LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shaquawn Schasa, a financial professional and leader with 17 years of experience, has opened Strategic Fortune Wealth Management—an independently owned firm offering comprehensive financial strategies to individuals and businesses in the Los Angeles area.
Schasa is the first Black female managing partner associated with Securian Financial Services, a broker-dealer and registered investment advisory firm (Member FINRA/SIPC) offering a full range of financial services through a network of independent, locally owned firms and 1,100 affiliated financial professionals. Securian Financial will provide Strategic Fortune Wealth Management with resources, technology, products, expertise and professional development.
“Shaquawn Schasa’s proven record as a financial professional and leader and developer of people make her the perfect person to launch her own firm while helping us grow our footprint in southern California,” said Tony Martins, Securian Financial’s vice president of career distribution. “We are honored to welcome Shaquawn to the Securian Financial family and look forward to helping her succeed.”
Schasa most recently served as a regional director with Prudential Financial in Los Angeles, where she recruited and developed financial professionals, created and led diversity initiatives and increased financial planning adoption. She previously worked as a financial advisor with Met Life/MassMutual, and she began her career with Merrill Lynch.
Schasa has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 securities registrations. The governor of California appointed her to serve two terms on the California Medical Board and she has served as board chair of the Los Angeles Community Development Foundation since 2011.
“Building your own firm to help people financially in your own community is a dream for most financial advisors, so this is literally a dream come true for me,” said Schasa. “I am thrilled to team up with Securian Financial to launch Strategic Fortune Wealth Management and I’m actively recruiting a diverse team of financial professionals to join me. I am excited to build a firm filled with great people making a difference in our community.”
Strategic Fortune Wealth Management is located at 1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 225, West Covina, CA 91790.
Schasa lives in Walnut, California, with her husband and children.