Financial Advisor, Managing Director

Creating customized financial plans and managing investment portfolios for Bay Area families, entrepreneurs and retirees



Proactive, Specialized Financial Planning for a Secure Future

Our team supports big dreams and knows that there are many paths to success.

As fee-based planners, we ask impactful questions, truly listening to what our clients want and customizing every last detail.


  • Build a plan that works for you, particularly for creative tech workers who have questions about the equity they receive as compensation.
  • Create a proactive and forward-looking tax strategy to manage and lower your liabilities for years to come.
  • Empower you to make retirement decisions with confidence, and chart your tailored plan for future success.
  • Support and design a plan for women contemplating or entering the early stages of a divorce.


As an entrepreneur, you know there are many paths to success and no shortcuts for hard work. That’s why we build a plan for your specific financial needs and manage your investments accordingly.


We don’t just help you plan for your current financial needs—we help you provide for your family’s future, too. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources you need to make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.


We believe in making a positive impact in the communities where we live, work and play. We specialize in crafting innovative charitable giving strategies that maximize impact, tax advantages and philanthropic goals, empowering clients to make a meaningful difference in their communities.


Financial Advisor, Managing Director

Kristin is a long-time resident of the Bay Area and has helped hundreds of clients achieve the financial futures they dreamed of. As an experienced financial planner, Kristin speaks the complex language of equity compensation, charitable giving and tax liabilities. She’s devoted to her client base of families and individuals in their 30s, 40s and 50s, knowing that the decisions they make now will have a deep impact on the future they want. 

As a fee-based planner, Kristin knows the importance of persistence when life gets complicated. That’s why a portion of her practice is dedicated to helping individuals prepare for, and overcome, the financial and emotional obstacles that stand between them and the future they deserve.

#71 out of 1,991


How Long Will We See a Yield On Cash?!

by | Jun 6, 2024 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

Our economy has certainly been through the wringer these past few years thanks to the onset of COVID-19 coupled with geopolitical upsets, supply chain issues, and other...

Why Is California Experiencing an Insurance Crisis (And How Will it Affect Other States)?

by | May 6, 2024 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

Have you recently been told by your home or auto insurer that premiums are increasing? If so, you’re certainly not alone. In fact, Californians are experiencing what...

Not Sure How to Talk to Your Kids About Money? 4 Tips for Getting Started

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be great if financial literacy was taught in grade school alongside history and science? Unfortunately, that’s not the case—which means it’s up to us...

2024 Tax Organizer Checklist for Self-Employed Business Owners

by | Mar 8, 2024 | Blog,Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

With April 15 fast approaching, now’s the time to gather up all those tax documents that have been accumulating on your desk and prepare to file. But as a self-employed...

Is It Time to Hit ‘Unsubscribe’? How to Grow Your Savings, Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

In my opinion, few things are more frustrating than discovering someone’s stolen your credit card number. Yet, that’s where I found myself just a few months ago, as I...

New Year, New Limits: Optimizing Your Retirement Savings in 2024

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

The start of a new year often brings fresh perspectives and a renewed focus on personal goals, particularly when it comes to financial well-being. For retirement-minded...

Optimizing Charitable Giving and Taxes Over Your Lifetime: Exploring Strategies Beyond Donor-Advised Funds

by | Dec 5, 2023 | Kristin Barlow | 0 Comments

Of all the strategies available to investors, charitable giving is pretty unique. How else can you make a meaningful impact and support causes that mean a lot to you...


Kristin Bartlow, CFP®

Financial Advisor, Managing Director

Kevin Rinow, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Brett Agnew, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Amanda Pasquale

Investment Operations Manager

Adrienne Conrad

Executive Assitant

Ryan Simpson

Operations Associate

Karen Samuels

Investment Operations Manager

Cody Capobianco

Investment Analyst

Mark Lebida, CFA®

Managing Director, Investments

Jason Sangekar, CFA®

Managing Director, Capital Markets

Your Financial Future Should Be Clear, Not Confusing

When life takes a twist or turn, a sound financial plan can be the guide that gets you back on track. Whether you’re preparing for an IPO, wondering how to manage your equity compensation, trying to lower your tax bills or facing a divorce, we’re here to help you regain control of your future.

We speak the complex language of technology and the Bay Area, with all of its VCs and IPOs. We know how to lower tax liabilities tomorrow, and years from tomorrow. For women facing the prospect of a divorce, we have the experience it takes to help you emerge on the other side, with a plan in place.

My team and I are ready to help you build the future you deserve.