Our Team

      • James

        Jim Gebhardt, CFP®

        President, Wealth Advisor
        • Jim grew up in a small town outside of Syracuse, NY where, as a young boy, he learned from his parents that his word and his handshake would mean everything.  To this day, Jim honors that tradition and carries it into every relationship he has. As our President and Chief Investment Officer, Jim’s first priority is to establish client relationships built on trust. He does this by investing enormous amounts of time into learning about the values, beliefs, hopes and fears of all of our clients. Jim has developed a unique ability in offering calmness in times of stress and hope during times of uncertainty. Jim’s mission is to have meaningful impact in the lives of his clients by helping them simplify the complexities of their lives. 

          Jim has become a thought leader in financial services, often sought out for his ability to guide clients through the financial, estate, and legacy planning process. He has co-created a systematic process of identifying “true wealth” for clients called the Wealth FORMation Experience™ (WFE). WFE creates a blueprint which helps clients integrate their core personal principles into their day-to-day financial lives.  His industry views him as a “pros pro”, having coached so many professionals in the financial services industry (that’s how he met his business partner, Matthew Grishman).  Jim’s strategic leadership is valued by clients, peers and a wide range of organizations who value his contributions to the cultural fabric of the community through charitable giving.

          Jim and his wife, Beth, are the proud parents of four children.  Their children inspire them with wonder and foster a healthy sense of humor and adventure.  Whether at work with his clients, at home with his family or on the golf course, Jim keeps his feet firmly planted on the ground, his eye on the ball and his heart in the right place.

          Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Rochester, New York. He is an experienced surety bond underwriter, which makes him familiar with the unique issues associated with the construction industry.  For the ten years prior to founding Gebhardt Group, Jim worked as a Financial Consultant (FC) for Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, and during his tenure as an FC, he earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

          Jim holds a State of California Insurance License for Life, Accident, Disability and Health Insurance. His registrations include Series 7, Series 65, and Series 31.

      • Matthew

        Matthew Grishman

        Principal, Wealth Advisor
        • Matthew is on a mission to be the most disruptive money influencer of his time. Matthew has developed very unique beliefs about money and relationships that are completely counter to the Wall Street culture in which he was raised. He is obsessed with challenging the status quo and conventional thinking, especially as it relates to the three most significant relationships in life; your relationship with yourself, your relationship with people, and your relationship with money.  This obsession drove Matthew to write the book, Financial Sobriety: Rebuilding Your Relationship with Money One Step at a Time.  Since coaching and teaching are Matthew’s great passions, he’s created an educational curriculum and a podcast series based on the principles in Financial Sobriety.  His dream is to teach millions of people how to live more intentionally with their money, how to build lasting trust in the relationships that mean the most, and how to forgive and love the person in the mirror.  When you work with Matthew you will experience a pro that shows up early and prepared, does what he says, and gives it everything he’s got. You will feel a level of relationship where you know Matthew’s got your back.

          Matthew began his career in financial services in 1995 with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. and became fully licensed as an Investment Broker in 1996. He spent 17 years as a national spokesperson for large mutual fund and insurance companies (Lord, Abbett & Co, Putnam, and MetLife).

          Matthew left corporate America in 2011 to devote his time and experience in financial services to his family, friends and neighbors.  In 2014, Matthew joined Gebhardt Group, Inc., an independent Registered Investment Advisor.  He became an owner of the firm in 2015. 

          As a Principal and Wealth Advisor of Gebhardt Group, Inc., Matthew provides wealth management services for families experiencing major life transitions (inheritance, sale of a business, death or divorce of a spouse, planning for retirement, career change, or sudden loss of a job).

          Matthew, his wife, Amie, and their two sons, Miles and Lucas, live in Rocklin, California. When not working with clients, Matthew spends his time tending to the fruit trees in his backyard, and exploring amazing places with his family, like Yosemite National Park, the California Coast, and big cities around the world. Matthew has been a baseball and basketball coach in his community for many years. 

