Our Team

Our Team

Scott Holmes

Managing Partner

Scott Holmes is the managing partner of Coastal Wealth Inc. At Coastal Wealth, Mr. Holmes is involved in all aspects of financial planning, investment management, and portfolio construction.  Mr. Holmes began his career in the financial services industry in 1998 and has spent time at some of the largest financial institutions in the industry. Most recently Mr. Holmes was a senior vice president for Neuberger Berman, a global asset manager based in New York. Mr. Holmes has a passion for helping clients navigate the complex world of financial services and prides himself on his ability to have direct and meaningful conversations with clients about their financial health.  

Mr. Holmes is a former director for El Niguel Country Club and Laguna Niguel Little League. He lives in Laguna Niguel, California, with his wife, Danielle, and two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, playing golf, and enjoying fine wine.

Neil Burns


Neil is the founder of Coastal Wealth, Inc.  and is currently retired from the business after more than 40 years helping individuals and families achieve their financial and retirement goals.

Neil and his wife Martha Hoffmann were also the co-founding partners of Burns & Hoffmann, Attorneys at Law, that reinforced their clients’ financial plans with income tax and estate planning services.  As they retire from all their professional endeavors, they now spend time golfing, traveling, enjoying their children and grandchildren, and generally enjoying the lifestyle of the retirement they planned.  We couldn't be happier for them and wish them well in the remains of their day!

L. Daniela Radu

Financial Advisor

L. Daniela Radu is a financial advisor with Coastal Wealth Inc., an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and Registered Principal. She enjoys providing personal and independent financial advisory services and for the past 20 years has been dedicated to the preservation and growth of clients' assets through a careful program of investment planning and selection. Daniela realizes much personal gratification from working with clients to develop a plan to fulfill their financial goals for themselves and loved ones with their hard-earned and accumulated wealth.

Ellen FitzPatrick

Director of Client Services

Ellen Fitzpatrick is the director of client services at Coatal Wealth Inc. Ellen has more than 26 years of experience overseeing client account services and branch operations in the securities and financial planning industry. Her main focus is to efficiently manage daily operations and to ensure all administrative and client support needs are met. Her attention to detail and caring manner ensures that the highest quality account service and care are provided to current and future clients. Ellen draws on her extensive knowledge base from 12 years of experience in the banking industry along with 9 years as the office manager for Burns & Hoffmann, a law firm that specializes in estate planning and tax return preparation.