Gary B. Gross


"Everyone has dreams and goals for their families, themselves, and their business.  I believe in not only helping my clients achieve their financial goals but also plan for those events in life that can derail those goals.

I'll provide dedicated service to help you create and execute a strategy based on your specific objectives."


Gary has been in the financial services industry since 1994. He founded Focused Financial. Gary works with both individual and business clients. He helps his clients with retirement income strategies, wealth management, and risk management.

Gary offers both individual and business clients guidance with wealth transfer and estate planning strategies. He gives guidance to businesses on owner exit planning and key employee planning. Over the years he has implemented 401(k) and key employee deferred compensation plans. He can also assist with life, disability income, and long-term care insurances planning

Education & Credentials

Gary earned his degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992.  He achieved his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, granted by the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER BOARD OF STANDARD, INC., in 1998.  Additionally, he has earned Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), and the Chartered Financial Consultant ®(ChFC®) professional designations from The American College Financial Services®.  Gary is FINRA Series 6, 63, 7, and 65 securities registered, and holds a NC state life and health insurance license. He is a past board member of the Raleigh Financial Planning Association., and current member of the Society of Financial Services Professionals.


Gary lives in Raleigh with his wife, Julie Woodward, and their three children. His interests include snowboarding, mountain biking, and hot flow yoga. Gary has studied Mixed Martial arts for several years and holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Phone (919) 451-6067
Fax (844) 300-7528