GenNext Member Spotlight - Todd RustmanSubmitted by Clarity Capital Partners on March 24th, 2014
The entrepreneurial spirit runs through Todd Rustman's blood. Growing up with a father whose business was selling school buses, Todd knew that someday he wanted to be a business owner.
Life is all about perspective. "There is no difference between work and play," says Todd. "I try to live my life to the fullest and with passion, making each moment count."
Todd serves as President and Wealth Manager for GR Capital Asset Management, a Newport Beach-based Wealth Management, Asset Protection and MFO (Multiple FamilyOffice) firm. In pursuing his passion, Todd has received some accreditations: CFA (Charter Financial Analyst), CFP (Certified Financial Planner), CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), CWWP (Certified Wealth Protection Planner), CAPP (Certified Asset Protection Planner) and MMB (Master Mortgage Broker).
Todd has traveled abroad where he lived and worked in Tokyo (when he was fluent in Japanese), and traveled throughout China as a U.S. Citizen Ambassador. His firm has also been honored for 2007 and 2008 as one Worth Magazine's Top Wealth Advisors in the nation for both 2007 and 2008. He was recently profiled in Orange Coast Magazine as one of OC's Five Star Wealth Managers. Additionally, GRCAM is a founder of the Center for Excellence in Wealth Management (CIWM) at UC-Irvine, and is the California Representative for the Asset Protection Society.
Todd and his partners David and James Gianulias, are co-founders of Levendi, a boutique winery based in Napa, Calif. Levendi has received rave reviews from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, receiving 92 points and 91 points on one of their Cabernets and both Chardonnays.
Recently he started a new venture with fellow Gen Next Member Travis White and 40-plus year life insurance veteran, Robert Larsen. Settlement Masters™ (SM) is a life settlement company helping clients find capital and resetting both personal and corporate balance sheets by partnering with life insurance policy owners and their advisors to obtain the highest possible life insurance settlements and appraisals for themselves and their clients.
Ventures aside, "Life isn't just about work, it's about serving," says Todd. Todd is a Founding Member of Gen Next and Chairman of the Policy and Political Affairs Committee for the organization.
Like many Members, he worries for his children's future. "Participating in Gen Next is one way I am able to be proactive and make a better investment for my children's future," says Todd. He has a zest for life. He always says, "you can sleep when you're dead" and "life isnot a spectator sport."