Our dynamic team helps you build and protect what is yours for generations to come.

We have a deeply rooted legacy of bright, talented people that extends several decades. We care about each other, our clients, and our collective community.

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Our Story

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Purus was born through the collaborative effort of individuals who saw a need to do things differently. Against this backdrop, we envisioned a new kind of wealth management company, one that places a high value on providing clear, simple solutions to address today's complex financial challenges. A company with a clear focus on clients, openness, and pure intentions. The result: Purus Wealth Management and the creation of our CLEAR Purpose Approach.

In 2015, Mark, Bonnie, John, Laura, Lauren, and Tiffany began Purus Wealth Management and witnessed this vision begin to come to life. The decades already spent working together created the solid foundation that Purus thrives on to this day. Our team has grown over the years to include many invaluable members who lend their heart and expertise daily to best partner with our clients and embrace our vision. We value hard work and are fortunate to also enjoy quality time together away from the office. This unique relationship extends to many of our long-time clients who are now part of the Purus family.

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Our Team

Mark C. Larsen, CFP®, CMFC®
CEO / Founding Principal

After many years in the financial industry, working for other companies, Mark had a vision to start his own company. One with the transparency to allow him to pursue his passion for helping individuals and their families manage their wealth and achieve their financial goals—and, as a result, their life’s ambitions. In 2015, Mark fulfilled his vision and started Purus Wealth Management. With an enthusiasm for and belief in the financial and investment planning process, Mark has an uncanny ability to zero in on—and deliver—solutions crafted specifically for each client.

Mark’s career in the financial services industry began in 1987. Throughout the years, in addition to the role of Investment Advisor, Mark has served in various leadership and management roles. Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional as well as a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor℠. Mark also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Waymakers. This Orange County, non-profit organization provides services to victims of crimes and strives to divert at-risk youth from the juvenile justice system. Mark is from Southern California and loves the outdoor sports that So Cal affords: golfing, fishing, snow skiing, hiking, dirt bikes, 4 wheeling, just to mention a few. And, although he has beached his surfboard for the most part at this point in his life, he still loves getting out there to give it a try occasionally.

Bonnie L. Larsen, AIF®
CCO / Managing Director / Founding Principal

Bonnie started her career in information technology in the semiconductor industry where she served in many capacities including Computer Programmer, IT Manager, Marketing Director, and several roles in leadership. In 2005, Bonnie took her extensive operational, technology, and management skills and joined the financial services industry.

In 2015 she co-founded Purus Wealth Management and currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director. Bonnie is an Orange County native and enjoys many outdoor activities including golfing, snow skiing, camping, fishing, hiking and dirt vehicles, just to name a few. She is also an accomplished Scottish Highland dancer and teacher. A couple of her prized accomplishments include backpacking the entire 211 miles of the John Muir Trail and climbing Half Dome in Yosemite.

John D. Morreale, CFP®, CMFC®
Investment Advisor / Founding Principal

John has over three decades of experience as a licensed financial advisor. His comprehensive approach to planning involves working closely with his clients to uncover the “why” behind building and protecting their wealth. His breadth of experience supports his belief in the importance of a cohesive financial plan that often involves working with other professionals, including CPAs, trust attorneys and insurance specialists.

John attended California State University, San Diego, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional as well as a Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor℠. John and his wonderful wife, Anne, are the proud parents of three thriving adults. When John is not working, he loves spending time with his large, extended family. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and off-roading on his motorcycle in the beautiful California deserts in the winter and the Sierra Nevada in the summer.

Laura E. Sillen, AIF®
Investment Advisor / Founding Principal

Laura applies her background, knowledge, and experience to construct an open and honest line of communication with her clients, which she feels is key to a successful relationship. Laura’s career in the financial services industry began in 2005, and, since then, she has developed a strong foundation in investment management and client support. She prides herself in her ability to build personalized, holistic investment strategies that are grounded in long term fundamentals with adjustments for today’s markets. The implementation of such strategies helps her clients reach their personal and financial goals and objectives.

She also serves as a member of the Purus Investment Committee and is lead coordinator for the firm’s financial planning and risk management services (under Purus Insurance Services). Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer affairs from California State University, Long Beach. Laura earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation in 2016. The AIF® Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. When not working hard for her clients, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. In the past year, Laura has started playing tennis, which she really enjoys. She also practices Pilates and she is supposed to learn how to golf, but we’ll keep you posted on that!

Lauren A. Rivera, AIF®
Director of Client Services / Operations

A core focus at Purus is providing exceptional service throughout our client relationships and Lauren concentrates her efforts on aligning the inner workings of the firm with this objective at the forefront of the daily operations.

