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Our Team 

While our efforts will be focused on helping you achieve your objectives, our ultimate goal is for you to surpass them. After all, you’re investing time, money and energy into working with us, and we want to make sure you’re getting maximum value out of our relationship. Here's a little bit about us 
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Frank V. Gallo, CFP®

Managing Partner

As President and Founder of Investors Portfolio Services, Frank has more than 25 years of experience listening to clients, creating plans and managing the complexities of the financial markets. Frank is committed to helping you, his valued client, pursue your financial goals through close personal attention and through the development of a team of professionals who seek to make your every experience a success. A highly qualified professional, Frank is licensed to use the Certified Financial Planner certification mark, holds FINRA series 24, 63 and 7 licenses, and is the owner of a Registered Investment Advisory Firm. He earned his CFP credentials from the College of Financial Planning in Denver Colorado in 1997.  Frank has a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from George Fox University.  Frank is also a member of the Financial Planning Association. Frank prides himself on his vast knowledge of the investment industry, his longevity in the business and his integrity when working with his clients. A natural teacher, he strives to make the complex aspects of investing simple to his clients. Prior to starting Investors Portfolio Services, Frank was a planner for Financial Planners Northwest in Tacoma from 1994 to 2006. Married for more than 30 years to his college sweetheart, Kay, Frank has three children. Frank enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, traveling and fine wine in his spare time.   

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Tom Bowman, CFA

Wealth Manager

Although investment analysis is the passion that drove Tom to the finance industry, the ability to directly work with individuals on their financial goals landed him at Investors Portfolio Services.  As a wealth manager of the firm, Tom helps clients create realistic goals and implement various strategies to achieve that goal. Tom's commitment is to helping others understand the various risks of investing and ensure their investments are in line with their risk profile. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and is a natural learner, constantly seeking knowledge that can better himself and help the clients he serves. Prior to starting Investors Portfolio Services Tom studied Finance and Accounting at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. In addition to working diligently for clients, Tom is President of the Puyallup Kiwanis Club and is the Treasurer of the Puyallup Kiwanis Foundation Board, and is a strong believer in the Kiwanis Mission to change the world one child and one community at a time. Since he is newer to the Puyallup community, working closely with others that live and work in Puyallup has helped him feel more at home. Tom, his wife Yadi, and dog Benny live on South Hill and have been part of the Puyallup community for over three years. They welcomed a baby girl into the family July 2020.

 

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Emily Nelson

Client Relations Liason

Emily brings friendly and efficient customer service skills to the front desk of Investors Portfolio Services.  She is a Puyallup native and a graduate of Rogers High School, go Rams! Emily acquired her Communications degree from the University of Denver in 2013. She holds her FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and is a Registered Assistant with Fortune Financial Services. A passionate people person, Emily takes tremendous pride in being the first point of contact inside our office. Day to day, Emily addresses client needs, writes newsletters, plans client events, and makes sure your reports and paperwork are completed correctly. As a fan of our Seattle Mariners, Emily loves to go root on her team at T-Mobile Park. Being a first-time homeowner, Emily likes to keep busy with home improvement projects and being active outdoors in her neighborhood. Emily and her fiancé Nick, an elementary school PE teacher, are planning their wedding for summer of 2021.



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