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Darren Sternberg

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
(213) 243-4463

Darren began his career in finance in 2004, and joined our team in 2007. He is a graduate of California State University - Northridge with a degree in Business/Marketing. Darren works closely with each area of our practice overseeing the implementation, maintenance and auditing of investment and risk management planning strategies for our clients.

Darren is Series 7 and 66 securities licensed, as well as California State Life and Health Insurance licensed.

Living in a beach community outside Los Angeles with his wife Liz, in his free time Darren enjoys relaxing at the beach, golfing, cooking, and traveling.

Kimberly Rietfors, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, CASL®

Director of Investment Services
(213) 243-7142

Kim started at Northwestern Mutual in 2003. With over 14 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, she oversees the operations department for our team. Kim also works closely with our clients assisting with portfolio rebalancing, distribution recommendations and a variety of other planning strategies.

Earning her Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Chapman University, Kim has also achieved her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designations/certifications in addition to California State Life and Health, as well as Series 6, 7 and 63 licensing.

Kim resides in Los Angeles with her husband Art. In their free time, they enjoy watching movies and playing tennis.

The Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) designation is conferred by The American College of Financial Services.

Jedd Lopez

Client Services Associate
(213) 243-7130

Yisha Wang

Operations Associate
(213) 243-7007




Michael A Waxberg, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®

Wealth Management Advisor


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