Meet The Team
Sarah Pettersen assists with account openings, transfers, financial planning, communicating with clients, etc. Sarah is very personable and professional. She is an ambassador for Wings for Life and recently starred in Red Bull’s Emmy award-winning documentary, “Any One of Us.” Sarah is passionate about helping others prepare for their best future and achieve their financial goals.
David Bryant, MBA, CFP
President | Founder
David Bryant is the founder and president of Strava Financial. Strava Financial’s founding principle is to help families and small business owners navigate financial markets with strong financial planning and strong fundamental discipline.
David has 20 years of investment experience in equities and real estate. He started his career in early 2000 working on the New York Stock Exchange Floor (NYSE). While on the floor, he worked closely with large institutional investors and hedge funds. He then moved to California to work in commercial real estate. He held several positions in development and multi-family underwriting.
Recognizing that his passion was working with individuals and small business owners, he joined Manchester Financial. During this time, he obtained his Certified Financial Planner designation. David also has an MBA degree from University of California Irvine.
Monica Ackerman assists billing, accounting, video editing and just about everything else. She is also David’s wife of 17 years. Monica has phenomenal communication skills as she worked for ABC’s World News Tonight. She also worked as an associate producer for nationally syndicated talk radio show with Larry Elder.
She decided to change careers and became a commercial real estate appraiser. This change allowed her to spend more time with her family. Monica is dedicated to provide the best possible service to our clients.
199 W. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Tel: (805) 277-7298 | Cell: (516) 660-9925