Daniella Rand: Introducing the New Team at The Rand Group

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Established in 2005 by experienced Financial Advisor Daniella Rand, The Rand Group has acquired a reputation for delivering high-level, personalized wealth-management services for its clients.

Each member of The Rand Group possesses the highest level of credentials, enabling them to excel far above the industry standard in the following specialty areas for their clients:

  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Portfolio construction
  • Retirement planning
  • Delivery of “Best in Class” research and products
  • Ongoing proactive financial advice; complimentary financial plan revisions; due diligence; and careful monitoring.

The Rand Group is backed by Merrill Lynch, a world-renowned global financial services firm with offices in more than two dozen countries and territories. Through its “relationship pricing” opportunities, Merrill Lynch has enabled The Rand Group to provide its clients with deep discounts on mortgages and loans, while deeply discounting the fees of the outsourced, “best in class” institutional money managers.


Meet the Team:

Daniella Rand, Managing Director, Financial Advisor

Daniella Rand has been a top-ranked financial advisor since 2001 and has won numerous awards and recognitions, including Chairman’s Club, Barron’s Top Women Advisors list, President’s Club, and Managing Director.

She specializes in helping retirees navigate the complexities of retirement and provides retirement planning for those nearing retirement. When she founded The Rand Group nearly 15 years ago, she focused on building a non-commissioned-based team that could deliver top-notch financial planning and client services at a reasonable cost.

In her free time, Daniella travels globally, often to untouched parts of the world. She also swims, trains with her personal trainer, and volunteers through Episcopal Community Services at various homeless shelters throughout San Francisco.


Daniella Rand: 415-676-2711 direct

[email protected]


James Sutton, Analyst – Investments

James Sutton, in the financial services industry since 2009, joined Daniella Rand and The Rand Group in 2015. He is highly experienced in portfolio allocation; wealth management (including retirement and education planning); and insurance.

James graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2005 with a degree in Economics. In early 2018, James obtained the Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM designation from the College for Financial Planning.

In his spare time, James enjoys camping, snowboarding, and hiking as well as quality time with friends and family.

*Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM and AWMA® are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.


James Sutton: 415-676-2557 direct

[email protected]


Ryan Schilling, Analyst – Investments

In 2016, Ryan Schilling joined The Rand Group after spending four years at an independent financial services firm in Minnesota.

An advocate of professional growth to better serve clients, Ryan obtained his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) license in 2018 and is currently pursuing the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®).

As an analyst for The Rand group, Ryan serves as the team’s direct resource for comprehensive portfolio reviews; financial plan execution and tracking; communication on capital markets; investment research and recommendations; model portfolio creation; lending strategies; tax optimization; estate planning considerations; and operational execution.

A native of Minneapolis, Ryan now lives in San Francisco and enjoys skiing, biking, playing ice hockey, and spending quality time with friends and family.