Zenith Wealth Partners

About Us

Our Story

Frustrated by the lack of accessible, high-quality financial education and advice, Zenith Wealth Partners was founded as an independent, fee-only, fiduciary investment management and financial planning firm. We create custom financial solutions for clients of all backgrounds. Zenith works with its clients to make smart financial decisions while fostering an optimal client experience.

Paired with our focus on clients is our desire to create an inclusive platform from which high-performing advisors can scale their own reach and impact. By strengthening the industry’s talent pipeline and creating a home for advisors who have been historically discriminated against, we believe we can have a positive ripple effect for decades to come.

We are a 100% minority-owned business on a mission to eliminate systemic wealth inequality by delivering accessible, objective advice that creates financial success for our clients.

Our Team

Meet Our Professionals

We pride ourselves on having the best, diverse team of Financial Planners and Wealth Management professionals. Learn more about each team member by clicking on their picture below.

Jason Ray

Founder, Investment Director

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper, CFP ®

Managing Partner, Financial Planning Director

Partheev Shah

Managing Partner, Strategy and Operations Director

Alli Masoero, CFP ®

Lead Financial Planner

Lucas Vining

Investment Analyst

Raeonna Jefferson

Client Success Associate

Adrienne Davis

Financial Planner

Fahmin Fardous

Associate Planner

Working for Zenith

Our Future

Our company is growing and we are invested in bringing on new talent that can help us reach our company goals and provide expert service to our client base. If you are interested in working at Zenith Wealth Partners, check out our careers page to see our job openings.

Jason Ray

Founder & Investment Director

Jason founded Zenith Solutions to deliver accessible, high quality financial education and advice to individuals and institutions. His work is inspired by racial and age wealth inequality that exists in society.

Prior to founding Zenith, Jason helped renovate a longstanding independent wealth advisory firm, Carnegie Wealth Management, by building new technology, private placement structures, and research capabilities. He delivered investment advice and financial plans to families with a net worth upwards of $10M. Earlier in his career, Jason also gained extensive experience evaluating and creating solutions for financial advisors at Lincoln Financial and FS Investments.

Jason grew up in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Politics from Princeton University. At Princeton, Jason was an all-conference football player and league champion. Outside of Zenith, Jason serves on the boards of the Vetri Foundationand Cannon Dial Elm Foundation. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Rukiya, daughter Juniper and dog Coco.

When you meet with Jason, make sure to ask him about his favorite places downtown to run, bike, and read in the park.

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper, CFP ®

Managing Partner, Financial Planning Director

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper joined Zenith in 2020 and is the head of Wealth Management and Financial Planning. Prior to joining Zenith, Chelsea spent several years as a financial planner serving families with investment portfolios upwards of $2 million dollars. While working in an industry traditionally gate kept for wealthy retirees, Chelsea realized that she could help more diverse clientele make life-changing financial decisions before they reached retirement. 

At Zenith, Chelsea guides clients through their financial life by discussing the “why” behind each of their financial goals. She recognizes financial planning is a marathon, not a sprint, and through on-going relationships with her clients, she strategically develops financial plans that fit their present and future lifestyles.

Chelsea graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She obtained her CFP from New York University (NYU). In addition, Chelsea was recognized as the Association of African American Financial Advisors (Quad A) 50 Under 50 financial professional. She sits on the Young Whitman Advisory Council for the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.

When you meet with Chelsea, make sure to ask her about her frequent trips to Trinidad and her love for traveling

Partheev Shah

Managing Partner, Strategy and Operations Director

Partheev Shah joined Zenith in 2022 and oversees the Finance, Administration and Operations functions. Zenith represents a beautiful intersection of Partheev’s interest in supporting economic mobility for those who have been systematically oppressed and building a thriving enterprise centered on a strong mission.

Prior to joining Zenith, Partheev spent 15+ years scaling data-driven solutions as an investor and operator.  He specializes in supporting early-stage ventures with strategic planning, redesigning business models, new product launches, and talent management. Partheev started his career as a management consultant, advising higher education and healthcare institutions on a broad range of operational improvement and strategic planning opportunities.

Partheev earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Haverford Education Foundation where he also lives with his wife, Allison, and two young sons. 

When you meet with Partheev, make sure to ask him about his latest round of golf and coaching his son’s soccer team.

Alli Masoero

Lead Financial Planner

Alli Masoero joined Zenith in 2022 as a Lead Financial Planner. Prior to joining Zenith, Alli spent several years as a financial planner serving high net worth clients typically at or near retirement age.  Through that experience she mastered her craft and saw tremendous opportunity to disrupt and improve industry-wide practices that have been stuck in the past.

