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Who We Are

01.

The Golden State
Story

About Golden State

The Golden State family of companies are SEC registered investment advisers dedicated to financial professionals and their clients. The firm’s initial company was founded in 2013 by a group of executives who collectively contribute over 50 years of industry experience and has partnered with advisors serving over $1.7 billion in brokerage and advisory assets¹. Golden State’s infrastructure provides an extensive support network through succession planning, compliance oversight, dedicated transition support, a cost-efficient investment platform and a Turnkey Asset Management Program that seeks to provide its network of advisors with equity ownership opportunities. The Golden State family of companies maintain business alignments with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer², Raymond James, TD Ameritrade Institutional and Charles Schwab, some of the nation’s largest independent custodians, who provide comprehensive tools and research necessary in today’s complex markets.

Recognized as one of Orange County’s largest RIAs³, Golden State’s flagship office is located in South Coast Metro, California. With a goal to continue expanding offices across the country, Golden State is committed to creating an atmosphere that benefits both advisors and their investors.

For media inquiries:
Jennifer Nahas
949-433-6860
[email protected]

¹As of April 2020.
²As reported in Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2019, based on total revenue.
³As reported in Orange County Business Journal, June 1, 2020, based on assets under management.

 

02.

Our Mission

Golden State seeks to partner with the industry’s top financial professionals, providing clients with goal centered investment strategies, while offering wealth advisors the autonomy to build valuable and enduring practices focused on the future of financial advice.

03.

Our Leadership Team

Office: 866.273.1563

[email protected]

Daniel R. Catone

Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Licenses: 7, 63, 65, 9, 10, LTC, Insurance
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial
CA Insurance License #0D65334

Daniel is a Southern California native, originally from Fullerton in Orange County. A graduate of Whittier College with a History and Political Science degree, Daniel began his career in Geneva, Switzerland working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Starting in September 2001, he worked as a wealth manager for Edward Jones Investments and, in 2005, founded his first investment management company, Redwood Investments. From Redwood Investments’ success grew the Golden State family of companies; firms built to empower fellow advisors through supported independence, asset management, and practice ownership.

As well as acting as the personal Chief Financial Officer for successful families across the country, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Golden State and has nearly 20 years of industry experience. He was recently named a 2019 Top 40 Financial Advisor Under 40 by Investment News. He is a private pilot, finishing a master’s degree in Theology, and lives with his wife Jennifer and their four children on a family farm near Cody, Wyoming.

Direct: 949.428.4282

[email protected]

John Nahas

Founder & President

Licenses: 6, 7, 63, 65, LTC, Insurance
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial
CA Insurance License #0D43833

John is a Southern California native, born in San Diego and raised in South Orange County. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, John began his career in financial services as an Internal Wholesaler for Metlife Investors in 2001. He was soon promoted to External Wholesaler and has worked with financial advisors in Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles.

John is Founder and President for Golden State. In addition to his role as a wealth manager, John oversees both firm growth and advisor growth initiatives. He recognizes opportunities to work with and help advisors achieve their vision, paying close attention to their personal and business goals. From the initial recruiting process, to completing a successful transition, and forward-looking business planning, John remains attentive to each member of the Golden State team.

John lives with his wife Jennifer and son Jayden in Long Beach, CA. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, skiing, mountain biking and sailing. He is also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Alumni association, the National Eagle Scout Association, and the Long Beach Yacht Club.

Direct: 818.626.9747

Office: 866.273.1563

[email protected]

Patrick M. Catone

Founder and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)

Licenses: 7, 63, 24, LTC, Insurance
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial
CA Insurance License #0H03261

Patrick finds himself wearing many hats as both the Golden State Chief Compliance Officer and as a talented transitions expert. Levelheaded with a naturally calm demeanor, Patrick is happy to act as an open ear and sounding board for any anxious advisor. Patrick’s specialty is in providing advisors joining Golden State with personalized transition support. Preforming dozens of successful transitions across the Golden State universe, he has built a knowledge base extremely useful to an advisor looking for a smooth and efficient transition. Experienced assisting with transitions from wirehouses, broker-dealers and banks including Raymond James, Wells Fargo, LPL Financial, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Merrill Lynch to name a few, Patrick has built a strong repertoire of processes to conduct these seemingly effortless transitions. While each advisor and each transition is unique, Patrick has an uncanny way of connecting with advisors and representing their interests with clients. Patrick believes an advisor should spend their time strengthening their client relationships and building a successful practice, while, at full advisor direction, he and his team proudly address the time-consuming operations necessary to facilitate a successful transition

Patrick and his family live in Los Angeles, CA. While travel isn’t as easy now with a toddler in tow, travel and food are some of his greatest passions. If not amid supporting an advisor transition, it isn’t uncommon to hear he has set flight for some distant location across the globe. Patrick also devotes much of his time and energy in supporting The Foundation Fighting Blindness, helping to build a social network for anyone impacted by this invisible disease.

