Who We Are
By definition, Pivotal is an adjective describing something of vital or critical importance.
Pivotal Financial Advisors LLC (Pivotal Financial), an independent financial services firm headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, was founded with this definition in mind. We help financial professionals assist their clients with pivotal life choices now, so both can plan for a better future. Establishing a values-based relationship is at the core of our trusted financial professional methodology recommendation. A culture of client-centric service with a fiduciary mindset promote a comprehensive financial planning process to assist in the pursuit of clients’ personal goals.
We are experienced business professionals and specialize in helping independent financial professionals grow their practices. Our organization, with a national footprint, will serve as your business building partner. We will assist you on how to structure your business to gain efficiency, thus allowing you the freedom to focus your time on clients. Our services include, but are not limited to, assistance with transition, compliance, licensing, marketing, practice management, and due diligence.
After serving as a financial advisor at the start of his career, Monte was promoted to Branch Manager. This leadership position focused on the servicing of advisors and their clients with markets in several states. Subsequently, he moved to a corporate position in Fort Worth, Texas, to serve as Director of Leadership and Advisor Development. Monte’s position was in direct support of a Senior Vice President and Division Director as well as the Director of Field Operations. Ultimately, he assumed a position as the Director of Business Development and successfully stood up the department prior to moving on to his next opportunity at Pivotal Financial Advisors LLC.
Parker is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). He holds the life and health insurance license and FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses. He is a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the CFA Institute, and the Financial Services Institute.
Parker honorably served his country in the United States Navy where he retired in 1994 after 25 years with the rank of Captain. He was privileged to serve as Commanding Officer of the nuclear-powered submarines USS Cincinnati (SSN 693) and USS Michigan (SSBN 727). Parker graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree. He also earned a master’s degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Fred spends as much free time as he can with his grandchildren. He lives in Florida where he enjoys the warm weather and water that keep him active outside. Fred is a member of the American Legion and also likes to travel.
Writing has always been one of Deb’s passions and she enjoys sitting on the beach with a journal and pen in hand. Her first book, The Cranbrook Chronicles: a boomer kid’s story, is a historical memoir. Deb is currently working on her second novel, a historical fiction story based in the 1930s. She also loves gardening and exercise.
Dwight is an Adjunct Professor of Systems Science at a local university where he teaches courses in strategy, complexity science, forecasting, leadership, innovation, and creativity. He is a member of the Central Arizona Estate Planning Council and Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and has held past board positions with both organizations. Previously, he served for more than 10 years as an arbitrator with the National Association of Securities Dealers Board of Arbitration, and is a retired Senior Regular Army Officer.
While serving his last assignment as a Public Affairs Officer at Fort Knox, he was recruited by Fred Orr to join USPA & IRA (now First Command Financial Services). Upon completion of his active duty in 1990, he began his career as a registered rep and agent in Indianapolis, Indiana (most notable among his client base was Monte Ferguson). Chuck then accepted a position at the First Command home office working for Parker Consaul as an investment analyst, where he reunited with Fred and Monte. He left First Command in 2010 to work at Fidelity Investments, before joining Pivotal Financial Advisors in 2013. Chuck holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses.
Sally Bourdamis is a management executive who has been in the financial industry since 1969, joining Pivotal Financial Advisors as an OSJ Designee in 2019. She is also an arbitrator for FINRA.
Prior to working for Pivotal Financial, Sally was Vice President of Operations for AIG Advisor Group. While there she played an instrumental role in combining four separate broker-dealers located in Atlanta, New York, Oakdale, and Phoenix. Sally also worked for Charles Schwab, First Interstate Bank, and Peacock, Hislop, Staly & Givens in Arizona, and Equity Securities Trading Company in Minnesota. She holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 9, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
In her free time, Sally likes to travel and exercise. She enjoys the performing arts and is a docent for the Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum.