The Salomon & Ludwin Team

Salomon & Ludwin has two names on the door and only a slightly larger number of people working beyond that door. The emphasis here is not on quantity, but on the knowledge, wisdom and experience of those people. We speak with one voice.

Our Advisors have certifications that we believe are marks of excellence in the planning and investments world, they include Certified Financial Planner ®, Chartered Financial Analyst ®, RETIREMENT INCOME CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and MBA.

While you may only be directly involved with a small number of people most of the time, we all work together as a team to accomplish a shared mission for our clients. This means that, ultimately, everyone on these pages is part of your Salomon & Ludwin team!

The Salomon & Ludwin Team

Dalal Salomon Financial Advisor RIA

Dalal Maria Salomon

CEO, Founding Partner

Focusing, always, on “what is best for the client” and believing that in order to excel you must have the ability and willingness to see through the eyes and hearts of others. Some call it empathy but it goes beyond that. It is understanding that our relationships with our clients is about so much more than money. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Respect. Trust. Being genuine. Always striving to improve.

Dalal began her career in 1984 with Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms. She founded Salomon & Ludwin, LLC in 2009 with her Partner, Dan Ludwin.

– Carl W. Buechner

Daniel B. Ludwin

President, Founding Partner

With his uncanny skill in the use of analogies, he is able to turn the complex into “easy to understand.”

Sensitive and thoughtful.

Fiercely analytical and logical.

Dan leads the team with his vision for creating portfolio strategies.  With a creative mind and a natural ability to think “out of the box,” he is constantly questioning the status quo with an eye, always, towards improvement.

Dan began his career in financial services in 1995 and founded Salomon & Ludwin, LLC in 2009 with his partner, Dalal Salomon.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jeremiah Winters, MBA

Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, Retirement Income Certified Professional® / Executive Senior Vice President/Partner

Diligent and trustworthy. Thoughtful and deliberate.  Jeremiah sees the big picture but never forgets that attention to detail is critical.  His family and people with passion and integrity inspire him. Jeremiah holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies and has completed Graduate Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.  In 2015, Jeremiah earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional ® designation.

Jeremiah began his career in the financial services industry in 2003 and joined the Salomon & Ludwin Team in 2008.

– quote most often attributed to Mark Twain

David Staples

Certified Financial Planner™ / Financial Advisor

With a love of all things “financial,” David offers both his enthusiasm and knowledge as he develops and implements plans and strategies. Personable. Caring. A genuine desire to know people well. With a competitive nature, David works hard to help clients accomplish their goals. He earned his Certified Financial Planner certificate in 2013.

David began his career in the financial services industry in 2009 and joined the Salomon & Ludwin team in 2010.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The CFP® certification identifies those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and who have passed the 10 hour CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits and estate planning. Certificants also agree to meet ongoing continued education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.The CFP Board is a nonprofit certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP ®, Certified Financial Planner™ and federally registered CFO (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 61,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit

Kate Atwood

Financial Advisor

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

Kate began her career in the financial services industry with Wells Fargo in 2009. She is a consummate professional with a passion for life, people and building relationships.

Kate and her husband, Daniel, have grown up in Richmond area and currently live in Henrico with their rescue dog Hampton. Her favorite things include cooking, fishing, playing tennis and traveling whenever there is an opportunity.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Our Support Team

Jen Thompson

VP / Director of Operations

Organized. Responsible. Jen understands that markets are unpredictable but client services should not be. With a keen eye towards delivering “best in class” service standards, Jen devotes herself to providing an exemplary client experience. She currently holds the Series 7 registration (General Securities Registration) and Series 66 registration (Uniform Combined State Law registration) and leads the Salomon & Ludwin client servicing team.

Jen began her career in the financial services industry in 2002 and joined the Salomon & Ludwin Team in 2011.

– Arthur Rubinstein

Abbey Sorensen

Registered Operations Associate

Dedicated. Focused. Driven. Abbey exemplifies all aspects of a true professional. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, she a holds her Series 7 and 66 Securities registrations as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses. Abbey works with the client account services team, led by Jen Thompson.

In the financial services industry since 2006, Abbey joined the Salomon & Ludwin Team in 2012.

– Peter Drucker

Ashleigh Hensle

Registered Operations Associate

Committed. Hard-Working. Thoughtful. Ashley has only been in the financial industry since 2013 yet she has made great progress and immersed herself into the industry. She is dedicated to providing clients with the highest level of service and care. She works with the client account services team, led by Jen Thompson.

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and the Series 7 (General Securities) registration. In the financial services industry since 2013, Ashley joined the Salomon & Ludwin Team in 2015.

– Jackie Robinson

John M. Harper

Director of Investment Strategy
Chartered Financial Analyst®