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  • CFP® Certification Matters

    There is an abundance of important looking initials and letters after many financial advisor’s names. With over 200 advisor designations noted on the FINRA website, you might be asking yourself why you should care if your advisor is a PFS™, ChFC®, CLU®, CPWA®, AIF®, CSA®, BFA™, CPWA® or anything else in this arena?

    Many of these titles in what we refer to as the “alphabet soup of advice” are relatively unknown to the majority of the financial advisor community and the investing public. Each professional designation in the financial industry differs in terms of knowledge, experience, and course of study. Most designations are not accredited and more than a few have little to do with financial planning advice or investment management. 

    Most people think all financial planners are “Certified” but this is not true. Only those who have fulfilled the national comprehensive exam and ongoing renewal requirements of CFP® Board can display the CFP® marks, which represent a high level of ethics, education, competency and work experience. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners are required to put your interests above their own while providing their services as a fiduciary. There are only 87,000 CFP® professionals practicing in the nation (cfp.net).

    Financial planning is a dynamic process. Your financial goals may evolve over the years due to shifts in your lifestyle or circumstances such as an inheritance, career change, marriage, house purchase or a growing family. As you begin to consider how best to manage your financial future, you should feel confident knowing that with a CFP® professional, you’re working with someone committed to providing the highest standard of financial planning.

    Read more at the CFP Board site.

    Jon Ulin®, CFP: Planner Search Profile 

Meet Your Financial Management Team

  • Jon W. Ulin, CFP®

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Managing Principal

    Jon W. Ulin, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, is the founder and Managing Principal of Ulin & Co. Wealth Management. Jon graduated Cum Laude with a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Temple University to then work in...

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    Jon W. Ulin, CFP®

    CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Managing Principal


    Jon W. Ulin, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, is the founder and Managing Principal of Ulin & Co. Wealth Management. Jon graduated Cum Laude with a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Temple University to then work in Public Accounting in Philadelphia. After establishing our firm in 2002 in Boca Raton through a national Broker-Dealer, Jon transitioned Ulin & Co. to the independent Hybrid-RIA channel in 2009 as an affiliate of Independent Financial Partners.

    As an advocate for financial wellness and education, Jon is a sought-after speaker for both community and corporate events and is often quoted by national news and media outlets. He has worked over the years with many Fortune 500 regional high-tech locations as well as with businesses and municipalities to provide turn-key benefits, retirement, investment and personal finance workshops as part of our Work-site Financial-Ed (WFE) services.

    Jon works primarily as a ‘fee-based’ investment advisor and is responsible for all aspects of our clients’ financial planning and portfolio management services.

    Growing up in Philadelphia and putting himself through college, the American values of hard work, loyalty and integrity were ingrained in Jon from an early age. Ulin & Co. is rooted in these values by striving to provide exceptional service and advice at every step. Jon has helped guide many boomer and retired clients and their families through bull and bear markets as well as through major life events to help them pursue their financial goals and independence with confidence.

    Jon leads a very active and healthy lifestyle and enjoys golf, running and circuit training. He resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife, Erin, daughter Skylar and Benjamin, their Boston Terrier.

    Professional Associations and affiliations

    -CFP® Professional: Active Status
    -Financial Planning Association – Planner Search (FPA)
    -Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County (HRPBC)
    -Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    -Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS)
    -Temple Alumni Association (TU)
    -IBM South Florida Alumni Association

    *Securities registrations: Series 7 & Series 66 held through IFP Securities, LLC
    *Life & Health Insurance Licensed

    How Jon Benefits You

    Jon provides strategic direction for the firm and is the public face of Ulin & Co. Wealth Management. He is responsible for all aspects of our clients’ portfolio management and financial planning services. As a business owner and entrepreneur, Jon is committed to innovation, market research, cutting edge technology, ongoing learning and creating life-long client relationships.

    Community & News

    Mr. Ulin creates and runs educational events through our Worksite Financial Ed programs, publishes a weekly newsletter “Gain A Wealth of Insight®” and produced the Mastering Your Wealth® morning radio show. Jon is frequently interviewed by national news outlets and has been quoted by CNBC, US News & World Report, Investment News, NY Post, Money, Time, Bloomberg, USA Today, MarketWatch, Barrons, The Street, Washington Post, MSN and the Wall Street Journal. Visit our media center.

  • Jakub Novak

    Manager, Client Services, IFP   

    With more than 7 years of progressive experience supporting financial investment operations and client servicing areas, we are delighted to have Jakub assist with our dedicated support to clients. He has a BA in Finance...

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    Jakub Novak

    Manager, Client Services, IFP   


    With more than 7 years of progressive experience supporting financial investment operations and client servicing areas, we are delighted to have Jakub assist with our dedicated support to clients. He has a BA in Finance from the University of Florida.

    Jakub’s responsibilities include managing Independent Financial Partners client services team, while working directly with our firm’s clients, advisors and broker-dealer custodians to help facilitate our work at all levels in a transparent and effective manner.

     *Mr. Novak is an employee of Independent Financial Partners & not affiliated with Ulin & Co Wealth Management.

  • Joyce Robinson

    Branch Operations

    Joyce brings 25+ years of experience in administration, operations, finance, management and customer service skills to Ulin & Co. She has worked several jobs from Mahoney Cohen Accounting and Champion Computer (IBM...

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    Joyce Robinson

    Branch Operations


    Joyce brings 25+ years of experience in administration, operations, finance, management and customer service skills to Ulin & Co. She has worked several jobs from Mahoney Cohen Accounting and Champion Computer (IBM affiliate) to coordinating operations, payroll and HR for companies with 100+ employees.

    Joyce’s responsibilities include managing branch bookkeeping, reconciliations, payroll and other operational responsibilities.

     

  • Aaron Gillman, CFP®, CFA

    Chief Investment Officer

    Aaron serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Independent Financial Partners and is President of IFP Wealth Management. As the head of the IFP Investment Advisory Committee, Aaron leads the IFP research team in...

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    Aaron Gillman, CFP®, CFA

    Chief Investment Officer


    Aaron serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Independent Financial Partners and is President of IFP Wealth Management. As the head of the IFP Investment Advisory Committee, Aaron leads the IFP research team in conducting ongoing analytical economic, market and investment research and due diligence, along with providing sophisticated portfolio construction and management resources for financial advisors and their clients. Aaron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. *Not an employee of Ulin & Co. Wealth Management

     

  • William Hamm, CFP®, CFA, CLU

    CEO of IFP

    Bill is CEO and founder of Independent Financial Partners (IFP). Bill began his career in financial planning in 1983 with the CIGNA Corporation. He grew his private practice for almost 20 years when, in 2000, he had the...

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    William Hamm, CFP®, CFA, CLU

    CEO of IFP


    Bill is CEO and founder of Independent Financial Partners (IFP). Bill began his career in financial planning in 1983 with the CIGNA Corporation. He grew his private practice for almost 20 years when, in 2000, he had the opportunity to acquire an OSJ group of 10 advisors operating on the hybrid RIA platform within what was formerly known as Mutual Services Corporation.

    Growing from 10 advisors in 2000 to over 500 nationwide by 2018, what has most significantly contributed to this growth is Bill’s philosophy that the advisor comes first, and you can see this focus weaved into the entire fabric of the IFP value proposition.

    Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Florida (UF) and earned his master’s in Financial Services from the American College in Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Florida. *Not an employee of Ulin & Co. Wealth Management

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