Stephen J. Blum

Stephen J. Blum

President

CFP®, AEP, CLU, ChFC

Steve founded Strategic Wealth Planning in 2003 and built the firm around client input. Before founding Strategic Wealth Planning, Blum served as an accountant, financial analyst and business planning specialist. Steve is an Overland Park, KS native who graduated from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a double major in accounting and finance. Texas Monthly has honored Steve multiple times as a Five Star Wealth Manager. Mr. Blum holds the designations CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). Steve is an Investment Adviser Representative of Strategic Wealth Planning.

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Email: sjblum@awealthplan.com

Kimberly Porter

Kimberly Porter

Vice President of Operations

Kimberly Porter joined Strategic Wealth Planning as Senior Relationship Manager and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2018. Kimberly brings over 20 years of experience in the finance and insurance industries. An important part of Kimberly’s position is to build lasting relationships with SWP clients. Prior to joining Strategic Wealth Planning, Kimberly worked as an executive assistant at a major financial services firm.

Email: KPorter@awealthplan.com

Jenifer Smith Blum

Jenifer Smith Blum

Chief Compliance Officer

As Chief Compliance Officer, Jenifer is in charge of preparing and overseeing SWP’s policies and procedures. Jenifer completed her compliance training through National Regulatory Services. An attorney licensed in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Texas, Jenifer continues to practice law with a focus on business and real estate transactions.

Email: jblum@awealthplan.com

Jenn Pinabel

Jenn Pinabel

Senior Client Services Coordinator

Jenn Pinabel joined SWP in 2017 and quickly became an integral part of our client services team. As the SWP Senior Client Services Coordinator, Jenn assists the SWP team in all areas of client communication and is a member of our special projects team. Jenn holds a Texas life and health insurance license. The mother of two teen-age children, Jenn was born in Dallas and graduated from Hillcrest High School.

Email: swp@awealthplan.com

Crystal Gonzalez - Operations Associate

Crystal Gonzalez

Operations Associate

Crystal Gonzalez joined SWP in 2020 as our Operations Associate. Crystal grew up in Granbury, TX and graduated from UNT with a degree in Business Administration. After school, she spent six years working for a broker dealer and another six years with a financial planning firm where she earned the designation Financial Planning Qualified Paraplanner. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys reading, spending time with her family and watching her son play football.

Email: operations@awealthplan.com

Mary Weiss, CPA

Mary Weiss, CPA

Mary Weiss, CPA, joined SWP as Accounting Manager in 2021.  Mary provides financial analysis, payables automation, reconciliation, tax reporting, payroll and other services for multiple SWP clients.  As an “army brat”, Mary grew up in multiple locations, including six years in Germany. After obtaining a BBA in Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin, Mary spent five years at a “Big 4” public accounting firm where she was promoted to Manager.  She subsequently spent seven years in the positions of relationship manager and financial analyst at large national banks.  In her spare time, Mary enjoys visiting her kids in college, cooking, hiking, and playing tennis. 

Email:  mweiss@awealthplan.com

Ace, our team mascot

Ace, the team mascot, is a Bernedoodle  (Bernese Mountain dog & poodle mix) weighing in at 115 pounds.

Despite his size, Ace is a gentle soul who holds the special position of client greeter. 

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