Paul Pradel, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
In an increasingly corporatized world, Paul’s clients know they can count on him to deliver an individualized approach. Paul considers himself a “personal CFO” to each of his clients, and he considers it an honor to be the steward of their financial wellbeing on the path to achieving their goals. Paul prides himself on the lasting relationships he has forged with each of his clients, believing that when you entrust him with helping to manage your financial life, you are joining the extended Pradel family.
Paul spent 10 years as an advisor at a large financial firm, eventually launching his own independent practice that enables him to more fully focus on the best interest of his clients and to provide them with the personalized care they deserve. Since December 2002, Pradel Financial Group has been providing individuals and families holistic, comprehensive financial planning and wealth management in a warm, welcoming environment that is the hallmark of his practice.
Paul is a proud father to two college-aged daughters whom he has raised to be responsible and independent individuals. He is thankful to call Seattle home, where he actively explores opportunities to engage in the city’s vibrant music scene. An avid music lover, Paul 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 the 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 a 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™ professional , 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.