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Our Story

In 2008, five passionate professionals, Darin Hammerschmidt, Brian VanKeuren, Mark Tighe, Tyler Freeman, and Tim Gomez, came together with a shared vision: to create a wealth management firm that truly understands and serves the diverse financial needs of its clients. This vision later gave birth to WealthClarity.

The Beginning
WealthClarity began its journey under the broker-dealer Waddell & Reed, a well-established financial firm known for its commitment to client-centric services. This foundation allowed us to grow and evolve, in pursuit of building a reputation for trust, integrity, and personalized financial advice. In 2021, Waddell & Reed was acquired by LPL Financial. During this organizational change, we emerged under our independent brand, WealthClarity, marking a significant milestone in our growth and expanding our capabilities to serve our clients better. By 2023, WealthClarity had solidified its brand and mission, embracing the opportunity to serve our clients with updated technology, competitive costs, and a broader array of investment options.

Where We Serve
Based in the vibrant Denver West Village, WealthClarity proudly serves the entire Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Golden, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and the front range. Our reach extends to the entirety of Colorado, reflecting our commitment to being a trusted financial partner for individuals, families, and businesses across the state.

Our Philosophy
At WealthClarity, we believe that financial planning is about more than just numbers; it's about people, their dreams, values, and aspirations. Our approach emphasizes building strong partnerships with our clients, providing tailored financial solutions that align with their unique life goals. We aim to ensure that wealth serves as a foundation for achieving their dreams, addressing both immediate needs and long-term aspirations.

Our Advisors
Our team of advisors brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Each member is dedicated to building and nurturing long-lasting relationships with clients, guiding them through every stage of their financial journey. Here’s a glimpse into the values and expertise that each of our founders brings to WealthClarity:

  • Keith Cusack: With over two decades of financial advisory experience, Keith specializes in helping clients navigate the complexities of investment, tax strategy, and cash management. His approach emphasizes clarity and progress, making financial planning accessible and understandable for everyone. Outside the office, Keith is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, enjoying everything from international travel to exploring the beauty of Colorado with his family.

  • *Tyler Freeman: As a CFP® and CFA® Tyler strives to incorporate best in class investment management with comprehensive financial planning. With a background in social work and international development, Tyler provides wholistic and values-centered planning, helping clients discern and pursue their uniquely optimal life. Tyler enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, fly fishing, and hiking with his family and their new puppy.

  • Tim Gomez: Tim’s goal is to guide individuals, families, and business owners through personalized financial planning and investment management. He measures success by the success of his clients, fostering long-lasting relationships and providing direction towards their financial goals. Tim is an active member of the West Metro Chamber of Commerce and enjoys spending time with his family and watching football.

  • *Darin Hammerschmidt: A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, is passionate about community and family, Darin’s mission is to explore and preserve his clients’ life values while inspiring them to live the life they desire. His emphasis on community development drives his dedication to client and community success. Darin enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, cooking, basketball, golf, yoga, mountain biking, and skiing.

  • Mark Tighe: Mark focuses on financial education and client relationships through integrity, respect, and excellence. He specializes in asset management, financial planning, and insurance, ensuring that clients achieve their financial goals through personalized strategies. Mark enjoys the outdoors, sports, and connecting with the community, and recently traveled to Prague with his family.

  • Brian VanKeuren: With a background as an analyst at Lehman Brothers and a deep commitment to client success, Brian specializes in financial planning, risk management, and investment strategies. His mission is to build, safeguard, and nurture your wealth with a focus on your success. Brian is active in the Lakewood/Golden community and enjoys traveling, music concerts, and sporting events with his family.

     *Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Center for Financial Planning, Inc. owns and licenses the certification marks CFP® and  CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the United States to Certified                 Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., which authorizes individuals who successfully complete the organization’s initial and ongoing certification requirements to use the certification marks.

Our Commitment
WealthClarity is more than a wealth management firm; it’s a valued partner in your financial journey. Our advisors are deeply embedded in the community, serving in various roles and organizations, reflecting our commitment to giving back and making a positive impact.

Looking Ahead
As we continue to grow and evolve, our mission remains the same: to empower our clients towards financial independence and fulfillment. At WealthClarity, we turn financial stress into long-term rewards and confidence, seeking to ensure that prosperity tomorrow begins with sound financial management today.

Join us at WealthClarity, and let’s work together to bring clarity to your financial future.