Category: Advisor Bio

09 Feb 2018

John Barringer, CFP®

Managing Partner of Executive Wealth Planning Partners
(720) 354-3858

Denver Tech Center
Terrace Tower
5619 DTC Parkway Suite 1050
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(877) 591-5959  |  (303) 643-5959

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with over 30 years of experience in the investment and wealth management industry. I specialize in helping high net worth executives and executives at public companies with investment management, retirement planning and risk management.

Whether you’re investing to build wealth, protect your family or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants and long-term goals. After we learn more about you, we’ll help you identify the personal finance strategies that can improve your lifestyle today and provide the foundation for a sound (maybe even early) retirement in the years ahead.

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09 Feb 2018

John Avey

Financial Advisor
(720) 354-3859

Denver Tech Center
Terrace Tower
5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 1050
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(877) 591-5959  |  (303) 643-5959

John Avey grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and attended the University of Florida for 6 years, getting an MBA in Finance and Economics.  He moved to Denver in 1983 and got a job with Merrill Lynch as an account executive.  He was there for 2 years, then move to Dean Witter where he worked for the next 8 years. In 1993 John joined Colorado State Bank and set up their brokerage department, CSB Investments, where he was the principal and only retail broker. In 2006 Bank of Oklahoma bought Colorado State Bank, the brokerage unit was called BOSC. In January 2016 John left BOSC to join First Financial Equity Corporation.

John and his wife, Catherine, have 2 sons in dental school at CU Medical Center as of 2018. They live in the foothills near Morrison for the past 30 years. He enjoys mountain biking, water skiing, snowboarding skiing, and camping & boating.

05 Feb 2018

Jeff Young

Senior Vice President – Investments
(480) 778-2041

Scottsdale Office
7373 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite D-120
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(800) 687-3800  |  (480) 951-0079

Jeff Young has been an Investment Advisor Representative and Financial Planner since 1982.  He joined First Financial Equity Corporation in 2001 and serves in the Private Client Group and is the firm’s real estate Due Diligence advisor. Jeff is a Investment Advisor Representative and has his insurance license and an Arizona real estate license.  He is also a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Arbitrators.  He is a former board member of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association; a Founder of the Independent Rental Owners’ Council (IROC) in Arizona, former member of the Board of Director’s of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) and owns Young Properties, LLC.

Jeff graduated from the University of Houston (BA, Journalism, 1970) and is a retired Army Reserve Officer (Lt. Colonel, Infantry).  He is also a graduate of the U. S. Army’s Command and General Staff College (1985).  He served for twelve years of his Army Reserve career at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

Jeff is a frequent lecturer and writer on various economic and investment topics.  In 1980, he won Toastmasters International’s World Championship of Public Speaking and is a nationally-known speaker at conferences and conventions throughout the nation.  He also is on the faculty of the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business in Scottsdale teaching business and investment classes.

As a personal investment advisor, Jeff works one-on-one with his select clients in Portfolio Asset Allocation and Investing during both the accumulation and distribution phases of an investment life with the goal of achieving specific client goals and objectives.  He and his staff work with Attorneys and CPA’s in Estate and Tax Planning exercises and advises clients on retirement and income issues.

Jeff and his wife Jane live in Scottsdale and have three grown children.

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05 Feb 2018

Victoria Wang

Managing Partner, Dilday & Associates

Long Beach Office
6700 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 286
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 598-7575  |   (855) 305-7575

Victoria Wang is the Branch Service Manager and Investment Associate for Dilday and Associates. Ms. Wang is responsible for fulfilling all of the technical requirements of everyday business.

Ms. Wang is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Design in 2000. She has been working in finance for over a decade, beginning with her position with Sutro and Company in 2001 and later for the Dilday Group at RBC Dain Rauscher. Born in Taiwan, Ms. Wang has been a resident of the United States since the age of 6.

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05 Feb 2018

Kris Smith

Vice President – Investments
(701) 478-8656

Fargo Office
Case Plaza
1 North 2nd Street, Suite 114
Fargo, ND 58102
(844) 295-5230

Kris graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance.  He began his career in financial services with a regional brokerage firm where he spent 15 years, which included two company transitions.

In  June of 2016, Kris joined FFEC. Kris believes that FFEC truly understands the importance of the client advisor relationship and put the clients  best interests ahead of corporate profits. He appreciates the privilege that his clients have given him to help manage the financial aspects of their lives and is excited to continue to do this at FFEC.

Kris loves the great outdoors and looks forward to any activity that takes him there.  His wife, two children, two horses, a pony, two dogs and a cat keep him very busy outside of the office.

05 Feb 2018

Randy Sitzman

Scottsdale Office
7373 N. Scottsdale Road Suite, D-120
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(800) 687-3800  |  (480) 951-0079

Randy Sitzman is the COO of First Financial Equity Corporation’s Scottsdale office. He has over 29 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to FFEC Randy was with Morgan Stanley for 15 years serving as Branch Manager and Financial Advisor. He started his career in Billings with Shearson Lehman/ Smith Barney as a Financial Advisor.

Randy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University of Bozeman.

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