Group Retirement Plans

Qualified plans like 401(k)s are often the most effective employee retention and recruitment asset a business can have, especially in a tight labor market. And as more states mandate such plans to employers, we can help you craft one that suits your particular business and people.

We advise hundreds of small- to medium-sized companies in the Southwest and beyond with plan formation, employee education, trusteeship, and federal and state compliance. We’re also experts in setting up deferred executive compensation plans that can help you attract and keep top talent.

  • Employee Enrollment and Education
  • Employer Education and Training
  • Federal and State Compliance
  • Fiduciary Partnership
  • Government Advocacy
  • Business and Personal Financial Planning

Expert advising with group plan implementation, enrollment, growth, & compliance

For small business owners, setting up and guiding a plan can be a daunting prospect.
That’s why we’re here.

Employee Enrollment & Education

We stress the value of your plan at every stage, from enrollment to retirement calculations to life stage advising when your employees need it.

Employer Education & Training

We’ll keep you ahead of the complex and evolving rules governing your plan, and help you get the most from third-party service providers.

Fiduciary Partnership

When we serve as your plan advisor, our fiduciary duty overlaps with yours. You’ll have a true partner in responsibility and accountability.

Government Advocacy

We make it a priority to meet with lawmakers in statehouses and Washington to advocate for plan sponsors and participants alike.

Business & Personal Financial Planning

Our expertise isn’t limited to your plan. Business succession, insurance, as well as life stage advising for you and your employees are available.

For Plan Sponsors


Kelly Famiglietta, head of group retirement planning at Charles Stephen, explains what’s happening with state mandated retirement plans.

Secure 2.0 and Your Plan

Legislation that affects you and your participants: it’s constantly changing and we’re here to keep you informed.

Customizing Your PLan

Kelly Famiglietta, head of group retirement planning at Charles Stephen, talks about the importance of designing a plan that suits your business.

For Participants

Don't Touch It!

Kelly Famiglietta, head of group retirement planning at Charles Stephen, explains the rules around retirement funds.

How Much is Enough?

Advisor Lea Sauri shares insights into how to calculate how much you’ll need to save to reach your retirement goals.

Your Beneficiaries

Advisor Lea Sauri explains the importance and rules governing who you name as the beneficiary of your retirement funds.

Our Podcast

On our seasonal podcast, we discuss the financial rites of passage that you can be better prepared for.

Rolling Over

Rolling Over

Our retirement accounts don’t stop working just because we retire.
Navigating Social Security

Navigating Social Security

We all expect it, but few of us know what we’re getting into.
The Nest Egg

The Nest Egg

We want it to be sustaining and protective. It’s also precious and fragile.