“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”

Napoleon Hill

Our Unique Approach

Driven by the power of
knowing and genuine care:

  • We help clients clarify their financial position, goals, and aspirations through a process of discovery. 
  • Together, we develop a view of their situation that goes beyond the numbers and incorporates their core values, life & career aspirations, and mindset.
  • To help our clients understand the key decisions to be made, we provide fact based and proprietary perspectives on what others like them have done in similar situations.
  • We help clients refine their thinking and co-create a personalized plan to ensure they’re prepared for whatever life may bring.

Advice & solutions
anchored in protection

  • We believe that protecting what matters most should be at the heart of every financial plan*.
  • Beyond protection, we help our clients address a broad range of other key needs - such as cashflow management, wealth accumulation, and creating a legacy - with the comfort of knowing we are working to help keep the downside protected.
  • Our strategic alliances provide access to companies who’s strength lies in their distinctive expertise in providing long-term guarantees, a 170+ year track-record, and mutuality, which aligns them with the best interest of our clients.

Supported by
on-going guidance

  • We help our clients act on and stick to their plans through transparent reporting, ongoing education, regular touchpoints, and proactive communications. 
  • Recognizing that life rarely unfolds exactly as anyone anticipates, we review client’s plans regularly and provide financial and behavioral coaching that helps them navigate through their stresses, impulses, and biases during moments of change.
  • As in any trusted relationship, we share the accountability for successful outcomes.
  • We provide clients with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their needs are met.

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*Financial Planning offered through Silas' affiliation with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor.

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Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum
potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

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John C. Maxwell

Meet Our Team

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Silas Parker, LUTCF

Principal / Financial Advisor

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Kim Wittmeyer

Business & Service Development

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Larissa Staley

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Silas Parker, LUTCF

Principal / Financial Advisor

Silas started the financial consulting firm Silas Parker & Associates in 2006 with the purpose of helping people clarify & accomplish their most important goals.

Our Mission: To guide those seeking financial clarity & prosperity; built upon the pillars of honesty, leadership, compassion, and wisdom.

Silas has dedicated his professional life to providing clients and their advisors with the guidance needed to identify and pursue their best financial opportunities.

He loves answering questions, translating complex issues into simple solutions, and going the extra mile to show how much he truly cares.

My Personal Story

Husband, Father, Coach, & Musician

Born in the Ozark Mountains, Silas spent his first years in a small, humble dwelling his father built in the woods. His name even means “man of the forest.” One of his greatest inspirations, his Oma (Meta Parker/grandmother), lived just down the dirt road. Meta, a World War II survivor and widow, taught him love for God, joy for life, and a resilience for life’s hardships. In the late ‘70s, Silas’ father joined the military and the family moved to Central Texas in the early ‘80s. As a young teenager, Silas went out on his own to escape his parents’ complicated divorce. Finding solace in music, he traveled the West Coast performing with a band. Eventually he made his way back to Texas, settling in Austin, which he has called home since 1994.

During a magical evening at a wildlife refuge benefit in 2000, he met his wife Marjorie. They have a music-loving son August, and now also raise his wife’s younger sister Winnie (since their mother’s sudden passing). Silas enjoys coaching sports, and actively volunteers at West Austin Youth Association. Music continues as a passion in his life, and he performs as a bass player in local Austin bands. His grandmother’s influence is still deeply there, as he reads his Bible each morning and attends the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. He also volunteers in worship services at Good Shepherd as a Eucharistic minister, worship leader, and fill-in bass player.

My Professional Story

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Kim Wittmeyer

Business & Service Development

Kim provides direct support to the Principal / Advisor in overseeing client relationships and ensures that you receive a superior level of overall client service. Kim is responsible for coordinating functions within the financial planning team from your initial meeting, implementation of your plan, and coordinating your reviews with timeliness and accuracy.

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Larissa Staley

Executive Administrative Assistant

Larissa’s job is to ensure the business is running smoothly and that we are providing our clients with a level of service that surpasses their expectations. She provides day-to-day leadership and management of firm operations that mirrors the company’s mission, vision, and core values. In an environment that is committed to excellence on all levels, Larissa brings clear communication and team support to keep the organization operating at peak performance.

My Personal Story

Executive Administrative Assistant

Larissa lives by the motto “Kindness is a Choice” and has more than 20 years of customer service & administrative experience applying that motto daily. She was born in Cuba to a Navy family. Austin is the farthest north she’s ever lived! Larissa has a son, Brady, who is 20. She enjoys live music and dancing. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and playing with her puppy.

My Professional Story

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The Nautilus Group®

As a Member Agent of The Nautilus Group®, a service of New York Life Insurance Company, Silas Parker works hand-in-hand with Nautilus specialists experienced in taxes, estate law, life insurance, accounting, and charitable giving. This relationship helps ensure you benefit from some of the most sound thinking when it comes to your estate.

 

Eagle Strategies LLC

Through Eagle Strategies, Silas Parker provides fee-based financial planning, investment advisory services and access to investment management programs. Eagle Strategies LLC is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an "Investment Adviser" and is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company.

 

New York Life

Silas Parker and his fellow financial professionals are proud to be affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company. New York Life and its wholly-owned subsidiaries provide life insurance, fixed annuities, and long-term care insurance. A mutual insurance company, New York Life is one of the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody's Investor Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AA+). (Source: Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/9/16.)

