Our Team and Strategic Partners

Our Team and Strategic Partners

Robert Freitas
Partner / Wealth Advisor
Phone: (803) 393-2441
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Robert is the founder and president of Freitas Wealth Management Group which offers investment management and financial planning services through Stratos Wealth Advisors, Ltd. He began the firm in 2014 after seeing the need for more unbiased, independent, financial advice for his clients.

Robert was born in Northern California and raised in the Aiken/Augusta area after moving here as a teenager. In addition to building his financial advisory practice, Robert is also an adjunct professor, teaching at the University of Phoenix, in the areas of finance and economics. He has served on numerous boards and councils throughout the community and has three children and seven grandchildren. In his free time, Robert enjoys playing the drums in his church orchestra, playing golf, running with his dog Jake, and vacationing at the beach with his wife Missy and their family.

Melissa Freitas
Office/Client Relationship Manager
Phone: (803) 393-2441
Email

Melissa has decades of office administration experience in both the public and private sectors. Her dedication to building strong relationships with those she works with, along with her attention to detail and strong work ethic makes her a valuable member of the Freitas Wealth Management Group team.

Melissa, a North Augusta native, is an active member of the community. She is involved with the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta for over 30 years. She enjoys traveling with her husband Robert, spending time with her seven grandchildren, and taking care of her three dogs.

Naresh Sharma
Strategic Partner/Managing Partner
Master Tax & Accounting
Phone: (803) 353-4606
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Naresh is a Chartered Accountant and the managing partner of Master Tax & Accounting with more than 30 years of experience. Naresh has been a strategic partner with Robert Freitas since they began working together in 2010 at a previous firm. In partnering with Freitas Wealth Management Group, Naresh embraces the firms’ holistic financial planning approach and offers advanced tax planning strategies to complement the clients’ wealth management goals.

Naresh is an active part of the community serving in various leadership roles. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Darshna and his two sons, Kush and Nikhil. He also enjoys watching various sporting events and working in his garden.

Darshna Sharma
Strategic Partner/Bookkeeping & Accounting
Master Tax & Accounting
Phone: (803) 353-4606
Email

Darshna is another strategic partner and works with Naresh to perform bookkeeping and payroll services for our business clients. As a business owner herself, she has the ability to work with business owners and assist them in improving their accounting methods and making them more efficient.

Darshna was born in Kenya but has made Aiken her home since 1994. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family and working in her garden.