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Shira joined Stearns in March 2020 and serves as a financial advisor responsible for providing comprehensive wealth management to high-net-worth investors, foundations, and executives, out of our Chapel Hill office. She is passionate about effectively helping her clients bring their financial and individual goals into alignment.
Prior to joining the firm, Shira worked for CAPTRUST Financial Advisors for six years, beginning as an associate in their Business Operations group and ultimately transitioning to their Consulting Research group as a Manager for the Wealth Management Investment Research team. Shira has worked in the industry since 2006, getting her start with Northern Trust Value Investors in West Palm Beach, FL. When she is not in the office or with a client, Shira enjoys riding horses, volunteering for a local equine rescue, hanging out with her dog, doing yoga and spending time with her family and friends.
BS – Professional and Technical Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) practitioner
Member of the Financial Planning Association
Pro Bono Director for FPA of the Triangle
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design), and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Volunteer – Blue Bloods Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement
Mentor – Community HOPE – YMCA of the Triangle
Member – Dining for Women – Chapel Hill
I am originally from North Miami Beach, FL but left the sunshine state upon graduating high school to attend Rochester Institute of Technology. I chose to head to the frigid north because I was recruited to play ice hockey for RIT’s women’s ice hockey team (a sport I picked up attending a private high school with hockey as a club sport). I stayed in the north east for a few more years, until finally returning to sunny south Florida. I loved my time in Florida, as I was able to live just a few hundred feet from the ocean, be close to my family and have access to an incredible equestrian community, but the travel bug was calling and I decided I would take the next 4 years to explore. I spent most of my time scuba diving, riding horses, and surfing in Costa Rica, but I also travelled to Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, and the Czech Republic. Once I returned to the states, I spent a few years in Raleigh, but am now thrilled to be living in downtown Chapel Hill and getting to experience everything the city has to offer.