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Darrell Haytaian, CPA

Darrell Haytaian, CPA

President, Financial Advisor

Darrell Haytaian, CPA, is the President and a Financial Advisor of Chester Financial Group. Helping individuals develop financial and retirement plans, strategies, and manage investments, Darrell provides his clients with confidence in working towards achieving their financial and life goals and alleviates their fears in down markets.

Earning his bachelor's of science degree in accounting, Darrell graduated Cum Laude and shortly thereafter obtained his Certified Public Accountant license. Currently holding Series 7 (General Securities) and 66 (Uniform Combined State Law) securities licenses, Darrell has served in the financial industry for over 30 years. Prior to forming Chester Financial Group, Darrell worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers and Axa Advisors. Darrell is currently a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC and he currently manages over $100 million in assets for his clients.  For the years: 2013 through 2023, he was featured in New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a recipient of the "Five Star Wealth Manager Award."

Outside of the office, Darrell enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and is actively involved in his church and community. Darrell also enjoys sightseeing and experiencing new places with his wife and kids when on vacation. Having been a volunteer coach for youth sports for many years, if it weren’t for his current career, Darrell would have liked to establish a competitive youth basketball program.


The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria _ required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professionalês consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professionalês consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one clientês experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria _ considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth managerês future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clientês assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to 4,383 New Jersey wealth managers were considered for the award; 415 (9 percent of candidates) were named 2018 Five Star Wealth Managers.