Meet The Team

The quality of our team speaks for itself.

Our goals include being consistently recognized as an exemplary firm by all of our clients, employees, vendors, and Broker/Dealer. Our most important goal is building long-term relationships and putting the best interests of our clients first. In this manner, we continue to foster consistent growth, sustainability, and profitability.

Each employee is a highly trained professional. Our employees are managed against specific measurable written goals and objectives aimed at obtaining exceptional achievement. Our staff undergoes regular training and development, using both in-house and outside training resources. Each employee goes through a building block training module designed to develop the depth and breadth of their knowledge and skills. Training that builds on itself year after year and consistently makes us better. 

We look forward to serving you. 
 

Frank Deptola: President

Frank Deptola founded Frank Deptola & Associates in May 2012 after years of being a successful Investment Adviser Representative with larger firms. Prior to that he held increasing responsible sales, sales management, regional management, and general management positions in the primary aluminum and related industries. His educational background is extensive and specifically related to taxation, finance, accounting, and business management issues.

He has built a strong foundation for his quickly growing firm. With a business model focused on serving the client, a significant part of this growth has come from referrals by existing clients. Frank recognizes and appreciates the responsibility that comes with building trust bond relationships. He is relentless in his quest to provide the highest quality wealth management experience and optimal service for each client.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff Deptola: Principal 

Jeff has worked as a salesman/proposal manager in the electrical products distribution industry for about seven years. These products were used for the upgrading of large hotels, water treatment facilities, and solar powering of individual homes. His responsibilities included obtaining and evaluating bids from various industrial companies supplying products in these industries, working in the field with contractors helping install these products, and making sales presentations to the owners/operators of these facilities. 

Jeff believes in “doing things right the first time” and not cutting corners. He understands his primary role is to represent the client’s needs to the company and act in their best interests. He is his client’s voice to management. He has a B.S. in business, with a concentration in finance, from Cal State Fullerton. He holds his FINRA Series 7 securities license.

Jeff is an avid traveler to National Parks both in the Western USA and Western Canada. He enjoys camping out, repelling, RV trips. He likes completing home improvement projects. He is active in high school athletics as a referee of football, lacrosse, and basketball over the last 16 years. He was the starting pulling guard on Mater Dei High School's football team and played with some of the top athletes in California. He was named "Most Improved Offensive Player" in his senior year and earned a Division 1 college football scholarship.

 

 

 

Brian Baldwin: Manager of Client Service & Administration

Brian Baldwin joined Frank Deptola & Associates in January 2014 as a client service associate and was promoted to Manager of Client Service & Administration in May 2019.

Brian is responsible for managing the day-to-day office operations and handling all client requests. He is focused on developing and continuously improving the company’s level of service by overseeing the client onboarding process, participating in client reviews, and completing all compliance requirements. Brian holds his FINRA Series 7 & 66 securities registrationsIn July 2021, Brian received national recognition from Commonwealth Financial Network by being selected as a winner of their National Staff of the Year Award.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Brian aims to offer the highest level of professional service and personal attention to each of our clients. He has participated in our ongoing annual training and development program. He has completed advanced training in Wealth Harbor, our leading-edge financial software. Wealth Harbor allows our clients to view, organize, and control their financial life from one secure place on a 24/7 basis.

Brian is a Southern California native and an avid professional sports fan who enjoys attending LA Dodgers games, USC Football, playing golf, and spending time with his new Australian Labradoodle puppy, JoJo.

 

 

 

Margaret Young: Bookkeeper


Margaret "Margie" Young is our bookkeeper. She is responsible for the monthly updating of our financial statements.

Over the years, with Frank's input, they have developed and improved an effective managerial accounting system that provides excellent monthly visibility into our company's revenue, costs, and expenses. This gives us with the opportunity to make timely adjustments to our operational budget, and improve our situational analysis, problem solving, and decision making. She has become an integral member of our team.

Margie is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, with a B.S. in business and an emphasis in accounting. She is an Ernst & Young Alumni and a California native.

Margie loves to spend time with family and friends and is active in her church. Her hobbies include international traveling, anything related to country music, Disneyland, and spending time with her dogs, Boo & Roxy. 

 



 
 

*Frank Deptola & Assocciates, LLC and Commonwealth do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult a tax or legal professional for advice regarding your specific situation.