Small Team, Big Results

The great thing about working with a smaller firm. Everyone contributes. When you need a response, it’s all hands on deck. Because we are boutique size, we can prioritize your needs, focus on your goals and provide the solutions right for you.

Investment Manager

Jeff Platt, JD, LLM, CFA, CFP®

Founder, Chief Investment Officer

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA in Political Science
  • Juris Doctor degree from Western State University, College of Law
  • Master of Laws in Taxation, the University of San Diego School of Law
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 1994
  • CFA, Chartered Financial Analyst designation

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Jeff.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center and received its Volunteer of the Year award in 2016. He is a member of the Investment Committees of the United Way of San Diego and the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Besides being a member of the National Association of Personal Advisors (NAPFA).

Jeff is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the CFA Institute, and the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Estates and Trusts Executive Committee and Council. Previously, he served on the board of the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Financial Planners and was an adjunct professor for the College for Financial Planning. Jeff has completed the Trusted Charitable Advisor Program offered by the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. He has been named one of the Best Five Star Wealth Managers by San Diego Magazine for multiple years. In 2016, he earned his black belt in Karate from Pacific Martial Arts.

“I believe that personal and customized advice and portfolio management is in the best of interest of our clients. It may take more time and effort to offer these custom solutions rather than cookie-cutter plans or portfolios, but we serve our clients better in the long-run as a result.” -Jeff Platt

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Angela Melfi

Director of Operations

  • Fifteen years in the technology industry working from the ground up as a designer, project manager and operations director
  • Launched over fifty enterprise level web and mobile applications
  • Bachelors of Science in Design from the University of California, Davis

Angela oversees business operations, including bookkeeping, billing, vendor management, regulatory and licensing requirements, human resources, and facilities management. She designs and implements Platt Wealth Management business vision, focusing on marketing analysis and long-term planning. She enjoys painting, creative writing, salsa dancing, rock climbing and hiking in her free time.

I go home happy when clients walk out of a financial plan or investments review meeting laughing and nodding their heads in relief and excitement. I know we’ve made a difference. I know that they feel more financially confident.” -Angela Melfi

Private Investment Manager

Curtis West, CFP®, MSBA

Lead Financial Advisor

  • 17 years of experience in Financial Services
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation since 2010
  • Masters of Science Business Administration, San Diego State University
  • Personal Financial Planning Certificate, San Diego State University
  • Bachelor of Science Management, Clemson University

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Curtis.

Utilizing his 17 years of diverse experience in financial services, Curtis works to help his clients define their goals and maximize their resources to achieve success. His driving force is to live an adventurous life while making meaningful connections with people helping them overcome the obstacles and fears that keep them from true success.

Curtis is an avid mountain biker and has a passion for motorcycles and classic cars. Every summer, he volunteers at CalEx Experience Camp, a week-long summer camp for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.


“After working with many clients with diverse circumstances, I have found that no matter where in life or where on the financial spectrum a person is, the unease and concern around finances remain. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, I develop and implement financial planning that addresses those concerns and inspires confidence.” Curtis West

Kai Kramer, CFA Candidate Level 1

Financial Advisor

  • CFA Candidate Level 1
  • Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser
  • Bachelors of Arts, Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Member, Undergraduate Business Society, UCLA
  • Financial Planning Intern, Ameriprise Financial Services

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Kai.

Kai works with our team to develop and implement solutions for our client’s financial needs. He evaluates and monitors client portfolios, conducts research on various securities, and puts together comprehensive reports. He meets with clients to review and plan for their financial goals.

Kim Stimson

Kim Stimson

Client Service Associate

  • Bachelor of Science, California State University, Northridge University, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Nine years in client service and relationship management.

    With boundless energy and a genuine passion for client satisfaction, Kim brings a dynamic approach to every interaction. Armed with over ten years of experience in customer service, she tackles challenges head-on, leveraging her strong work ethic and determination to deliver exceptional service. Kim is driven by a commitment to help clients and team members achieve their goals, leaving a lasting positive impact on both clients and colleagues alike.

    Devan Rouse Client Service Associate at Platt Wealth Management

    Devan Rouse

    Client Service Associate

    • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Sciences
    • Ten years experience in animal and environmental care and outreach.

    As a dedicated Client Service Associate, Devan brings a passion for personalized client care and a commitment to excellence. Her strong communication skills and attention to detail ensure seamless interactions and customer service. She is driven by a genuine desire to exceed client expectations and contribute to our client’s success.

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