Newport Beach
Address

610 Newport Center Drive
Suite 280

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact

info-nb@beaconpointe.com
(949) 720-9980

Newport Beach Team

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Brittany Hazard

Senior Associate, Client Service

Brittany is primarily responsible for customer relations and day-to-day operations for the firm’s clients. Her duties include portfolio maintenance, onboarding of new relationships, performance reporting and client service. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Brittany spent the last 5 years working at CPS Insurance helping support financial advisors find the best long-term care solutions for their clients. She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Communication studies and focused on communication in the workplace. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Carolyn Smith

Manager, Client Service

Carolyn Smith is responsible for client servicing and operations at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Carolyn worked at the Wealth Management Network. Carolyn is married and has two sons. She enjoys going to the beach, running

James Davenport

Managing Director, Partner

James (Jim) is responsible for counseling clients with their wealth management decisions, particularly in the area of investments. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Jim worked in Wells Fargo Advisor’s Private Client Group, marketing the firm’s wealth management services to new clients and enhancing existing client relationships. Jim is a Managing Director and Partner with Beacon Pointe, working out of both the Orange County and Inland Empire offices. Jim earned his MBA from Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, and his Bachelor’s Degree from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. He serves on the advisory board for Big Brothers Big Sisters-Inland Empire and also is a member of both the Endowment Council Chapman University and Leaders, Executives, and Directors; Advancing Philanthropy (LEAD-OC). Outside of work, Jim enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his wife and two children.

Josh Rummonds, JD

Wealth Advisor

Josh is a Wealth Advisor representing Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors in the Central Valley of California. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Josh was a financial advisor for the Principal Financial Group where he advised and assisted his clients in establishing sound financial plans which included both investment and insurance advice. With a background in the legal profession Josh has always been required to adhere to the fiduciary standard of placing the interests of the client above his own and the firm he represents. Josh received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Josh played on the baseball team and signed with the Chicago Cubs organization thereafter. Outside of work, Josh enjoys traveling, running with one or both of his dogs and spending time with his wife and son.

Laine Ainsworth, CFP®

Managing Director, Partner

Laine holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification and has been an investment professional for over 25 years. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Laine was a Founding Principal of Wealth Management Network, LLC. Laine is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the University of California at Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at UC Irvine. Mr. Ainsworth is a member of the Hoag Hospital Diplomat Society and was a Charter Member of the PIMCO RIA Advisory Board. He is presently a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Orange County and has served on the Board of Directors of CASA Orange County. A California native, Laine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He and his wife Lisa have a daughter who resides and works in New York City.

Lauren Meixel

Manager, Operations

Lauren Meixel is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day client service needs, implementing business policies and best practices for the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors office in Newport Beach.  She is also responsible for partnering with the firms’ advisors to assist in client meetings, document preparation and long-term planning, creating deeper client relationships and contributing to the overall growth of the office. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, she spent the last six years working at Fidelity Investments and Merrill Lynch where she held roles of increasing responsibility in client services, operations, and compliance. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Moehlman

Managing Director, Partner

Mark Moehlman holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, and has dedicated his entire business career to helping others manage their wealth. Mark was born in Los Angeles and moved to Newport Beach in 1975, and has lived in Big Canyon for the past fifteen years. Mr. Moehlman founded Wealth Management Corporation, the first of its kind, in 1987, the same year he launched his Wealth Management Forum. Mark served as a trustee of the Orange County Employees Retirement System (O.C.E.R.S.) from 1993 to 1996, helping shepherd the fund virtually unscathed through the county’s bankruptcy. Mr. Moehlman was the Founding Chair of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (C.I.W.M) of the UC Irvine Merage School of Business, and continues to be very active in both C.I.W.M. and the UCI Chancellor’s Club. Mark is married to Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, a prominent Newport Beach dentist, and has one daughter, Melisa, who lives and works in New York City.

 

Susan Fritts

Manager, Client Service

Sue Fritts is responsible for client servicing in the Private Client Service Group of Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Sue was with the Wealth Management Network as their Director of Operations for 3 years. Sue is very active in her children’s school and their PTA. She also is involved with Our Lady Queen of Angels as a religious education instructor. Sue enjoys reading, photography, and any sports involving her three children. She is currently enrolled at UC Irvine taking classes in financial management, coaching lacrosse, and spending time with her family.

