David John Marotta

President, CFP®, AIF®, AAMS®

David Marotta is the President of Marotta Wealth Management. He leads the management team and designs the investment philosophy of the firm.

David founded Marotta Asset Management in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2000. He has been a guest speaker for the American Association of Independent Investors and NAPFA’s Consumer Education Foundation. He is a regular contributor to our Marotta On Money articles and authors a financial column featured in several newspapers across the country.

David earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Philosophy and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Krisan.


Certified Financial Planner ™

The CFP® certification is the recognized standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning.

For more information about this designation, see the CFP Board website.

Accredited Investment Fiduciary ®

The Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation represents a thorough knowledge of and ability to apply the fiduciary practices.

For more information about this designation, read “What is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary?

Accredited Asset Management Specialist ®

The Accredited Asset Management Specialist® designation represents a knowledge of investment concepts and an agreement with their code of ethics.

For more information about this designation, see the College for Financial Planning website.


Latest Articles

Radio: Best Time to Invest 2019
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There is always an excuse to delay doing something that involves risk. They close the show reminding you not to wait. Invest now.

#TBT Estate Planning For A Family Business Balances Three Roles
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This whimsical 2004 post uses the hypothetical family business of Belle and the Beast to teach a valuable lesson about passing on the family business to the next generation.

The No-Bear Bull Market of the 1990s
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Neither the dire pessimism at the start of the Bull Market of the 1990s nor the blind optimism at the end were warranted.

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The Dangers of Individual Stock Investing

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