Advanced Financial Strategies


As an independent, fee-based advisor, Advanced Financial Strategies views every client relationship as a partnership. Our team includes: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, Accredited Estate Planner® professionals, Accredited Tax Advisor® professionals, Enrolled Agents, insurance professionals, and real estate professionals. We are objective, transparent, and forward thinking as we assist you in creating and growing wealth, protecting and preserving capital, and arranging your financial life to minimize your taxes. Our clients include highly compensated executives, affluent business owners, as well as high net worth individuals and families. The guiding principle at Advanced Financial Strategies is, for whatever a person sows, this they will also reap. We are committed to being a good steward of your family’s wealth.

Comprehensive, Customized Advice

Our mission is to understand your needs, provide you with the most practical and comprehensive advice, render the highest level of service to you with integrity, and assist you in making your financial goals and life vision a reality.

Objective and Independent

We are not owned by an investment or commercial bank. This enables us to maintain absolute objectivity by not offering any proprietary products or affiliation with third-party products. We are not obligated to anyone except our clients and tailor our advice to your unique situation without any bias.

Advisor Experience

Our founder has been in the financial services business since 1986, and each of our advisors have over 25 years of industry experience. Our combined years of experience enables us to help our clients navigate a prudent path through their journey in life. We have committed to a client-centric advisory firm that values teamwork and collaborates with tax and legal counsel to meet our clients’ needs.

Our Management Team


Pierre N. Ngo, CFP®, AEP®, ATA®, EA

President, Founder
Pierre oversees all practices and aspects of AFS investment management and research. His multidisciplinary approach and understanding of the interrelationships among the components that build a client’s net worth help him develop strategies that add value to the client’s overall financial position. He works with the client’s attorneys, accountants, and other professional advisors to design and implement plans that best meet the client’s needs and objectives. Pierre works with high-net-worth clients using sophisticated financial, estate, tax and business planning strategies. Pierre Ngo is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning and the University of California, Irvine with a designation of Personal Financial Planner. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner since 1991. He has been granted an Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Associations of Estate Planners & Councils. He is also an Accredited Tax Advisor, and an Enrolled Agent authorized tax practitioner by the Department of Treasury. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association and the Orange County Estate Planning Council. He is a guest speaker, conducting seminars on financial topics for corporate executives and CEOs, and has guest lectured for the University of California, Irvine Personal Financial Planning practicum course. He has been in the financial planning industry since 1986.

Jonathon V. Nguyen, CFP®, AEP®, CMFC®

Senior Financial Advisor
Jonathon is responsible for preparing comprehensive financial and estate plans for clients. He also works on all aspects of AFS investment management and research, along with helping clients during the estate administration process. Jonathon works as a team with clients’ attorneys, accountants, and other professional advisors to design and implement plans that will best meet the clients’ needs and objectives. He collaborates with the clients to review, refine and modify their plan as changes occur throughout the different stages of their lives to ensure a successful outcome. Jonathon Nguyen is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning and California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner since 2002. He has been granted an Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Associations of Estate Planners & Councils. He is also a CHARTERED MUTUAL FUND COUNSELOR℠ designee and licensed in insurance and real estate. He is also a member of the Orange County Estate Planning Council and has been with the firm since 1993.

Patricia Vasquez, CFP®, AEP®, CMFC®

Financial Advisor, Operation Manager
Patricia oversees our office support team. She is also responsible for preparing comprehensive financial and estate plans for clients. Patricia works on all aspects of AFS investment management and research; She also assists our business clients in structuring their group insurance and benefits for their companies. She works as a team with the clients’ attorneys, accountants, and other professional advisors to design, implement plans and collaborate with clients during the estate administration process that will best meet the clients’ needs and objectives. Patricia Vasquez is a graduate of the College for Financial Planning and the University of California, Irvine with a designation of Personal Financial Planner. She has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner since 2006. She has been granted an Accredited Estate Planner designation by the National Associations of Estate Planners & Councils. She is also a CHARTERED MUTUAL FUND COUNSELOR℠ designee and licensed in insurance. She is a member of the Orange County Estate Planning Council and has been with the firm since 1994.