June 16, 2020

Nicole Caringal, the Newest Member to the Valliant Wealth Strategies Team


Valliant Wealth Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Caringal, CERTIFIED FINANACIAL PLANNER™ planner, to its award-winning financial services team. Caringal brings over twenty years of finance experience with a long, successful career in management and compliance with Raymond James Financial Services, prior to that she held leadership roles at T. Rowe Price.  Most recently, as an LPL Financial branch manager. In addition to her CFP® certification, Caringal’s accomplished licensure includes FINRA Licensed Series 24, 7, 4, 53, 66, 6, and63, and FINRA Arbitrator. Also, she holds her annuity, health and life insurance license.

The moment Caringal met Valliant Wealth Strategies co-founders Mary Ellen and Bruce Valliant 14 years ago, she knew the trio would share an “unwavering friendship.” After many trips to historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and spending weekends exploring nearby rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, Caringal said she could not refuse the offer to join the Valliant Wealth team.

“I am excited to continue the traditions of the Valliant team and to bring experience, customer focus, and strong financial planning to our clients,” Caringal said.

Along with Bruce and Mary Ellen, Caringal will join additional members of the Valliant Wealth Strategies team James Bedrock, financial advisor, Sherry Sunkler, vice president of client services, and Annie Snyder, assistant manager of client services.

“We feel very fortunate and enthusiastic to add Nicole’s deep financial services expertise and business acumen to the best-in-class Valliant Wealth Strategies team,” said Mary Ellen, who was recently named one of Forbes’ top financial advisors in the nation and in the state of Maryland. “Nicole’s strengths in leadership, strategy, relationship-building and problem-solving will be incredible assets to our team, clients, and Raymond James as a whole.”

Caringal grew up in the Midwest and earned her bachelor’s degree in international business from Illinois State University. She also enjoys volunteering for organizations such as United Way and the American Heart Association, among others. Caringal, her husband Conrad, and their two collegebound children, Mya and Adam, will be relocating to Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer.

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