Meet Sean, your partner in all things financial planning. As a Financial Advisor and the co-founder of Applewhite Tyll Retirement Planners, Sean is fanatical about helping his clients pursue their financial and life goals while providing confidence and clarity to their financial picture. His deep commitment stems from his desire to solve life's most complex problems and having both personal and professional experience to be able to do so.
Combined with years of experience at some of the largest financial firms around, Sean is also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist with a degree in Business Administration. But, it's his personalized and relationship-driven approach to financial planning that truly sets him apart.
"Providing a client with clarity and confidence to make decisions, or know that their goals are going to be met makes me feel really good and is an enormous source of my joy. I am honored to have sat around many clients’ kitchen tables over the years with many families and have really important discussions about retiring, buying a house, sending kids to college, or even end-of-life care and estate planning strategies."
When he's not helping his clients, Sean loves spending time with his family in Rockville, Va. He and his wife, Melanie, have two children, Dawson and Willow. Melanie and Sean enjoy camping with the family and spending time at their family beach house in Reedville, Virginia. Spend enough time talking with Sean, and you will find that he is equally passionate about cooking and sharing meals with those who mean the most to him. Sean is also an avid cyclist and enjoys volunteering at non-profits around Richmond. He is committed to making a difference in the community he serves.
Sean's expertise and commitment to his clients have earned him recognition in many prestigious publications such as Fortune Magazine, WealthManagement.com, and AdvisorHub.com, among others. Sean is also proud to be considered a 2023 Five Star Wealth Manager. He is proud to work with a diverse range of clients and is focused on making financial planning accessible and approachable to everyone.
Through his empathetic approach to financial planning, Sean has helped countless individuals and families plan for their futures and achieve their financial objectives. Sean specializes in working with pre and post retiree's, people who find themselves "suddenly single" through divorce or death, career changers, foundations, nonprofits, and professional athletes.
"I think that what sets my team and I apart from other firms is our client-obsessed approach to service and listening. We try hard to foresee client needs before they arise, be accessible, and treat others exactly how we would want to be treated."
At the heart of Sean's approach to financial planning is a deep respect for his clients and a commitment to helping them achieve their dreams. Whether you're just starting out or looking to efficiently transition your wealth to the next generation, Sean and his team are here to guide you every step of the way in an approachable, friendly, and easy-to-understand way that just makes sense.