Our Qualifications

Stephen and Matthew bring knowledge and perspective through intensive work and study. Both maintain high standards of learning and have exceptional training in skill, care and judgment dedicated to the wealth management of their clients. In addition, they have the resourcefulness of the firm  to draw upon to serve their clients comprehensive wealth management needs. 



Stephen M. Benotti, CFP®,CRC®

First Vice President-Investment Officer





  • Bachelor's of Arts Degree from Southern Methodist University.
  • Master of Science Degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 
  • Certified Retirement Counselor®. 
  • Premier Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors.
  • FINRA Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 Registered and Insurance licensed to be able to provide a variety of financial products and services.



Matthew H. Galpert, CFP®CF  

Financial Advisor





  • Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Maritime Administration at Texas A&M University.
  • Minor in Economics at Texas A&M University. 
  • FINRA series 7, 31 and 66 registered and Insurance licensed to be able to provide a variety of financial products and services.


What is a CFP® professional?

A Financial Advisor who has been awarded the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, or CFP®, professional certification has demonstrated skill in analyzing and developing personal long-term financial strategies. He or she has completed hundreds of hours of rigorous financial planning courses and examinations offered by various colleges and universities across the country. The courses are then followed by a 10-hour comprehensive examination administered according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.




Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(R), 

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in 

the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and 

ongoing certification requirements.