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Kimberly DeProspero, CFP ®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Kimberly DeProspero is focused on giving more. With over 30 years of experience, Kimberly dedicates her time and expertise to addressing her clients’ unique financial needs.

She is passionate about helping people achieve financial independence, offering her skills as a financial counselor, business and investment coach, and custom financial planner. Kimberly founded Financial Strategies Group in 2003 and merged practices with her husband, Hank Cleare, CFP ®, in 2009. Together, Kim and Hank offer a rare and valuable dynamic in financial planning services: a dual perspective. They blended their Atlanta and Weston, Florida-based practices into a ‘family office’, offering concierge-level services to each and every client. Kimberly also frequently lectures on Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Income Distribution Strategies.

Kimberly is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, is series 7 registered, and holds a Registered Principal registration through LPL Financial. She is a proud member of the Atlanta-based independent financial planning consortium, Integrated Financial Group, and a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and Financial Services Institute (FSI). FSI is an advocacy group focused on independent financial advisors. She graduated from Auburn University and completed the executive development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Kimberly and her firm support the Lung Cancer Alliance of Florida, Toys For Tots, Angel Flight, a nonprofit that arranges free flights for charitable and medical needs, as well as the Broward chapter Alzheimer’s Association.

Kimberly and Hank live in Fort Lauderdale and maintain their time between the Atlanta and Weston offices. In 2013, they welcomed Kimberly’s son, Nicholas Rios, into their family practice. Kimberly’s younger son, Chris, is a graduate from The University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, and Management. Kim stays fit and active, enjoying travel, running, and scuba diving in the Keys.

 

To get in touch with Kimberly, email Kimberly@FSGPlanners.com or call 954-888-4680.

 

“Life is about people. It’s about impacting the lives of others. Focus on being more useful, not just more successful”.

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Hank W. Cleare, CFP ®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional Hank Cleare is deeply committed to helping clients understand and plan for their financial future.

As a Wealth Manager, Hank offers individuals and couples his comprehensive investment experience. His career began with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 1991. He later became a financial consultant for commercial banks purchasing investment firms, specializing in bank-owned broker-dealers. To secure his own future, Hank invested in residential real estate for a diversified investment portfolio. In the early 2000s, Hank was a founding partner of Searcy, Weems-Scott & Cleare, a member of the Atlanta-based independent financial planning consortium, Integrated Financial Group.

In 2009, Hank married Kimberly DeProspero, CFP® and merged his practice to form Financial Strategies Group. Together, Kim and Hank offer a distinct and valuable dynamic in financial planning services: a dual perspective. They blend their Atlanta and Weston, Florida-based practices into a ‘family office’, offering concierge-level services to each and every client.

Education plays a big role in Hank’s approach to financial planning. When Hank’s grandmother was stricken with a debilitating illness, he learned first-hand how unexpected life events can impact the future. As part of each comprehensive strategy, Hank teaches clients the importance of long term care planning and takes pride helping families plan for their needs and those of their aging parents. Passionate on this matter, Hank has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association for many years. He was nominated to the Board of Directors for The Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter in October 2016.

Hank graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He regularly attends industry workshops in addition to being a member of the Broward County Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Financial Services Institute (FSI). FSI is an advocacy group focused on independent financial advisors.

Hank resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife, Kimberly. Outside the office he enjoys fishing, diving, golf, tennis and boating. Together they make time for travel, friends, and family.

 

To get in touch with Hank, email Hank@FSGPlanners.com or call 954-888-4680.

 

“Having the knowledge to know what to do, and then taking action, are two keys to your success”.

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Devon Johnson
Client Relationship Coordinator

As Client Relationship Coordinator for Financial Strategies Group, Devon is focused on providing premier service to each and every client.

Devon is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She handles day-to-day client interactions, scheduling, marketing, and social media efforts.

Devon recently moved from Massachusetts to South Florida and is enjoying the coastal life. She’s re-discovered kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating, and loves spending time on the beach. When she’s not on the go, Devon sees friends and family. One of her favorite places to be is with her grandparents and their two dogs.

 

To get in touch with Devon, email Devon@FSGPlanners.com or call 954-888-4680.



Nicholas Rios
Financial Planning Coordinator

Nick joined the FSG team after graduating from Florida State University in 2013. Specializing in client relations, he oversees the Financial Planning Department.

Nick is series 7 and 66 registered with LPL Financial and holds the 2-15 insurance and annuities license. Nick is also working on earning his CFP® designation.

Nick works alongside a team of tenured advisors who have 47 years of experience between them.

When he’s not in the office, Nick is outdoors. If he’s not running or playing sports, he will be on the ocean fishing and diving. He also volunteers his time with various local charities, primarily the Alzheimer’s Association. His focus in on New Team Recruitment and he has participated in the last three annual walks.

 

To get in touch with Nick, email Nick@FSGPlanners.com or call 954-888-4680.

 

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it”.

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Christopher Rios
Business Development Coordinator

Chris joined the FSG team in the Fall of 2018 as a Business Development Coordinator in the Financial Planning Department. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelors degree in finance and management, he quickly realized his professional aspiration was in the asset management space.

Chris spent his first three years in the industry working at Eaton Vance in Boston as an internal wholesaler, gaining knowledge and experience in financial planning at a global corporation.

He will be applying his own professional background to add value and insight to the firms Young Professional’s program, working alongside his brother Nick.

Having recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, in his spare time you can find Chris traveling, surfing, fishing or golfing.

 

To get in touch with Chris, email Chris@FSGPlanners.com or call 954-888-4680.