Our Story

Grand Wealth Management was founded by Jeff Williams in 2004 to offer clients independent, objective financial advice along with a higher level of personalized service. After 18 years with Ernst & Young Jeff felt the time was right to launch a firm that could serve those whose financial success required a fresh approach to financial management.

Jeff chose to start an independent firm rather than join a large firm. He notes, “I sought an atmosphere where I could focus on taking care of clients without the pressures of working for a firm that emphasizes sales.” He began with 12 clients and roughly $27 million of assets under management; the firm has since grown to over $350 million of assets under management (as of April 2019), with greatly expanded resources and service offerings.

Steve Starnes joined in 2015 after spending more than 10 years as a financial advisor in the Washington, DC area.

Meet our team

Our Mission

Grand Wealth Management provides:

  • Comprehensive and thoughtful wealth management services for a select group of personal clients, and
  • Investment advisory and management services for our institutional clients and partners.

We are committed to:

  • A client-focused approach that starts and ends with a thorough understanding of our clients,
  • A fee structure for our services that is transparent, fair and aligned with our clients’ best interests,
  • A disciplined and structured approach to all aspects of investment management and financial planning, and
  • A standard of care for our clients designed to exceed their expectations and tailored to their unique needs.

As fiduciaries to our clients, we have always strived to provide professional advice in the best interest of clients. It’s what we do.”

— Jeff Williams

Managing Principal
Grand Wealth Management