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Ken Butler, CFP®
Ken Butler, CFP®

CUSO Financial Services* Advisor at Verity Credit Union, Director of Investment Services 

Phone: (206) 227-6138
Fax: (206) 361-5300
Email: [email protected]
Locations: Auburn, Beacon Hill and West Seattle (by appointment only)

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Meet Ken Butler, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Financial Advisor registered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. He has more than 25 years of experience helping members invest for their future. Ken has prided himself on being a resource for members with Thrift Savings Plans (TSP), the investment and retirement options with TSP accounts, 401(k) plans and CSRS along with FERS. Ken serves members in the greater South Seattle region, including Auburn, Bonney Lake, Puyallup, Sumner, Kent, Renton and Tacoma. 

"I love helping people create, grow and protect wealth," says Ken. "I spend most of my interview with a client listening to their needs and concerns. I think it's really important to understand where they are coming from. Everybody thinks about their money differently."

A graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration and Financial Planning certified through Northwestern University, Ken joined Verity Credit Union in December 2004. Prior to that, he had been affiliated with Orange County Teachers Credit Union, Key Bank, First Interstate Bank and Merrill Lynch. Ken's interest in investing started much earlier in life.

"I started investing as a teenager and had lots of success. I love the market; it fascinates me. I always thought it would be terrific if I could earn a living for my family by helping others to invest their money wisely."

In addition to helping members create wealth, Ken focuses on helping to protect and preserve assets in the most tax-efficient way possible. Ken grew up in south Seattle and attended Renton High School. He enjoys taking advantage of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer—golf, fishing, tennis, skiing, camping and hiking.

So what is Ken's vision for his dream retirement?

"Financial freedom. I want to be able to travel when and how I want, enjoy all of my hobbies and spend as much time as I can helping my family and friends," says Ken.

Whatever your financial goals, Ken can help you get there.

Ken is registered to transact securities business in the states of AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, ID, ME, NM, NC, NV, MA, TX, OR, VA, WI and WA.

Gavin Chinn
Gavin Chinn

CUSO Financial Services Advisor at Verity Credit Union

Phone: (206) 361-5311
Fax: (206) 361-5300
Email: [email protected]

Locations: Alderwood, Ballard (by appointment only), Greenwood, Northgate and Wallingford

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A Financial Advisor registered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P., Gavin has 25 years of experience as an advisor in the Puget Sound area.

"I believe every client is unique and deserving of a personalized financial plan that will help them reach their individual financial goals. Before I make any recommendations, I like to get to know my clients. By asking the right questions, and developing an honest, trusting relationship, I can really get a sense of what's going to work best for them."

Gavin graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business Administration and started his financial career with US Bank in the Investment Department. Prior to joining Verity in 2006, he spent eight years with Piper Jaffray.

So what is Gavin's vision for his dream retirement?

"My dream retirement would be absolutely worry free: financially, emotionally, and in every aspect of life. My finances would be in order so expenses for travel, luxuries, and gifts for the kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids would be taken care of. My kids would be financially sound, so I would be confident in their prosperity. This would give me the freedom to travel and play and do whatever it is I want to do."

When Gavin's not working, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching Husky football and taking weekend trips around the Northwest.

Gavin is registered to transact securities business in the states of AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, IL, KS, MN, NV, NY, OR, UT, VA and WA. 

Hannah Filley

Investment Administrative Assistant

Phone: (206) 361-5312
Email: [email protected]

Locations: Northgate, Auburn

Meet Hannah Filley, a recent college graduate new to the Seattle area and new to the Verity community. Hannah was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, where she spent her time outside of school camping, hiking and working trail crews. Hannah got her B.A. from Whitman College in the Spring of 2019, where she wrapped up her degree in English with a Creative Writing minor.

So what is Hannah's vision for his dream retirement?

"I may be a little ways off from retirement age...but when I get there, I hope I'll be able to kick my feet up and rest easy knowing I took care of business when I was younger. I want to be able to travel wherever, spend lots of time with family and live worry-free.

When she's not working, Hannah loves to hike, read her favorite books and travel around the region competing with her Club Ultimate Frisbee team.

*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, LP (“CUSO Financial”) (“CFS”), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CUSO Financial. Verity Credit Union has contracted with CUSO Financial to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. Atria Wealth Solutions, Inc. (“Atria”) is not a broker-dealer or Registered Investment Advisor and does not provide advice. CUSO Financial is a subsidiary of Atria.