KASHIF A. AHMED
Kashif A. Ahmed, MBA, MSF, CFP® CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, is the founder and President of American Private Wealth®. Although he was born in Pakistan, he spent his formative years in the multi-cultural environment of Kuwait before escaping the brutal Iraqi occupation. He can be regarded as truly a citizen of the world, having traveled to dozens of countries in his life. A highly sophisticated individual, “Kash” also comes from a robust background in business and finance.
His career has spanned over two decades and has taken him global, consulting with top multinational corporations like Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank Global Relationship Banking, Fleet Bank, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Iron Mountain, as well as organizations like The World Bank and the Government of Uzbekistan. Standing out among his many achievements is the pioneering of the design and development of a fully automated, web-based, multi-currency supply chain risk management system
Prior to founding American Private Wealth®, Kash enjoyed a very successful career as a Financial Advisor affiliated with a Wall Street-based financial services firm. He was a member of the elite Million Dollar Club*. His greatest recognition remains the gratitude of the families and businesses he has helped by presiding over their financial affairs with honesty and integrity. It is because of this that Kash has garnered not only life-long clients, but life-long relationships with others.
When his schedule permits, Kash teaches as a Professor of Finance and Investments at the graduate level both in the United States and overseas. He has “given back knowledge” as a professor since 1999. Volunteer work with various non-profits in the United States and abroad has also always been a big part of Kash’s life, and he continues to contribute to several community-based initiatives in his spare time.
Kashif is married; his wife is a renowned Senior Economist and together they have four beautiful daughters. In his free time Kash enjoys cooking and entertaining his family and friends, along with watching movies and maintaining his cars. *Determined by First Investors’ internal points system, based on production. Inducted in 2005.
RUSSELL S. SWINTON
Russell is a Wealth Manager at American Private Wealth, where he helps people architect their financial futures. His interest in personal finance developed after college where Russell leveraged his experience solving physics problems to addressing how to manage his personal finances and investments. Ultimately this led him into doing the same for others.
At American Private Wealth, Russell creates Bespoke Wealth Solutions™ for his clients so they can live with confidence in their finances. If you want to continue the conversation with Russell, please email him.
Agnes has over 5 years of financial experience starting as bank teller and eventually moving into investment operations at LPL. Agnes has been at LPL over 3 years in various service centers. She has been in customer service for over 10 years and thrives on leaving clients with a positive attitude while solving their issues or concerns.
Agnes is a native of Columbia, SC. She went to college at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. There, she received a Bachelor’s in Mathematics while minoring in Business Administration. Outside of work, Agnes is a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. She also enjoys reading, going to a Charlotte Hornets game and playing with her dog, Russ. Her motto in life is “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Lessa brings with her nearly two decades of client and account servicing experience within the industries of marketing design, engineering, and law firm offices. She has previously worked with other financial firms starting in 2015, in supporting multiple-advisor teams and other staff in all manners of new business accounts and client service requests in wealth management.
Lessa is a native of Charlotte, NC, and continues playing chauffeur to her two active young boys. She enjoys cooking, tai-chi, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows when time allows.”
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