Employee Spotlight: Cole Spence

Support Advisor | Seattle


Allow us to introduce you to our newest team member, Cole Spence! Cole joins our Seattle office all the way from Virginia, excitedly venturing into the Pacific Northwest. In 2018, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning, and he has worked in the financial advising industry for over a year. We are thrilled to have him on the team. Read on to learn a little bit more!

What is a skill you’d like to learn?

I would love to learn how to dance really well. Whether you are at a wedding or a get together, you never know when this kind of entertainment could come in handy.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?


Two weeks before I started at SoundView, I packed up everything I owned and traveled across the US for two weeks. It was +6,500 miles, about 20 states, and +100 hours of driving; it was quite an adventure. Needless to say, I’m fine not driving for quite some time.

Favorite Movie/Quote?

Braveheart “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”

What is the most important thing in your life?

The friends that I have in my life are invaluable to me. I am convinced that it does not matter where you are in life, as long as you have good friends, you’re in the right place.

What is your dream vacation?

It would have to be traveling back to Tokyo, Japan. I went earlier this year and absolutely loved it. I would love to travel there again with friends.

Name one item on your bucket list!

Honestly, making it to Hawaii one day is definitely something that I’d like to experience.


If I were an animal I would be…

My friends and I have a joke that my spirit animal is a Macaw, but I think being a beautiful animal that can fly would be pretty sweet.

Choose your last meal?

So far, the best meal I’ve ever had was authentic Ramen outside of Tokyo, Japan. I would need to have this again.

What is your favorite part about working at SVA?

So far, I think what has been most impactful is how much everyone really cares. I know that I’m in a special place because each person at SoundView really does care about me as a person, beyond work.