Paul Devore, MBA, CFP, CLU
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
Paul Devore is Chief Executive Officer for FMS Financial Partners, Inc. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he received his BS and MBA in Finance and Industrial Relations. He is also a Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Financial Planner®.
Paul has amassed over 50 years in the financial industry. His passion began as a college intern, when he helped deliver a life insurance benefit check that made the difference between hope and homelessness. This sparked a desire to continue making a difference using his skills in the industry. His experience may suggest he is near-term retirement, but Paul has no interest in leaving his clients or his firm - he enjoys his work too much to give it up. However, a succession plan is in place in case of emergency, so that he can rest easy knowing his clients would be in good hands.
In the meantime, Paul is dedicated to contributing his time to delivering advice and service that enhances the lives of others. His role as his client's teacher, guide, and friend is as pertinent to him as his role as their Financial Life Manager.
He has served as President of the Southern California Chapter, Chairman of the National Board of Directors, and is currently a director and Chair of the Finance and Investment committees of the Tourette Syndrome Association of America. Paul was a Trustee of the UCLA Foundation, as well as a Board member and Chairman of several industry, charitable, corporate, and educational Boards of Directors. In addition, Paul has been published and given financial literacy lectures over 400 times.
He and his wife, Anne, were the Founding Sponsors of the Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence at the UCLA School of Medicine. Paul also received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Tourette Association of America and the first “Humanitarian Award” given by the NFP Partners Financial organization.
Paul currently lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife, Anne. He enjoys spending his free time studying his field, participating in charitable activities, or traveling to visit his six grandchildren.