Nat Levy, LL.B, CFP® – Executive Chairman
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Nat Levy is the Executive Chairman of TLC Wealth Management, Inc. Nat practiced law in South Africa for 22 years before moving to Houston with his family in 1979. He then joined an established financial planning firm (The AFP Group, Inc.), later serving as its president for several years. In those days (the 1980’s and into the 1990’s), financial planning was evolving as a profession. That presented an exciting opportunity for Nat to apply and expand his counseling experience in tax, estate and business planning to the even broader areas of financial planning and money management for individuals, families, business owners, professionals and retirees. Throughout the decades, Nat has always remained passionate about helping people realize their financial potential and pass on their values to their family and their community.In 1997, he and his younger son, Mike, entered into the partnership which is now known as TLC Wealth Management, Inc., located in Bellaire, Texas (TLC = The Levy Company). Their team of experienced practitioners provide wealth management advice, including goal-based financial planning, portfolio construction, monitoring and reviewing processes, life and health insurance planning and other financial-related services.Nat previously served as an arbitration panelist for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and the American Arbitration Association and volunteers for a number of charitable organizations; having actively done so both in South Africa since the 1950’s and in the U.S. since the early 1980’s. He has served as Chairman of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation and is on the National and Houston Boards of the American Associates of Ben Gurion University, Israel. He is an active member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum and the Financial Planning Association.Nat and his wife Jill have three married children and eight grandchildren. Four members of their family are employed by TLC Wealth Management, Inc. (Nat, Mike, Jerome and Kim). Nat is a registered representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an investment advisor representative with Kestra.
Michael J. Levy CFP®, CIMA – President
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Mike Levy is President of TLC Wealth Management, Inc. He holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner and Certified Investment Management Analyst, and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association and the Investment Management Consultants Association. Mike completed IMCA’s Certified Investment Management Analyst course at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993, Mike worked for Monbusho in Japan for a year and then for Dean Witter Reynolds as an investment advisor and retirement planning specialist. In 1997, Mike partnered with his father, Nat Levy, to begin providing team-based wealth management services.In 1999, Mike and Nat helped found the ensemble financial services firm of McNeil, Levy & Friedman, L.P., where they headed the firm’s financial planning and portfolio management divisions.Mike now serves as President of TLC Wealth Management, a firm which reflects the Levy family’s commitment to providing caring and thoughtful advice to its clients.Mike is married to Naomi and they have three children. Mike is a registered representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an investment advisor representative with Kestra.
Jerome Pokroy B.Proc
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Jerome Pokroy is the firm’s Director of Insurance Services. He focuses on helping our clients determine how much, if any, life and disability income insurance benefits would be needed in the event of a breadwinner’s death or disability. He also helps business owners determine their life and disability insurance needs. Jerome’s background as a lawyer in South Africa and in helping Houston attorneys optimize their legal research capabilities, has led to his personalized, consultative approach. He guides families and business owners through the maze of products and tax-smart structures, as well as the underwriting process, in order to arrive at appropriate programs for them. A former South African judo champion, Jerome loves instructing children in judo and adults in Krav Maga. He holds four martial arts black belts and enjoys the opportunity to teach others both physical and financial self-defense! Jerome and his wife, Kim, have three children. Jerome is a registered representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an investment advisor representative with Kestra.
Jacob M. Leon CPA/PFS, CFP®
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Jacob M. Leon brings a special insight into the combination of business and investment advice together with tax planning as a CPA. He assists clients in all areas of business consulting, and financial planning, including wealth accumulation, retirement, risk planning and estate planning. Jacob is a Certified Public Accountant * and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is a Personal Financial Specialist (an accreditation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)). He was born in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba and is fluent in the Spanish language. Jacob is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), and is a member of and has served on the Boards of the Texas Society of CPA’s (TSCPA), and the Houston Chapter of that Society. He has served on the committee in charge of the Advanced Estate Planning Conference offered annually by the TSCPA. He closely participated as a member in an international association of accounting firms and he served as the Chairman of the Region of the Americas, which serves North, Central and South America. Community activities include membership in various not for profit community service, religious and professional organizations, where he currently serves, or has served as Officer, Trustee or Board Member.*Jacob Leon is a registered representative of Kestra Investment Services, LLC (Kestra IS) and an investment advisor representative of Kestra Advisory Services, LLC (Kestra AS). Kestra IS and Kestra AS do not provide legal or tax advice and are not Certified Public Accounting firms.
Angie Garcia, CFP®
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Angie Garcia is a native Houstonian and has worked for Nat and Mike Levy since April of 2008. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2004 with a BBA/MBA in Finance. In 2008 she earned her series 7 (General Securities Representative) and 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam) licenses and as of July 2014 is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant. Angie’s goal as Planning Department Manager for TLC Wealth Management, Inc. is to maintain and provide accurate records for our clients. She aims to exceed expectations by processing transactions and responding to requests in a timely and efficient manner. Outside of the office, Angie enjoys reading, watching movies, baking and spending time with her husband, family and friends.
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Erica Peterson is a Client Service Associate at TLC Wealth Management, Inc. Erica brings seven years of experience in financial services and focuses on the administrative and reporting needs of clients. Prior to joining TLC Wealth Management, Erica worked as an Associate at Windrose Advisors, an independent boutique wealth management firm . There she worked with the investment team to successfully invest ultra-high-net-worth clients into alternative investments. Erica began her career at Citigroup’s Smith Barney in the Trade Processing department and stayed with the firm through their joint venture with Morgan Stanley . By the time she left the firm, she worked on the Morgan Stanley Platform assisting five Financial Advisors as a Series 7-licensed Client Service Associate. Erica graduated from Saint Lawrence University in NY with a BA in both Economics and English. There she was a member of the Squash and Rowing teams . When she’s not at the office, you will likely find her with a paint brush in hand or spending time with her sister, Alexis, who also lives in Houston.
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Kim has been providing the principals of the firm with office administration and marketing support since 2003. Prior to that, she held similar positions at a major publishing firm and a well-known mutual fund company, both in Houston. She has a liberal arts degree from The University of North Texas. Outside of the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for a number of causes close to her heart.
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Courtney Yerkes has been providing Nat and Mike Levy with administrative support since 2003. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a BA in English. She particularly enjoys working with our clients when they schedule appointments with members of our team and strives to provide them with a comfortable, pleasant experience. Outside of the office, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and children, volunteering at church, and reading.