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Rich Bardue, CFP®

Rich Bardue, CFP®

    • Managing Director
    • Senior Financial Advisor
    Rich Bardue established Northsound Wealth Management in 2006 to provide independent and highly personalized financial advice and service to his clients while simultaneously obtaining access to the resources of one of the nation’s premier financial services firms, Wells Fargo Advisors.

    Rich is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professional as well as a member of the Financial Planning Association. As a financial advisor and CFP® Professional, Rich is dedicated to putting your needs first – which means not only looking at your investment portfolio with a fresh perspective but also keeping your investments in stride with the rest of your life.

    Since starting in the business in 1993, Rich has advised his clients through various stock and bond market cycles and helped them understand the risks and rewards of investing. Before establishing Northsound Wealth Management, he worked at Smith Barney where he was a Second Vice President-Wealth Management for six years. His experience also includes being a Senior Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch for seven years.

    Rich earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Central Washington University. He has been part of the Lake Stevens, Washington community with his wife since graduating from college in 1991.

    About Wells Fargo Advisors

    Wells Fargo Advisors is one of the nation’s premier financial services firms. Wells Fargo’s investment business is represented by nearly 14,000 Financial Advisors.* The firm was born out of Wells Fargo & Company’s 2009 acquisition of Wachovia Corporation.

    Tracing its roots to 1879, Wachovia Securities, LLC, grew over the years through mergers with some of the industry’s most respected regional and national firms, including the 2007 acquisition of A.G. Edwards, Inc., by Wachovia Corporation. Throughout their histories, Wells Fargo Advisors’ predecessors, including Wells Fargo Investments, were known for exceptional service based on trust and knowledge and for a culture that put clients’ needs above all else.
    *All data includes Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC (including its predecessor firms) and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC as of March 31, 2021.

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