Meet the Team
Raymond Van Gelder, CFP ®
Ray is the original founder of VGF and a California native now residing in Atlanta, GA. Ray began his financial advisory practice in southern California in 1988 and has grown the business into what it is today.
Ray is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) professional, and holds series 7, 24 and 63 securities designations. Ray also maintains life insurance licenses in California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. Ray graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from California State University at Northridge.
Ray has been happily married for over 40 years and has three grown children and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, he loves to travel and work in the garden. Ray is active at his local church, and volunteers with a number of charitable organizations.
Tony Van Gelder, CSLP®, MBA
Tony has always had a passion for personal finance and spent the first 10 years of his professional career within corporate finance for the medical industry. His career path gave him the opportunity to work in America, Asia, and Australia where he gained valuable experience in understanding how finance impacts various cultures and the international business community.
Tony is a Certified Student Loan Profeesional, (CSLP®) and holds Series 7 and 66 securities designations. Tony also maintains his life insurance license across various states. He is currently studying to obtain the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. Tony graduated with a B.S. in Finance and Operations Management from Indiana University and received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
Tony, along with his wife and two sons have since moved to Atlanta, GA where he is now working within VGF to grow the business. In his spare time Tony enjoys golfing, reading, and teaching his boys the love of sports.
Curious to know more?
We offer a free 30 minute introductory call for those interested in becoming clients with Van Gelder Financial. During this call we will ask a lot of questions and answer any that you may have to ensure there is a match.