"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."- Warren Buffett
Mr. Hamada is an Independent Financial Group Registered Principal, and Wealth Management Consultant, with Hamada Wealth Management Group, LLC.
Ken grew up in the farming community of Kingsburg, CA, (located in the San Joaquin Valley). In 1998, Ken began his career in Fresno, CA as a financial advisor with PaineWebber. In August of 2002, after several successful years, he decided to start his own private investment consulting firm. In 2009, with his wife's blessing, Ken and his family relocated to Arizona. In September of 2020, after several visits to Kansas, Ken and Monica made a leap of faith and bought an amazing Victorian home near Benedictine College in Atchison. Making Kansas their home away from home.
For the last 24 years, through a holistic goals-based financial planning approach, Ken has assisted clients through various stages and needs within their lives. From wealth accumulation, to income planning distribution in retirement, to setting up charitable gifting strategies, to assisting in setting up a client's estate planning wishes, saving for college, or to just knowing you are on the correct path to having a potentially comfortable retirement . . . all of these are important to Ken. Ken and his team seek to provide a personal one-on-one relationship with every client that they work with. No matter what the issue is, they love going the extra mile to help.
Ken and his family currently split their time between Chandler and Prescott, Arizona, and Atchison, Kansas. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, gardening, travelling, and is a member of the Rotary Club in Atchison, Kansas. Finally, Ken avidly enjoys watching English Premier League soccer, and has a black belt in Judo.
Ken graduated from California State University of Fresno - Sid Craig School of Business in December of 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Services. He also spent time at the University of Central Lancashire studying international finance and British economic history. Ken has a Charted Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation through the College of Financial Planning. He holds the following registrations through IFG: Series 7 (General Securities Rep), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), and Series 65 (NASAA Uniform Investment Adviser Law). He also holds an Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, California, and Texas Life Insurance licenses.
Arizona Life Insurance Lic #2674778, Non-Resident KS Life Insurance Lic #2674778, Non-Resident MO Life Insurance Lic #3001280893, Non-Resident CA Insurance Lic #0C44462, Non-Resident TX Life Insurance Lic #2362639.