California Financial Partners, Inc.

Personal, Trustworthy Service
from a Dedicated Team

At California Financial Partners, we believe in the power of teamwork. Our role is to make sure the advisory team best represents your interests. As financial advisors, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience from both inside and outside the financial planning industry. We’re convinced that understanding your goals and keeping your plan up-to-date is the best way to ensure your financial well-being. We are committed to earning your trust.

Meet The Team

The California Financial Partners, Inc. team consists of a diverse and experienced multidisciplinary community of financial professionals who come together to design a customized, in-depth, and evolving financial strategy to achieve your goals.

We utilize a team-based comprehensive approach to financial planning and strategic wealth management services that is uniquely tailored to you.

We emphasize transparency, confidentiality, and client trust and satisfaction. We are committed to strengthening your financial well-being.

Michael Milam, CPA, MAcc

President and CEO

Christian Johnson, CFP®

Christian Johnson, CFP®

Director of Operations / LPL Financial Advisor

Robert P. Gillard II, CFP®, CPWA®, CIMA®

Investment Specialist / Financial Advisor

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Ira A. Candib, CFP®

LPL Financial Advisor

Samuel Croucher

Samuel Croucher

Investment Analyst

Simon Hobbs

LPL Financial Advisor

Edward Johnson, CFP®, CLU

LPL Financial Advisor


H. Scott Wedgbury, CFP®

LPL Financial Advisor

David Barr

Wealth Strategy Assistant

Maria Nevarez

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Wong

Client Services Associate

Check the background of these investment professionals on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Personalized Service

We don’t work with hundreds of clients. We choose to work with a select community of clients who are well-suited to our way of doing business so we can give them the personal attention they deserve.

You can count on us to reach out at least quarterly, and more often at your request. It’s the best way we know to earn your trust and move your financial life in the direction you seek.

A Team Approach

As firm believers in the value of specialization, we support a team approach to attaining financial health and wealth-building. We create an advisory team to support you, which can consist of accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance agents, and other disciplines. This team can include your preferred professionals or our strategic partners.

LPL Financial and California Financial Partners, Inc. do not provide tax or legal advice

No Hidden Fees

Our investment recommendations are based upon strategy, not commissions. We earn no commissions in our fee-based platform and we pay for all trades! We don’t like hidden costs any more than you do. That’s why our fee schedule is disclosed up front. We pay the costs of buying and selling investments through our advisory platform, not by you.

Our Locations

We are headquartered in Glendale, CA. We serve clients nationwide, from San Francisco to New York and Florida.