Our wealth management team integrates its diverse 50+ years of combined investment experience with our desire to provide clients with individualized solutions. Our team is results driven and goal-oriented. We are supported by a robust platform that encompasses some of the most talented professionals in each area of specialty. Personal attention combined with a focus on "risk management first" and value-driven goals-based investing is a hallmark of our firm’s philosophy.
Innovative Advisory Group Team
Kirk Chisholm, Principal
Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group. His roles at IAG are co-chair of the Investment Committee and Head of the Traditional Investment Risk Management Group. His background and areas of focus are portfolio management and investment analysis in both the traditional and alternative investment markets.
Kirk has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families, as well as businesses and organizations since 1999. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience and his ability to provide clear, easy to understand explanations of all financial options.
Prior to integrating with Innovative Advisory Group in 2008, Kirk founded Stirling Global Advisors, LLC in 2005, a full-service private wealth management firm. Kirk has also held wealth management roles at both UBS PaineWebber and Smith Barney. Contact Kirk
Rajeev Kotyan, Principal
Rajeev Kotyan is a Principal at Innovative Advisory Group. He also holds the position of Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Manager. His roles at IAG are co-chair of the Investment Committee and Head of the Alternative Investment Risk Management Group. He provides the compliance and risk management guidelines required to analyze client portfolios spanning both traditional and alternative asset classes.
Rajeev’s background includes corporate and institutional risk management, strategy planning for business, product development, and financial products and strategies, such as algorithmic trading, transaction cost analysis, quantitative analysis and cross-asset class strategy trading. His tenure includes working with a number of start-up technology and financial firms, including Charles River Development & Brokerage, Progress Software, Investors Bank and Trust, eXcelon Corporation, IDD Information Services (subsidiary of Dow Jones), and Citicorp Securities KK (Tokyo, Japan). He has participated actively in the standardization for information exchange of financial derivative products with creation of Financial Products Markup Language (FpML.org), a division of ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives, Inc.).
Since 1998, Rajeev has been personally investing in alternative investments using Self Directed IRAs, mainly focused on real estate and real estate-related assets, including mortgage notes, short-term loans, foreign exchange and small business ventures, to name a few. Contact Rajeev
Tim Picciott, CFP® CRPC®, Wealth Advisor
Tim Picciott CFP® CRPC® is Wealth Advisor who has been helping his clients retire with the feeling of security since 2008. As a Certified Financial Planner™, he is well versed in many areas of traditional wealth management.
In addition to his traditional wealth management experience, Tim has been a trailblazer in the field of Crypto wealth management. He quickly realized the struggles Bitcoin early adopters faced as they tried to get their cryptocurrency into the economy as tax efficiently as possible. Tim works with Bitcoin early adopters to provide advanced estate planning and wealth management techniques to help them realize their goals and strengthen their legacies. Tim also advises crypto-enthusiasts as to how they can invest into a "Crypto IRA" using self-directed IRA’s and 401(K)’s.
Tim enjoys working with entrepreneurs, business owners and libertarians who appreciate someone who thinks outside the box. Tim’s contrarian viewpoints and handle of Austrian Economics makes Tim an incredible asset for those who aren’t looking for cookie-cutter financial advice.
Before joining IAG, Tim was President and co-founder of FocalPoint Wealth Management where he was an advisor affiliated with WealthCare Advisory Partners and LPL Financial. Tim got his start at Waddell & Reed where he was a financial advisor for seven years. Contact Tim
Kelly Coughlin, CPA, Wealth Advisor
Kelly Coughlin is a Wealth Advisor with an extensive background in risk management and accounting. He is a trusted advisor to small to mid-sized businesses and high-net worth families. He also specializes in alternative investment due diligence, accounting, and monitoring for high-net worth families and institutional investors.
Kelly's knowledge and experience is extensive. He has over 25 years of experience as a leader at companies ranging from startups to major financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), and Lloyds Bank. Kelly founded GlobalBridge, a financial technology company, which he eventually sold in 2012.
Kelly is a thought leader in the field of risk management with his focus on TLC: Transparency, Liquidity, and Custody. He has looked at many private alternative investments over his career and has an especially good nose for detecting inferior business models and inadequate business management
Kelly has a BA from Gonzaga University, an MBA from Babson College, and studied accounting at the University of Minnesota. He has been a practicing CPA for over 20 years, providing services to business owners with a focus on, Strategy, Tax, Accounting, Risk Management. Contact Kelly
J. Mark English, Wealth Advisor
J. Mark English is a Wealth Advisor with a strong background in estate preservation, cash flow management, investment positioning and tax planning. He leverages his traditional wealth management skills, impeccable listening skills and analytical acumen to bring cash flow investments into alignment with core values, ultimately bringing his clients into a balanced life. Mark is dedicated to the financial well-being of his clients and thus strives to understand their diverse needs. He provides guidance, oversight and leadership by helping clients develop new habits necessary for implementing a direction for life in alignment with their core inner self.
Mark is an alumnus of The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, where he earned a degree in politics with a focus on American government and political philosophy. Prior to Innovative Advisory Group, he worked at Signature Auctions & American Legends, Political Capital, Omnicom, and most recently Ameriprise Financial Services.
Mark is a member of the Nyack Boat Club (serves on the Board of Governors), the parish council of St. Pius X in Scarsdale, NY, and the Long Island Sound Fleet with The Corinthians. Contact Mark