Jon D. Walton, CFP®, CLU, AIF®
Founder and Financial Planner
Recognized as a 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager by Delaware Today Magazine*
Jon entered the financial services industry through New York Life, where he was a national top performing sales professional for 15 years. In 1994, following through on a dream to provide clients with truly comprehensive and independent financial planning, he founded Independence Wealth Services as a sole practitioner, serving just a handful of clients.
Within months, demand for this new model of service required an expanded staff. The company has since grown to include a second Financial Planner and 2 client service support staff and now serves over 100 financially successful individuals and their families with personalized plans and portfolio monitoring. Within the organization, Jon specializes in client contact, along with wealth management, retirement, and estate planning. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association.
Jon finds great satisfaction in the fact that the Independence Wealth Services business model aligns his best interest with his clients', unlike the commission-based relationship of many financial services firms. He donates considerable resources and time to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, among other charitable activities, and is an avid motorsports enthusiast.
*Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria including: minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, fulfillment of firm's internal review, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, number of client households, education and professional designations. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. For more information please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
Dave Duncan, CFA
Before joining Independence Wealth Services, Dave spent a decade conducting research and managing equity portfolios for Rittenhouse Trust (now Haverford Trust) and The Swarthmore Group, managing billions in client assets. He was personally responsible for portfolios worth over $200 million for individual and institutional clients.
An exceptional analyst with extensive knowledge of the financial markets, Dave also finds great satisfaction in building relationships and helping clients set and achieve their larger financial goals.
He is a member of the CFA Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, and the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia.
Judy Boris Czyzewski
Business Development Manager
Judy Czyzewski believes that the key to personal and professional success is building positive relationships. Help those in need, and you will be lifted. Strive to mentor others, and you will be motivated. Respect your family, your associates and your clients, and you will have earned their trust.
As the Business Development Manager for Independence Wealth Services, Judy brings over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. She works with her team to develop and enhance relationships with current and prospective clients, professional advisors and the community.
Judy is an active volunteer and member in several organizations, some of which focus particularly on supporting and advancing women in education, business and social outreach. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Widener University and is pursuing her MBA with a Marketing concentration from Wilmington University.
Wilmington Women in Business (WWB) – Past-President
Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS) – Past-President (Greater Philadelphia)
Louanne brings over 25 years of administrative excellence to IWS, including more than a decade in the financial services industry.
Links for more information:
CFP Board of Standards
CFA Society of Philadelphia
Financial Planning Association
Wilmington Women in Business
Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware