CHARLIE LUTZ: REFLECTIONS ON OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE (VIDEO)
Dear Clients and Friends,
What a year this is turning out to be for our Intercontinental Team! Completing forty years in business while successfully serving clients throughout the pandemic-related disruptions are two significant reasons for celebration. We have been strategically returning to our regular office spaces over the summer, and thank all of you for your patience as we sought to serve you virtually, rather than in person, these past seventeen months. Not being able to enjoy your company in our office, your home or office, or a favorite restaurant has been challenging – but we’re still here and are glad you are, too. We relish our interactions with you – whether that is a phone call, a video chat, or our more traditional in-person-meetings model.
Warmth of service delivery was uppermost in the minds of Isidoro Korngold and John Kauth when they founded our firm in 1981. Our approach to establishing and sustaining client relationships has served us well over the years, and we will continue this tradition as the next forty years unfold.
Treating one another within the firm like family is another defining characteristic, one that we treasure. The average tenure for Intercontinental’s employees is well over ten years, with a growing number having been with us twenty years and longer. We now have three instances of two generations of the same family serving our clients. It is our privilege to serve multiple generations of your families, and we hope that our long-tenured and multi-generational staff resonate with you.
Interacting with you as you seek to realize the goals you have for yourselves, your children and your grandchildren is something we never take for granted. Your goals and ours are perfectly aligned. Rather than serving shareholders first, as larger publicly-traded investment firms tend to do, we serve you, our clients, first. We thrive when you thrive.
If you haven’t been to our website in a while, please take a look at the incredible media attention many in our firm have received over these past months. You will see our founders, Isidor and John, along with many other of our associates, serving as thought leaders and interview subjects in a number of well-known national publications. Younger members of our team, representing all aspects of our operations, are featured as well. It is thrilling to realize what good hands Intercontinental’s future is in!
So, from the leadership team at Intercontinental Wealth Advisors, we offer our heartfelt thanks for your support of our firm, each of us as individuals, and our initiatives to serve you better. We look forward to welcoming you to a celebration of our first forty years whenever it is safe to gather again. Your friendship and loyalty imbue us with conviction for the next forty. We will strive every day to assure the best future possible for you and your family.
President of Intercontinental Wealth Advisors