As an independent Denver Certified Financial Planner, I am duty-bound to act in our client families’ best interests.

I created Maestro Associates financial planners with specific beliefs… I believe the financial services industry is fundamentally broken. Traditional brokerage firms, financial planners and banks often put their interests above their clients. Instead of receiving advice, families often receive recommendations based on the compensation and incentives the advisor may receive. It understandable that self-interest takes precedent, but it doesn’t make it right.

Maestro Associates started out as Blair Financial Planning in 2007. We renamed the firm in 2017 to better reflect the firm’s differential advantage and core values.

Christopher Blair – Denver-based CFP

Chris Blair - Certified Financial Planner

After a short apprenticeship, Christopher Blair founded Blair Financial Planning in 1995 to offer financial planning and investment services to clients in Colorado. Since then, he has grown the firm to include clients in several states, including New Mexico, Kansas, California, Oregon and Washington. He renamed the firm Maestro Associates in 2017 to better reflect the firm’s planning advantage and core values.

As a Denver-based Certified Financial Planner, his focus has been helping families achieve financial independence and reach other tangible goals that require money and planning to accomplish. He also works with business owners to achieve balance between their business success and their personal financial success. He finds that understanding a client’s values and goals really helps create a focused plan with an emphasis on meeting the client’s emotional needs.

Chris Blair received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Whitman College in 1990. In 1993, he received both a Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver. Chris attained the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation in 2007. He holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63 and 65 licenses. He also maintains Life, Heath and Annuity licenses in the state of Colorado and numerous other states.

Chris is married to Manisha, and together they have two children, Anand and Sonali. Chris enjoys hiking with his family, travel, reading, and watching soccer and volleyball.

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J. Bruce Howell

J. Bruce Howell - Registered Investment Advisor
Bruce Howell joined Money Concepts in 1997 as a financial planner. He holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. Bruce is insurance licensed in Colorado for Life, Health, and Annuities. He is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. Bruce studied electrical engineering at the University of Colorado. Before joining Money Concepts, Bruce worked as a systems engineer for nineteen years in the aerospace industry working on various NASA and Air Force projects.

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Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson - Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager

Brieanne Fluewelling

Brieanne Fluewelling - Client Service Manager

Client Service Manager

WHAT WE BELIEVE

At Maestro Associates, our clients see us as their Personal Financial Conductor making to make sure that you have a strong foundation grounded in your values and all your advisors are working in concert to help you reach your ideal life.

We believe the financial services industry is fundamentally broken. Traditional brokerage firms, financial planners and banks often put their interests above their clients. Instead of receiving advice, families often receive recommendations based on the compensation and incentives the advisor may receive. It understandable that self-interest takes precedent, but it doesn’t make it right.

As an independent, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), we are duty-bound to act in our client families’ best interests.

We pride ourselves on our community of clients who generally have certain characteristics in common. It is these traits that make them good clients and us good advisers – because we fit.

We seek to limit our community of clients in order to help ensure the highest quality service and the best possible working relationships. After all, we take managing your financial household very seriously, and our clients allow us to do that for them so that they can focus on their quality of life.

The clients of Maestro Associates share several common characteristics:

THEY ARE FINANCIAL DELEGATORS: Our community of clients is comprised of skilled financial delegators. They appreciate, and are willing to follow, the advice of a certified financial planner.

THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT GOALS: All of our clients are passionate about their desire to accomplish their goals. They realize that achieving those goals requires both money and planning.

THEY ENJOY SIMPLICITY: Our clients enjoy the simplicity, freedom and confidence that comes from having all of their financial assets under the watchful eye of a single trusted advisor.

THEY VALUE OUR WORK TOGETHER: Our community of clients is comfortable with our way of doing business and the way we are compensated.

THEY FOCUS ON WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO THEM: Our community of clients value our relationship. By delegating their financial management work to us, they can focus their time and energy on those things that are most important to them.

THEY CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH: Our clients want to hear the truth from us regarding their financial situation…..no matter what.

Our clients know what is important to them and they have a written step-by-step plan of action to achieve their goals. Our clients act with courage to make their plan a reality. We coach, benchmark and track progress toward the goals important to each client. We accomplish our goals when our clients accomplish their goals.