Ron Rubin, CPA

President, Vice Chairman and Chief Culture Officer

Bethesda, MD | Easton, MD | Naples, FL
Focus Areas

Wealth Advisory, Tax Planning, Business Management
Media Spokesperson
Inspirational Leader

Client Specialty

Business Owners
Family Enterprise


Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019-2022; Washingtonian’s Best Financial Advisers, 2018-2020, Leadership Montgomery Selects Ron Rubin for Class of 2018


Montgomery Hospice (Former Board Member, Investment Committee, Chair);
Starlight Children’s Foundation (Former Board Member, Executive Committee Member);
The Boomer Esiason Foundation (Board Member, Treasurer, Executive Committee Member);
Dan Jansen Foundation (Board Member, Executive Committee Member)

Ron Rubin is the President, Vice-Chair and Chief Culture Officer of The Colony Group. For over 30 years, Ron has endeavored to expand his innovative wealth management and tax advisory services to meet the diverse and changing needs of his clients—from initially providing high-end tax and financial planning services to including a more expansive wealth management offering with investment management, family office services and financial management for businesses and non-profit organizations.

Ron founded Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management, a boutique wealth management firm based in Bethesda, MD in 1996, where he built a culture of inclusion and opportunity that was recognized as a Best Place to Work in Washington, D.C. Over the years, Ron attracted other dedicated financial professionals with a similar philosophy of providing clients with exceptional expertise and service. To continue this rich tradition, he and his Bridgewater Wealth partners merged with The Colony Group at the beginning of 2018.

As the firm’s Chief Cultural Officer, Ron draws on his training as a Certified Conscious Leadership Coach to cultivate an open, inclusive and trusting work environment through conscious team building. He is personally committed to the enrichment of the professional and personal lives of everyone at The Colony Group, and through them, to our clients.

Ron is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is a founding board member, treasurer of The Boomer Esiason Foundation. Ron is on the board of Montgomery Hospice and serves as Chair of their Investment Committee. He is also a member of the board of trustees for Kol Shalom.

When he’s not working, Ron enjoys being with his family, music, golf, meditation and yoga.



Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors criteria (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023): Based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data, including years of experience, revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, client retention, best practices, and approach to working with clients. The following advisors received this recognition: Liz Talbot (2023), Richard Steinberg (2019-2021), Ron Rubin (2018, 2020), Craig Jones (2019-2022), Jeremy Kuhlen (2019-2020), and Max Haspel (2020-2023). Ron Rubin’s 2018 recognition was based on information submitted by Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management prior to its merger into The Colony Group on January 1, 2018. Best-in-State Next-Generation: Chris Johnson (2023).

Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers criteria: Award recipients were primarily chosen based on the strength of recommendations gathered from the surveys. Ron Rubin was recognized from 2016 to 2019, and Shellie Kurek Peters was recognized in 2019. Ron’s recognitions for 2016 and 2017 were from his employment at Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management and prior to its merger into The Colony Group in 2018.


Published Insights

13 Colony Group Advisors Named Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2024 by Forbes

Congratulations to the following Colony Group team members for being named to Forbes’ 2024 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List:  Debra Brede, Principal and Senior Wealth Advisor, D.K. Brede Investment Management...

2023 Curated by Colony Live Well and Thrive Webinar: Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences – Webinar Recording

Curated by Colony spoke to adventure travel provider, Epic Private Journeys, about life-changing travel experiences and adventures you don’t want to miss. From gorilla trekking in Uganda to guided...

Forbes and SHOOK Research Again Recognize Multiple Colony Group Wealth Advisors as 2022 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

The Colony Group is pleased to announce that four of its wealth advisors are recognized on the 2022 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list, developed by SHOOK Research. The advisors...

Rethinking ‘Team’ In The Business World

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Forbes 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors Includes 5 Colony Group Wealth Advisors

Forbes has recognized five of The Colony Group’s Wealth Advisors in their 2021 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. Colorado – Craig Jones, JD, MBA, CPWA®, Senior Wealth Advisor, Managing Director,...

How to Live and Lead on Purpose Through Conscious Leadership – Webinar Recording

With our familiar work and life routines disrupted by the pandemic, many people are taking this time to reexamine and reboot their lives and careers. In our latest Live Well...

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Some of the most popular video games of all time allow “players” to insert themselves virtually into a legendary rock band, assume the role of a band member, and...

Forbes 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors Includes 5 Colony Group Wealth Advisors

Forbes has recognized five of The Colony Group’s Wealth Advisors in their 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. Colorado – Craig Jones, JD, MBA, CPWA®, Managing Director, Rocky Mountain Region...

Ron Rubin Named to Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors’ List

Ron Rubin, President, Vice Chairman, and Chief Culture Officer of The Colony Group was ranked #7 out of 99 advisors in Maryland who were named to the Forbes Best-In-State...

What They’re Not Telling You About Qualified Opportunity Funds

One of today’s hottest tax topics is the relatively new concept of “qualified opportunity zones,” created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) at the end of 2017....

Can I expect more than financial advice from my financial advisor?

Thirty years ago, the term financial advice commonly referred to a limited subset of services, with an emphasis on investment management. Over the interim years, more advisors expanded to...

Effortlessness: Working And Living In Your Zone Of Genius

As appeared in Financial Advisor Magazine. Highly successful people, when interviewed, often say the same thing about their jobs: They don’t see them as “work.” When the most gifted...

Mindful Culture: Create It or It Creates You

Culture is an overused buzzword these days! Learn how we intentionally created an open and supportive...

Leadership Montgomery Selects Ron Rubin for Class of 2018

Ron Rubin, CEO & Managing Partner of Bridgewater Wealth & Financial Management in Bethesda, MD has been selected to join the 2018 Core Class of Leadership Montgomery. A nonprofit,...

Ron Rubin Talks Retirement Planning on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington

Ron Rubin, CEO of Bridgewater Wealth, sat down with WJLA's Veronica Johnson to talk about retirement dos and...

Reset Your Retirement Reality – What To Do Now That You Are 50

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