Gaetan Scalzo, CFP® and Nick Scalzo, CLU, ChFC are President and CEO of Claremont Financial Group (CFG), Inc. respectively, and are Executive Officers of Pacific Financial Group, LLC (PFG) and ProTools (RiskPro®) LLC. ProTools is a software company and the developer of RiskPro®, a web-based, risk profiling and portfolio construction tool used by Financial Intermediaries. They have over 40 years of cumulative experience as independent financial consultants. Together their firms manage wealth for hundreds of clients and financial advisors nationwide.
J. Michael Fay, PhD, CFP® has been involved in the financial services industry since 1982. He was President and founder of Claremont Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor that specialized in pre-retirement financial planning and investment management. Michael currently serves on the board of The Elements Financial Group.
Mr. Fay has served on numerous public and private boards of directors, including Associated Services Corp. where he was Chair of the Audit Committee, elected three terms to the Claremont Unified School District Board of Education, and currently serves on several not-for-profit boards. He is also founder and President of the Institute for Training Leaders Foundation, Inc.
Matt Turnbull is Registered General Securities Representative (Series 7) and an Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66). He also holds Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Varible Annunity Licenses from the State of California. Matt has been with Claremont Financial since February of 2006. He has been in the Financial Services Industry since 1998.
W. Dennis Renter, CFP® has been involved in the financial services and investment advisory business for more than 40 years. He has conducted numerous retirement planning seminars for executives at companies such as: Lockheed Martin, Hughes, Raytheon, Loral Aerospace, UNYSIS, and Steelcase. Denny currently serves on the board of The Elements Financial Group.
In addition to being a contributing author to Love, Money, and Control and Strictly Business, he has authored numerous articles on charitable trusts, retirement planning and institutional asset management.
Bruce Davidson is an operations specialist for CFG. He began in the industry in 1998 as a client services specialist for Royal Alliance, one of the largest independent financial services firms in the industry. Bruce is responsible for transaction processing, income distribution, and insurance underwriting.
Shannon Wallace is an Executive Assistant who joined our Claremont office in November 2008. She has over 10 years experience providing administrative support at the Executive level. In November 2005 she left PIMCO, a large Investment Management Firm in Newport Beach to focus on her family. At CFG she works hard to provide exceptional customer service and administrative support to all of CFG’s clients.
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245 Fischer, A-4,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 546-2100
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Fax: (714) 546-0840.
464 North Indian Hill Blvd.,
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