Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

Sarah Catherine Gutierrez

I am the founder of Aptus Financial. I hold an MPP from Harvard University and the CFP designation. In 2011 I founded Aptus to give clients access to true fiduciaries by charging hourly fees for financial planning and to lead clients through a planning process to manage their own money.

The opportunity to tell my story of failure allowed me to make peace and embrace situations that truly brought shame to me growing up, like getting a terrible ACT score and struggling with math classes and other standardized exams. The truth is that this lifelong struggle led to starting a company that is making a social impact on the world, a company that ironically involves math all day long!

I have loved seeing how relatable the story is to so many people. It turns out I have not been alone.