Francisco was born in the United States and grew up in Germany in a loving extended family.
Upon graduation, he followed his love for cars and mechanically complex machines. Francisco committed to becoming an auto mechanic and, as such, a journeyman member of the centuries old German metal workers guild. He returned to the United States where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science from the College Honors Program at UCLA in 1992. He graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to graduate from the law school at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995.
Over the course of the next seven years he worked for several of Washington DC’s powerhouse law and accounting firms, including Baker & McKenzie, King & Spalding and KPMG LLP, where he designed and implemented complex financial transactions and tax strategies for high net-worth individuals and corporate clients.
Francisco shifted his career direction to investing in real estate and establishing a boutique residential real estate firm in the DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland.
In 2009, Francisco was accepted into the well-respected Georgetown University Financial Planning Certificate program. In 2010, upon completion of that intensive program of study and the passing of the highly regarded national CFP® examination, Francisco landed squarely and confidently in the financial services and investment industry. Francisco became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. Francisco is Series 7 and 66 registered and holds life and health insurance licenses as well. In addition, he is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In 2010, he created Financial Choreography, LLC.
Francisco lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Christine, and daughter, Carmen. If there is spare time left between his commitments to his family and his work, Francisco can be found either tinkering with cars, playing the guitar and piano or learning about fine watches.
Francisco Martinez, Francisco C. Martinez, J.D., CFP®
Financial Choreography, LLC
7272 Wisconsin Ave Suite 900
Bethesda, MD 20814
Securities and Advisory Services offered through CreativeOne Securities, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC and an Investment Advisor. Financial Choreography, LLC and CreativeOne Securities, LLC are not affiliated.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Financial Choreography, LLC and Client One Securities, LLC are not affiliated. Financial Choreography® is a registered trademark of Francisco C. Martinez.