Lauren entered the financial services industry in 2007, where she became a licensed Advisor Associate. Lauren is an original member of Purus since its establishment in 2015. Many of her years with Purus were in a Relationship Manager role, working extensively with clients and their unique needs. This provided her with the experience needed for her current role. In an ongoing effort to develop her understanding of the industry, Lauren earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) Designation in 2023. The AIF® Designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility, the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care and demonstrates understanding of the Prudent Practices® and methodology. Lauren grew up in Orange County and graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She and her husband have two loveable, active daughters. When Lauren is not busy enjoying activities with her family, she appreciates being able to work out, cook, complete DIY projects and do mostly anything outdoors.

Christi A. Hyatt
Director of Client Experience / Business Development

Christi is responsible for designing and implementing marketing and communication strategies that showcase Purus’ organic growth and multi-generational services, as well as the firm’s dynamic culture and client experience.

Christi has previously held senior leadership roles at Waddell & Reed, Inc., and Washington Mutual. With over 35 years in the financial services industry, Christi has grown her passion for helping people reach their financial goals and lifetime dreams. In her role, she lends her abilities towards the efforts to create a memorable client experience by taking the values the firm was built on and partnering them with all the things that are most important to each of our clients. Christi lives locally in San Clemente where she spends her free time enjoying the sun and sand of the beautiful California beach alongside her amazing husband and adult twins. She loves paddleboarding & taking in a good vintage market on the weekends.

Tiffany W. Nekritz
Relationship Manager / Specialized Services

As a Relationship Manager, Tiffany supports a team of highly experienced investment advisors in all aspects of the business. With her passion for specialized financial services, Tiffany carefully guides clients through a vast range of cases from complex transfers to multifaceted estate distributions and everything in between. This expertise makes Tiffany an invaluable member of the Purus Wealth Management team.

Tiffany is an original member of Purus Wealth Management. Her interest in the financial industry began while attending California State University, Fullerton. After graduating in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, she began working at Washington Mutual, gaining knowledge and experience in the industry. Tiffany and her husband have three children, and she currently enjoys guiding them through their various stages of life. In her spare time, Tiffany is devoted to coaching competitive softball. She strives to support student athletes in achieving their dreams to play at the collegiate level.

Hannah D. Morreale
Operations Specialist / Digital Concierge

Hannah joined Purus in 2019 and works as our Operations Specialist. She assists in streamlining and modernizing our processes through new technology and services. As a spreadsheet enthusiast and formula wizard, she assists in running the back end of the firm and maintains our data integrity.

Her favorite activity is bringing concepts to reality and leveraging new, powerful tools to do so. Hannah also works as our Digital Concierge, assisting clients and team members with electronic requests and access to our suite of digital services. Before joining our team, Hannah spent 10 years managing fast-paced retail in the beautiful state of Hawai’i, where she learned exceptional customer service, operational excellence, and the Aloha Spirit. Although she was sad to leave the islands and her friends, she is happy to be back on the mainland with the rest of her family. Insatiably curious and a voracious reader, Hannah’s interests outside of work are broad and eclectic. Her current fascination is the history of science and mathematics. She shares her home and heart with an old dog and a polite snake. When she is not practicing the venerable arts of crochet and knitting, you can find her playing video games or chasing after her niece and nephew. Hannah is working on her bachelor’s in Anthropology and is a commissioned Notary Public that serves the office and our clients.

Carolyn Young
Operations Associate / Operational Support

Carolyn’s experience providing dedicated operational support makes her a perfect fit here at Purus Wealth Management. She is accustomed to serving as the front office point of contact. Whenever you call the office, chances are that you will be greeted by her friendly and cheerful attitude to provide personal service to our clients.

Carolyn was in her previous role at Wells Fargo Asset Management for 9 years and is happily married to her husband, Alex. She has two children and two grandchildren, with whom she loves spending time. Away from the office, she enjoys fishing and being on the water.

Kayley McIntyre
Operations Associate

Kayley brings her unique ability to think outside the box and craft innovative solutions in her role as an Operations Associate. With a background in cosmetology, Kayley learned that the client should always be at the heart of her work.

Her passion for nurturing relationships along with her warm and welcoming demeanor is a seamless transition from her previous role and makes her a perfect fit for the PWM CLEAR Purpose Approach to client service. In her free time, Kayley seeks excitement as well as relaxation. She enjoys off-roading adventures, refining her golf swing on the course, and seeking rejuvenation by the river. She actively pursues new experiences with a sprinkle of adventure.

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