Ara Oghoorian, CFA, CFP®, CPA
Founder and President
Ara has over 21 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to starting ACap, Ara worked for a wealth management firm in the Washington, DC area providing investment management, tax preparation/planning, financial planning, complex risk-management strategies, and financial advice to ultra high net worth individuals and institutional clients. Ara worked overseas for the US Department of the Treasury as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance and Economy in the Republic of Armenia. He also conducted work in the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Latvia. He spent nine years at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco examining foreign and domestic banks and bank holding companies. He began his career at Wells Fargo Bank in Huntington Beach, CA. Ara earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from San Francisco State University, is a Commissioned Bank Examiner through the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, and holds the Series 65 license. In Ara’s free time, he enjoys playing tennis, building legos with his two boys, attending the Opera with his wife, reading the Wall Street Journal, and traveling.