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Your Financial Co-Driver

We know that money can be a difficult thing to talk about, and that's why we have a culture of non-judgment. We've seen too many people hesitate in reaching out for help getting their finances in order because they felt bad about where they were or embarrassed about mistakes they made. Our ultimate goal is to get you into the slipstream to living a more successful and enjoyable life, and to feel confident about making important decisions down the road.


Benefits of Working With Us


We're a fee-only firm with a fiduciary obligation to our clients.

No commissions or other financial incentives to stand in the way of your best interests, and we're structured as a Registered Investment Advisor which has a legal obligation to hold our clients' interests above all others. You’re investing time, money, and energy into working with us, and we want to make sure you’re getting maximum value out of our relationship.

We're human too — our experiences  have helped us become the advisors we are today. 

No one is perfect, and we don’t expect you to be either. We strive to create an open, non-judgmental space where you can share your concerns and worries without feeling embarrassed or less than you’re worth. We understand that managing your money is a huge responsibility, and we value having the opportunity to take some of the weight off your shoulders.

Our goal is for you to need us less and less.

Through collaborative guidance and education, you’ll gain the confidence you need to make many of these decisions on your own. Of course, we’ll be here to guide you every step of the way, but throughout our partnership, we want to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to manage your finances on your own as much as possible so you feel empowered to take control of your financial future.


Stanley K. Himeno-Okamoto, CFA, CFP® Photo

Stanley K. Himeno-Okamoto, CFA, CFP®

Founder

Hi! I'm Stanley, a fee-only financial planner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I founded DRS Financial Partners to help technology startup employees in the Bay Area steer through the complexities of their equity compensation and ever-changing lives, committing to an objective approach and fiduciary standard.

Fascinated with the stock market since I was young, I began my career at a boutique wealth management firm in SF and quickly discovered how rewarding it is to help people gain clarity around their finances and make decisions with confidence. Whether it's preparing for a liquidity event or starting a family, seven years of helping tech executives and early employees with their complex situations helped me appreciate just how important it is to build a solid financial foundation. During my time there, I earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and CFA® charter, sat on the investment committee, and led the firm's financial planning efforts.

Adopted from Okinawa as a baby, I grew up in Hawaii and fell in love with the Bay Area during a high school summer program. I graduated Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Economics (Mathematical Economics concentration) and a Math minor.  Outside of work you can find me on one of the Bay Area's many beautiful hiking trails, unwinding with some video games, or keeping up with an F1 race weekend.