David Westra serves as a Partner for MRA Associates. His primary focus is providing investment advisory and consulting services to corporations, non-profits, foundations, and individuals. David also serves as a member of MRA Associates’ Investment Policy Committee, Compliance Committee, and Management Committee.
David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® professional designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh. The AIF® designation certifies he has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. He also has a Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) credential. This designation demonstrates his knowledge, expertise, and commitment to working with retirement plans. David has also received formal training in investment fiduciary responsibility.
Prior to joining MRA Associates in 2006, David spent four years as the Director of Finance for Avnet, Inc., where he managed the global finance and reporting functions for Avnet Logistics. Prior to that position, David worked in various finance and management roles at eFunds, Deloitte, and Bankers Trust Company.
David is currently a member of the Phoenix Chapters of the Financial Planning Association and Western Pension and Benefits. He is also active in a number of charitable organizations, including the Scottsdale Charros (President), Miracle League of Arizona (past board member and Vice President), and Arcadia Little League (past coach and board member). From 2014 through 2016, he has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager™1.
David resides in Phoenix with his wife and three children.
April 29, 2019 Written by Dave Westra, Partner, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA and John Brimhall, Client Advisor, CFA, CPA, CFP® […]
Written by Dave Westra, Partner, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA; Jim LaMancusa QPA, QKA, AIF®; and Mandy Stalker, Institutional Service Team Specialist […]
January 29, 2019 Written by Dave Westra, Partner, CFP®, AIF®, CPFA and John Brimhall, Client Advisor, CFA, CPA, CFP® […]
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