Meet our Financial Advisors | Five Point Wealth Advisors in Scottsdale, AZ

Meet Our Team

Our firm was founded as McCarthy and Associates Inc. in 1972 by J. Patrick "Pat" McCarthy out of his own home. Pat established the practice on the premise of educating clients on how to financially prepare for retirement. As the practice grew, he was joined by his son-in-law, Keith Blakeman. In 1999, Keith purchased the practice from Pat and formed Blakeman and Associates Inc. with his bride, Mary.  

Today, we are known as Five Point Wealth Advisors. As times have changed since our firm was founded, so have our clients' needs. We take a team-based approach to financial planning that allows us to deliver the personal and professional levels of care our clients expect.

Steven Deacon, CFP®, CIMA®

Private Wealth Advisor

Steve Deacon was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a freshman in high school, he learned the value of a dollar when his parents charged him for room and board once he got his first job at a deli. He was unaware that this early life lesson would end up shaping his career into what it is today.

Steve attended college at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, he started his career in finance as a regional vice president at ING Annuities, and then he went on to work for BlackRock. Throughout his corporate career, he worked with thousands of advisors across the country, learning the value of financial planning and the importance of understanding risk. To enhance his knowledge, Steve attained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designations. This experience and knowledge were pivotal to understanding the complexities of finance for his clients today.  

In 2019, Steve made the transition from the corporate world to personal finance. He took over Blakeman & Associates, a family practice with 40 years of experience in the valley. Steve takes a holistic, personalized approach to creating long-term, meaningful relationships with clients that span across multiple generations.

His way of doing business has earned him recognition in the finance industry. Steve was named a Forbes Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisor Best in State in 2022. 

Outside of business, Steve’s passions include time with family, volunteering with Junior Achievement, and being outdoors. Steve and his college sweetheart, Danielle, have three children— Kyla, Hayden, and Carter—who keep them both very busy. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling, camping, and sports.

Jenny Van Der Werf

Office Manager

Jenny joined Five Point Wealth in September 2020 as the office manager. She brings more than 15 years of experience in a variety of roles, one of which was running her own company. Prior to joining the team, she spent three years as the office manager at a local Edward Jones office. Her unique experience allows her the skills needed to provide a high level of customer service and build strong relationships with our clients. No matter the field, customer service has been a huge part of her work because she is passionate about serving people and getting to know them. 

Jenny is an Arizona native and lives in North Phoenix with her 12-year-old son and their dog, Kara. When she’s not at the office, she’s usually traveling with the family, sewing or crafting, or reading a good book. Other interests include volunteering, participating with her son’s Boy Scout troop, and playing board games with friends.

Denise Hintze

Team Support Administrative Assistant

Denise joined Five Point Wealth (formerly Blakeman and Associates) in January 2015 and works as our team support administrative assistant. She brings more than 35 years of office professionalism and customer service, including 15 years in the financial industry. She appreciates the family-like feel at the office and feels blessed to work with such amazing people who care so much for each other as well as our clients. 

Originally from a small town in Iowa, Denise moved to Arizona after college and met her husband, Pat. They have been married for 29 years and have raised three beautiful daughters. When the girls were little, she enjoyed being involved for eight years with the Girl Scouts as a leader and cookie mom. Now that they are empty-nesters, she enjoys hiking, board games, happy hours, and spending weekends on a front deck in Forest Lakes. Pat is a native of Arizona and one of 10 kids, resulting in 37 nieces and nephews, 43 great-nieces and great-nephews, plus seven on her side. So, if you are wondering if Denise is related to (fill in the blank) Hintze, she probably is.

Advisory Board

Keith and Mary formed Blakeman and Associates Inc., a wealth management firm, in 1999. After serving clients for more than two decades, they sold the practice in August 2020 to Steve Deacon. They served as senior consultants to Five Point Wealth Advisors through July 2021. Now that they are fully retired, you will find them taking road trips across the country, volunteering, and spending quality time with their family. Keith and Mary will always be a part of the Five Point Wealth family.