7650 Rivers Edge Drive, Suite 240
Columbus, OH 43235
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Our Team & Philosophy

Our nationally recognized financial planning and investment management team is focused on building and maintaining a personal relationship with you, and providing you with full accountability from every member of our staff. We’re centrally based in Columbus, Ohio with clients in 26 states and major cities including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D.C, Nashville and Columbus. A team of credentialed, financial strategists along with skilled, responsive support from operational and administrative professionals will serve you. Our staff is united by a single goal: To help you make the most of your income and assets, and make the most of your life.

You’ll have access to some of the best minds in the field — investment specialists, retirement and estate plan designers, and dedicated support personnel. Our combined expertise will provide you with solutions to even the most complex financial situations. We’ll help guide you toward a more secure future. We look forward to serving you.


Paul A. Gydosh, Jr. CFP®

Managing Director



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As the Managing Director of Kensington Wealth Partners, Ltd., Paul provides counseling and implementation strategies for wealth preservation and transfer. Clients include successful individuals, professionals, business owners and executives of private and public enterprises. Paul helps accomplish his clients' objectives through financial, estate and investment planning as well as tax reduction and charitable giving strategies.

He has been listed in WORTH Magazine1 as one of the top 250 financial advisors in America in multiple years and a Top Advisor for Doctors, as listed in Medical Economics2. Business First of Columbus has listed him among its Top Financial Planners in multiple years. Columbus CEO Magazine has named Paul a Superstar in the Finance and Accounting category.

Paul maintains the professional and educational requirements for the certification as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). He also maintains Series 7, 6, 62, 63 and 66 securities registrations and insurance licensing in many states.

He is a co-author of the book, "Giving: Philanthropy for Everyone." He has written numerous published articles on advanced estate planning and frequently lectures across the nation on the subjects of finance, investing and charitable giving. Paul has made numerous media appearances on television, radio and in print, including Fortune Magazine, Kiplingers and others. He regularly addresses industry, academia and client organizations on topics of current interest.

Paul received a master's degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

He is affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors and is a perennial Chairman's Council3 qualifier, active in several national industry advisory councils, and Chairman of the Board of The Resource Group4 of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Paul's civic and community involvement, past and present, includes: Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation, Endowment Chairman of the Center of Science & Industry (COSI), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Professional Advisors Council, Board of Visitors of the Russ College of Engineering & Technology at Ohio University, Chairman of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Voluntary Services (Columbus), Adjunct Professor of Finance at Franklin University, Board Member of the Caring Program for Children, President of the Duke Club of Columbus, Professional Advisory Council Member at The Columbus Foundation, National Chairman of The Resource Group, and a Kilbourne Society Member at the Children's Hospital Foundation; as well as leadership positions in industry, and other community and volunteer organizations.

Paul, a licensed pilot, is married with two grown daughters and lives in Powell, Ohio.


1 WORTH Magazine required multiple levels of screening, an interview, and additional due diligence for the very limited 250 spots among hundreds of thousands of financial advisors nationally. Paul was included in the years 1998-2002.
2 Medical Economics Best Financial Advisers is a paid advertisement subject to additional scrutiny based on the advisor’s knowledge, experience, assets managed and is in good standing with FINRA. Paul was included in the years 2011,2012,2016,2018.
3 The Chairman’s Council represents the top one percent of financial planners affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Paul has been included from the year 2000-2018.
4 The Resource Group is an invitation-only, nationwide network of the top 200 planners within Lincoln Financial Advisors. Paul has been a member from 2001- 2018.


Paula D. Tarpey

Director of Wealth Management and Partner



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Paula focuses on the implementation of strategies for wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer. She ensures that all of our clients' financial plan objectives are met by interfacing with their legal and accounting advisors and other national planning design resources. She has faithfully served Kensington Wealth Partners clients since 2001, now in the role of Director of Wealth Management and Partner.

