Steve Pitchford – CPA, CFP, CFP, CFP
Steve Pitchford works closely with Towerpoint Wealth clients to develop and implement detailed tax planning strategies, investment portfolios and wealth management plans that protect capital while minimizing taxes through careful incorporation of investment strategies into estate planning considerations.
Pitchford was an established rugby league player who competed at club level for Leeds and Bramley as a right-prop during the era of contested scrums. He won the Lance Todd Trophy as Man of the Match during their victory at the 1977 Challenge Cup Final, earning the accolade Lance Todd Trophy of Man of the Match award.
Early Life and Education
Stephen Pitchford was born under the sign of Aquarius on 6th February 1952 in Leeds district, England and attended Foxwood School at Seacroft, Leeds for his primary and secondary education.
He made his mark in professional rugby league football during the 1970s and 1980s as both an amateur representative of Great Britain, as well as club level for Leeds during an era characterized by contested scrums. He played as a prop (ie number 8 or 10).
Pitchford earned the Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics with “Footloose,” an adaptation of the beloved film by Kevin Bacon. His success on Broadway brought over 700 performances over six months – winning Pitchford several other accolades in film and musicals alike! Since then he has written for numerous films and musicals.
Stephen “Steve” Pitchford was born under the sign of Aquarius on 6 February 1952 – as news of King George VI’s death spread around the globe and Princess Elizabeth arrived home from Kenya for her Accession ceremony. Growing up in Leeds district he played representative rugby for Great Britain before turning professional with Leeds RFC as an eight or 10-man prop during an era with competitive scrums.
He earned the Lance Todd Trophy for one of the greatest prop-forward performances ever seen at a Challenge Cup Final, when Leeds defeated Widnes 14-7 at Wembley Stadium in 1977.
Gearbox Software recently underwent a significant change with Randy Pitchford, founder of Borderlands series RPG shooters, taking his place as CEO for film and TV adaptations of its games, rather than serving as president of games division. Steve Jones will fill that vacancy he created working as technical director on two Borderlands games prior to Pitchford stepping away.
Achievement and Honors
Dean Pitchford is best known as a songwriter whose songs have amassed worldwide fame and sold over 70 million records worldwide. Additionally, he writes plays, runs a public house and has appeared in multiple stage productions and movies.
Leeds famously won the 1977 Rugby League World Cup by defeating France, New Zealand and Australia (2 matches). Additionally he featured as right-prop in four Challenge Cup Finals at Wembley against Saints (1978), Bradford Northern (1979) and Halifax and Hull Kingston Rovers (1979 and 1980).
At a community level, he has led or participated in various associations, workshops, conferences and forums devoted to housing policy development, networking and sharing best practices. He currently sits on the boards of Urban Land Institute’s Terwilliger Center for Housing as well as National Housing Conference and Old Dominion University.
Steve Pitchford worked as a highly skilled miller in several engineering companies such as Crabtree Vickers on Water Lane in Leeds and Royal Ordnance Factory at Barnbow. Later, he played rugby club-level for Leeds Rhinos as a prop (No 8 or 10).
As soon as Mervyn Hicks was injured in 1974, Steve took advantage of his opportunity to play for the 1st team and made an immediate impression: forcing his way through tight tackles; upstaging Dave Chisnall in loose play; and scoring an amazing try in only his second game! Not forgetting an amazing crash tackle against John Bevan!
In his decade as leader of CPDC, the Group developed or renovated 23,000 affordable housing units and increased equity commitments by 300%. He also served on the boards of directors of The National Housing Conference and Urban Land Institute; Old Dominion University Board of Visitors as well as The Urban Land Institute Board.
Pitchford received his CPA (Certified Public Accountant) license in 2012 and CFP designation (Certified Financial Planner) certification two years later in 2016. Additionally, Pitchford is licensed California investment advisor who currently serves as director of tax and portfolio planning at Towerpoint Wealth in Sacramento, CA.
Dean has achieved international renown through his books, stage shows and movies; his songs have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide and received various honors such as being honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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