Scott Ponder, CFP® – Principal
We would like to welcome R. Scott Ponder, CFP® to the SVWA team. With over 30 years in the financial service industry as an Advisor and Owner of Ponder Financial Group, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to SVWA.
Scott was an entrepreneur at an early age with a thriving lawn mowing business at age 10. A career in Aerospace after college exposed him to world travel – an education in and of itself. He began his career as a Wealth Advisor in 1988 with Cigna. Two years later he founded his own firm – Ponder Financial Group. Financial Planning balances (he is a Libra after all) his love of research with the joy he gets from helping people.
Scott is an active member of the Financial Planning Association and served as a past Co-Chair of the Financial Planning Association NorCal Conference as well as serving on the conference board for several years. Scott has also conducted numerous Financial Planning Classes and Seminars for various organizations and corporations.
He was bit by the wine making bug in 2005, and has gone on to craft numerous award winning wines. He keeps healthy and fit with daily hikes with the dogs, loves cooking (you can count yourself among the blessed if he makes you one of his steaks), skiing, travel, and attending the Monterey Jazz festival every year (28 years and counting). Scott lives on the coast in Montara with his wife, Erin and their 3 dogs