About Us Tony Pondel, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, P.C., is an independent financial advisory firm committed to helping individuals and businesses address their financial goals. As an independent investment planning firm, we have no proprietary investments, and therefore, never have to make a choice between our clients’ best interests or higher commissions. As a Registered Investment Advisor, when working in an advisory capacity our firm has a duty to act in a fiduciary capacity to put our clients’ interests ahead of our own. We focus on building diversified portfolios for our clients that address their needs and seeks to help protect against market volatility. With a deep-set knowledge and understanding of the industry, we proactively monitor trends and changes in the market and economy to help us make decisions in the best interest of our clients. Our goal is for our clients to fully understand, and feel comfortable with, their financial options. There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.