J.D. Pellecchia is a Tampa, Florida based Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and Certified Investment Management Analyst® professional.
Prior to establishing PFS Financial in 2006, he served his country with honor for nine years in the United States Marine Corps as a naval aviator in the EA-6B aircraft. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Florida State University and an International MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
His background includes twenty years of successful financial analysis and investment planning with Merrill Lynch, Private Bank at Bank of America, and PFS Financial. During which time he has met the rigorous education, examination, experience and ethics requirements necessary to earn the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation. J.D. has also earned the Certified Kingdom Advisor™ designation, which recognizes him as a committed Christian financial professional who has met high standards in training, integrity, character, and competence as an advisor, leader and counselor.
J.D. is an avid advocate for many organizations in our local community. Including, currently serving on the board for two organizations. For First Priority Tampa Bay, J.D. serves as the Chairman of the Board. For the Salvation Army Tampa, J.D. serves on the Executive Committee and as the chair of the Finance Committee. He established the All Pro Dad Chapter at Mitchell Elementary and formerly served as Team Captain and serves as Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America at his son’s Troop 22. J.D. also serves on the Advisory Board for the National Christian Foundation. Also, he is an outdoor enthusiast – a “Top 20” finisher in the Hawaii Half-Ironman Triathlon many years ago and was a Little League baseball and softball coach. J.D. enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is married with two teenage children.