Nick Licouris is an Investment Advisor Representative with Gerber Kawasaki. Born and raised in Fresno, California, Nick attended Edison High School, a Magnet school for math and science, graduating as valedictorian. Continuing his thirst for knowledge, Nick moved to California’s central coast to attend California Polytechnic University graduating with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. As a member of the Cal Poly Financial Management Association, Nick discovered his passion for following along the ever-changing financial markets.
Through ongoing education and communication, Nick aims to give clients the tools to understand complex financial topics, leaving them feeling empowered about their own situation. Nick takes pride in easing the financial stress his clients may feel in their everyday lives.
Nick works to ensure your customized financial plan is working to achieve each of your goals, including (but not limited to) retirement, education funding, home ownership, and life insurance. He focuses on helping education and technology professionals, business owners, families, and individuals build, manage and protect their assets.
Nick specializes in preparing for milestones. No matter your stage in life, he aims to ensure everything is in place for clients to feel confident in taking that “next big step,” as outlined his latest article.
Outside of the office, Nick serves as the treasurer for the Cal Poly Alumni Association of Los Angeles and is an active alumnus of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to concerts, and exploring all that Los Angeles has to offer.
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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
For more than 30 years, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification has been the standard of excellence for financial planners. CFP® professionals have met extensive training and experience requirements, and commit to CFP Board's ethical standards that require them to put their clients' interests first.
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