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"Trust is built with consistency."

Lincoln Chafee

About Us


We are a private wealth firm. It is our mission to plan, grow and protect your wealth using proven wealth management strategies. We use our knowledge, experience, education and expertise to provide you with asset protection, asset allocation, and active dynamic asset management of your wealth with a constant eye to reducing income and estate tax liabilities whenever possible.

At Silverhawk, our mission is unique in that it shifts and evolves strategically with your needs, depending on your financial goals and resources, the ever-changing economic environment, the opening and closing of financial opportunities, and the existing and evolving government regulations and taxation policies.


Nobody keeps a more watchful eye over your worth than Silverhawk. From asset protection and asset management to complex income tax and estate tax strategies and integration, we’re committed to making your money go further. How can we help? We can:

  • Dramatically reduce your taxable income
  • Dynamic Active (real time) asset management
  • Provide for access to increased capital within your business
  • Assist you to improve, protect and preserve your net worth for generations to come

We are financial advisors with more than 40 years of experience advising high-net-worth individuals, closely held corporations, physicians, tax attorneys and CPAs. Silverhawk Private Wealth provides a completely integrated approach to building your wealth, including utilizing today’s most creative portfolio management strategies and asset protection structures enabling you to keep more of your money where it belongs – in your hands. After all, you’ve earned it.

Call Silverhawk today at (480) 296-0200. Because when it comes to your money, we’ll help you get more out of it, keep more of it and protect it like it was our own.

Executive Team


Paul J. Mershon, CFP®, CLU, ChFC®, RHU
Founding Partner


Joe Laux,  CFP®, CPWA®, CEPA®
Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
CEO and President


Shanna Rivera
Director of Operations

Portfolio Management Team

Gregory R. Lai, CFA
Co-Investment Team Leader, Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC

Alex Hsiao
Co-Investment Team Leader, Affinity Investment Advisors, LLC

Private Wealth Advisors


Paul J. Mershon, CFP®, CLU, ChFC®, RHU
Founding Partner


Joe Laux,  CFP®, CPWA®, CEPA®
Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
CEO and President


Kaitlyn Laney, CFP®
Private Wealth Advisor

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Zachary Green
Private Wealth Advisor


Scott Hadley
Private Wealth Advisor


Nicholas Fisher, CFP®, CRPC®
Private Wealth Advisor


David Bean, CPA®, CEPA®
Private Wealth Advisor


Aaron Headley, CFP®
Private Wealth Advisor

Paraplanning Team


Eric Tseng
Paraplanner II


Sydney Lyons
Paraplanner I

Client Support Team


Rhiana Whitmire
Business Development Manager

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Alison Brownell
Insurance Support Specialist


Lauri Van Stone
Advisor Support and Client Concierge


Kimber Prosser
Executive Assistant to Paul J. Mershon

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Robyn Waltz
Executive Assistant to Joe Laux

Insurance Specialist

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Brian Vaughn
Insurance Specialist

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Contact Information

Silverhawk Private Wealth – Headquarters
21090 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Orange County Office
5140 Birch Street
Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660