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Profile

Jason Beccaris, JD
Chief Planning Officer
Diane Gabianelli, MBA
President and CFO
Brian OKeefe, MBA
Chief Investment Officer
C.J. Rendic, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Jacob Schutt
Chief Technology Officer
Sangeetha Srinivasan, MBA, CFA
Chief Compliance Officer
Amy Barker, CFA, CFP®
Principal
Kurt Beyer, PhD
Principal
Matthew Clements
Principal
William Clements, JD
Principal
Bruce Edwards
Principal
Knud Gotterup
Principal
C. Lucas Hatch
Principal
Rob Henrich, CFA, CFP®
Principal
Robert Higgins
Principal
Corey Hyde, JD
Principal
Roy Kissin
Principal
Steve Kuriyama MSFS, CFP®
Principal
Victor Liao
Principal
Fritz Linkner, CFA
Principal
Michael Ma, ChFC, CFP®
Principal
Reed Minuth
Principal
Sandra Pierce, CPA, CFP®
Principal
Michael Stephens
Principal
Stacey Blalock
Director
Stephanie Cooper
Wealth Strategist
Joe Fukumoto
Manager
Matthew Kennedy, MBA
Wealth Manager
Wendy Kim
Manager
Mary LaMar
Controller
Mary Meyer
Wealth Strategist
James Mills, Jr.
Wealth Manager
Alyssa Morris, JD
Wealth Manager
Ray Polin, JD, AIF®
Wealth Manager
Joan Schriger
Firm Development Director
Jedd Segrist, JD, CFP®
Senior Wealth Strategist
Elaina Serotte, CDFA
Manager
Roselyn Siino, CFP®
Financial Planner
Sonny Alberto
Associate
Peggy Armbruster
Associate
Benjamin Britton
Associate
Christopher Broderick
Research Associate
Sophia Cadenhead
Associate
Sergio Campos
Associate
Debbie Falzone
Associate
Linda Hirano
Associate
Julianne Jeffrey
Associate
Nathan Kish
Financial Planner
Matthew Kuriyama
Associate
Susan Matejovsky
Associate
Andrea Medakovic
Associate
Leslie Tietz
Office Manager

Michael Ma, ChFC, CFP®

Principal
First job?

While in high school, I helped customers install floppy disc drives, hard drives, and upgrade their RAM at a "do-it-yourself" computer store. 

Interesting fact about me?

I spent some time as the public address announcer for the Cal Women's Gymnastics team, the Cal Softball team, and the Oakland Banshees, a professional women's tackle football team. 

Most pain I've ever experienced?

I've dislocated my left shoulder four times -- once while snowboarding, once more playing intramural basketball, playing slow pitch softball, and while lying on the ground watching TV.  It’s been surgically repaired.

My first stock?

Ten shares of American Express stock that I received as part of a 401k net unrealized appreciation (NUA) rollover distribution.  I ended up donating those shares to my local library. 

Favorite piece of advice?

My grandfather, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 100, always told me, "Never stop learning.  Money may come and go, but knowledge is forever." 

About Michael

  • Objective: Michael's goal is to offer his clients an innovative and independent wealth management solution with the highest standard of care in the industry.
  • Snapshot: As a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner (CFP®) and a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) with more than 14 years of experience, Michael advises individuals, families, and small business owners on comprehensive financial matters and helps them prepare for the “certainty of uncertainty” around taxes, investments, and risk management.

Experience

  • Owner & Operator, Financial Advisor, independent franchise, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Redwood Shores, CA
  • District Manager, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (formerly American Express Financial Advisors), Walnut Creek, CA

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, BA, Legal Studies

Affiliations & Boards

  • Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial Consultant™ (ChFC®)
  • Former President, Financial Planning Association of San Francisco
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