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Kent Clifton, CFP®

Kent Clifton, CFP®

Retirement Planning Specialist

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Since starting his financial services career in 2007 Kent has focused on helping clients develop comprehensive financial strategies that fit their unique needs.  His services cover all areas of financial management, from investment and retirement planning to risk management and estate conservation. 
Kent also specializes in helping employees of large corporations understand and maximize their corporate wealth building programs such as 401ks, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, Stock Option Grants, and Restricted Stock Units.  

Kent is an 11-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, completing his service at the rank of Captain. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vibrant Pittsburgh. Former Board service includes the American Heart Association, The Western PA Diversity Initiative, and The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Kent holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a Certificate in Retirement Planning from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. A Chicago native, he his wife and three children have made Western Pennsylvania their home for 21 years.  


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