Deborah Stavis, CFP®


Deborah Stavis is a Certified Financial Planner® and pioneer in the wealth management advisory business with more than 35 years of experience. In 2009, Deborah founded Stavis & Cohen Private Wealth, a Houston-based financial planning boutique with Eddie Cohen, a longstanding colleague, and the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. They currently serve over 200 families nationwide. Stavis & Cohen has been featured in the Houston Business Journal, as well as a featured business in the Growth Strategies section of the newspaper.

Professional Organization

She has been featured in numerous publications including Forbes, Bloomberg, Houston Chronicle, Oil & Gas Investor and Investment News. Deborah previously taught investment, retirement and estate planning at the Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.She is also a member of Stavis & Cohen Private Wealth Investment Committee.

Community Involvement

Deborah is actively involved in the Houston Community being a Founding Member of the Barbara Bush Foundation Ladies for Literacy Guild and Member of the Women’s Energy Network. She has previously served as an Advisory Board Member for the Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies and as Committee Member for the Barbara Bush Foundation Celebration of Reading. 

Deborah resides in Houston with her husband and two children.

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