Ted Schwartz



Ted found his niche as a financial consultant—it’s a way to combine his facility with numbers and his enjoyment of personal relationships. While much of his formal education at Duke University (B.A., 1969) and Oregon State University (M.A., 1972) focused on relationship-building skills (psychology, counseling, etc.), he was always torn between building relationships and crunching numbers. Thus, investment management and financial planning give him a highly enjoyable professional life in which he gets to do both. At Capstone, he brings a wealth of expertise in these two areas to areas to define clients’ goals and implement manageable, actionable steps towards achieving them.

Ted’s background includes years as a wholesaler of fine art and as a professional in human services. In 1994, he took his first steps into financial services by getting his General Securities Series 7 license. A voracious learner, Ted has completed the College for Financial Planning program (CFP®). Along with hundreds of hours of continuing education, Ted has held FINRA Series 8, 24, 51, 63, and 65 licenses. After 15 years as a Registered Representative, Ted is now happy to serve as a fiduciary through Capstone’s Registered Investment Advisory. A Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Ted is a member of the Financial Planning Association and penned a regular column for the Springs Magazine entitled “The Savvy Investor.” He has often been a source for financial planning information for the Colorado Springs Gazette and has been published in Financial Advisor. He has numerous articles published on the web and is a member of the National Association of Active Investment Managers.

Ted is extremely active in the community. He is a past Board member for Citizen’s Project, he has in recent years served on the boards of directors of the CIVA charter school, the Voter’s Network, and the Ithaka Land Trust. Outside of work, he enjoys practicing Tai Chi, playing bridge, traveling, hiking, and family life, as well as rooting for Duke basketball.