About the Instructor

Britt Gilbert

Britt Gilbert is President and CEO of Commonwealth Financial Group, an independent financial services firm providing customized and innovative solutions that help to enhance financial security and create wealth. Mr. Gilbert, who founded Commonwealth in 2001, is responsible for ensuring the continued growth and development of the business and specializes in consulting with clients and associates of CFG on business continuation strategies, estate planning and executive compensation strategies.

Mr. Gilbert has been advising clients since 1996. Before founding Commonwealth Financial Group Mr. Gilbert held senior positions with a major brokerage firm as well as with a large insurance firm. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from The College of Charleston. He is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc, holding registrations in multiple states. His industry background and involvement includes FINRA series 7, series 6, series 63, series 65, and series 24 examinations as well as membership in the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The families and businesses he helps face a variety of complicated tax, estate planning, and financial issues, and desire a long-term relationship with an advisor who will be responsive and committed. He provides them with a reliable resource for their financial questions and confidence for their life’s goals.

Mr. Gilbert is chairman of the Commonwealth Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization that was founded specifically to give back to the local community. The foundation supports an annual golf tournament benefiting OneWorld Health, a medical missions organization committed to sustainable global health care.

Mr. Gilbert is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. Britt is married to Heather Gilbert and they live in Daniel Island, South Carolina with their two daughters, Evan and Elle. During his free time Britt enjoys golfing, running, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Nicholas C. Pavia

Nick Pavia is a Financial Advisor for Commonwealth Financial Group based in Charleston, SC, where he specializes in helping physicians, dentists, business owners, attorneys, families and individuals reach their specific financial goals.

Nick received a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from The College of Charleston. He is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisory Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. His educational and industry background includes FINRA series 7, series 6, series 63, and series 65 registrations, as well as life, accident and health insurance licenses.

Nick has dedicated a portion of his time to the community by participating in outreach programs and organizations such as One World Health and Commonwealth Cares.
In addition, he is a regular speaker at many medical residency and fellowship programs including MUSC, USC School of Medicine, Palmetto Health, and Spartanburg Regional helping to educate resident physicians and dentists on the financial challenges they may face as they transition into practice. Nick travels the coast to lead information sessions for local residents on the topics of retirement strategies and wealth management. Nick also serves as an instructor in adult education for the College of Charleston and Horry Georgetown Technical College teaching retirement planning courses.

Commonwealth Financial Group is an independent financial services firm with a vision to reshape the look of the traditional financial services firm and a mission to positively impact the lives of the individuals, families and businesses with which it works.

Nick lives in the Charleston area where he enjoys CrossFit, golf, and anything sports-related.