Darren has been a member of the Hefren-Tillotson team since 2007. Early in his career he worked as a senior member within Hefren-Tillotson’s Financial Planning Department where he provided in-depth financial analysis and research for thousands of clients before ever sitting down with one of his own.
Much of Darren’s time is spent with hard-working families nearing retirement and those already happily retired. His focus is to provide clients comprehensive financial planning – with an emphasis on wealth management, income planning, and estate planning.
After joining Hefren-Tillotson, he became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He later obtained the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) designation, which enables him to further specialize in developing advanced (and understandable) income planning strategies for his clients.
Darren helps lead a four-person group within Hefren-Tillotson (Sadowski-Hucko Group). Their combined experience in financial planning and investment management, along with Hefren-Tillotson’s extensive resources, allow them to offer the highest level of financial services to their clients.
Darren has appeared as a financial expert on CBS (Pittsburgh Today Live) and can periodically be heard on KDKA AM (Your Money & You). He is the featured speaker of Hefren-Tillotson’s ongoing WELCOME WORKSHOPS, which are designed to provide prospective clients an introduction to our services and a look behind-the-scenes at who we are, what we do, and the different ways we can work with clients.
Darren and his wife, Stephanie, currently reside in Franklin Park.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.