Concentric in the News

The Concentric team work hard to be a frequent, helpful voice in the industry – and the community. Whether we're speaking at industry events or launching new resources to help our clients, you'll find us in the news regularly. Check back often to see what we're up to…

April 29, 2019

Beca Sanderson visits Commonwealth’s San Diego headquarters for a three-day advanced operations training.

April 24, 2019

Katherine Liola is featured in the Ambition Out Loud podcast sharing more about why she chose to give voice to her experience with sexual harassment in the financial services industry and the importance of leading important decisions with core values.

April 10, 2019

Rebecca Borton is featured as a Change Agent of the Soar Community Network podcast. She was the 34th guest in their mission to interview 1000 change agents creating positive impact in our communities.

March 13, 2019

Katherine Liola attends the 4th InvestmentNews Women to Watch luncheon in New York City with fellow advisors from Commonwealth Financial Network to celebrate women leading in the financial services profession.

February 24, 2019

Rebecca Borton and Pete Daniels presented to members of American University’s School of International Service students on how to be prepared and live a financially independent life.

February 17, 2019

Katherine Liola begins Heroic Public Speaking Grad program.

January 10, 2019

Katherine Liola is highlighted in an article in ThinkAdvisor sharing important considerations for Federal employees and communities impacted by the government shutdown.

November 26, 2018

Beca Sanderson joins the Concentric Private Wealth® team as a Client Service Administrator.

November 8, 2018

Katherine Liola speaks about growth and capacity as part of a panel at the Commonwealth Financial Network national conference.

November 8, 2018

Katherine Liola is interviewed on Bloomberg radio about raising Money Smart kids.

November 7, 2018

Concentric Private Wealth® joins Commonwealth Cares for their give back supporting Sammy’s House in Austin, Texas.

October 11, 2018

Joni Youngwirth, Managing Principal at Commonwealth Financial Network leads Mindful Retirement workshop for Concentric clients.

October 1, 2018

Katherine Liola is recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager for the second year in a row.1

September 4, 2018

Rebecca Borton joins the Concentric Private Wealth® team as a Certified Financial Planner.

August 24th, 2018

Katherine Liola speaks on Investing in Why, Investing in YOU at the national mortgage professionals conference in Lansdowne, VA.

July 26th, 2018

Concentric Private Wealth® launches monthly Financial Five video series.

July 13th, 2018

Katherine Liola launches weekly Financial Fitness Friday videos.

June 29th, 2018

Pete Daniels earns his Behavioral Financial Advice certificate.

June 21st, 2018

Katherine Liola is featured in an article What is shaping the advice business of tomorrow? for InvestmentNews.

May 31st, 2018

Katherine Liola speaks about the importance of Giving Back at the InvestmentNews The Future of Our Business symposium.

January 15th, 2018

Concentric Private Wealth® launches Wealth Management monthly video series.

December 19th, 2017

Katherine Liola is featured in Inspiring the Next Generation of Financial Advisors – Women in Advice for InvestmentNews.

December 4th, 2017

Katherine speaks about Being Her Village at the Commonwealth Financial Network’s Power In Practice conference in Nashville, TN.

October 10th, 2017

Katherine speaks about The Importance of Mindset and Community at the first women’s conference for Commonwealth Financial Network in San Diego, California.

October 1st, 2017

Katherine Liola is recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager.

October 1st, 2017

Concentric Private Wealth® celebrates 5 years serving our clients!

June 22nd, 2017

Katherine Liola is recognized as one of Washington Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 business leaders in the greater Washington DC area.2

March 1st, 2017

Concentric Private Wealth® moves to new office location at 1775 Tysons Blvd, Fifth Floor, McLean, VA 22102

December 9th, 2016

Katherine Liola’s path to success is feathered in the book, The Pursuit of Absolute Engagement by Julie Littlechild

January 2nd, 2016

Katherine Liola is invited to be part of the Commonwealth Financial Network Advisory Council for the 2016 calendar year.

June 15th, 2015

Katherine Liola graduates from Leadership Greater Washington Signature Program.

April 29th, 2015

Pete Daniels joins the Concentric Private Wealth® Team.

March 13th, 2015

Amy Hughes joins the Concentric Private Wealth® Team.

December 8th, 2014

Katherine Liola is featured in the Innovation in Action section of An Introduction to the Spotlight, an Absolute Engagement series.

September 15th, 2014

Katherine Liola is named as one of the top financial advisors by Washingtonian magazine for 2014.

July 31st, 2014

Katherine Liola is highlighted as an Eagle To Watch by the Boston College Alumni Association.

June 2nd, 2014

Katherine Liola is selected as one of the top 40 Under 40 financial advisors in the U.S. by InvestmentNews.3

October 1st, 2012

Concentric Private Wealth® launches as an independent fee based firmed with a focus in behavioral advice serving individuals and families throughout the United States.

1Five Star Wealth Manager:
Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 1,975 Washington D.C. area wealth managers were considered for the award; 100 (5 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit

2Washington Business Journal 40 under 40:
The WBJ award recognized local business leaders in the Greater Washington Community for their business accomplishments, leadership, milestone, and community involvement. 450 local professionals were nominated and 40 were selected (9 %) to receive this recognition by a panel of judges who review the nominee forms. This award is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. Ranking published by WBJ base their nominations and selections on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized business leaders or other nominees. The winners of the WBJ 40 under 40 are required to attend a paid award event.

32014 InvestmentNews: 40 under 40 List:
Nominations were solicited from InvestmentNews readers and financial planning industry professionals. Nominees must be 39 or younger and are judged, by the editors of InvestmentNews, on their accomplishments, industry contributions, leadership, and promise (passion, enthusiasm, and ideas). 1,200 advisors were considered. 4% of candidates were named to the list. Individuals were selected solely based on the subjective opinions of InvestmentNews' editors and are not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For more information, please visit