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Junette McCarthy, CFP&#174;<br />Wealth Manager and&#160;CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER&#8482;

Junette McCarthy, CFP®
Wealth Manager and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Junette has devoted her career to attending to the needs of her clients and incorporates sophisticated, state-of-the art technology to ensure that her clients and their financial needs are properly cared for. 

Formerly a “rocket scientist” with a background in engineering and space satellite design, Junette found that her passion was in personal finance. Today she uses her technical skills combined with her passion to serve others to create long-term investment and planning strategies that empower clients to help achieve their financial goals. Junette finds it gratifying to help her clients find clarity and confidence in making educated financial and life decisions. 

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Peter Rivas, CFP&#174;, AAMS&#174;<br />Wealth Manager and&#160;CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER&#8482;

Peter Rivas, CFP®, AAMS®
Wealth Manager and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Peter is a native Californian, born and raised in Orange County. His career has been a consistent demonstration of service to others while utilizing his unique skill set to understand what really matters to people and help them achieve a life worth living.

Peter began his career in the United States Air Force, before moving on to working with the Department of Defense where he led Integrated Program Teams in the acquisition of complex multi-billion-dollar military weapon systems. After 9/11, he was deployed twice to Iraq as part of his work for the Department of Defense.  In recognition of his service and contributions overseas, Peter received the Global War on Terrorism service medal, one of his proudest achievements.  After nearly 15 years of service to the nation, Peter left the DoD choosing to pursue his childhood dream of personal finance and wealth management. His passion for working with people and finance has led him to devote his life to helping families create, protect and pass on wealth for future generations and worthy causes.

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Jeorjia Chen<br />Relationship Manager

JEORJIA CHEN
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Jeorjia (pronounced: jor-juh, like the state!) joined the McCarthy Wealth Management team in 2020 as a Relationship Manager. She works closely with Junette McCarthy, CFP® on investments and financial planning.    

With over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jeorjia knows what truly makes a financial strategy come to fruition – and it's not the portfolio value.  It's how well you connect with the people you are trying to help and understanding their personal needs – financial or otherwise. She is passionate about educating clients on their options and guiding them to reach their future goals, always giving careful attention to the client’s best interest.  Her past experiences with Raymond James Financial Services and LPL Financial have enabled her to communicate complex financial concepts clearly.

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Jeorjia Chen<br />Relationship Manager

ERIN WILKINSON
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Erin Wilkinson joined McCarthy Wealth Management in 2016.  Beginning as an office assistant, she was the first point of contact for clients. Since then, she has earned her Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses and now serves as Operations Manager. In this capacity, she diligently assists clients with all manner of account related administration, including account establishment, transfers and funding, and ongoing account maintenance and integrity.  Erin is very detail-oriented and enhances our clients’ experience by ensuring that their needs are met.  Internally, Erin oversees the overall functionality of the office by managing corporate finances, handling payroll and benefits administration, and ensuring the advisors have the resources they need.

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Jeorjia Chen<br />Relationship Manager

NICHOLAS HURDLE
Client Services Associate

Nicholas Hurdle has been with the McCarthy Wealth Management team since 2019. He is one of the first points of contact in the office for our clients. He assists with client services and administrative tasks.

Nicholas is an alumni of California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Business Economics. He currently holds the FINRA Series 7 license and is completing his studies to obtain the Series 66 license.

Nicholas was born and raised in Santa Maria, a town located on the Central Coast of California. He relocated to Southern California in 2017 to complete his studies. 

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