Bowman Gaskins Financial Group

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Address:

410 Pine Street SE
Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22180

Phone:

(703) 319-3940 ,Toll Free: (877) 319-3940

Fax/Other:

(703) 319-3944

Our Qualifications

Alexander W. Bowman, President

B.S., The College of William and Mary, 1987

Securities licenses: Series 6, 7, 63, and 65.

Beginning his career in 1987, after graduating from The College of William and Mary, Alex developed an extensive insurance and investment practice.  With over 20 years of experience in both corporate benefits and investment planning, he is widely regarded as one of the leading  advisors in the Washington, DC area. Alex specializes in integrating corporate planning with executives' individual accumulation and estate planning needs.

Alex founded Bowman Gaskins Financial Group in 1999, with a group of advisors he personally selected, in the interest of maintaining the highest level of unbiased service for his individual and corporate clientele.

Alex is a frequent featured speaker at corporate seminars and investment club meetings throughout the Washington area.

Alex has completed extensive course study toward his Masters of Science in Financial Planning through the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO.

Alex is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.



Robert S. Gaskins, Jr., Vice President

B.A., Vassar College, 1989
Certificat d'Etudes Politiques, l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1988

Securities licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 53, 63, 65

Bob started his financial services career in 1989, primarily focusing on insurance planning for individuals. Quickly branching into investment planning in 1990, Bob has developed his practice by providing objective, customized financial solutions for affluent and emerging affluent clientele.

Bob earned his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 1995, his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 2003 and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, practitioner certification in 1996.

Prior to joining Cetera Advisors Network, Bob served as Branch Principal for Ascend Financial Services from 1997 - 1999.

Bob is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.



Dennis J. Donovan, Vice President Marketing

B.S., University of Maryland College Park, 1988

Securities licenses: Series 6, 7, 63, and 65.

Dennis began his financial services career in 1994 with Metropolitan Life where he began to develop his investment and insurance clientele. In the interest of expanding his practice to corporate clients and high net worth individuals, Dennis left Metropolitan in 1996 to join Capital Management and Ascend Financial Services in Rockville, MD.

Dennis' experience includes the design and implementation of customized benefits strategies for small and medium sized businesses.

Dennis is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.



Jeffrey R. Cantrell, Senior Associate

B.S., Western Maryland College, 1988

Securities licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 66.

Jeff Cantrell's investment management practice was developed through his involvement in management of family trust investments. Jeff served as an Investment Advisor Representative and Registered Representative at Capital Management, Inc. and Ascend Financial Services in 1998 and 1999.  

Jeff joined Bowman Gaskins Financial Group specializing in portfolio development for individual investors. Jeff's practice includes wealthy clients, business owners and emerging affluent investors.

Additionally, Jeff is active in promoting retirement planning seminars and workshops throughout the Washington area.

Jeff completed his ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) designation in 2002.

Jeff is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.



Mark D. Douglas, CPA, Associate

B.A., North Carolina State University, 1980

Securities licenses: Series 7, 66.

Mark joined Bowman Gaskins Financial Group in 2000, with 20 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis. He has worked with diverse entities including a Fortune 50 manufacturer and a start-up biotechnology company. Most recently, Mark served as Director of Finance for a major not-for-profit association.

Mark earned his CPA in 1989 and is a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives.

Mark is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.
 

Miguel Umaña, Associate

B.A., M.A., St. Joseph College, 1991
S.T.B., Catholic University of America, 1996

Securities licenses: Series 6, 63.

Mr. Umaña joined Bowman Gaskins Financial Group in January 2001. Prior to joining the firm he worked in the not for profit sector in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1991.

Mr. Umaña is fluent in both English and Spanish and specializes in meeting the benefits and accumulation needs of Washington area small business owners. 

Miguel is a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisors Network.

 

Lesia Bowman, Associate


B.A., American University, 2004

Securities licenses: Series 6, 7, 63 and 65.

Lesia joined Bowman Gaskins Financial Group in March 2005. Prior to joining the firm she worked in the not for profit sector in the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 2004.

Lesia's experience includes the design and implementation of customized benefits strategies for small, medium and large sized businesses. 

 

Securities and investment advisory services offered through Cetera Advisors Network(Cetera Advisors Network)(member FINRA/SIPC), a registered investment advisor.  Bowman Gaskins is not affiliated with Cetera Advisors Network.