Paul Ried

Paul Ried

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Paul Ried, CFP®, is the Founder and President of Paul R. Ried Financial Group. He provides leadership to the firm through a team-centered service-based approach. Paul is also a Registered Principal, Regional Director and Investment Adviser Representative with Cetera Advisor Networks. Prior to forming Paul R Ried Financial Group, Paul held corporate positions in Business Planning, Accounting and International Business at PACCAR and The Boeing Company, where he taught topics such as the Boeing VIP, retirement and investment planning, mutual funds, insurance strategies and estate planning. Paul has conducted Financial Planning seminars for various corporate organizations for over twenty-years. Throughout his financial career, he has been recognized by national, industry and local publications for his service work ethics. Paul and his family support a variety of charitable efforts.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Paul is a Boeing off-hours training instructor, where he taught over 450 seminars and classes to more than 12,000 Boeing employees.
  • He is an Eagle Scout. He represented the Boy Scouts of America in 1973 in its Report of the Nation.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Forbes America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors, 2016–2020
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019–2020
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014–2020
  • Barron's Top 1,00 Financial Advisors, 2009–2013
  • Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors, 2016–2018
  • Registered Rep's Top 100 Independent Advisors, 2011
  • Cetera Advisor Network's Chairman's Club

Community Involvement

  • Financial Services Institute
  • Auto Angels, Bellevue, WA
  • Boeing Bluebills, Olympic Peninsula Chapter
  • Community Health Care of Pierce County
  • Eastside Friends of Seniors
  • Market Place Connection
  • Seattle Union Gospel Mission
  • Lifewire
  • Seafair Clowns
  • Treasures of Africa