In 1996, Jim founded Jim Sloan & Associates, a comprehensive wealth management firm located in the Houston community of West University. Jim is an Investment Advisor Representative of Global Financial Private Capital, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. This relationship allows Jim Sloan & Associates to bring institutional-level experience, practices and pricing to individual families. Jim holds a Series 65 license and a Texas insurance license.
Jim has authored four financial books aimed at helping investors become financially informed and publishes a quarterly newsletter and consumer whitepapers. He also conducts private and public speaking engagements, discussing the ever-changing economic and financial landscape, as well as the opportunities that it presents.
Jim has been featured in local and national media for his perspective on financial topics pertaining to baby boomers and retirees, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, MarketWatch, Fox 26, Houston Business Journal, The Denver Post, Portland Press Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Investment News and others.
Jim is compelled to teach people from all walks of life how to make informed financial decisions. He is an instructor of a retirement planning course taught at Houston Community College – Central Campus. He also designed and teaches a continuing education class to CPAs each year to inform them of advanced IRA distribution planning. He hopes this will encourage financial professionals to work together toward the best interests of their clients. Jim also works with companies to bring financial education into the workplace and help employees become financially informed.
Jim and his wife, Lorri, believe in the name of Jesus Christ, travel often, play golf together, and support multiple charities and the underprivileged in our community.
Joining Jim Sloan & Associates in 2015, Candice focuses on assisting individuals in the initial phases of becoming a client. She is responsible for establishing new accounts and administration of new and existing clients. Candice handles account transfers, withdrawals, required distributions and beneficiary changes. Candice also provides operational support.
Candice resides in Manvel, Texas, with her husband, Ryan, and their multiple pit-bull children.
Lorri joined Jim Sloan & Associates in 2002. Lorri’s primary responsibilities are greeting visitors, answering phones and assist clients and the team as needed. Providing a welcoming atmosphere to those who visit Jim Sloan & Associates is Lorri’s main objective.
Lorri resides in Pearland, Texas with her husband Jim. They enjoy traveling often, playing golf together and supporting various charitable organizations and the underprivileged in the community.
Jim Sloan & Associates has a relationship with Global Financial Private Capital, LLC an SEC Registered Investment Advisor in Sarasota, Florida. This relationship allows Jim Sloan & Associates to bring institutional level practices, pricing and experience to individual families. We have access to their in-depth research, institutional-level money managers, financial planning team and back-office administration. Below are some of the key people at Global that help our firm provide these services and experience to our clients.
With 40 years investment experience, Christian Bertelsen joined Global Financial Private Capital as a portfolio manager and managing director in 2004. Prior to joining Global Financial Private Capital, Chris was director of the value equity group for Phoenix Investment Counsel. He previously served as chief investment officer at Dreman Value Advisors and portfolio manager of the Kemper-Dreman Contrarian and Small Cap Value Funds. He also served as senior vice president with Eagle Asset Management and the head of the equity investment department at Colonial Advisory Services, Inc., as well as senior vice president & manager of The Colonial Fund. In addition, Chris held positions with Batterymarch Financial Management, and State Street Bank & Trust Company.
In his position at Global Financial Private Capital, Chris is responsible for the development and performance of all investment strategies. Chris holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. in economics and history from Boston University. He is a former member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Chris is the chief investment officer of Aviance Capital Management, LLC, an affiliated Registered Investment Adviser.
As chief strategist, Mike Sorrentino supports the development and implementation of investment strategies for our clients. He works closely with the CIO to determine the target allocations to various investment vehicles and sectors given the direction of the global economy and market activity.
Prior to joining Global Financial Private Capital, Mike was a vice president at Barclays Capital working on a wide range of investment strategies. Prior to Barclays, he worked at Sanford C. Bernstein with responsibility for a number of research areas. He also has an extensive background in management consulting and is regarded as an expert in software implementation and strategy.
Mike received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and his B.E. in electrical engineering and mathematics from Vanderbilt University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and carries his Series 7, 65 and 63 licenses.
As president, he is responsible for leading the company's strategy, financial planning operations and business units, and working closely with the CEO to direct the vision of the company. He is co-founder of Global Financial Private Capital, LLC and GF Investment Services, LLC.
In 1989, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in actuarial science from the University of Florida. Immediately after receiving his bachelor’s degree, he began his career with a large financial services firm, but soon realized the many limitations of being a single line financial advisor. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP).
Throughout his career, Geoffrey has achieved a high level of recognition. On June 18, 2001, Geoffrey achieved national recognition as “Best Practice” by the Journal of Financial Planning, the official publication of the Financial Planning Association.
In 2013, after nine years as a board member, he was named chairman of the board of the Ear Research Foundation. He is also a partner with the Economic Development Corporation for Sarasota County and was a featured financial professional in the 2008-2009 Community Profile created for the Gulf Coast by the EDC. In addition, Geoffrey’s participation in the EDC extends to include his membership in the Financial Services Cluster Board – promoting and strengthening collaborative and educational resources for businesses and individuals.
Geoffrey is a native Floridian residing in Lakewood Ranch with his wife and three children. He enjoys tennis, golf, snow skiing, reading, and mountain and road biking.
1The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
2Promoting the highest ethical standards and offering a range of educational opportunities on line and around the world, the CFA Institute is the global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations. Professionals earning these designations adhere to codes of ethics, compliance procedures, and ongoing education requirements in addition to the strict requirements of the SEC and FINRA.
As director of the Financial Planning Department for Global Financial Private Capital, Brian Timm is responsible for all financial planning related operations.
Brian first joined Global Financial Private Capital as a financial planning associate in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he graduated with a BSBA in economics.
Andrew Barnett has played a key role in building the Global Financial team for more than 12 years. As one of the firm’s Certified Financial Planning Professionals ™, he has contributed to the development of our Financial Planning Department. In addition, he is a contributing member of Global Financial’s Investment Committee. He currently provides coaching and advisory services to a select group of families in Southwest Florida and throughout the country.
Prior to joining the company, he developed his focus as an institutional fixed-income portfolio manager and senior managing director in the insurance industry. Andrew has successfully managed over $2 billion of assets during his career, including many high-profile U.S. and international public and private pension plans. In addition, he has managed several highly rated mutual funds both onshore and abroad
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in finance and international economics, from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in English literature and computer science from Washington University.
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