While growing up in and around the financial services industry, Colin Kimpel was determined to forge his own path and not follow into his father’s footsteps.
The proximity to his father’s work, however, left an indelible impression as to the positive impact that financial planning can have on people’s lives.
He then met a financial advisor, approximately his own age, who shared with him his perspective on the business. “It was different, to hear it from a peer versus from my parent,” Colin recalls of that life changing conversation. “I realized that I had the opportunity to do interesting work, and play a significant role in guiding people toward a better financial future.” It took time and perseverance to build a financial services practice, but Colin was committed to his goal. Several years in, he took stock of what he had learned: “I found I really enjoy working with business owners, I love the big picture approach of financial planning, and I absolutely love educating people,” he sums up.
With this level of self-awareness and insight, Colin has been able to steer the growth of his practice in a way that is both personally fulfilling and which yields optimum impact on his clients’ lives. Colin has also played an important role in shaping the way Veritas Financial clients experience the financial planning process. “We work with business owners, executives and their families,” he explains. “The common denominator is that our clients know they need expert help, and they seek to delegate some of the heavy lifting to us, while still retaining oversight of their financial picture,” he adds.
Colin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a Certified Financial Planning Professional (CFP®) and a Certified Family Business Specialist (CFBS). He is actively is involved in Leadership Greater Washington and in EODC, the Entrepreneurship Organization for business owners in the DC area, where he is also a board member. In addition, Colin volunteers on two non-profit boards concerned with children’s wellbeing and education: For Love of Children (FLOC) which provides after-school programs to underprivileged children, and Alternative Paths Training School, a school for developmentally disabled children.
Outside of work, Colin is an avid automobile racer, triathlete and a big fan of live music and sporting events. He resides in Bethesda, MD, with his wife, Suzanne, and their three young children.