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We are here to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. We concentrate on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can rely on our personalized advice, first-class solutions, and extensive wealth management experience.

  • Steven Smith

    Steven Smith

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Steve began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 as a pension advisor and became a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1983. He brings more than 40 years of financial and wealth management experience to The Smith Group. Areas of focus include retirement and income planning, tax advantaged strategies, estate planning services - wealth structuring, transfer, and gifting.

    Steve received a Division 1 scholarship to play football at Utah State and later graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. He lives in San Clemente, California with his wife. He has four sons and seven grandchildren. He enjoys beach time with family and friends, riding his bike and walking the beach trail, serving his community, and is an avid sports fan.

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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      • Travis Smith

        Travis Lee Smith, CFP

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        Travis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional focusing on the team’s overall strategy and implementing various wealth management strategies clients of The Smith Group. His holistic approach to integrative financial planning strives to provide clients with confidence and peace of mind. He helps clients achieve their most cherished goals throughout the phases of wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution during and after life.

        Travis began his career in the commercial real estate industry as an industrial and office broker representing property owners and businesses in their real estate needs. In 2011 he joined his father, Steve, at Merrill Lynch and formed the Smith Group before later joining UBS in 2016. Travis received a Division 1 scholarship to play basketball at the University of San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate.

        Travis currently resides in San Clemente with his wife Lena, their daughter and son, and their two English Cream Golden Retrievers. He enjoys the great outdoors and staying active, sporting events, traveling, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.   

        • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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          • Casey Williams

            Casey Williams

            Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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            Casey is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who focuses on wealth management and planning, as well as overseeing the day-to-day team management and operational service for clients of The Smith Group. Casey has over 16 years of industry experience and began his career with Merrill Lynch in 2007 and began working with Steve in 2008.

            With his passion for helping clients achieve financial security, Casey is committed to providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs. He understands the importance of building long-lasting relationships with clients based on trust and communication and always strives to deliver exceptional service using a goals-based approach.

            Casey graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy while focusing on business ethics and law. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, California with his wife and daughter, Amanda and Avery, and two rescue dogs. In addition to his professional life, he enjoys playing guitar, playing soccer, reading, and spending quality time with his family.

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                • Brelynn Viloria

                  Brelynn Viloria

                  Client Associate

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                    Brelynn joined The Smith Group in February 2023 as an intern transitioned to a full time Client Associate position in July. Her primary focus is providing administrative support to the team with  an emphasis on the client experience and executing exceptional service. Bre’s previous work experience includes positions in marketing and educating young children.

                    Brelynn recently completed her AA in Psychology and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Cal State Fullerton. She was born, raised and currently resides on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, puzzles and spending time with family. 

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