Team profile

About us

We know a lot of people struggle to feel confident about their financial future. That’s why we guide people with a 7-Step Financial Planning Process to help those unsure about their financial future gain more of the peace of mind they deserve.

Our team works together to help meet your specific needs. You are welcome to contact any member of our team, at any time, with questions or concerns. Click here to view our organizational chart.

Areas of focus

  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Investment Management
  • Wealth Preservation Strategies
  • Executive Compensation and Benefit Strategies
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Family Finances
  • Intergenerational Planning
  • Saving for Education
  • Retirement Plan Distribution
  • Charitable Giving
  • Sustainable and Responsible Investing
  • Insurance
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Christian Financial Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Small Business

Awards & recognition

  • Affirm Wealth Advisors, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023
  • Affirm Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Client Experience Award, 2020-2022
  • Affirm Wealth Advisors, Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists - Investment Advisors, 2010-2022
  • Stephen Patrick Harnden, Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2016-2022
  • Stephen Patrick Harnden, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018-2022
  • Matt MacLean, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021-2023
  • Michael Gombrich, Forbes Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2022-2023
  • Garrett Pierce Smith, Forbes Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, 2023
  • Matt MacLean, Five Star Wealth Manager, 2021-2023
  • Michael Gombrich, Five Star Wealth Manager, 2019-2023

Community participation

  • Peoria Chamber of Commerce - Members
  • Clinica Esperanza, Honduras - Stephen Harnden, Board Member
  • Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV) - Matt MacLean, Member (CCV Stars Basketball and Football Coach)

Honored to be recognized in Forbes

We've got some exciting news to share: Affirm Wealth Advisors has been named to the 2023 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams list. We couldn't be prouder, as this achievement reflects our shared commitment to helping our clients feel confident, connected and in control of their financial lives. A sincere thank you to our clients for your continued trust and to Forbes for the recognition.