Firm Bios

GalvinStephen R. Galvin

Stephen R. Galvin is an Investment Advisor Representative with Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. He began his career upon graduating The Ohio State University in 1982 as a registered representative with Cigna Individual Financial Services Co.  At Cigna, Stephen built a loyal client base of business owners and physicians and has been working with them and their families ever since. In 1997, Stephen was a co-founder of Aspen Management Group, Ltd., a financial planning firm in Ohio. There, he served as Chief Compliance Officer and continued to acquire and service clients. His communication skills have been the cornerstone to a career of long-lasting relationships that have led to this point.

Stephen continues to work with families on wealth management strategies. With a client base in several parts of the country including Arizona, Ohio and Florida, he continues  to concentrate on investment allocation models employing modern portfolio theory and retirement/distribution planning. He does extensive work with small closely held corporations on qualified plan design.  

Stephen and his family reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. His hobbies include traveling, golf, skiing, hiking and swimming.

 

Stephen L. Gaustad

Stephen L. Gaustad is an Investment Advisor Representative of Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. Prior to forming GGS, Stephen was an Investment Advisor for AeGIS Financial Group and FSC Securities Corporation. Previous to joining both firms in September 2008, he was a Chief Compliance Officer and Investment Advisor for Financial Network Investment Corporation and ING Financial Advisers in Phoenix, Arizona. Stephen earned his BA degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1979, after a successful academic and football career which was highlighted by winning the national championship in 1976. He entered the financial services industry in 1981 with Aetna Life Insurance and was named their Rookie of the Year. While working with Aetna, which later became ING, he received numerous company and industry awards. Stephen has extensive experience in working with high net worth individuals, including professionals and small business owners. His specialty is in asset management and generational transfer of wealth. Steve currently resides with his family in New York.
 

 

SteinMark P. Stein, CFP®
Principal


Mark Stein is a long time Chartered Life Underwriter , a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and Investment Advisor Representative.  Prior to the formation of Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC, Mr. Stein was President of AeGIS Financial Group, Inc. for 18 years. Highly respected on the national scale, and having been in the financial planning profession for more than 40 years, he custom builds, implements and monitors the personal financial plans of the firm’s high net worth clients with custom created portfolios. Highly sought-after as a speaker for numerous accounting and consumer groups, he has written articles on various financial topics. Mr. Stein is on the Arizona Family College Savings Program Oversight Committee (Arizona’s 529 Plan), is a past President of the Greater Phoenix Financial Planning Association and is renowned for hosting a financial planning radio program for 10 years. Mark Stein resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and hobbies include world travel, tennis, golf, and hiking.
 

 

Robert J. Krenn, CFA

Robert Krenn is Chief Investment Officer at Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. He began his career working with Northwestern University economics professor Robert J. Gordon, co-authoring a paper on the Great Depression featured in the February 2011 NBER Digest. Robert also worked as an equity analyst intern at Morningstar, Inc. before graduating summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 2009. He accepted a position as an equity analyst at Spot Trading, LLC, a proprietary equity options trading firm in Chicago, where he worked for three years analyzing securities and improving forecasting processes. During this time, Robert earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. To be closer to family, Robert and his wife, Jenn, moved to Phoenix in August 2012. He worked as a senior financial analyst at US Airways, Inc., analyzing aircraft purchase decisions and working on the merger with American Airlines.  Robert joined Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC, in October 2013 as Director of Portfolio Management. Robert and his family reside in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoys playing soccer, hockey, tennis and golf.
 

 

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Michael Bernstein, CFA

Michael Bernstein joined Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC, in 2015 as an Investment Analyst.  He is responsible for investment research and recommendations for portfolios managed by GGS. Prior to joining Galvin, Gaustad & Stein he worked for First Long Island Investors as an Assistant Vice President – Wealth Management.  During his time at First Long Island Investors Michael's primary responsibilities included investment research as well as equity and option trading.  He graduated magna cum laude from Bentley University in 2010.  Michael held internships at a fixed income hedge fund under Lee Munder Capital Group and on a municipal bond desk at Oppenheimer & Company.  Michael is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Phoenix.  Michael and his wife, Valentina, currently reside in Phoenix, Arizona.

 


 

 

William YurkovichWilliam Yurkovich, CFA, CIPM

William Yurkovich joined Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC in 2016 as an Investment Analyst focusing on portfolio management.   Prior to joining Galvin, Gaustad & Stein he worked as the Director of Operations for Snow Capital Management in Pittsburgh, PA.  His work experience also includes management positions with PNC Financial, Freddie Mac, Confluence Financial Technologies, and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.  During his career he has excelled at managing analytics, financial reporting, valuation of mortgage backed securities, derivative trading, and process improvement through use of business intelligence programming.  William is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Phoenix.  He graduated with a Masters in Finance from Robert Morris University and with a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.   William and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in early 2016 and have been enjoying their exploration of the southwest.


 

Eric SteinEric Stein, CFP®

Eric Stein is an Investment Advisor Representative and Client Service Specialist for Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. In early 2015, he began his career with Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas. As a Customer Service Representative, he was held responsible for assisting retail clients with trades, money movement and problem resolution. In early 2016, he moved back to Arizona and accepted a position within Fidelity Investments as a Financial Representative at the Scottsdale Investor Center. Eric then joined Galvin Gaustad & Stein LLC in May 2016. Eric is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and holds an Arizona Insurance license.

 

 

 

 


 

JordanJordan Galvin

Jordan Galvin is an Investment Advisor Representative and Client Service Specialist for Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. He began his career in 2011 at Charles Schwab & Co. as an Estate Services Specialist. In late 2012 he then accepted a position in a client service role at Diversified Investment Services in Orange County, CA. His primary duties were to assist clients with account related request and transactions. Jordan moved back to Arizona in March of 2015 and joined Galvin Gaustad & Stein, LLC. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Jessica Galvin, CFP®

Jessica graduated magna cum laude from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2012. She started her career at the Vanguard Group as a Service Specialist for high net worth clients. In 2016, she accepted a Financial Advisor position in Vanguard's Personal Advisor Services department. In this role she assisted clients with financial planning, portfolio construction and ongoing portfolio management. She joined Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC, in the summer of 2018. Jessica is a  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.TM

 

 

 

 

 


 

Leah Stein Herbert

Leah Stein Herbert

Leah Stein Herbert is a Client Support Specialist for Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC.  She was a teacher for eight years before joining the financial services industry. She earned a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a master's degree with distinction from Northern Arizona University.  She joined Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC, in the summer of 2017 and specializes in technology and client relations. Leah is a native of Arizona and currently resides with her husband and daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

 

 

 

 



 

Beth SearcyBeth Searcy

Beth Searcy is an Advisor Support Specialist for Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. Beth has provided support for Stephen Gaustad since May 2000, working with him at the following firms: Foothill Securities Inc, AeGIS Financial Group, FSC Securities Corporation, Financial Network Investment Corporation and ING Financial Advisers. Beth earned her B.S.B.A. in Finance from Northern Arizona University in 1999. She entered the financial services industry in 1999 with Aetna Financial Services as a Customer Service Representative.  Beth is a native of Arizona and currently resides with her husband and two boys in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

 

 

 


 

Kim JamiesonKim Jamieson

Kim Jamieson is the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operations Officer for Galvin, Gaustad & Stein, LLC. She brings to the firm more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry in operations and compliance with companies such as Lincoln Financial Advisors and AeGIS Financial Group, Inc.  She has provided compliance and client services support to Mark Stein and Stephen Galvin since 2004 and holds an Arizona insurance license. Kim is an Arizona native and currently resides in Phoenix with her husband and three dogs.