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James Dickman, CFP® Senior Vice President/Investments, Branch Manager of Stifel, Charlottesville

James Dickman, CFP®

Branch Manager

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E-Mail Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

(434) 974-8305

About Me

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Series 4, Registered Options Principal
  • Series 6, Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Limited Representative
  • Series 7, General Securities Representative
  • Series 9 & 10, General Securities Sales Supervisor
  • Series 24, General Securities Principal
  • Series 31, Futures Managed Funds
  • Series 63, Uniform Securities State Agent
  • Series 65, Investment Advisor Representative
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) certification

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

A financial advisor since 1986, Jim offers his clients a combination of knowledge, dedication, and personalized service.  He has significant investment industry experience, having weathered major bear markets – the crash of 1987, the bear market of 2000 to 2002, and the financial crisis of 2008.  Jim’s extensive knowledge base, his ability to analyze and synthesize financial and economic data, and his hands-on, 30-plus years of experience has proven to be a true asset to offering his clients perspective and guidance in pursuing their goals.  

Jim believes his greatest strength is his ability to work closely with clients during market fluctuations and to help them stay focused on their long-term goals.  He also believes that continuing education is one of the key elements to the financial success of his clients.  Jim enjoys studying publicly traded companies and has a strong philosophy on incorporating dividend-paying equities as part of an overall asset allocation.  Wealth generation strategies, retirement income planning, investment planning, tax-advantaged strategies, and college/education savings planning are among his specializations.  In 2009, Jim Dickman joined Stifel with the opening the firm’s first office in Virginia.

Jim grew up and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, LaTricia, and their twins, Ryland and Jillian.  Jim believes in community involvement and is an active member of Grace Community Church in Charlottesville.  During his free time, he enjoys following the Virginia Tech football team, electronic tinkering, photography, sports cars, and chess.



Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.  Changes in market conditions or a company’s financial condition may impact a company’s ability to continue to pay dividends, and companies may also choose to discontinue dividend payments.

Shawn Pendleton Vice President/Investments of Stifel - Charlottesville

Shawn Pendleton

Vice President/Investments

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E-Mail Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

(434) 974-8308

About Me

LICENSES

  • Series 7, General Securities Representative
  • Series 66, Investment Advisor Representative
  • Life, Health, and Variable Insurance (including long-term care and annuities)

EXPERIENCE
Shawn has more than 20 years of professional experience in consulting, project management, marketing, and employee development.  He joined Stifel in 2013 and has been instrumental in helping both families and business owners prepare for their financial future.  He does this by employing an investment approach with the heart of a teacher, discussing and breaking down complex topics so they are easier to understand.  This approach is intended to help clients make more informed decisions regarding their wealth.

A Charlottesville native, Shawn is actively involved in the local community, including The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and City of Promise Charlottesville.  He currently lives in Albemarle County and enjoys playing sports, working with new technology, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Kimberly Cronan Registered Client Service Associate of Stifel - Charlottesville

Kimberly Cronan

Registered Client Service Associate

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E-Mail Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

(434) 974-8301

About Me

LICENSES

  • Series 7, General Securities Representative
  • Series 66, Investment Advisor Representative

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, James Madison University

Kim has been in the financial services industry since 1998.  Prior to her career change, she worked in customer service for Piedmont Airlines for 12 years.  Her proactive approach is one of her best attributes.  She is instrumental in helping with client accounts and is responsible for generating client meeting reports, implementing client portfolio strategies, and placing trades.  Kim assisted our team while joining Stifel during the opening of its first office in Virginia in 2009.

Kim has resided in Charlottesville since 1981.  She enjoys spending time with her son, Adam.  Her other interests include community fundraising activities, cooking, sewing, gardening, and traveling.

Gail Helmick, MBA Registered Client Service Associate of Stifel - Charlottesville

Gail Helmick, MBA

Operations Supervisor, PCG

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E-Mail Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

(434) 974-8303

About Me

LICENSES

  • Series 7, General Securities Representative
  • Series 66, Investment Advisor Representative
  • Life, Health, and Variable Insurance Licenses (including annuities)

EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Massachusetts
  • Master of Business Administration, American University  \

Gail has more than 25 years of business experience in the fields of marketing, project finance, business development, strategy and forecasting, office management, and database management.  She began her financial services career in 2002 with Horton Financial Services, an independent Investment Advisor firm (subsequently acquired by H&R Block Financial Advisors, then by Ameriprise Financial).  In 2009, she assisted our team while joining Stifel during the opening of its first office in Virginia. 

In addition to interacting with our clients and placing trades, Gail is responsible for the team’s administrative functions, including implementation and coordination related to managed accounts, insurance products, and financial plans.  She is also instrumental in the operational and organizational management for the team, including compliance reviews and spreadsheet development.

A Madison, Virginia, resident since 2002, Gail enjoys spending time with her husband and children, being a “team mom” for her son’s various sports, attending cultural and community events, playing the piano, exercising, and being an active member of Fairview Christian Church in Hood, Virginia.