Steven B. Katz
Selecting a professional to oversee your financial affairs could be one of the most important decisions you make. I decided to establish an independent financial services company after years of witnessing clients charged excessive fees and receiving little value in return. My vision was to create a company that could offer its clients a single go-to advisor who proactively plans and coordinates all the different pieces of their financial lives. A company that prides itself on transparency, integrity and respect while providing proactive, objective advice designed to help our clients achieve financial confidence. This is what you can expect from Blue Chip Financial.
Prior to establishing Blue Chip Financial in 1998, I rose through the sales management ranks at Xerox Corporation, was trained at Shearson Lehman Brothers, moved to Smith Barney and built an investment and insurance partnership at New England Financial (now known as Met Life). Blue Chip Financial has allowed me to incorporate my passion for assisting individuals, families and businesses work to pursue their financial objectives with trustworthiness, confidence and personal service.
I have a no-nonsense, results-driven approach to helping individuals and companies work toward building financial independence. My most pressing concern is to understand my clients, their business, lifestyles, needs and goals. My commitment to my clients is clearly seen by my dedication to customer service. I am honored that my clients consider me to be their "right hand person" in all their financial decisions.
I am a Registered Principal with LPL Financial and have earned the professional designation Registered Financial Consultant. The International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) requires me to meet seven stringent requirements: education, examination, experience, licensing, business integrity, adherence to a strict code of ethics, and maintenance of proficiency through substantial continuing education. I am licensed in all aspects of securities investment as well as life, health, long term care and disability insurance.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from what is now called the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. In addition, I hold Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities registrations through LPL Financial and am registered in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin and life and health insurance licenses in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
I have enjoyed serving on the Finance Committee, Physical Fitness Committee and Board of Directors at the Stamford Jewish Community Center, the Board of the Men's Club of Temple Beth El and am a lifetime member of the Young Men's Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In my spare time I love watching sports, coaching youth teams, reading mysteries and biographies, theatre and exercising. I reside in Stamford, Connecticut with my wife, two children and dog.