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Edward G. Sella, CPA/PFS, CFP®

President & CEO / Financial Advisor | SPC Financial®

Partner | Sella & Martinic, LLC

Edward G. Sella (Geoff) joined SPC Financial® (SPC) in 1983. He has spent over the last three decades transforming SPC from a modest investment management and tax planning practice, into a highly specialized, nationally recognized, award winning, Independent SEC Registered Investment firm... equipped with a seasoned group of cross-trained, wealth management, estate and tax planning advisors.

Mr. Sella has also spent two decades as a partner in Sella & Martinic, LLC, (S&M) Certified Public Accountants and continues to advise, consult and educate those around him with his vast understanding of the financial world and the challenging financial obstacles they may face.

Geoff is dedicated to helping his expanding diverse client roster skillfully plan and execute their investment goals, through estate and income tax planning programs, retirement, succession, college and legacy planning, portfolio management, asset transfer strategies as well as wealth management preservation programs.

Mr. Sella has been awarded many Honorary Industry Achievement Awards which have earned him national recognition as one of the most respected, tax integrated, wealth management and Personal Financial Strategic Pioneers within the country.

Geoff continues to offer financial guidance to various individuals and organizations. He also strives to help guide and provide financial literacy to both his clients and business associates through community involvement, complimentary investment consultation meetings, Market Update seminars, Current Trends & News through timely newsletters as well as SPC hosted financial literacy forums.

Mr. Sella is a native Washingtonian and believes in giving back to the community through corporate sponsorships and good will. He is currently a member of The Girl Scouts, Nation's Capital Finance Committee and also serves as President and Board member of the Middlesex Beach Association in Bethany Beach, Delaware. When he manages to find free time, outside of the financial spectrum, he spends time at the beach and catching up with his maturing family. Mr. Sella resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife Paula of 29 years, and two of his four sons.

~Edward G. Sella's Honorary Industry Achievement Awards~

Barron’s (March) 2017 | 2016, (February) 2015 & 2014 | America’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors”

Recognized as one of America’s leading Financial Advisors, ranking among Maryland’s Top 10 Financial Advisors.

Financial Times 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2013 | FT 400 "Top Financial Advisors" 

Recognized as one of the Top 400 Investment Advisors nationally.

 

Forbes 2016 | America’s Top Wealth Advisors 

Recognized as one of Forbes 2016 Top Wealth Advisors nationally.

Barron’s (August) 2013 | Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors, within the country. 

Among one of three Independent Financial Advisors recognized within the State of Maryland.

Barron’s (August) 2012 | Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors 

Among 17 new national members | ranking 2nd within the state of Maryland.

Barron’s (February) 2013 & 2012 | Maryland’s | Among Top 10 Financial Advisors

Ranking 6th within the state of Maryland) among Barron’s “Top 1,000 Advisors”.

Awards are bestowed by independent third party organizations & are not affiliated with SPC or S&M. Awards & recognitions do not ensure future investment performance & may not be representative of individual clients’ experiences. SPC Financial® does not provide tax or legal advice. Tax services and analysis are provided by the related firm Sella & Martinic, LLC through a separate engagement letter.
Investment advisory services offered through SPC Financial, Inc.

 

Accounting Today Magazine | Wealth Magnets Supplement* | Leading CPA Firms By AUM

~500 Million-Plus Club­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ~

June 2016 | The Top 150 Firms By AMU | Leading CPA Firms By AUM

August 2015 | The Leading CPA Financial Planners Ranked By AUM

~100 Million-Plus Club~

August 2014 | The Leading CPA Financial Planners Ranked By AUM

July 2013 | Our Annual Ranking Of The Top CPA Financial Planners

August 2012 | Our Annual Ranking On Top Firms By AUM

July 2011 | How The Country's Best CPA | Financial Planners Grow Their Businesses

2010 | FIRMS TO WATCH | SPC Financial, Inc.

July 2008 | CPA Wealth Provider | Wealth Magnets

Annual Ranking on top firms based on AUM. | *A supplement of Accounting Today. 

 

CRITERIA

Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The Barron's rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. 

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Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors |The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million (200 million in 2013 &2015) in assets under management (AUM). The FT then invited a list of just under 1,000 advisors to complete a survey used to obtain more information on the advisors practices. 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant's score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance.

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Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The Barron's rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. 

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Forbes list of “America's Top Wealth Advisors” The Forbes ranking of America's Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of July 2016): 11,235 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,000 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 2,500 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 425 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors' location. Final list of the top 200 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. 

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Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The Barron's rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. 

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Accounting Today | Wealth Magnets Award Criteria - These awards are specific to Sella & Martinic, LLC:

For annual ranking of CPA firms by assets under management, submissions were received from over 200 firms. Such a large number of firms means, among other things, wide diversity in practice structure and in the information submitted. In most cases, firm names are those of the financial planning subsidiary, not the affiliated CPA firm.  Firms have reported either their overall chief executive, or the leader of the financial planning practice.   For simplicity’s sake we have listed both under “chief executive” though many bear different titles.  In cases where a leader was not identified, we identified the leader of the planning practice from public sources. (usually the firm’s website).  Many firms gave a date for the AUM figure they submitted; these varied widely, from the date of submission to a recent quarter-end, but in no case was it earlier than year-end of 2015 (2016 award).  In cases where a planning firm is a subsidiary of a larger CPA firm, reporting practice varies:  Some report staff and office figures for just the subsidiary, some just for the overall CPA firm, and some for both. In cases where we had a choice, we published figures from just the planning subsidiary. In addition, while most of the chief executives listed lead the planning practice, in some cases firms reported the managing partner of the larger CPA firm. Notes: † Data provided by Audit Analytics, a premium online intelligence service that delivers audit, regulatory and disclosure analysis to the accounting community.