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Chief Executive Officer, Partner
Jeff Sarti
Jeff Sarti
Jeff Sarti

Chief Executive Officer, Partner

(818) 591-6217

Years of Experience

22

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Biology, Stanford University

M.B.A., Anderson School of Management, UCLA

CFA®, MBA

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

For me, a “wealthy life” comes down to spending time with the ones I love and appreciating the little moments. I love nothing more than spending time with my wife and three kids, whether it’s a beach vacation, making dinner together, or just watching a movie with them on a Saturday night. It also means being intellectually engaged and being afforded opportunities to learn something new on a regular basis.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I feel so lucky to be at a place in my career where the work that I do is engaging on so many levels. First of all, the responsibility we have to protect our clients’ nest eggs while helping them accomplish their lifelong goals is humbling and inspires me to always push myself toward the “pursuit of being better.” Secondly, our industry affords endless opportunities to learn something new, as investments and financial planning opportunities are always changing. Finally, I love the camaraderie and collaboration with my teammates. The energy in our hallways is fun and invigorating!

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I actually have two fun facts: My wife and I foster kittens—the max number we had at one time was over 20! And I can say the alphabet backwards more easily than forwards.

Chief Investment Officer, Partner
Meghan Pinchuk
Meghan  Pinchuk
Meghan Pinchuk

Chief Investment Officer, Partner

(818) 591 6211

Years of Experience

16

Education and Credentials

B.A. in English, summa cum laude, UCLA

CFA®, CFP®

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

Wealth for me is measured in enjoyment. I am happiest when I’m spending time with my family and friends, whether that’s tickle-tackling my two little kids, fencing epee with my husband, or laughing over good food (preferably sushi) and wine with friends. I also enjoy quiet time to read a book (probably a Jane Austen novel) or learn about something new.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I love that we have created an environment that encourages constant learning and engagement. We approach everything, whether that’s investments, financial planning, or team dynamics, with an open mind and a drive to be better. This allows us to truly serve our clients’ best interest, even if doing so veers from more traditional paths taken by others in our industry. Our approach not only satisfies my own personal curiosity, but has also attracted a group of individuals with similar energy and passion with whom I am excited and grateful to work.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I met my husband on the fencing team when I was a freshman at UCLA. Over the years, I was his assistant coach and we now have our own fencing club: Ace Fencing Academy in Agoura Hills.

Chief Operating Officer, Partner
Stacey McKinnon
Stacey McKinnon
Stacey McKinnon

Chief Operating Officer, Partner

(818) 591 6206

Years of Experience

7

Education and Credentials

B.A. in Business Economics, UCSB

B.A. in Religious Studies, UCSB

CFP®, Series 65

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

For many people, wealth can be intimidating. It is difficult to make decisions about how to save, spend, and set goals. But what I have learned over my years in financial services is that it doesn’t have to be. Wealth is more than a number and my perspective on wealth has to be combined with values and a mindset shift to truly achieve my goals. I value time with family and friends, usually over a farm-to-table meal with craft cocktails or an outdoor adventure. This is what a “wealthy life” looks like for me—more time with the people I love.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I love to create environments where people can thrive—whether that results in our clients getting the most life out of their wealth or the team getting the most life out of their careers. We have a unique opportunity to make a big impact in the lives we serve and having that “sacred duty” inspires me.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

My husband and I met on the playground in South Lake Tahoe at five years old. He is kind, thoughtful, creative, and talented, and I feel lucky that we have gotten to enjoy so much life together.

