Carolyn  Kelly,  CFP<sup>&reg;</sup> - Financial Advisor

Carolyn Kelly, CFP®

Lead Financial Advisor

203 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Suite 550
Redwood City, CA 94065

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 692
San Francisco, CA 94104


Carolyn Kelly is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and member of the Financial Planning Association. Serving clients at in Redwood City, CA and the surrounding communities.

Financial Advisor Experience

Carolyn’s impeccable attention to detail, genuine curiosity, and positive nature have come to define her approach to financial planning and client service. No matter what their goals may be, Carolyn is ready to help answer the tough questions for her clients and is committed to providing clarity and confidence around their most important financial decisions. Although she is a fan of horror on the big screen, Carolyn excels at quelling the fears of her clients in real life. “Retirement is a big life change, and we all want to know exactly where our sources of income will be now that our employment income stream has stopped,” she says. “Illustrating this for clients provides a tremendous sense of comfort because you know what the trade-offs will be.” Carolyn joined our team as an Associate Advisor in 2013 and subsequently earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification on her way to becoming Lead Financial Advisor. She previously worked as a Sales Assistant and Client Operations Manager for the Private Client Services Division of DZH Phillips LLP, a regional CPA firm. Carolyn works collaboratively with estate, insurance, and tax professionals to help create effective financial plans. She loves helping clients organize their financial lives, working with individuals and families who may be too busy with their own personal and professional lives to focus on this. Carolyn graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has used this degree to gain a better understanding of investor attitudes and behaviors, helping clients navigate their own roadblocks and keeping them on the pathway towards their goals. A Bay Area native, Carolyn loves spending time with her extended family in Santa Rosa, Texas, and Nashville. She also enjoys taking advantage of the local scenery, parks, and trails, finding creative art projects, and continuing her search for the perfect enchilada! Please click here for complete definitions of our professional designations.

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Financial Advisor's Specialties

Comprehensive Financial Planning, Charitable & Planned Giving, Asset Allocation, Investment Management, Getting Divorced, Mutual Funds, Identity Theft, Insurance, Life Planning, Retirement, Stocks & Bonds, Sudden Wealth, Men's Finances, Nontraditional Households, Women's Finances


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