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Larry has over 20 years of experience providing retirement plan consulting services to institutions and their employees. As an initial founder and Principal of Retirement Benefits Group, one of the country’s premier retirement plan consulting firms, Larry has established a national reputation for his excellence and expertise in provider search and benchmarking, contract negotiations, investment due diligence, ERISA compliance, and comprehensive employee education and communication programs. He has consistently been asked to participate on 401(k) advisory councils for many of the top providers in the industry. His firm has been an industry leader and early adopter of fully transparent relationships with their clients.
In 2010, Larry was recognized as a 401(k) advisor top influencer in the country in the mid-market by the 401(k) wire.* In addition, Larry has been a member of Prudential Retirement’s Financial Advisory Council since 2012. He was also featured in the cover article of Research magazine as well as a requested guest speaker for leading national industry group conferences such as American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, Center for Due Diligence and PLANADVISER.
*Based on nominations from industry professionals, including advisors, plan sponsors and service providers, and an analysis of objective criteria, including statistics about advisors' practices gathered directly from the nominees.**Based on nominations from industry peers and quantitative factors, including numbers of plans and dollar value of plan assets under advisement.***Based on nominations from industry peers and selected on the following attributes: 40 years of age or younger and have credentials and experience and a career consistency that indicates they will be the ones to watch as leaders and trend setters in the industry going forward.
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Larry has been recognized for many defined contribution industry recognition awards, including the 2005 (Finalist), 2006-2010 PLANSPONSOR “Advisor of the Year” nominations.** He was also featured as a top 20 Retirement Plan Advisor rising star in 2007 by Institutional Investor News.***
Larry is married with two children and resides in La Jolla, Calif. He is an avid fisherman and boater and enjoys golf, diving and the great outdoors. Larry plays a permanent role in his kids’ little league and their outside school interests. He and his wife support many local charities and foundations.