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Bring Clarity to Your Financial Future

With a team that will make a positive and lasting impact on your everyday life.

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Life is a Journey. 

Let us be your guide.

At Pathways Financial Partners, we help you manage your money and plan for a lifetime of income. With Us It's Mind Over Money.

Our bi-monthly podcast shares insights, wit and wisdom to help investors make smart decisions.

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Wealth Management

We believe common sense investing means avoiding complex schemes and building evidence-based portfolios focused on long-term results.

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401(k) Consulting

Our mission: ensure your retirement plan is effective and reasonably priced. We strive to educate your employees so they’re prepared for retirement. 

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Get in control of your finances with our automated platform designed to help you secure a brighter future. 

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Who We Are

Guiding You to Your Goals

Through our years of collective industry experience.

Twenty years ago, our president, Brian Murphy, left the conflicted  Wall Street culture —  to better serve his clientele. Pathways Financial Partners began in1998 with the goal of serving clients’ best interests. Twenty years later, we are still giving, serving and growing.

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Brian Murphy, AIF®

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Brian Murphy, AIF®


Brian founded Pathways Financial Partners to escape the conflicts of interest inherent in the Wall Street mentality. He thrives on helping people solve complex problems while gaining insight into how capital markets function. He attended Catholic school in New Jersey for 12 years, and then attended the University of Arizona. After earning a degree in English literature with a minor in Economics, he joined Merrill Lynch and has been helping clients invest and prepare for retirement ever since. 

Brian expanded his skills beyond investment management and began focusing on retirement plans shortly after the Crash of 1987. By 1998, he had built a thriving qualified plan consulting practice where he advised several Fortune 500 companies, including Allied Waste Industries and Central Newspapers. After participating in the search and selection process for record keepers, mutual funds and investment managers for more than a decade, Brian founded Pathways Financial Partners so he could be a truly independent advisor — free from the conflicts prevalent in large brokerage firms. For more than two decades, he and his team have been making a positive, significant and lasting impact on their clients’ lives.

Brian is a father of three and has been married to his wife, Cherie, for over three decades. He is an avid fly fisherman and golfer, and loves cooking gourmet meals for his family and friends. 

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Blake Davelaar, CFP®

Financial Advisor
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Blake Davelaar, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Blake works with clients of Pathways Financial Partners to design, implement and refine  their financial plans. His passion is helping clients achieve financial freedom. He grew up just north of Seattle and decided to head south for college to enjoy the Arizona sun. While attending the University of Arizona, he worked as an intern at Pathways, assisting the firm with financial planning and investment analysis. He grew to love the philosophy and expertise of the firm and  thrives on helping people accomplish their dreams. 

Blake is an Investment Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time in nature with good friends. You can usually find him mountain biking at Mt. Lemmon or on the golf course with friends and clients. He serves on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson Associates Board.

What We Do


Wealth Management

When it comes to retirement planning, we’ll make sure you know how your money is being invested so you remain in control of your future. Whether your goal is to retire early, travel the world or simply live a comfortable life, free of financial worry, our team is here to ensure your next chapter is the best one yet.

Our investment philosophy is driven by decades of academic research. We don’t pick hot stocks, we don’t try to outguess the market and we don’t believe in “get rich quick” schemes. Instead, we embrace fundamental truths that can withstand the test of time. We then apply these truths to every portfolio we manage to control investment risk and capture predictable returns.

Our Process

Centers around your unique needs, goals and financial situation.

Step 1

Our process begins with a thorough discovery session to help us understand your priorities, identify your goals and gain insight into your how you got to where you are today.

Step 2

Next, we’ll build a portfolio to create a pathway to financial peace of mind. Throughout this phase, we’ll diversify your investments, control risks, capture returns and manage tax implications.

Step 3

Along the way, we’ll monitor your results and anticipate changes, working together to bring financial clarity to your everyday life.

Are You Prepared for Your Retirement?

Take our FREE retirement checkup quiz to see where you stand.

Additional Services & Solutions

  • Cash Flow Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • College Planning
  • Student Loan Analysis
  • Employee Education
  • Sustainable Investing


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Our Services

401(k) Consulting

When it comes to your company’s 401(k), we work for you — and your employees. Our deep knowledge of the marketplace helps us cultivate a streamlined retirement plan experience that’s built around your needs and objectives as a business owner. 

We strive to reduce your fees, improve investment performance and engage your employees to get the most  out of their retirement plan. Additionally, we’ll help monitor your plan’s investment options and fees to ensure your 401(k) plan remains reasonably priced and effectively managed. 

Which Description Fits Your Situation the Best?

I need a new
401(k) plan.

We’ll review your objectives and deliver a clear, action-oriented strategy to help you become a wise steward of your plan.

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I want my employees to be more engaged.

With our customized 401(k) education plan, we’ll equip your employees with what they need to secure their retirement dreams.

Build a Wise Workforce

I’m concerned about my 401(k) plan costs.

After a thorough analysis, we’ll provide you with detailed insight into the costs associated with your 401(k) plan so you remain in line with your budget and ERISA best practices..

Gain Financial Clarity

Additional Services & Solutions

  • Cash Flow Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • College Planning
  • Student Loan Analysis
  • Employee Education
  • Sustainable Investing

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Our Services

My Pathway

Simplify Your Financial Life with MyPathway: an automated platform that offers easy access to financial planning and investment management solutions.

How It Works

1. Determine

Your goals through a brief questionnaire that helps bring clarity to your financial objectives.

2. Evaluate

Your options and compare costs to find out if MyPathway is the right solution for you.

3. Create

Your personalized investment portfolio while we manage the complexities of your account.

4. Track Progress

Life happens, and we are here to revisit your financial plan as important changes occur. We rebalance your portfolio and monitor risks to help you stay on track.


Clear Insights into Financial Planning and Investing

With our podcast, Mind Over Money.

Mind Over Money is co-hosted by veteran financial advisor, Brian Murphy, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Blake Davelaar.

Brian and Blake share experiences and insights on timely topics ranging from financial planning and capital markets to investing for retirement. Join them as they share insights, wit and wisdom to help investors just like you make smart  financial decisions.

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To your best retirement and more.

At Pathways Financial Partners, we believe your journey to financial clarity is as unique as your needs, goals and desires. 

That’s why, when you work with us, we’ll handcraft a  solution to your individual values and priorities so you find the security and certainty you need for your future.

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