financial Psychology & Behavioral Finance, and Brian Davis, Executive Director of Strategy & Organizational Development.
The addition of these industry veterans drives the next phase of OCCAM’s advisory growth plan, which focuses on developing innovative services for clients and recruiting new advisors who share a passion for utilizing financial psychology to help clients transform their financial lives.
Considered a pioneer of financial psychology, Dr. Klontz brings over 20 years of diverse experience to OCCAM. Dr. Klontz co-founded Your Mental Wealth™ and the Financial Psychology Institute™, is an Associate Professor in Financial Planning at Kansas State University, and served as a spokesperson for H&R Block.
He has authored five books including Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health. His innovative research work has been featured on ABC News’ 20/20, Good Morning America, the New York Times, and countless other outlets.
His latest work, soon to be published in the Journal of Financial Planning, gives advisors tools to address financial enabling- wealthy parents giving money to adult children to support, or enable, their lifestyle. In the past, he’s covered provocative topics such as relationship satisfaction when women make more than their male partners, the psychology of wealth, and why anger towards the rich is a cultural phenomenon.
In his new role, he will apply research on such topics as money scripts, which predict client income, net worth, and financial behaviors. Identifying and correcting these behaviors helps protect and grow finances.
"Dr. Klontz is the world’s leading expert in financial psychology,” said Nathan Walsh, Managing Principal and Executive Director of Asset Management. “His expertise uniquely positions him to train our advisors to better assess our clients’ values, needs, and goals, allowing us to provide effective and personally tailored services.”
Prior to joining OCCAM, Brian Davis led Scottrade’s advisor services division, which provides institutional trading services to independent RIAs. As Senior Vice President, Head of Scottrade Advisor Services, he concentrated on the needs of advisors including operational and custodial support, technology needs, and marketing.
At OCCAM, Davis’ responsibilities include outlining strategic vision and developing the firm’s organizational infrastructure to maintain continued growth.
“Brian’s institutional expertise and entrepreneurial mindset make him the perfect addition to our team. His business and strategy experience is unprecedented in our industry,” said Chuck Cattano, Managing Principal and Executive Director of Wealth Management & Family Office Services.
“Now that we have a top-notch leadership team in place, OCCAM’s next goal is attracting exceptional advisors that share our dedication to helping people transform their financial lives and achieve their goals through an understanding of their financial psychology.”
Occidental Asset Management, LLC (OCCAM) is an independent, fee-only, registered investment advisory (RIA) firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, OCCAM offers investment strategies including financial planning, portfolio development, and trust and estate planning, integrating financial psychology and behavioral finance into their investment philosophy and client experience.
Their approach to asset management takes investor psychology into account, and the Your Mental Wealth ™ Discovery Process enables the firm get a more comprehensive view of clients’ risk tolerance and goals. For more information, please visit www.occamllc.net.