Clarity Capital Partners is a boutique, wealth management firm which specializes in partnering with business owners. By working closely with our business owner clients and their families, we help them navigate both their professional and personal finances.
We are independent, with no proprietary products to push. We have our Client’s best interests in mind.
We are experienced, with over 50 years combined time in the Wealth Management industry.
We invest our own money the same way we manage our client money.
We suggest only investments that we ourselves would invest in.
We are a team, with our clients, our employees, our trusted advisors, and our community.
We believe that everyone should be a hero of a story and build their legacy for generations to come.
Let us help you be the hero of your own story.
Investments can play a key role in your financial security plan. A mix of registered and non-registered savings can help achieve your goals.
Insurance is essential to any comprehensive financial security plan. It can protect you and your family from undue hardship.
Retirement planning today has taken on many new dimensions that never had to be considered by earlier generations.
Managing your finances is an important component to any financial security plan. Money management strategies help you manage your savings on a daily basis.
Asset allocation is the process of selecting a mix of asset classes that closely matches an investor’s financial profile in terms of their investment preferences and tolerance for risk.
Everyone has their own reason for gifting their assets or a portion of their income to charitable organizations. Some find comfort in helping others who are less fortunate, while others simply want to share their good fortune.
Todd Rustman serves as a Founder and Managing Partner of Clarity Capital Partners.
When you come from a family of teachers, some might consider it fate to end up as a professional financial advisor. Todd Rustman’s career path, however, was not quite that clear-cut as a youngster growing up in Missouri.
Things started to come into focus - quickly - during a summer job working at the school bus company his father owned. His dad handed him a broom and told him to take “the idiot stick” and start sweeping. It didn’t take long for the teenager to understand this was not how he wanted to live his future life.
Fortunately, Todd, a voracious reader, was also an exceptional student. He finished high school by landing a scholarship that took him out west, far from the world of maintenance garages and mechanics. He enrolled at Pepperdine University, graduating in 1992 and later going on to earn an MBA in International Business and Finance from Thunderbird University.
He put that advanced education to good use after college, joining Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. before on moving to the institutional client side with PIMCO and, later, portfolio manager for HNW Private Clients through Mellon Private Asset Management. After four years with Mellon, and a year as vice president with Kayne Anderson Investment Management (prior to its sale), Todd founded Clarity Capital Partners in the fall of 2000.
Influenced by the teachings of readings of investment legends such as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Todd remains true to his Midwest roots by simplifying complex and confusing financial constructs for his clients. His disciplined approach to wealth management aligns strategy with client objectives and timelines. He will reverse engineer desired outcomes, presenting options developed through quantitative data, analytics and related research generated from Clarity Capital’s deep bench of financial advisory partners and resources.
Todd has been named one of Orange Coast magazine's 5-Star Wealth Managers annually from 2013-2018. His professional certifications include CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst), CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), and CLU® (Chartered Life Underwriter) credentials .
Jackie Robinson once said, “Life is not a spectator sport.” Todd lives by that philosophy, serving as a co-founder of the Levendi Winery as well as maintaining an active role in Southern California civic and business groups. In addition to being a founding Board member of Gen-Next, he serves on the Board of the Gen-Next.
When he’s not inspiring others - or, even better, being inspired by them, Todd enjoys spending time with his family in Nellie Gail Ranch with wife Sherry and their children, Sierra and Cayden.
Brittany serves as Managing Director of Clarity Capital Partners.
Creating wealth gives one options, something Brittany Slater-Gautreau was painfully short of as an adolescent growing up with a suddenly single mother who unexpectedly found herself working feverishly to make ends meet. If there was a better life ahead for young Brittany, she knew it would fall on her to build it. And in becoming an accomplished financial advisor she has achieved that goal, using sound fundamental planning principles and investment strategies to help her - and her clients - pursue their dreams.
When asked about her approach to wealth management, she will tell you it’s all about building legacy. Whether it’s an investment portfolio, business plan, retirement, or community service, the long-term perspective is the lens she looks through in making life’s most important decisions. That point-of-view comes from her mom, who taught her that whatever you choose to do at a given moment, you’ll have to face yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and live with the consequences.
Hard work is in Brittany’s DNA. It was handed down from her grandfather, whose legacy in the small town of Ferndale, Washington can be seen in all the real estate he owned - as well as the main road that bears the family name.
Brittany began her career in the Financial Services industry with an internship at the age of 17, ultimately advancing her career and becoming an Operations Manager. She graduated from Northwest University with a BA in Organizational Communication. After gaining her insurance license and FINRA registrations, she moved into Wealth Management. She holds the Series 65 registration and is an Investment Advisor Representative with Clarity Capital Partners. She is also a registered representative (Series 7) with WestPark Capital, Inc.
One of her practice focuses is working with entrepreneurial women to help them reach their financial goals - both professionally and personally. So many aspire to own a business and she is passionate about helping to put them on a path to secure the resources they need.
A model for servant-leadership, Brittany is involved with Compassion Int’l and has two “adopted” children she supports in Bolivia and Uganda. She is the Co-President of the Women Business Owners Group of Greater Seattle, and the Membership Chair of the Woodinville Rotary, as well as a member of GEN-NEXT Seattle and ACG Seattle’s Y20 group.
