Steven Budin, JD, CFP® is the President of the Budin Group. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and the Fordham University School of Law in New York. Steven has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Practitioner since 1997, as well as an attorney, licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada*.
Steven has been a financial specialist for numerous Las Vegas media outlets since 1997. Currently, he is the financial commentator for KTNV Channel 13, the ABC News affiliate in Las Vegas. He can be seen every Saturday morning on the newscast.
Steven is married to Colleen, has two daughters, Lauryn and Emerson, and a son, Jonathan. Steven sits on various boards and committees in Las Vegas. He loves to play golf, travel, workout, and listen to the music of Bruce Springsteen.
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Glen Kiser has over twenty-three years experience in the financial industry. He has been married to his wife, Margaret, for thirty-three years and has two grown children, Brandon and Allison. Glen enjoys riding his Harley and playing golf.
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Christopher has been involved in the financial services industry since 1999. He was born and raised in Las Vegas and attended Bishop Gorman High School. Christopher has a Business Finance Degree from the University of Utah with a focus on investment theory and economics. While at the University of Utah he was an executive member of the Financial Management Association.
Mr. Nolan started his career at Fidelity Investment in 1999. While at Fidelity he worked in multiple areas including client service, trading, tax specialist, investments and fixed income. He was a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial where he focused on financial planning, wealth management, and small business strategies. Christopher spent a year abroad in Africa and Asia conducting a global economic study, focusing on the flow of capital and communication.
His security registration includes the series 7, 63, 65 (currently held with LPL Financial) and is licensed for Life and Health Insurance.
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Shane joins The Budin Group with nearly two decades of experience in the financial industry. As a native Coloradan, he graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Shane's career began at Invesco Funds group as a Retirement Specialist. Moving on to California in 1997, he advanced through the ranks of management at TD Ameritrade before joining LPL Financial in 2004 where he was Vice President of the Service Center. At LPL, he interacted with over 14,000 thousands advisors; when he met Steve, he knew that was the time to move on again.
Shane's holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 8, 24, 63, and 66 registrations with LPL Financial. Shane is married to Krista and has two daughters Kaitlyn and Emily. He is very active in the community and enjoys camping with his family, sports, exercise, and travel.
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Jason began his career in financial services in 2003 and has worked for U.S. Bank, U.S. Bancorp Investments & Insurance, and Edward Jones. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
His security registrations includes the Series 7 & 66 (currently held with LPL Financial) and is licensed for Life and Health Insurance in California, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. He holds the professional designations of Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®).
Jason is involved in several professional and non-profit organizations. When you catch him out of the office, you can find him playing golf, camping, cooking and coaching youth sports. He moved to Las Vegas in 2000 and is passionate about making memories with family and friends.
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Patty was born and raised in Texas. The love of Cowboy’s, football, and steak wasn’t enough; she moved to Las Vegas and started with The Budin group in 2004. She enjoys painting, wine and drawing. And, when the weather permits, she gears up and hikes around the Red Rock area. For the most part, Patty spends most of her spare time with her family. Kaleb, her son, is very athletic; so, you find her out on the sidelines or in the stands watching him rush, sprint, or dribble with much success. She also has two older out-of-state children, Kyndra and Randy. And, she is blessed with two gorgeous grand-daughters.
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Christine came aboard in 2010 with Series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations (currently held at LPL Financial). She grew up in California, but landed in Las Vegas in 1999 after ‘Brave’ing the cold in Peoria, IL attending Bradley University and competing for their forensics team (they hold the most national titles than any other college academic or sports team in the nation). She finished at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Business Communications and continues to embrace the community with her charitable endeavors, most notably as past board president of Chefs for Kids. Christine finds cooking to be an art, world travel a necessity (she married in Florence, Italy), believes family is the core of happiness and sadness, is joyfully married to her husband, Christopher, and is completely enamored by her children, Morgan, Amelia and Declan.
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Fritz McDonald is the founder and president of McDonald Financial and has been an affiliate with the Budin Group since 2015. He is a native of Las Vegas and graduated with a bachelors degree from University Nevada Las Vegas. Fritz spent 10 years as an Army Officer leading Soldiers around the world. He is involved with several professional and non-profit organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the local Rotary club and is the Chairman for the local Planning Commission. Fritz is married to Erika, who is a teacher with the Clark County School District. They have a beautiful daughter, Claire, and love to travel, workout and regularly participate in outdoor adventures.
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Beatriz (Bea) Vazquez joins The Budin Group on November 2, 2020. She brings over 10 years of administrative, customer service, and analytical experience. Bea is familiar with the LPL system and is looking forward to enhancing our clients' experience.
Bea was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating high school, Bea lived in Germany for a few years where she attended a trade school focused on customer service. She later moved to South Florida, and ultimately Las Vegas.
Bea enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her three sons, Xavier, Liam, and Ezekiel, and her fur-son, Rocket. She also enjoys live music, food, and traveling.