Paul Pradel, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Paul started his company with one unwavering sentiment: everybody has the same tools, but not everybody has the same approach. After working for a large firm for 10 years as a financial advisor, Paul came to understand that, in order to best serve his clients and provide them with the most personalized care, he needed to open his own practice. In December 2002, Pradel Financial Group was born, carefully tailored to produce a welcoming, professional-yet-casual culture for clients and employees alike.
In an increasingly corporatized world, Paul strongly believes in the value of an individualistic approach. Paul prides himself on the lasting relationships he has forged with clients – when you join Pradel Financial Group, you are joining the family. As “Personal CFO,” Paul enjoys helping his clients act as stewards of their financial wellbeing on the path to achieving their goals.
As the proud father, Paul has raised his two college-aged daughters to be responsible and independent individuals. Paul is thankful to call Seattle home, where he actively explores opportunities to engage in the city’s vibrant music scene. Paul is an avid music lover and appreciates listening to his ever-growing vinyl collection, attending live shows, and engaging with other music fans. Recently, Paul became Chairman of the Board for the Melodic Caring Project, an organization which makes live music accessible to hospitalized youth.
Paul savors any opportunity to travel, whether his journey takes him zip lining through the jungles of Costa Rica or fly fishing on the Big Horn river in Montana. Paul is a strong believer in the rejuvenating powers of nature and takes solace in those moments spent exploring the outdoors. He dreams of one day traveling the African savanna on safari, trekking through the Angkor Ruins of Cambodia, and experiencing the breadth of domestic wonders in the many U.S. National Parks.
Paul is graduate of Michigan State University and a proud Spartan. In addition to his securities registrations and insurance licenses, Paul holds professional designations and credentials as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Chartered Life Underwriter.®
Client Service Director
Jessica graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in government in 2004. Shortly after graduating, she began her career at Pradel Financial Group. An asset to the operation, Jessica has grown into her role as Client Service Director, handling everything from processing account applications to overseeing cash flow reports. A true people person, one only has to speak with Jessica to appreciate the value and attention to detail that she brings to Pradel Financial Group.
Jessica and her husband, Brian, live in Shoreline. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling together, exploring the Northwest, and going to concerts.