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David W. Crist, CFP®

David W. Crist, CFP®


Becoming an investor entails a sense of risk, chance, and relative loss of control, which can be intimidating to any potential investor. As President of WIN-TEAM, David Crist understands these concerns while fluently resolving them through his understanding of and extensive experience in the Financial Services industry. Entering the finance industry in 1985, David has achieved and built on success since he started specializing in asset allocation and portfolio management over thirty years ago. David strives to go above and beyond to ensure that every client rests well each night knowing that their portfolio is in good hands. A fifth-generation Californian, David studied business and finance at California State University at Fullerton. David achieved the status of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(CFP®) professional in 1994 by completing the financial planning curriculum offered through the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and passing the CFP Board of Standard’s certification examination after meeting specific experience requirements. David is also an Investment Advisory Representative, Registered Representative, and Branch Manager of J.W. Cole Financial, and possesses the following registrations with FINRA:

  • Series 7: General Securities Representative (1989)
  • Series 24: General Securities Principal (1992)
  • Series 51: Municipal Fund Securities Principal (2003)
  • Series 63: Uniform Securities Agent (1993)
  • Series 65: Uniform Investment Advisor (1999)
  • Series 99: Operations Professional (2011)
  • CA Insurance License #0C15958

David designs and implements asset management strategies to help achieve client objectives and long-term investment goals by considering each client’s unique financial situation. Wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, consistent retirement income, business planning, college and tax planning, and other major funding needs are all considered in the investment selection, portfolio design, and subsequent management. In doing this, David removes uncertainty from the decision-making process, letting the portfolio be governed by precise allocation models. To ensure that strict regulatory mandates are met, his responsibilities as a Branch Manager of J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. include compliance matters as well as compliance supervision of outside branch offices. Prior to being President of WIN-TEAM, David served as the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Investment Network, a registered investment advisory firm and business consulting firm. David has also held a number of positions throughout his career, which include the following:

  • Designated Registered Principal for First Allied Securities, Inc.
  • OSJ Branch Manager for SII Investments, Inc.
  • Managing Executive and OSJ Branch Manager for Royal Alliance Associates
  • Regional Director and OSJ Branch Manager for Financial Network Investment Corporation

With his extensive portfolio investment history, David's mission is to develop lifetime relationships with his clients to let them know that the trust they commit to him, he commits a lifetime of service to them.  In his free time David enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelby, and their two sons, Robert and Thomas. They reside in Ladera Ranch, California.