Pam Friedman, CFP®, CDFA®, is a Managing Director and Principal at Robertson Stephens. She has nearly 30 years of financial planning and investment experience. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Pam was a co-founder of Silicon Hills Wealth Management and founder of Divorce Planning of Austin. She previously worked in both New York and London at CIBC and UBS, respectively, raising capital for both public and private companies. More recently, Pam spent six years on the faculty of the Finance Department in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Pam is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® who authored, I Now Pronounce You Financially Fit, a book on marriage, divorce and the art of maintaining a healthy financial balance throughout. She has been featured in publications including The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Estate Planning Magazine and has been on-air with ABC News Radio. In 2018, Pam was a finalist for Austin Woman Magazine’s Woman’s Way Business Award.
Pam is a trained family law mediator, a trained financial neutral for collaborative divorce cases, and a member of Collaborative Divorce Texas. Pam currently hosts the Western U.S. Support and Development call for the national Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) and previously served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of ADFP.
Pam earned the designation CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) in 2006 and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) in 2011. Pam holds an MBA, BBA and BA in Finance and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys walking with her husband, Mitch, and their dogs on the trail on Lady Bird Lake, watching standup comedy at The Paramount, and visiting zoos in the U.S. and around the world.