Sam Waltman, CFA, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor

Start Date
Industry: 2003
KAR: 2016
  • MBA, Cornell University, Johnson School of Management
  • B.A., Technical Sales, Weber State University
Prior Work Experience
  • Vice President, Private Banker –
    Citi Private Bank
  • Vice President, Private Client Advisor – JPMorgan
Certifications and Credentials
  • CFA Charterholder
  • Certified Financial Planner®
  • 2023 Fast Growing Advisors to Watch, AdvisorHub
200 Fast Growing Advisors to Watch
Ranked #8 on
Forbes Top RIA List
#5 Independent Advisor in 2023
(#1 in 2017-2020, 2022)

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job?
I love connecting with my clients on a personal level and being in touch with them frequently as they make important decisions for themselves and their families. I enjoy working with my colleagues at KAR and I have a firm belief that we are all trying to do what is best for our clients.


How Does KARWA Approach Wealth Management Differently?

KAR is different from many other wealth management firms in that we have the flexibility to build a customized portfolio for each and every one of our clients.

I believe that this leads to better outcomes in the long run and a higher level of client satisfaction. I want my clients to feel like I know them as individuals and that I am not just trying to fit them into a pre-determined “bucket” or allocation.


What Do You Hope to Achieve For Your Clients?

First and foremost, I hope to earn my clients’ trust over time by demonstrating that I care about their personal and financial well-being above all. I want my clients to feel like they understand the value that we provide at KAR and that I listen to them and their individual wants and needs.

I want my clients to feel confident that they are on the right path to achieve their most important financial objectives and to protect their hard-earned wealth.


What Are You Involved in Outside of Work?
I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my wife, Amy and our five children. Together we enjoy spending time in the mountains and doing things like mountain biking and skiing. I enjoy a variety of sports and am a regular participant in local and regional squash tournaments.

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Advisor Hub: The 2023 AdvisorHub’s “200 Fast Growing Advisors to Watch” ranking was given in July 2023 and covers the year 2023. KAR did not pay any fees to participate in the ranking; however, KAR has paid fees for a license to reprint the ranking’s logo and to purchase a plaque for the recipient.


Forbes “Top RIA Firms”The Forbes Top RIA Firms 2023 ranking was issued in October 2023 and covers the year 2023. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings.


Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors”: The Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors 2023” was given in September 2023 and covers the year 2023. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings but has paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings.


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