Chief Compliance Officer, Partner
Menachem Striks
Menachem Striks
Menachem Striks

Chief Compliance Officer, Partner

(818) 591 6214

Years of Experience

6

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration, Touro University International

J.D., Southwestern Law School

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

To me, wealth is the ability to do the things that give our lives meaning, such as spending time with family or involvement in our community. So many people get caught up on the “hedonic treadmill” in their pursuit of wealth and ultimately find that their goal isn’t achieved by seeing a certain balance reflected on their portfolio statement. Focusing on meaningful experiences can make us truly wealthy, regardless of our net worth.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

As a risk management professional, I take pride in building a resilient firm that can support our clients and their future generations. By working “behind the scenes” to maintain a strong and compliant firm infrastructure, I’m able to ensure that our advisors can provide the highest possible level of service to our clients.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I’m the oldest of twelve siblings. Things weren’t quiet growing up with nine brothers and two sisters, but I could always count on having enough players for a full-court basketball game at any time!

Director of Operations
Dan Charoenrath
Dan Charoenrath
Dan Charoenrath

Director of Operations

(818) 206 2917

Years of Experience

5

Education and Credentials

B.A. in philosophy, UCSB

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

To me, wealth is the ability to fully enjoy the parts of my life that are most meaningful to me—family, friends, community, and place of work. It’s spending time with loved ones, trips to the beach, and coaching my son’s baseball team.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

What inspires me the most about the work I do is having the opportunity to help our team members fulfill their career/life goals and, in some cases, bring further clarity on what those goals are. Whether it be through working with them on further development of technical skills, discussions on how to deal with challenging conversations, or even the recruitment of new team members to add to the MC family, seeing our people grow personally and professionally is what fills my cup.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

In 2010, I traveled to Costa Rica to tour five different coffee farms and had an opportunity to pick cherries along with the farmers. Before MC, I worked for Peet’s Coffee and Tea for 15 years, so my love of coffee runs deep!

Director of Advisory Services
Brandon McKerney
Brandon McKerney
Brandon McKerney

Director of Advisory Services

Years of Experience

13

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Sociology, University of Washington

CFP®; Series 65

Origin Story
What does wealth mean to you?

Wealth is about building a rewarding life full of lasting memories shared with the people I love and respect the most. It’s about spending your most precious resource–your time–wisely. For me, that is all about developing meaningful relationships with my colleagues, clients, friends and family and watching my two boys grow. True wealth is built through small acts of kindness, bettering the lives of others, and creating a legacy in the positive impact you have on those around you.

What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I am inspired by empowering talented people to achieve their goals. I love being part of a team that values every individual and supports both their career and their personal happiness. The collaboration and environment of trust allows us all to achieve more for our clients and for ourselves.

What’s a fun fact that most people don’t know about you?

A fun fact about me is that I’m a bit of a wine nerd. I love learning about the winemaking process and some of my favorite travels have been to different wine regions around the world. I’m trying to grow pinot noir grapes in my backyard, though I have a feeling my kids will probably eat them before I get to them!

Client Experience Manager, Wealth Advisor
Sarah Ellis
Sarah  Ellis
Sarah Ellis

Client Experience Manager, Wealth Advisor

(818) 206 2958

Years of Experience

3

Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude

CFP® in progress, Series 65

Origin Story
1. What does wealth mean to you?

Wealth is not about what you have, but it is about how you experience life. When I look back on my childhood, I remember how much fun it was to have a lemonade stand, not how much money we made. I remember taking trips to the river and wakeboarding, not caring if the boat was ours, borrowed from a friend, or rented. As a mom, I hope to create a life full of memories for my children, instilling in them a love and a joy for the things we get to experience together. To me, wealth is living my life as fully as possible—the warm feeling of cuddling with my kids before bed, the crunch of homemade pizza crust, or even the relaxation associated with the first sip of wine after a long day.

2. What inspires you about the work you do at MC?

I am inspired by breakthroughs. In my role, I have the opportunity to see these “aha” moments, both internally and externally. Whether it is an associate advisor finally figuring out how to model in an advanced scenario for a client’s financial plan or the client seeing that scenario and getting the peace of mind associated with knowing its impact, moments of realization that lead to relief are the moments that keep me excited about my role and career.

3. What’s a fun fact that most people may not know about you?

I have a disdain for the taste of cheese and most dairy products, but I cannot eat popcorn without copious amounts of freshly grated cheddar cheese on it.