Office: 866.273.1563

[email protected]

Kyle Fairall

Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Licenses: 7, 63, 24, LTC, Insurance
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial
CA Insurance License #0H03261

Kyle serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer and oversees the asset management operations. He began his career in 2005 working for Investors Bank & Trust and State Street where he focused on institutional investing. Kyle later partnered with Redwood Investments where he continues to practice wealth management. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the additional role with Golden State. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics.

Living on the Mendocino Coast in which he is a 4th generation native with his family, Kyle enjoys spending time with his two children and their many activities, including golfing and mountain biking.

Office: 949.433.6860

[email protected]

Jennifer Nahas

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Licenses: 6, 63, 26
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial

Jennifer serves as Golden State’s Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for all marketing efforts for the company. Born and raised in Los Angeles county, Jennifer has spent over 20 years in financial services between Orange County , CA and New York City.

Before joining Golden State in 2019, Jennifer was Vice President of Marketing for Griffin Capital where she was responsible for all marketing and public relations efforts for the parent company as well as the distribution arm for their alternative investments. Prior to her role at Griffin Capital, Jennifer spent nearly 10 years in New York City supporting annuity distribution for AXA Equitable and MetLife. Serving as Assistant Vice President at AXA Equitable, Jennifer was responsible developing and merchandising marketing material for new and existing products. She played a similar role at MetLife, but also focused two years of her tenure on global brand and advertising efforts during a key transitional time for the company. She boasts a wealth of brand, public relations and marketing knowledge within the financial services industry and has a knack for creating collaborative team environments.

Jennifer lives with her husband John and son Jayden in Long Beach, CA. When not spending time on the water with family, she enjoys painting and teaching her son appreciation for art. She is a member of the Long Beach Yacht Club and Long Beach Museum of Art.

Matthew Catone

Executive Vice President, Business Strategy

Joining Team Golden State Summer of 2020, Matt brought with him 15+ years experience in the advertising and marketing industry. While studying at Cal State Fullerton for his degree in Criminal Justice, he also worked in the Automotive Publishing Business. After graduating in 2005, Matt was offered a position as Marketing & Events Manager and served in that role for a short time at Primedia Publishing. From there, he was hired as an Account Executive with The Los Angeles Times and built a successful career, which spanned 15 years. He served as Executive Director of Entertainment Advertising for his last 2 years, managing the company’s #1 category by revenue.

Matt’s role at Golden State is Executive Vice President, Business Strategy. He works with Advisors on a daily basis, helping them meet or exceed the needs of their clients. His focus for Golden State is to market tools, create efficiencies and collaborate with Advisors putting them at the cutting edge of the industry for their clients. He prides himself on problem solving and finding solutions and emphasizes these traits to achieve successful outcomes.

Matt lives with his wife Melissa and two daughters in Brea, CA. He enjoys spending time with his family, going to the beach, building and restoring classic cars, and working on home improvement projects.

Daniel R. Catone

Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Licenses: 7, 63, 65, 9, 10, LTC, Insurance
Securities Registrations held with LPL Financial
CA Insurance License #0D65334

Daniel is a Southern California native, originally from Fullerton in Orange County. A graduate of Whittier College with a History and Political Science degree, Daniel began his career in Geneva, Switzerland working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Starting in September 2001, he worked as a wealth manager for Edward Jones Investments and, in 2005, founded his first investment management company, Redwood Investments. From Redwood Investments’ success grew the Golden State family of companies; firms built to empower fellow advisors through supported independence, asset management, and practice ownership.

As well as acting as the personal Chief Financial Officer for successful families across the country, he serves as Chief Executive Officer of Golden State and has nearly 20 years of industry experience. He was recently named a 2019 Top 40 Financial Advisor Under 40 by Investment News. He is a private pilot, finishing a master’s degree in Theology, and lives with his wife Jennifer and their four children on a family farm near Cody, Wyoming.

InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 nominations of advisers and associated professionals are evaluated based on: accomplishment to date, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise.

04.

Strategic Relationships

TD Ameritrade, Inc. is one of the firms that we use to custody our client assets. TD Ameritrade, Golden State, and the other entities named are separate and unaffiliated firms, and are not responsible for each other’s services or policies. TD Ameritrade does not endorse or recommend any advisor and the use of the TD Ameritrade logo does not represent the endorsement or recommendation of any advisor. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Used with permission.

The Golden State family of companies is composed of Golden State Wealth Management ("GSWM"), Golden State Equity Partners ("GSEP"), and Golden State Asset Management ("GSAM"), collectively referred to as "Golden State". All firms are federally registered investment advisers, registered with the SEC. The financial consultants of GSWM are registered representatives with and securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice provided by dually registered representatives affiliated with both LPL Financial and GSWM is offered through GSWM, a federally registered investment adviser. LPL Financial is not affiliated with any of the named entities listed on this site. The LPL Financial Registered Representatives associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, KS, MO, MT, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY.