Ken Painter, CFP®

Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Ken Painter is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Strata Wealth Advisors. He works with families to explore and develop their vision, values and goals and then coordinates with their team of advisors to optimize financial planning and investments.

Ken earned his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas and later obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He started his career at Fidelity Investments where his sole focus was investment planning. Seeking a more comprehensive and objective approach, he left Fidelity in 2003 and co-founded KPLL Private Wealth, Inc. In 2017, he launched Strata Wealth Advisors as an independent wealth management firm.

Ken served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and the Dallas Estate Planning Council, and is affiliated with a number of study groups from around the country. He is also very active in several charitable organizations, including the Trinity Park Conservancy of Dallas and Education Without Borders where he serves as President of the Board.

When not in the office, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and family. He also loves to read, mountain bike, exercise and travel. He is proficient in Spanish and enjoys building his skill with the language.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehensive wealth planning
  • Investment management
  • Retirement income planning
  • Estate planning
  • Asset protection
  • Charitable gifting strategies