Laura Chiesman

For over 25 years, Laura Chiesman has developed financial planning and wealth management strategies for successful individuals, families, and business owners to enable them to achieve their immediate and lifetime financial goals.

As a business owner, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), Laura brings a unique perspective to comprehensive plans that deliver peace of mind in uncertain times.

As president of FirstWave Financial, Laura leads her team of financial professionals as they deliver independent, objective and trusted planning and investment strategies designed to help their clients transform financial complexity and confusion into simplicity and confidence. As a volunteer, she brings the same energy to her community. She is a governing board member of Genesis House, a shelter for women and children, and serves on the Community Foundation for Brevard board, an organization that matches nonprofit organizations to philanthropists. As the 2019 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Brevard, Laura was privileged to help raise millions of dollars to improve the health, education and financial stability of thousands of Brevard County, Florida, residents.

Laura is an active member of the Oceanside Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and the Women Presidents’ Organization. Laura’s commitment to these organizations reflects her willingness to share what she has learned in her career and to learn from other entrepreneurs.

Laura is a speaker and author on the topics of wealth management and financial issues, investment and retirement planning, life events and transitions, and business succession.

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