Thomas B. Conway, Founder
Tom is founder of Connemara Group and is a fee-only financial planner. Based in Rockville, Maryland, he and his team serve clients throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan Region as well as nationally and internationally. Tom is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive planning and investment advice to affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families.
He has been a practicing Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional for more than 20 years and has earned an extensive list of professional credentials. Tom was recently featured in Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, DC’s Best Fee-Only Financial Planners.
Tom previously practiced law in Maryland and the District of Columbia for more than a decade; he remains an active member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars. In 1996, Mr. Conway transitioned to providing comprehensive planning and investment advice to private clients before forming his own fee-only financial planning firm in 2009.
Tom is married to D. Elizabeth Walker, a founding partner of Walker & Murphy & Nelson, a civil litigation defense firm based in Rockville, Maryland. He and Elizabeth have two children, Kathryn and Matthew. Tom and Elizabeth enjoy traveling, hiking and reading.
Mr. Conway is an active member of the following professional organizations:
- Financial Planning Association
- Garrett Planning Network
- National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
- Investment Management Consultants Association®
- National Association of Professional Organizers
- American Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- Maryland State Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
- District of Columbia Estate Planning Council
- Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
Scarlett (Yuanyuan) Che, Associate Advisor
Scarlett (Yuanyuan) Che, CFP® CRPC® is an Associate Advisor with Connemara. She directly supports all planning engagements.
Scarlett is a native of Zhuzhou, Hunan Province, China. She holds a Master’s in Finance degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2014) as well as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) professional designations.
A Financial Planning Association (FPA®) Diversity Scholarship recipient, Scarlett is committed to educating others on the importance of diversity within the emerging financial planning profession. Developing the skills and experience needed to serve as a highly qualified global financial planning professional is Scarlett’s long-term passion. Scarlett is devoted to provided outstanding client service without the need for product sales or other sales goals.
In her spare time, Scarlett enjoys hiking, reading, writing and traveling. She is also a student of the culinary arts and explorer of new restaurants. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Dennis (Zhen) Zhang, Associate Investment Analyst
Dennis (Zhen) Zhang is an Associate Investment Analyst with Connemara. He is responsible for assisting with investment modeling and analysis. In July 2018, he will sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level III Exam. As a CFA® candidate, Dennis has deep understanding on various financial topics including but not limited to investment planning, financial analysis, equity research, and financial products.
Dennis is committed to using his experience in financial modeling and analysis to improve client processes and outcomes through increased knowledge and understanding.
Dennis is a native of Shandong, China. He speaks fluent English and Chinese Mandarin. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) in business administration from The Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University (2015) and a Master’s in Finance from The Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University (2017).