What’s your [financial independence]?
When we founded Defined Wealth Management, we wanted to highlight the letters F and I in our name. Sitting back and thinking about the common thread that our clients share, our general approach to advice and our vision for the future, financial independence consistently was the theme
We’re here to help you create an extraordinary life
When it comes to money and more importantly your moneys future, you may have many unanswered questions like:
- Am I saving enough money to reach my goals?
- Do we have any financial blind spots that we haven’t prepared for?
- How do I shift from working/saving to living off my savings nest egg?
Whether you’re new to working with an advisor, looking for validation or looking for more planning-centric advice, we have advisory engagements that can meet you where you are.
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Meet the Team
36+ years in wealth management has taught Joe that financial success happens when you take a whole-picture approach to Wealth Management. Joe’s outside the box thinking challenges clients and colleagues to reject conventional wisdom in favor of ideas that bring about true [Financial Independence].
He works with his clients to simplify their life, by assisting in managing complex issues, preserve and grow assets and transfer their legacy to the next generation. Prior to joining the Wealth Management business over 36 years ago, he was a practicing CPA, where he worked for an International Accounting firm advising clients on a variety of tax, accounting and investment matters.
Chris Hatfield, CFP®
Number crunching is only a small part of what Chris does. He is obsessed with innovating new ways to serve our clients best. From tech tinkering to delivering a high-end meeting experience, Chris is passionate about bringing you the best advice in the most relevant way possible. (Like finding ways for you to manage your account online. That’s one less pile of paperwork for you to worry about!)
No matter which hat he’s wearing, his goal is simple – to always share what he knows so you can make data-based decisions that give you the freedom to live the life you want to live.
Alix DeMartino, CFP®
Director of Financial Planning
Sr. Wealth Manager
As Director of Financial Planning, Alix will be an integral member of the De[fi]ned team in helping deliver the financial and planning services to our clients. She finds no detail is too small or inconsequential to deliver relevant, unbiased and transparent professional advice. Whether it be investment, estate, tax, or financial planning, Alix’s goal is to ensure our clients feel in charge and more importantly informed to make ongoing decisions about their financial independence.
Prior to working in Wealth Management, Alix practiced law with a small estate planning law firm in New York*. She assisted families and individuals in developing comprehensive estate plans to pass along their wealth to loved ones and organizations they care about. By addressing the challenges of family dynamics, competing objectives, and changing tax laws, you can feel comfortable knowing your legacy will be preserved and protected for years to come.
* Licensed with the New York State Bar. Non-practicing.
Mariya Brannon, FPQP®
Client Service Manager
As De[fi]ned’s main office administrator, Mariya does more than wrangle papers and manage schedules. From data processing to HR and client communications – she works tirelessly to ensure that you have the tools and information you need for a simple and seamless experience.
CHRIS OBTAINED HIS CFP IN 2016 AND ALIX OBTAINED HER CFP IN 2019. THEY COMPLETED THE CFP BOARD REGISTERED PROGRAM AND PASSED THE CFP CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION. EVERY TWO YEARS, THEY MUST COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION. MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CFP® IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.CFP.NET/DEFAULT. ASP.
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