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About Us

We help you identify your goals and provide clear guidance on how to achieve them. For most of our clients this involves buying a house, paying for your child’s education, or saving for a well-deserved retirement. No matter the goal, we are here to support you. We’ll help you build a solid financial foundation so you can live the life you want with confidence.

Working With Us

We are a heart-felt, boutique firm in The Woodlands, TX with a large firm backing offering personalized support for our clients. We build relationships with those we serve, so we fully understand you, your wants, wishes and goals. We want to know what is important to you and help you achieve it. We also believe in using technology to best meet our clients’ needs. We use an integrated wealth management tool as well as financial and investment reporting systems with easy to read, simple reports.

Choosing a financial planner is an important decision.

Personalized attention from a heart-felt boutique firm.

Meet The Team

Denise has over 25 years of experience in financial planning, investment positioning, and income strategies.

Denise French

Denise founded French Financial Group in 2012. Prior to French Financial Group, Denise worked as an executive for large investment, mutual fund, and insurance firms. She has over 25 years of experience in financial planning, investment positioning, and income strategies. She provides full-service financial planning, investment placement and insurance as an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) under French Financial Group. Denise is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC). Denise has passed the Series 66, Series 65, Series 7, Series 6 and Series 63 securities exams, is a licensed health and insurance agent for the State of Texas and works as a fiduciary level, fee only advisor.

In addition, Denise founded Divorce Strategies Group in 2014. Divorce Strategies Group was incepted because of her own ugly divorce in 2007. Denise specializes in helping people transition from married to single and do so with confidence and financial security.

Denise is a Certified Valuation Analyst ® (CVA), a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF®), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), an experienced Family and Child Custody Mediator and trained as a Collaborative Law Financial Expert. Denise focuses on the areas of divorce finance, divorce tax, separate property tracing, executive compensation in divorce, pension plans and helping clients in general with their finances before, during and after divorce.

No matter what your life circumstance, Denise strives to help you achieve financial freedom, restore order where necessary and help you achieve specific quality of life goals.

Melissa Provence

Melissa Provence joined French Financial Group in 2018 as our Director of Operations. She walked through the process of finding financial peace of mind and building an investment portfolio after her own divorce. Today, she is passionate about helping others grow emotionally and mentally strong – especially after divorce. Melissa is the mother of 3 school age children and lives in Montgomery, TX. She has found a new path after her divorce and a new career. She has also recently remarried.

Anthony Cardenas

Anthony Cardenas joined French Financial Group as a Portfolio Manager in 2021. Anthony started his career as an investment analyst at a boutique hedge fund in 2017, where he primarily researched companies in the defense & aerospace industry and oversaw a team of junior analysts. His research covered areas such as financial statement analysis, M&A activity, geopolitics and international monetary policy. Prior to joining DSG In 2021, Anthony was the Head of Operations for a fund manager based in Greenwich, CT and previously worked as a strategy associate for a laboratory equipment manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He obtained his MBA from Pepperdine University in 2018 and received an undergraduate degree in Political Science at UC Davis in 2013.


1095 Evergreen Circle
Suite 200
The Woodlands TX 77380

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