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J. Wade  Lopez, CFP®

J. Wade Lopez, CFP®

President, CFP®

Wade Lopez is the Founder and CEO of Lopez Wealth Management Group. Wade’s career began immediately upon graduating college and has worked exclusively in wealth management since.

Through his hard work and diligence, Wade developed into the top one percent of producers in the nation's largest financial planning firm and was named on the Presidential Advisory Council. In 2002, wanting to become "truly" independent, Wade formed what has now become Lopez Wealth Management Group.

Wade has a core belief that continual education in the profession is not only a necessity, it is a requirement.  Everyone at Lopez Wealth is required to takes classes that can help advance their position within the organization or provide enhanced services to clients.  Wade also belongs to the Financial Leadership Council, a long standing financial think tank of successful advisors within the industry located throughout the United States and has been a member of the Peak Advisor Alliance for many years.

He and his wife Sheila are very active within the community.  They have a passion to help children and Wade is a former president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire. Wade also serves on the White’s Mill Foundation which is preserving and restoring a historic landmark located within Washington County Virginia.

Lopez Wealth Management was featured in a Forbes magazine promotion called “The Capital Region Financial Leaders”.  While the DC area is many miles away from their location in Virginia, Lopez Wealth was more than happy to participate in such a prestigious grouping.

Wade’s academic credentials include Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Senior Advisor and Long Term Care Professional. He holds the FINRA Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 licenses.  

Wade and Sheila reside in a home overlooking South Holston Lake.  They have two wonderful children, Justin and Carrie.  Wade is an avid sports fan and enjoys going to games with friends and family when he and Sheila are not drifting around the lake.

Favorite quote:  

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all-time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.  Coach Lombardi

Hidden Talent: 

Racing, I was Kingsport Speedways 2001 Track Champion.  A friend pointed out recently that the list of past champions is pretty impressive; Gene Glover, L.D. Ottinger, Jimmy Hensley, Scott Bloomquist, Wade Day, just to name a few.  Even one of my childhood heroes, Jack Ingram, was a past champion. I have to admit that is pretty darn cool.

Best Advice:

Now that you received your diploma, I am sure you realize working for yourself is the only real job security you will ever have … Mom at graduation ceremony

What motivates Wade:

Knowing that God allows me to improve all the things I should have been better at the day before.

Music: 

Country of all types.

Biggest accomplishment: 

Justin and Carrie, no doubt.