Jarret Topel, CFP, MSFP

Adjunct Progessor
San Francisco, Online

With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jarrett brings a vast wealth of knowledge and expertise in delivering personalized financial consulting and investment management strategies to clients.

Prior to co-founding Topel & DiStasi Wealth Management, Jarrett worked in various capacities in the financial services industry, giving him a broad perspective of the complex issues clients face today. He began his professional career at Smith Barney in 1994, then moved on to tax consulting and tax preparation work for a small boutique firm, ConsulTax, in Oakland, CA. Jarrett joined American Express Financial Advisors in 1999, and started his own firm as a franchisee of American Express Financial Advisors in 2003. Later that year, Jarrett earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER designation (CFP) and, since then, has continued to expand his knowledge base and skills set through continuing education and the attainment of advanced degrees and professional designations.

Jarrett has taught financial planning and investment management classes for the University of Phoenix, as well as at many local community centers and public libraries.


MS (financial planning), Golden Gate University

Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, University of California Berkeley

BS (business administration - finance), San Francisco State University

Licenses & Designations

Certified Financial Planner

Series 7, 24 & 66

California Insurance License

Long-Term Care Insurance License


2009 Present
Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

2009 Present
Owner / Certified Financial Planner, Topel & DiStasi Wealth Management

2003 2009
Owner / Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

1999 2003
Financial Advisor, American Express Financial Advisors, Inc.

1996 2000
Tax Consultant, ConsulTax

1995 1997
Brokers Assistant, Smith Barney