The Hansen/Pierce Wealth Management Group traces its origins to Laguna Beach, California, where Louis J. “Lou” Zitnik and Ken Hansen began a partnership in 1985. Mr. Zitnik, CFA, has been a fixture in financial services in Laguna Beach and southern California for many years. In 1959, he became a partner in the downtown Los Angeles office of Mitchum, Jones and Templeton. He later became head of research and continued to work for Mitchum until the early 1970s when he returned to serve the retail investment community in Laguna Beach. Over the next 30 years, he served the community in various capacities on the Laguna Beach Water Board, as a Laguna Beach City Councilman, a Saddleback College Trustee, and as a long-time member of the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. Additionally, Mr. Zitnik and Mr. Hansen were founding members of the Laguna Beach Breakfast Investment Club. Mr. Pierce was introduced to the group in 1990 and began a long association which culminated in the formation of the Zitnik, Hansen, Pierce Wealth Management Group in 2014. Mr. Zitnik's retirement in 2015 prompted a reorganization of the group to the Hansen/Pierce Wealth Management Group.