Yusuf Abugideiri, CFP® holds an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University and a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.
Yusuf is a member of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®). He has served on the Financial Planning Day and Career Day committees through FPA’s National Capital Area chapter and has also served on the chapter’s board as the Director of PR, Media Relations and Communications. Yusuf is a member of FPA’s NexGen community and is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program.
Yusuf is a member of the CFP Board’s Workforce Development Advisory Group. The group advises CFP Board regarding initiatives related to attracting the next generation of financial planners to the profession, continuing to strengthen the pipeline of talent into the profession, and developing a career path for practitioners. In 2019, the group contributed to the publication of Financial Planning Career Paths: Building More Sustainable and Successful Businesses. The guide aims to “help firms in the financial planning profession with financial planner recruitment, onboarding, training, career development and retention” and lays out a career ladder for financial planners.
Yusuf has also served as co-chair of the Recent Alumni Board of the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech; he visits campus frequently to speak in financial planning classes and to give back to the university through various programs.
In 2016, Yusuf was named to InvestmentNews’ 40 Under 40 list, which recognizes members of the financial advisory industry who are under 40 years of age and have changed the industry for the better. He was also named to WealthManagement’s list of the top CFP®-holders under age 36.
In his free time, Yusuf enjoys watching sports and movies, working out, and spending time with his friends and family.
Client Focus: As a Senior Financial Planner, Yusuf approaches his relationships with Clients with the mindset of serving as their anchor; he feels that his role is to design a financial plan that serves as the foundation through which they can realize the limitless vision for their life.
Current Update: Yusuf is glad to be done traveling for the remainder of 2019 and is looking forward to finishing the year on a high note. The end of the year means spending time reviewing Clients’ tax planning needs and determining whether there are strategic opportunities of which we can take advantage – implementing those solutions is work that Yusuf enjoys.
Yusuf, Maegan and Noah are gearing up for Kate and Nate’s wedding! Kate is Maegan’s sister, and Nate has long been adopted as a member of the family (he has a Noah-provided nickname: “Nene”). With the wedding being the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Holiday Season kicks off as soon as the bride and groom ride off in their limo. Yusuf and Maegan are excited to play Santa this year – Noah has been singing “Frosty the Snowman” for months and is very excited for Christmas.