          Matthew received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany in Albany, New York in June of 1994.  He holds a State of California Insurance License for Life, Accident, Disability and Health Insurance. His registrations include Series 65.


      • Russell

        Russell Postell

        Wealth Advisor
        • As the son of an Air Force Master Sergeant, Russell brings a wealth of human experience from living all over the globe.

          Russell’s unique ability is to help people simplify their lives. He does this by helping people clear the clutter in their financial lives, and to realign their money with their passions so that they may have a greater sense of clarity, confidence and capability to reach financial independence. 

          Russell’s professional career began with radio and tv advertising sales in New York and Boston. He quickly rose through the ranks of broadcasting, becoming a sales manager at CBS TV in San Francisco and then President of ABC 10 in Sacramento. After 28 years in broadcasting, Russell pivoted to follow his dream of owning his own business and opened R. Postell Insurance in Granite Bay, CA.

          Now, as a wealth advisor at Gebhardt Group, Inc. in Roseville, CA, Russell Continues to live his life focused on one simple promise; improve the life of one person each and every day. 

          Russell has brought his life skills, his passions, and his blueprint for success to his volunteer efforts as well.  As the co-founder of Granite Bay Youth Lacrosse, and as a   coach on the Granite Bay High School lacrosse team, Russell has guided many young high school men on their path to successful college careers and beyond. He is currently working to build a foundation to support education, athletics, and financial empowerment in the underserved communities in the Sacramento area. 

          In his free time, Russell enjoys downhill skiing, road cycling, sailing the San Francisco Bay, taking long walks with his wife, Leslie, and helping his three children, Kendra, Erica, and Matthew learn the skills to succeed in life. 

          Russell graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY in 1982.

      • Allison

        Allison Forbes McGrath

        Director of Operations
        • As the Director of Operations for Gebhardt Group, Allison wears several hats. She is responsible for the day to day operations of our firm, based out of our Sacramento area office, as well as managing all human resource functions of the organization. Allison has an extensive business management background, including golf course management and law firm administration.

          Being an Air Force “brat”, Allison has lived all over the country, eventually settling in Northern California after college. She now resides in Rocklin, CA with her husband, John, and two children;  Kyle and Delaney. Allison is very active in the local community serving as Little League President and on the Board of Directors for Rocklin Football Club. After spending many years watching her son’s baseball games and daughter’s soccer games, Allison is looking forward to traveling and new adventures!

      • Nancy

        Nancy Pahl

        Client Service Specialist
        • Over the past 20 years, Nancy has worked in the financial industry as a client service specialist. Her warmth and genuine interest in people puts clients at ease the minute they meet her. Nancy’s responsiveness to client requests for information and her attention to detail are her trademarks.

          Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from San Jose State University and is currently in love with working with glass, traveling, and her new grandsons, and not necessarily in that order!

      • Terrie

        Terrie Weld

        Client Service Specialist
        • Terrie brings 20 years of client service experience to the team, most recently from the financial planning world and the medical industry. She also brings an appetite for helping people and solving problems. As a client support specialist in our Roseville office, Terrie will help us deliver an even higher level of service to our clients and affiliate partners.

          In addition to all of professional expertise, Terrie brings to our team an amazing amount of resolve, compassion and devotion as an avid outdoor enthusiast, cross-fitter and quilter who loves to travel. She is a mom to three grown children Brittany, David & Daniel.

      • Beth

        Beth Gebhardt

        Executive Assistant
        • Originally from San Diego, Beth graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric. After 8 years at PacifiCare Health Systems in field sales and sales management she became a licensed Financial Consultant for Smith Barney until she retired to become a full time mom. In addition to running a busy household.

          Beth is well known in the community for her attention to detail, her ability to complete a long to-do list, and her endless amounts of positive energy. She is also an aspiring guitarist, cake decorator, and a graduate of the Kahn Academy. The only regret Beth lives with is that she never took a typing class.