About Aspect Partners
Bard Malovany, CFP®, CBEC®
Bard’s focus is on understanding the academic and theoretical aspects of investment management and translating those into practical solutions; creating sophisticated but practical financial planning strategies for clients; and most importantly, trying to develop a comprehensive and personal understanding of his clients and providing them the best possible advice.
After a brief but prestigious career as a ski instructor in Breckenridge, Colorado, Bard moved back to Northern Virginia, where he grew up. He left a small financial advisory firm to join his now-retired partner, Peter, in starting this practice. Bard received his Certificate in Financial Planning from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1999 and his Certified Financial Planners designation in 2000. Most recently, Bard earned his Certified Business Exit Consultant designation, which is a year-long educational program designed for advisors to help business owners navigate the issues surrounding exiting their businesses.
When Bard isn’t at work, he’s at home, working or trying to corral his two kids, Caleb and Mira, whose pictures and antics occasionally grace our newsletter.
Ben Seamans, CFP®
At Aspect Partners, Ben holds the positions of Director of Financial Advice and Planning and Senior Financial Advisor. As Director of Financial Advice and Planning, he oversees our financial planning process from the initial client introduction, client engagement, design and strategy meetings, through the implementation process. As Senior Client Advisor, Ben is also responsible for maintaining specific client relationships.
Ben arrives at Aspect Partners with two decades of broad industry experience. Ben has managed his own practice, served as previous broker dealer Lincoln Financial Advisor’s National Director of Planning and in that capacity serve on their Investment Strategies Group, Investment Steering Committee, Business Intelligence Institute and Social Security Resource Team. Most recently he worked at a local planning firm as their Director of Investments.
Ben received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hobart College, and has also earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. He holds FINRA series 6, 7, and 66 licenses.
When he’s not in the office, he enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife Kristin and their daughter Mia. He was a college athlete, a triathlete, and an avid kombucha brewer.
Lea enjoys building relationships with our clients while keeping the paperwork moving from proposal to execution and the office ticking over in a timely manner. Lea joined our team in 2002 and is now the administrative manager of our office. Her background includes extensive operations and administrative support. Lea recently passed her Series 7 and 66 exams. A native of England, Lea now lives in Alexandria with her husband and son. In her free time, she reads extensively and is a member of a book club, volunteers with animal rescue—including fostering numerous cats and hosting adoption events—and is involved with her son’s school.
Lindsey is responsible for trading client accounts and a wide variety of account maintenance activities. She specializes in dotting i’s and crossing t’s to ensure that every last detail is wrapped up and perfect. Lindsey holds a FINRA Seriers 7, 66, and 24 license. She previously worked in the Tysons Corner office where she oversaw the compliance practices of all of the team’s DC-area financial planners. Originally from Oklahoma, she received her degree in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys traveling, cooking and healthy living.
Tyler is responsible for helping manage our clients’ portfolios. He oversees all of our client accounts to ensure they are consistent with their desired strategy, taking into account the portfolio allocation and tax impact. As part of our Investment Committee, he helps develop our asset allocation models, our tactical strategies and monitors our investment selection. He has a passion for understanding investment strategies and the principles that drive them.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Tyler received his degree from the University of Virginia with a double major in Economics and Psychology. In his free time you can find him at local parks playing soccer or beach volleyball. Tyler is also currently studying for the Series 7 and 66 with hopes of obtaining both licenses by the end of the year.