Principals

Patrick J. Collins

Patrick CollinsPatrick J Collins (President & Director of Research) is a founding principal of Schultz Collins, Inc. Mr. Collins holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute (formerly, Association for Investment Management and Research) and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds a Professional Designation in Financial Planning from U.C. Berkeley as well as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Mr. Collins is an adjunct professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco and teaches the Portfolio Management course in the USF Masters in Financial Analysis degree program. Currently, he teaches (1) the Advanced Equity Management Strategies (Portfolio Monitoring, Rebalancing and Equity Trading), (2) the Investment Policy for Institutional Investors, and (3) the Portfolio Asset Allocation programs for the CFA exam review program sponsored by the Security Analysts of San Francisco. Previously, Mr. Collins taught both the Beginning and Advanced Portfolio Theory sections in the CFA program.

Mr. Collins has taught the Investments in Financial Planning course in the Certified Financial Planner program as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore; and the Asset Management course for the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist degree program sponsored by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has presented MCLE approved programs to both the Tax Section and the Estate and Probate Section of the Bar Associations of San Francisco, Alameda, and Los Angeles counties. He has been nominated five times as a faculty member at ALI-CLE (formerly, ALI-ABA) national conferences on “Representing Estate and Trust Beneficiaries and Fiduciaries.”

Additionally, Mr. Collins provides litigation support services for disputes involving both investment and insurance issues within a fiduciary law context. He is a member of the CFA Institute, The Security Analysts of San Francisco, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals.

He is the author or co-author of over three dozen articles published in Trusts & Estates Magazine, Real Property Probate & Trust Journal, the Journal of Asset Protection, the Journal of Financial Planning, Insurance Law, California Trusts And Estates Quarterly, ACTEC Journal, The Journal of Financial Services Professionals, the Maryland Bar Journal, the Banking Law Journal, Wealth Strategies Journal, The Journal of Investing and other journals.

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Kristor J Lawson

Kristor LawsonMr. Lawson (Secretary, Treasurer, Managing Shareholder, and Chief Compliance Officer) is a founding principal of Schultz Collins, Inc. He has provided investment advisory services to legal and accounting firms, charitable institutions, and entrepreneurs on investments for more than 30 years. He works with investors on planned giving, estate, and retirement planning issues.

He has been published in the Journal of Asset Protection and the Journal of Financial Planning, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. From 1989 to 1993, he was Manager of the Bay Area Branch of Transamerica Financial Resources, Inc. (member FINRA), where he supervised 25 financial consultants, assisting with their most difficult financial and estate planning cases. From 1993 to 1995 he played a similar role as Director of Financial Center Development for the Bay Area Financial Center of the Acacia Group and Calvert Securities, Inc. (member FINRA).

Mr. Lawson is certified as a Financial Planner by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and holds Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He is a Registered Principal of Financial Telesis, Inc. (member FINRA). He studied philosophy, economics, and psychophysiology at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Dale W. Schultz

Dale SchultzMr. Schultz (Principal Emeritus and Director of Private Client Advisory Services) is a founding principal of Schultz Collins, Inc. He serves as a financial advisor and consultant to individual investors and fiduciaries of qualified retirement plans and institutional accounts. He has been a financial advisor since 1984. Mr. Schultz researched and adopted many of the objective statistical and mathematical principles that now serve as the basis for the firm’s investment counsel.

An early advocate of objective investment advice, he instituted a fee-based approach to portfolio design and management in the late 1980s, while developing systems and protocol for supervising investment portfolios.

Mr. Schultz has served as an advisor to law firms, professional and industry associations, school districts and corporations with respect to the policy and structure of their investment programs. In recent years, he has focused on the evolving regulation of participant-directed qualified plans under ERISA and is the co-author of a definitive book on the subject.

He studied philosophy at Michigan State University, and holds a Professional Designation in Financial Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the San Francisco chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference.

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