Team Westshore Financial Group is a General Agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, N.Y., which has had an active presence in the Central Florida area since the mid 1940's.In the 1990's, the General Agency was rebranded to "Westshore Financial Group" to emphasize our commitment to the Tampa Bay area, and our offices today have over 100 professionals dedicated to serving our mission.The unique structure of Westshore Financial Group allows us to be large and resourceful but personal and specific at the same time. We operate in Tampa as a local boutique firm with a focus on personal service for our clients, but we operate with the full backing of Guardian Life Insurance Company - a 150 year old national mutual insurance company built on a history of delivering on promises made to its clients.Our experienced professionals below have helped many people just like you find answers to complex financial questions. We would love the opportunity to sit with you, listen to your specific situation and help develop solutions specific to you. Raymond Berard 813-289-3632 [email protected] Raymond Berard is the Advanced Trainer & Investment Specialist of Westshore Financial Group, Inc. and a Registered Representative with Park Avenue Securities. For more than 18 years, he has been educating and working with physicians,... Read more CJ Burnett 813-289-3632 813-289-1833 [email protected] I’ve always had a deep interest financial arena. This began at age 16 when I attended an investment symposium in California. From that point on I became incredibly curious in financial topics and devoured any information I could... Read more Therese Cutter 813-289-3632 [email protected] Stewart Davis 813-289-3632 [email protected] David Duquette 813-289-3632 [email protected] I work to educate my clients on sound financial decisions. I help my clients increase their rate of savings, protect their family and assets, and manage their debt effectively. Then can we speak intelligently about investing and... Read more Chris Fontana 813-289-3632 [email protected] Chris began his career in 1998 in mortgage lending and built a highly successful practice over 10 years. After seeing the devastating effects of the housing market crash in 2007-2008, Chris felt compelled to step into a more central... Read more Robert Hudson 813-289-3632 [email protected] Rob Hudson graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Economics. Rob is a fourth generation Tampa native and attended Tampa Jesuit high school. His grandfather, Frank Llaneza, is regarded as a pioneer in the... Read more Jay Langford, CFP ®, ChFC ® 813-289-3632 813-289-1833 [email protected] Jay Langford is a Financial Representative and Sales Manager with Westshore Financial Group, a Florida-based financial services firm with over 60 years of experience. 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Read more Myles Thurston, CHFC®, CLU®, CLTC 321-316-3999 321-316-3998 [email protected] Myles has been Senior Associate at Westshore Financial for more than a decade. With over 28 years of experience in the financial profession, he holds various certifications. Read more Stephen Weik 727-254-1196 813-289-1833 [email protected] Creative Wealth Management Advisor with ideas that truly work to help you get the most from your resources! Read more Stephen Wroblewski 813-289-3632 [email protected] Registered Representative & Investment Advisor of Park Avenue Securities. Read more Austin Bailey 813-289-3632 [email protected] Christian Garrido 813-434-0037 [email protected] Chris is a natural born leader and communicator who is passionate about helping those in his community. He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was Vice President of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. Chris... 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