Todd Calamita (CDFA, CFP)

Todd Calamita focuses in the
following client markets or areas of practice:

  • AUM
  • Baby Boomers
  • College/Education Planning
  • Corporate Executives
  • Estate & Generational Planning Issues
  • High Net Worth Client Needs

Planning Specialties

Todd’s education in wealth management began early.

First, at age 13, he started his own landscaping business. He mowed a lot of lawns and earned a tidy sum. He was 16 when he visited a financial advisor for the first time – on the advice of his smart dad. The advisor told Todd that if he invested $666 in a CD (this was the ‘80s, after all), he’d have $1,000 in four years. “I’ll take four of those,” Todd eagerly replied. Todd’s hard work and investment savvy helped him pay his way through college.

Todd earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1993 from Ohio University and his Master of Business Administration in 1997 from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

After college, Todd went to work in corporate banking as a Certified Cash Management Sales Officer, helping small and mid-size business more efficiently manage their cash flow.

Todd later focused his career on helping individuals and families set and reach their financial goals. You could say that the financial advisor he met as a teenager left a lasting impression on him. Todd earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. The two-year program was intense, and the curriculum included the Fundamentals of Financial Planning, Investment Management, Insurance Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning and Estate Planning.

Todd is a voice on money matters. He has been featured in the Financial Bootcamp series on WCNC-TV, Charlotte’s NewChannel 36. The show pairs a financial consultant with an individual or family seeking professional help in getting their household finances in order. Todd has also been guest columnist for the Charlotte Weekly newspaper, writing about the financial challenges that we face on a day-to-day basis. Todd has also been frequently quoted in The Charlotte Observer.

Additional Information

The CFP® certification is granted by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).  To attain the certification, the candidate must complete the required educational, examination and experience requirements set forth by CFP Board.  Certain designations, such as the CPA, CFA and others may satisfy the education component, and allow a candidate to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.  The Examination tests the candidate’s ability to apply financial planning knowledge to client situations. The 10-hour exam is divided into three separate sessions over a 2-day period. At least 3 years of qualifying full-time work experience are required for certification. Qualifying experience includes work in the area of the delivery of the personal financial planning process to clients, the direct support or supervision of others in the personal financial planning process, or teaching all, or any portion, of the personal financial planning process. 

NAPFA Start Date

November 06, 2015


This Office

6135 Park South Dr Ste 510 Charlotte, NC 28210-0100 Phone: (704) 276-7325 Fax: (704) 910-8216