Newport Beach Team

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Brittany Hazard

Senior Associate, Client Service

Brittany is primarily responsible for customer relations and day-to-day operations for the firm’s clients. Her duties include portfolio maintenance, onboarding of new relationships, performance reporting and client service. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Brittany spent the last 5 years working at CPS Insurance helping support financial advisors find the best long-term care solutions for their clients. She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Communication studies and focused on communication in the workplace. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Carolyn Smith

Manager, Client Service

Carolyn Smith is responsible for client servicing and operations at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Carolyn worked at the Wealth Management Network. Carolyn is married and has two sons. She enjoys going to the beach, running

James Davenport

Managing Director, Partner

James (Jim) is responsible for counseling clients with their wealth management decisions, particularly in the area of investments. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Jim worked in Wells Fargo Advisor’s Private Client Group, marketing the firm’s wealth management services to new clients and enhancing existing client relationships. Jim is a Managing Director and Partner with Beacon Pointe, working out of both the Orange County and Inland Empire offices. Jim earned his MBA from Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, and his Bachelor’s Degree from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. He serves on the advisory board for Big Brothers Big Sisters-Inland Empire and also is a member of both the Endowment Council Chapman University and Leaders, Executives, and Directors; Advancing Philanthropy (LEAD-OC). Outside of work, Jim enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his wife and two children.

Josh Rummonds, JD

Wealth Advisor

Josh is a Wealth Advisor representing Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors in the Central Valley of California. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Josh was a financial advisor for the Principal Financial Group where he advised and assisted his clients in establishing sound financial plans which included both investment and insurance advice. With a background in the legal profession Josh has always been required to adhere to the fiduciary standard of placing the interests of the client above his own and the firm he represents. Josh received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Josh played on the baseball team and signed with the Chicago Cubs organization thereafter. Outside of work, Josh enjoys traveling, running with one or both of his dogs and spending time with his wife and son.

Laine Ainsworth, CFP®

Managing Director, Partner

Laine holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification and has been an investment professional for over 25 years. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Laine was a Founding Principal of Wealth Management Network, LLC. Laine is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the University of California at Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at UC Irvine. Mr. Ainsworth is a member of the Hoag Hospital Diplomat Society and was a Charter Member of the PIMCO RIA Advisory Board. He is presently a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Orange County and has served on the Board of Directors of CASA Orange County. A California native, Laine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He and his wife Lisa have a daughter who resides and works in New York City.

Lauren Meixel

Manager, Operations

Lauren Meixel is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day client service needs, implementing business policies and best practices for the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors office in Newport Beach.  She is also responsible for partnering with the firms’ advisors to assist in client meetings, document preparation and long-term planning, creating deeper client relationships and contributing to the overall growth of the office. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, she spent the last six years working at Fidelity Investments and Merrill Lynch where she held roles of increasing responsibility in client services, operations, and compliance. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Moehlman

Managing Director, Partner

Mark Moehlman holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, and has dedicated his entire business career to helping others manage their wealth. Mark was born in Los Angeles and moved to Newport Beach in 1975, and has lived in Big Canyon for the past fifteen years. Mr. Moehlman founded Wealth Management Corporation, the first of its kind, in 1987, the same year he launched his Wealth Management Forum. Mark served as a trustee of the Orange County Employees Retirement System (O.C.E.R.S.) from 1993 to 1996, helping shepherd the fund virtually unscathed through the county’s bankruptcy. Mr. Moehlman was the Founding Chair of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (C.I.W.M) of the UC Irvine Merage School of Business, and continues to be very active in both C.I.W.M. and the UCI Chancellor’s Club. Mark is married to Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, a prominent Newport Beach dentist, and has one daughter, Melisa, who lives and works in New York City.

 

Susan Fritts

Manager, Client Service

Sue Fritts is responsible for client servicing in the Private Client Service Group of Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Sue was with the Wealth Management Network as their Director of Operations for 3 years. Sue is very active in her children’s school and their PTA. She also is involved with Our Lady Queen of Angels as a religious education instructor. Sue enjoys reading, photography, and any sports involving her three children. She is currently enrolled at UC Irvine taking classes in financial management, coaching lacrosse, and spending time with her family.

