Kathleen is an independent Certified Financial Planner/Financial Advisor who has provided comprehensive goals-based financial advice for over twenty years. Her clients consist of individuals, multi-generational families and small business owners. Her areas of expertise include investment strategy, retirement planning, college funding, estate planning, risk management and business planning. Her prior financial services experience was as an equities analyst for the investment bank Hambrecht & Quist in San Francisco.
Ms. Charles’ qualifications include the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) credential, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley, and Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She holds the NASD Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, the California insurance license and has passed the first exam for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
Kathleen lives in Orinda, California where she is active in her community. She also serves on the Board for the East Bay Chapter of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network.