The financial advisors on Ellevest’s Private Wealth Management team are located all around the country, and they each pursue their own passions and interests. But they all have two important things in common: deep experience and a deep motivation to transform the financial services industry.
They know that when it comes to women, families, and money, we can do more. We can make financial services — an industry designed by men, for men — a better experience for each client we work with. And we can find solutions that let us do more to make the world better for women around the world.
Meet our financial advisory team below.
Sydney Atkins has 15 years in the financial services industry, most recently at Goldman Sachs. She has an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Middlebury College in Vermont, and an MBA from MIT Sloan. Sydney lives in Boston and serves clients primarily in the New England area. She’s a proud member of the board of directors for SheGives, a venture philanthropy organization that helps direct funds to deserving non-profits, and the advisory board for uAspire, which helps young people achieve an affordable postsecondary education.
Ashley is based in Southern California. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional, she’s been in the financial services industry for nearly a decade since obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics. “Women are unique in so many ways that aren’t accounted for in traditional financial planning or investment management,” she says. “So it’s time. It’s been time. And Ellevest is at the frontline of that pivotal switch.” She spends her time actively involved in the community serving as the chair of SheVest for UCI’s Center for Investment and Wealth Management, which focuses on financial literacy for underrepresented groups. Ashley also is the chair of the TLD committee for her local Alzheimer’s Association chapter.
New York City
Emily is the Director of Private Wealth at Ellevest. She’s worked in the financial services industry for over ten years, most recently at J.P. Morgan, and has a degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She grew up in Chicago with two financially fierce women: her mother and grandmother. Tune into Emily’s video about why she works at Ellevest to hear how her grandmother (who was legally blind) spent her days trading stocks. Emily is on the board of Plan International USA, an organization dedicated to creating an equal world for girls. She is also a steering committee member of Alvin Ailey’s Young Patron Circle. Emily currently spends her free time taking Ally Love’s classes on Peloton.
Kate has a master’s degree in finance from Pacific Lutheran University and completed her thesis on gender-lens investing. “I have always been extremely passionate about supporting women and girls through investment — which is why I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the team at Ellevest.” She’s worked in the financial services industry for nearly five years; prior to joining Ellevest, she worked for the largest registered investment advisor firm in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Before working in wealth management, she played professional soccer in Germany and Iceland, and for the Seattle Reign FC. Kate lives in Portland and primarily serves clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is a proud board member of BCSA, Portland’s first women-led girls’ soccer academy. She’s also an active member of Ninety-Nine Girlfriends.
San Francisco Bay Area
Allison Kvikstad has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as senior vice president at Wells Fargo. Allison is also a CFP® professional and with a master’s degree in finance from Golden Gate University. Allison lives just outside of San Francisco and serves clients throughout the Bay Area. Allison is an advocate for financial literacy, and has spent over a decade teaching financial literacy to people living at or below the poverty level. She has held board positions at Dress for Success in San Francisco and The First Tee of Oakland, and now volunteers in teaching financial literacy at Girls, Inc. in Oakland.
New York City
Cameron has built her career advising both high net worth individuals and some of the country’s largest institutional investors. At Ellevest, she advises clients around matters including generational transitions of wealth, investing for financial and social impact, and planning for retirement decumulation. She has more than a decade of professional investing and wealth management experience, most recently at J.P. Morgan. Cameron has degrees in finance and international business from Georgetown University, and is a CFA charterholder. A Californian originally, Cameron has lived and worked in Washington DC, Chicago, and New York City. She is a board member for the Beyond Sport Foundation, an organization that celebrates, supports, and provides funding for organizations using sport to help make the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. She is also involved with Women for Women International. Cameron spends her free time running outside, learning the game of golf, and reading.
By Cameron: “The Key to Giving (and Receiving) Generational Wealth” and “What’s Wealth Decumulation?”
Molly has more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs. She holds an MBA from NYU Stern, where she specialized in financial instruments and markets, and completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University. Molly lives in Connecticut and serves clients in the New York Tri-State Area, where you can find her spending time with her three kids and husband or trying to squeeze a barre class into her schedule in her free time.
By Molly: “Things to Consider for Year-End Charitable Giving.”