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Paul A. Gydosh, Jr. CFP®

Paul A. Gydosh, Jr. CFP®

Managing Director, Partner, and Founder

As founder of Kensington Wealth Partners, Paul is dedicated and driven to improve the lives of those around him. A leader and mentor in his field, Paul’s commitment to continuous improvement has enabled Kensington to serve the financial needs of some of the most successful individuals, families, and businesses over the last 35 years.

Having a bias toward action is one of Paul’s mantras which led him to collaborate with industry peers to co-author “Master Your Financial Success: Retirement and Legacy Secrets from Planning Professionals.” He is also a co-author of the book, “Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone.” Paul has written numerous published articles on advanced estate planning strategies and frequently lectures across the nation on the subjects of finance, investing and charitable giving. In addition, he has made numerous media appearances on television, radio and in print, including Fortune Magazine, Kiplinger and others. He regularly addresses industry, academia and client organizations on topics of current interest.

Paul received a master's degree in business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Paul is a member of the Financial Planning Association® and maintains the professional and educational requirements for the certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional. He also maintains Series 7, 6, 62, 63 and 66 securities registrations and insurance licensing in 22 states.

He is a registered representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors and is a perennial Chairman's Council¹ qualifier, active in several national industry advisory councils and past National Chairman of the Board of The Resource Group². He was inducted into its Hall of Fame³ in 2022.

Paul's civic and community involvement, past and present, includes: Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation, Endowment Chair of the Center of Science & Industry (COSI), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Professional Advisors Council, Board of Visitors of the Russ College of Engineering & Technology at Ohio University, Chairman of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Voluntary Services (Columbus), Adjunct Professor of Finance at Franklin University, Board Member of the Caring Program for Children, President of the Duke Club of Columbus, Professional Advisory Council Member at The Columbus Foundation, National Chairman of The Resource Group, and a Kilbourne Society Member at the Children's Hospital Foundation; as well as leadership positions in industry, and other community and volunteer organizations.

Paul is married to Carol, has two grown married daughters, and two grandchildren. He is a licensed instrument-rated pilot (even though he claims to be afraid of heights). Paul’s hobbies include: travel, golf, skiing, reading, cars, and watching his Cleveland sports teams, everything Ohio University, and Duke basketball.

1 The Chairman’s Council represents the top one half of one percent of financial planners affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Paul has been included from the year 2000-2022.
2 The Resource Group (TRG) is an internal invitation-only, nationwide network of the top planners within Lincoln Financial Advisors. Paul has been a member from 2001-2022.
3 The Resource Group’s Inaugural Hall of Fame is a distinction that reflects the passion, dedication, and commitment to LFA’s ‘serve first, last, and always’ culture.