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President & Co-Founder

Financial professional James Slaughter started his career in the financial services industry in 2008 and holds his Series 7, 63, 65, and 24 licenses and his California Life insurance license. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from UC Davis, and he is a Registered Principal and Representative of NEXT Financial Group, Inc. (NEXT), a Houston-based broker-dealer.

James co-founded Sierra Ridge Wealth Management, a full-service financial firm based in Sacramento that aims to always work in the best interests of the advisors and their clients. In founding Sierra Ridge, he said that, while his memories of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Lake Tahoe are important to him, the metaphorical significance of climbing and descending a mountain is what truly inspired the firm’s name. At Sierra Ridge, James says, their philosophy is to consider the entire financial journeys of their clients, and to give their advisors the ability to complete it.

Slaughter lives in Dixon, CA, with his wife Chelsea. They enjoy entertaining guests with dinner parties and events at their home.


(916) 891-2557   |   1435 River Park Dr. Ste 504, Sacramento, CA 95815   |