Meet Finder’s Editorial Review Board
From commercial bankers to insurance agents to financial planners, get to know our board of financial experts and review process.
Finder upholds a rigorous editorial process that ensures what we write is fair, accurate and trustworthy. To that end, we select credible, experienced experts across the insurance, legal, accounting, business, lending and consumer credit industries to regularly review our content for accuracy and relevancy. Our board members are not compensated, meaning its their own passion for financial literacy that drives their participation.
Each board member is selected based on their:
- Expertise and authority in their field
- Breadth of experience
- Certification and education
- Passion for financial literacy
Who’s on our review board?
Our editorial review board represents a combined total of nearly 100 years of experience in the finance, insurance, healthcare and business industries. Here’s what sets them apart from the crowd.
Kristin Burton, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-HM
Certified physician assistant and founder of Strive Coaching
A certified physician assistant with a specialty in pulmonary critical care, Kristin Burton has been practicing medicine in Indiana for the past five years. She’s also a fierce advocate of financial literacy, having paid off $161K of student loan debt in just 16 months.
It’s her own journey to financial independence that inspired her to start Strive Coaching, a financial coaching firm dedicated to teaching Americans the fundamentals of personal finance.
Learn more about healthcare and personal finance expert Kristin Burton.
Marguerita Cheng, CFP
Certified financial planner and CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth
An award-winning advocate for ethical financial planning, Marguerita M. Cheng has been guiding Americans toward financial wellness for over 20 years. As a certified financial planner (CFP), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC), retirement income certified professional (RICP) and certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), she’s passionate about helping people navigate some of life’s most difficult issues — divorce, death, career changes and caring for aging relatives — so they can feel confident and in control of their finances.
Learn more about financial planning expert Marguerita M. Cheng.
Andrew Flueckiger, CIC
Certified insurance counselor and licensed insurance agent
As a licensed insurance agent and certified insurance counselor (CIC), Andrew Flueckiger specializes in personal, commercial and life insurance to help clients satisfy their insurance and risk management needs.
Learn more about insurance expert Andrew Flueckiger.
Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA
Lawyer, mediator, author and professor
After practicing commercial and business law for over two decades, Douglas E. Noll went on to found a high-level arbitration and mediation practice. His work carries him around the world, helping people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts. He’s the author of four published books and has been featured on countless publications, podcasts and radio shows.
In 2012, Noll was named California Attorney of the Year for cofounding the pro bono Prison of Peace project, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing violence and promoting peaceful conflict resolution among prison inmates. He also teaches a graduate course called Decision-Making Under Uncertainty and Conflict at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law.
Learn more about legal expert Douglas E. Noll.
Randolph Rice, JD
Criminal defense attorney
Randolph Rice started his legal career as an assistant state’s attorney at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office. During his tenure, he tried thousands of cases on everything from misdemeanors to felonies. He went on to found a private practice Rice, Murtha & Psoras in 2009, where he specializes in criminal defense, as well as DUI/DWI cases, traffic tickets, administrative law, personal injury, medical malpractice, wills and estate administration.
Learn more about legal expert Randolph Rice.
Brad Stevens, MBA
Commercial banker, senior credit officer and business consultant
A 30-year veteran of the credit industry, Brad Stevens is a leading analyst, commercial banker, senior credit officer, nationwide trainer and consultant. With an MBA in Finance and Graduate Degree in Banking, Stevens’ specialty is working with struggling banks to reassess their credit culture and develop new policies for renewed profitability.
Learn more about business financing expert Brad Stevens.
How does the review board work?
Every article published on Finder is backed by a team of writers and editors who research, write, edit and fact-check with years of experience in the insurance, finance and digital publishing industries.
For articles that cover advanced topics, complex processes or regulatory information, we rely on the expertise of our editorial board members to reinforce our credibility and authority. We assign such articles to a member with the most relevant expertise to review the content for accuracy, relevancy and clarity.
Our editorial team makes the appropriate adjustments, adding an official badge to the top of the page letting you know it’s a page you can trust — with a link to the board member’s complete bio to learn more about their expertise.
Preventing conflicts of interest
To avoid the possibility of personal or professional bias, our board members recuse themselves from reviewing articles that promote brands or companies they or immediate family members work for, have a business relationship with or otherwise benefit financially from.
We further ask our board members to disclose nonfinancial conflicts of interest that affect an objective or impartial consideration of the facts and other details presented. And we conduct an independent review of each member before accepting them into the board.
Review board application process
Our publishing team is continuously looking for qualified, passionate candidates in the financial, insurance, legal and business industries to join the review board.
Each candidate is asked to complete a thorough application detailing their education, experience and accomplishments, as well as answer questions on industry topics to help us get to know them better.
Next, Finder’s leadership team meets to discuss each candidate’s application to determine whether their expertise and experience make them a good fit for the board.
For those candidates we’re interested in moving forward with, we complete a background check and social media screening through a third-party service to verify all of their information is accurate and their values align with those at Finder.
How to look for board-reviewed articles
Confirm whether an article has been reviewed by our editorial board by looking for the “reviewed by” badge and blue checkmark at the top of the page.
Questions or feedback? We’d love to hear it!
Our No. 1 mission is to empower our readers with accurate, trustworthy information to help you make informed financial decisions — and we’re always striving to do better.
If you have a question about a member of our editorial review board, how the process works or anything else about our editorial commitment here at Finder, drop a note below, and a member of our team will get back to you soon.
Want to join our editorial board?
Do you have a passion for financial literacy and empowerment? Looking for new ways to share your expertise with the world? We want to hear from you! Leave a note with your professional credentials and why you’re interested in joining our review board for consideration.
More guides on Finder
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Kristin Burton, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-HM
Certified physician assistant, money coach and keynote speaker on a mission to help others reach financial independence.
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Randolph Rice, JD
An assistant state’s attorney turned trial lawyer, Rice has tried thousands of cases over his 15-year career.
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Douglas E. Noll, JD, MA
Award-winning lawyer, mediator and author with over 40 years in the legal industry.
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP
An award-winning advocate for ethical financial planning, Cheng has been helping Americans meet their life goals for over 20 years.
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Andrew Flueckiger, CIC
Licensed in five states, Flueckiger holds one of the premier professional designations in the insurance industry.
Finder Editorial Review Board Member: Brad Stevens, MBA
A 30-year veteran of the credit industry, Stevens is a leading analyst, commercial banker, senior credit officer, nationwide trainer and consultant.