Meet the Team
Paul Pradel, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Owner | Financial Planner
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 well-being on the path to achieving their goals. Paul prides himself on the lasting relationships he has forged with his clients, believing that when you entrust him with helping 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 that makes live music accessible to hospitalized youth.
Paul savors any opportunity to travel, whether setting off on a new adventure to somewhere he’s never been or simply 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 writes for LinkedIn frequently on a number of topics, including financial stewardship, investment philosophy, and financial planning through transitions and goals. He has been featured on ThinkAdvisor. 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
As the heart and soul of the client experience, Jessica is responsible for creating the first, and lasting, impressions our clients have of Pradel Financial Group. For the past 14 years, she has worked hand-in-hand with Paul to ensure that our clients receive the personalized attention and expert focus they expect and deserve.
Jessica’s positive outlook and service-oriented attitude make her a natural at answering questions. Her instinctive problem solving instills confidence in our clients, no matter the circumstance. Jessica sums it up this way: “I just treat people the way I would want my Mom to be treated.”
Jessica is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a BA in government. A native Virginian, Jessica and her husband, Brian, are now proud to call Seattle home. In their spare time, they like to travel and dote on their 5-year-old Doberman, Xena.