OUR TEAM


Jonathan Lopez, President

Jonathan holds an Economics degree from California State University, Fullerton, and is pursuing a Graduate Degree in Economics from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Jonathan has been a financial consultant for over 18 years, and holds the Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 53, & 63 securities registrations with Independent Financial Group, which qualify him as a Registered Investment Advisor Representative, Municipal Securities Principal, Registered Options Principal, and Registered Principal, Independent Financial Group.

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Independent Financial Group, LLC is a securities and investment firm offering personalized services to individuals and institutional investors through our team of independent financial professionals. Our representatives offer professional advice and investments, including mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, fee-based asset management, direct participation programs, and stocks and bonds.

Our commitment is directly to the independent investment representative. Therefore, Independent Financial Group offers no proprietary investment products. This enables our affiliated representatives to focus on their client’s individual goals and objectives without concerns about specific product quotas and corporate mandated sales goals.

Independent Financial Group processes direct business accounts held through major mutual funds and insurance companies, as well as brokerage business through our clearing partner, Pershing, LLC.

Independent Financial Group is a national independent broker–dealer firm with corporate headquarters in San Diego, California.

 

 

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Cathy Whitaker, Director of Operations

Cathy is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. She has over 12 years experience in various sectors of the financial services industry including branch banking, loan underwriting, and investment account service. Cathy grew up in Louisiana and Texas and is married to her college sweetheart. Cathy serves as our Operations Manager. 

 
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Vickie Ashmore, Director of Business Development

Vickie was employed by Wells Fargo for over 19 years as a Premier Banking Manager & Business Development and Assistant Manager. She went on to Mission Oaks National Bank to further her career as a Branch Manager & Business Development Manager before serving here as our Director of Business Development.

 
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Justin Lowery, Director of Communications

Justin has been helping businesses & individuals pursue and work towards their goals and potential for over 15 years as a business strategy consultant and creative director. He brings his experience, technical skill and creative vision to our team in his role as our Director of Communications.

 

 

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