2017 Top 40 Under 40 Honoree: Stephen Korving

Stephen 40 under 40
At work: President of Korving & Company, a financial planning and investment management firm focused on helping families plan for a secure retirement.
“I love helping people create their financial plan, working with them to implement the steps and follow the plan, and then being there to see their excitement and sense of accomplishment when they achieve their goals.”
Home and family: “I live in Western Branch with my wife, Megan, and our three kids who make every day an adventure and an amazing learning experience: Madeline, Mason and Ty.”
Volunteer activities: “I’m fortunate to serve on the boards of local organizations whose missions I get excited about and that make a direct impact on the areas where I live, work and play:”
• Portsmouth Museums Foundation (vice president),
• Portsmouth Partnership (secretary),
• Southeast Virginia Community Foundation (development committee chair),
• LEAD Hampton Roads,
• Portsmouth Assembly.
Motivating factor: “I strongly believe in loyalty, respect, integrity and doing what I can to try to make my little part of the world better.”
Advice for young people: “Two simple things: treat others the way that you want to be treated, and if you say that you will do something, do it.”
Professional goal in five years: “To continue growing our practice without losing focus on what’s made us successful – getting to know our clients very well and providing fair, honest unbiased financial advice.”
One thing I’d change about Hampton Roads: “Instead of competing against one another, it would be nice for the cities of Hampton Roads to work together, sharing resources to compete against other regions in order to grow and attract new business.”
Region’s biggest asset: “It’s a tie: the people and the location. Having lived in other parts of the country, these two things are what set this area apart and what drew me back home.”
Downtime: “I spend most of my downtime with my family. I like to be outside, so when the weather is nice I like to work in the yard, head to the beach or go for a run.”
 

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