Prior to founding McNaughton Wealth Management as an RIA, Patrick operated McNaughton Wealth Management as an Independent Franchise of Ameriprise Financial. During his 18 years with Ameriprise, his commitment to diligent hard work and his dedication to the field, both in service and education, resulted in the growth of his highly successful Wealth Management Practice. He has been the recipient of numerous Ameriprise prestigious Circle of Success Awards and part of their select Private Wealth Group. Patrick has also been consistently recognized as a Top Wealth Manager by San Diego’s Five Star Magazine throughout his career. His passion is Financial Planning; helping clients reach and maintain their goals. He became a CFP in 2003 and believes this is a critical designation within the Wealth Management Profession. In a continuing effort to serve his clients in the most competent way, Patrick holds numerous other industry related designations, advanced degrees and strives to continue his education on-going.