Ash Brokerage

Ash Brokerage is an unaffiliated privately-owned family-operated insurance brokerage general agency. Ash provides us with a multitude of products and support for life insurance, long-term care, disability income, and annuities, not available through New York Life or its subsidiaries. Our partnership with Ash complements our mission to provide our clients with objective solutions to suit their individual needs.

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If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.

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W.B. Yeats

An objective-driven process to help you protect what matters most

  • Data
  • Analyze
  • Present
  • Implement
  • Monitor
  • Review
  • Initial
    Meeting
  • Goals & Direction

Our holistic process is designed for us to get to know you, learn about your priorities and values, and then educate you on your options so that you can make wise decisions that benefit you and the people you care about most. Click on the eight steps to learn more about our approach.

First Step: Initial Meeting

Initial Meeting

During the initial meeting, we’ll get to know each other and discuss the objectives that are important to you. We’ll also answer any questions you may have about our process, organization, & resources.

Next Step: Goals & Direction

Goals & Direction

During this meeting, we’ll crystallize your goals & objectives. We’ll then determine the scope of services recommenced and decide if we go in a common direction as a team towards accomplishing them.

Step 1: Initial MeetingNext Step: Data Gathering

Data

Our discovery process is designed to ensure we review all the pertinent data applicable to your goals & objectives. We’ll also work with the other members of your advisory team to help simplify the data gathering process.

Step 3: Goals & DirectionNext Step: Analysis

Analyze

Our team will then collaborate to analyze all the data and begin designing customized strategies to help accomplish your objectives.

Step 3: Data GatheringNext Step: Presentation

Present

During this session, we will present your big picture plan and the recommended strategies. We’ll also begin unpacking the individual components of the plan and the steps needed to move your objectives forward.

Step 4: AnalysisNext Step: Implementation

Implement

Taking action is one of the most important steps in pursuing your goals. During this phase, we guide you through the actions needed to make sure the work gets done and you’re moving in the direction towards accomplishing your goals. This is where our leadership really shines and sets us apart from other advisory firms.

Step 5: PresentationNext Step: Monitoring

Monitor

As strategies are implemented, we monitor to ensure they’re optimized and stay in alignment with your master plan.

Step 6: ImplementationNext Step: Optimization

Review

Planning is not a one-time action. As time moves on and life inevitably changes, we’ll re-sync to determine what modifications or adjustments are needed in order to keep you on track towards accomplishing your goals. In the event your goals change, we’ll be prepared to help redesign your master plan and keep you on track.

Step 7: Ongoing MonitoringBack To: Initial Meeting

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Someone's sitting in the shade today because
someone planted a tree a long time ago.

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Warren Buffet

Client Profiles

At Silas Parker & Associates, we don’t try to be everything to everyone. We have specific expertise in working with successful people who primarily fall into one of the categories below. Our clients are not exclusive to these categories; however, we specialize in managing the challenges and opportunities of business owners, executives, physicians, and retirees. Our practice has tremendous resources, knowledge, and experience in managing your financial situation. We help our clients clarify the best options available so you can make wise decisions and have peace of mind. 

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Our Services & Areas of Expertise

Wealth Solutions

  • See your entire financial
    picture at once
  • You and your advisor team can evaluate your situation easily
  • Develop strategies for the future
  • Stay informed and
    avoid big surprises
  • Simplify your life

Personal Planning

  • Estate Planning
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Tax Strategies
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Philanthropy
  • Retirement Protection 
  • Education Planning
  • Personal Insurance:
    • Disability
    • Life
    • Long Term Care Insurance

Business Planning

  • Executive Compensation Plans
  • Business Continuation
  • Business Succession & Exit Planning
  • Buy-Sell Planning
  • Key Person Protection
  • Qualified Retirement Planning
    • 401k Plans
    • SEP
    • Simple IRAs

Employee Benefits

  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Long Term Care Insurance
  • Group Disability
  • Group Dental
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Employee Personal Planning

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

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The Business Owner

We understand that your company, your life, and your finances are all intertwined. Through every stage of the business life cycle, we are here by your side to help you minimize your tax burden, maximize your financial opportunities, and protect your assets.

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The Executive

Your financial affairs can be complex because of your vast earning potential, unique salary and bonus arrangements, and demanding schedule. At Silas Parker & Associates, we have the expertise you need to maximize your opportunities and secure your future.

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The Family

We know firsthand the intricacies and hurdles you must overcome in order to provide the future you want for your family. Whether that means saving for college, planning to make work optional, or leaving a legacy for generations to come, we can guide you at every step of the way.

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The Retiree

What everyone wants out of retirement is different. No matter what your goals are, or how much planning you have or haven’t done, we’ll help you identify how to get to the finish line successfully.

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The Physician / Dentist

You may have a unique financial profile because of your delayed career start, educational debt, and high earning potential. We’re ready to help you navigate every challenge so you can optimize your financial opportunities both now and in the future.

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As a financial advisory firm, we’ve always loved
oak trees and what they represent.

They’re strong, they thrive, and they can withstand almost any storm that comes their way. That’s exactly what we want for all of our clients, for them to look at life and their money with hope and optimism, while at the same time making sure that they’re protected from the inevitable storms of life. We want their wealth and assets to grow no matter what environment they’re in, and we want to plan ahead to make sure that when the unexpected happens, we can handle it with resilience. You already have an idea in your mind of what the good life is to you, and whatever that is, it’s our job to help you crystallize your vision and pursue the right opportunities to get there and stay there through every twist and turn in life. If that sounds like the kind of firm you want to work with, we should talk.

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