At Zenith, her job is to provide a safe space for clients to feel secure about their financial wellbeing. She coaches them through their worries as well as providing a plan for their financial independence. She implements psychology into her practice as she knows every client is different. She believes it is her job to identify and cater her style to their needs.

Alli is focused on bringing her skills learned while working with high net worth clients to the underserved clientele.

Alli earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech, which has a nationally renowned financial planning program.  She passed her CFP® exam shortly thereafter and has been advising clients ever since.  She serves on the board of the local Philadelphia Financial Planning Association to inspire young diverse students to join the industry.

She currently resides in Philadelphia with her fiance, Brad. When you meet with Alli, make sure to ask her about the Adirondacks, where she discovered her love for camping and hiking (and somehow survives without electricity or cell service!).

Lucas Vining

Investment Analyst

Lucas Vining, Zenith’s investment analyst, aids in securities research, due diligence and internal operations. He joined the Zenith team because he found a genuine passion for Zenith’s mission to make capital and other financial resources more accessible to underrepresented people.

While receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from George Washington University, Lucas founded and led a venture-backed biotechnology startup, Ichosia Biotechnology. In this role, Lucas met with dozens of VCs and became deeply familiar with the investing process and mindset. He also learned how to evaluate VC fit with his own company, considering factors including investment thesis alignment and cultural fit.

Lucas continued building his passion for entrepreneurship, expanding his belief in impact capital, by founding a nonprofit organization in Cambodia (where he was born), that sought to alleviate poverty for Cambodian farmers through the implementation of agricultural technologies. He then turned to the investment side, working at a southeast asian venture capital firm, Golden Gate Ventures, generated leads for prospective LPs and supported due diligence efforts in numerous tech, fintech, and SaaS startups.

Lucas is newly moved into the greater-Boston area, living with his girlfriend, Calista, and their new puppy, Keiko. In addition to keeping up with the latest tech and market news, Lucas is an avid runner and chess-player.

Raeonna Jefferson

Client Success Associate

Raeonna Jefferson joined Zenith in 2022 as a Client Success Associate. The mission of Zenith and the people that they represent is what attracted Raeonna to the company. Raeonna earned a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Lehman College and is currently pursuing her CFP in order to invest her time back into communities she cares deeply about.

At Zenith, her role consists of managing client accounts and being a source of support for the financial planning and investment teams. She will be one of the first points of contact for all clients looking to connect with Zenith. Raeonna’s passion for client service has helped her to develop relationships with people from various backgrounds and is the perfect person to answer any questions.

When you meet with Raeonna, feel free to ask her about her love for cooking shows and the latest episode of Hell’s Kitchen.

Adrienne Davis

Financial Planner

Adrienne Davis joined Zenith in 2022 as a Financial Planner. Prior to joining Zenith, Adrienne spent several years as a financial advisor at a national broker-dealer serving individuals, families, and business owners. Before specializing in financial planning, Adrienne worked in public accounting, providing tax planning and compliance services to high net worth individuals and billion dollar companies. Adrienne realizes there is a need for her peers to see someone who is authentic and relatable, partnering in their financial journey. She is purposed with helping close the economic gaps among her community. 

At Zenith, Adrienne prioritizes helping her clients achieve financial wellness. She helps her clients identify personal finance goals, create budgets, invest intentionally, and plan for financial independence so they can live financially free.

Adrienne graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration. She sits on the National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, leading the CPA profession in a national effort to advance the financial literacy of Americans.

When you meet with Adrienne, make sure to ask her about her love for fitness and her vinyl collection.

Fahmin Fardous

Associate Planner

Fahmin Fardous joined Zenith in 2022 as an Associate Planner. Prior to joining Zenith, Fahmin served as a Trust Advisor in the private client division of one of the nation’s largest banks, specializing in helping clients to implement financial plans, estate plans and charitable gifting strategies. Through that experience she recognized that the traditional wealth management model not only contributes to the wealth disparity, but further widens the wealth gap.

To best serve her clients Fahmin first seeks to understand one’s relationship with money. That relationship, especially for first-generation immigrants and minorities like herself, plays a pivotal role in designing and implementing a client’s goals and achieving their desired lifestyle. She firmly believes having an intentional financial plan is the best way to build generational wealth and sustain a legacy.

Fahmin graduated from Montclair State University with a BA in Political Science and minors in Public Administration and Business. To explore her love of understanding human behavior, she obtained her Master’s in Psychological Studies from Seton Hall University. Upon discovering financial planning as the perfect vehicle to understand people and make a positive impact in their lives, she was inspired to pursue and acquire her CFP.

She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband, Abdur and their two daughters, Inaaya and Eliana. When you meet Fahmin, make sure to ask about her most recent travel destination and the name of the newest book she’s reading!