MARK NEWFIELD AND ANGELA LESSOR

Financial Advisors and CFP® Professionals

Collaborative financial planning and business guidance for entrepreneurs and executives local to the Richmond area and across the United States

RICHMOND, VA

HOW WE HELP

Listening, Planning, Investing and Achieving Your Life Goals

Your life and financial goals are our guiding principles.

Doing the right thing is its own reward. We want to help you achieve your goals, using your unique and self-defined version of success.

TOGETHER WE WILL

  • Collaboratively develop a financial plan that reflects and supports your goals, based upon a thorough understanding of what drives you.
  • Guide your retirement funding and withdrawals, with a special focus on minimizing taxes and maximizing income.
  • Serve as your business sounding board, whether you’re starting a new business, honing your operations or planning your exit.
  • Ensure that your children, grandchildren and philanthropic vision are cared for and well-positioned for a rewarding future.

FINANCIAL
LIFE PLAN

We ask a lot of questions about where you are and where you want to be. Then we lay out a plan to get there and reassess it as often as needed.

INVESTMENT
EXPERTISE

Our comprehensive investment management strategies balance risk and reward, while staying aligned with your financial goals.

A PROVEN
TRACK RECORD

With over 50+ years of experience and certifications that include two CFPs and a CDFA, we’re well positioned to help you reach your potential.

ABOUT MARK

Financial Advisor, Managing Director

Mark knows the importance of aligning life goals, financial goals and one’s own unit of measurement when it comes to defining success. He advocates a collaborative approach to wealth management, basing his advice on scientifically-derived behavioral finance principles and a thorough financial examination of every client.

All families, their financial situations and the conditions within the market and economy are different. That’s why Mark avoids prescriptive solutions in favor of tailored, comprehensive financial plans. Whether that means building you a financial strategy to reduce tax liabilities or coming up with a plan to successfully leverage your professional skills and capitalize on a new career opportunity, Mark and his team want to help you achieve life returns, as well as financial ones.

ABOUT ANGELA

Financial Advisor

After taking a break from the corporate world for 7 years to be a stay-at-home mom, Angela began her career in financial services when she joined Mark’s team in 2007. She enjoys providing guidance to families to help ensure their overall financial success and well-being. Angela takes pride in cultivating strong client relationships through superior servicing.

As a wealth advisor, Angela believes in a holistic approach to financial planning. She is responsible for investment strategies and implementation. She understands that there is no cookie-cutter solution that applies to everyone. Each family needs recommendations that are specific to their personal needs and goals.

RESOURCES

Trading’s Toll on Mental Health: The Importance of Discipline and Consistency

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

Believe it or not, few forces are more powerful in the trading world than an investor’s mindset. Watching your portfolio shift up and down regularly is challenging, and...

Why Falling Short of Expectations Can Still Be a Success: Lessons from a $52 Million Ferrari Sale

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

A 1962 Ferrari 330 LM, owned by Ferrari’s factory team and boasting a Nürburgring class win, was expected to fetch $60 million. But when the auction hammer...

The Science of Successful Investing: Understanding Biases for Better Portfolio Decisions

by | Dec 18, 2023 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

When it comes to managing money, nobody’s perfect. Your relationship with money is molded by the events happening around you — how your parents handled money, financial...

How to Assess Your Financial Future in an Uncertain Economy

by | Nov 14, 2023 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

When things start shifting — high inflation, geopolitical conflict, unemployment, etc. — chatter about market volatility and economic downturn tends to intensify. But...

The Tech Executive’s Guide to Tax-Efficient Investing in Volatile Markets

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

Markets rarely stay steady for long, so it’s important for investors—especially executives at technology firms—to know how to position themselves when it seems like...

The Uncertainty of It All

by | Jun 28, 2023 | Mark Newfield | 0 Comments

Musings on financial and historical uncertainty, with ideas about “Life In the Air Age” Click here to read the full article....

What is the pink tax

The Pink Tax

by | Mar 13, 2023 | Blog,Business | 0 Comments

Have you ever been to the pharmacy to buy something as small as razors and noticed that razors in the pink packages next to all the fruity-scented shaving cream cost a...

2023 Tax and Retirement Plan Contribution Changes

2023 Tax and Retirement Plan Contribution Changes

by | Feb 17, 2023 | Blog,Business | 0 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced a 7.1% adjustment for tax brackets in 2023, one of the highest adjustments we’ve seen in decades, meaning that...

Secure act 2.0

What Does the Secure Act 2.0 Mean For You?

by | Jan 17, 2023 | Blog,Business | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of talk about the Secure Act 2.0 and how it will affect retirement planning. But what does it mean for you? Here’s a quick overview of the key...

MEET THE TEAM

Mark Newfield, CFP® and RICP®

Managing Director, Financial Advisor

Angela Lessor, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Melissa Clark

Director of Planning

Danielle Handshaw

Manager of Client Service

Amanda Pasquale

Investment Operations Manager

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

We Address the Entirety of Your Financial Life

We believe that financial goals and life goals are mutually supportive and that quality strategies are built on asking quality questions. We’ve built our reputation on digging deeply into who you are and what you want, so that you get the financial guidance that prioritizes what’s important to you as an individual, spouse, business leader and family member. 

If you’re a business leader or aspiring executive, our team has the resources to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re starting a business, fine-tuning your operations, planning your next move or ready for an exit, we specialize in managing the unique challenges and unlocking the tantalizing rewards of business ownership. 

We’re here to help you create your ideal lifestyle and achieve success, on your terms.