Judy L. Redpath, CFP®, AIF®
Judy L. Redpath specializes in working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals and their families, overseeing their family finances, focusing on the accumulation, distribution, preservation and strategic transfer of wealth. Judy has received the national Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisor1 consistently 2014 through 2021 and the Five Star Wealth Manager Award2 annually starting in 2015 through 2021. Judy was named one of the 20 Prominent Patriots in Business for 2015 by George Mason University’s School of Business.
Judy received her BA in French and an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and her MBA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Following successful careers as a management consultant and in the high-tech industry, she started her business in 1996, became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 1999, and earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) professional designation from Fi360 in 2009.
In October 2006, Judy founded VISTA Wealth Strategies to provide a holistic, independent approach to financial planning and wealth management. She is an Investment Adviser Representative offering advisory services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, a Registered Investment Adviser.
Judy is past president and past chairperson of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and served on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area Chapter's Board of Trustees from July 2008 through June 2014. Judy served as a member of the Pentagon 9/11 Survivors Distribution Committee from 2006 until it ceased operations in 2008. She served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce from 2005-2011 and remains an active member. She is past President of the Dulles Rotary Club, a member of the Herndon Rotary Club, and an alumna of Leadership Fairfax, Inc. VISTA Wealth Strategies and Judy were a 2008 Best of Reston awardee for community service.
She is a founding member of the George Mason University Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board and a founding board member of the George Mason University School of Business’s Women in Business Initiative. Judy is an avid supporter of local charitable and community organizations. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Business Women’s Giving Circle in Northern Virginia.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Judy maintains her love of the West. She resides in the Herndon/Reston area. Judy enjoys travel, music, cooking, the arts, photography, reading, nature, and watching college basketball.
1The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor program was created by WomenCertified Inc., the Voice of Women, in an effort to help women make smart financial choices. The program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. The inclusion of a financial advisor within the Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor network should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial advisor by WomenCertified or its partners and affiliates and is no guarantee as to future investment success. Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors and Firms represent less than 1% of financial advisors in the U.S. As of December 31, 2019, of the 542 considered for the Women’s Choice Award, 169 were named Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisors/Firms. For more information, please visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com.
2Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,091 Washington, DC area wealth managers were considered for the award; 121 (6% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.