Nicole Caringal, Leader in the Financial Service Industry, Joins Award-Winning Valliant Wealth Strategies Team

Chestertown, MD, June 17, 2020 --( Valliant Wealth Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of Nicole Caringal, CERTIFIED FINANACIAL PLANNER™ provider, to its award-winning financial services team. Caringal brings over twenty years of finance experience with a long, successful career in management and compliance with Raymond James Financial Services, prior to that she held leadership roles at T. Rowe Price. Most recently, as an LPL Financial branch manager. In addition to her CFP® certification, Caringal’s accomplished licensure includes FINRA Licensed Series 24, 7, 4, 53, 66, 6, and 63, and FINRA Arbitrator. Also, she holds her annuity, health and life insurance license.

The moment Caringal met Valliant Wealth Strategies co-founders Mary Ellen and Bruce Valliant 14 years ago, she knew the trio would share an “unwavering friendship.” After many trips to historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and spending weekends exploring nearby rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, Caringal said she could not refuse the offer to join the Valliant Wealth team.

“I am excited to continue the traditions of the Valliant team and to bring experience, customer focus, and strong financial planning to our clients,” Caringal said.

Along with Bruce and Mary Ellen, Caringal will join additional members of the Valliant Wealth Strategies team James Bedrock, financial advisor, Sherry Sunkler, vice president of client services, and Annie Snyder, assistant manager of client services.

“We feel very fortunate and enthusiastic to add Nicole’s deep financial services expertise and business acumen to the best-in-class Valliant Wealth Strategies team,” said Mary Ellen, who was recently named one of Forbes’ top financial advisors in the nation and in the state of Maryland. “Nicole’s strengths in leadership, strategy, relationship-building and problem-solving will be incredible assets to our team, clients, and Raymond James as a whole.”

Caringal grew up in the Midwest and earned her bachelor’s degree in international business from Illinois State University. She also enjoys volunteering for organizations such as United Way and the American Heart Association, among others. Caringal, her husband Conrad, and their two college bound children, Mya and Adam, will be relocating to Maryland’s Eastern Shore this summer.

To reach Caringal or the Valliant Wealth Strategies team, visit or call (410) 810-0800.

About Valliant Wealth Strategies
Located in historic Chestertown and Grasonville, Maryland, Valliant Wealth is a premier financial planning and wealth management team dedicated to providing individuals, families and businesses perception, direction and guidance for every stage of the wealth building journey. Since 1997, the company has specialized in delivering client-centric financial planning, institutional planning, business consulting and longevity planning services. Visit to learn how the Valliant Wealth team can help navigate your financial today and tomorrow.

About Raymond James Financial Services
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 8,100 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $896 billion. * Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at

*As of 12/31/2019. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell Raymond James Financial stock. Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Valliant Wealth Strategies is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.
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