Our Company Values
For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.
- People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
- Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
- Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
- Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
Derek A. Thomas El
The Red House Financial
Derek A. Thomas has been helping people take control of their future and retirement plans through sound financial advice since 1995. He is President and CEO of The Red House Financial, Inc.
Derek provides personal financial consultations for corporate and individual clients. His primary area of concentration is assisting clients either getting ready for retirement or those recently retired. Realizing that retirement is a life changing event Derek provides a high level of expertise through products that offer iron-clad guarantees on retirement funds.
Derek is nationally recognized for his retirement workshops with fortune 500 employees. His workshops and individual appointments are easy to follow leaving attendee’s with a clear sense of how their retirement plans can provide a guaranteed lifetime income stream. Derek also mentors young employees by teaching them the importance of saving responsibly for retirement.
Prior to entering the financial planning profession in 1995 Derek spent many years as an executive in the International finance and trade industry. He has extensive knowledge of international business affairs in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Derek received his BS from Morgan State University. He studied Business Administration. He also spent time on the Alumni committee of Morgan State University.
Derek lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When not working at The Red House Financial and servicing his client’s needs, he enjoys traveling, jazz concerts and NFL sporting events.
Plan For Your Future
There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money because each individual and couple has unique requirements, different tolerances for risk, and need their money at different times. Likewise, there is no one place to keep your money that fits everyone for exactly the same reasons. Your unique circumstances must be taken into consideration if you seek to find the “most favorable place” for your retirement money. This is where we can be of service.