Dustin C Stiefel
What did I do when I discovered an epiphany that would change everything?
I opened a business.
After spending the first decade of my career peddling offerings of Wall Street, an unsettling led me to determine what I truly believe about investing. I treated my search as if I were an “agnostic investor”, not believing the mainstream investment theories. At the conclusion of my journey, I discovered a well-masked Wall Street secret: fund managers don’t beat the market, rather the market should work as their ally.
The result of this “awakening” in 2007, led to the establishment of Steward Financial Group. We desire to provide independent, objective advice without the conflict of interest of third-party commissions and incentives. As a “reformed broker”, I have firsthand knowledge of a prospective client’s existing situation. This unique background provides a convicting platform to deliver an alternative approach to wealth management. My passion is helping individuals make well-informed decisions about their investments, retirement, and estate planning.
I’m a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Finance and Banking. As a native of North Texas, I currently reside in Colleyville, TX, with my wife and two sons. I am active in my local church and civic activities.
Two important lessons can be learned while growing up in a west Texas oil town: there is no substitute for hard work, and proper planning through good times can see you through economically challenging times. These two principles have had a great impact on me personally and professionally.
As an investment advisor, I realize how hard our clients work to achieve their wealth. With sound investment advice, I can help them preserve and grow this wealth. Investing will always involve risk, and being able to identify a risk and minimize it has become a driving force for me.
My greatest joy is helping others identify goals and then crafting a financial plan to help them achieve those goals. This is what led me to establish Steward Financial Group. I desired to provide investors with an environment where they could grow their net worth, not their broker’s net worth. I wanted to work directly for my client, independent of third party influence, commissions and other conflicts of interest.
I am a graduate of the University of Texas at the Permian Basin with a degree in Accounting and Information Services. I also received my certificate in 1992 as a Certified Public Accountant. My wife and I along with our 3 children live in Colleyville, Texas, where we are active in our church and other local organizations.