Stephen DeSalvo, CFP ®
Chairman of the Board and Financial Planner
Stephen H. DeSalvo is a Founding Principal of Ifrah Financial Services.DeSalvo is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional. He specializes in the areas of retirement planning, investments, tax planning, risk management and estate planning services to individuals, businesses and business owners, using his financial, tax and legal background. A respected educator and lecturer on retirement planning and a longtime resident of Hot Springs, DeSalvo currently manages the Hot Springs office of Ifrah Financial Services.
DeSalvo is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the American, Arkansas and Florida Bar Associations. Also, he is a member of the Taxation and Real Property and the Probate and Trust Law sections of the American Bar Association.
In 1974 he joined International Business Machines, Data Processing Division, in Miami, Florida, as a systems engineer where he coordinated installation of major computer systems in the South Florida area. He was a Marketing Representative in the IBM Financial Industry Marketing program and provided guidance concerning computer-based solutions to senior level management at major banks, savings and loans, and insurance companies. In 1986 he joined a major national brokerage firm in Little Rock as a financial consultant where he initiated a new account territory specializing in retirement and near retirement planning. In 1990 he affiliated his practice with a Little Rock-based registered investment advisory firm.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer (inactive status) in Arkansas.