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Why We Work

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Our team approach adds perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Meet Our People

Meet the Linea Private Wealth Management Team

Howard N. Katz, CFP®

Managing Partner



Howard is a Founding Partner of Linea Private Wealth Management. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP®) with more than 20 years of experience, Howard places great emphasis on understanding client objectives and concerns. As he often says, “if you ask the right questions, the path forward rises up to meet you.”

Howard then explains, in clear and understandable terms, how you are currently positioned relative to those goals. And works in partnership, with your other advisors, to develop a comprehensive plan for to pursue your financial objectives and addressing your concerns moving forward.

Another often heard quote from Howard is, “Any job worth doing, is a job worth doing right.” This speaks to our strong emphasis on executing your plans. Once your Linea roadmap® has been developed, it’s all about getting things done.

Prior to founding Linea Private Wealth Management, Howard spent 20 years at his prior firm as a Comprehensive Financial Planner (15 of those with his business partner, Justin). As a Financial Planner, then and now, he specializes in the design and implementation of comprehensive financial plans, with a focus on estate planning, retirement planning, and business succession planning. Over time he has developed specialized expertise in family philanthropy, charitable giving, and strategies designed to help families pursue multigenerational legacy planning. Howard’s client base includes successful families, business owners and single women, among others.

After losing his father at a young age, Howard quickly came to understand the important role income protection strategies play in helping families maintain their lifestyle and pursue tomorrow’s goals. So, a key area of focus over the years for Howard has been helping clients, and other advisors, understand the complexities of life insurance, hybrid long term care and disability income insurance. He credits his personal experience with igniting a passion for family financial planning and risk management, which ultimately led him, and his team, to develop the firm’s comprehensive family-wealth process: the Linea roadmap®.

Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1992, and his CFP® certification in 1998. He is active in a number of professional associations, boards, and community organizations, including the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Integrated Financial Group’s Advisory Board, Atlanta Jewish Foundation (Board Chairman, 2018 -2020); Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (board member); and the Georgia Planned Giving Council, where he is Past-President.

Howard and his wife Linda live near the square in Roswell, Georgia with their two daughters. Howard and the girls are very proud of Linda, who recently earned her Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) certification. As a volunteer advocating for children within the foster care system, Linda helps to ensure safe and healthy environments for children as they navigate the foster care system.



Justin A. Davidson, AWMA®




Justin, a co-founder of Linea Private Wealth Management, is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®)* with more than two decades helping individuals, families and business owners develop personalized strategies to pursue their long-term financial and retirement goals. His primary focus is overseeing and managing the firm’s Investment Processes and Platforms.

Justin has a passion for helping our clients plan their financial paths, assisting them in anticipating obstacles and overcoming challenges as their circumstances and the financial markets change over time. Using the firm’s proprietary Linea roadmap® process, Justin helps clients map out a personalized path to the future they desire, providing advice and guidance in important areas from income protection and risk management, to retirement, education, and investment planning.

Justin began his career in the financial services industry after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1998, where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Before launching Linea Private Wealth Management, he practiced as a fee-based financial planner for Lincoln Financial Advisors. Justin was recognized as a Five Star Professional Wealth Manager in Atlanta magazine in 2017.**

Justin and his wife, Samantha, live in Acworth, Georgia, with their two young daughters.






*Individuals who hold the AWMA® designation have completed a course of study encompassing wealth strategies, equity-based compensation plans, tax reduction alternatives, and asset protection alternatives. Additionally, individuals must pass an end-of-course examination that tests their ability to synthesize complex concepts and apply theoretical concepts to real-life situations, and must adhere to strict standards of professional conduct.
**Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers. 1-906442

Anne Jacobs, FPQP™

Director of Client Relations



Anne brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role as Director of Client Relations for Linea Private Wealth Management. She began working with Howard Katz, CFP®, and Justin Davidson, AWMA®, when she moved to Georgia with her family in 2007.

Over the course of her career, she has developed expertise in operations, compliance, marketing, human resources and client relationship management. Her proficiency across all aspects of operations management, quality control and client care help to ensure a smooth, efficient and enjoyable experience for the firm’s clients and team members. She also oversees the firm’s marketing and communication efforts, including client communications, website updates, social media activities, and the organization of client events.

Anne graduated from Western New England University in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA). Later, she earned her Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™) designation from the College of Financial Planning.

Anne and her college sweetheart, Mike, have been married for more than 25 years and have a grown son and daughter. The family—including their three “spoiled rotten” Doodles—reside in Smyrna, Georgia, where Anne enjoys working out regularly, especially cycling, and running.


Angie Noel

Insurance Coordinator



Angie has worked in the financial services industry since 1984 and began working with Linea Private Wealth Management co-founder Howard Katz, CFP, in 1999. She brings more than two decades of experience in life insurance underwriting, helping to ensure a smooth and efficient experience that seeks to balance clients’ coverage needs with their budget goals.

Angie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and lives with her husband, Kin, in Douglasville, Georgia. They have three grown children and are the proud grandparents of two granddaughters and twin grandsons. She and her husband enjoy hiking, walking, participating in charity events such as the Relay for Life and the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and traveling throughout the country. She also supports Sweetwater Missions and is active in the Breast Friends Forever (BFF) Breast Cancer Support Group, which helps breast cancer survivors come together to receive and give emotional and psychological support to one another.

Jacob Lammie

Operations Associate



Jacob joined the Linea Private Wealth Management team in 2018, as an Operations Associate. He plays a critical role in building and maintaining the firm’s internal processes, including client on-boarding and the facilitation of client requests and inquiries. Jacob manages client account documentation, including new account set-up on our proprietary financial planning system, helping to ensure an exceptional experience for the firm’s clients and team members.

Jacob obtained a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance from Kennesaw State University. Jacob along with his wife Heather, and their Husky, Milo, live in Roswell, Georgia. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, vegetable gardening, and cooking.

Strategic Partners- Integrated Financial Group

Our Strategic Partners within Integrated Financial Group, includes a team of diverse professionals that support us with their expertise and perspective.

Don Patrick

CO-CEO and President


Land Bridgers

Co-Chief Operating Officer


Ron Wrenn

Chief Compliance Officer


Crystal Epstein

Director of Trading Operations | Director of Investments Compliance Principal


Karen Cooke

Director of Operations


Laura Stone

Assistant Operations Manager


*Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers.