Kayla Tolunay, CFP®**

Lead Advisor
  • Advisor with Stavis & Cohen Financial who has over ten years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) who was hired by Stavis & Cohen Financial in 2009.

  • Kayla is extremely passionate about financial literacy and has been a frequent presenter who also developed content for financial programs that are extremely innovative.  She helped create what we call “Edutainment” which is the act of learning through a medium that both educates and entertains.

  • Kayla is the Host Committee Chair for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s 2019 Jungle Book Gala which is hosted by the Young Professionals Group.   The 2018 Jungle Book Gala raised $300,000.  The 2019 Gala will raise money to fund “Little Free Libraries” in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.   The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy—the ability to read, write, speak clearly, and think critically.

  • Kayla is a Co-Founder and Executive Committee Member of ACTX – Advocates for Children of Texas with the Non-Profit Organization, Children at Risk.  The mission of ACTX is to connect like-minded individuals with opportunities to advocate for the children of Texas through service and events.  Children at Risk’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy, analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.  The main pillars are human trafficking, education, nutrition and parenting.   

  • Kayla has the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.  She Obtained her Bachelor’s degree in May, 2009 from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where she graduated with Honors and focused on Business Administration and Leadership studies.

  • Kayla’s personal passions include spending time with her husband and 3 babies, personal health and fitness, volunteering in several different organizations and traveling the world.