Scott Ponder, CFP®

Scott Ponder, CFP®

Principal, Senior Wealth Manager

With over 30 years in the financial service industry as Founder and Principal of Ponder Financial Group, Scott joined SVWA in October 2019 bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the firm.

Scott was an entrepreneur at an early age with a thriving lawn mowing business at 10. After college, a career in Aerospace exposed him to world travel – an education in and of itself. He began his career as a Wealth Advisor in 1988 with Cigna’s financial planning group. 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 NorCal Financial Planning Association Conference for programs as well as serving on the conference board for several years. Scott has also conducted numerous Investment and Financial Planning classes and seminars for various organizations and corporations.

Bitten by the winemaking bug in 2005, he has gone on to craft numerous award winning wines. He keeps healthy and fit with daily hikes with the dogs in the coastal hills, 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.