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Jacob T. Rothman

CPA, CFA, CFP®, Portfolio Manager

jake@rothmaninvest.com

Jacob (Jake) Rothman, CPA, CFA, CFP® started Rothman Investment Management to help people in San Luis Obispo County and around the country build, protect and focus their wealth through fee-only, fiduciary, comprehensive wealth management.  Jake spent almost a decade as a member of investment teams before starting his own firm to work with clients directly.  He believes that having a personalized plan that aligns with ones values can bring lasting satisfaction.  Jake lives with his wife, Nour, in Paso Robles, California and loves being back in the area where he grew up after a career path that took him to Georgia, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.  While he enjoys traveling to see friends around the country and new places around the world, Jake loves to return home to his community.

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Education & Credentials

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, BS Business Administration: Accounting, 1997
  • University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business, MBA, 2005
  • Liberty Theological Seminary, MAR, 2010
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Georgia, 1999
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), 2010
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) 2019

Experience

  • Staff Accountant, Draffin and Tucker, LLP, Albany, GA 1997-1999
  • Chief Financial Officer, Albany Area Primary Health Care, Albany, GA 1999-2003
  • Equity Research Analyst, Mayo Capital Partners, Boston, MA 2005-2012
  • Equity Research Analyst, Madison Investment Advisors, Madison, WI 2012-2014
  • Portfolio Manager, Rothman Investment Management, Atascadero, CA 2015-

Volunteering

  • Founder, Director, Life Camp Ministries – a weeklong overnight summer Bible camp serving children and youth on the Central Coast
  • Founder, Chairman, Alpha Kerdaino Foundation – a private foundation that supports Christian organizations involved in evangelism and discipleship
  • Board member, Treasurer, Child Evangelism Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County – a children’s evangelistic ministry that serves children through clubs, camp and other outreach
  • Board member, Treasurer, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Southern California – a children’s evangelistic ministry that serves children through clubs, camp and other outreach throughout Southern California
  • Finance Deacon, Treasurer, Grace Central Coast
  • Member, Rotary Club of Atascadero
  • Governing Board Member, Sierra Vista Medical Center, San Luis Obispo

Interests 
Exercise – Jake can be regularly found in the gym or running outside and enjoys occasionally running a 10K or half marathon.

Reading – Jake reads and listens to books about a variety of subjects, with particular interest in finance, business, productivity, human behavior, history, biography, theology and Christian living

Travel – Jake has been to all fifty US states, and five continents… so far.

Time with family and friends – spending time in close relationships brings richness to life in a way nothing else can



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Larson Patty

Financial Paraplanner

Larson Patty started with Rothman Investment Management in September, 2021. Larson grew up in San Luis Obispo, California and attended Texas A&M for college. After graduating, he worked as an analyst and commercial banker for four years in McKinney, Texas. He currently lives in Princeton, Texas with his wife, Hannah.  Working at Rothman Investment Management has allowed Larson to follow his passion for finance and desire to serve others, while reconnecting with his Central Coast roots. 

Beyond his professional roles, Larson is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys trips with Hannah, and is involved with several Bible studies. When Larson isn’t reading a stock report or a finance book, he can be found with a copy of Field & Stream, Calvin and Hobbes, a History, or a Mystery. 


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EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas                                                                                                 May 2016

BS in Agribusiness summa cum laude

BS in Animal Science summa cum laude                                                                          

Study Abroad in Angers, France                                                                                                     May 2014-June 2014

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas                                                                                                 May 2017

MS in Financial Management, Commercial Banking Program                                                                           

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Independent Bank, McKinney, Texas                                                                                            July 2017-August 2021

      Credit Analyst I, Credit Analyst II, Senior Credit Analyst, Commercial Lender-VP

  • Service existing commercial loan portfolio and generate new lending opportunities 
  • Research, examine, and quantify the degree of risk involved in bank credits
  • Evaluate customer records and proposed loan terms based on submitted financial data 
  • Generate financial ratios to determine customers’ financial capacity 
  • Analyze business data and prepare written credit-approval packages for presentation in loan committee 

American Bank of Texas, Sherman, Texas                                                                                      May 2016- July 2016

      Credit Analyst Intern

  • Worked in Credit, Audit, and BSA departments
  • Created spreads, participated in weekly loan committee, assisted in IT projects, and verified loan draws

All Glory Investments, Denison, Texas                                                                                        June 2016- March 2017

      Partner

  • Purchased and remodeled a single-family residence as an investment 
  • Managed project budget, supervised contractors, and provided physical labor

Briaud Financial Advisors, College Station, Texas                                                                May 2015- November 2015

      Financial Planning Intern

  • Reviewed client taxes, insurance, and estate documents
  • Ran retirement projections, helped create client financial plans, and gathered investment information

Texas A&M University Department of Finance, College Station, Texas                               January 2015- August 2015

Teaching Assistant

  • Held office hours, facilitated review sessions, graded assignments, and proctored tests

AgriLogic Consulting, LLC, College Station, Texas                                                                     July 2014-August 2014

Research Assistant

  • Researched, compiled, and formatted data in Excel for crop insurance programs

Large Animal Practice, Los Osos, California                                                                                   May 2013-July 2013

Vet Assistant/Ranch Hand

  • Participated in veterinary rounds, prepared soil for row crops, and maintained irrigation systems  

Emard Hay and Cattle Co., Modoc County, California                                             June 2008-August 2012 (seasonal)

Ranch Hand                                                                                                                                            

  • Performed all stages of the haying process, constructed antelope-friendly wire fence, and processed cattle

ILI Cattle Co., San Luis Obispo, California                                                                      September 2008-August 2012

Owner

  • Owned and operated a small commercial cattle herd on leased pasture 
  • Built and maintained fencing on leased property

ACTIVITIES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Risk Management Association                                                                                                     January 2016-Present

Certified Member

  • Risk Management Association Credit Essentials Certification

HONORS

Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society                                                                                                  April 2014-Present

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences                                                           December 2013-May 2016

  • Dean’s Honor Award