Laura K. Chiesman


Financial Advisor / Managing Director / Member Owner

I’m most energized by helping individuals and organizations clarify their current opportunities and challenges, provide new information and solutions-oriented steps to overcome obstacles, and pursue their most exciting and impactful goals.

1300 Highway A1A Suite 103 Satellite Beach, FL 32937
4767 New Broad Street Orlando, FL 32814

Laura has over 30 years of experience in wealth management and financial planning. She joined FirstWave Financial in 2001, serving clients in various leadership roles. In 2016, she bought the firm and was president and WealthCoach™ until it joined with Savant in 2024.

Laura earned a bachelor of science in business administration degree in finance from the University of Central Florida. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), and a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Laura is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization, Orlando Chapter, an advisory board member of Enterprising Women, and a member of the League of Extraordinary Investors. She is a board member of the Community Foundation for Brevard and a member of the American Business Women’s Association. Laura is a member of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the governing board and guild of Genesis House, a shelter for women and children that was founded by her mother, and she is a member of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club.

Laura has two adult children, Lea and Stuart, and two wonderful grandchildren. She enjoys beach activities and time with her many family members and friends. A lifelong learner, Laura is an avid reader and podcast listener. She enjoys business books and inspirational life journey stories which both help her keep fresh with business best practices and motivated with the tools to keep a positive daily mindset. For entertainment, Laura reads fiction novels and absolutely loves reading a good mystery. Fun fact: She has a deep appreciation for a good-tasting hot sauce.

Education &

  • University of Central Florida
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)


Affiliations &
Community Service

  • Financial Planning Association – member
  • Women Presidents’ Organization, Orlando Chapter – member
  • Enterprising Women – advisory board member
  • League of Extraordinary Investors – member
  • Community Foundation for Brevard – board member
  • American Business Women’s Association – member
  • Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce – member
  • Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce – member
  • Genesis House – governing board, guild
  • Eau Gallie Yacht Club – member

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S., which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.