Sam Dechtman, Wealth Advisor
Sam Dechtman is the newest member of the Dechtman Wealth staff. Sam is one of the sons of our Founder & CEO, Jordan Dechtman; his twin, Adam will be joining us in 2018. Prior to starting at Dechtman Wealth, Sam worked for a large investment company in Chicago, where he obtained his securities licenses and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Sam will be assisting all of Dechtman Wealth's clients as a Wealth Advisor. We are very excited to have him working with us and he is looking forward to meeting all of the clients of Dechtman Wealth. Please join us in welcoming Sam Dechtman to Dechtman Wealth and take a moment to get to know him in the following Q&A!
How long have you been working for Dechtman Wealth?
I just started officially working for Dechtman Wealth but I have been familiar with the company all my life.
What is your favorite part of your position with Dechtman Wealth?
I have enjoyed getting to know our clients and learning more about them. The ability to make a positive impact on the lives of others is what excites me most and drives me to get better every day.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I enjoy hiking in the mountains and spending time with family. We normally hike around the Beaver Creek/Vail area, but I also like going around Boulder as well. Being outside in nature is therapeutic.
Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies are playing basketball and golf, hiking in the mountains, and reading. I also like going to Rockies and Broncos games whenever I can.
When you were little, what did you want to be "when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets. Chauncey Billups was my hero growing up after I met him at a basketball camp.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. You must put effort and care into everything you do.
What are 3 of your favorite movies?
Shawskank Redemption, Anchorman, and the Lion King.
Do you have a "Bucket List" and if so, what are the top two things on it?
While I have a long list of items on my bucket list, playing golf at Augusta National and eating sushi in Japan are at the top of my list.
What is one of your most treasured memories?
Passing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM exam was a very special day for me.
If you didn't "have" to work for a whole year, how would you spend your days?
I would play golf every day and try to join the PGA tour.
What is the one thing you have never done in your life, but always really wanted to?
Going on a safari in Africa is something I’ve always wanted to do since I was little. Seeing Lions, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Elephants and other wild animals in their natural habits would be a fun adventure.
If you were given the opportunity to meet your favorite Actor, Singer or other famous person, who would it be?
Warren Buffett is someone I would love to meet. He has an incredible wealth of knowledge and seems like a nice person to be around.
If money was no object and you could go on vacation for a month, anywhere in the world, where would you go? Who would you take with your or would you go by yourself?
I would travel to Singapore, Thailand, and New Zealand with friends and family. That area of the world is hard to get to from Colorado so I would want to make the most of my time by visiting a few destinations.
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I am definitely a dog person and have two little mutts, Linus and LeRoy, who I love very much. However, I do like baby kitten videos as much as the next person; YouTube seems to have an endless supply.