As he began work on his MBA at Longwood University, Sloan Chittenden realized building a specialty in finance isn’t just the about the numbers. It’s about the people behind them.

“I’ve always had a passion for helping others, and to be successful in financial planning means being truly invested in the client to help improve their lives,” Sloan says. “It’s not just the math or the money. This is someone’s life, and those of future generations. And we have to give our clients the confidence that we, as their partner and fiduciary, truly care.”

While Sloan pursues his designation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, he is building his expertise assisting Verus’ financial planners, handling tax work, researching, and helping clients create plans for their short- and long-term futures. For Sloan, the work helping others prepare is personal, coming from a family where savings weren’t in high supply. “My goal is to take those lessons I’ve learned from growing up, and not only improve my own future but show others how to avoid financial mistakes and build long-term wealth in a sustainable way,” he says.

Sloan lives in Richmond, where he does a lot of fishing (a lifelong passion), watching sports (#BearsNation) and attending concerts.