“In this ever-changing & complex landscape, business owners need to work with a team of prudent experts.”
Sawaf Financial and Dynamic Wealth Advisors (DWA)
Claudia Arnold-Sawaf, Plan Fiduciary Advisor
Claudia Arnold-Sawaf has been practicing wealth management since 2001 and has been advising plan sponsors since 2007. Her specialized expertise is focused on assisting plan sponsors with improved plan outcomes, greater satisfaction in the plan, and improved employee outcomes, such as retirement readiness.Read More
Her approach is hands-on and personalized and education is always designed around the needs and goals of plan participants and the plan sponsor. Claudia is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF®. The designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care.
The level of commitment and dedication she gives to her clients is extensive, and multifaceted. She brings proven solutions to her clients as well as a team of experts and resources.
DWA – Jim Cannon, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jim’s entire career has involved working with and for independent financial advisors to improve their businesses. He has a broad and deep understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities that exist in the competitive, yet exhilarating world of advisor independence.Read More
Jim’s strong suit is foreseeing the evolution for independent advisors and assembling those business components necessary for individual advisors to achieve highly productive and efficient businesses while having full control of their destiny.
Jim is a highly skilled and impactful executive with over 25 years of experience in managing and leading sales, service and operations of successful and growing advisory businesses. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, business development, relationship management, business combination/operational integration, and developing highly effective management teams and businesses. Jim served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Financial Advisors, Inc. (now known as Sagepoint Financial, Inc.), which under his leadership grew to the 6th largest independent RIA and broker dealer in the U.S. with over 3,000 financial advisors generating in excess of $400 million of revenues. His team led the design and development of several innovative programs to build advisor support services, including education, technology and an industry leading employee-advisor model created to provide an opportunities for financial advisors from wire houses and regional firms to enjoy true independence. He led and was also responsible for the design of the new advisory services business model which grew to service financial advisors overseeing in excess of $30 billion of U.S. based client assets.
DWA – Craig Morningstar, Chief Operations Officer
With industry experience at major firms, independent broker-dealers, turn-key asset management providers and RIAs, Craig is an exceptionally capable leader. His extensive experiences as a business owner, practice manager, and compliance and business consultant are invaluable to advisors.Read More
Craig began his financial industry career in 1987 as 401k educator. Securities and insurance licensed since 1991, he brings a broad range of experience to Dynamic Wealth Advisors, including previous roles as a financial planner, retail broker, institutional trader and trading manager, branch manager, RIA owner and operator, compliance and audit officer, and chief operating officer and president.
DWA – Francis Gillis, Retirement Plan Manager
In addition to his degrees in Finance and Economics, Fran is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™, Qualified Plan Financial Consultant and Professional Plan Consultant™ Fran has over 25 years of experience serving corporate plan sponsors and mid-to-high net worth investors.Read More
As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™, Fran is able to consult plans for ERISA compliance. As a Professional Plan Consultant™, Fran is able to provide clients with a process to show prudence in the management of their company retirement plan. Fran provides critical education and advice to advisors throughout the U.S. and participants, which makes him one of the most sought after retirement consultants and sets his service model apart from the typical consultant. Fran is accredited through Financial Service Standards, LLC, which formalized one of the most comprehensive 401k plan management programs available, dubbed the 401k Service Solution™ for Plan Sponsors. Fran is a Professional Plan Consultant™ accredited through Robert Morris University, giving sponsors access to the 401k Service Solution™ tools based on Fiduciary best practices. Fran is a Qualified Plan Financial Consultant with American Society of Pension Professionals. This ongoing training provides him technical knowledge and skills to solve Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries ERISA and DOL compliance issues daily.