Kim has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and uses her expertise in retirement plan design, fiduciary guidance and employee education to assist plan sponsors and participants.
Kim has spent much of her career focused on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, specifically consulting with plan sponsors of all industries and numerous organizational sizes as a plan advisor. Previously, Kim spent four years at Fidelity Investments as an account executive for defined contribution plans. There, she benchmarked plans, provided participant education and played an integral role in client relationship management.
Kim holds a Series 65 license as well as the Certified 401(k) Professional® designation from The Retirement Advisor University, a collaboration with UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education. Financial Times named Kim among the Top 401 Retirement Advisers in America in 2018, 2019 and 2020.*
Kim is occasionally a speaker for retirement industry or human resources conferences. Previously, Kim was an adjunct lecturer for The Plan Sponsor University at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Rice University in Houston. Kim lives in North Texas with her husband and three boys. She enjoys traveling, watching her boys play baseball or catching a sporting event. She also loves to support her church and a local shelter for women and children.
* The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award for 2018 had 401 of the 678 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided data from its proprietary databases that helped identify advisors who specialize in serving DC plans, including 401k, pensions and other DC accounts. Advisors have on average 81% of their total client assets in DC plans. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT augmented that information with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six primary factors: DC plan assets under management, DC plan AUM growth rate, DC plan growth rate, experience advising DC plans, the advisor’s industry certifications (CFP, etc.), compliance record, and degree to which advisor specializes in the DC business. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401 list. Inclusion on the FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.