About David Kudla


David Kudla is founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Strategist of Mainstay Capital Management, LLC, a fee-only, independent, Registered Investment Advisor with $3.8 billion under management. He has been ranked by Barron’s as one of the “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” in the country for the past thirteen years, and in the top 25 the past eight years. Mainstay is recognized by Investment News as a “Top 30 Financial Planning Firm” nationwide. David is a contributing writer for Dow Jones and Forbes. He is also President and Executive Editor of FIA Publishing, LLC, which publishes the “401k Investor” series of investment advisory newsletters. David regularly speaks at national conferences, conducts educational seminars, writes articles about retirement planning and investing, and advises thousands of workplace savings plan participants. His insights into investments, the financial markets, and retirement planning are often sought out by prominent media sources worldwide. David has earned his Certificate in Financial Planning and two postgraduate degrees, including a Masters Degree in Management at Stanford University. As part of his philanthropic activities, David serves as the Executive Advisor and Sponsor for the ENGAGE® Undergraduate Investment Conference, the largest annual student stock pick competition and conference in the world.  David has served on several university advisory councils and as an adjunct professor. He is a member of TD Ameritrade’s President’s Advisory Panel and TD Ameritrade’s NextGen Advisory Board. He also served on Guggenheim Investment’s RIA Advisory Board. David has been listed as one of the “Top 20 Most Social Financial Advisors in the U.S.” as ranked by BrightScope’s Social Media Influence Rank.



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