Bob Deitrick is the co-owner of Polaris Financial Partners and a native of Northern Virginia. He has lived in Ohio since 1981. He attended Virginia Tech before graduating from The Ohio State University in 1984, with a degree in finance. He has been a financial planning professional for 28 years. He started his career with Cigna Individual Financial Services and then later moved to Lincoln Financial Group. Bob created his own independent wealth management firm in 2003. He has appearance numerous times on local television in Columbus, discussing various financial topics including the stock market, financial planning and lobbying on behalf of the Ohio Jump$tart Coalition. He has taught Financial Planning at The Ohio State University, and was a co-founder of the Foundation for Excellence in Financial Planning Education at Ohio State. He has started and worked on several pilots that teach Financial Planning at multiple high schools in the Columbus area. Bob is co-author of Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box, co-written with Lew Goldfarb. Bob is a Chartered Financial Consultant and he also holds his Series 6, 7, 21, 39 and 63 licenses with FINRA. He is a father of three children— Mitchell, Mallory and Meredith.
Lew Goldfarb is a CPA, business lawyer, law professor, and entrepreneur. Currently, he is professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he serves as Director of the College’s Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Lew owned a small business prior to his transition to academia.
Lew spent most of his professional career as a business lawyer, serving as an associate at the Baker & Hostetler law firm and then Associate Chief Counsel and Intellectual Property Group Manager at Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Lew attended The Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He worked as a CPA at Arthur Andersen LLP prior to attending The Ohio State University College of Law, graduating with honors. Lew graduated as valedictorian from Perkins High School in his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio.
Lew is actively involved in community service activities, is an avid sports fan, and currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio with his wife, Sharon, and his twin sons, Benjamin and Joshua.