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Aaron C. Gates, CFP®
Associate Client Advisor

Aaron joined CooksonPeirce in 2019 as an Associate Client Advisor in the Fairlawn, Ohio office.  He is responsible for managing private client relationships and providing comprehensive financial planning services to the firm’s clients, encompassing investment, retirement, tax, insurance, and estate planning strategies.  Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was a Client Relationship Manager for Springside Partners in Akron, OH and Capital Advisors, Ltd. In Cleveland, OH, where he serviced the firm’s clients, providing comprehensive financial plans and analysis.

Aaron earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning from the University of Akron. While at the University of Akron, Aaron captained the University’s FPA Financial Planning Challenge team to 2nd place in the nation in 2015. He also served as the Vice President of the University’s FPA Student Chapter. Additionally, Aaron is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and maintains his Series 65 license.

Aaron resides in Akron, OH and enjoys spending time with family and friends, plays musical instruments such as drums, bass guitar, and guitar, and stays active through sports and hiking our National Parks, including the one in his home area – the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Aaron is also a big fan of all Akron, Cleveland, and Columbus sports teams.