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Our Team

Jim Karthaus, CFP®

As Managing Principal of Nautic Financial Group, Jim has been offering his clients investment and insurance advice for over 20 years. Jim’s professional licenses include series 26, 7, 6, 65, and 63 through LPL Financial and 65 through Great Valley Advisor Group as well as life, accident and health, and property and casualty insurance certifications. He is a CFP® professional. 
Prior to entering financial services, Jim spent 23 years in Active and Reserve Marine Corps Aviation, and retired in 2005 as a Lt Col. As a Marine Officer, Jim was schooled in and operated under a culture of integrity, professionalism and attention to detail, all traits that have served him well in financial services.

Jim was a Tuition Scholar at Villanova University where he received his Master’s Degree in History; with a specialty in American Foreign Affairs. Jim attended Naval Aviation Flight Training, Pensacola, graduating with Honors on the Commodore’s List for Exceptional Performance, (top 1% of all Naval Aviators). He received a Regent’s Scholarship to SUNY College at Geneseo and graduated with a BA in Political Science. 

Jim has recently become an Adjunct Professor at The American College of Financial Services, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania,  Jim is teaching Retirement Planning and Estate Planning, which are  elements of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP(R)) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations.

Managing Partner

Larry Sweeney, CFP®, ChFC, CLTC, MBA

As Senior Vice President Sales of Nautic Financial Group, Larry believes the only way to properly advise business, family, or individual clients is after the accumulation of all pertinent information required to complete the comprehensive planning process. The world of financial products is vast and complex, and one or two products or strategies does not fit all situations. Understanding client goals and dreams is paramount to the direction of the analysis and recommendations. In his 14 years in the industry, Larry’s client-centric focus and expertise has provided both clients and financial partners the needed council to address their goals and objectives.

Larry’s retail and wholesale experience allows him to provide significant knowledge and expertise in the individual and family areas of estate planning, wealth distribution, and insurance planning, as well as the business areas of succession planning, deferred compensation and insurance analysis.

Larry’s licenses include the following: Series 7, 6, 65, and 63; Life; Accident and Health; and Property and Casualty.  He holds the following designations: Certified Financial Planner CFP®; Chartered Financial Consultant ChFC; and certified by the Corporation for Long Term Care CLTC.

Larry graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Richmond, and earned his MBA from the University of Wilmington. He currently lives in Garnet Valley, PA with his wife and kids, where they are active in their church and community’s youth athletic programs. Larry enjoys golf, running, and coaching his children’s soccer and basketball teams.