Connect with Derek: Derek Gabrielsen delights in forging personal relationships with clients and putting them at ease about their financial future. Derek knows that retirement is a huge milestone in a client’s life and he’s honored to be a part of that journey, empowering clients with the confidence and tools they need to retire comfortably.As a wealth advisor and A Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®), Derek specializes in the advanced planning aspects of wealth management, including risk management, retirement planning, and wealth transfer. Above all else, Derek believes that establishing a deep, personal relationship with a client is the bedrock to building a strong financial plan.Derek’s financial career began in tax accounting before moving on to work in a variety of advisory and management roles. Before joining Strategic Wealth Partners over a decade ago, he worked with a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing firms, third-party logistics companies, and large eCommerce sites.Derek earned his BSBA and MBA from John Carroll University. When he’s not in the office, Derek can be found cheering local sports teams, refining his golf game, or playing his guitar. Ever the foodie, Derek enjoys checking out local restaurants and considers himself an amateur BBQ Pitmaster. He resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife, Melissa, and two children.