Meet the Team
Paul Pradel, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®
Owner | Financial Planner
After working for 10 years as an advisor at a large financial firm, Paul launched Pradel Financial Group in 2002 with the goal of delivering personalized financial care and exceptional customer service. In an increasingly corporatized world, Paul offers an individualized approach to achieving his clients’ financial goals. Serving as a “personal CFO” to each of his clients, Paul considers it an honor to be the steward of their long-term financial well-being. Moreover, Paul prides himself on the lasting relationships he has forged with his clients. When you entrust Paul with managing your financial life, you are joining the extended Pradel family.
Paul is the proud father to two adult daughters, who he raised to be responsible, kind and independent. He is thankful to call Seattle home, where he is active in its vibrant restaurant, art, and music scenes. An avid music lover, Paul loves listening to his ever-growing vinyl collection, attending live shows, and engaging with other music fans. Paul has even paired his love of music and theatre with philanthropy. He has been a member of the Center Stage Council with Seattle Theatre Group (STG), serving as an advocate and ambassador. In addition, Paul served as chairman of the board for the Melodic Caring Project, an organization that makes live music accessible to hospitalized youth. Beyond that, Paul enjoys cooking, craft cocktails, and the boundless beauty of the Northwest. And as a proud Michigan State University alum, Paul loves to watch the various Spartan teams, with his favorite being basketball.
Paul savors any opportunity to travel, whether it’s somewhere he’s never been or simply fly fishing on the Big Horn River in Montana. A strong believer in the rejuvenating powers of nature, Paul takes solace in those moments spent exploring the outdoors. He dreams of traveling the African savanna on safari, trekking through the Angkor ruins of Cambodia, and experiencing the wonders of 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, and he has been featured on ThinkAdvisor. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Michigan State University, speaking to classrooms of up to 400 students on the topic of financial literacy. 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. Since 2004, 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 Doberman, Xena.