Broker Check
Napa Valley Wealth Management - St. Helena, CA

Kelly Crane Celebrates 35 Years as a Financial Advisor

Our Founder, President, and Chief Investment Officer, Kelly Crane, celebrates 35 years as a financial advisor and tactical wealth manager.  

For more than three decades, he's helped friends old and new, local nonprofits, and generations of families help plan, build, and preserve their wealth.  

In addition to being a genuinely nice guy, Kelly truly cares about and looks out for the best interests of each of his clients. He fosters an environment in which each client represents a personal relationship, not just an account, and he's driven to help clients plan, build, and preserve their wealth for the long game—through multiple generations.  

As a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA), Kelly brought the tactical analysis of large institutional investors to individual clients many years ago. With his advanced studies and experience, he’s been able to offer specialized advice for each of his clients' unique situations.  

All of this translates to 35 years of helping families pursue their goals—with a lot of heart.   

We asked Kelly his thoughts on his career anniversary:

I invite you to explore our site to learn more about our tactical asset allocation investment strategy

Kelly Crane, CFP®, CLU, CFA, MBA
President & Chief Investment Officer

Read Kelly's full bio.

What a blessing it’s been! My hope is that we’ve made a lasting financial difference in the lives of all those we’ve partnered with. We’ve walked through countless celebrations with our clients—birthdays, anniversaries, and retirements—and just as many difficulties: loss of a loved one, loss of a career, even the loss of a client. Through it all, I’m proud of the team we’ve built: one that views clients as family, is driven to help them reduce needless loss and risk, and is always available and accessible.” 

Earl has a a broad array of complex financial-planning scenarios and has an ability to screen investment opportunities in order to create portfolios that more closely track the client’s risk and return profile.Robert possesses substantial experience in creating complex financial plans and reports that both integrate intricate tax and investment scenarios and model future cash flows.Our clients enjoy the personal, attentive service of a boutique firm, coupled with institution-level, tactical investing and personalized financial planning. You can expect regular phone calls, updates, and questions.

Earl Knecht, CFP®
Vice President & CFO

Robert Mauer
Financial Services Coordinator

Sara Aikman
Director of Client Relations & Operations

As Seen On

Kelly Crane As Seen On BankrateKelly Crane As Seen On ForbesKelly Crane As Seen On Inc. Kelly Crane Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisor 2021
Kelly Crane As Seen On Magnify MoneyKelly Crane As Seen On MSNKelly Crane Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisor 2020Kelly Crane As Seen On US News
Kelly Crane As Seen on Yahoo Finance
Kelly Crane As Seen On LaddersKelly Crane As Seen On CNBCKelly Crane As Seen On Go Banking Rates
Kelly Crane As Seen On International Business TimesKelly Crane As Seen On Newsweek
NVWM As Seen On NorthBay biz