Another powerful benefit of working with an advisory team is the ability to have a qualified team member immediately available to help you even if your dedicated team members are unavailable.
We specialize in Retirement Income Planning and function as a team, but our most valued feature is the six people who work here. These professional team members are only available here at Retirement Capital Strategies.
Our financial advisors are the ones you meet with to discuss the markets, the economy and your investment portfolios. Our advisors have extensive backgrounds in retirement income planning.
Bill Weihman, CFP®, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner, having joined RCS in 2005 after working collaboratively with several distinguished financial planners in the South Bay. Bill also spent eleven years with Nike where he led a staff of 50. Originally from the New York area, Bill’s education includes The Hotchkiss School, Harrow School (London), the Université de Strasbourg (France), and St. Lawrence University. Following in the steps of his father’s investment career, Bill has been practicing personal portfolio management since 1987. In 2004 he completed the graduate program in Personal Financial Planning with honors from the University of California Extension. He is an active member of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Financial Planning Association, and he enjoys hockey, cycling, and running in his free time. Bill’s specialties include charitable and legacy planning and required minimum distributions.
Margaret (Peggy) Stephan, CFP®, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. Peggy began her financial planning career in 1992, serving as the Command Financial Specialist while on active duty with the United States Navy. Peggy has worked in the securities industry for Merrill Lynch, where she achieved their designation of Certified Financial Manager, and at Wales Investments in San Jose, where she was the financial planner and Chief Compliance Officer. Peggy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Peggy has been a member of the Financial Planning Association since 2000. Through the FPA, she coordinated a program for providing pro bono financial planning education and assistance to military families, including reservists in the local area. While on active duty, Peggy led carrier-based air logistics missions in the Western Pacific and Persian Gulf, and also flew the LC-130 Hercules in support of the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. Peggy serves on the Board of Directors of the Moffett Field Historical Society and Museum. In her free time, she enjoys diving, hiking, travel and camping with her daughters. Peggy’s areas of specialty include Social Security and long-term care.
Our Client Service Representatives are your first point of contact for day to day service needs of your accounts. They pride themselves on responding to every need in a timely manner. You will find them to be knowledgeable, professional, and helpful.
Theresa Vasquez serves as RCS’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and is responsible for ensuring our compliance program stays current with regulations. Theresa has been servicing clients in the financial services industry since 2000 and joined Retirement Capital Strategies in 2006. She is registered with LPL Financial and holds a Series 6 and 63 Securities licenses. Theresa also is responsible for management of office operations, entering all of the day to day trading for the firm along with assisting clients with all of their account service needs. Theresa enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two daughters and extended family.
Project Manager / Client Service Associate
Marie Ann Marinovich has been with Retirement Capital Strategies since 2005 and has worked in the financial services industry for 17 years. Marie holds a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and a Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s College of California. She has a broad background in information technology management/computer systems, project management, operations management and has held multiple Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) technology certifications. Marie divides her time between sales and marketing projects and initiatives, seminars and as a Client Service Representative. Marie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family and friends as well as cycling and the outdoors.
Thomas (Tom) Vaughan is the CEO and founder of Retirement Capital Strategies and serves as our LPL Branch Manager. Tom began his financial advising career in 1987 with First Investors Corporation, a Wall Street-based investment firm, though he has been investing in the stock market since the age of twelve. Tom graduated as a Dean’s Scholar from San Jose State University. He volunteers regularly in the classroom at a local elementary school, and he has served in the past on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club. In addition, Tom currently helps guide his young son’s award-winning golf career. Tom’s specialty is crafting our portfolio strategies.
Mike Philipp began his investment career in 1993. He has a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and received an MBA from Golden Gate University. Prior to joining RCS, he managed several manufacturing companies in Silicon Valley. Mike and his wife have two children.
If you have any comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 408-551-6100 or toll free 800-927-8314 and ask to speak with one of our financial advisors or send us an email through our Contact Us section.
Retirement Capital Strategies
A Registered Investment Advisor
1190 Saratoga Ave, Ste. 140
San Jose, CA 95129
Tel (408) 551-6100