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Rhode Island Five Star award winners


Rick Campbell

Financial Independence
931 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 2005
Warwick, RI 02886
Office: 401-681-4825
Cell: 401-301-9089

Professional Approach

If you have worked with financial firms in the past, you may be surprised by our approach. The difference is not so much what we do, but how we do it, and more importantly, why we do it.

We “get it.” Life is complicated, and no two clients or situations are the same. You may be nearing retirement and concerned about maintaining your lifestyle in light of rising costs. Maybe you are recently married and trying to figure out how to juggle competing priorities. Or perhaps you've unexpectedly found yourself alone with a host of emotional and financial matters to address at a time when you may not feel the best prepared to do so.

As the founder of Financial Independence, I understand the deep human need to have a sense of purpose and well-being. This is especially true when faced with unique challenges inherent in various life stages. After 13 years working at large financial institutions, I aspired to build a firm with a much greater purpose than meeting sales goals or enhancing shareholder profits. I believed that by improving the well-being of clients and helping them live their best lives, we would improve our own well-being, resulting in a life enriching experience for both employees and clients.

It is not what we do that makes the difference, but why we do it. We are driven to help all our clients achieve financial independence and live their lives on their terms.  

Rick Campbell


Phone: 401-681-4825

Mark Lavallee

Vice President

Phone: 401-681-4825
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*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to 568 Rhode Island area wealth managers were considered for the award; 131 (23 percent of candidates) were named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2018: 545 considered, 131 winners; 2017: 476 considered, 189 winners; 2016: 495 considered, 173 winners; 2015: 637 considered, 194 winners; 2014: 677 considered, 204 winners; 2013: 553 considered, 185 winners; 2012: 287 considered, 111 winners.