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Meet Our Team

At LFA, our management team is dedicated to providing outstanding service throughout our client and advisor base. At the core of our solid foundation are individuals with a strong background in delivering real-world solutions and proven success.

The team’s commitment to excellence is infused in LFA’s daily operations — creating an environment dedicated to forming lasting relationships, supporting uncompromised customer service, and maintaining a sense of trust and long-term strength in our investment approach.

Ronald W. Murphy, CLU®, ChFC®


As the CEO of Larkspur Financial Advisors, Ron is responsible for the development and implementation of investment policies and strategy for client portfolios, as well as the strategic direction 

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Kevin Bartel, MBA

Partner & Financial Advisor

Kevin Bartel works closely with Ron Murphy, CLU, ChFC to build and foster client relationships through a holistic wealth management approach. Kevin works with clients as a strategic wealth advisor creating and 

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Chris Murphy

Business Manager

Ensuring that LFA’s day-to-day business operations run smoothly and efficiently, Chris is married to and has been working by Ron Murphy’s side in the financial services industry since 1980.

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Chad Clarke, FPQP™

Client Services Specialist

Chad brings another level of detail to ensure all client needs and requests are completed with the upmost level of customer satisfaction. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree from Sonoma State University in Business

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Sue Bartel

Client Services Specialist

As a Client Service Specialist, Sue prides herself on providing clients with efficient and meticulous service.

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