About

We specialize in holistic workplace retirement plan consulting

At Accelerate Retirement, we believe in protecting our plan sponsor clients from fiduciary liability.  In an ever-growing landscape of ERISA litigation, complex regulations, and evolving compliance demands, we nurture our clients through this esoteric process. We believe that the plan participants we service deserve to have the utmost confidence in their retirement plans.

It is our mission to ensure they have the most competitive benefits on the market.

Accelerate Retirement Advisors use NFP Retirement as their Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). NFP Retirement is the second largest RIA aggregator focused on defined-contribution plans.*

 

*Source: https://www.investmentnews.com/10-largest-ria-aggregators-focused-on-defined-contribution-plans-79308

As of 12/31/20*

Chris Giovinazzo
AIF®, CPFA, ARPC, C(k)P®

Managing Director

Chris Giovinazzo specializes in helping retirement plan sponsors develop successful retirement plan strategies that make a difference in their lives and the lives of their plan participants. His comprehensive qualitative and quantitative knowledge of the retirement plan market has been honed and enriched daily. Chris has a unique background, having worked for a top retirement plan provider where he learned the recordkeeping and Defined Contribution businesses from the ground up.

Chris earned his B.S. in Political Science from UCLA, where he also played baseball for four years. After graduating, he spent two seasons playing minor league baseball for various teams around the country.

Chris lives in Laguna Niguel with his wife Ashley, their children Connor and Owen, and their dog Carson. He loves spending time with his family and enjoys playing golf, going to the beach, working out, and skiing. 

Designations

  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary® - AIF®
  • Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor - CPFA
  • Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant - ARPC
  • Certified 401(k) Professional - C(k)P®

Awards

Thom Freismuth
AIF®, CLU, CHFC, LIC

Managing Director

Thom Freismuth offers a wide range of expertise in the areas of financial planning and is licensed to work in life insurance, health insurance, annuities, and securities. Thom has been a Financial Times top 401(k) advisor for the past three years and counting: 2018, 2019, 2020. He is also a lifetime member of the Top of the Table club and Million Dollar Round Table.

Thom earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University in economics and accounting. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan’s MBA program.

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