Our Team How We Are Different The impact we have on our clients’ livesOver the years, we have had the opportunity to see substantive changes take place in how our clients approach and manage their finances. What may have been a major source of stress begins to ease, replaced by peace of mind and a real sense of confidence in their future. Our clients tell us their lives have been changed for the better as they gain clarity and control over their financial future.Our advocacy on behalf of our clientsDeveloping and maintaining strong collaborative relationships with our clients’ other professionals is a major part of what we do as their financial advisors. Whether they have existing relationships or need a referral to someone we would recommend, we provide help with organization, coordination, and sometimes even negotiation to make sure our clients get the best assistance possible.Our systematic, disciplined approach to investingWe combine the academic methodology of asset-class investing, with its broad diversification, efficiency and low cost, with specialized, tactical investment programs that are designed to solve specific planning or tax issues. This disciplined approach helps our clients stay focused on their long-term goals and avoid the temptation to react to emotions triggered by short-term market events. Assaf M. Pinchas Co-Founder (703) 242-7900 (703) 242-5718 [email protected] Committed to helping our clients achieve what matters most to them, Assaf asks many questions and listens carefully in order to gain a clear understanding of what is most important to them and why. Then, acting as their chief financial officer (CFO), he coordinates addressing whatever issues could stand in the way of reaching their goals.Assaf began his career in financial services in 1995, after earning his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a concentration in finance, from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. He and Shawn Williams founded Allegiance Financial Group, LLC in 2001. Assaf holds the Certified Financial Planner™ certification and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.Having spent his early years in his native Israel, Assaf appreciates opportunities to learn about the lives and perspective of people he meets on his travels. He has been a basketball fan his entire life and loves playing whenever he can. A self-described music lover, foodie, and wine enthusiast, he enjoys live music and checking out the best places for food and drink, whether a well-known restaurant or a little hole-in-the-wall. Shawn M. Williamson, CFP® Co-Founder (703) 242-7900 (703) 242-5718 [email protected] Building lifelong relationships with busy families and business owners, Shawn focuses on helping them make smart financial decisions. His coaching and consulting skills enable him to help clients ignore the noise and avoid the mistakes that could keep them from achieving financial success.After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from James Madison University, Shawn began his career in 1996 as a financial advisor at Fortis Investors. There he met Assaf, and together they founded Allegiance Financial Group, LLC in 2001. Shawn earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification in 2002.Shawn enjoys soccer and is an avid college basketball fan. He stays involved with his stepkids’ sports, watching them play volleyball, basketball and baseball. He loves hiking with friends and family, exploring new places, and getting together with his best friends from childhood.A long-time Virginia resident, Shawn and his family live in Falls Church. Sean M. Craft Client Services Manager (703) 242-7900 (703) 242-5718 [email protected] Outgoing and personable, Sean enjoys meeting new people, as well as seeing familiar faces in his hometown of Vienna. These qualities are important to his role as client services manager, where he is in daily contact with our clients. Sean is dedicated to making them feel comfortable while ensuring that they receive the finest service and attention.Sean earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from National-Louis University. After fifteen years in hospitality management, Sean got started in the financial services field as a MetLife representative.Sean coaches youth soccer and enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America. Favorite activities include camping and snowboarding with his family. All are avid fans of the Washington Redskins and the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.Sean and his wife live in Clifton with their two children.