Our Company Values
For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.
- People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
- Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
- Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
- Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
President, FirstFruits Assetmanagement
Dennis Szymanski has been in the financial services profession since 2002 and started his own independent financial services business, FirstFruits Asset Management, in 2007. The business is built on a foundation of partnership with clients. We work together to create a personalized financial plan and then review and revise the plan as situations and/or goals change over time.
Dennis focuses on adding value to clients through attention to detail, good listening skills, an analytical mindset, and a desire to educate clients. Our team of administrators and investment product specialists assist in building long-term relationships with our growing client base by providing advice that places our client’s interests first.
We use a process-driven approach to determine the most suitable products to meet our client’s objectives. Dennis believes that there are no perfect investments; products can be good when used correctly and bad when used incorrectly.
Dennis is currently a licensed Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and a licensed Life Insurance Agent. He is also licensed as a Mortgage Loan Origination and an Income Tax Preparer because he noticed that people often make mortgage and income tax decisions without understanding how it impacts their overall financial plan.
Dennis is happily married to his lovely wife Jodi. Away from business they stay active, especially golfing, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Tom Rozman, CFA®, CAIA®
Mr. Rozman, Chief Investment Officer, is responsible for leading the investment team for Simplicity Wealth. Prior to Simplicity, Mr. Rozman was President and Chief Investment Officer of Sawtooth Solutions. He also worked in Institutional Sales and Trading at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Rozman is a Chartered Financial Analyst®, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®, and is Series 65 registered. He has previously held Series 7 and 24 securities licenses. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A from St. Olaf College.
Mr. Margolies serves as Director of Compliance. Mr. Margolies is responsible for developing and enhancing the compliance protocol across the Group. Mr. Margolies has over 20 years of compliance and supervisory experience, including leading the compliance team at a global life and annuity wealth management insurance company. Mr. Margolies earned a B.A. in Business from Stockton University.
Mr. Leonard serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Simplicity Wealth. He is responsible for implementing the compliance program and assisting financial professionals to meet their compliance obligations. He has been FINRA licensed since 2005 and began his supervisory career in 2007. Mr. Leonard earned a B.A. & B.S. from Boston University.
Plan For Your Future
There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money because each individual and couple has unique requirements, different tolerances for risk, and need their money at different times. Likewise, there is no one place to keep your money that fits everyone for exactly the same reasons. Your unique circumstances must be taken into consideration if you seek to find the “most favorable place” for your retirement money. This is where we can be of service.
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