Bruce is the founding partner of VLP Financial Advisors, he has been active in the profession for over 30 years and has built VLP Financial Advisors from a one man operation into the multiple planner practice it is today.
Bruce believes that his job as an advisor is to educate and inform his clients so that they have all the information they need to make smart decisions about their finances. One of Bruce’s passions is retirement income planning which he believes is just as important as investment and asset allocation choices before retirement.
Bruce also works with several local foundations helping them manage their assets and strategically plan for their continuing legacy. He also advises small businesses helping them develop and monitor their business retirement and succession plans.
Bruce’s professional credentials:
- Certified Financial Planner™
- Accredited Investment Fiduciary™
- Registered Principal
- Regional Director with our affiliated broker/dealer Cetera Advisor Networks LLC
- Licensed for Life, Disability and Health Insurance
Getting to Know Bruce___________________________________________________________
A longtime resident of Northern Virginia, Bruce lives close to our office in Vienna with his wife, Patti, and their dog, Molly. Bruce and Patti have three daughters, Kaitlyn, Erin, and Caroline who live locally and join them for dinner often. Bruce enjoys traveling and has recently visited Scotland, France and Italy.
If Bruce could meet anyone past or present it would be: George Patton
Place Bruce would most like to visit: New Zealand’s south island
Favorite Book: Any book written by Nelson DeMille
Favorite Movie:Good Will Hunting
Favorite Food: Fresh sushi
Favorite Quote:“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today” – James Dean
Favorite Holiday:Thanksgiving - Especially all the homemade pies!
Hidden Talent: Training dogs
What Motivates Bruce: Helping people meet their goals in life.
Something on Bruce’s bucket list: Live in Italy for a month
Bruce’s Biggest Accomplishment: Raising 3 beautiful, talented and caring daughters