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Richard Pyle
ChFC®, FPQP™ | Wealth Advisor

Richard is a Wealth Advisor serving Tucson, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas. He holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation and is a fee-only fiduciary advisor.

Prior to his advisory career, Richard was a global director in the weather measurement industry with the global weather measurement company Vaisala and its predecessors. Richard completed his tenure with the company in 2015 as Global Director of Renewable Energy, where he was responsible for the company’s renewable energy sector worldwide, including merger and acquisition projects.

A graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, Richard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was an integral part of the engineering team that developed the National Lightning Detection Network. While there, he co-founded a UNIX information systems company in New York.

“I became a financial advisor because I found myself in an international business career which was very impersonal,” says Richard. “The personal, one-on-one nature of the advisory business was very appealing to me since a discussion about money is one of the most personal and private things an individual can do. It demands a high degree of mutual trust to learn, know, teach, and lead people to act properly with good investments and a good plan. It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Now, I am in a firm where I can combine this unique trust with my passion for aviation to help aviation enthusiasts navigate their financials in the world of aviation and aircraft ownership.”

As a lifetime aviator and high-performance aircraft owner, Richard understands the unique needs of pilots and aircraft owners and their families’ financial needs. Richard first flew in 1983 and now holds a commercial multi-engine instrument rating with high-performance and complex aircraft endorsements. Richard has flown over 20 different types of aircraft for business, scientific research, the Civil Air Patrol, and as a member of Angel Flight West and Angel Flight South Central, providing charitable flights to children and families with urgent and serious medical needs.

He hails from Philadelphia, but Richard grew up mostly in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. His father was involved in research and development for IBM and through this exposure to technology in his formative years, Richard developed a passion for information systems, mathematics, and related engineering processes which carried through the better part of his career. This passion still influences how he approaches problem-solving today as a financial planner.

Throughout his professional career, Richard has traveled the world a good deal. He has lived in New York, Boulder, Colorado, and divides his time between Tucson, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, with his wife, Monica.