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Steven C. Harris, CLU, ChFC, CDFA

President and CEO

(408) 547-3391

Concerning successful family businesses, it’s often said, "There are three generations from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves.” Steve was born into the fourth generation of a pioneering southern California family. Having experienced his family’s total loss of financial security due to avoidable mistakes, Steve is dedicated to helping his clients make good decisions about their money. He now assists a select group of successful and affluent individuals and families, acting as their “personal chief financial officer”. He also helps recent widows and divorcees sort through and straighten out the complexities they face when taking sole charge of their finances.

Steve began his career in financial services in 1980 with Capital Preservation Fund (1980 – 1983), followed by Investment Transaction Corp. (1983 – 1985), Northwestern Mutual Life (1985 – 1999) and Harris Private Wealth (1999 – present).

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University in 1980.He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations from the American College, and the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation from the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts. He holds the FINRA Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal), Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 6 (Investment Company/Variable Contracts), Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisory Law Examination) and Series 63 (Uniform State Securities) registrations.

Steven C. Harris is a Registered Principal of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC Supervisory Office: 3003 Oak Rd. Ste 250 Walnut Creek, CA 94597. 408.286.4010.

CA Insurance Lic.: #0686309

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Evan Harris, CCPS

Vice President

(408) 547-3392

Evan understood the importance of good financial guidance from a young age. Having grown up watching the positive impact his father had on clients, it was only a matter of time until he joined him in the “family business.”

As a partner in the Emerging Wealth Division, Evan works with clients who are motivated to maximize their experiences while maintaining financial success by helping ensure that their actions are always in line with their goals.

Evan is also a Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS), who uses his experience and expertise to help clients understand the financial aid process and, ultimately, create a comprehensive and coordinated plan for how to pay for a child’s education.

He graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in History and a Minor in Economics and holds a FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law) registrations. Evan Harris is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC., Member SIPC, supervisory office 3003 Oak Rd. Ste 250 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (925) 979-2300.

CA Insurance Lic.: #0K48714

Our Financial Services Representatives combine their education in financial services with their knowledge of the ever-changing insurance industry landscape to provide you with solutions for your unique situation. All Financial Services Representatives must pass comprehensive exams to obtain a license to sell products in your state.

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Evan Harris: Domiciled In CA, CA Insurance License #0K48714; insurance lic in CA, TX; securities lic in CA, ID, TX, AZ, WA

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Yen Ma, FLMI

Operations Manager

(408) 547-3395

Yen is a service oriented professional with a “can-do” attitude. She joined Harris Private Wealth in 2014 after serving as Director of Wealth Transfer with Pollock Financial Group (2009 – 2012) and Senior Advanced Market Consultant with MetLife (2001 – 2009). She began her career with MetLife after earning her bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts – Boston in 1983, and was awarded the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) professional designation by the Life Office Management Association (LOMA) in 1988.

Yen holds the FINRA Series 6 (Investment Company) and Series 63 (Uniform State Securities) registrations.

Yen Ma is a registered representative – no insurance or securities sales of MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC.

Marissa Viacava-Schultz

Client Experience Coordinator

408 547-3394

Marissa joined Harris Private Wealth in 2019 as  Client Experience Coordinator. She earned her bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Lima-Peru in 1992 and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Marissa she spent 8 years working in the banking industry, going from Offshore Loans Assistant to Branch Manager. She also has experience in Marketing, Sales and Human Resources. Before joining Harris Private Wealth, she worked 6 years as a Billing Supervisor in the financial industry in San Diego, California.