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James G. Palumbo
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James G. Palumbo is the founder and principal of Oxford Asset Management, LLC, as well as a Private Wealth Advisor for Oxford’s clients. With 30 years of industry and management experience, Jim has a proven track record of serving clients with excellence. Utilizing the extensive depth of resources at Oxford, Jim’s clients are provided with quality expertise in every area of personal and corporate finance, including estate and retirement planning, tax planning and preparation, and philanthropic counsel. Mr. Palumbo is focused on leading clients towards financial peace of mind through wise and objective counsel. His desire is for his clients to be free to invest their lives in what matters most.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mr. Palumbo graduated from Lakeshore High School in 1979 and went directly to Pinecrest Theological Seminary in New York. He went on to found Impact Personal Development Co., a New York consulting firm specializing in management training before bringing his experience to the Financial Services industry and launching Oxford in 1995. He is active in his community and the ministry he founded, EvangAlliance, Inc.


Jose G. Longoria Jr.
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Jose G. Longoria Jr., Investment Advisor Representative, graduated from Roma High School in 1971 and attended Texas A&I University from 1971-1974. Prior to his financial career, Mr. Longoria worked in energy from 1977-1992 with Sunoco and Valero. Mr. Longoria entered the financial industry in 1995 and is registered in Texas with licenses in Life and Health. Joe held his NASD Series 6, 63 and 7 prior to focusing on his Investment Advisory Practice.


Stephen M. Pease
Ph. (970) 375-1291
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Stephen M. Pease, CFP® Professional, and Investment Advisor Representative. He currently holds a Life and Health and Accident license for Colorado and New Mexico. Steve has been investing personally and professionally for 35 years.

Prior to joining Oxford Asset Management, Steve worked for twenty-one years at Mobil Oil Corporation as a geophysicist and technical information manager in production and exploration. His experience spans across a wide range of petroleum and IT projects including: effectively managing multi-million dollar budgets; designing, implementing, and participating in the largest (at the time) 3d seismic survey in Nigeria; and being influential in a highly successful reservoir management project in Indonesia. During his tenure with Mobil, Steve spent more than a decade living and working in Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Venezuela gaining invaluable international experience

Steve is a former board President of the Durango Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Durango Chamber of Commerce Diplomat, he is an active member of the La Plata Economic Alliance Business Development Committee, and a Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA) certified ski instructor.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Geophysical Engineering degree from Colorado School of Mines after graduating from Durango High School in 1975. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoys golfing (single digit handicap), skiing, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, mountain biking and running.

Steve started in the financial industry in 2003 by purchasing an American General Insurance agency.  He joined Oxford in 2004 as an Investment advisor.  In 2005 Steve passed the series 7 examination.  In early 2006 he started the CFP® certification process and was awarded the Certificate in Jan 2007.


David Smiley
Ph. (970) 375-1291
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With a keen interest in helping people achieve and maintain financial independence, Dave joined Oxford Asset Management Durango's office in 2008 as a Investment Advisor Representative. Dave strives to make certain his clients believe they can sleep well at night, knowing there is a process in place, that is designed to meet their ever changing financial needs.

Dave has developed and refined The Peace of Mind Formula,  a process to address the critical financial events that occur as a client’s life unfolds and needs evolve.

Dave has a Series 65 license and maintains his Colorado Life and Health Insurance license.  Dave became a Certified Financial Planner™ professional in 2011 and received his Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) certification in 2014.

Dave was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology from Miami University and a Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Illinois State University. His educational  background is rooted in science, including being part of the Amgen Inc. team; where as a senior scientist, his primary responsibilities were managing a group that assisted in commercialization activities for several of Amgen's biotechnology products. Again, he emphasized an alignment of his philosophy, planning strategies and process.

Dave and his wife of 39 years, Gloria, moved to Durango in 2008 to enjoy the Four Corners area and all its varied outdoor activities. He enjoys reading, hiking with his golden retriever Riley and Colorado history.  Dave is an active member and the current Secretary of the Durango Daybreak Rotary club. Additionally, Dave is a member of the Durango Chamber of Commerce, and supports the Durango Arts Center, Music in the Mountains and various other local non-profits.

Dave is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), so you can be sure that he provides expert and professional financial planning services. To  earn the CFP designation, Dave had to complete an approved educational program, pass a rigorous examination and meet stringent experience requirements. Dave also adheres to a professional Code of Ethics and he fulfills annual continuing education requirements to remain aware of current planning strategies and financial trends.

 

 


Scott Rader
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Born in Reading, Pennsylvania Scott brings decades of experience as a bilingual manager of US Company facilities in Mexico, small business owner, and financial advisor at Edward Jones, to his new position as Manager, and Investment Advisor Representative for Oxford’s Central Texas offices in San Antonio and Boerne. We came to know Scott and Karen shortly after they adopted their children and served as Minister of Adult Education and Missions at our home church, Calvary Baptist in McAllen, Texas. Their selflessness is an inspiration to us and a great example of the Servant Leader philosophy to which Oxford is committed.