Newport Beach Team

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Brittany Hazard

Senior Associate, Client Service

Brittany is primarily responsible for customer relations and day-to-day operations for the firm’s clients. Her duties include portfolio maintenance, onboarding of new relationships, performance reporting and client service. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Brittany spent the last 5 years working at CPS Insurance helping support financial advisors find the best long-term care solutions for their clients. She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Communication studies and focused on communication in the workplace. Outside of the office, Brittany enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Carolyn Smith

Manager, Client Service

Carolyn Smith is responsible for client servicing and operations at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Carolyn worked at the Wealth Management Network. Carolyn is married and has two sons. She enjoys going to the beach, running

James Davenport

Managing Director, Partner

James (Jim) is responsible for counseling clients with their wealth management decisions, particularly in the area of investments. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Jim worked in Wells Fargo Advisor’s Private Client Group, marketing the firm’s wealth management services to new clients and enhancing existing client relationships. Jim is a Managing Director and Partner with Beacon Pointe, working out of both the Orange County and Inland Empire offices. Jim earned his MBA from Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, and his Bachelor’s Degree from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. He serves on the advisory board for Big Brothers Big Sisters-Inland Empire and also is a member of both the Endowment Council Chapman University and Leaders, Executives, and Directors; Advancing Philanthropy (LEAD-OC). Outside of work, Jim enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with his wife and two children.

Josh Rummonds, JD

Wealth Advisor

Josh is a Wealth Advisor representing Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors in the Central Valley of California. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Josh was a financial advisor for the Principal Financial Group where he advised and assisted his clients in establishing sound financial plans which included both investment and insurance advice. With a background in the legal profession Josh has always been required to adhere to the fiduciary standard of placing the interests of the client above his own and the firm he represents. Josh received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. While at USC, Josh played on the baseball team and signed with the Chicago Cubs organization thereafter. Outside of work, Josh enjoys traveling, running with one or both of his dogs and spending time with his wife and son.

Laine Ainsworth, CFP®

Managing Director, Partner

Laine holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification and has been an investment professional for over 25 years. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, Laine was a Founding Principal of Wealth Management Network, LLC. Laine is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle for the University of California at Irvine Paul Merage School of Business and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management at UC Irvine. Mr. Ainsworth is a member of the Hoag Hospital Diplomat Society and was a Charter Member of the PIMCO RIA Advisory Board. He is presently a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Orange County and has served on the Board of Directors of CASA Orange County. A California native, Laine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. He and his wife Lisa have a daughter who resides and works in New York City.

Lauren Meixel

Manager, Operations

Lauren Meixel is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day client service needs, implementing business policies and best practices for the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors office in Newport Beach.  She is also responsible for partnering with the firms’ advisors to assist in client meetings, document preparation and long-term planning, creating deeper client relationships and contributing to the overall growth of the office. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, she spent the last six years working at Fidelity Investments and Merrill Lynch where she held roles of increasing responsibility in client services, operations, and compliance. Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time, Lauren enjoys cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Moehlman

Managing Director, Partner

Mark Moehlman holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, and has dedicated his entire business career to helping others manage their wealth. Mark was born in Los Angeles and moved to Newport Beach in 1975, and has lived in Big Canyon for the past fifteen years. Mr. Moehlman founded Wealth Management Corporation, the first of its kind, in 1987, the same year he launched his Wealth Management Forum. Mark served as a trustee of the Orange County Employees Retirement System (O.C.E.R.S.) from 1993 to 1996, helping shepherd the fund virtually unscathed through the county’s bankruptcy. Mr. Moehlman was the Founding Chair of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management (C.I.W.M) of the UC Irvine Merage School of Business, and continues to be very active in both C.I.W.M. and the UCI Chancellor’s Club. Mark is married to Dr. Cherilyn Sheets, a prominent Newport Beach dentist, and has one daughter, Melisa, who lives and works in New York City.

 

Susan Fritts

Manager, Client Service

Sue Fritts is responsible for client servicing in the Private Client Service Group of Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors Newport Beach. Prior to joining Beacon Pointe, Sue was with the Wealth Management Network as their Director of Operations for 3 years. Sue is very active in her children’s school and their PTA. She also is involved with Our Lady Queen of Angels as a religious education instructor. Sue enjoys reading, photography, and any sports involving her three children. She is currently enrolled at UC Irvine taking classes in financial management, coaching lacrosse, and spending time with her family.