David  Sylvester

David Sylvester


CAVU Wealth Advisors

(925) 388-0372

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Plan Well. Invest Wisely. Live Richly.


  • Fee-Only Financial Planning
  • Financial Review
  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Management
  • 401(k) and IRAs
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • College Education Planning


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2175 N. California Blvd.
Suite 775
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

2100 Crescent Ave
Ste 100
Charlotte, NC 28207

Fee-Only & Fiduciary

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country's leading association of fee-only and fiduciary financial planners.

David Sylvester is a Fee-Only financial planner with offices in Walnut Creek, CA and Charlotte, NC serving clients across the country. CAVU Wealth Advisors specializes in providing objective financial planning to help clients build, manage, grow, and protect their assets through life's transitions. David Sylvester is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

David Sylvester, CFA, CFP® founded CAVU Wealth Advisors in 2009. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Additionally he was president of Harmony Airways in British Columbia, and has experience in the aircraft leasing industry.

In the early part of his career David was a noted airline analyst specializing in the emerging airlines that started after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Following that experience, he worked with several investment banking firms, including ten years at Montgomery Securities, now Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Following those roles David became a portfolio manager, first utilizing active investment strategies and then converting to passive, index-based, investment strategies. As an investment professional since 1979, David has witnessed increasing efficiency of the markets – especially since the advent of near ubiquity of real-time global information. As a result of these experiences, David has become an ardent supporter of index-based asset class investing.

Mr. Sylvester earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst in 1985 and the Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2009. Fewer than 1% of all industry professionals hold both important designations.

David attended the University of Richmond on a football scholarship and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration.  He is a past board member of the national board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a volunteer, David currently teaches a class on Lifetime Financial Skills at the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, CA.

Mr. Sylvester and his wife Terry have been married since 1978. They have four grown daughters and five grandchildren (and counting!). David and Terry live in Moraga, CA. They are active members of Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church. David enjoys outdoor activities including golf, running, and backpacking.


CAVU Wealth Advisors is an independent wealth advisory firm with offices in Walnut Creek, CA and Charlotte, NC.

We help affluent people make smart financial decisions so they can achieve their long-term goals.

Our formula combines high quality investment advice with a comprehensive approach to managing wealth. We work with experts in a variety of fields to ensure our clients maximize their potential for success while minimizing their tax burden, protecting their family, and giving them the opportunity to support their favorite charitable organizations effectively. 

Our fee-only structure allows us to provide objective, high quality advice and minimizes conflicts of interest.