Featured Member

Featured Member - Martha J. Awad


Professional Title: Founding Partner

Organization: Cardan Capital Partners


Occupation: Wealth Management Advisor

What I really do is: Comprehensive financial planning including estate and tax planning, investment management and ongoing financial advice. We act as our clients’ “personal CFO.”


BBA: University of Texas at Austin

JD: Southern Methodist University

LLM in Taxation: New York University

Memberships/Offices Held
(Civic, Political, Professional)

Board Membership

  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Hispanic Chamber Education Foundation
  • Project PAVE
  • 9Health Fair
  • Denver Health Foundation
  • The Level One Society
  • University Prep
  • WorldDenver
  • Metro State University of Denver
  • Colorado State 529 Advisory Board (appointed by Governors Hickenlooper and Polis)

Professional Designations/Memberships

  • CFA
  • CFP®


My first job was: Selling shoes on commission at the Shoe Box

For fun/pleasure I: Read, travel, yoga, hiking, volunteer, spend time with family and friends

I’d like to know more about: Our healthcare system

I wish I could do more about: The education gap

I consider my greatest achievement to be: Co-founding my firm, Cardan Capital Partners


4 nieces and 1 nephew that are like my kids

Something Interesting About Me That a Resume Would Not Reveal

I have hiked all of Colorado’s 14ers.