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Patrick C. Guinet, CIMA®

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Patrick C. Guinet, CIMA®

Pat has been a financial services professional since 1986, beginning his career with Kidder, Peabody and Co. In 1994, he moved his practice to Wells Fargo Advisors where he served as senior advisor of the Guinet & Nguyen Wealth Advisory Group. With partners Hung Nguyen and Casey Bartels, he founded Guardian Financial Partners in 2017, in order to serve his clients as a fiduciary – always acting in their best interest.

Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with an emphasis in international trade from the University of California, Irvine. He also received the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation by completing coursework through the Investment Management Consultants Association and the Wharton School of Business. The CIMA® designation focuses on all aspects of the investment management consulting process, and requires ongoing continuing education and professional development.

Pat lives in Coto De Caza, California with his wife of 23 years, Trisha, and their three boys, Brennan, Elliot and Evan, and their three dogs, Rylee, Buddy and Bear. He has been involved in several philanthropic organizations:  President Northwood Little League (2 yrs.),  President, Beckman Baseball Boosters (2 yrs.), and recently President, Beckman High School Super Boosters (2yrs.)

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Casey S. Bartels, CFP®

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Casey S. Bartels, CFP®

Casey began his professional career as a mortgage planner for InteliSys Real Estate in Mission Viejo, California. After spending time at Wachovia Securities, he joined Guinet & Nguyen Wealth Advisory Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in January of 2008.

Casey earned a degree in finance/real estate from San Diego State University in 2004. He continued his education in the field by completing the requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 2010.

Casey lives in North Tustin with his wife, Katie, and their daughters, Taylor and Blake. In his free time, Casey enjoys playing hockey, water skiing and wake boarding. The family enjoy trips to the Colorado River in the summer.

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Hung P. Nguyen, CFP®

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Hung P. Nguyen, CFP®

Hung began his career with Prudential Securities in 1997 after receiving an honor's degree in business economics from the University of California in Santa Barbara. Together with Pat Guinet, he formed the Guinet & Nguyen team at Wells Fargo in 1999. He then continued his education by completing the requirements to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 2002.

A resident of Irvine, Hung lives with his wife Monet, their children Gavin and Lauren, and Murphy – their pug who loves to be the center of attention. In his free time, Hung enjoys playing basketball and is an avid Lakers fan.

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