Our Team

      • James

        Jim Gebhardt, CFP®

        President, Wealth Advisor
        • As our President and Chief Investment Officer, Jim’s first priority is to establish a trustworthy relationship with those who seek his guidance in planning for their future prosperity. His mission is to protect his clients’ assets and to manage each portfolio with discipline. As an advisor and financial planner he is in demand for his creativity and unbiased thinking. He continually fine-tunes his listening skills and withholds judgment, thereby enabling him to offer calmness in times of uncertainty and hope during periods of distress. When it comes to legacy planning, Jim is sought out for his ability to guide clients through a systematic process of identifying “true wealth” so clients may integrate that information and values into a comprehensive family plan.

          His wife, Beth, and he are proud parents of four young children, who inspire them with wonder and foster a healthy sense of humor and adventure. His associates view him as a professional. Whether on the golf course, at work or with his family, Jim keeps his feet firmly planted on the ground, his eye on the ball and his heart in the right place.

          Jim’s strategic leadership is valued by clients, peers and business associates. In particular, families seek his counsel during times of major transitions, and a wide range of organizations value his contributions to the cultural fabric of the community through charitable giving.

          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 for Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney, and in the process earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

          He 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
        • Coaching is Matthew’s passion. He is obsessed with challenging the status quo and teaching others how to do the same.  Matthew has developed a unique belief system about money and true wealth that runs completely counter to the Wall Street culture he was raised in.  His unique ability is to inspire people to live abundantly and authentically.  Whether Matthew is helping a family define and protect their true wealth, or he is guiding other wealth advisors to discover their own value proposition, or he is teaching the youth in his community about life through the great games of baseball and basketball, Matthew shows up and gives it his all each and every day.

          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 (e.g. inheritance, sale of a business, death or divorce of a spouse, planning for retirement, career change, or sudden loss of a job).

          Matthew is also the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of our online 401k advisory service, 401k Masters, LLC.  He leads our team in our Sacramento-area office.

          Matthew resides with his wife, Amie, and their two sons, Miles and Lucas, 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 is a volunteer umpire and baseball coach for his local little league. He also served for eight years on their Board of Directors.

          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.

      • Nancy

        Nancy Pahl

        Client Service Specialist
        • Over the past 11 years, Nancy has worked in the financial industry as a Registered Sales Assistant and 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 bringing her skills into the current millennium by learning computer applications for design and visual communications. She and her husband are enjoying the freedom that comes with having two grown daughters.

      • Allison

        Allison McGrath

        Operations Specialist
        • As the Operations Specialist 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. She also manages all of the technology, social media and backstage functioning of our sister company, 401k Masters, LLC. 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 very busy 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 Youth Soccer Club. Allison spends most of her free time as “Mom”, watching Kyle play high school baseball and Delaney play competitive soccer. She wouldn’t have it any other way!

      • 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.