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Carlos Lopez, MBA, CFP®

Managing Director, Partner

Carlos serves as a Partner and Managing Director at Creative Planning, working directly with clients to develop and implement comprehensive financial plans to address their goals and complex financial needs. Carlos and his team practice in the field of retirement & income planning, investment management, tax strategy, estate planning, business succession planning, as well as corporate stock option planning, executive compensation, liability & risk management, and charitable strategy & planning. Carlos and his team focus first on a thorough understanding of a client’s circumstances to provide a truly customized plan and investment approach to achieve their goals.
Prior to joining Creative Planning, Carlos was a Vice President for a major national financial services company. He was responsible for consulting with both clients and advisors on financial planning strategies, creating advanced financial planning concepts training, and delivering presentation to the public on market research and financial planning topics.

Carlos has been in the financial planning and investment industry for nearly three decades. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance and holds the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Carlos earned his Master of Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He is also member of the Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound. Carlos was listed among the top financial advisors on Barron’s list of ‘Top Advisor Rankings by State’ (2024*)

Carlos and his wife Christy have been married over 20 years and have two wonderful children, Sara and Grace. In his spare time, Carlos enjoys spending time with his family traveling. His family especially loves visiting Hawaii and Europe. He enjoys volunteering as a youth recreation basketball coach.

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