Our Team

With over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry, Richard L. Pinion is the President of his own firm, Pinion Financial Services, L.L.C.,* and a Branch Manager and Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction offering securities through SagePoint Financial, Inc. Mr. Pinion received both his B.S. in Business Administration and M.B.A. from the Kogod School at American University. He went on to become a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFPTM). Mr. Pinion is also a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). Mr. Pinion has been recognized by his peers with several industry awards including the SagePoint Financial Advisors, Inc. Presidentís Club, the Million Dollar Round Table, the National Quality Award, the Pacific Life Advisory Council Award for Outstanding Service, the ManuLife Financial Award for Outstanding Achievements and Leadership in Financial Services, and the Fidelity Investment Advisor/Council**.

Richard Pinion | MBA, CLU, ChFC, CFPTM

*A registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.

**Third-party rankings and recognitions from rating services or publications are no guarantee of future investment success. Working with a highly rated advisor does not ensure that a client or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance or results. These ratings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor of any client nor are they representative of any one clientís evaluation.

These awards are based upon sales generated by advisors and is not based upon performance or returns experienced by any client or opinions of the advisorís clients or former clients.

Remedios Paredes | Office Manager

Remy graduated from Lyceum of the Philippines University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila and also with the Carter International Corporation as an Executive Secretary of the Vice President.

Remy has been with PFS since 2002. In addition to seamlessly coordinating all aspects of our office logistics, Remy offers our clients the convenience of her Notary Public designation. Remy also works closely with PFS's CareFirst agents, providing the daily support that allows them to deliver a broad range of quality health insurance products and advice.

Jiyang Liu | Research Analyst

Jiyang is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Master of Finance degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Jiyang attained his undergraduate degree in Finance from the School of International Trade and Economy of Beijing International Studies University. Before joining PFS, he interned at Bayer China Limited and the Agricultural Bank of China.

Jiyang joined PFS in early 2016, where his expertise in financial research & analysis has provided invaluable assistance to Mr. Pinion's client portfolio reviews. Additionally, he works closely with Mr. Pinion to ensure that every step of the financial planning process is communicated clearly and accurately to our clients.

Sheila is a graduate of American University with a Masterís Degree in Economics. Before joining PFS, Sheilaís focus was as a Research Analyst for several banks, including The World Bank, with strong emphasis on economic development. Sheila has been with PFS for over 15 years, and works as a general agent with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and has been a top ten producer with them for over ten years. Additionally, she oversees all operations of Pinionís financial advising services.

Sheila Pinion | Managing Director

Megan M. Moshayedi | Director of Human Resources

Megan is a graduate of Harvard College and also has a Master's degree in Philosophy as well as a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She has been with PFS since 2007, originally as Data Manager, focusing on the optimization of information management systems in order to maintain our high standards of quality and accuracy. She now works as a consultant on special projects as well as coordinating our staffing needs.