Brandon Perlow is originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. In 2008, he graduated early with a Bachelor of Science degree double-majoring in Political Science and History, with a certificate in European Studies, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010, he graduated with a Master of Science degree in Public Policy & Administration, from the London School of Economics, with merit. From 2010-2013, he was active working in the private equity sector, based in Los Angeles, California. From 2013-2017, he worked in public speaking across the United States, focused on topics related to student travel and CQ – cultural intelligence. He has extensive travel experience, having visited all 7 continents and all 50 states – before he turned 25.
In 2018, Brandon joined the financial services industry here in Arizona, focused on investment planning and preparing clients for retirement. He holds the Series 7 and Series 66 registrations, the Arizona Life Insurance License, and the AHIP Medicare Certification. He brings four years of financial services experience to ABLE Financial Group, previously working as a Financial Advisor at both Merrill Lynch and Prudential Advisors in Scottsdale and Phoenix, respectively.
Further, Brandon enjoys volunteering for causes he is passionate about. He is the current Chair of the City of Scottsdale Loss Trust Fund, which works with the city’s legal and risk management departments to optimize safety and efficiency across Scottsdale. He is also on the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin Hillel Foundation, the home of Jewish life on campus at his alma mater. He volunteers with both the University of Wisconsin Valley of the Sun Alumni Chapter, and the Alumni and Friends of the LSE in the United States. In the past, he has served on the Real Estate & Finance Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, as well as Business B’yachad (together) at Temple Kol Ami, among other roles.
In his spare time, Brandon is an avid runner, hiker, and adventurer. In 2021, Brandon ran over 1,000 miles, and he has served on the Pace Team for the Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon, helping others to successfully accomplish their goals in both 2020 and 2022. He has also summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet above sea level – an eight-day trek. Most recently, he and his wife Laurel successfully hiked Rim-2-Rim at the Grand Canyon, from the North Rim to the South Rim, all in one 24-mile day.
Brandon lives in Scottsdale with his wife Laurel, their daughter Naomi, and their rescue Siberian Husky, Laney.
Peter brings to ABLE Financial Group more than 20 years of experience as well as broad formal training across many aspects of financial services, including investment types and strategies, investment planning, private equity, compliance, and investment committee best practices. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2004.
He has served clients locally as a registered representative with a major discount brokerage and as an independent registered investment advisor with two independent registered investment advisors in the Valley. His past roles have included Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Investment Officer. The latter position involved a major US-Canada wealth management firm, where he oversaw all investment operations and strategy decisions. Peter also served on the board of directors for the CFA Society of Phoenix and was president from 2008 to 2009.
What may come as a surprise is that Peter didn't study finance in school and didn't even know what a mutual fund was until 1998. Instead, he has two degrees in English and was briefly a teacher both in the US and overseas. He maintains his interest in languages and international travel, though, and hopes to continue enhancing his language skills and cultural experiences outside of work.
Peter is a Phoenix native (yes, they do exist!), having spent most of his life in the Biltmore area. He lives on an oversized, flood-irrigated lot where he grows around 15 different kinds of fruit-bearing trees and bushes and also cultivates vegetable and herb gardens as well as decorative plants. When he can find time and focus, he enjoys practicing guitar and piano.
Kris Gibson brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds her Series 6,7,63 and 66. Her vast knowledge and experience includes trust management, investments, banking and insurance.
Recently joining ABLE Financial Group, Kris serves as a trusted point of contact for clients. She also manages daily account maintenance, fulfills client requests and provides exemplary support and service to the team and its clients. Driven by her passion to help others, she takes pride in providing the best possible client experience.
In her free time, Kris enjoys hiking, time spent with family and friends and traveling. An Arizona native, Kris lives locally and has two children and two granddaughters. She is involved in her community and volunteers at a number of charities and her local church
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