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 honored to have participated in the CFP Board’s initiative to publish Financial Planning Career Paths: Building More Sustainable and Successful Businesses as a member of CFP Board’s Workforce Development Advisory Group. 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 hopes the profession will adopt this career ladder as its standard and is excited for the impact this guide will have on future generations of financial planners.
Maegan, Yusuf, and Noah are settling into their new home – they moved in mid-April. Noah loves having a playroom to call his own and is taking full advantage of the extra space, and Maegan and Yusuf have already broken in the kitchen by hosting Maegan’s family for Easter Weekend. Only a handful of unpacked boxes stand between them and their freedom to fully enjoy the new digs.