Outside of Clarity, Brittany enjoys cooking, entertaining, yoga, fitness, traveling, and working on her family home in Woodinville with husband, Zach.
Olivio Gomez serves as Vice-President of Clarity Capital Partners.
Over his professional life Olivio Gomez has witnessed many major storms - including several in the financial world. Maybe that’s where he developed the calm and big picture perspective his clients so appreciate.
None of those events were bigger than the Great Recession that began in 2008, just as he embarked on his wealth management career. Conversations with clients quickly pivoted from asset and portfolio allocation to survival strategies. Olivio embraced the challenge, working diligently to help people from all walks of life diversify and protect their investments.
For him, wealth management has always been focused on helping clients understand - rather than worry about - the financial markets. He learned a long time ago that knowledge and a sound plan is what produces lasting peace of mind.
Olivio serves as Vice-President of Clarity Capital Partners. He holds the Series 66 registration and is an investment advisor representative with the firm. He is also a registered representative (Series 7) with WestPark Capital, Inc.
Through his deep understanding of 401k, profit sharing and defined benefit plans, Olivio has helped numerous business owners optimize the benefits associated with their corporate retirement plans. Before Sagent, he worked four years as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments, where he opened and managed the firm’s Ladera Ranch office. Prior to that, he held various finance and managerial positions at large, multi-national companies such as Gap, Home Depot, Universal Studios, and Warner Bros.
Olivio earned his B.S. degree in Finance from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996, and also earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2002, after receiving the Dean Fellowship Award in 2001.
Originally from San Francisco, the Northern California native currently resides in Orange County’s picturesque Trabuco Canyon with wife Monica and daughter Emma. During his free time, Olivio enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his daughter’s AYSO soccer team. He is also an avid fan of college football, making frequent road trips to Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley to watch his beloved Golden Bears.
Shawne serves as a Vice President with Clarity Capital Partners.
Much has been written about the evolution of capitalism and the global economy. Shawne Malone has lived it - through his experiences overseas as a U.S. Marine as well as an executive in the corporate finance world.
Inspired by his college professors, many of whom worked on Wall Street, Shawne learned early on about the principles of government policy, comparative advantage and how they support wealth creation - both on a macro and micro level. Today, as Vice President of Clarity Capital Partners, he has taken that knowledge and his professional experience as a trusted advisor to provide senior-level financial counsel to corporations and the executives that run them.
Shawne started his career working for a Philadelphia based hedge as an analyst/junior trader. He later moved to the NYMEX oil and gas options/futures team before joining a New York-based hedge fund that was subsequently bought out by TD Bank, where he was trading options.
In 2004, Shawne began advising start-up firms on a consulting basis, concentrating on industries such as oil and natural gas, E & P, international brokerage, polymer chemistry as well as ecommerce. It was during this period he launched his wealth management career, working as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch.
The Pennsylvania native draws on a reservoir of knowledge from his past experience and focuses on strategic financial analysis and planning to help his clients achieve their financial goals. He develops a comprehensive planning framework for both individuals and corporations that is uniquely tailored to their specific needs, both personally and professionally.
Shawne’s service in the United States Marine Corps began with two years at the Marine Barracks, Japan. He was then assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines and later returned to active duty to serve in the Marines during Desert Storm.
He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1997 with a BS in finance and international business and attended the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
Shawne is an investment advisor representative with Clarity Capital Partners as well as a registered representative with WestPark Capital, Inc. He holds Series 66 and Series 7 registrations.
Hussein serves as a Wealth Manager with Clarity Capital Partners.
He was a young entrepreneur in college running a small business when he discovered his partner was covertly draining money from the enterprise through fraudulent means. To recover those funds, Hussein Elgohary knew he would need professional legal counsel - and a way to pay for it, since he was strapped for cash.
Knowing his predicament and the young man’s understanding of finance, a family member turned over management of an investment account to him. Any profits Hussein could produce through his strategies would be earmarked for his legal bills. The arrangement gave the Saudi Arabia native his first “client” opportunity and he made the most of it, generating enough income to pay the majority of his legal bills - all while taking a full load of classes.
That success in trading stocks fueled Hussein’s passion for the financial markets and the dynamics that affect them on a daily basis. Another motivator: losing part of his and other family member inheritances due to poor decision-making by elders. Those experiences taught him the power of having a sound financial plan, whether the matter is financial or personal.
Before joining Clarity Capital Partners, Hussein served as Financial Advisor for Prudential Financial, helping clients in Orange County and Los Angeles develop strategies to meet a broad range of investment needs and objectives. He holds the Series 66 registration as an Investment Advisor Representative for Clarity Capital Partners and is also a Registered Representative with WestPark Capital, Inc.
Hussein graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance. He is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies at the University of California - Irvine, where he is studying for his CFP® (Certified Financial Planner).
Hussein enjoys reading, traveling, and sports. A former college soccer player, he-turned to martial arts after school and now owns a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also teaches the discipline to school-aged youngsters in his free time. For him, it’s just another way of helping people grow and protect their assets.
Investment advisory services offered through Clarity Capital Partners LLC, a registered investment advisor. Securities offered through WestPark Capital Inc., member of FINRA/SIPC. Clarity Capital Partners LLC are not affiliated with WestPark Capital Inc.
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