West Coast
Richard Carr, CIMA
  • Regional Business Consultant
  • Direct: 815-735-5026
  • rcarr@flexibleplan.com
  • Territories: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Years in industry: 16+
Education: Studied business marketing at the Joliet Junior College

Richard started his career on the same side of the table as his clients, working with Merrill Lynch and Raymond James before deepening his experience in asset management with Deutsche Bank in Chicago. Richard has been an investment partner to financial advisers on the West Coast since 2010.

Richard specializes in exchange-traded funds, separately managed accounts, mutual funds, and turnkey asset managers. He provides over 16 years of industry and product knowledge to help advisers grow their business and effectively guide their clients in a fast-moving market.

Richard lives in Venice Beach, California, with his fiancée, Katy, and their dog, Doug.


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