Serving you from CLAREMONT, CA

Customized Financial Strategies Designed Just For You.

Our team of highly qualified advisors are here to help you understand where you are, visualize where you want to go, and design a retirement blueprint to help you get there. With our customized financial strategies, you never have to worry about cookie-cutter recommendations that don’t align with your needs.

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Southern California Edison & SoCal Gas Employees

We understand the unique challenges facing employees in the energy industry, and we have experience helping SCE and SoCalGas employees navigate their finances with confidence. If you’ve got questions about your employee benefits package, or what to do with your 401(k), the Financial Designs team is here to help.

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Pre-Retirees & Retirees

Do you have a blueprint for retirement? At Financial Designs, we believe that everyone deserves to live the retirement of their dreams. Whether you’ve already retired or you’re in the home stretch, we’re here to help you make your ideal retirement lifestyle a reality. From qualified plan distributions and Social Security claiming decisions, to retirement withdrawal strategies and customized asset allocations, the Financial Designs Retirement Blueprint will address all your financial needs.

Our Process

Our service-oriented process will help you reach your goals in just 3 easy steps.



Schedule a meeting; together, we’ll discover what your ideal future looks like.



We’ll evaluate your current financial situation and develop recommendations to meet your long-term needs.



You’ll receive a customized Financial Designs Retirement Blueprint designed to help you pursue your unique financial goals.

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About Us

Helping You Pursue Your Financial Goals

As a family-run firm, we have decades of experience helping clients reach their financial goals, and we pride ourselves on our cohesive, competent, and customized approach to financial planning and active investment management. Our highly qualified advisors have earned the respected CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Learn more about what this means and how it helps us provide better service to you, our clients.

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Don't wait to start planning.

Your ideal financial future is just around the corner. Reach out to us today to learn more about our customized financial strategies designed just for you.

Vaughn G. Heydel

Financial Advisor and Vice President

Vaughn Heydel is committed to helping clients remain confident and well-informed by cultivating long-lasting and meaningful relationships. Additionally, as part of the Financial Designs leadership team, Vaughn plays an integral part in providing valuable insights and analysis to both coworkers and clients.

Vaughn has passed the Series 6, 7 and 63 securities exams and holds his life and disability insurance licenses in California (California license No. 0G12844). He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Vaughn is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and an Investment Advisor Representative.

Nino G. Pavan

Financial Advisor and President

Nino Pavan has been working in the financial services industry for more than 20 years and has helped hundreds of families navigate the retirement process. As president of Financial Designs, Nino oversees day-to-day business operations and uses his expertise in retirement planning to help his clients prepare for their future.

Nino has passed the Series 7, 24 and 63 securities exams and holds life and disability insurance licenses in the state of California (California license No. 0B24334). He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Investment Advisor Representative. He conducts retirement and estate planning workshops for employees of major California companies.

Nino has a Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications Management from DeVry Institute of Technology and a Law Degree from the University of Southern California.

Nino is a contributing advisor to Kiplinger.