Paula also participates in the design process of financial, estate and investment planning, and tax reduction and charitable giving strategies, and is responsible for investment portfolio design and execution. She develops strategies for overall risk management and solutions for concentrated stock positions.

Prior to joining Kensington Wealth, Paula worked in commercial and private banking for over ten years with several years in investment banking, specifically in the telecommunications and technology industry focusing on access to capital and financing opportunities.

Paula received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She holds the Series 7 securities registration through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Paula has been honored with national speaking engagements on the topics of financial planning case design, portfolio investment tools for charitable foundations and practice management. Locally, she has presented to women's business organizations. She is a contributing author of a new book titled, Master Your Financial Success.

She has held leadership positions within a number of business and social organizations. Paula is a Founding Member of Women Giving Together of Delaware County, a giving circle helping to support unfilled needs in her community. She also serves on the Grants Committee of the Delaware County Foundation. Other past volunteer activities include Board of Trustees for Center for New Directions (United Way agency), Mayor's Equal Business Opportunity Council, and Director of Campaign Fundraising for Olentangy For Kids.

Paula is married, has two children, and lives in Lewis Center, Ohio. She has two rescue dogs that total over 200 pounds and she is passionate about the promotion of dog rescue. In her free time she enjoys working out, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.


Steven H. VonSchriltz, MBA

Director of Investment Services



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As Director of Investment Services at Kensington Wealth Partners, Ltd., Steve is responsible for developing wealth management solutions tailored to help toward meeting our clients’ unique needs and financial objectives. This includes the ability to analyze the clients’ current financial situation, understand their long-term goals and investment risk tolerance, design a financial plan that will help them toward achieving their financial independence, have a clear investment design, outline in detail any potential roadblocks that could derail the financial plan, and help build strong client relationships.

Steve brings 30 years of expertise in financial planning, forecasting and business management to the Kensington Wealth Partners team. The last 11 years he has been affiliated with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to his tenure at Lincoln Financial Advisors, Steve worked in the computer networking industry, which allowed him to gain expertise in business management, planning, budgeting and forecasting, which he uses to help clients plan for their financial future.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Franklin University. He holds a Series 7 registration through the Financial Industry and Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Steve and his wife live in Dublin, Ohio and they have two adult children. An avid golfer and workout enthusiast, Steve is also passionate about coaching youth sports. He is a varsity swimming coach for Dublin Coffman High School and a senior swim coach for Dublin Community Swim Team, where he has coached 17 NISCA All-American high school athletes.


Joanne Blackburn

Director of Client Services



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As Director of Client Services at Kensington Wealth Partners, Ltd., Joanne is responsible for all aspects of client service to ensure the ongoing needs of the firm’s clients are being met and exceeded.

Joanne brings many years of administrative experience in the financial planning industry and in customer service and sales positions for organizations such as NetJets, Columbus Airport Authority and British Airways in London, UK. Joanne’s expertise will ensure that all products and services are provided in a manner that is consistent with Kensington’s “serve first” philosophy and values.

Joanne attended St. Helens College in Lancashire, England and holds the Series 7 registration and Ohio Life & Health license. Joanne and her family live in New Albany, Ohio. When she’s not attending her son’s soccer games, she enjoys staying active, working out and cooking.


Melissa Clymer

Administrative Assistant



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As Administrative Assistant at Kensington Wealth Partners, Ltd., Melissa is responsible for all office support activities to facilitate top-tier client service and the efficient operation of the firm.

Melissa is a dedicated professional with administrative experience in the financial planning industry from her previous employment with several high-profile firms in California. Kensington adheres to Lincoln's philosophy of Serve First. Melissa’s expertise will ensure that all services are provided in a manner that is consistent with Kensington’s service philosophy and values.

Melissa attended Columbus State Community College and California Coast University. In her free time, Melissa likes to hike with her husband and three children. They recently moved back to Ohio to be closer to family after a four-year stint in northern California. Aside from enjoying the great outdoors, Melissa and her family love to read, play board games and watch the Buckeyes!