Graystone Consulting – The Palo Alto Group

Our Story

We simplify the complex. We leverage our astute problem-solving skills and impassioned willingness to roll up our sleeves, so we may identify fresh strategies designed to meet and exceed your particular objectives. We believe the more complex your situation, the more valuable we are to you.

With offices in Southern California and the heart of Silicon Valley, we serve clients locally, nationally and globally. Our practice is built on the development of enduring relationships and the delivery of holistic wealth management services to a broad spectrum of clients: publicly-held companies, non-profits, privately-held businesses, high net worth individuals and family offices.

We combine the vast resources, cutting-edge technology and fiduciary oversight of a premier global firm with the intimate relationship you expect from an investment boutique. Our founders draw upon their unique and personal experiences as board members and philanthropic leaders to guide clients in making informed, confident decisions.

We are the trusted advisor to some of the nation’s most respected institutions, corporations and families and want to be your trusted advisor too. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
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Mark T Curtis

Managing Director, Wealth Management, Wealth Advisor, Corporate Client Group Director

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(650) 496-4220(650) 496-4220
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Tim Skelly, CIMA®

Senior Vice President, Institutional Consulting Director, U.S. Government Entity Specialist, Investing with Impact Director, Corporate Retirement Director, Alternative Investments Director

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(949) 717-5324(949) 717-5324
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Brian Penzel

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(650) 496-4276(650) 496-4276
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Thomas McCue

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(650) 496-4260(650) 496-4260
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Alexander Curtis

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(650) 496-3984(650) 496-3984
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Ricardo Santamaria

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(650) 496-4262(650) 496-4262
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Betty Zootis

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(650) 496-4256(650) 496-4256
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Rudra Zutshi

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(650) 856-4535(650) 856-4535
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Robert Vollono

Institutional Consultant

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(650) 496-4201(650) 496-4201
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Flavia Hidayat

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(949) 717-5341(949) 717-5341
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Le Ning Zhu

Institutional Consulting Analyst

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(949) 717-5338(949) 717-5338
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Terry Joerger

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(650) 496-4203(650) 496-4203
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Matthew Curtis

Financial Advisor

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(650) 496-4232(650) 496-4232
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Jonathan Schmidt

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(650) 856-4538(650) 856-4538
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Tax laws are complex and subject to change. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice and are not “fiduciaries” (under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code or otherwise) with respect to the services or activities described herein except as otherwise provided in writing by Morgan Stanley and/or as described at www.morganstanley.com/disclosures/dol. Individuals are encouraged to consult their tax and legal advisors (a) before establishing a retirement plan or account, and (b) regarding any potential tax, ERISA and related consequences of any investments made under such plan or account.

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